The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

Associate Director for Development

Hiring department DNS-External Rel
Monthly salary $5,416+ depending on qualifications
Hours per week 40.00 Flexible from 700AM to 600PM
Posting number 18-01-17-02-0809
Job Status Open
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 eligible to work in the US on a full time basis for any employer without sponsorship. Occasional overtime, evening, weekend and holiday work may be required.

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

Develop and implement a comprehensive plan for soliciting, securing and stewarding major gifts from prospective donors to benefit the Biological Sciences and its related research units in the College of Natural Sciences.

Essential Functions

Design and implement a development plan for funding initiatives for Biological Sciences departments and related research units. Execute plan to solicit major gifts from individuals to fund these initiatives. Develop, write and present comprehensive fundraising proposals to prospective donors. Make public fundraising presentations. Work with CNS Executive Director for Development and External Relations, Department Chairs, and faculty to identify, analyze, and develop targeted fundraising initiatives and set fundraising goals and objectives. Work with volunteer boards, task forces, or alumni to further the development goals of the College. Manage a portfolio of individual major gift prospects and donors; focusing on individuals with gift capacity of 100,000 dollars and above. Maintain appropriate electronic documentation in a timely manner, including proposal tracking, contact reports, and forecasting. Develop timely reports, letters, proposals, or gift agreements following a contact. Meet monthly goals for all types of prospect contacts and proposals. Identify prospects by extensive analysis of constituent databases, volunteer prospects review, and personal visits to prospects. Develop a systematic cultivation and stewardship program, providing necessary follow up reporting. Conduct in-person visits with prospects and donors and make the required three-visits per day for out-of-town travel. Arrange schedules and host prospects and donors for on-campus visits. Responsible for travel and visit preparations including schedules, itineraries, maps, and visit information. Work with other university development professionals and the University Development Office to coordinate development activities and projects in complete accordance with university development policies. Operate within the prospect management system. Collaborate with college and development professionals to support interdisciplinary projects and to maintain collegial working relationships. Participate in appropriate development meetings and, college and university events.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

Bachelor's degree and five years of professional development experience, of which 3-5 years should include experience with working "front line" with individuals to cultivate and close major and planned gifts. Demonstrated ability to work systematically to conduct prospecting visits and manage ongoing relationships with a large number of alumni and friends to identify potential donors who can make major gifts of 100,000 dollars and over to CNS. Ability to travel to visit prospects and donors. Demonstrated development writing experience along with experience in strategic and tactical management of a development program. Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously in a disciplined and sequential way to meet specific funding objectives. Ability to take initiative and work independently. Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Six years of professional development experience, of which 3-5 years includes specific "front line" development experience and work shaping a development program for a unit. Knowledge of UT fundraising environment and proficiency in VIP.

Working conditions

May work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity Work as a team member, with peers, clients, and management; professional demeanor, self-reliance, resourcefulness, communicate effectively with diverse groups. Ability and willingness to travel.

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