The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

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Director I - Assistant Director for Alumni Engagement and Events

Hiring department Div Recreational Sport
Monthly salary $4,250+ depending on qualifications
Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM
Posting number 17-09-27-01-0419
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

Frequently work additional hours, including evenings and weekends. Occasional holiday work. Occasional interstate and intrastate travel. Regular and punctual attendance at the workplace required. Position is exempt Administrative and Professional, and subject to annual renewal.

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


Manage and direct key components of the Recreational Sports' Alumni Engagement Program, and manage all aspects of development events. Develop and organize communications for the department's Development Program.

Essential Functions

Develop, coordinate and administer programs and events to engage alumni and constituents. Coordinate all details of development events, ensuring events stay in budget and meet a diverse population. Develop and organize all communication efforts for the department's development program, strategically targeting identified groups. Oversee the management of the Friends of RecSports website, and monthly electronic messages. Work closely with the Director of Development to develop, coordinate, promote and expand the Friends of RecSports Program. Respond to inquiries, communicate with associates and steward relationships with various constituents. Work closely with development team and facility manager to activate corporate sponsorships for Recreational Sports. Prepare instructions for load-in, parking, and set-up; ensure the activation is implemented as discussed; take photos and prepare summary reports for internal and external use; serve as point person for all activations. Collaborate with the Communication, Assessment and Development staff to prepare messages, utilize data and present compelling arguments as they relate to fundraising efforts. Maintain institutional knowledge and training in the university's prospect management system. Be familiar with university rules and protocols relative to fundraising. Serve as a contributing member of divisional staff, attend regular staff meetings and perform other duties as assigned. Serve on committees, coordinate special events and projects as required. Prepare presentations and proposals.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

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.

Required qualifications

Bachelor's degree and two years of professional experience in development and/or communications. Experience executing events. Technical proficiency. Exceptional written and verbal communication skills. Proven project management and collaboration skills. Excellent public relations and diplomacy skills. Must possess a strong attention to detail, and an ability to execute a vision.

Preferred Qualifications

Master's degree and more than two years of experience. Familiarity with UT's VIP/Prospect management system. Experience with corporate activations. Experience working in a college-level recreational sports program.

Working conditions

May work in all weather conditions May work in extreme temperatures May work around chemical fumes May work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity Climbing of stairs Climbing of ladders Lifting and moving Exposure to alarms, large crowds, construction and associated noise. Work under stress, under deadlines, as a team member, independently, in shared office space, with interruptions and with overlapping projects.

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