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Director of Advancement- College of Education

University of Texas at El Paso
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Closing date
Feb 8, 2022

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Position Type
Fundraising, Fundraising Administration
Employment Type
Full Time
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Director of Advancement- College of Education

Job ID 7275
Location El Paso, TX
Full/Part Time Full-Time
Regular/Temporary Regular

FLSA Status

Posting End Date
Opened until filled.

Salary Range: $75,000 - $87,500

Hours per Week
40.00 Standard from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Hiring Department
Institutional Advancement

Required Application Materials
A cover letter, resume, and a list of 3 professional references is required in order to apply.

Please combine all documents in a single PDF file.

Purpose of Position
Who we want:
An ambitious and dynamic leader with a proven track-record in development to serve as the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) Institutional Advancement's (IA) Director of Advancement for the College of Education (COED).

As we build-out our development team, we are looking for a highly collaborative central senior development officer to create and implement a comprehensive development strategy and serve as the primary liaison to the COED.

Essential Functions
What you'll do:
In this role, you'll be charged with creating and executing a comprehensive development strategy for the COED. Building on the multicultural and multilingual richness of the Paso del Norte border region, the College of Education strives to model transformative, boundary-crossing education to develop innovative, engaged, and contributing members of a global society.

Working closely with the Dean and the COED advisory board, you will guide the identification and prioritization of the fundraising opportunities that propel the College towards its goals of improving education, leading the University in research, and enhancing service to the community by providing expertise and leadership in scientific and technological areas.

Reporting to the Associate Vice President of Development with a dotted line to the COED Dean, you'll manage a portfolio of major and principal-level prospects regionally and nationally, develop and execute strategies leading to successful evaluation, cultivation, solicitation, and investment that aims to leverage donors' interests with the College's opportunities.

No two days will be the same, but you can expect them to be filled with identifying and strategizing investment opportunities and building impactful, long-term relationships with the College's constituents. You'll also take on a secondary liaison assignment with another school or college to provide interim coverage while we build out our team. As a part of a centralized Institutional Advancement division, you'll be supported not only by your AVP and immediate teammates but also by colleagues across the division in prospect research, stewardship, alumni engagement, and communications.

Required Qualifications
What you'll need to be successful:
- Bachelor's degree (required)
- Five+ years successful major gift fundraising experience (required)
- Demonstrated success persuading and influencing groups and individuals to support the organization's agenda, particularly donors, colleagues, volunteer leadership, and other stakeholders
- An unending commitment to positively contributing to our team culture; we all commit to making UTEP IA a great place to work
- Tenacious optimism and a goal-oriented, growth mindset; the ability to remain flexible and develop creative solutions in pursuit of always maintaining forward momentum
- Capacity to multitask and continually balance competing priorities within a dynamic environment
- Ability to work independently and collaboratively on a small team with limited resources, supporting the success of all colleagues and prioritizing the UTEP's overall goals above personal achievement

Preferred Qualifications
It'd be nice if you have:
- A working understanding of a research university environment with prominent faculty along with the grace and enthusiasm necessary to engage high net-worth individuals
- Demonstrated success fundraising for a College of Education or another youth-serving agency
- Advanced degree
- Experience using a fundraising database (we use Raiser's Edge/NXT and FPM)

Working Conditions
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit and climb or balance. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

EO/AA Statement
The University of Texas at El Paso is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or sexual orientation and gender in employment or the provision of services in accordance with state and federal law. Discrimination on the basis of sex includes an employee's or prospective employee's right to be free from sexual harassment under Title IX of the Higher Education Amendments of 1972.

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