[Libs-Or] Portland State University Library Job Posting

Anne Keech keecha at pdx.edu
Thu Sep 17 15:58:06 PDT 2009

Library Development Director
Position Announcement
Portland State University
September 2009

The Library Development Director will have a dual report to the 
University Librarian of Portland State Library and to the Assistant Vice 
President for University Development. This is an unranked, 
unrepresented, full-time, 12-month appointment. This position provides 
leadership and implementation of activities to enhance the fundraising 
program for Portland State University Library. The Director works 
closely with the University Librarian, Library staff, Portland State 
University Foundation, and Portland State Office of University 
Development to ensure that the fund-raising program and external 
relations are operated in accordance with the mission, procedures, 
priorities and needs of the Library and University. Some evening or 
weekend work and travel are required.

Identify, cultivate, solicit, steward, and coordinate major and planned 
gift prospects (individuals, corporations and foundations)

Improve and strengthen donor relations for the Library.

Coordinate donor relations, which may include an array of written 
communications, special events, and direct interaction with donors.

Oversee development of all fund-raising materials for the Library, such 
as mailings, brochures, donor recognition materials, and reports.
Maintain relationships with donor prospects, create case statements, and 
build internal and external partnerships.

Interact regularly with faculty, students and staff to gather 
information and develop messages for fundraising activities and campaigns.

Maintain accurate, current records reflecting prospect and donor 
activities (e.g., contact alerts and reports), and ensure 
acknowledgement of donor support.

Prepare and develop private grant proposals in collaboration with the 
Office of University Development, University Librarian, Office of 
Research and Sponsored Projects , and others

Serve as University and Library ambassador at alumni and development 
events. Facilitate the participation of University Librarian, faculty 
and staff in university development and alumni activities.

Work with the University Librarian and the Assistant Vice President for 
Development to establish annual Library fundraising goals, including 
specific metrics for evaluating success. aligned with the Library and 
campus strategic priorities, and in collaboration with Library faculty, 
staff, and others campus wide.

Provide leadership and support in the creation of a successful Library 
Advancement Council.

Work as part of the major gifts team with University Development, 
schools and colleges, and the PSU Foundation to coordinate and 
collaborate on university fundraising.

Assist in the development and promotion of a comprehensive public 
relations program for the Library in coordination with University 

Manage a portfolio of major gift prospects.

Confidently author correspondence, briefings and compelling proposals.

Stay abreast of developments in charitable giving, including legal 
issues, and take advantage of professional development and networking 

Other duties as assigned by the University Librarian.

Required Qualifications
• B.A. or B.S. required with at least five years of fundraising experience
• Experience in major gifts with demonstrated results
• Proven record of successful major gift fund raising for at least three 
• Exceptional communication, interpersonal skills, organizational, time 
management, project management skills.
• Thorough knowledge of development principles and practices.
• Experience with annual giving, gift tracking/processing, direct mail 
programs, donor relations, and data management, preferably in 
educational institutions.
• Well developed skills with database software and desktop applications.
• Current driver’s license with ability to travel and work some evenings 
and weekends.
• Must be able to successfully complete a criminal background check.
• Finalists must be able to provide all college transcripts.

Preferred Qualifications
• Experience in higher education.
• Experience staffing and working with volunteer boards. Ability to work 
with diverse groups including alumni, volunteers, faculty, and staff.
• Successful track record in major gifts and campaign experience.
• Self-motivated strategic thinker with a proven record of working 
independently and as part of a diverse team, handling multiple 
priorities and achieving results.
• Ability to work positively and productively with diverse 
constituencies in a changing environment.
• Ability to be creative and flexible.
• Entrepreneurial spirit, high energy, positive attitude and diplomacy.
• Ability to respond to challenges and the unexpected with aplomb, 
flexibility, and a sense of humor.
• Ability to inspire confidence among donors and prospects.

The Environment:
Portland State, a nationally recognized leader in community-based 
learning, is located on the tree-lined blocks of downtown Portland and 
offers its almost 25,000 students more than 100 undergraduate, graduate, 
and doctoral degrees.

Salary and Benefits:
Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience, as well as 
an excellent benefits package including fully paid health care, reduced 
tuition rates, and a generous retirement and vacation package.

Deadlines: Review of applicants will begin approximately October 1, 
2009. The search will remain open until finalists are identified.

To Apply: Send cover letter; resume; and names, address, phone numbers, 
and e-mail addresses of four references to: Anne Keech, Search 
Coordinator, Keecha at pdx.edu. Transcripts and background checks will be 
required for finalists. In cover letter, address how your knowledge and 
experiences meet qualifications.

Electronic application materials are strongly preferred (Word or .pdf 
documents). However, materials may be mailed to:

Portland State University Library – LIBW
Post Office Box 1151
c/o Anne Keech, Search Coordinator
Portland, OR 97207-1151

PSU is an AA/EO institution and, in keeping with the President’s 
diversity initiative, welcomes applications from diverse candidates and 
candidates who support diversity.

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