UTHealth Houston General Administration
230001V2 Requisition #
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Certified Fund-Raising Executive designation preferred.
Ability to be conversant in healthcare education and research of the university to a donor population.
Deep understanding of individual philanthropy, the philanthropic process, and complex giving structures.
Ability to effectively communicate complex information clearly in oral and written formats to a variety of audiences.
Experience working with faculty, senior leadership, board members and development professionals. 
Ability to understand alumni, donors, and prospective donors' needs and show good judgment, diplomacy, and commitment to confidentiality.
Demonstrated time and project management skills and ability to work independently with little supervision.
Goal-oriented problem solver and strategic thinker with an entrepreneurial mindset. 
Exhibits required job knowledge
Demonstrates personal effectiveness and accountability
Delivers quality customer services
Exhibits teamwork and collaboration
Exemplifies strong ethics, integrity and respect for others
Adheres to all work environment, health, safety and compliance standards
Leads and develops others
Sets vision, strategy and priorities for areas of responsibility

Minimum Education

Bachelor’s degree in related field. Master’s degree preferred.

Minimum Experience

Seven years of progressively increasing development experience in a complex academic or healthcare organization. Prior major, planned, and principal gift fundraising experience with a proven track record of securing 7-figure gifts and above, preferred.

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

Residency Requirement

Employees must permanently reside and work in the State of Texas.

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


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

UTHealth Houston 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 Houston policy. The University maintains affirmative action programs with respect to women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and eligible veterans in accordance with applicable law.

UTHealth Houston has adopted a policy consistent with CMS regulations to protect our patients and university community from exposure to COVID-19. This policy affects all employees, residents, fellows, students, contractors, new hires, visiting scholars program participants, adjunct faculty, and volunteers who work, train, or collaborate at the John S. Dunn Behavioral Science Center.
In addition, all UTHealth Houston ​​​​​​​employees who are assigned to work at a location that is subject to the affiliated partner’s hospital, clinical offices, or agency are required to abide by UTHealth’s Houston rules and regulations, as well as the affiliate’s rules and regulations, including COVID-19 vaccination and safety requirements. 

Work location is based on the needs of the department and may be adjusted.

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