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Director of Development II/III for the Harte Research Institute

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Job Title
Director of Development II/III for the Harte Research Institute

Agency
Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

Department
Institutional Advancement

Proposed Minimum Salary
Commensurate

Job Location
Corpus Christi, Texas

Job Type
Staff

Job Description

Description:
  • Reporting to the Vice President for Institutional Advancement in coordination with the leadership of the Harte Research Institute, the Director of Development is responsible for managing relationships and securing support from mid to major giving donors to advance the Harte Research Institute (HRI). This individual will manage a personal portfolio of giving prospects and will work closely with the Institute's faculty and staff, both within HRI and around the Gulf of Mexico Region both domestically and with the Institute's International partners, to promote the acquisition of gifts. This position will work closely with the entire Development and Institutional Advancement team to ensure coordination among individual giving programs.


Responsibilities:

  • Identify, cultivate, solicit and steward alumni and friends of HRI for mid to major level gifts.
  • Create and present solicitation proposals for consideration according to the donor's interests, propensity to give and giving capacity to support HRI activities.
  • Record and document in a timely and accurate manner contacts with donors and prospective donors.
  • Coordinate with the Stewardship Coordinator and HRI leadership for an effective plan for donor recognition.
  • Attend and assist at designated University and Institutional Advancement events.
  • Act as a liaison between HRI and Institutional Advancement for day-to-day operational issues.
  • Participate in key community organizations and attend key community events as determined by HRI priorities and departmental goals.
  • Meet with HRI leadership on a weekly or more frequent basis, to advance development goals.
  • Plan and execute annual appeal campaign.
  • Perform other duties as assigned that support HRI development goals.


Qualifications:

Level II
  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Two (2) years of experience in alumni relations, development, fundraising, or event management.
  • Additional education may be used to substitute for the experience requirement.
    • Masters degree


Level III
  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Four (4) years of experience in alumni relations, development, fundraising, or event management.
  • Additional education may be used to substitute for the experience requirement:
    • Masters degree and two (2) years of experience.


Other
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative and manage details within the broader vision of the University.
  • Ability to maintain clear, accurate records and timely reports.
  • Ability to travel locally and regionally and ability to work some night and weekend hours as events dictate.
  • Passionate about the mission of the Harte Research Institute and the well-being and sustainability of the Gulf of Mexico.


Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master's degree in a related field.
  • 5 years experience in individual major gift fundraising
  • Experience working in higher education.
  • Experience in the conservation or environmental science space.


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.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.


To apply, visit https://tamus.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/TAMUCC_External/job/Corpus-Christi-TAMUCC/Director-of-Development-II-III-for-the-Harte-Research-Institute_R-050845





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Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi offers a variety of employment opportunities. TAMU-CC is a vibrant, Hispanic Serving Doctoral Research Institution that combines a heritage of teaching excellence with innovation in research and community engagement. We are the only University in the nation located on its own island with palm trees lining pathways throughout the 240-acre campus. Texas A&M Corpus Christi is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action / Veterans / Disability Employer.

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