Assistant Director for Development - Assistant Director of Annual Giving Fellows Program
Assistant Director for Development - Assistant Director of Annual Giving Fellows Program Hiring department University Development Monthly salary OPEN Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM Posting number 18-10-03-01-0814 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 1 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 work in collaboration with the director of annual giving to direct all activities related to the TEXAS Development Annual Giving Fellows program. Essential Functions In collaboration with the TEXAS Development leadership, build out a fellowship program using recent graduates to focus on personal solicitation of gifts of 5,000 dollars and above. Partnering with the Talent Management team, create parameters for selecting a diverse group of university graduates with an aptitude for face-to-face solicitations. Market the fellowship program to appropriate campus constituencies in order to assemble the best possible talent pool for selection of fellows. Coordinate with both the special campaigns and direct marketing areas of Annual Giving Programs to strategically manage high-ask/leadership-level solicitations in a way that dovetails with overarching AGP goals and tactics. Oversee the selection and onboarding of all new fellows, and manage their day to day activities, including but not limited to: tracking performance, ensuring each is following correct university protocols around donor visits and travel, facilitating collaboration with appropriate TEXAS Development team members, and providing appropriate training and coaching. Work with the Reporting, Analytics, and Data team to locate the most lucrative prospect pools for solicitation and create reports that track overall program success as well as individual performance of the fellows. Ensure that all fellows are making productive donor visits during their tenure and accompany them as needed for training and coaching purposes. At the end of the fellowship term, assist outgoing fellows with securing positions through references and recommendations. Once the fellowship program has been established, the assistant director will be responsible for carrying a small portfolio of prospects. Marginal/Incidental functions Other related functions as assigned. Required qualifications Bachelor's degree. Experience working in a fundraising environment. Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills. Demonstrated ability to think strategically and creatively, organize and prioritize work, and work well and confidently under pressure, meet deadlines, and manage projects. Work collaboratively with staff across TEXAS Development. Standard proficiency in Microsoft Office. Attention to detail. Positive attitude, and willingness to work as part of a team. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate. Preferred Qualifications Database experience. Personal solicitation experience. Experience in building prospect pools/solicitation populations. Management experience. Working conditions May work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity
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.
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.
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