Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations

UTHealth Administration
1900020V Requisition #

Position Summary:

Develops, implements and evaluates comprehensive fundraising and advancement efforts for identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of regional, national and international foundations, corporations, organizations and/or associations.

Position Key Accountabilities:

1. Identifies, cultivates, stewards and manages a large pool of prospective
    donors. Develops strategy and solicits gifts from local, national and/or
    international foundations and corporations. Constructs a set of activities and
    initiatives leading to the solicitation of major gifts. Promotes mutually
    beneficial relationships between foundations and corporations and UTHealth.
    In this capacity, guides foundations and corporations in identifying
    opportunities for partnership with areas of the University which parallel their

2. Works with volunteers to identify, cultivate and solicit foundation and
    corporate prospects.

3. Works with prospect research to develop a strong and continuous donor pool.

4. Establishes and maintains strong and effective relationships with the
    University’s major internal constituencies.

5. Participates in University development meetings as appropriate. Attends
    events/special functions as required. Travel as required to maintain
    relationships with donors and to cultivate new prospects.

6. May manage Human Resources activities for direct reports in regards to: 
    recruiting and selection; hiring and termination, training, development,
    mentoring, counseling, performance evaluations, and salary planning. 

7. Responsible for the design, execution and effectiveness of a system of
    internal controls which provides reasonable assurance that operations are
    effective and efficient, assets are safeguarded; financial information is reliable
    and compliant with applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures.

8. 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. Ability to systematically analyze complex issues and resolve problems quickly, using discretion with sensitive material. Proven track-record of cultivating, soliciting and closing gifts of $50,000 and above. Ability to communicate complex information clearly in oral and written formats to a variety of audiences. Experience with Raiser’s Edge or similar software.

Minimum Education:

Bachelor degree in a related field.

Minimum Experience:

Five (5) years of experience in higher education or healthcare fundraising, or related work at a foundation or corporation at a level comparable to the needs of the position.

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

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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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