Director of Development, Principal Gifts, STEM Initiatives

University of Texas at Austin
Texas, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Feb 10, 2023
  • Build and carry an active portfolio of 40 - 80 prospective donors.
  • Engage in qualification, strategy development, relationship building and closing of major gift(s) at $1,000,000+ for STEM initiatives.
  • Within 18 months of start date, consistently produce $5,000,000 - $8,000,000 per year.
  • Participate in goal setting, proposal preparation, strategy development, and stewardship as required for donors in the portfolio.
  • 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.


Required Qualifications

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.

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalized job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert