University of North Texas - Development Associate for the Mayborn School of Journalism

May 01, 2017
Administrative Jobs
Academic Affairs
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
The University of North Texas seeks a highly motivated, goal oriented and energetic fundraiser to secure annual and major gifts, as well as, sponsorships for the Mayborn School of Journalism. The Development Associate will join a division with dynamic and visionary leadership focused on advancing a donor-centric mission and building a vibrant team who will enthusiastically and strategically increase philanthropy and accelerate current momentum to propel the university's tremendous potential to new heights. We are seeking a professional with a highly cooperative spirit, strong communication and relationship-building skills, a forward-thinking approach, the ability to relate to multiple constituencies and to represent the University with tact, diplomacy and passion. The Development Associate works in collaboration with colleagues in the Division of Advancement and the Mayborn School of Journalism to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward leadership annual gifts, sponsorships and major gifts in support of college priorities. The Development Associate will assist with fundraising for major initiatives and several signature events per year, including scholarships, Celebrate Mayborn and the Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference. One of the goals for this position includes developing and maintaining an engaged alumni base and corporate community by collaborating with the Mayborn School of Journalism Board of Advisors, faculty, alumni and other supporters. Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to: * Actively manage a qualified portfolio of 50 - 75 prospects. * Proactively supports the mission of the Division of Advancement and is perceived to be an ambassador for the Division of Advancement, the Mayborn School of Journalism and the University. * Coordinates with the AVP and Dean to design, plan and implement a development program to foster and enhance fundraising opportunities. * Communicates with existing donors on a regular basis for continued cultivation and retention. * Attends University sponsored events. * Provides weekly status reports to Dean and Associate Vice President. * Other related duties, as assigned. The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit - and takes actions to prevent - discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate. The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing. The successful candidate will possess a Bachelor's Degree and two years of professional experience in marketing, fundraising, event planning, public relations, corporate account sales, or communications; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.