Two Positions: Maryland

Position: Research/Instructional Services Librarians (2)
Location: Salisbury University
Salary: $57,000 to $70,000

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Salisbury University (SU) is seeking two creative, dynamic, and collaborative people to join the staff of the SU Libraries as Research/Instructional Services (RIS) Librarians reporting to the Chair of Research/Instructional Services. These are full-time, 12-month permanent status track library faculty positions expected to begin in summer 2022 or as soon thereafter as possible.

Primary Job Duties: Serve as the librarian liaison to academic departments primarily in the Henson School of Science and Technology or the College of Health and Human Services, responsible for instruction, collection development, and other support for the liaison departments’ teaching and research-related information needs. Effective and creative instruction is especially important. Participate in providing face-to-face and electronic reference services, including some evening and weekend hours. Cooperate with other librarians in library-wide instructional activities, such as developing activities for and teaching sessions of freshman English classes. Serve on committees and task forces and be active professionally. RIS Librarians at SU also typically assume primary responsibility for coordinating some area of activity, such as scholarly communications, reference desk, instruction, or social media; what those areas will be for these positions will be a subject for discussion, and training will be provided, as needed. Contribute to the Libraries’ diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.


Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent degree from a foreign institution by June 2022. Demonstrated knowledge of principles and best practices in information literacy instruction. Demonstrated knowledge of reference sources and best practices in reference services and information literacy. Technological fluency, a willingness to stay up to date with library trends, and the ability to be flexible are absolutely essential. Must be committed to contributing to a culturally diverse educational and work environment.

Preferred qualifications: Undergraduate or second graduate degree in a STEM field or substantial coursework in STEM. Reference and instructional experience in an academic or research library. Excellent interpersonal, presentation, and communication skills

Position: Chief Development Officer, University Libraries
Location: University of Maryland

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The Chief Development Officer will serve as a primary major gifts officer and unit manager on behalf of the University of Maryland for the University Libraries and for University Relations/Development. The successful candidate will be responsible for the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of potential major gift donors. They will identify and engage regional development markets in collaboration with development colleagues and maintain development travel schedules. This person will initiate first alumni contact for the dean, faculty and other administrators, and coordinate with all development staff and gift stewardship activities with donor relations.

The Chief Development Officer will work closely with the Gift Planning, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Annual Giving, Leadership Annual Giving, Regional Giving and Alumni Association teams on strategies for donors related to those areas.
They will coordinate strategic development events and develop a major gifts pipeline to build a qualified prospect base for the college/unit. This person will serve as a critical liaison between the faculty, staff, students and potential supporters (individuals, corporations and foundations) for the libraries and University Development.

This position requires the availability to work evenings and weekends. Significant travel is required (60-70% of time with 20-30% out of the immediate area).


Education (include licenses, certifications, etc.):
Bachelor’s degree required.

Work Experience: Minimum of seven (7) years of fundraising or related experience required, including a minimum of two (2) years supervisory experience or managerial responsibilities. Demonstrated success in major gifts fundraising and volunteer management.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Self-motivated professional with the ability to assertively create and cultivate relationships. Demonstrated ability to solicit and close major and principal gifts.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to relate with department chairs, center directors, and research faculty in order to articulate our priorities, accomplishments, and aspirations to these diverse external audiences.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to work effectively and cooperatively in a large university with an integrated development program.