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
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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
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
- 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
- The ability to manage
complex relationships and be a proven collaborator with teamwork
- The ability to work in a
system that emphasizes measurable objectives, including goals and
metrics for major gift activity and dollars raised.
- Seven plus years of
experience in major gift fundraising with a proven track record of
success securing gifts at the six-figure level and
- Experience managing
- Prior work history at
an institution of higher education.
- Prior experience
fundraising for a College of Liberal Arts or another academic
- Experience with capital
- 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
- The ability to work with
a diverse student body, staff, and constituents is
What’s in it for you:
The University of Texas, Arlington offers a comprehensive
benefits package for fulltime staff including:
Learn more about the benefits here: https://resources.uta.edu/hr/services/benefits/candidate-benefits.php
Equal Employment Opportunity and
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
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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
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