Community Engagement Coordinator

Friends of the Dallas Public Library
February 5, 2024
1515 Young Street, 7th Floor, Dallas, TX
Job Type
Salary Range
$45,000 DOE


Friends of the Dallas Public Library (FoDPL) is seeking a dynamic and savvy Community Engagement Coordinator to play a key role in our organization's mission to support the Dallas Public Library. This position goes beyond traditional community relations, requiring a candidate with excellent communication skills, a passion for community engagement, and the ability to coordinate various events and initiatives.

This individual will be strategic, motivated, and a detail-oriented team player with experience in philanthropic membership programs, event management and operations. If you are an adaptive problem solver and are passionate about contributing to the success of a mission-driven organization, FoDPL wants to talk to you about joining our development team.


Ensure Mission and Goals

  • Learn and then demonstrate a deep understanding and passion for the organization's mission.
  • Foster collaborative relationships within the team and with partners to achieve organizational objectives.
  • Uphold professionalism, personal integrity, and a commitment to excellence while staying informed about relevant issues in the library sectors and the broader economy.

Coordinate FoDPL’s Membership Program including Member Outreach and Member Communications

  • Maintain accurate member data and files using DonorPerfect CRM and other tools.
  • Process membership applications, oversee recruitment, and handle renewal appeals.
  • Track and report key metrics for membership growth to inform engagement strategies.
  • Develop and coordinate member service programs and manage vendor relationships.
  • Serve as central points of contact for members and partners, representing FoDPL at key events and orienting new members.
  • Communicate membership value and benefits through website, social media and email communications.
  • Lead member recruitment campaigns and cultivate relationships with sponsors.
  • Collaborate with staff and board to produce compelling content for mass and individualized communications.
  • Conduct biannual membership surveys to gather feedback and adapt stewardship programs as needed.

Event Coordination

  • Manage RSVPs and prepare event acknowledgment correspondence.
  • Assist with mailing production, including invitations and other materials.
  • Provide administrative support for meetings and events to ensure smooth operations.
  • Organize and manage event supplies inventory, including tableware, nametags, decor, and giveaways.
  • Promote events on social media platforms for maximum outreach.
  • Coordinate event logistics, budgeting, sponsorships, and volunteer committees for successful event planning and execution.


  • Serve as the staff expert on DonorPerfect Online to improve, monitor maintain and utilize the donor database to achieve objectives.
  • Work on special projects throughout the year as a member of the FoDPL team.
  • Represent the organization at events, including some travel.

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree preferred, with a minimum of three years of related experience in membership, fundraising, or special events.
  • Proven success in event management, sponsorship, marketing, public relations, and business relationship programs.
  • Strong customer service skills and ability to work effectively with diverse populations.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Office Suite including membership/development databases, with DonorPerfect experience as a plus.
  • Effective project management, time management, and organizational skills, with proficiency in Mail Merge and Excel formulas.

Application Instructions

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to

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