The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

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Assistant Director - Assistant Director of Constituent Relations

Hiring department Inst Latin Amer Stds
Monthly salary $5,000+ depending on qualifications
Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM
Posting number 17-10-03-01-0395
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

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


Plans and implements a comprehensive development program for LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections by building relationships with and generating financial and non-monetary support from alumni, friends, foundations, and corporations.

Essential Functions

Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward major gift donors and prospects for LLILAS Benson to fulfill annual fundraising goals. Research, write, and present comprehensive fundraising proposals to prospective individual and corporate donors. Coordinate development goals and strategies with the development teams of the College of Liberal Arts, UT Libraries, and UT International Advancement. Oversee and direct the planning and implementation of the LLILAS Benson Advisory Council. Provide leadership and coordination for the LLILAS Benson Steering Committee and Fundraising Network of the Advisory Council. Coordinate with the LLILAS Benson Director and Advisory Council members to identify, cultivate, and solicit major gift prospects for LLILAS Benson. Oversee and manage the LLILAS Benson Constituent Relations program, which includes annual giving, alumni relations, and communications. Develop timely and accurate reports, letters, proposals, and gift agreements. Accountable for integrity of donor data entered into the University's donor and alumni database. Formulate yearly LLILAS Benson Development Office Plan and submit an annual report to the Director on the outcomes of the plan. Regularly report to the LLILAS Benson Directors' team. Supervise and provide ongoing support and training for the LLILAS Benson Development Office Coordinator. Develop and manage annual LLILAS Benson Development Office budget in collaboration with the LLILAS Benson Director, Development Office Coordinator, Financial Analyst, and Executive Director. Work collaboratively and in a professional, service-oriented manner with the LLILAS Benson Director and staff, and the advancement teams of UT Libraries, the College of Liberal Arts and Intl Advancement.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

Bachelor's degree. A minimum of two years of successful fundraising experience. Proven, measurable track record of successful interactions with prospective donors or clients. Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collaboratively in a collegial, team-oriented unit. Experience researching, writing, and presenting comprehensive fundraising proposals to prospective individual or corporate donors. Superior interpersonal, writing, and speaking skills. Demonstrated ability to think strategically and creatively, work well under pressure, and manage details of concurrent projects. Demonstrated ability to work with minimal supervision. Excellent professional demeanor. Ability to manage complex and sensitive information in a confidential manner. Understanding of and commitment to higher education. Microsoft Office proficiency. Professional proficiency in Spanish. Ability to travel. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Advanced degree. More than two years of fundraising experience. Major gift experience in a large public research university. Demonstrated experience working with volunteer boards or alumni. Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with academic leaders, administrators, development staff, volunteers, or students in accomplishing fundraising goals. Working knowledge of UT Austin structure, policies, procedures, and VIP database. Knowledge of Latin American cultures and history. Professional proficiency in Portuguese. Experience organizing events. Significant contributions to the profession of development, which may include presentations, publication, and/or leadership in professional or scholarly organizations at the regional, state, or national level.

Working conditions

May work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Occasional evening and weekend hours. Periodic domestic and international travel required.

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