Executive Director of Advancement
Working Title: Executive Director of Advancement
Position Type: University Executive Staff
Department: University of Virginia Library
Posting Date: 05-25-2017
The Executive Director will be a member of the Library's leadership team and work directly with the Dean to develop strategic goals and fundraising priorities, which will include the renovation of Alderman Library as part of the University's Bicentennial Capital Campaign. He/she will lead the Library's Advancement team to engage prospects, to collaborate with faculty and staff within and beyond the Library, and to develop and implement cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship plans for annual giving, major gift solicitations, and other fundraising efforts. As a front-line fundraiser, the Executive Director for Advancement will develop and manage a portfolio of current and prospective major-gift level donors ($100K+) and move them towards giving levels that achieve annual and long-range fundraising goals of the University Library. The bicentennial celebrations will provide a unique opportunity to leverage the Library's singular role in documenting the University's history, and to engage donors in the opportunity to shape a new library for the University's third century.
The successful candidate will have at least four years of demonstrated success in fundraising, ideally in a higher education or library setting, and possess a high degree of initiative and creativity, the ability to lead and inspire others, and the skills to engage donors with a passion for stewarding scholarship and the cultural record.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Ability to develop relationships of trust and respect with donors and colleagues.
High level of personal and professional integrity, personal initiative, and an ability to work effectively with little supervision.
Ability to lead and mentor supervisees and balance individual accountability with team success.
Adaptable, agile and versatile, ability to accept diverse world view, value, politics and lifestyles exhibited by prospective donors and colleagues.
Ability to solve problems, adapt to changing context and navigate ambiguity.
Excellent verbal and written communication with attention to detail and appropriate documentation.
Ability to frequently travel domestically with overnight stays; and able to work some weekends and evenings.
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