Job Description Description: Reporting to the Executive Director of Development, the Director of Development is responsible for managing relationships and securing support from mid to major giving donors. This individual will manage a personal portfolio of giving prospects and will work closely with the faculty and staff, both within the division and around the University, to promote the acquisition of gifts. This position will work closely with the entire Development and Institutional Advancement team to ensure coordination among individual giving programs.
Identify, cultivate, solicit and steward alumni and friends of the University for mid to major level gifts of $10,000 and above.
Create and present solicitation proposals for consideration according to the donor's interests, propensity to give and giving capacity.
Record and document in a timely and accurate manner contacts with donors and prospective donors.
Coordinate with the Executive Director of Alumni Relations to support alumni relations events and programming.
Coordinate with the Stewardship Coordinator for an effective plan for donor recognition.
Attend and assist at designated University and Institutional Advancement events.
Act as a liaison between the Colleges and Institutional Advancement.
Participate in key community organizations and attend key community events as determined by University priorities and departmental goals.
Perform all other duties assigned.
Two (2) years of experience in fundraising.
Additional education may be used to substitute for the experience requirement:
Bachelor's degree and two (2) years of experience in fundraising.
Masters degree and no experience in fundraising.
Excellent verbal, written, interpersonal, analytical, and organizational skills.
Ability to demonstrate initiative and manage details within the broader vision of the University.
Ability to maintain clear, accurate records and timely reports.
Ability to travel on a regular basis to include some night and weekend hours.
Masters degree in a related field.
Three to five (3-5) years' experience in alumni relations, development, individual major gift fundraising, or event management.
Experience working in higher education.
All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution's verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution's procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is a vibrant, Hispanic Serving Doctoral Research Institution that proudly provides a solid academic reputation, renowned faculty and highly-rated degree programs since 1947. The University has a heritage of teaching excellence with innovation in research and community engagement as part of the distinguished Texas A&M System. With palm tree-lined pathways throughout the campus, nearby natural wetlands, a scenic hike-and-bike trail and a university beach, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is the only university in the nation located on its own island, at the heart of the Texas Gulf Coast.