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.
The Moody College of Communication is the most comprehensive college of its kind in the country. Internationally recognized for its faculty, research and teaching, it prepares students to thrive in an era of media convergence. Students studying in the Moody College gain new insights and skills, develop content for multiple platforms, realize new forms of expression and redefine the boundaries of communication. Students graduate with in-depth knowledge of their fields of study and leave with a broad understanding of the role of communication across media, cultures and communities throughout the world.
Nearly 4,000 undergraduates and 750 graduate students study and create in its four state-of-the-art buildings of more than 600,000 square feet of space. All five of Moody College’s schools and departments are ranked among the very best programs in the country in their respective disciplines. The numerous Centers and Institutes are highly interdisciplinary and conduct cutting-edge research, teaching and practice.
Reporting to and partnering closely with Dean Jay Bernhardt, the Chief Development Officer for the Moody College of Communication will play an essential leadership role in advancing overall College fundraising and, in doing so, position Moody to contribute significantly to a forthcoming and highly historic campaign for UT Austin. The successful candidate, an exceptional fundraiser, manager and colleague, will oversee a staff of eight and manage a portfolio of 25 top donors.
The Chief Development Officer will lead the development of a comprehensive campaign fundraising plan that optimizes the best of the College’s resources, which include an inspirational and motivated Dean, highly innovative programs and centers, an outstanding faculty, committed alumni and friends and a Texas development program that is well-resourced and on the rise by every measure.
The ideal candidate will be a highly innovative, creative and energetic professional with demonstrated success closing six-, seven- and eight-figure gifts. S/He will be an outstanding staff manager who is known to be a thoughtful team player and expert builder of relationships both within the University and with University volunteers, donors and friends.