Director of Development, University Libraries
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|Title||Director of Development, University Libraries|
|Department||Libraries - Administration (1701)|
Working in cooperation with the joint supervisors (Dean of University Libraries, and Associate Vice President for Development at the University of Arizona Foundation), as well as development personnel from the University Libraries and representatives of the University of Arizona Development Program (UDP), the Director of Development will lead, direct and manage all development activities of the University of Arizona Libraries and the University of Arizona Press. The Director of Development works directly with major gift prospects of the University Libraries to secure gifts of $25,000 or more to further the goals and objectives of the Libraries. This position is jointly managed by University Libraries and the University Development Program (UDP), which is managed under contract by The University of Arizona Foundation (UAF.)
The Director of Development will be required to work evenings and/or weekends as necessary to cultivate and solicit donor prospects. This position also requires travel on a regular basis throughout Arizona and other regions, including overnight stays.
The University of Arizona Libraries are essential contributors to student success, faculty achievement, and community outreach at the University of Arizona. The library system includes five libraries: Main Library, Science-Engineering Library, Fine Arts Library, Special Collections and the University of Arizona Health Sciences Library. The UA Libraries effectively balance tradition with innovation through a broad array of facilities and services, from the rare books and unique archival materials of its Special Collections department to evolving programs that connect students with emerging technologies such as virtual reality and 3D printing. Most recently, the UA Libraries have set out on a $20 million fundraising initiative in partnership with the Office of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, to create a student success district that weaves together the buildings and programs of both the Libraries and Student Affairs. From more information on this initiative, click here.
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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!
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|Duties & Responsibilities||
•Advises the Dean of Libraries and Vice President of the University of Arizona Foundation (UAF) or designee on all matters related to development activities within the University Libraries.
|Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities||
•Ability to establish and maintain powerful relationships.
•Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university program.
•ALA accredited Master’s degree in Library Science or equivalent program.
|Full Time/Part Time||Full Time|
|Number of Hours Worked per Week||40|
|Job Category||Administrative and Professional|
|Benefits Eligible||Yes - Full Benefits|
|Posted Rate of Pay||DOE|
|Type of criminal background check required:||Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to title or department)|
Posting Detail Information
|Number of Vacancies||One|
|Desired Start Date||07/03/2017|
|Position End Date (if temporary)|
|Limited to Current UA Employees||No|
|Contact Information for Candidates||
Krissandra L. McNeill
|Open Until Filled||Yes|
|Review Begins On||05/11/2017|
|Special Instructions to Applicant|
At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.
|Quick Link for Internal Postings||http://uacareers.com/postings/17869|
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Can you perform the essential functions (job duties) of this position with or without accommodation?
Where did you first learn about this position?
- Arizona Daily Star
- Arizona Republic
- Chronicle of Higher Education
- Department of Economic Security (DES)
- Diverse Issues in Higher Education
- Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
- Local Job Banks
- Pima County One-Stop
- Professional Conference
- Professional journal/publication
- Referred by UA Employee
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- UA Website
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Documents Needed to Apply
- Cover Letter
- Writing Sample