The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

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Executive Director for Development - Executive Director for Provost Initiatives and Campus Wide Prioritities

Hiring department University Development
Monthly salary OPEN
Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM
Posting number 18-04-27-01-0434
Job Status Closed
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


Serve as the leader in supporting the University of Texas' vision to use this campaign to redefine how we bring future students to the Forty Acres.

Essential Functions

Serve on the Vice President's leadership team, which is undertaking a number of efforts to position itself as a best-in-class leader in areas such as talent development, stewardship, development communications, annual giving, international fundraising, etc. Serve as a leader in developing what will most likely be one of the largest, most ambitious fundraising campaigns in the history of public higher education fundraising. Develop and successfully work a principal gift officer portfolio of 50-100 individuals with capacity to make gifts of 500K+. Much of this portfolio will be new prospects identified but not highly cultivated by the university. Within an appropriate time, this individual should be one of the top 10 fundraising professionals on our campus each year. Take a lead role in staffing Executive Vice President and Provost Maurie McInnis, and Rachelle Hernandez, Sr. Vice Provost for Enrollment Management. Directly lead the Provost Initiatives-Campus Wide fundraising team of three full-time employees. This team will implement fundraising strategies to engage key constituents around in leading campus-wide scholarship program efforts ranging from Honors Programs to Student Success Programs. Work directly and regularly with Chief Development Officers of seven units across campus to drive fundraising performance in order to maximize productivity and achieve annual and campaign goals. These units include Undergraduate Studies, Libraries, Harry Ransom Center, Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, the LBJ Wildflower Center, Office of the Vice President of Student Affairs, and the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement. Be the primary point of contact for University Development with the Ex-Student Association's scholarship fundraising efforts. Participate at the executive level in creating and implementing a comprehensive campus-wide parent program to support campus priorities. In support and in coordination with unit leadership and the Assistant Vice President for Talent Development, the Executive Director will work with each unit Development leader to coach, mentor, and recruit great staff.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

Bachelor's degree. A minimum of seven years demonstrated success in developing relationships and soliciting gifts. Fundraising experience within a large, complex institution, preferably within the context of a capital campaign, resulting in leadership gifts (1,000,000+). Proven exceptional interpersonal communication skills. Proven ability to work collaboratively with peers, colleagues, and partners in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. Proven ability to work effectively as a member of a team and independently. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Professional demeanor. 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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