Appointed as Special Projects Coordinator, New York Public Library


Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows

PhD field of study

PhD, History, Princeton University

Position Description

The New York Public Library (NYPL) is the most heavily used library system in the United States with over 27 million items borrowed and 45,000 programs offered last year alone. The Library’s neighborhood community libraries and research centers provide free and democratic access to their resources, services, programming, and exhibitions to more than 18 million people each year. With the goal of broadening the Library’s donor prospect pool to support certain areas of need and under the direction of the Director of Individual Giving, the Special Projects Coordinator develops creative cultivation and solicitation strategies for individual and institutional donors particularly for projects related to the research centers and the Library’s major literacy initiatives. Projects include: identifying prospective funding sources and preparing research for review and recommendation of strategy; assisting in stewardship and cultivation of donor and prospect relationships, including communications and coordination of written or other responses to requests for information; and assisting with the individual donor and prospect research process by identifying areas of wealth and propensity of support.