Job Posting Title:
Director of Development
University Development Office
Position Open To:
Weekly Scheduled Hours:
Earliest Start Date:
May 02, 2022
Expected to Continue
UT MAIN CAMPUS
To raise philanthropic support for the College of Fine Arts,
focusing on major gift donors with a capacity of $100,000
soliciting gifts of $100,000 plus annually. The director will
assess and cultivate prospects identified as having a capacity,
interest and desire to promote the many divisions and departments
within Fine Arts. The College of Fine Arts welcomes and respects
all individuals and communities by valuing and consciously
maintaining awareness of diverse perspectives and experiences. We
believe inclusivity is critical to fostering excellence in all of
our endeavors, and we promote diversity in our recruiting, hiring
and retention practices. Directors will work with colleagues and
leadership across campus to deliver proposals that impact the
College of Fine Arts.
About UT Austin
The University of Texas at Austin, founded in 1883, ranks among
the 40 best universities in the world with top national programs
across 18 colleges and schools. The university is an enduring
symbol of the spirit of Texas, driving economic and social progress
while serving the city, state, nation and world as a leading center
of knowledge and creativity. Our work is inspired by the bold
spirit of Texas and our commitment to its people.
Learn more about UT Austin’s mission and values, leadership and strategic plan.
Why Join Texas Development?
What starts here changes the world. What starts here starts with
The University of Texas at Austin is on the front lines of the
future: sparking the imagination, driving discovery and
transforming lives. And it’s only possible because generous
supporters believe in the power and promise of our state’s flagship
university to change the world. We strive to reach the highest
levels of achievement and success in all that we do by creating
meaningful and powerful experiences for our donors.
Together, through one of the largest fundraising efforts in our
state’s history, we will unlock student potential, recruit
world-class faculty, transform health and care, and create a
vibrant future for Texas and beyond. With more than $3 billion
raised in the past five years, Texas Development is quickly
becoming one of the best fundraising programs in higher
Texas Development is a dynamic and growing community of more
than 400 team members across the Forty Acres. Like the university
we serve, we are committed to promoting a culture of diversity,
equity, inclusion and belonging along our staff and donor
communities. We honor the idea that if what starts here changes the
world, what starts here should reflect the world.
Join us and change the world.
- Build and carry an active portfolio of 40 - 80 prospective
- Engage in qualification, strategy development, relationship
building and closing of major gift(s) at $100,000+ for the
College of Fine Arts.
- Within 18 months of start date, consistently produce $2,000,000
- $3,000,000 per year.
- Participate in goal setting, proposal preparation, strategy
development, and stewardship as required for donors in the
- Successfully and consistently deliver funding proposals to
prospective and current donors.
- Effectively work with, communicate with, and collaborate with
faculty, academic leaders, and other development staff to develop
campus-wide funding opportunities and reach campaign goals.
- Maintain appropriate electronic documentation on a timely
basis, including engagement activities, proposal tracking, contact
reports, donor strategies, and forecasting in VIP.
- Record timely reports, letters, proposals, or gift agreements
following a donor contact.
- Work collaboratively, proactively, and in a professional,
service-oriented manner with all University development officers to
further the development goals of the University.
Bachelor’s degree. Demonstrated ability to execute successful
full-cycle donor strategy. High degree of emotional intelligence.
Demonstrated ability to show tenacity and be nimble. Ability to
drive results. Highly effective communication skills (written,
verbal, interpersonal). Ability to think strategically and
creatively and work well under pressure. Project management skills.
Capable of working independently, while also engaging in
collaboration between teams. Ability to travel frequently to visit
prospects and donors. Ability to use discretion and maintain
integrity and professionalism. Relevant education and
experience may be substituted as appropriate.
Master’s Degree. More than three years of increasingly
responsible experience in major gifts fundraising in an institution
of higher education or related fields. Familiarity with the UT
Austin development operations, procedures, and databases.
Hybrid / Flex working environment. Must be able to travel
frequently, overnight and weekends as necessary.
- 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.
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
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.
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,
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
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
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authorization of all new hires effective May 2015. The university’s
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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 2021 report here or
obtain a copy at University Compliance Services, 1616 Guadalupe,
Suite UTA 2.206, Austin, TX 78701.