87 SPEC Kit 359: Library Development NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES Development Officer, Friends of the Library NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT DEVELOPMENT OFFICER, FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY 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 Development Officer to serve as Development Officer, Friends of the Library (FOL). 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. With over 1600 members, and led by a board of directors, FOL advocates and raises funds for the improvement of the NCSU Libraries. Responsibilities Reporting to the Executive Director of Development, the Development Officer will work to build the Friends of the Library (FOL) constituency and extend the Libraries’ outreach and promotional activities. The Development Officer will work as part of the Libraries’ development team, with primary responsibilities for administering FOL membership programs, planning fundraising events, and managing annual giving efforts, including membership drives and end-of-year mailings. The Development Officer will work to strengthen outreach to young alumni and new prospects in order to build the Libraries’ major gift pipeline for the NC State University’s capital campaign. The Development Officer will also, under the guidance of the Executive Director, staff and manage meetings and activities for the FOL Board of Directors. The Development Officer will manage the day-to-day operations of the FOL office and supervise a University Program Associate, overseeing gift processing, donor relations, and stewardship. The Development Officer will work closely with the Director of Program Planning and Outreach to leverage public programming opportunities in order to build FOL membership and the donor pipeline. The Development Officer will also work closely with the Libraries’ communications team to design and update membership and events brochures, coordinate e-communications to members and donors, and promote FOL and development activities in Focus, the Libraries’ quarterly magazine. Required qualifications: Bachelors degree. Relevant professional experience in fundraising, annual giving, donor relations, membership management and/or event management. 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. A valid driver license ability to travel ability to work evenings and weekends on occasion. Preferred qualifications: Master’s degree. Demonstrated success in development, particularly in annual giving and program building experience in planning and coordinating constituent-focused events experience with relevant technologies for donor and gift management, web editing, e-communications, etc. 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. Experience directing staff and other resources.
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