Director, Development II

UTHealth Administration
180000XP Requisition #
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Position Summary:
Develops, implements and evaluates comprehensive fundraising and advancement efforts for identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of major gifts, endowments, and planned giving programs to benefit the UT Health Science Center at Houston. Manages a junior gift officer.

Position Key Accountabilities:
  1. Develops strategy and solicits major gifts primarily from individuals, some corporations, and foundations. Identifies, cultivates, and manages a portfolio of prospective donors.
  2. Constructs a set of activities and initiatives leading to the solicitation of major gifts of $50,000 or more. Experience with $1 million or principal gifts a plus.
  3. Works with Prospect Research team to develop strong and continuous donor pool.
  4. Stewards alumni involved with major initiatives and solicitations.
  5. Meets minimum goal of 120 donor visits annually as established by the central Development Office.
  6. Meets proposals submitted, fundraising and gift planning goals.
  7. Manages faculty relationships as assigned and incorporates grateful-patient fundraising when relevant.
  8. Works with University President and Deans from six schools for priority funding needs.
  9. Participates in strategic planning, working with volunteer and advisory boards and serves as an organizational liaison in planned giving, corporate and foundation team relations.
  10. Mentors team of fundraisers and, as applicable, manages staff by communicating ideas, providing clear direction and priorities and influencing others in ways that inspire a shared vision and keep to the core values of the institution. 
  11. Travels in state and nationally, to secure support from alumni, individuals, corporate, and foundation representatives.
  12. Participates in University development meetings as appropriate. Attends events/special functions as required.
  13. Manages Human Resources activities for direct reports in regards to: recruiting and selection, hiring and termination, training, development, mentoring, counseling, performance evaluations, and salary planning. 
  14. Responsible for the design, execution, and effectiveness of a system of internal controls, which provides reasonable assurance that operations are effective and efficient and assets are safeguarded; financial information is reliable and compliant with applicable laws, regulations, and policies and procedures.
  15. Performs other duties as assigned.

Demonstrated experience working with senior-level and executive leadership. Ability to work with minimal supervision; demonstrated energetic and enthusiastic self-starter with the ability to relate well with and influence decisions of a diverse constituency. Proven track record of cultivating, soliciting, and closing gifts of $50,000 and above. Ability to systematically analyze complex issues and resolve problems quickly, using discretion with sensitive material. Ability to effectively communicate complex information clearly in oral and written formats to a variety of audiences. Skill in working cooperatively in a team environment.

Minimum Education:
Bachelor’s degree in related field. Master’s preferred.

Minimum Experience:
Five (5) years of related professional fundraising experience. Prefer experience in medicine, health care, higher education or science fields.

Physical Requirements:
Exerts up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds frequently and/or a negligible amount constantly to move objects.

Security Sensitive:
This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.

UTHealth Benefits

UTHealth offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. For more information on our benefits programs please refer to the UTHealth Office of Benefits Website.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

UTHealth is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment-related activities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law or university policy. Reasonable accommodation, based on disability or religious observances, will be considered in accordance with applicable law and UTHealth policy. The University maintains affirmative action programs with respect to women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and eligible veterans in accordance with applicable law.

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