The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

Director of Development - Director of Principal Gifts for UT School of Law

Hiring department University Development
Monthly salary OPEN
Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM
Posting number 17-11-17-02-0437
Job Status Open
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

Purpose

To raise philanthropic support for the School of Law at the University of Texas at Austin from significant gift donors with a capacity of 250,000 dollars to 5,000,000 dollars. It is anticipated that this gift officer will work on a number of gifts of 1,000,000 dollars and more annually.

Essential Functions

Build and carry an active portfolio of 75-150 prospective donors. Engage in qualification, strategy, relationship building and closing of principal gift(s) at 1,000,000 dollars plus. Within 36 months of start date, consistently produce 4,000,000 to 6,000,000 dollars plus per year. Participate in proposal preparation, strategy development, and stewardship as required for donors in the portfolio. Effectively work with faculty and academic leaders. Maintain appropriate electronic documentation on a timely basis, including proposal tracking, contact reports, donor strategies, and forecasting in VIP. Develop timely reports, letters, proposals, or gift agreements following a contact. Work collaboratively, proactively, and in a professional, service-oriented manner with all University development officers to further the development goals of the University. Work collaboratively, proactively, and in a professional, service-oriented manner with all University development officers to further the development goals of the University.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

Bachelor's degree. A minimum of five years of increasingly responsible experience in major gifts fundraising 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 verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills. 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. Must be able to travel to visit prospects and donors. Capable of working independently. Work with integrity and professionalism. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Eight or more years of increasingly responsible experience in individual major gifts fundraising with a track record of closing significant gifts. Experience working in a large-scale development operation. Experience with prospect management systems, e.g. VIP, Raiser's Edge, etc. Preference for candidates with a Juris Doctorate.

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 overnight and weekends.

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