Development Officer II

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Job location: Commerce TAMUC

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2020-10-16
Req: R-033294
Job Title

Development Officer II


Texas A&M University - Commerce


Vice President Of Institutional Advancement

Proposed Minimum Salary


Job Location

Commerce, Texas

Job Type


Job Description


During the application process you have one opportunity to upload documents as a combined PDF. The page “My Experience” has an area provided under Resume/CV to drop or upload the file.

This one combined PDF must include:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume/CV
  • Three professional references with complete contact information (Unsolicited letters of recommendation will not be considered).
  • Transcripts – If required for the position (Unofficial will be accepted with application. Official transcripts are required at time of verbal offer).
    If transcripts are from an international institution, it is the responsibility of the prospective faculty member to have the transcripts translated and evaluated by an approved credential evaluator.

All documents must be electronically submitted through the Texas A&M Online Employment Services website to be considered. Incomplete or improperly submitted applications may be excluded from consideration.


The Development Officer II, under direction, is responsible for managing a personal portfolio of 75+ major gift prospects. A fundraiser strives to be a servant to the process, providing opportunities for donors to realize their dreams through philanthropy.


  • Identifies, cultivates, solicits and stewards major gift prospects in collaboration with the Development Director(s), Deans, faculty and senior Advancement team.
  • Builds, maintains and strengthens positive relationships with individuals within and external to, the University community.
  • Aggressively pursues major gift fundraising initiatives and ensures appropriate recognition.
  • In collaboration with advancement services, performs research regarding individuals’ giving capacity, interests and giving history.
  • Updates actions, visits, opportunities, communication and moves management in Raisers edge.
  • Collaborates with faculty, and communications to assist in the research and development of appropriate fundraising proposals.
  • Responsible for achieving performance goals, as outlined by the Vice President for Institutional Advancement.
  • Regularly attends and participates in university wide functions and alumni events.


  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in applicable field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience: Two (2) years of related experience.
  • Knowledge / Skills:. Strong organizational skills, ability to work well with colleagues and students. Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to: Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others. Ability to present information clearly and concisely. Ability to manage several large projects simultaneously.
  • Licensing/Professional Certifications: Valid Driver’s license.
  • Physical Requirements: None
  • Other Requirements: Frequent travel averaging about 40% of time spent out of the office. Travel will include air and overnight stays.


Higher Education fundraising experience or face-to-face solicitation. Database application experience.



All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

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Posted: 10/16/2020
Application Due: 12/15/2020
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