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Employment

Welcome to the Newberry’s Employment Opportunities page. Positions for which the Newberry is currently accepting applications are listed below. Positions will remain posted until filled or until a sufficient pool of qualified candidates has been established.

Unless otherwise directed in the job posting, please send cover letter and résumé to the Human Resources Director. When emailing, please combine cover letter and résumé as one Word or PDF document and submit that document as an email attachment.

Human Resources Director
The Newberry Library
60 West Walton Street
Chicago, IL 60610-7324

Email: hr@newberry.org
Fax: (312) 255-3509

No phone calls please.

In addition to accepting résumés for current vacancies, we keep a file of general and specific inquiries regarding employment at the Newberry. General inquiries should include a preference of position, department and hours (part-time or full-time.) Résumés are kept on file for six months.

We thank you for your interest in employment opportunities at the Newberry.

The Newberry is an equal opportunity employer.

Current Opportunities

Director of Individual Giving

IT Support Technician

Web Manager and Developer

Director of Individual Giving

Department: Development

Summary: Reporting to the Vice President for Development, the Director of Individual Giving is responsible for the strategic development, execution, and leadership of a comprehensive mid-level gifts strategy with emphasis on gifts between $1,500 - $9,999. The Director will support successful current fundraising efforts, will work to increase their productivity and will develop new fundraising strategies and initiatives on an ongoing basis. The Director supervises one staff member.

Responsibilities:

Individual Giving

  • Be responsible for renewing and increasing the number of donors at the $1,500+ levels, and will be actively involved in fundraising via one-on-one, face-to-face donor solicitations;
  • Have a strong knowledge of best practices in individual fundraising, and a proven track record of closing five-figure gifts;
  • Play a key role in ensuring that the overall fundraising goals of the Library are achieved each year;
  • Achieve annual and long-term revenue goals in the area of individual giving as set by the Vice President for Development;
  • Recommend to the Vice President for Development annual revenue goals and associated fundraising expenses for mid-level giving;
  • Track and analyze year-to-date results on a regular basis and adjust forecasts/projections accordingly. Develop strategies for addressing any projected revenue shortfalls. Ensure adherence to approved expense budget;
  • Strive to maximize the capacity, productivity and cost effectiveness of fundraising efforts in the mid-level individual giving area.

Annual Fund

  • Responsible for hiring, supervising, professional development and evaluation of the Annual Giving Manager;
  • Work with the Annual Giving Manager to ensure the best possible use of data and use benchmarking and analytics to determine successful strategies;
  • Oversee the Annual Giving Manager’s stewardship, renewal, and growth of annual fund members at $1,499 and below;
  • Maintain the highest standards of professional and ethical conduct;
  • Continually develop expertise through active involvement with professional associations and by attending relevant seminars and professional development classes;
  • Represent the Development Office at Library events;
  • Engage in all other projects and activities needed for the achievement of departmental goals.

Qualifications:

  • An energetic self-starter with exemplary communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Substantial fundraising experience (three to five years) with a track record of achieving fundraising goals;
  • Demonstrated ability to work on several projects concurrently while achieving results;
  • Commitment to and/or experience in using benchmarking and analytical data;
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience;
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills;
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office;
  • Knowledge of The Raiser’s Edge fundraising software a plus.

Schedule: Full-time, exempt position, Monday through Friday with occasional mornings, evenings, and weekends for Library events or meetings.

Benefits: First year – health, dental, vision and group life insurance, fifteen vacation days, two personal days and paid holidays. After one year of service – twenty vacation days, long-term disability, long-term care, and retirement plan available.

Date Posted: September 21, 2017

Date Available: October 9, 2017

Web Manager and Developer

Department: Information Technology

Summary: The Web Manager and Developer will administer and maintain the infrastructure of all Newberry websites. This will include management of content, information architecture, and software updates. The Web Manager and Developer will also oversee the creation of new web services and the incorporation of new technologies, provide training in the use of the Content Management System, and work with others to coordinate and develop web content on a variety of hosted sites.

Responsibilities:

  • With the Director of IT, maintain the web services infrastructure;
  • Consider and make recommendations about website innovations and work with other staff, institutional partners, and web services vendors to implement changes;
  • Advise and assist the Director of Communications and Editorial Services in the use of Newberry social media sites to meet general communications objectives;
  • Work with the Director of Digital Initiatives and Services on the development of content and web services on externally hosted sites;
  • Coordinate the integration of Newberry web resources and promote standards representing institution-wide perspectives and goals;
  • Provide staff with the training, tools, and access to maintain Newberry websites;
  • Create new website and web applications as needed;
  • Assist staff in the development of website proposals.

Qualifications:

  • BA in information technology or related field;
  • Quick thinking, attention to detail, and a willingness to learn;
  • Professional attitude and clear communication skills;
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work with a wide range of staff;
  • Initiative to create and/or manage tasks and projects in a timely fashion;
  • Basic social media and information architecture experience;
  • Web development experience using HTML, CSS, and Javascript;
  • Ability with PHP and one or more other programming languages (Python, DotNet etc.);
  • Proficiency with Drupal, IID, Apache, and MySQL. Omeka and Scalar a plus.

Schedule: Full-time, 35 hours hours/week. Exempt position.

Benefits: First year – health, dental, vision and group life insurance, fifteen vacation days, two personal days and paid holidays. After one year of service – twenty vacation days, long-term disability, long-term care, and retirement plan available.

Date Posted: September 26, 2017

Date Available: November 27, 2017

IT Support Technician

Department: Information Technology

Summary: Reporting to the Information Technology Director, the Support Technician is an entry level position assisting in desktop support, computer deployment, and audio-visual operations.

Responsibilities:

  • Installation and maintenance of computers, printers, and network devices;
  • Desktop and network support of end users;
  • Maintenance and support of audio-visual equipment;
  • All other tasks or activities needed for the achievement of departmental goals.

Qualifications:

  • Strong knowledge of Windows operating systems;
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office 2010;
  • Knowledge of Windows networking;
  • Hands on experience with computer support and AV hardware;
  • Creative problem solving, strong documentation, and clear communication skills;
  • Experience with academic or cultural institutions preferred;
  • Physical strength, mobility, and endurance required for equipment installation and maintenance; ability to lift 40 pounds.

Schedule: Full Time, 35 hours per week as department requires; Non-exempt position.

Benefits: First year – health, dental, vision and group life insurance, ten vacation days, two personal days and paid holidays. After one year of service – fifteen vacation days, long-term disability, long-term care, and retirement plan available.

Date Posted: October 13, 2017

Date Available: Immediately