1) Serves as the key staff resource to the University Librarian on all matters relating to Library fund raising and serves as the Libraryâ™s official liaison to the Universityâ™s Office of Development and Alumni Relations. Serves as the Libraryâ™s staff liaison to the Office of the Secretary of the Board of Trustees on matters involving the Library Council.
2) Plays a key role in raising awareness of Library both externally and internally, through planning and sponsoring high profile events.
3) Annually assesses the gift potential of the Libraryâ™s existing donor base and identifies and ranks individuals, foundations, corporations and other sources of private support for solicitation by the University Librarian and the Libraryâ™s development staff.
4) Assesses the feasibility of matching the Libraryâ™s needs with the philanthropic priorities of individuals, foundations, corporations and other sources of private support.
5) Prepares an annual development plan that delineates financial as well as strategic goals and activities for measuring outcomes.
6) Oversees and monitors the Library Development operational budget and the budget(s) of the Libraryâ™s key volunteer groups. Works closely with staff in the Libraryâ™s Budget and Human Resources Office to review, monitor and check income and expenditures.
7) Supports Library development staff members in establishing and maintaining cooperative relationships with individuals within the Library, the campus community, University Development and Alumni Relations, and with academic leadership.
8) Writes gift proposals and case statements and other relevant correspondence and/or supervises staff in preparing such documents for solicitation.
9) Builds and manages a portfolio of individual prospects which includes a departmental calling schedule, sharing those contact responsibilities with members of the Libraryâ™s development staff, as appropriate.
10) Executes Library Society meetings and speaker programs. Staffs the Library Society Chairman and oversees the execution of annual membership and endowment solicitations.
11) Oversees the gift acknowledgment process executed by development staff, to assure that all gifts are deposited and acknowledged in a timely manner and recorded accurately in the Universityâ™s development database. This includes special recognition processes such as gift book plating.
12) Directs staff in the executing of the Libraryâ™s annual endowment stewardship program, an interdepartmental process to assure that Library endowment donors receive fiscal year-end financial and narrative reports on their funds. Also, plans and implements additional activities that facilitate regular contact with or reporting to donors who fund other library projects.
13) Attends required prospect management, planning and strategy development meetings convened by the senior staff of the Office of the Vice President of University Development and Alumni Relations (UDAR) and assures that policies and protocols set forth by that office are followed by the Libraryâ™s development staff. This includes, but may not be limited to, collaborations with the offices of Principal Gifts, Research, Gift Services, Gift Planning, Special Events, Strategic Planning, Regional Major Gifts, the Annual Fund and the Alumni Association.
1) Act with Integrity and Display Tact
2) Exercise Discretion and Maintain Confidentiality
3) Exhibit intellectual curiosity
4) Ability to interact effectively with donors and other key stakeholders
5) An appreciation for the value of academic and research libraries
6) Excellent communication skills including writing, interpersonal and public presentation
7) Demonstrate University Stewardship & Serve as a Brand Ambassador
8) Willingness and ability to travel to campus and/or non-campus locations for University business; willingness and ability to work evenings and weekends
1) Bachelors degree in related field.
1) Knowledge and skills developed through 7+ years of work experience in a related job discipline.
2) Development experience in a higher education, library or not for profit setting.
3) A strong track record of successful fund raising at the leadership and major gift level
4) Experience leading a project team or managing staff
5) Demonstrated record of organizing successful fundraising, marketing or membership programs
2) Cover Letter
3) Reference List
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.
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