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Director of Development and Alumni Engagement

The University of Texas at Austin
California, United States
$110,000.00 - $125,000.00
Closing date
Oct 13, 2021

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Position Type
Executive, Fundraising, Alumni Affairs, Capital Campaigns, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Donor Relations, Fundraising Administration, Major Gifts, Planned Giving, Other Fundraising
Academic Centers, Community Development, Community Foundations, Education, Other Fields, Philanthropic Advisors
Employment Type
Full Time
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Develop and implement a comprehensive plan for soliciting, securing and stewarding major gifts from prospective donors. Create alumni and entertainment industry engagement activities to build both the Denius UTLA Center and Moody College of Communication brands. Assist in the marketing of the program.

  • Work with LA-based and West Coast Moody College of Communication alumni, donors, and corporations to build stronger ties to the UTLA Denius Center and Moody College as a whole, through alumni and donor events.
  • 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.
  • Work with Moody College Chief Development Officer to identify, analyze, and develop targeted fundraising initiatives and set fundraising goals and objectives. Develop, write and present comprehensive fundraising proposals to prospective donors.
  • Facilitate meetings with Moody College's Los Angeles based volunteer committee and other alumni and friends to further the development and student recruitment goals of the Center. Working collaboratively with Assistant Dean for External Relations, create and host events to better engage Denius UTLA Center students with industry professionals and help to identify potential speakers for the Moody College of Communication in Austin.
  • Manage a portfolio of individual major gift prospects and donors, focusing on individuals with a gift capacity of $100,000 dollars and above. Host prospects and donors at Denius UTLA Center when appropriate. Conduct visits with prospects, donors and friends of the Denius UTLA Center and Moody College of Communication and make 12-15 $100K+ and 3-4 $1M+ solicitations annually.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree and 5+ years of major fundraising experience.

Relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

CFRE or other professional affiliations.

Working Conditions

  • Position is located in Los Angeles, California
  • Standard office environment

Required Materials

  • Resume/CV
  • 3 work references with their contact information; at least one reference should be from a supervisor
  • Letter of interest 

Important for applicants who are NOT current university employees or contingent workers: You will be prompted to submit your resume the first time you apply, then you will be provided an option to upload a new Resume for subsequent applications. Any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) will be uploaded in the Application Questions section; you will be able to multi-select additional files. Before submitting your online job application, ensure that ALL Required Materials have been uploaded.  Once your job application has been submitted, you cannot make changes.

Important for Current university employees and contingent workers: As a current university employee or contingent worker, you MUST apply within Workday by searching for Find UT Jobs. If you are a current University employee, log-in to Workday, navigate to your Worker Profile, click the Career link in the left hand navigation menu and then update the sections in your Professional Profile before you apply. This information will be pulled in to your application. The application is one page and you will be prompted to upload your resume. In addition, you must respond to the application questions presented to upload any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) that were noted above.


Employment Eligibility:

Regular staff who have been employed in their current position for the last six continuous months are eligible for openings being recruited for through University-Wide or Open Recruiting, to include both promotional opportunities and lateral transfers. Staff who are promotion/transfer eligible may apply for positions without supervisor approval.


Retirement Plan Eligibility:

The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length. This position has the option to elect the Optional Retirement Program (ORP) instead of TRS, subject to the position being 40 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.


Background Checks:

A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.


Equal Opportunity Employer:

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.


Pay Transparency:

The University of Texas at Austin will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.


Employment Eligibility Verification:

If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification I-9 form.  You will be required to present acceptable and original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States.  Documents need to be presented no later than the third day of employment.  Failure to do so will result in loss of employment at the university.



The University of Texas at Austin use E-Verify to check the work authorization of all new hires effective May 2015. The university’s company ID number for purposes of E-Verify is 854197. For more information about E-Verify, please see the following:



Employees may be required to report violations of law under Title IX and the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act). If this position is identified a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified and provided resources for reporting. Responsible employees under Title IX are defined and outlined in HOP-3031.

The Clery Act requires all prospective employees be notified of the availability of the Annual Security and Fire Safety report. You may access the 2020 report here or obtain a copy at University Compliance Services, 1616 Guadalupe, Suite UTA 2.206, Austin, TX 78701.

Email comments to:  Human Resource Service Center.  For questions or concerns regarding equal opportunity only, contact Equal Opportunity Services.

Additional information for applicants can be found on the Human Resources web page: Applying for Employment.  For more job information, call the Human Resource Service Center at (512) 471-4772, or toll-free at (800) 687-4178.

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