The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

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Development Specialist

Hiring department Elec & Computer Engr
Monthly salary $3,333+ depending on qualifications
Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM
Posting number 14-02-10-01-9113
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


To support corporate, alumni and donor cultivation and stewardship efforts by providing proactive communications, event and relationship management services.

Essential Functions

Assists in meeting funding goals by developing and solidifying strategic partnerships and positive constituent relationships with proactive research, outreach, anticipation of needs and interests, strong communications and detailed follow through. Coordinates meetings, travel and visits with key constituents, including summaries and next steps. Assists with developing and tracking programmatic grant proposals. Benchmarks and analyzes peer programs. Provides proactive project management and production of external web and print communications and events. Plans, produces, publicizes and measures external and donor events. Develops meaningful public relations, communications and recognition strategies to guide external understanding and support of targeted initiatives. Edits all external relations communications and maintains archives. Coordinates closely with communications staff and ensures communications, accessibility and brand compliance with University standards. Coordinates the ECE External Advisory Committee meetings, minutes and follow-up. Enters data into the VIP system, researches donors and constituents and runs various donor reports using VIP. Manages invoices, financial tracking and accounts reconciliations for the group. Maintains the constituent database and mailing list maintenance. Manages and coordinates calendars for the group. Coordinates Senior Design program and event logistics. Develops corporate relationship tools such as strategy plans, proposals, and engagement/impact reports. Serves as liaison to College, University and department staff, faculty and students on corporate, alumni, donor, and stewardship efforts. Participate in special activities and projects, as assigned. Other related functions as assigned.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

Bachelor's degree and one year of relevant development support experience. Demonstrated experience of successful donor support and successful event coordination/management. Demonstrated experience developing and maintaining a multi-media website and print communications, including experience presenting complicated information in a concise, readable and graphically pleasing way. Strong organizational and project management skills. Exemplary constituent service and communications skills. Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment, meeting team goals, objectives and deadlines. Demonstrated ability to think strategically and creatively, work well under pressure and manage details of several concurrent projects. Ability to coordinate and follow through on projects both collaboratively and independently. Strong computer skills including desktop, Internet and online systems, email marketing programs, MS Office suite, and Drupal. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated ability to develop proposals to foundations and other formal funding agencies. Demonstrated ability to prepare presentations. Proficiency in VIP, Imodules, SharePoint, graphic design, social media and SEO strategies. Four years of recent experience in fund raising/development and a proven track record of successful donor support and management in a higher education environment, with UT experience a priority. Four years experience with event coordination and proven track record of successful event management. Working knowledge of university policies and procedures, preferably UT Austin. Ability to grow position into coordinating programs and/or portfolios.

Working conditions

May work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Consistent attendance and punctuality with some evening and weekend hours and off-site travel.

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