Search by Keyword or Location

Director for Library Programming and Public Affairs

Apply now Job no: 499059
Work type: Regular
Location: Malibu Campus
Categories: Development/Alumni Affairs, Director/Executive/Management, Event Planning, Libraries

The Pepperdine University Libraries invites nominations and applications for the position of the Director for Library Programming and Public Affairs. The Director, who serves on the Dean's administrative team, works closely with a variety of partners throughout the Pepperdine community to develop and lead a multi-faceted marketing and cultural programming effort for the Pepperdine Libraries. This position will strategically communicate and advance the mission of the Libraries.


  • Coordinate the rich offering of lectures, panels, exhibitions, and other cultural programming presented by the Libraries.
  • Develop and produce marketing materials for the Libraries.
  • Obtain philanthropic support for important projects and programs by successfully obtaining grant funds from internal and external sources.
  • Expand the Libraries' relationships with partners, donors, prospects, Friends of the Library, and Library Associates through special events, membership development programs, and other means, leading to increased financial support for the Libraries and its initiatives.
  • Develop and manage a public relations program for the Libraries in coordination with the university's public affairs office.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Uphold University mission through work performed.

The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Skills and Qualifications

Required: Bachelor's degree; relevant experience in development and/or successful fundraising; experience with event planning and cultural programming; excellent oral and written communication skills; excellent computer skills; excellent interpersonal skills; well-organized, tactful, articulate, and able to interact effectively with a diverse constituent group; ability to organize multiple projects simultaneously, work successfully, and meet deadlines; proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and Google Apps.

Preferred: Advanced degree; cultural programming, P.R. experience, grant-writing experience in a library or non-profit cultural or educational institution; prior library or museum work experience and understanding of a library and its functions within a university environment; budget management experience; supervisory experience; 

Qualified individuals should be able to articulate a strong commitment to diversity, and have the ability to work effectively with individuals from different backgrounds. Qualified applicants with criminal histories will be considered for employment in compliance with all applicable laws.

Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal, education, and employment screening.

This is a regular, exempt, 40 hour per week position.

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Advertised: Pacific Daylight Time
Applications close:

Back to search results Apply now Refer a friend

Share this:

| More

Refine Your Search