Director of Development, University Libraries (Year-to-Year)
University of Arizona - Tucson, AZ

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1701-University Library


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Exempt / Non-Exempt



Appointed: Professional

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Ellen Lawrence-Barnes

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Full Time

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Limited to current UA employees only


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Additional application instructions (include instructions for submission)

1.Complete an Appointed Application and include the names & contact information for 3 direct supervisor references (who have completed your performance evaluation). 2.Include your Resume or CV. 3.Include a Letter of Interest that describes how your qualifications and experience fit this position. 4.Attach a proposal or writing sample.

Position Summary

Working in cooperation with the joint supervisors, development personnel from the University Libraries, and representatives of the University of Arizona Foundation (UAF), the Director of Development will lead, direct and manage all development activities of the University of Arizona Libraries. The Director of Development works directly with major gift prospects of the University Libraries to secure gifts of $25,000 or more and to further the goals and objectives of the Libraries. Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more! This position is jointly managed by UA Libraries and the Development Office which is managed under contract by the University of Arizona Foundation. Reports to the Dean, University Libraries, and Vice President for Development, University of Arizona Foundation Supervisory Responsibility: *Administrative Assistant *Assistant Director of Development Work Environment: *Position requires travel on a regular basis throughout Arizona and other regions, including overnight stays. *Director of Development will be required to work evenings and/or weekends as necessary to cultivate and solicit donor prospects.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Advises the Dean of Libraries and President of the University of Arizona (UA) Foundation or designee on all matters related to development activities within the University Libraries. *Works toward building and managing a major gift prospect/donor portfolio of at least 100 individuals, corporations and foundations by identifying and qualifying new major donor prospects nationally. *Develops personalized strategies for all assigned donors and prospects that build, maintain and enhance relationships with college units while furthering donors' philanthropic objectives. *Executes strategic cultivation, solicitation and stewardship plans for assigned donors and prospects (individual, corporate and foundation) through personal visits, letters, phone calls and other methods. *Prepares fundraising orientations for the advisory board and the Dean as needed. *Assists the Dean in building, cultivating and supporting an advisory board. *Coordinates an annual giving program for the Libraries with the help of Annual Giving at the Foundation to support Libraries' goals. *Participates with the Dean in the strategic planning of new projects and initiatives. *Directs and manages the identification, education, cultivation and solicitation of major individual, corporate and foundation prospects. *Directs the solicitation of major private gifts to support all capital and program goals. *Works with the Assistant Director of Development to oversee the stewardship of all Friends of the University Libraries. *Utilizes the common systems, policies and procedures adhered to by UA Development Team members. *Works effectively as part of the greater UA Development Team as defined in the Development Management Services Agreement between the University of Arizona and the University of Arizona Foundation. *Maintains current and accurate records of donor prospects in the Raiser's Edge computer records system. On a daily basis, enters contact reports of all visits, significant telephone conversations, letters and correspondence, gift solicitations and other communications with donors. *Maintains information about current and future gift proposals (asks). *Partners with, and effectively utilizes, the development professionals and resources of the UA Foundation, including the offices of Development & University Campaigns, Regional Development, Gift Planning, Annual Giving (telephone, direct-mail, and e-solicitation services), Donor Services, Prospect Management and Research, Financial Services, Information Services, and the Grant Information, Facilitation, and *Training (GIFT) Center (preparation and submission of grant proposals to foundations). *Attends UA development team meetings and relevant meetings of the Libraries administrative team. *In consultation with the joint supervisors, drafts annual development plans that project anticipated development activity for each fiscal year. *Works with the Libraries' Marketing and Public Relations team in the creation of materials that support all Libraries' fund-raising efforts. *Supervises, monitors and coordinates the activity of subordinates. *Promotes community awareness of events and programs, and fosters community relations. *Performs other related duties as assigned.
Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications

Not applicable for this position.

Additional Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university program. *Three to five (3-5) years of development experience or appropriate transferable skills, preferably in higher education. *Demonstrated knowledge of development and fundraising principles and procedures. *Experience working with volunteers, faculty, staff and students. *Experience managing programs and development events. *A valid driver's license.
Preferred Qualifications

  • ALA accredited Master's degree in Library Science or equivalent program. *Knowledge of Raiser's Edge fundraising database. *Experience building advisory boards and committee structures. Specific Job Skills: *Ability to establish and maintain powerful relationships. *Ability to make policy decisions when necessary. *Ability to motivate and manage individuals for maximum performance. *Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to create personal relationships. *Excellent written and verbal communication skills. *Ability to understand and work with budgetary procedures and policies. *Ability to work with academic and administration staff members. *Experience building boards and committee structures. *Knowledge of planned giving techniques and the programs available to implement such gifts. *Physical ability to operate basic office machinery (fax machine, computer, telephone, etc.).
Pre-employment Screening Requirements

The University of Arizona conducts pre-employment screening for all positions, which includes a criminal background check, verification of academic credentials, licenses, certifications, and work history. In addition, a check of names and identification documents is conducted on all new employees to ensure they are legally authorized to work in the United States.

What kind of criminal background check is required for this position?

This position is security sensitive due to title or department and requires a finger-print criminal background check

Supplemental Pre-Employment Screening


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