Director of Library Development
Position Type: Permanent Staff
Department: University Library - 550501
Appointment Type: EHRA Non-Faculty
Vacancy ID: NF0002948
Position Summary: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks an experienced, articulate and energetic individual to lead the University Library's advancement outreach and fundraising programs. The Director of Library Development is responsible for establishing the strategic direction and tactical implementation of activities in support of fundraising for the University Library. This position manages a staff of 5 FTE, including an Associate Director, Assistant Director, Business Services Coordinator, Public Communications Specialist, and Administrative Support Associate. This team plans, organizes and executes outreach and development activities, as well as the Library's public events program, gift reporting, acknowledgment, stewardship, donor relations, development communications and donor cultivation activities. The Director staffs the Vice Provost for University Libraries' work with select principal prospects and personally manages a portfolio of top prospects to cultivate and solicit major and principal gifts. The individual in this position will direct and supervise all fundraising activities including annual, capital, and planned gift programs, and manages the activities of the Friends of the Library board. Additionally, the Director is a member of the Library's Leadership Team and participates actively in overall strategic planning and leadership of the University Library. The University's overall development organization is managed collaboratively under the leadership of the University Development Office (UDO). The incumbent will work closely with the Libraries UDO liaison-the Executive Director of Development for Constituent Programs-on a dotted line reporting basis to ensure alignment between the Libraries development program and the overall university development organization.
Education Requirements: Bachelor's degree required.
Qualification and Experience: Bachelor's degree required. Demonstrated leadership skills and ability to think and plan strategically. Seven years of successful fundraising experience is required, preferably in academia, with demonstrated record of accomplishments with regard to major gifts. The candidate must have an enthusiasm for fundraising in a comprehensive research university setting and possess a demonstrated record of significant fundraising. The candidate needs exceptional interpersonal skills, high energy, drive, integrity, and sincerity. Exceptional written and oral communication skills are required. The candidate must have an ability to work efficiently on multiple assignments involving librarians, library staff, volunteers, and donors. Candidate needs to have a desire to work collegially within a goal-oriented fundraising organization. Willingness to travel is essential. Preferred: Preference for a candidate with knowledge of North Carolina and/or the University of North Carolina. Preference for a candidate with capital campaign experience in a research university setting.
Equal Opportunity Employer: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
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