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Fundraising & Public Relations Consultant

Posted: 07/18/2021

Northeast Kansas Library System (NEKLS) in Lawrence, KS, is hiring a Fundraising & Public Relations consultant to strengthen our member libraries’ capacity for fundraising and strategic engagement with various constituencies.  If you are a skilled communicator with fundraising experience ready to help libraries succeed, then this may be the job for you!
Under the supervision of the System Director, the Fundraising & Public Relations Consultant provides consulting to member libraries of the Northeast Kansas Library System (NEKLS), with an emphasis on library fundraising, public relations and advocacy.  Duties include consulting with member libraries on fundraising programs, capital campaigns, case statements, and Friends of the Library organizations; as well as consulting on public relations and advocacy, including effective storytelling and developing positive community relationships.  Provide training to library staff and library boards on fundraising, public relations and advocacy.  Partner with the Northeast Kansas Library Foundation (Foundation) on fundraising for targeted initiatives.  Participate in the development and provision of grantmaking programs by NEKLS and the Foundation.
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Excellent salary (commensurate with experience) and benefits package, including complete health, dental, and vision coverage (single and family), short-term and long-term disability insurance, and retirement benefits.  Position is open until filled.

Evaluation of applications will begin August 6, 2021 and will continue until position is filled.  Estimated start date is on or around September 13, 2021.

For questions, please contact Michael McDonald, NEKLS Director, at

Apply with cover letter, resume and a list of references by emailing Lisa Miller at  Please use the subject line “NEKLS Consultant Job Application.” NEKLS is an equal opportunity employer.


Job Type: Full Time

Salary Range: $50,000 - 74,999