85 SPEC Kit 359: Library Development NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES Director of Development, Major Gifts NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT, MAJOR GIFTS The NCSU Libraries has a well-earned reputation for creating adventurous library spaces and innovative services that delight today’s students and researchers. The award-winning James B. Hunt Jr. Library, opened in 2013 on NC State’s Centennial Campus, offers faculty and students access to advanced technologies such as large-scale visualization, simulated environments, 3D imagery, and interactive computing that are enabling revolutionary ways to see and use information. An iconic building that captures NC State’s spirit of innovation in education and research, the Hunt Library is recognized as one of the world’s most creative learning and collaborative spaces and a model for “the library of the future”. The D. H. Hill Library, serving the main campus, combines the best of tradition and innovation, housing special collections and a beautiful gallery alongside vibrant, experiential spaces such as the Learning Commons, Technology Sandbox, Visualization Studio, and Makerspace. If you would like to work with a dynamic staff to provide a new generation of library users with everything they can imagine and more, please consider applying for this position. The NCSU Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of Director of Development, Major Gifts. The Libraries’ development staff works to build relationships with individuals, foundations, and corporations in order to build private support for the mission and strategic priorities of the NCSU Libraries. Responsibilities Reporting to the Executive Director of Development, the Director of Development, Major Gifts will work to establish and develop a broad fundraising program aimed at securing private support for the NCSU Libraries. The individual in this position will serve as a frontline fundraiser, building relationships with individuals including alumni, faculty, and friends. The Director of Development will manage both major gift and discovery portfolios, and will develop and execute long- and short-term strategies to cultivate, solicit, close, and steward major gifts ($25,000+) in support of the Libraries’ mission and strategic priorities. The Director of Development will work closely with other development staff in the Libraries and across the University and will provide direction for the Libraries’ comprehensive fundraising programs in support of a University-wide capital campaign. All functions will require enthusiasm for the Libraries’ mission and close collaboration with Libraries’ and University personnel. Required qualifications: Bachelor’s degree. Relevant professional experience in fundraising or a closely related field. Knowledge and understanding of the nature and purpose of public higher education. Understanding of the mission of a research university and ability to articulate the role of the academic library to an external audience. Strong interpersonal skills ability to communicate with a wide range of people exceptional written and oral communication skills. Evidence of independent initiative and sound judgment. A valid driver license an ability to travel (locally and nationally) ability to work evenings and weekends on occasion. Preferred qualifications: Master’s degree. Knowledge of and experience with all aspects of major gift solicitation, including various planned giving opportunities demonstrated success in professional fundraising and development. Knowledge of North Carolina and the UNC system demonstrated understanding of the mission and role of an academic research library. Experience working in a University-wide campaign.
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