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Director of Library Development
United States
Employment Type: Permanent Staff (EHRA NF)
Vacancy ID: NF0003143
Salary Range: 96,300 -150,000
Position Summary/Description:
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 and will direct and supervise all fundraising activities including annual, capital, and planned gift programs. In conjunction with the Vice Provost for University Libraries & University Librarian, the Board of Directors of the Friends of the Library, UNC’s Executive Director of Development for Constituent Programs, and in coordination with the University’s overall fundraising program, the Director is responsible for cultivating and leading efforts to work with individuals, corporations, and foundations to raise significant private funds for the University Library.
Reporting to the Vice Provost for University Libraries & University Librarian, the Director will provide leadership and management of the Library’s development team of two major gifts officers and three support staff. As a member of the Library Leadership Team, the Director participates actively in overall strategic planning and leadership of the University Library and will work to create a culture of philanthropy throughout the library and with the Friends of the Library Board. To be successful in this position, the Director will embrace and articulate the mission of the University Library; develop an extensive working knowledge of its campus libraries, departments, and operations; and create opportunities for prospects and donors to learn about how the University Library is the academic heart of the campus and plays an integral role in supporting the research enterprise, preserving the scholarly record, and facilitating student learning.
The Director leads the development team of 5 F.T.E. as they plan, organize, and execute outreach and development activities for the Library.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree
Demonstrated management and leadership skills as well as the ability to think, plan, and execute strategically.
Seven years of progressive fundraising experience, preferably in higher education or academic libraries, with demonstrated record of accomplishments with regard to major gifts.
Enthusiasm for fundraising in a comprehensive research university setting and a demonstrated record of significant fundraising.
Experience working in a highly matrixed, metrics-driven fundraising environment.
Exceptional interpersonal skills, high energy, flexibility, drive, and integrity.
Exceptional written and oral communication skills.
Ability to work efficiently on multiple assignments involving administrators, librarians, archivists, library staff, volunteers, and donors.
Ability to effectively establish objectives, priorities, and achieve individual and team goals.
Desire to work collegially within a goal-oriented fundraising organization.
Ability to travel and work evenings and weekends as needed.
Knowledge of libraries or background directly applicable to the library environment.
Knowledge of North Carolina and/or the University of North Carolina.
Capital campaign experience in a research university setting.
ALA-accredited master’s degree in library science.
Track record of working effectively with a Board.
AA/EEO Statement:
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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