Senior Assistant Director of Development (Hybrid Eligible)
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Posted Job Title
Senior Assistant Director of Development (Hybrid Eligible)
Job Profile Title
Assistant Development Officer B
Job Description Summary
The Senior Assistant Director of Development will lead the Libraries Advancement team's approach to gifts in kind, otherwise known as gifts of materials or tangible property. Historically, this category of gift has represented up to 50% of our annual fundraising totals. This position will work closely with curators at the Kislak Center for Special Collections to identify potential donors and assist in the cultivation and solicitation of gifts in kind as well as cash gifts to support processing, exhibitions, and conservation. The Senior Assistant Director will also be responsible for timely and accurate documentation of all such gifts.
Targeted Pay Range: $_______- $_______
This Targeted Pay Range is only applicable to this job posting. All salary offers are made based on the candidate's qualifications, experience, skills, and education as they directly relate to the requirements of the position, as well as internal and market factors and job profile.
- Build and grow a portfolio of gift in kind donors and serve as the Advancement team leader for all gifts of tangible property to the Penn Libraries. Solicit and secure gifts of material with monetary value along with cash gifts and bequests to support the collections. This may require some overnight and interstate travel to visit donors and attend events like book fairs and museum exhibitions.
- Collaborate with curators, the gift agreements office, office of general counsel, and other University stakeholders (such as the Curator of the University Art Collection) to manage the gift in kind pipeline. Ensure accurate and timely documentation for each gift, taking into account questions of provenance, authenticity, copyright ownership, and other complex issues.
- Serve as a leader on one annual publication and one annual signature event to cultivate and steward gift in kind donors. Assist communications colleagues with stewardship of gift in kind donors throughout the fiscal year cycle.
- Participate in other aspects of the Libraries development program such as the Penn Libraries Fund, annual holiday cards, special cultivation events, Board meetings, and exhibitions. This may include other duties as assigned.
**Please provide a resume and cover letter in order to be considered for this role. Please upload all documents in the "Resume/CV" section of the application prior to submitting.**
- BA or BS or 2 to 3 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience are required
- Experience with front line fundraising at a major cultural or academic institution
- Strong interpersonal and written skills
- Expertise in some area of material culture like fine art or books
- Strong ability to collaborate with various stakeholders
- Ability to manage various aspects of a development program
- Detail oriented and excellent problem-solving capabilities
- Willingness to be flexible within the needs of the role and team
Job Location - City, State
Hybrid Eligible - This position is eligible for a hybrid work schedule with a work week divided between working onsite and working remotely.
Department / School
Development and Alumni Relations
$51,824.00 - $78,096.00
Salary offers are made based on the candidate's qualifications, experience, skills, and education as they directly relate to the requirements of the position, as well as internal and market factors and grade profile.
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