The George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida
seek a Director of Development & External Relations. The
Director leads the planning and execution of a comprehensive
philanthropic program for the 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 at the University of Florida
Foundation (UF Advancement).
The Director of Development & External Relations leads a
team of development professionals that works collaboratively with
the Libraries’ deans, department chairs, and other library faculty
and staff, 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
and its Library Leadership Board and Friends of the Libraries, the
University of Florida and UF Advancement. Additionally, the
Director will participate in strategic engagement events in support
of Smathers Libraries fundraising goals.
The search will remain open until January 17, 2023. Applications
will be reviewed as received. For a full description of the
position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to
Job Number 523832.
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
Address inquiries to Tina Marie Litchfield Smathers Libraries
Human Resources Office, at: firstname.lastname@example.org.