The University of Texas at Arlington Job Posting

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Director - Director of Development - Leadership Gifts for the College of Business

Hiring department Development VP
Monthly salary OPEN
Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM
Posting number 13-03-22-01-0345
Job Status Deleted
FLSA status Exempt
Earliest Start Date Immediately
Position Duration Funding expected to continue
Position open to all applicants
Location Arlington, TX
Number of vacancies 1
General Notes

Materials for this position should be submitted to Ms. Holly Sherman Pena

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


As the University of Texas at Arlington progresses in its first-ever multi-million dollar comprehensive campaign, it is seeking to hire a campaign-experienced Major Gifts Officer for the College of Business.

Essential Functions

Report to the Associate Vice President for Development and Dean for the College of Business. Make personal contact, including in-person visits, with a portfolio of individuals, corporate representatives, and foundation officers as appropriate for building relationships and securing leadership gifts for the College of Business. Work closely with the Associate Vice President for Development, the Dean, a second Director of Development, six (6) department chairs, faculty and administration to determine funding priorities and potential funding sources for academic programs, capital projects, and endowment needs. Integral member of the College of Business External Affairs team and work closely with the Associate Dean, Assistant Dean, Assistant to the Dean for External Relations, and Assistant to the Dean for Corporate Relations. Collaborate with members of the Office of Development staff including annual giving, corporate and foundation relations, and planned giving to secure philanthropic support for the College of Business. Assist in the oversight of the College of Business Advisory Council. Management responsibilities include joint supervision (with the other Director of Development) of one (1) Development Coordinator.

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.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other duties as assigned. Note: there may be times the Director will supervise students.

Required qualifications

A Bachelor's degree is required with a minimum of five to seven years' experience in major gift fundraising and with a solid track record of securing gifts at the major level. Candidate must have: A demonstrated ability to design and implement effective cultivation, solicitation and stewardship strategies; a very strong work ethic supported by commitment and follow-through, and a strong commitment for University and Schools mission and values; superior communication skills with the ability to speak credibly about higher education and the aspirations of the University and School with clarity, succinct and effectiveness in written and oral presentations; must travel extensively to participate regularly in events and activities; experience working with volunteers; the ability to manage complex relationships and be a proven collaborator with teamwork skills; ability to work in a system that emphasizes measurable objectives, including set goals for major gifts activity and dollars raised; knowledge of gift planning instruments and ability to market them to alumni and other prospective donors is desired. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Over seven years' experience in major gift fundraising with a proven track record of success securing gifts at the six-figure level and higher; experience managing a fundraising staff and volunteers; prior work history at a higher education institution; experience with capital campaigns; the ability to work with a diverse student body, staff, and constituents is preferred. Applicants must include in their online resume the following information: 1) Employment history: name of company, period employed (from month/year to month/year), job title, summary of job duties and 2) Education: college or college degree, list school name, degree type, major, graduated or not, and hours completed if not graduated Ms. Holly Sherman Pena at

Working conditions

May work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity Climbing of stairs Lifting and moving Criminal background check conducted; may require occasional travel, evening, and weekend hours.

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