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Director of Development

University of Texas Libraries
Texas, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Oct 1, 2022
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The University of Texas Libraries Director of Development leads in the development of a comprehensive fundraising plan that optimizes the best of UTL resources while strategically cultivating a portfolio of high-net-worth donors. Reporting to the VP and Director of UT Libraries the position is an active member of UT Libraries’ Executive Team to advance strategic priorities through fundraising.  



Identify, cultivate, steward, and solicit current and potential donors.

  • Carry an active portfolio of 40-70 prospective donors, solicit gifts.
  • Conduct executive prospect management meetings with the vice provost to maximize time with donors (e.g., develop cultivation and solicitation strategies based on solid proposals).
  • Grow current fundraising totals from approximately $1.5 million annually to $3 million+ annually through strategic fundraising initiatives including but not limited to, increased solicitation of major and principal gifts, growth of corporate and foundation funders, and development of robust and highly proactive planned giving programs, whereby progress can be measured quantitatively.

Lead and manage the Development team and strategic committees.

  • Supervise the University of Texas Libraries development staff, including the development specialist for the LLILAS Benson partnership.
  • Establish and communicate fundraising goals, providing leadership on gift cultivation and solicitation strategies, and providing routine oversight and feedback throughout the employee lifecycle. 
  • Manage campaign committees, e.g., Benson Centennial Committee and UTL Campaign Committee.
  • Maintain and provide oversight of the Libraries Advisory Committee.

Serve as a member of the Vice Provost’s executive leadership team.

  • Contribute to the strategic planning and initiatives that support the University of Texas Libraries mission.
  • Establish and maintain strong and mutually beneficial relationships with external contacts and constituents on behalf of the University of Texas Libraries.
  • Participate in presentations to University, business, social and civic groups.

Advance the fundraising goals of Texas Development.

  • Work collaboratively and proactively with Texas Development to align and advance the fundraising efforts of the University of Texas Libraries with Texas Development Campaign goals.  
  • Leverage relationships with CSU development officers to explore and/or strengthen fundraising opportunities for UT Libraries.
  • Participate in professional development opportunities to create and nurture a culture of philanthropy within the University of Texas Libraries and its constituencies.

General Notes

The University of Texas Libraries 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 collections and services, as well as in our recruiting, hiring, and retention practices.


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