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Development Assistant

Part-time, In-person

The Montclair Public Library Foundation (MPLF) provides support, advocacy, and education for a strong public library in Montclair, NJ. MPLF is seeking a part-time Development Assistant to provide administrative support to the Executive Director and ensure smooth day-to-day operations of the Foundation.


The examples of duties and responsibilities below are intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed by the individual in this position, rather than an extensive list.

  • Process gifts and incoming funds in the eTapestry database
  • Issue acknowledgement letters and other correspondence in a timely manner
  • Produce fundraising reports, prospect lists, and mailing lists from the donor database.
  • Update donor records and maintain the eTapestry database
  • Assist with mailings, email outreach, communications, and other fundraising activities.
  • Provide logistical support for MPL Foundation meetings, events, and activities as needed.
  • Manage calendar of grant application and report due dates
  • Reconcile gifts and provide copies of financial statements to bookkeeper
  • Maintain files and digital and hard copy records in an organized system
  • Provide support for MPLF events
  • Other duties, as assigned


  • High level of computer proficiency, familiarity with MS Office applications
  • Adept at customer service, with a problem-solving approach
  • Strong interpersonal and written/verbal communication skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of privileged information
  • Excellent time management skills


  • Experience with fundraising/donor database software; eTapestry preferred
  • Two or more years of experience in an administrative support role
  • Interest in libraries, education, and/or public service
  • Familiarity with social media and/or website maintenance (WordPress) a plus

SALARY: $18.00 per hour for 15-18 hours per week.

SCHEDULE: Flexible within 9-5, Monday through Friday schedule. Occasional evening or weekend hours required.


TO APPLY: Email your cover letter and resume to

Mary Packer, Executive Director, at

 Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Questions can be emailed to  No phone calls please.