PT Development Associate


Development Associate (Part-Time)


The Westfield Memorial Library is seeking an energetic, creative, and team-oriented Development Associate to join the library in a part-time capacity. The successful applicant will have the demonstrated ability to solicit funding for a non-profit organization through annual fundraising campaigns and competitive grant opportunities.

The Development Associate will work closely with the Library Director, the Library Board’s Long-Range Planning Committee, and the Foundation Board.

Responsibilities May Include


Develop annual library fundraising campaigns.
Organize donor events.
Solicit current donors for increased contributions.
Network with potential donors.
Deliver reports on fundraising activities and progress.


Research, prepare, and submit proposals for relevant funding opportunities.
Follow all requirements and deadlines for grant applications.
Maintain a grants calendar to monitor progress.
Communicate with potential donors and institutional donors.
Write sponsorship packages.
Identify new funding opportunities.
Review potential grant opportunities with the Library Director and relevant Department Heads.


Strong communication and networking skills.
Exceptional research skills.
Prior experience in grant or proposal writing.
Experience with non-profit fundraising.
Proficiency with Microsoft 365 and other relevant computer software.


This is a part-time position with an approximate 20-hour work week. Scheduling is flexible, with approximately 75% of the work hours anticipated to be remote.

Educational Requirements

Requires a Bachelor’s degree in business administration, non-profit management, or other relevant field of study.

Compensation and Benefits

Starting hourly pay rate is $30.00.
Benefits include paid vacation, paid sick leave, and potential eligibility for enrollment in the DCRP (Defined Contribution Retirement Program).


Equal Opportunity Employer. Employees must comply with the “New Jersey First Act”.

To Apply

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to amcginley [at] Review of applications will begin immediately. Position will remain open until filled.