TCPLS Job Openings

Grant Writer/Special Programs Coordinator


The Special Programs Coordinator/Grant Writer works both independently and with Marketing Dept and management to create engaging and relevant library programs for the Thomas County Public Library System (TCPLS). Additionally, the Coordinator seeks out and applies for local, state and national grants in support of the library’s mission and Strategic Plan. Works closely with the Library Director and is expected to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

Special Programs Coordinator:

  • Develops programs, both internally and through outreach, designed to entertain, inform, engage and connect with the Thomas County community and surrounding areas.
  • Works closely with the Marketing Coordinator and related staff to insure events are marketed to reach maximum number of community members. Accomplished through flyers, event calendars, social media, newspapers, radio/television announcements and personal appearances.
  • Manages email traffic related to specific events, responding in a timely manner, with an emphasis on problem-resolution.
  • Assists with event registration, working with library staff, community partners and other planning teams.
  • Assists with maintaining and updating the TCPLS website and other social media outreach to community members.
  • Develops, requests, and manages departmental budget.
  • Organizes annual Staff Development Day for all TCPLS staff.
  • Additional Duties may be assigned, as needed, by the Director.
  • The incumbent is one of the “faces” of the Thomas County Public Library System and is expected to represent TCPLS in a highly professional manner at all times.

Grant Writer:

  • Researches, seeks out and applies for grants in support of the TCPLS mission, meeting deadlines and supplying appropriate level of information to insure maximum success rate.
  • Works closely with Library Director and Department managers to determine type and level of funding and feasibility of related grant opportunities.
  • Researches and writes reports for funding sources for the purpose of providing quality accounts to those sources of externally funded activities.
  • Maintains and increases knowledge and skills through attendance at meetings, conferences, training seminars and in-service training sessions for the purpose of supporting the needs of the library system.


The ideal candidate will have previous experience with community or school programming, grant writing and social media. Excellent communication and customer service skills, strong writing ability, and proven problem-solving skills are desired. The candidate will have experience in working with community members and non-profit organizations.

A four-year college degree is required. Application materials submitted without acknowledgement of a four-year degree will not be considered.


This is a full-time, salaried position with Georgia state retirement (TRS) and benefits; normal schedule is Monday through Friday from 9 am to 6 pm. Some evenings and weekends may be required to facilitate programs.


Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter and three professional references to outlining relevant experience and skills.

Materials may also be submitted via postal service to:

Trent Reynolds, Thomasville Library,

201 N. Madison Street, Thomasville, GA 31792

or dropped off at the above address in a sealed envelope. Cover letter MUST specify the position for which you are applying.

Closing date to submit applications is September 27, 2019.

Thomas County Public Library System is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.