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Position Title: Community Engagement Coordinator
Immediate Supervisor: Executive Administrator

The Community Engagement Coordinator will work in partnership with the Executive Administrator and Library Foundation staff to prepare, plan, and implement a comprehensive and innovative community outreach strategy that will significantly expand awareness of and philanthropic support for the Louisville Free Public Library (LFPL) and the Library Foundation through the creation of relationships with a broad range of individuals, corporations, foundations, and organizations.

Position Responsibilities

Event Planning and Attendance:

  • Plans, executes, and attends community events and outreach activities to increase community engagement and civic participation. Maintains pre and post event data and details.
  • Maintains a calendar of outreach activities including community and LFPL events where the Foundation should have representatives in attendance.
  • Plans and implements lunch and learn style events, one at each branch location, per year.
  • Plans and implements Café LOUIE events. Café LOUIE is an informal gathering hosted at each branch location during legislative session, where community members meet with elected officials to discuss local issues.
  • Outreach: Conduct outreach and manage relationships between city and state staff and departments, neighborhood groups, major employers, schools, public interest groups, and vendors to improve communication, build support and advocacy related to community engagement and civic participation.

Volunteer Management: Recruit, train, and manage volunteers for events and programs.

Meeting Management: Facilitate and organize meetings effectively.

Public Speaking: Give presentations to groups at community and LFPL or Foundation events.

Materials Management: Work closely with the Director of Communications to create materials for presentation, trainings, and events.

Collaboration: Maintain and build new stakeholder relationships by working collaboratively with Library Foundation donors and volunteers, Friends of the Library, Library Advisory Commission, LFPL staff and patrons, and local and state elected officials.

Position Expectations:

  • Responds to calls, emails, and other requests within a 24-hour timeframe.
  • Demonstrate a willingness and ability to work nights and weekends, as necessary.
  • Must possess a valid driver license and have reliable transportation to attend meetings and events.
  • Ability to manage multiple engagement projects simultaneously.
  • Will create and utilize best practices and performance measures related to community outreach, engagement, and civic participation.

Ability to interact effectively with a wide variety of people within the organization and the community and the ability to listen actively to others and use tact and diplomacy in sensitive situations.


  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred. Years of related experience at a highly responsible level may substitute for education.
  • Fluency in Spanish (written and spoken) preferred but not required.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Knowledge of all Microsoft Office products.
  • Outstanding organizational skills.
  • 3+ years of non-profit community engagement experience required.
  • Proven history of successful and innovative outreach, communication and relationship building, and volunteer recruitment with diverse populations.
  • Experienced in program and event planning, management, and evaluation; and can analyze situations and needs and develop sound recommendations.
  • Demonstrated ability to cultivate new relationships with individual and corporate stakeholders.
  • The ideal candidate will be professional, entrepreneurial, decisive, and will demonstrate a sense of optimism, creativity, ownership, and commitment. They will possess strong interpersonal skills in establishing successful working relationships.

Salary and Benefits

  • Salary: $45,000 to $50,000, commensurate with experience.
  • Generous benefits package including health insurance and a SEP IRA retirement account with 100% immediate vesting.

Note: This position description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions. It does
not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Interested parties are asked to submit a cover letter and resume by December 16, 2022 to Chandra Gordon, Executive Director:

The Louisville Free Public Library Foundation, a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization, was founded for the purpose of benefiting, promoting, supporting, and enhancing the programs and services of the Louisville Free Public Library. The position described above is not a Louisville Metro Government position. http://www.lfplfoundation.or

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