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Development Associate

Hiring department Information
Monthly salary $2,750+ depending on qualifications
Hours per week 40.00 Flexible from 700AM to 600PM
Posting number 17-08-24-01-9027
Job Status Closed
FLSA status Non-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

Occasional work during evenings and weekends. Periodic travel may be 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 3 References is required in order to apply.

Additional Information


To assist the School of Information's chief development officer through the daily management of strategic and administrative activities of the school's fundraising and external relations program.

Essential Functions

Design and implement systems based on data and analytics for soliciting alumni and donors and for communicating with external constituents, including the solicitation and acknowledgment of gifts by mail. Interact directly with donors and Advisory Council members. Coordinate special events, including receptions, advisory council meetings, and guest lectures. Coordinate catering for iSchool events, including Capstone poster sessions and student events. Proactively engage with iSchool staff, students and faculty to ensure that event needs are met. Provide administrative support to the development officer. Assist with development officer travel planning. Draft correspondence and coordinate mailings. Perform research on and identify prospective donors and university programs. Assist director with setting meetings with prospective donors. Coordinate stewardship activities. Oversee endowment compliance. Represent the school at regular internal meetings, including Alumni Relations Council and Annual Giving. Act as a liaison to the Annual Giving program. Process charitable donations and pledges to the school in a timely fashion, to include composing and processing acknowledgement letters and delivering gifts to central processing. Prepare reports and meeting agendas. Maintain relevant database and donor records.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

Bachelor's degree. A combination of one year of experience assisting with fundraising programs or performing complex administrative functions. Experience working with confidential information. Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office. Demonstrated ability to manage multiple and concurrent projects. Attention to detail and excellent time management skills. Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines, perform under pressure, and work independently and as a part of a team. Professional demeanor and excellent interpersonal communication skills. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Two or more years experience working in constituent relations and/or fundraising. Knowledge of UT, the Texas philanthropy landscape, and the LIS community in Texas. Research and presentation experience. Knowledge of and proficiency with UT databases and/or VIP. Experience making cold calls. Excellent project management skills and the ability to lead an initiative from planning to execution. Experience in preparing financial reports.

Working conditions

May work around standard office conditions

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