Annual Giving & Donor Engagement Associate

Hiring Organization Information

Organization Name: 
Pierce County Library

Position Information

Employment Type: 
Full time
Experience Level: 
Salary Range: 
Hiring Range: $60,881.60 - 70,574.40 per year
Job Category: 
Development | Fundraising
Organizational Overview: 

Come Partner With Us!


Join a Library engaged in community-driven services and that delivers an innovative and exciting future to the residents of the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

Pierce County Library is a premier library system in Washington State, with 20 libraries through the county. Our System is known throughout the United States for innovation, creativity, focused leadership, and development of internal talent.

Our mission is to bring the world of information and imagination to all people of our community. You can learn more about our system at

Diversity & Inclusion

Pierce County Library committed to the principles of diversity.  We strive to understand the needs of all people in our community. We treat all people with courtesy and respect and are welcoming and approachable.  We uphold the principles of intellectual freedom.

Pierce County Library System is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to fostering a diverse work environment. The Library values the diversity of both the public it serves and its skilled and knowledgeable employees. Employment related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class.

Pierce County Library System specifically seeks talented individuals to fill vacancies as they arise who demonstrate our Core Skills and Qualities and if leadership, our Leadership Competencies.

Role Responsibilities: 

Position Summary


Responsible for annual/regular giving fundraising efforts for the Pierce County Library Foundation; specializes in acquisition and retention of donors, increasing giving levels and stabilizing attrition levels; utilizes donor database to analyze giving segments; manages all elements of annual/regular campaign appeals; coordinates efforts with Development Assistant to ensure database accuracy & donor recognition; prepares accurate reports; and performs other related duties as assigned.

Reports to Foundation leadership.

Essential Functions

Class specifications are intended to provide a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by employee in the class. Specifications are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.


  • Monitors in coordination with appropriate Foundation staff, updates and maintenance of donor lists with emphasis on identification of emergent donors into increased giving levels; monitors and ensures accurate donor information.
  • Actively manages the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of all annual giving prospects/donors utilizing moves management principles.
  • Manages all aspects of annual/regular giving appeals; direct mail, email, social media platforms, text to give opportunities.
  • Tracks proposal status and fundraising progress.
  • Works with Director in establishing responsible and sustainable fundraising metrics and goals.
  • Works in conjunction with Director in creating, implementing, and evaluating strategies outlined in annual Development Plan.
  • Manages quarterly newsletter for the Foundation; coordinates with Marketing/Communication staff to establish timeline, and production of content.
  • Manages most aspects of Foundation events; includes cultivation and/or solicitation events, coordinating with appropriate Foundation staff per event.
  • Coordinates with other library departments in the completion of tasks as necessary, and in consultation with, Foundation Director.
  • Interacts and builds relationships with Foundation board members.
  • Delivers high-quality, customer-focused services.
  • Demonstrates punctuality and regular and consistent attendance.
  • Brings matters of public concern regarding waste, inefficiency, corruption, discrimination, and safety to the attention of Library Management.
  • Accurately communicates the Library’s policies to members of the public in all job-related contacts.
  • Positively reflects Pierce County Library’s mission, vision, and values to members of the public and to staff.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.


Core Skills & Qualities / Leadership Competencies

Employees are expected to demonstrate the following qualities at all times:

  • Customer Focus
  • Teamwork
  • Communications
  • Leadership
  • Problem Solving
  • Change and Learning
  • Positive Attitude
  • Professional Integrity
  • Diversity


Leaders are expected to demonstrate the following competencies at all times:

  • Builds Trustworthy Relationships
  • Communicates Effectively
  • Builds Successful Teams
  • Manages and Develops People
  • Achieves Results
  • Facilitates Innovation and Change
  • Demonstrates Leadership


  • Sick Leave
  • Medical, Dental, and Basic Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Vacation
  • State Retirement System
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employees have an opportunity to participate in the Tax Sheltered Annuity Program and the Deferred Compensation Program.
  • Additional life insurance for the employee and family is available through payroll deduction.
Candidate Qualifications: 

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

The employee is expected to perform or possess the following:


Minimum Requirements including Education, License or Certifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree, or education in Non-Profit Management, Fund Raising or a related field, and
  • Five (5) years fund raising; OR
  • Any combination of education and experience which would provide the required knowledge and skills and allows successful performance of the job.
  • A valid Washington State Driver’s License is required.
  • Must pass criminal background screening prior to hire.
  • The ability to work evenings and weekends and adapt to schedule changes.
  • Fundraising database (Blackbaud’s Raiser’s Edge & NXT) and records management principles.
  • Moves management fundraising and relationship development.
  • Marketing and communication principles.
  • Customer service standards and protocols.
  • Working with a donor database to identify, solicit, and steward annual/regular gifts.
  • Proven history in successful annual/regular giving fundraising.
  • Skilled written and verbal communication for successful fundraising marketing and results.
  • Using multiple business software applications including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and Blackbaud’s Raiser’s Edge & NXT.
  • Develop relationships which will become sustainable and potentially transformational for the organization.


Technology Requirements:


  • Ability to effectively navigate basic electronic record creation and storage (e.g. timecard/HRIS, performance review, network drive storage)
  • Use of basic office equipment (e.g. PC, printer, phone, fax, mouse, security alarm)
  • Basic keyboard and alpha/numeric data entry skills
  • Basic PC navigation skills in a windows based environment; ability to connect and print
  • Ability to navigate, search and use basic web functions and applications
  • Intermediate MS Office Suite skills (e.g. Outlook, Word, Excel) to satisfactorily complete job responsibilities
  • Presentation Software
  • Search & Retrieval system experience or ability to work with Bibliographic data to satisfactorily complete job responsibilities


  • MOS Certification or equivalent in MS Office Suite

How to Apply

Application Instructions: 
Application Instructions & Requirements: In addition to completing the application, a cover letter and resume are required. To be considered for this position, please apply and submit required documentation through this site no later than 5:00 p.m. on closing date (above). Applications received after the deadline and resumes received without cover letter will not be considered.