Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Library Development Director

The Library Development Director will have a dual report to the University Librarian of Portland State Library and to the Vice President for University Relations or the VP’s designee. 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.

Required Qualifications:
B.A. or B.S. required; proven record of successful major gift fund raising for at least three years; exceptional communication, interpersonal skills, organizational, time management, project management skills; self-motivated strategic thinker with a proven record of working independently and as part of a diverse team, handling multiple priorities and achieving results; 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; ability to work positively and productively with diverse constituencies in a changing environment; attentive to accuracy and detail; 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.

Please see the complete position description and application instructions at: .

Review of applicants will begin April 7, 2008. 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: Karena Bayruns, Search Coordinator, 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)

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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