Station North Tool Library Seeks Director of Development

The Station North Tool Library (SNTL) is a community-led tool lending library with a shared woodworking shop. We host more than 35 unique classes on home repair, tool safety, woodworking, and more. SNTL envisions a world in which all people have access to the tools and skills necessary to learn and create, where all people understand their capacity to do this, and are inspired and empowered to build, repair and shape their environments.

Our paid staff are program directors who make up the Direction Team, which guides the organization’s day-to-day operations in pursuit of SNTL’s vision. The SNTL community includes our 4,000 + class participants, 1,200 library members, and 38 volunteers, all of whom have a voice in the organization. We question traditional structures and hierarchy. We promote equity, preserve safe space for all people and are an equal opportunity employer. People of color and women are encouraged to apply.


The director of development leads resource development for SNTL and its programs such as the the shared workshop and class offerings. This includes establishing and maintaining donor relations, running special events to raise funds, and managing the annual fundraising campaign. This position communicates with and supports all programs within SNTL to enhance fundraising and service opportunities that contribute to the organization’s mission to empower all people through affordable access to tools, skills, and workspace.


  • Research, identify, and develop relationships with prospective donor members and those with capacity for significant gifts

  • Identify and pursue opportunities for corporate sponsorships and grants

  • Manage the organization’s budget and cash flow, and provide accurate and timely financial statements to the Direction Team, Resource Development Committee, and board

  • Maintain all aspects of relationship/contact management for key donors, including database management, recognition materials, and in-person and written communications

  • Work with the Direction Team on all marketing and media efforts, including material and message development

  • Review ways to earn more money through classes, membership, and other programs in order to keep SNTL as self-sustaining as possible

  • Recruit, coordinate, and empower volunteers to effectively and efficiently implement fundraising efforts, including annual fundraising events

  • Actively identify and recruit board and committee members to assist with fundraising and outreach

  • Oversee the upkeep and maintenance of the shared office space


  • At least two years’ experience in non-profit fundraising

  • Some experience in marketing and/or non-profit management

  • Comfort with databases, Excel, Google everything, and desktop publishing

  • Proven ability and willingness to ask directly for donations

  • Supreme communication capabilities and relationship-building skills

  • Flexibility, adaptability, and openness to change

  • Ability to work in a hectic environment and handle simultaneous tasks with interruptions

  • Valid driver’s license and access to use of a vehicle, car-share, or alternative transportation for organizational business as needed

  • Comfortable with dogs. A lot of dogs.    …. No really.


We value an equal pay structure for all program directors, which takes into account our unconventional work culture, environment, and benefits. The salary for 2018 is $52,000, and raises are granted each year based on budget allowance and individual and team performance in achieving annual goals.

Benefits include 5 weeks of paid time off (175 hours) plus some paid holidays. The library is closed during the Thanksgiving weekend, the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day, and the weekend of the annual staff and volunteer retreat. Group health insurance is offered by our fiscal sponsor and at least 75% of premiums are covered by SNTL.


The full-time work week is 35 hours, and each staff member schedules their own work time according to the demands of their job. A shortened work week that is self-scheduled is a benefit allowing paid staff the opportunity to cultivate a balanced life. Three of those weekly hours are spent in the library as a tool librarian or in the woodworking shop as a shop monitor. This enables all Direction Team members the opportunity to remain in touch with the community, members, volunteers, and organizational needs.

This position often requires work outside of traditional hours of employment. Since library hours and events are typically held during evenings and weekends, Direction Team members should expect to work during those times as needed.

TO APPLY: Please apply by February 8th using the following link: https://goo.gl/forms/6bEk3m6jLgNoum4o2 . Position will remain open until filled. No phone calls please. Ideal start date is March 15, 2018.