Director of Development, University Library, Stony Brook University Libraries, Stony Brook, NY

Director of Development, University Library – 1601260

Required Qualifications (as evidenced by an attached resume):

Bachelor’s Degree. Four years of full time development experience in a large and complex Higher Education or non-profit environment (Four years of full time sales experience, or a combination of both will also be considered). Proven record of success in cultivating, soliciting, and closing major level ($25,000+) or leadership level ($1,000 – $25,000) gifts or successful attainment of revenue-related goals, as evidenced in resume. Experience managing numerous priorities and a portfolio of donor/client relationships. Strong written and verbal communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s Degree. Additional years of full time development experience. Experience working in a University setting. Fundraising campaign experience, as evidenced by resume. Experience or familiarity with Library fundraising. Proficient in donor database (i.e. Raiser’s Edge). Proficiency with Microsoft Outlook. Expert knowledge of Google products (i.e. Google Drive, Calendar, Mail etc.).

Brief Description of Duties:

Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Charitable Giving, the successful candidate will lead fundraising efforts for the University Library and meet with key prospects and individual donors, cultivate them for gifts, solicit prospects, and coordinate all faculty and staff fundraising activities.

The Director of Development will manage a portfolio of 90 qualified prospects and be required to meet clearly defined annual metrics, including 130 face-to-face visits, 24 proposals of $10,000+ presented, 8 proposals closed, and a dollar goal based on tenure, portfolio, and opportunity.

Responsible for day-to-day accountability to the Dean of Libraries, the Director of Development will work closely with the Dean and Library management to develop a comprehensive strategy for revenue enhancement through private support and other means. The selected candidate will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Serve as a member of the Stony Brook Advancement team. Communicate regularly with direct supervisor about goals, progress, and activities, coordinate Library efforts with the broader work of University Advancement, and attend all Advancement required meetings and functions.
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive fundraising program for the Library, including annual giving, major giving, and corporate & foundation strategies. Cultivate and solicit individual and corporate prospects for gifts to the Library; identify and apply for grants from private foundations, both local and national in coordination with the Corporate and Foundation Relations staff; manage prospects that include local and national media and business and institutional leaders; and steward existing donors appropriately to encourage long-term relationships with the Library.
  • Manage the Friends of the Library volunteer group, and discover and pursue additional sources of revenue for the Library, including state and federal government support and commercial application of the Library’s expertise and services.
  • Represent the Library at appropriate corporate, University, community, and alumni activities.

Other duties or projects as assigned as appropriate to rank and departmental mission.

Special Notes:

This is a full time appointment. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA.

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About Stony Brook:

Stony Brook University, home to many highly ranked graduate research programs, is located 60 miles from New York City on Long Island’s scenic North Shore. Our 1,100-acre campus is home to 24,000 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students and more than 13,500 faculty and staff. SBU is a comprehensive research-intensive university and a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), which includes 34 public universities among its 62 members. SBU consists of 12 schools and colleges and a teaching hospital that provides state-of-the-art healthcare in the Long Island region. SBU also manages and performs joint research with Brookhaven National Laboratory, the only Department of Energy Laboratory in the Northeast, and shares doctoral programs with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, a world-renowned molecular biology institute. Home to the Emerson String Quartet, the Pollock-Krasner House in East Hampton, New York, the Mellon Award winning Humanities Inst itute, and the Southampton Arts Program, and with endeavors that extend to the Turkana Basin Institute in Kenya and the Ranomafana National Park in Madagascar, SBU sustains an international reputation that cuts across the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.

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Official Job Title: Associate Director of Fund Raising

Job Field: Administrative & Professional (non-Clinical)

Primary Location: US-NY-Stony Brook

Department/Hiring Area: Advancement/University Library-Stony Brook University

Schedule: Full-time Day Shift 8:30 am – 5:00 pm Pass Days: Sat, Sun

Posting Start Date: May 10, 2016

Posting End Date: Jun 9, 2016

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Salary Grade: SL4

Appointment Type:Term

About John Pell

John Pell is an assistant professor and librarian at Hunter College in New York City.

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