Director of Development (UL393)

University of Minnesota Libraries

| Minneapolis, MN | July 2, 2018

The Director of Development is responsible for developing fund-raising strategies and securing significant philanthropic support from individuals, foundations, and corporations/businesses for the University Libraries, which includes travel outside of Minnesota. Working in collaboration with the University of Minnesota Foundation, the Director of Development is the chief development officer and lead in executing the University Libraries’ campaign, stewarding and soliciting donors, and leveraging programs of community engagement to advance Libraries’ support.

Primary Responsibilities:
●    Develop, implement, and evaluate a comprehensive fundraising program that aligns with the Libraries’ development goals. This includes implementing the Libraries’ campaign and, going forward, setting goals and developing strategies for ongoing fundraising through major gifts, annual giving, planned gifts, and in-kind (Libraries’ collections) donations.
●    Identify, prioritize, cultivate, solicit, and steward a major gifts portfolio (gifts of $25,000 and above).
●    Develop and implement strategies for individual prospect cultivation and stewardship.
●    Work collaboratively with the University of Minnesota Foundation (UMF) to position the Libraries strategically in University development and to coordinate opportunities to leverage the Libraries in collegiate fundraising.
●    Enlist UMF services for research, stewardship, and planned giving; meet UMF metrics for donor contacts and tracking using the capacities of the Donor Management System.
●    Create fundraising materials and messaging in partnership with Libraries’ Communications, Community Outreach, and UMF.
●    Recruit, supervise, and support the Library Development Associate.
●    Prepare and manage Libraries’ Development budget; Work in collaboration with UMF and Libraries Business Office to set up gift funds and generate donor stewardship reports.
●    Collaborate and coordinate with Libraries’ Communications and Community Outreach departments to promote donor engagement and the development of promotional materials.
●    Represent the Libraries in a variety of campus and community venues as requested by the University Librarian and Dean.

Required Qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree, minimum of five years of professional experience in development with demonstrated ability to promote and successfully solicit major gifts; or seven or more years of experience in marketing, public relations, financial advisement, or related field where responsible for cultivating/soliciting and maintaining long-term, trusting client relationships (either individual or business) for provision of services, excellent written and oral communication skills, demonstrated ability to manage complex projects from conception to execution and to manage multiple, concurrent priorities, solid relationship-building and collaboration skills with a diverse constituency of donors, cultures, strategic partners, volunteers, and staff, proficient with technologies for proposal development, communication, and donor/constituent systems.

This is a full-time, 12-month, 100% time, annual renewable appointment. For full description and qualifications, and to apply, go to: .

The University of Minnesota is an Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer

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