Director of Development-University Libraries
Louisville, KY

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The Director of Development for the University Libraries reports to the Director of Major Gifts for the Brandeis School of Law and coordinates efforts with the Vice President for University Advancement, the Associate Vice President for Development and the Dean of the University Libraries. All job functions are performed with a high degree of professionalism, including responsibility, initiative, creativity, dependability, human relations, cooperation, courtesy, and in compliance with Affirmative Action guidelines. The position will be a part of an established development team.

Candidate must have proven communication skills with an ability to write and speak persuasively about the role of philanthropy; demonstrate an ability to work constructively with other members of a development team, and with other professionals in institutional advancement and with outside consultants; an understanding of research and teaching with a vision for the role of philanthropic development; the ability to think on your feet, and make good judgments under pressure. Some night and weekend work and travel are required.

Plan and execute annual and long-term strategic operational goals through a comprehensive philanthropic program for the University Libraries in coordination with the Director of Major Gifts for the Brandeis School of Law, Executive Director for Central Development, the Associate Vice President for Development and the Vice President for University Advancement. Cultivate, recruit, and train fundraising volunteers and committees in support of unit priorities and special projects.

Serve as a giving officer for the University Libraries, meet or exceed annual goals as defined each year in a personal assessment score card. Individual goals for each of the following areas and other criteria will be established annually: management of a portfolio of prospects rated at $25K or more, responsibility for soliciting and closing major gifts and annual gifts, making face-to-face visits with prospects/donors, executing actions/contacts and recording all visits and contacts within the Advance database, referring prospects to colleagues and identifying prospects.

Salary and Benefits
UofL salaries are market-competitive and the University offers a generous benefits package including health benefits for employee, qualifying adult, and qualifying dependents; defined contribution retirement plan matching up to 10% of salary; 12-13 holidays; 15-22 days vacation; 12 days sick leave; three weeks parental leave; access to catastrophic shared leave; LTD & life insurance; and tuition waiver benefits for employees and dependent children.

Institutional & Community Profile
The University of Louisville is a robust academic community of people whose ideas and work make outstanding contributions to Kentucky and the nation. Our mission is to become a premier metropolitan research university, nationally recognized for advancing the intellectual, social, and economic development of our community. The university consists of 11 colleges and schools including a health sciences center known for innovation in advancing the boundaries of medicine; enrolls approximately 22,000 students; and employs over 6,000 faculty and staff. To review the University’s 2020 Strategic Plan and strategic plan score cards, see

Louisville is an exciting, vibrant metropolitan area on the Ohio River in north central KY. Home to the Kentucky Derby and nearly one million people, Louisville retains a strong sense of community, enjoys a progressive consolidated metro government, and affords its residents a rich and diverse array of cultural, artistic, and outdoor activities and community events. For additional information regarding the Louisville community, see

Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of Louisville is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity, Americans with Disabilities Employer, committed to diversity and in that spirit, seeks applications from a broad variety of candidates.

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Job Requirements

Master's degree and three years of related experience. Additional experience may be used on a one-to-one basis to offset the educational requirements.

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