Senior Director of Development & External Relations @ UF Libraries

The University of Florida’s George A. Smathers Libraries seeks a Senior Director of Development & External Relations.  The Senior Director leads the planning and execution of a comprehensive philanthropic program for the George A. Smathers Libraries in coordination with the Dean of University Libraries. This position reports dually to the Dean of University Libraries and the Assistant Vice President (AVP) of Development.

The Senior Director leads a team of development professionals that work collaboratively with library deans, chairs, and librarians, as well as colleagues outside of the Libraries to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward major gift prospects for the Smathers Libraries initiatives and strategic priorities. The incumbent is responsible for overseeing and providing direction to the work of the advancement team in securing all private support, executing donor stewardship, development of public support groups, fundraising event coordination, and relations between the Libraries, its Library Leadership Board, and Smathers Friends of the Libraries donors, the University of Florida and the UF Foundation. Additionally, the Senior Director will attend strategic engagement events in support of Smathers Libraries fundraising goals.

The search will remain open until February 21, 2023. Applications will be reviewed as received. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer toJob Number 525605

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 Tina Marie Litchfield Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at: