Regina Public Library

Development Associate, Development (02/24 - permanent, full-time)

Regina, SK, Canada Req #273 

Date Posted: Friday, January 5, 2024 

Libraries build community.

At RPL, we’re on a mission to provide Regina residents with opportunities to discover, learn, and connect in an inclusive, customer-centered, and safe environment — and we could use your help. 


Reporting to the Director of Development, the Development Associate will ensure that RPL is establishing, nurturing, and growing donor relationships that support the aspiration and purpose of RPL.

Working with the Director and developing relationships with RPL staff, the Associate will support the implementation of the fund development plan and achieving the associated goals, including promoting a culture of philanthropy at RPL in which all staff recognize the importance of donor relationships and their role in supporting them. The Associate will be responsible for identifying, qualifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding relationships with prospective donors, in all categories. 

Working with the Director, the Associate will be the writer of appeals, proposals, stewardship reports, newsletter articles, web content and social media posts. The Associate will grow and maintain a portfolio of RPL donors. 

They will also support the efforts of senior Library Administration and the Board in building RPL’s network of support. This involves prospect research and developing effective solicitation strategies as well as stewarding donors over the course of their relationship with RPL. 

This position will also be responsible for a variety of administrative functions, including management of the donor database, issuing receipts, creating and updating records and issuing the requisite reports. Additionally, the Associate will assist in the coordination of fundraising events and community outreach initiatives as prioritized in the fund development plan. 


1. Research and analyze individual donors and prospects to develop strategies for gift growth or acquisition.

2. Work with Director of Development in securing donations toward a major gift target through a  proactive contact and solicitation program. 

3. Work with the Director to develop and implement relationships management strategies and timetables for assigned prospects and donors. 

4. Prepare donor research profiles. 

5. Work collaboratively with the Director on following up with potential donors, maintaining prospect donor relations and ensuring appropriate post contact relations. 

6. Participate in Development’s overall planning and implementation processes with respect to achieving annual campaign targets and other team objectives aligned with identified fundraising priorities. 

7. Assist in developing and maintaining partnerships with the community. 

8. Maintain the database records of prospects and donors including records creation, updating, receipting, reporting and contact tracking. 

9. Perform administrative functions relating to highly confidential and/or sensitive information,    such as accepting donations. 

10. Compose, format, and process a variety of correspondence and documents (e.g. direct mail appeals, letters, memos, newsletter articles, notes, invitations, announcements, email messages).

11. Work with the Director and the Marketing and Communications team to organize fundraising activities and events in accordance with the fund development plan priorities. 

12. Other duties as assigned. 


1. Post-secondary degree, with two-three years of professional fundraising/development experience or similar experience, i.e., marketing and communications. 

2. Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to deal professionally and effectively with a wide range of contacts. 

3. Demonstrated excellent relationship management skills and experience managing a portfolio of donors. 4. Proven research, presentation, and reporting skills. 

5. Demonstrated knowledge of event planning. 

6. Demonstrate sound judgment in decision-making, analytical skills, and problem-solving ability. 7. Demonstrated ability to work independently, communicate at all levels with confidence and exercise sound judgment, tact, and confidentiality in relation to donors, volunteers, staff, and the general public. 

8. Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with the public, staff, external agencies, and to work as a member of a team. 

9. Available to work evenings and weekends, as needed. 

10. Demonstrated ability to work comfortably in an automated environment, with proficiency in Windows, MS Office (Word/Excel/PowerPoint/Outlook) and Internet applications. 

11. Working knowledge of the eTapestry donor database is an asset. 


Closing Date: January 15, 2024 

Competition #02/24 - Position #21044 

Regina Public Library is committed to an inclusive workplace that reflects the community that we serve. The Library welcomes applications from all qualified individuals. A satisfactory Criminal Record Check is a condition of employment. 

Other details 

Pay Type Salary  Min Hiring Rate $50,687.65 Max Hiring Rate $60,282.30