The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

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Development Associate - Development Associate

Hiring department Blanton Museum of Art
Monthly salary $2,916 - $3,125
Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM
Posting number 18-02-12-01-9027
Job Status Closed
FLSA status Non-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

May be required to work some evenings for Development events.

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.

Note: The following additional materials are also required for consideration: Three writing samples Instructions for submission of these materials will be provided at the time the online application has been completed.

Additional Information


To provide complex administrative management and project support for the Development team in the implementation of the museum's comprehensive fundraising program. Supports the execution of strategies for cultivating and soliciting donations.

Essential Functions

Process individual, foundation, corporate and government gifts, cash and non-monentary and ticket sales. Primary responsibility for processing acknowledgement letters. Crafts letters and ensures that all contributions are appropriately acknowledged. Draft and submit reports and other materials on museum activity, the use of donated funds and the museum's endowments. Help manage use of endowed funds to ensure compliance and stewardship. Draft and send routine donor correspondence on behalf of the museum director and director of development. Coordinate mailings for stewardship and other purposes. Develop and maintain fundraising administrative tools, including tracking income and progress toward goals, as well as track pledges and maintain pledge reminder system. Track other analytics relevant to the department through creating database queries. Coordinate donor listing materials. Update and prepare supporting materials for donor solicitations. Submit, file and track donor solicitations and correspondence. Generate research, as necessary, for director of development and museum director. Serve as department expert in the maintenance and input of development data in the museum's fundraising database. Manage participation in annual giving days such as Amplify Austin. Track department budget and expenses. Process paperwork required for departmental travel. Conduct and coordinate research with UT's Central Development office. Department liaison to museum membership staff. Provide significant support for the department's major events, including the biennial gala and Board meetings. Assist with hiring and coordinating workflow for student interns. Perform other administrative duties as needed to support departmental priorities and logistics. May need to work flexible hours to assist at special events

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

Bachelor's degree. One year of professional fundraising experience and performing complex administrative functions. Experience working in a museum, cultural or other non-profit setting. Exceptional verbal, writing, research and organizational skills. Knowledge of basic fundraising techniques and strategies. Experience working with budgets. Ability to communicate responsibly and professionally with donors. Demonstrated ability to work independently under pressure of deadlines on multiple projects and priorities concurrently while maintaining a high level of accuracy and attention to detail. Demonstrated flexibility in meeting shifting demands and priorities. Strong computer, database and data entry skills. Strong judgment and initiative. Must be capable of working with sensitive information with complete confidentiality. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in arts or business related field. Three years experience assisting with fundraising programs or performing complex administrative functions. Experience researching and preparing fundraising materials. Experience working in a fast-paced, results-oriented environment. Experience designing materials or presentations. Knowledge of Altru or other Blackbaud software and experience performing complex database functions. 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 May be required to work some nights or weekends to assist at special events.

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