83 SPEC Kit 359: Library Development NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES Executive Director of Development ! Comprehensive knowledge of the fundraising profession including an understanding of the legal instruments and plans used to enhance the benefits for the donors and the institution, the fundraising process from identification to stewardship, and models to engage alumni ! The ability to work effectively with the Vice Provost, the University Development Office, the Board of the Friends of the Library, and internal and external constituencies of the Libraries ! A reputation as a collaborative team player and respectful of the mission, history, traditions, and goals of the NCSU Libraries ! A proven leader at an executive level with the ability to recruit, train, and motivate colleagues, volunteers, and staff ! A clear understanding of financial matters, systems, and processes employed by a best practices institutionally related foundation and an appreciation of the growing role of information technology in these processes ! An appropriate level of self-assuredness and good judgment with excellent communication and organizational skills and the ability to prioritize and manage in a multi-task environment ! Demonstrated leadership ability including team motivation in a fast-paced environment through mentoring, goal-setting, and strategic planning Required qualifications: ! Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree preferred ! A minimum of 7 years of successful fundraising experience, preferably in higher education or an institutionally-related foundation ! Relevant success in a leadership role significant managerial accomplishments with visionary and administrative components ! Expert knowledge of the principles, practices, and ethics of successful fundraising ! Demonstrated success in securing major gifts from individuals, foundations, and corporations ! Ability to take academic priorities and translate them into development opportunities ! Successful track record in promoting fundraising priorities through the development of effective working relationships with faculty, senior academic leaders, trustees, volunteers, donors, and the central development team ! Demonstrated interest in the mission and objectives of a university library ! Excellent listening, oral and written communication, interpersonal, and relationship-building skills ! Ability to multi-task and prioritize to achieve goals ! Computer literacy and competency with electronic donor information systems ! Willingness to travel and work evenings and weekends as needed The Libraries, the University, and the Area The NCSU Libraries has been recognized with numerous national and international awards, including the first Association of College and Research Libraries Excellence in Academic Libraries Award the Stanford Prize for Innovation in Research Libraries and the American Institute of Architects/American Library Association Building Award for the Hunt Library two John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Awards and Library Journal’s Librarian of the Year, Paraprofessional of the Year, and six Movers and Shakers awards. The library system consists of the D. H. Hill Library, the James B. Hunt Jr. Library, and branch libraries for design, natural resources, and veterinary medicine. With a staff of almost 300 FTE, the Libraries has more than 4.6 million volumes in its collection and has a total annual budget of over $30 million. The Libraries is the host site for NC LIVE, a multi-type library initiative making digital resources accessible to North Carolina residents. The NCSU Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Digital Library Federation, the Coalition for Networked Information, the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, the Council for Library and Information Resources, and the Center for Research Libraries. Duke University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina Central University, and North Carolina State University form the Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN), with combined resources exceeding 17 million volumes and collections budgets totaling more than $40 million. North Carolina State University is dedicated to excellent teaching, the creation and application of knowledge, and engagement with public and private partners. By uniting its strength in science and technology with a commitment to
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