Director of Development and External Relations – University of Florida – Gainesville, FL

The Director of Development and External Relations reports dually to the Dean of University Libraries and the Senior Director of Development & Alumni Affairs. Working collaboratively with development colleagues outside of the Libraries and the library deans, chairs, and librarians, the incumbent shares the responsibility for directing library efforts that encompass major gifts, donor stewardship, development of public support groups, fundraising event coordination, and relations between the Libraries, its Library Leadership, and Board Smathers Friends of the Libraries donors, the University of Florida and the UF Foundation, Inc. The Director of Development and External Relations will also attend strategic engagement events in support of Smathers Libraries fundraising goals.

The search will remain open until April 30, 2018.. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries staff recruitment webpage at

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. Applicants from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities and disabled persons, are especially encouraged to apply.

Address inquiries to Bonnie J. Smith, Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at:

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