The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) is internationally recognized as a bold, ambitious leader in research and higher education. A member of the prestigious Association for American Universities (AAU), UT Austin is one of the nation’s premier centers for academic excellence and has more than 40 programs ranked among the top 10 in the country. With groundbreaking research and cutting-edge teaching and learning techniques, UT Austin creates a seamless blend of tradition and innovation. Amid the backdrop of Austin, Texas, a city recognized for its creative and entrepreneurial spirit, the University provides a place to explore countless opportunities for tomorrow’s artists, scientists, athletes, doctors, entrepreneurs and engineers.
With a community of more than 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students and 500 faculty members, the College of Liberal Arts (CoLA) offers students the largest number of majors of any college at UT Austin with more than 50 majors located in 25 academic departments and more than 30 centers, institutes and programs (African and African diaspora studies, air force science, American studies, anthropology, Asian studies, classics, economics, English, French and Italian, geography and the environment, Germanic studies, government, history, linguistics, Mexican American and Latina/o studies, Middle Eastern studies, military science, naval science, philosophy, psychology, religious studies, rhetoric and writing, Slavic and Eurasian studies, sociology, and Spanish and Portuguese). In every discipline emphasis is placed on the importance of understanding history, society and culture to help students better understand and thrive in the world beyond campus.
The Chief Development Officer (CDO) for the College of Liberal Arts (CoLA) will play an essential leadership role for a University development program that is well-resourced and on the rise by every measure. S/He will advance overall College fundraising and, in doing so, position CoLA to contribute significantly to a forthcoming and highly historic campaign for UT Austin. The CDO will oversee a staff of 13 while also managing a personal portfolio of 25 top donors.
The ideal candidate will have a high EQ and will be a collaborative, steady, organized and experienced manager, who has demonstrated success closing six-and seven-figure plus gifts. S/He will work closely with faculty and volunteers and partner with a dean to secure resources for the College’s first-rate departments, centers, programs and research.
To apply or to refer qualified candidates, please contact Gretchen Dwyer, Senior Consultant, LOIS L. LINDAUER SEARCHES at http://bit.ly/UTAUSTIN-COLACDO