The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

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Development Specialist - Project Manager

Hiring department University Development
Monthly salary $3,750+ depending on qualifications
Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM
Posting number 17-10-03-01-9113
Job Status Closed
FLSA status Exempt
Earliest Start Date Immediately
Position Duration Funding expected to continue
Position open to all applicants
Location Austin, TX (off-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


Provides project management focused on donor relations.

Essential Functions

Participate in online stewardship strategy development. As a member of the Donor Relations team, contribute to the planning, analyses, development, and implementation of processes to systematically collect and use stewardship data and database structures to ensure donors are glad they gave. Attend all appropriate stewardship and recognition events. In partnership with the Chief Development Relations Officer, create and develop reports, project analyses, graphics, spreadsheets, and other stewardship documents as needed for both internal and external audiences. Lead project management and innovation in donor relations University-wide. Understand how processes, practices, and people are all integral to managing projects. Apply basic concepts of project management to a variety of applications/situations. Identify characteristics of effective project management and train others to collaborate. Create, review, edit, and/or execute donor communications, reports, and videos with support from the communications team. Evaluate the effectiveness of programs and make recommendations for future tactics. Perform or assist with donor relations processes, events, communications, and activities as requested. Collaborate with director in departmental strategic planning. Develop a network of peers at comparable institutions to gain insight and guidance on new and existing practices, particularly as they relate to donor recognition and retention. Identify methods for streamlining and or enhancing efforts, particularly as they relate to donor recognition and retention. Research and resolve internal/external questions as they relate to donor relations. Additional duties as assigned.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

Bachelor's degree. One year of experience in specialized development work or in a related field. Demonstrated understanding of the importance of donor relations and stewardship to a successful fundraising program. Three to five years related work experience in donor relations and stewardship, project management or communications. Ability to complete projects on time and on budget, and report on status and progress. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Excellent writing ability and organizational skills. Strong analytical and decision making skills. Solid presentation skills. Solid computer skills with experience using word processing, spreadsheet, database and presentation software. Ability to interact with donors and senior-level executives and administrators required. Ability to establish measurable goals and objectives and develop and implement strategies for success. Ability to maintain high degree of confidentiality and responsibility regarding information related to donors and the university. Strong customer service experience required. Attention to detail and the ability to prioritize and execute multiple projects under demanding deadlines required. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

None provided

Working conditions

May work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity

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