Director, Development Office (Campaign Director)

Washington D.C.
May 21, 2019
May 21, 2019
Executive, Director
Full Time
Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • See requirements listed below under Qualifications Required.
  • Your resume is important to this application process. It will be reviewed to determine whether you possess the qualifications referenced above. All applicants are required to submit a resume that provides specific information (to include accomplishments, work experience and education/training) that clearly describes what you would bring to the position.

    The Supervisor leads his/her staff toward meeting the Library’s vision, mission, and goals by acting decisively, leveraging diversity and inclusiveness, demonstrating flexibility and resilience, fostering continuous improvement and innovation, and fostering integrity and honesty. To view the Library’s Supervisory Core Competencies click the following link:    

    The competencies below are required for this position.  Those marked with a double asterisk (**) are considered the most critical competencies for this position.

    A candidate's resume must show a proven record of accomplishment that clearly demonstrates he or she has:

    Knowledge and experience with all elements of a comprehensive Development program**:  The successful candidate has expert knowledge and understanding of effective approaches to create a comprehensive multi-year plan and program.  This includes having performed the following functions:  1) articulated a case for priorities, including understanding budgets and creation of giving opportunities; 2) assessed the strengths and weaknesses of the project, timeline, and fundraising potential needed to succeed; 3) managed simultaneous programs and needs and managed and supervised all development activities; 4) worked as a member of a senior team in contributing to the overall success of the institution; 5) developed communications plans to promote the needs of the institution, informed donors of the impact of their gifts and informed internal staff of the direction, impact of fundraising and their roles in assisting.

    Ability to lead people and manage a diverse workforce**:  The successful candidate has the ability to lead and manage a diverse staff and in doing so, performed the following activities:  1) identified current and future staffing needs based on organizational goals, objectives, and capacity gaps; 2) recruited and hired staff to meet those needs; 3) communicated performance expectations to staff; 4) conducted periodic performance evaluations; 5) provided advice and counsel to staff; 6) addressed performance and disciplinary issues; 7) delegated or planned and assigned work; 8) provided appropriate training and professional development opportunities to staff; 9) encouraged staff participation in planning and decision making; and 10) identified and implemented methods to improve staff productivity.

    Ability to manage a complex fundraising operation**:  The successful candidate has created a series of management reports, performance standards, policies, agreements and information databases that provide senior management and staff with the information to track and monitor progress, helped identify challenges, mitigate weaknesses and provide staff with guideposts for achievement.

    Experience with volunteer boards and/or affinity groups:  The successful candidate has the ability to identify, engage, and sustain volunteer involvement in support of promoting and raising gifts.

    Ability to exercise judgment and discretion:  The successful candidate has the ability to demonstrate awareness of the likely consequences or implications of one’s own actions and work within the context of agency/organizational/ departmental standards. This includes acting appropriately in a given situation (e.g., with colleagues, donors/prospects, clients, media/press), using discretion, and being committed to confidentiality.

    Ability to evaluate constituents needs and create an overall communications planThe successful candidate has the ability to create a communications plan for donors and prospective donors in the corporate, foundation, non-profit communities.  This also includes the ability to articulate the mission, purpose, needs and role of philanthropy in providing support, to engage professional staff, often in other areas of the organization in the concept, design and writing, and to assess the quality and content as it relates to institution and audience. Understanding and experience using all forms of communications: electronic, visual, verbal and written.

    Ability to communicate effectively in writing and to review and assess the writing of others:  The successful candidate has the ability to produce clear, cogent, accurate, well-organized, and understandable written products in such area as: 1) funding proposals, 2) strategic planning and forecasting documents; 3) policies; 4) budget requests; 5) program goals and objectives; 6) project plans; 7) vision statements; 8) program performance documentation; and 9) annual reports.  This includes targeting the amount, form, depth and level of detail, and content of the information to the needs of the receiver/audience. Evaluated the written products of others to meet the quality standards of the organization.

    Ability to present information orally through presentations and through donor conversations:  The successful candidate has the ability to convey analysis and information orally through briefings, consultations and other presentations, in both planned and extemporaneous situations.  This included shaping the appropriate amount, form, depth and level of detail, and content of information to the needs of the receiver/audience.

    All initial appointments, permanent or indefinite, to the Library of Congress require completion of a one-year probationary period. In addition, all newly appointed Senior Level executives, from outside the Library as well as from within, must serve a one year probationary period in accordance with the Library of Congress Regulations (LCRs) 2017.2-1, Senior Level Executive System.

    The Library of Congress is an equal opportunity employer. All who meet the eligibility requirements are encouraged to apply.

    Applicants must submit a complete application package that is received by the closing date of this announcement.

    This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis. Applicants with disabilities may be considered under special hiring procedures and must submit an appropriate certificate of eligibility when applying for this position. The certificate of disability must verify that the applicant has a severe disability and may be issued by a State Vocational Rehabilitation Office, a Disability Services or Career Services Office of the applicant's college or university, or the Department of Veterans Affairs. The date of certification must be within three (3) years of the vacancy closing date and must be submitted with your application. For more information contact the Library's Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Programs at 202-707-6024 or email FAILURE TO SUBMIT YOUR CERTIFICATION WILL CAUSE YOUR APPLICATION TO NOT BE CONSIDERED UNDER THE SELECTIVE PLACEMENT PROGRAM.

    The Library of Congress is the national library of the United States and is part of the Legislative Branch of the Federal government. As such, all positions are in the excepted service. Appointment/retention is subject to a favorable evaluation of an appropriate personnel security/suitability investigation.

    The selected applicant will be required to file a financial disclosure statement with the House of Representatives, U.S. Congress, in accordance with the provisions of Public Law 95-521, the Ethics in Government Act of 1978.

    Are you a veteran? Please indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming in your application materials and/or applicant profile and provide the appropriate supporting documentation to validate your claim. Those applying for 5-point preference must submit Member Copy 4 of your DD 214. Those applying for 10-point preference must fill out an SF-15 (click here for the form) and provide the required documentation listed on the back of the form. If required supporting documentation is not attached, Veterans' Preference will not be considered in the application process.

    For more information regarding eligibility requirements, please see the Library of Congress Merit Selection Plan, Section X.D, at:

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    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    The Library of Congress will evaluate applicants using the information provided in your resume. Reviews are intended to explore applicants' experience, knowledge, and training directly related to the job in order to identify the best qualified applicants for selection. For Senior Level positions, applicants do not need to respond to specific competency questions but will be requested to answer one question related to how they became aware of this job opportunity.
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    Drug test required No

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