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Director of Development for the College of Liberal Arts University of Texas at Arlington

University of Texas at Arlington
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Closing date
Dec 27, 2023

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Another Source’s client, University of Texas at Arlington, is recruiting a Director of Development for the College of Liberal Arts to join their team.  This position offers a hybrid work schedule.  


Here’s a little about the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) and the position they are recruiting for:  


As the largest university in North Texas and second largest in The University of Texas System, UTA is located in the heart of Dallas-Fort Worth, challenging our students to engage with the world around them in ways that make a measurable impact.  



What you will be doing:  

The Director of Development will secure private and voluntary support from alumni and friends for UT Arlington and the College of Liberal Arts. In this role, you will manage a portfolio to identify, qualify, and cultivate potential major gift donors. You will also solicit constituents in collaboration with academic leadership and ensure proper recognition and stewardship. You will also collaborate with colleagues in Development and Alumni Relations and within the College of Liberal Arts to develop and advance fundraising strategies. 


How you will be spending your time:    

  • Responsible for the management of 65-80 potential or actual donors.  
  • Making personal contact, including in-person visits, with a portfolio of individuals and when appropriate, corporate representatives and foundation officers to build relationships and secure major gifts for the College of Liberal Arts in coordination with the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts.   
  • Serving as an integral team member for the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and working closely with the leadership, faculty, and staff in the College to develop and advance fundraising strategies.  
  • Participating in strategic engagement opportunities for the College.   
  • Working closely with the Associate Vice President for Development to complete fundraising projects related to the College of Liberal Arts and other special constituencies as assigned.  
  • Working collaboratively with colleagues in Development and Alumni Relations.  
  • Providing oversight and direction to one development coordinator.   
  • Assisting in the oversight of volunteer management for the College of Liberal Arts, including an advisory board or committees, and participating in volunteer leadership activities that engage and cultivate relationships. 


The experience you will bring:  

  • A bachelor’s degree with a minimum of five or more years of experience in major gift fundraising and with a solid track record of securing major gifts, or related and transferable experience from corporate, community or philanthropic organizations. 
  • Candidate must have: a demonstrated ability to design and implement effective cultivation, solicitation and stewardship strategies.  
  • A very strong work ethic supported by commitment and follow-through. 
  • A strong commitment to the University and College’s mission and values. 
  • Superior communication skills with the ability to speak credibly about higher education and the aspirations of the University and College and be able to deliver effective written and oral presentations. 
  • The ability to travel extensively for meetings and to participate regularly in events and activities. 
  • The ability to manage complex relationships and be a proven collaborator with teamwork skills. 
  • The ability to work in a system that emphasizes measurable objectives, including goals and metrics for major gift activity and dollars raised. 


Preferred Qualifications:   

  • Seven plus years of experience in major gift fundraising with a proven track record of success securing gifts at the six-figure level and higher. 
  • Experience managing volunteers. 
  • Prior work history at an institution of higher education. 
  • Prior experience fundraising for a College of Liberal Arts or another academic unit. 
  • Experience with capital campaigns. 
  • Knowledge of gift planning instruments and the ability to market them to alumni and other prospective donors. 
  • Experience using Blackbaud (Raiser's Edge NXT), or other Advancement databases. 
  • The ability to work with a diverse student body, staff, and constituents is preferred. 


What’s in it for you:  

The University of Texas, Arlington offers a comprehensive benefits package for fulltime staff including:  

  • Health  
  • Dental  
  • Vision  
  • Retirement Benefits  


Learn more about the benefits here:   


Equal Employment Opportunity and Non-Discrimination:   

It is the policy of The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA or The University) to provide an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, and/or veteran status. The University also prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity, and gender expression. Retaliation against persons who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge of discrimination, or testify for, assist in, or participate in an investigative proceeding relating to discrimination is prohibited. Constitutionally-protected expression will not be considered discrimination or harassment under this policy. It is the responsibility of all departments, employees, and students to ensure the University’s compliance with this policy.  


Another Source works with their clients, on a retained project basis.  We are committed to building inclusive candidate pools as we partner with hiring teams. Veterans, women, people of color, LGBTQIA+, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. As you read through the job posting and review the list of qualifications (required and/or preferred), please do not self-select out if you feel you do not meet every qualification. No one is 100% qualified. We encourage you to apply and share your story with us.      

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