EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree preferred.
EXPERIENCE: Six years’ experience in fund-raising in a university or similar institution (hospital, art museum, etc.) with the majority of that time spent in major gifts fundraising required. High level of energy and desire to work with successful people required. Should have a record of significant campaign experience..
RESPONSIBILITIES: Personally participates in the development process, makes philanthropic requests, sets up frequent opportunities for the president to make philanthropic requests and is a partner in most of those requests. Supervises, evaluates, and directs a professional development staff. Plans fundraising programs and strategies, both overall strategies and strategies for individual major giving, corporate and foundation giving, and planned giving. Serves as liaison to the University of Texas System development office and provides several reports of gifts, keeps required records and documents stewardship of gifts to the U.T. System. With the assistance of the Director of Special Events; helps support recognition dinners, donor dinners associated with the Distinguished Lecture Series, building dedications, award and appreciation ceremonies, etc. Evaluates the benefits/costs of events and value of volunteer groups. Oversees annual fund and alumni development programs. Responsible for Council for Aid to Education Annual Report and required U.T. System reports. Performs other duties as assigned.
WORKING CONDITIONS: Excellent office conditions. Regular regional and national travel is required. Some evening and weekend work may be required.
ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY: The University of Texas at Tyler, a component of The University of Texas System, is located in the beautiful East Texas lakes country on the I-20 corridor about 100 miles east of Dallas and 200 miles north of Houston. Founded in 1971, The University of Texas at Tyler is one of the fastest-growing universities in the renowned University of Texas System. Student enrollment and the number of degrees awarded at The University of Texas at Tyler have more than doubled in the past 15 years.
The University of Texas at Tyler is a comprehensive institution, which, in addition to the College of Engineering, is composed of the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business and Technology, Education and Psychology, Nursing and Health Sciences, and Ben and Maytee College of Pharmacy. The University of Texas at Tyler is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelor’s, master's and doctoral degrees. The institution offers 42 undergraduate bachelor’s degrees, 33 graduate master’s degrees and 3 doctoral degree programs. For more information visit www.uttyler.edu.
APPOINTMENT AND APPLICATION INFORMATION: Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Nominations are welcome. Review of candidates will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Qualified candidates may apply at UT Tyler Employment Qualified candidates will need to combine a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references into a single file and upload the file as a resume. For assistance in this process, please call Human Resources at (903) 566-7234.
This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code Section 51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information. Women and Minorities are Strongly Encouraged to Apply.
The University of Texas at Tyler is an Equal Opportunity Employer