The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

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Associate Director for Development

Hiring department Engineering
Monthly salary $6,250+ depending on qualifications
Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM
Posting number 18-01-19-01-0809
Job Status Deleted
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


Work to develop and implement plans to identify and solicit/secure major gifts from individuals, foundations, and corporations to the Cockrell School of Engineering, along with the Cockrell School Development team.

Essential Functions

Identify, assess, analyze, and design appropriate strategies for approaching prospects and donors and making the vitally important match between donors' philanthropic interests and the Cockrell School's programmatic and curricular needs. Proactively manage a portfolio of 100 or more individual major gift prospects and donors (with an emphasis on gifts of 100,000 dollars and more), determining frequency of contact needed. Identifies prospective donors by working with the development specialist to identify prospects, analyzing constituent databases, conducting prospect review, and making personal visits to prospects. Maintains a travel schedule of 30 to 50 percent time including some evenings and weekends. Develops giving strategies that are appropriate and meaningful. Works with development team members to assist with strategic planning for the entire individual giving process. Manages a portfolio of prospects with updated strategy and proposal tracking. Cultivates relationships by articulating the Cockrell School's compelling vision/mission and by assessing specific areas of donor interest and level of potential engagement. Develops reports, letters, proposals, and gift agreements based on conversations or points of agreement with donors. Establishes relationships with faculty and administrative staff of the Cockrell School in order to facilitate relationships with and serve as a point of coordination with potential donors. In consultation with supervisor, sets and achieves performance goals through monthly and annual strategies.

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.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

Bachelor's Degree. Three to five years professional development experience in gift fundraising and direct donor contact. Experience in identification, assessment, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship; development of funding proposals to prospective donors. Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously in a disciplined and sequential way to meet specific funding objectives. Ability to take initiative and work independently. Ability to work in a team-oriented environment. Demonstrated ability to manage contact with donors and prospective donors in systematic and sustained manner. Excellent interpersonal skills. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

More than five years of professional development experience in gift fundraising, donor management and stewardship or other closely related field. Fundraising experience within the University of Texas at Austin.

Working conditions

May work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Position requires regular travel, as well as work outside of standard business hours.

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