The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

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Director of Development - Director of Development for the Division of Student Affairs

Hiring department VP-Student Affairs
Monthly salary $7,083+ depending on qualifications
Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM
Posting number 18-06-06-01-0437
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

Austin, Texas based position responsible for all phases of the Division of Student Affairs major gifts program including endowments. This position reports to the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs.

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


Raise philanthropic support for the Division of Student Affairs from major gift donors with a capacity of 100,000 dollars to over 1 million dollars. Lead the Division's fundraising team, developing and implementing a comprehensive plan to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward major and secondary gifts.

Essential Functions

Build and carry a portfolio of at least 50 prospective donors. Engage in qualification, strategy, relationship-building and closing of major gifts. Participate in proposal preparation, strategy development and stewardship as required for donors in the portfolio. Supervise development initiatives including the Student Affairs Family Leadership Council. Serve as a member of the Division of Student Affairs senior leadership team. Collaborate with Division staff and campus community to meet development goals. Give advice and problem-solve on student philanthropy efforts and special campaigns. Ask for gifts personally, as part of teams, and during visits to prospective donors. Develop timely reports, letters, proposals or gift agreements following a contact. Supervise Development staff in VPSA Office. Maintain appropriate electronic documentation on a timely basis, including proposal tracking, contact reports, donor strategies and forecasting. Work collaboratively, proactively, and in a professional, service-oriented manner with all university development officers to further the development goals of the university. Attend and present at regional and national conferences on best practices.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Related duties as assigned.

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.

Required qualifications

Bachelor's degree. A minimum of three 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 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 available to travel extensively to visit prospects and donors. Capable of working independently. Work with integrity and professionalism.

Preferred Qualifications

Five or more years of increasingly responsible experience in individual major gifts fundraising with a track record of consistently closing numerous major gifts to raise 1 million dollars plus annually. Experience working in a large-scale development operation including, but not limited to, a comparable research university or a large health-care and or non-profit organization. Experience with prospect management systems, e.g., VIP, Raiser's Edge, etc. Experience managing a team.

Working conditions

May work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity Climbing of stairs Lifting and moving Security sensitive; criminal background check conducted. Will require overnight and multi-day travel within Texas and nationally. Occasional evenings and weekends.

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