University of North Texas - Senior Director of Development, Libraries

- Denton, TX

Full/Part Time: 
The Division of Advancement at the University of North Texas is seeking to hire a Senior Director of Development, Libraries to join our team. The Sr. Director of Development leads the development team for the University Libraries and works in consultation and in close coordination with the Dean to design and implement a comprehensive development program to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward prospects and donors for major gifts in support of library priorities. The Sr. Director will work with faculty and staff to develop a dynamic and multi-platform strategy to engage foundations, corporations and individuals to secure needed funding for suitable projects and initiatives. The Sr. Director collaborates with UNT's advancement services, donor relations, annual giving, corporate and foundations relations, planned giving and communications teams to implement effective engagement, solicitation and stewardship. Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to: * Develop and implement an annual strategic plan including determining fundraising objectives and unit goals. With an emphasis on discovery efforts to effectively build the prospect pipeline. * Solicit and successfully close major gifts. * Identify and qualify prospects with the goal of building and maintaining a prospect portfolio of 80 - 120 active prospects. * Initiate and facilitate new relationships between foundations and the university. * Plan, design and implement prospect and solicitation strategies in support of library priorities. * Develop proposals and serve as lead solicitor for University Libraries major gift solicitations to individuals, corporations, foundations and organizations. * Establish and cultivate cross-campus partnerships to identify, engage and solicit prospects for multi-disciplinary UNT initiatives. * Collaborate with colleagues across the university to fulfill donor goals and objectives and to implement appropriate stewardship and recognition. * Participate in and support any special project fundraising for university priorities as assigned by the Associate Vice President for Development. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices. The successful candidate will possess the following required qualifications: Bachelor's Degree and seven years of professional experience in fundraising, donor relations, public relations, or sales; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. The following knowledge, skills, and abilities are required: * Extensive knowledge of philanthropy and fundraising principles. * Demonstrated experience in establishing and maintaining effective professional relationships with internal and external constituents. * Ability to plan, organize, develop and execute strategies. * Ability to attend numerous off site events and meetings and travel and work evenings and weekends as necessary. * Ability to establish and maintain cordial, productive, and professional working relationships with internal and external stakeholders. * Exceptional communications skills. * Ability to master University policies and procedures and apply these in specific situations. * Ability to exercise resourcefulness and good judgment. * Ability to manage multiple streams of work. * Demonstrated excellent analytical skills, problem solving ability and strong critical thinking skills. Required: Possession of a valid Texas driver's license or ability to obtain within 30 days of employment; ability to drive a vehicle and maintain coverage under University liability insurance policy, if required to drive University vehicles.



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P.O.Box 292788
Lewisville, TX

  (214) 222-1500
  (214) 222-8884
  (800) 594-7036

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