Associate Director of Library Development, University Library

POSITION:      Associate Director of Library Development (At Will Appointment)

AVAILABLE:    October 1, 2014

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks a motivated, energetic, innovative, collaborative, and knowledgeable individual for the position of Associate Director of Library Development. The individual in this position will develop and execute long- and short-term strategies to secure major gifts ($25,000 and up) in support of the academic mission and priorities of the University Library.

Under the direction of the Director of Library Development the Associate Director will identify and manage a group of about 100 prospects for major gifts. This will include local and national travel for qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship. The Associate Director will arrange appropriate opportunities for key library administrators to meet with potential donors and will arrange for other’s participation as appropriate. This will include meetings with individuals in their local communities and regional events to bring attention to Library needs, collections and programs. The Associate Director will work closely with the Director of Library Development to plan and execute the University Library’s campaign in association with the forthcoming university-wide campaign. The Associate Director may be responsible for the implementation and management of special campaigns such as reunion class gifts, endowments for specific areas, or other special projects within the Library. The work will include writing proposals and/or preparing materials for use in specific solicitations.

In conjunction with the Director of Library Development, the Associate Director will participate in other related development activities designed to enhance a successful fund-raising program and will carry out other such responsibilities as may be assigned by the Director.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Libraries provide resources in support of teaching, learning, research and service to the students and faculty of the University and to the citizens of North Carolina. The Library ranks in the top 25 university research libraries in North America and is staffed by 100 librarians and 150 staff. The collections of 7.6 million volumes include rare and unique items that are used by researchers nationally and internationally. The work environment of the University Libraries encourages collaboration with professionals throughout the organization and the Associate Director will have the opportunity to work closely with librarians who are experts in a variety of subject areas including geographic area studies, humanities, the arts, and sciences. There is a strong atmosphere of support for all development activities; that includes willing and creative participation in special events, donor education, proposal development, grant-writing and stewardship.


Required: Bachelor’s degree required. Also required are substantial knowledge of all aspects of major gift solicitation, including various planned giving opportunities; demonstrated success in professional fund-raising and development; knowledge and understanding of the nature and purpose of public higher education; strong interpersonal skills; ability to communicate with a wide range of people; exceptional written and oral communication skills. Must be willing and able to travel seven to nine days per month. The ability to interact effectively in a research university setting, professional integrity, and a high energy level are essential traits sought.

Preferred: Knowledge of North Carolina and the University of North Carolina. Professional or volunteer experience working with libraries. Experience working in a pan-University campaign.

The University and The Libraries

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the country’s oldest state university. UNC Chapel Hill has an enrollment of approximately 29,000 students, employs more than 3,500 members of the faculty, and offers 69 doctoral degrees as well as professional degrees in dentistry, medicine, pharmacy and law. The UNC Health Sciences Library is a recognized leader within the Association of Academic Health Science Libraries. University Library collections include over 7 million volumes. The Library is a member of the Association of Research Libraries and the Center for Research Libraries. Together with the libraries at Duke University, North Carolina Central University, and North Carolina State University, the members of the Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN) provide services and collections to their students, faculty, and staff in support of the education, research, and service missions of the universities.

The University Library invests proudly in its employees, strives to create a diverse environment of respect and collaboration, and encourages vision and innovation.

The Region

The Triangle region is one of the most desirable places to live and work in North America and offers its residents a wide array of recreational, cultural, and intellectual activities. The mountains or the seashore are less than half day’s drive from Chapel Hill.

Salary and Benefits

This is an At Will Appointment. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Standard state benefits of annual leave, sick leave, and State or optional retirement plan.

Deadline for Application

Review of applications will begin on August 25, 2014. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but preference will be given to applications received by the begin review date.

To Apply

Please visit and complete the online application. Please include a letter of application, a resume and the name, mailing address, email address, and telephone number of three professional references, one of whom must be a current supervisor. Additionally, please indicate in your cover letter where you first learned of this position.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity employer that welcomes all to apply, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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