Position: Senior Development Director
Salary: Level 5. Actual starting salary commensurate with applicant's skills, knowledge and abilities.
Requisition #: 0703237
Deadline: Open until filled.
The George A. Smathers Libraries is recruiting for the position of Senior Development Director. The Senior Director of Development, Smathers Libraries designs, implements and manages a fundraising and donor relations program for the George A. Smathers Libraries. This position serves as a senior member of the Library Administration and participates in strategic planning for development and manages Development Council activities. Works collaboratively with the library directors, chairs and librarians, the Senior Director of Development has primary responsibility for directing library efforts that encompass major gifts, donor stewardship, development of public support groups, fundraising event coordination and relations between the Libraries, its Development Council, the University of Florida and the UF Foundation, Inc. The incumbent is responsible for the identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation and the stewardship of major gift prospects. Though office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. considerable after hours and weekend activities are essential to satisfactory performance. Extensive travel is also required.
The duties of this position include:
This position works closely with member Presidents, Deans, Library Directors and Library staff and reports to the Vice President for Academic Programs at the Appalachian College Association. The BCLA Director must be willing to work out of the ACA offices in Berea, KY, and commit to a significant amount of time to travel to member libraries and relevant meetings and conferences.
Master's degree in an appropriate area of specialization and six years of appropriate experience; or a bachelor's degree in an appropriate area of specialization and eight years of appropriate experience.
Strong oral and written communication skills, ability to organize, establish objectives and priorities and achieve goals in an aggressive organizational environment; experience managing staff to achieve multiple strategic objectives; broad experience in capital campaign execution and follow-up; demonstrated ability to close major gift solicitations, including planned giving; demonstrated pragmatic consensus building skills; strong interpersonal skills and the temperament to work effectively with a wide variety of constituencies, both inside and outside the organization; ability to work comfortably in a decentralized organizational environment; ability to organize and work effectively with volunteers; computer literacy; ability and willingness to travel and work some weekends. Experience in a university library fundraising program is strongly preferred.
The University of Florida is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. Applicants from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities and disabled persons, are especially encouraged to apply.
This position is also titled Development/Alumni Affairs, Director 5 and will remain open until filled. Please apply online at http://jobs.ufl.edu to requisition number 0703237, and submit a cover letter, resume and list of three references. For further details about this and other development opportunities at the University of Florida, please contact Veronica Alexander or Bill Flanagan at 352-392-5408, or E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If an accommodation is needed to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-4621 or TDD (352) 392-7734. All searches are conducted in compliance with Florida open records laws. The University of Florida is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer committed to diversity. Women, minorities and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information about development employment opportunities, please visit our website at www.uff.ufl.edu