The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

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Development Specialist

Hiring department LBJ Public Affairs
Monthly salary $3,583 - $3,916+ depending on qualifications
Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM
Posting number 12-12-12-01-9113
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

None provided

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


Serve as the second member of a two-person development team. Manage annual giving and responsible for gift processing, gift acknowledgement, endowment compliance, and providing the Director of Development with administrative support. Work with the LBJ School Advisory Council, plan events, and manage special projects.

Essential Functions

Manage all aspects of LBJ School Annual Giving program. Write direct mail appeals, phone scripts and information pages for UT call center. Interpret and analyze giving statistics, trends, success, and outcomes and re-design strategies as needed to ensure goals are met. Process gifts to the LBJ School, monitor for accuracy and ensure that all gifts are coded as needed. Write and distribute acknowledgement letters for the School (annual fund, corporate and major donor). Research and prepare giving reports as needed. Manage donor communications portion of endowment compliance requirements for the LBJ School. Assist Director of Development in solicitation materials and research related to leadership gift solicitation, management of Dean's Advisory Council and special projects. Work with on-line web coordinator to manage web content of development operation on LBJ School site. Arrange logistics surrounding donor events.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

Bachelor's degree. One year of experience in specialized development work or in a related field. Demonstrated success managing multiple projects and administrative tasks simultaneously. Excellent oral and written communications skills. Highly professional demeanor and ability to interact with benefactors of varying backgrounds over the phone and in-person. Strong interpersonal skills and professional demeanor. High degree of proficiency in computer applications, including Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint, and mail merge. Proven organizational skills, with attention to detail, resourcefulness and ability to work independently with minimal supervision. Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Three years of experience in higher education development, particularly prior work on annual fund. Experience with UT Austin or UT System with knowledge of VIP and Define. Experience preparing timely correspondence, downloading and formatting reports using Excel and coordinating details of required processes. Experience working with donors/alumni. Experience coordinating meetings, compiling detailed reports and donor prospect research. Typing score of 60 wpm and spelling score of 90 preferred.

Working conditions

May work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity Heavy computer usage. Some travel as well as some evening and weekend work may be required.

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