The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

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Assistant Dean - Assistant Dean of Development and Alumni Relations

Hiring department Law
Monthly salary OPEN
Hours per week 40.00 Flexible from 700AM to 600PM
Posting number 12-06-14-01-0351
Job Status Closed
FLSA status Exempt
Earliest Start Date Immediately
Position Duration Funding expected to continue
Position open to all applicants
Location Austin (main campus)
Number of vacancies 1
General Notes

The Assistant Dean, as part of the Dean's cabinet, helps articulate and realize the Law School's strategic plan and manage the building of relationships necessary to fund the Law School's priorities by creating, managing, and implementing the Law School's development plan.

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply
  • A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.
  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Additional Information


The Assistant Dean creates, manages and implements the Law School's development plan to inform, engage, involve and receive financial support from its constituents, primarily alumni.

Essential Functions

The Assistant Dean provides direction to the Development and Alumni Relations staff as they engage and track alumni through effective communication, outreach, special events, volunteer opportunities, and keeping of timely and accurate records, and as they design and implement fund raising efforts, including major gifts and the Annual Fund. The Assistant Dean works with faculty and others in the Dean's cabinet to ensure a coordinated effort across departments. S/he works directly with the Dean to cultivate and solicit leadership gifts, and maintains a portfolio of leadership prospects and donors. S/he serves as a primary liaison to the Law School Foundation and the Alumni Association. Support and enhance the Dean's ability to secure leadership gifts of 1 million dollars or more toward Law School priorities by developing effective prospect identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship strategies. Ask for gifts personally, as part of a team, or facilitate asking of prospects by the Dean, Trustees, volunteers or academic leaders. Ensure maximum alumni awareness of, participation in and support for the Law School's priorities through effective regional and national outreach and robust Annual Fund. Ensure accurate alumni contact information and records. Staff the Foundation's Development Committee and the Alumni Association Executive Committee, mobilizing them in developing advancement goals, executing strategies, and assessing results. Guide, coordinate and motivate the staff of the Development and Alumni Relations department, articulating annual and shorter-term objectives, developing an annual operating budget, reporting outcomes, and ensuring accountability. Coordinate the Law School's advancement activity with the Central Development Office; effectively utilize central resources for gift planning and research. Be highly team oriented and collaborative with other Law School faculty and staff, and with the larger UT Development community.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Licenses: Class "C" Operator's Driver's License. Applicant selected must provide a current three year Driving Record from the current state of residence. If not currently a Texas resident, must obtain a Texas Driver's License within 30 days after entering Texas as a new resident.

Required qualifications

Bachelor's degree required. Ten or more years professional development experience, with strong focus on major and principal gifts. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with management, governing body, peers, subordinates, and volunteers. Demonstrated ability to manage and motivate staff and measure performance. Demonstrated ability to develop, implement and track effective development processes. Ability to recruit and lead successful project teams. Strong field experience in direct cultivation and solicitation of major gift prospects. Demonstrated superior oral and written communication skills. Working knowledge of gift planning vehicles. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Master's degree or J.D. Knowledge of and experience in alumni program best practices. Experience working with wide range of internal and external constituents, including faculty, volunteers, community groups, administrators, parents, foundation and corporate leaders, and the business community. Experience in gathering factual and financial information from a variety of sources and presenting to a variety of audiences. Experience in making complex administrative decisions. Experience in matching prospect interests with major institutional priorities. Ability to work with national peers to identify and implement best practices. Knowledge of and experience in alumni program best practices.

Working conditions

May work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity Requires additional work hours and ability to attend some weekend functions.

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