The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

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Assistant Director - Chief Development Officer

Hiring department Briscoe Center
Monthly salary $6,500+ depending on qualifications
Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM
Posting number 13-07-02-01-0395
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

Travel as well as night/weekend hours routinely required.

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply
  • A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.
  • A List of 5 References is required in order to apply.

Additional Information


Responsible for strategy development, implementation, and accountability of fund-raising for the Briscoe Center for American History, and provide oversight and management of a development specialist.

Essential Functions

Identify and implement comprehensive resource development initiatives that support the Center's mission, including capital campaigns, major gift stewardship and solicitation, planned giving, grants and sponsorships. Identify, cultivate, steward and upgrade individual projects and donors through major gifts, planned gifts, and outright gifts. Build and maintain a portfolio of major donors and prospects, including planned giving prospects and corporate and foundation grant makers. Identify new prospects through assessment and strategic research. Solicit gifts of cash, stock, bequests, and gifts-in-kind personally, or as part of a team, and or with volunteers and academic leaders. Report directly to the Briscoe Center director. Work with executive director to develop fundraising strategies and set fundraising goals. Work collaboratively and proactively with Briscoe Center staff, volunteers, donors, and others to further the development goals of the Center. Oversee all aspects of major capital campaigns, including strategic planning and identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of prospects. Serve as part of Center's management team. Coordinate with key staff to develop and implement donor-driven communications and an outreach plan. Work with executive director and management team to provide strategic direction for Advisory Council, and help plan fund-raising, stewardship, and cultivation events. Work closely with advisory council members to encourage ongoing involvement with the Center. Work with central development on productivity and resource status reports. Supervise development staff. Oversee grants and contracts programs. Produce timely and accurate reports, letters, proposals, and gift agreements. Accountable for integrity of donor data entered into the University donor and alumni database. Oversee gift processing and donor acknowledgements. Travel as well as night and weekend hours routinely required.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

Bachelor's degree. Four years of experience in professional fundraising. Proven and measurable track record of successful face-to-face interactions with prospective donors, sponsors, or customers. Experience developing and presenting proposals to prospective donors. Superior verbal, written and interpersonal communications skills. Self-motivated. Experience successfully managing multiple concurrent projects. Demonstrated ability to think strategically and creatively. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

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Preferred Qualifications

More than six years of professional experience soliciting major gifts at an institution of higher education or other large non-profit arts or cultural organization. Demonstrated experience in the essential functions listed. Demonstrated experience moving prospective donors from assessment to stewardship. Establish relationships in the Texas philanthropic market and with philanthropists. Working knowledge of UT Austin structure, policies, procedures. Experience using VIP database. Evidence of strong leadership skills, including setting visions, defining strategy and communicating them to others. Demonstrated experience as a strong and effective manager and supervisor of staff. Experience working with volunteers to plan cultivation or outreach events.

Working conditions

May work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Travel as well as night/weekend hours routinely required.

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