Posted on July 31, 2012
Texas Medical Center Library
Texas Medical Center Library - Development Director
The Texas Medical Center (TMC) Library is a major research library serving Texas Medical Center researchers, clinicians and students, including two major medical schools and over 20 member institutions. The Library is also the Regional Medical Library for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine South Central Region, with responsibility for providing health information to health professionals and consumers in the five state region of Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas.
The TMC Library seeks an experienced, energetic and resourceful development director. This individual will be responsible for the oversight and management of all fundraising efforts. The Director will work with consultants and staff to develop and implement fundraising strategies to secure gift revenue from individuals, corporations, government, charitable foundations, and additional sources.
Plan and administer all fund-raising programs and activities
Develop and coordinate any and all capital campaigns for buildings, expansions, and other programs
Implement a strategic and sustainable fund development program; establish goals, benchmarks and metrics for evaluation of fundraising procedures
Research funding prospects and implement appropriate funding strategies to raise funds annually in the areas of corporate/foundation, government, charitable and individual giving
Cultivate, solicit and steward major gift donors while developing strategies for increasing donor base
Oversee all funder relationships and ensure that all program activities meet funders’ standards and regulations
Work in concert with the Executive Director to support the Board of Directors; lead efforts to engage the Board in fundraising, and work closely with the Friends Coordinator in fundraising activities
Increase the visibility of The Texas Medical Center Library through strategic fundraising and marketing initiatives
Build reports, run queries, and maintain accurate records in database
Create and provide regular detailed accountability reports on the Library’s fundraising operations
Oversee preparation and production of all promotional mailings and web communications as related to fundraising
Prepare clear, structured, articulate, and persuasive grant proposals
Performs other duties as assigned
- Collaborates with members of other departments to ensure client needs are met
- Provides assistance and support to librarians and staff when needed
- Completes all activities toward the fulfillment of the Library mission and strategic objectives
- Collaborates with others to create an atmosphere of enthusiasm and commitment
- Establishes and maintains an environment that encourages teamwork, interdependence, and customer service
- Continually increases technical competency of self and others through education and research within their field
Required: Bachelor’s Degree; 5+ years of experience in fundraising; proven track record in meeting fundraising goals; grant writing; knowledge of legality and methodology in fundraising; exemplary organization, communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills; proficient in Microsoft Office Suite; ability to travel
Preferred: Master’s Degree; nonprofit experience; AFP certification; CFRE certification; experience with fundraising database software (e.g. Raiser’s Edge, eTapestry); strong knowledge of Harris County’s business and medical organizations; strong knowledge of foundations
The TMC Library offers a complete benefits package which includes health, dental, vision, life, short- and long-term disability insurance. In addition to a comprehensive benefits package, the Library provides paid holidays, vacation accrual, sick leave accrual, an exceptional retirement plan, and a monthly transportation subsidy.
The TMC Library is an equal opportunity employer, providing access to employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation, veteran’s status, political affiliation, or disability.
Salary commensurate with experience and credentials
Email or fax cover letter and resume to: