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Associate Director for Development - Associate Director of Development for Major Gifts

Hiring department Fine Arts
Monthly salary $5,833+ depending on qualifications
Hours per week 40.00 Flexible from 800AM to 500PM
Posting number 17-08-29-01-0809
Job Status Deleted
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

Must be able to travel days, evenings, and weekends when necessary.

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 raise philanthropic support from donors with a capacity of 100,000 to 1 million dollars as a front line major gifts officer. Develop and implement plans for cultivating, soliciting and securing major gifts from prospective donors for the College of Fine Arts.

Essential Functions

Manage an active portfolio of 100 to 150 prospective donors. As a frontline fundraiser, engage in strategy, relationship building, solicitation, and closing of major gifts at 100,000 dollars plus levels. Within 36 months of start date, consistently raise funds totalling 1 million dollars plus per year. Participate in proposal preparation, strategy development, and stewardship as required for donors in the portfolio. Maintain appropriate electronic documentation on a timely basis, including proposal tracking, contact reports, donor strategies, and forecasting. Develop timely reports, letters, proposals, or gift agreements following a contact. Work effectively, collaboratively, and in a professional, service-oriented manner with Fine Arts faculty and academic leaders, gift officers and the development staff. Work with development professionals in the University Development Office to coordinate development activities and projects in complete accordance with university development policies. Travel in and out-of-state required and some evening and weekend work.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

Bachelor's degree. A minimum of three to five years of increasingly responsible experience in major gifts fundraising in an institution of higher education or related fields. Experience in developing a strategic development plan for soliciting and securing gifts from private sources. Proven and measurable track record of successful face-to-face interactions with prospective donors. Experience in establishing strategies for identifying, qualifying, and cultivating prospective donors. Experience in developing and presenting gift proposals to prospective donors. Experience supporting senior administrators, faculty, and fellow gift officers. Excellent and demonstrated verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills. Detail oriented. Demonstrated ability to think strategically and creatively, work well under pressure, and manage details of several concurrent projects. Proven project management skills. Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team-oriented environment. Polished demeanor. Must be able to travel to visit prospects and donors.v Work with integrity and professionalism. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Master's degree. Five or more years of increasingly responsible experience in individual major gifts fundraising with at least three years of successful fundraising experience at an institution of higher education. Demonstrated track record of consistently closing numerous major gifts at the 100,000 dollar plus level. Experience working in a large-scale development operation including but not limited to a comparable research university or a large health-care and/or non-profit organization. Experience with prospect management systems. Knowledge of Texas philanthropists and the University of Texas at Austin. Knowledge of, or background in, the visual and/or performing arts.

Working conditions

May work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity Must be able to travel days, evenings, and weekends when necessary.

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