Director of Development - Director of Development for Major Gifts

The University of Texas at Austin Austin, TX

About the Job

Director of Development - Director of Development for Major Gifts Hiring department University Development Monthly salary OPEN Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM Posting number 17-12-20-01-0437 Job Status Open FLSA status Exempt Earliest Start Date Immediately Position Duration Funding expected to continue Position open to all applicants Location Austin (main campus) Number of vacancies 2 General Notes None provided Required Application Materials + A Resume is required in order to apply + A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply. + A List of 3 References is required in order to apply. Additional Information Purpose To raise philanthropic support from major gift donors with a capacity of 100,000 to 1 million dollars. Will work on gifts of 100,000 dollars plus annually. Will be part of an expansion of the Major Gifts team to provide dedicated support to colleges/schools/units in key regions and priority areas for the university. Essential Functions Build and carry an active portfolio of 100 to 150 prospective donors. Engage in qualification, strategy, relationship building and closing of major gift(s) at 100,000 dollars plus. Within 36 months of start date, consistently produce 2 million dollars plus per year. Participate in proposal preparation, strategy development, and stewardship as required for donors in the portfolio. Effectively work with faculty and academic leaders. Maintain appropriate electronic documentation on a timely basis, including proposal tracking, contact reports, donor strategies, and forecasting in VIP. Develop timely reports, letters, proposals, or gift agreements following a contact. Work collaboratively, proactively, and in a professional, service-oriented manner with all University development officers to further the development goals of the University. Marginal/Incidental functions Other related functions as assigned. Required qualifications Bachelor's degree. A minimum of three to five years of increasingly responsible experience in major gifts fundraising or related fields. Experience in developing a strategic development plan for soliciting and securing gifts from private sources. Proven and measurable track record of successful face-to-face interactions with prospective donors. Experience in establishing strategies for identifying, qualifying, and cultivating prospective donors. Experience in developing and presenting gift proposals to prospective donors. Experience supporting senior administrators, faculty, and fellow gift officers. Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills. Demonstrated ability to think strategically and creatively, work well under pressure, and manage details of several concurrent projects. Proven project management skills. Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team-oriented environment. Must be able to travel to visit prospects and donors. Capable of working independently. Work with integrity and professionalism. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate. Preferred Qualifications Five or more years of increasingly responsible experience in individual major gifts fundraising with a track record of consistently closing numerous major gifts to raise 1 to 3 million dollars plus annually. Experience working in a large-scale development operation including but not limited to a comparable research university or a large health-care and/or non-profit organization. Experience with prospect management systems, e.g. VIP, Raiser's Edge, etc. Working conditions May work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity Must be able to travel days, evenings, and weekends when necessary. A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position. The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length. This position has the option to elect the Optional Retirement Program (ORP) instead of TRS, subject to the position being 40 hours per week and at least 135 days in length. The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions. If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification form, I-9. You will be required to present acceptable, original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States. Information from the documents will be submitted to the federal E-Verify system for verification. Documents must be presented no later than the third day of employment. Failure to do so will result in dismissal. UT Austin is a Tobacco-free Campus