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Executive Director, Institutional Advancement & Development

Job Summary:

Responsible for the creation of Institution-wide philanthropic plans and implementation strategies, including the management of a team supporting the School of Medicine including Campaigns, Centers, and Institutes in order to influence positive fundraising goals. Provides leadership to the department in developing and implementing strategies to meet long and short-range goals and objectives in the areas of major gifts, individual and corporate giving, foundation grants, planned giving, fundraising, and alumni giving and cultivates high-level donor support for the Institution.


Job Duties:

Develops, implements, and monitors fundraising and philanthropic activities that advance strategic University-wide programs and other Institutional priority areas to build institutional donor support that also compliments donor goals for long-term relationships. Develops donor and prospect relationships to increase the number of donors, university-wide, and expand donor support for institutional priorities. Also, develops donor strategies in order to cultivate and steward long-term philanthropic support. This includes major gifts, annual giving, planned giving, foundation support, corporate support, grants, and alumni events across the institution. Manages a portfolio of donors for the School of Medicine and its related Institutes, Centers, and capital campaigns, including high potential prospects and major donors; leads the strategic development of new donor relationships for the institution including planning and coordination of donor cultivation strategies and gift solicitation for major and 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 effective relationships with key internal University partners including Deans, Department Chairs, Institute, and Center Directors, Faculty, and key University volunteer partners to advance donor development and support strategic university philanthropy. Provides supervision and management of department employees in the School of Medicine and its related Institutes, Centers and Campaigns throughout the institution including front-line Directors and other development staff to guide, measure and assess performance for employees and contribute to decisions regarding assignments, schedules, and promotions. Performs all other duties as assigned.  


Bachelor's degree is required.  


Twelve (12) years of experience in fundraising, public relations, and alumni relations with strong knowledge of Institutional Advancement and Development is required. Preferred experience with either a complex medical center or an academic medical institution.  

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 another employee.  

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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