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U220108 - Associate Director/Director of Advancement, University Libraries - University Advancement

Position Summary:
University Advancement has a vacancy in University Libraries. An Associate Director or Director of Advancement title will be considered, dependent on a candidate’s qualifications for this position.
Under the general leadership of the University at Buffalo’s Senior Associate Vice President for Advancement, the Associate Director/Director will be responsible for raising private gifts for the University Libraries. As regional premier academic research libraries, the UB Libraries serves as a conduit of information, prioritizing access and providing expertise, services and spaces to enrich, elevate and preserve the research, learning, teaching and creative activities of University at Buffalo faculty, students and staff as well as the diverse local, national and global communities we serve.
The ideal candidate will have an interest in supporting the current activities and future priorities of the University Libraries including its Special Collections (The Poetry Collection, Rare & Special Books Collection, Robert L. Brown History of Medicine Collection, and University Archives). Current initiatives include a comprehensive campaign for the UB James Joyce Collection, the world’s largest collection of manuscripts and other materials by and about the renowned Irish writer, for which we are in the middle of fundraising for an Infrastructure and Capacity Building Challenge Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Duties will include:
  • Work closely with the Executive Director of Advancement, the Vice Provost for University Libraries, as well as other staff members, faculty, and key volunteers to pursue a coordinated and strategic program of identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of special and major gift prospects and donors for the University Libraries.
  • Develop and manage a donor/prospect portfolio of individuals, including those in early-stage cultivation and/or with whom the university has little to no relationship. (The Director is responsible for a portfolio of 100-125 individuals and gift size of $100k+; Associate Director is responsible for a portfolio of 125-150 individuals and gift size of $50k+. Both are responsible for 120+ donor visits per year.)

Salary range: $60,000 – $70,000
Division of University Advancement
Building stronger connections with UB’s 280,000+ alumni and donors worldwide is critical to the university’s goal: to situate UB among the nation’s top 25 public research universities. UB alumni and friends are grateful and generous, supporting the largest, most ambitious fundraising campaign the university has ever launched. Through Boldly Buffalo: The Campaign for UB, we seek to raise $1 billion. We invite you to join our University Advancement team and be part of our historic efforts.
About The University at Buffalo
The University at Buffalo (UB) #ubuffalo is one of America’s leading public research universities and a flagship of the State University of New York system, recognized for our excellence and our impact. UB is a premier, research-intensive public university dedicated to academic excellence. Our research, creative activity and people positively impact the world. Like the city we call home, UB is distinguished by a culture of resilient optimism, resourceful thinking and pragmatic dreaming that enables us to reach others every day. Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo.
University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Associate Director: A minimum of two years in a fund-development or revenue-generating role, with demonstrated success in goal achievement, planning, and personal solicitation.
  • Director: A minimum of four years of fundraising experience in personal solicitation, including major gift solicitation, and proven success in goal achievement.
  • Related experience in professional sales/marketing, financial planning/advising and other fields will be considered. Experience in Advancement that falls outside of fundraising will also be considered.
  • Ability to develop and maintain productive long-term relationships with others.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; strong interpersonal skills; intellectual curiosity; the ability to deal with complex concepts and ambiguity as well as to negotiate conversations/details.
  • Technical/digital competence.
  • Demonstrated commitment to collaboration as well as the ability to work well both independently and collectively with a diverse team and donor/prospect constituency.
  • Ability to travel up to 50% of the time (which includes local and regional travel) and to work evenings and on occasional weekends.

FTE:  1.00
University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and in keeping with our commitment, encourages women, minorities, persons with disabilities and veterans to apply.