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Development Manager
Cataloging & Metadata Librarian


Development Manager

(posted 08/26/2016)

About the Mechanics’ Institute

Photograph of the staircase at the Mechanics' Institute building

The Mechanics’ Institute was created in 1854 and has become one of San Francisco’s enduring cultural institutions. The San Francisco Chronicle recently called the Mechanics’ Institute a “vibrant cultural oasis”, reflecting our new energy as a literary and cultural hub for the Bay Area. Located downtown, the Institute owns its building at 57 Post, has 4,800 members and serves individuals and families throughout the Bay Area, offering a world-class library, the oldest chess club in the United States, and a full calendar of engaging cultural events.

Position Description

We are seeking a Development Manager to join our team. Working with the Executive Director and Board leadership, the Development Manager is responsible for planning and implementing fund development strategies to achieve annual goals. The ideal candidate will promote the Mechanics’ Institute mission, demonstrate leadership and a commitment to fundraising, and have experience in the execution of capital campaigns. This career opportunity gives someone the chance to plan and build a fully-professional development program within a strong cultural institution.

Responsibilities include:

  • With the Executive Director and Board leadership, create and plan development strategies including specific annual and long-term goals
  • Develop and manage prospect lists and research as well as develop and execute targeted cultivation plans and solicitation strategies for a range of prospects (individual, corporate and foundation)
  • Establish solicitation priorities, prepare and provide support to staff, board members and volunteers for solicitations
  • Improve outreach to prospective donors, and stewardship of strong relationships with current donors
  • Work collaboratively with the Membership Office Manager to manage individual gift solicitation, tracking and acknowledgements
  • Manage the concept and writing of development related print and electronic collateral materials and coordinate their design and production
  • Provide staff leadership in development, planning, and implementation of cultivation and recognition events
  • Maintain clear and effective communication with the members of the leadership team and the Board of Trustees on development and strategic initiatives
  • Strengthen and grow bequests program, including personally identifying, cultivating, and soliciting prospects for bequests
  • Work with the Executive Director and other Board leadership to shape and refine the ways in which MI presents itself to internal and external supporters
  • Oversee acknowledgement of all campaign gifts and pledges, preparation of pledge payment reminders and pledge agreements and database entry
  • Maintain master development calendar to maximize cultivation and fundraising opportunities.

Leadership and Executive Director Support

Support the Executive Director in the execution of strategic initiatives and special projects
Work with the Executive Director to provide support and guidance to the Board of Directors
Fosters an environment of high performance, learning, teamwork, and cooperation throughout the organization

Compensation and Benefits

This is a full time exempt position
Salary is commensurate with experience
Comprehensive benefits package

To Apply

Send cover letter and resume to jobs@milibrary.org and include “Development Manager” in the subject line
Salary requirement (a range is fine)
Position will remain open until filled


Cataloging & Metadata Librarian

(posted 09/12/2016)

The Mechanics' Institute seeks a creative, energetic, team player who demonstrates a superior ability to multitask in both the technical and public services departments.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Creates or enhances original, complex, and copy cataloging of resources in all formats following national standards and local practices using III's Millennium ILS, OCLC Connexion, RDA, MARC, Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH), and Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC).
  • Uses OCLC's Connexion for original cataloging, searching for bibliographic records, holdings maintenance, and exporting bibliographic records.
  • Catalogs and classifies special projects that focus on targeted collection areas to improve access, or retrospective editing of existing items to meet current standards.
  • Is responsible for the creation and maintenance of non-MARC metadata.
  • Establishes and verifies name, title, subject authority entries in conjunction with OCLC and Library of Congress authority files.
  • Provides reference services and teaches library instruction classes.
  • Manages assigned areas of the Library collection.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited MLIS.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of MARC, RDA, AACR2, DDC, and LCSH.
  • Experience working with an ILS, preferably Millennium.
  • Experience working with OCLC Connexion and MarcEdit.
  • Familiarity with archives and archival standards such as EAD and DACS is a plus.
  • Excellent customer service aptitude and the ability to work both collaboratively and independently.
  • Commitment to professional development and staying current with trends and developments in cataloging, metadata and the library profession.

Compensation and Benefits:

  • This is a full time exempt position.
  • Salary is commensurate with experience.
  • Comprehensive benefits package.
  • Early career librarians are encouraged to apply.

To Apply:

  • Send cover letter and resume to jobs@milibrary.org and include "Cataloging & Metadata Librarian" in the subject line.
  • Position will remain open until filled. First review of applications to begin Monday, September 26.

About the Mechanics' Institute:

The Mechanics' Institute was created in 1854 and has become one of San Francisco's enduring cultural institutions. The San Francisco Chronicle recently called the Mechanics' Institute a "vibrant cultural oasis," reflecting our new energy as a literary and cultural hub for the Bay Area. Located downtown, the Institute owns its building at 57 Post, has 4,800 members and serves individuals and families throughout the Bay Area, offering a world-class library, the oldest chess club in the United States, and a full calendar of engaging cultural events.