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Senior Director, Development (Cancer)

Job Summary:

Directs and coordinates institution-wide funds raising efforts and activities for cancer efforts at UT Health including Mays Cancer Center, Greehey Children’s Cancer Research Institute, and related campaigns.

 Job Duties:

Directs and coordinates philanthropic activities that advance strategic University-wide programs to build interdisciplinary donor support that complements donor goals. Identifies, cultivates, solicits, and stewards philanthropic support through a variety of donor development strategies including major gifts, individual and annual giving, foundation grants, and alumni activities. Develops donor and prospect relationships to increase the number of donors, university-wide, and expand donor support for University priorities. Manages a portfolio of donors, including high potential prospects; leads strategic development of new donor relationships with the Institution including planning and coordination of donor cultivation strategies and gift solicitation for major gifts and cultivation of planned gifts. Plans and implements short, medium, and long-range fund-raising plans for prospects and donors to support the development of long-term donor relationships that complement donor interests and meet the current and future needs of the Institution. Establishes and maintains effective relationships with key internal University partners including Deans, Department Chairs, Institute and Center Directors, Faculty, and University and Hospital leadership and with key University volunteer partners to advance donor development and support strategic university philanthropy. Provides supervision and management of department employees. Measures and assesses performance for employees and contributes to decisions regarding assignments, schedules, and promotions. Performs all other duties as assigned.  


A Bachelor’s degree is required.



Ten (10) years of experience in fundraising, public relations, and alumni relations is required.



Preferred experience with advancement in a complex medical center or higher education.


Supervisory Requirements:

Has the authority to direct the work of others, hire or fire employees, or provide recommendations as to the hiring, firing, advancement, promotion, or any other change of status of other employees.

UT Health San Antonio is one of the country’s leading health sciences universities and is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution by the U.S. Department of Education. With missions of teaching, research, patient care and community engagement, its schools of medicine, nursing, dentistry, health professions and graduate biomedical sciences have graduated 39,700 alumni who are leading change, advancing their fields, and renewing hope for patients and their families throughout South Texas and the world.  UT Health San Antonio is a 2021 Forbes Best-In-State Employer and is fast becoming known as a place that launches and advances careers.

As an employer, UT Health San Antonio provides:


    An excellent benefits package with lower-cost health insurance options for employees as well as competitive dental and vision plans. A defined benefit retirement plan with matching contributions higher than the market average. Three to five weeks of paid time off per year, plus sick leave and paid holidays.  Discounts at UT Health providers and facilities.

Benefits Overview UT Health San Antonio offers an excellent benefits package for its employees. Employees who work at least 20 hours a week, with an appointment of at least 4.5 months, are eligible for benefits.


Medical- UT SELECT Medical insurance is offered free for employees and administered by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas. Family members can be added to the plan through payroll deduction. Employees and their dependents can also receive discounted copays and coinsurance when using UT Health Physicians, a network of 800 premier physicians including more than 100 specialists.


Dental - Three dental insurance plan options are available for employees and their families through Delta Dental Insurance Company, two PPOs and one dental HMO plan. Both PPO plans allow employees to choose any licensed dentist.


Vision- Fully insured Vision Care benefits are offered by Superior Vision Services. Two vision plan options that offer either standard or enhanced vision benefits. Life Employees receive $40,000 of group term life insurance and $40,000 of basic accidental death and dismemberment insurance for free, with options to purchase additional employee and dependent coverage for both at group rates.


Retirement- Employees are eligible for either the Teacher Retirement System (TRS) or the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP). TRS is a defined benefit retirement plan which UT Health matches employee contributions. ORP is for eligible faculty staff employees. Voluntary retirement programs are also available to invest before- or after-tax dollars with the choice of five quality retirement plan providers.


Time Off- A generous leave program offers multiple paid leave options:


Front-loaded Paid Time Off: 128 to 208 hours (16 to 26 days) of Paid Time Off based on years of service, given at the start of each fiscal year. PTO may be prorated in year one based on date of hire.


Extended Illness Bank: 8 hours (1 day) accrued per month which can be used for illness or injury after one day of Paid Time Off is taken.


Paid Family Leave: Up to 240 hours (6 weeks) to care for a spouse, child, or parent after 6 months of consecutive employment.


Holidays: 12 set paid holidays each year plus three floating holidays, which can be used anytime during the fiscal year.


FSAs- Employees can enroll in flexible spending accounts (FSAs) to set aside money from earnings before taxes for qualifying dependent day care expenses or out-of-pocket health care expenses.


Discounts- Employees enjoy a range of discounts on services, tickets, and gym membership.


UT Health San Antonio is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer.  It is our policy to promote and ensure equal employment opportunity for all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.

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