Thursday, September 23, 2010

Associate Director of Library Development, UNC Chapel Hill University Library

AVAILABLE: November 1, 2010

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill University Library seeks a motivated, creative, and collaborative individual for the position of Associate Director of Library Development. Reporting to the Director of Library Development, the individual in this position will develop and execute long- and short-term strategies to secure major gifts ($20,000 and up) in support of the academic mission and priorities of the Library.

The Associate Director will identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward individual, foundation and corporate donors to the Library. The Associate Director will create a group of about 100 prospects for major gifts and will travel locally and nationally for identification, cultivation, solicitation, event planning and donor stewardship. The individual in this position will plan and coordinate visits and solicitations in conjunction with the Director of Library Development, librarians, volunteers, and other campus development officers as appropriate. The Associate Director may be responsible for the implementation and management of special campaigns such as reunion class gifts, endowments for specific areas, or other special projects within the Library.

The Associate Director will work with the Director of Library Development and the Associate Provost for University Libraries, Associate University Librarians, curators of special collections and others to develop regional solicitation calls and events to bring attention to Library needs, collections and programs. Additionally, the Associate Director will arrange appropriate opportunities for key library administrators to meet with potential donors, will participate in solicitations, and will arrange for other’s participation as appropriate. The work will include writing proposals and preparing materials for use in specific solicitations.

In conjunction with the Director of Library Development, the Associate Director will participate in other related development activities designed to enhance a successful fund-raising program and carry out other such responsibilities as may be assigned by the Director.


Required: Bachelor’s degree required. Substantial knowledge of all aspects of major gift solicitation, including various planned giving opportunities; demonstrated success in professional fund-raising and development; knowledge and understanding of the nature and purpose of public higher education. Strong interpersonal skills; ability to communicate with a wide range of people; exceptional written and oral communication skills. Willingness and ability to travel seven to nine days per month. Demonstrated ability to interact effectively in a research university setting. Professional integrity, enthusiasm, and a record of ongoing professional commitment and contribution.

Preferred: Preference for a candidate with knowledge of North Carolina and the University of North Carolina.

The University and The Libraries

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the country's oldest state university. UNC Chapel Hill has an enrollment of approximately 29,000 students, employs more than 3,500 members of the faculty, and offers 69 doctoral degrees as well as professional degrees in dentistry, medicine, pharmacy and law. Library collections include over 6.5 million volumes. The Library is a member of the Association of Research Libraries and the Center for Research Libraries. Together with the libraries at Duke University, North Carolina Central University, and North Carolina State University, the members of the Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN) provide services and collections to their students, faculty, and staff in support of the education, research, and service missions of the universities. The University Library invests proudly in its employees, strives to create a diverse environment of respect and collaboration, and encourages vision and innovation.

The Region

The Triangle region is one of the most desirable places to live and work in North America and offers its residents a wide array of recreational, cultural, and intellectual activities. The mountains or the seashore are less than half day's drive from Chapel Hill.

The University of North Carolina is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff.

Salary and Benefits

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Standard state benefits of annual leave, sick leave, and State or optional retirement plan.

Deadline for Application

Review of applications will begin on October 18, 2010. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but preference will be given to applications received by the begin review date.

To Apply

Please visit and complete the online application. Please include a letter of application, a resume and the name, mailing address, email address, and telephone number of three professional references.