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Assistant Dean of Development, College of Engineering

The University of Texas at Arlington
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
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Mar 2, 2024

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The University of Texas at Arlington

Assistant Dean of Development, College of Engineering


Bryant Group has partnered with the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) to seek a dynamic and driven professional to join their team as the inaugural Assistant Dean of Development for the College of Engineering. As the driving force behind securing $1 million and above leadership and principal gifts, the candidate will closely collaborate with influential leaders, including the Dean and faculty members, to create and execute cutting-edge fundraising strategies that captivate UTA's passionate alumni network.


The College of Engineering at the University of Texas at Arlington is highly regarded for its academic programs and research contributions. The College of Engineering offers a comprehensive selection of undergraduate and graduate programs in various engineering disciplines, including civil, mechanical, electrical, computer science, aerospace and biomedical engineering. It actively engages in cutting-edge research initiatives in areas such as sustainable infrastructure systems, bioengineering and healthcare technologies, robotics and automation, energy systems, materials science/engineering and more.


Essential Job Functions

  • Actively build and maintain a portfolio of leadership and principal gift prospects for the College, utilizing exceptional skills in cultivating, soliciting and stewarding relationships.
  • Work closely with the College’s Dean’s Advisory Board to maximize their philanthropy to the College’s key strategic funding priorities and to create new principal level giving relationships that will yield significant fundraising outcomes.
  • Interface with Dean and his leadership team on fundraising goals and the College’s strategic initiatives while working with administrators and alumni to create broader visibility and image for the College.
  • Serve as the leader of development and alumni relations for the College, utilize the school-based and central DAR colleagues and resources in an effort to maximize the fundraising potential and alumni engagement.
  • Build, manage, and lead a high performing development team in the college.


Key Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree and five to seven years of experience in major gift fundraising, or a combination of education and relevant experience from corporate, community or philanthropic organizations.
  • Demonstrated track record of securing major and principal gifts, showcasing a solid understanding of successful cultivation, solicitation and stewardship strategies.
  • Strong work ethic, commitment and follow-through, with a deep dedication to the mission and values of the University and College.
  • Proven experience in establishing measurable goals to increase fundraising results while being realistic, yet ambitious.


About Arlington, Texas

Arlington is the seventh largest city in Texas boasting a population of more than 400,000 people. It is located 20 miles west of Dallas and 12 miles east of downtown Fort Worth.  The city's central location within the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex makes it easily accessible to major highways and transportation networks.  Arlington is also home to several prominent institutions and attractions. It houses AT&T Stadium, which serves as the iconic home stadium for the Dallas Cowboys football team. The city also hosts Globe Life Field, a state-of-the-art baseball stadium that became the new home for the Texas Rangers in 2020.


For more information on this exciting opportunity: The University of Texas at Arlington


To submit your name for confidential consideration or to nominate a colleague, email Bryant Group.


Priority will be given to application materials received by February 23, 2024


EEO Statement

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.

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