Sunday, September 27, 2009

Library Development Director

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.

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 years; 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.

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 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, 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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