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We are Texas Development

What starts at The University of Texas at Austin changes the world. Together, through one of the largest fundraising efforts in our state’s history, we will open doors to a first-class education, recruit top faculty, create healthier communities and solve global problems. Join us in changing the world.

Our Mission

The core purpose of the university is to transform lives for the benefit of society. Texas Development’s mission is to maximize philanthropic support for the university, our students and our faculty as they work to positively impact Texas and beyond. We strive to reach the highest levels of achievement and success in all that we do by creating meaningful and powerful experiences for our donors.

Opportunity for Professional Development

Our Talent Development program provides the resources to help every Texas Development team member accomplish their goals, enrich their skillset and deepen their engagement with UT. Our Getting to BIGGER training includes educational programming on Texas Development’s culture, development fundamentals, topics and trends in the field, management and leadership, and best practices in frontline fundraising.

Diversity and Inclusion

Texas Development works to promote a culture of diversity and inclusion among our staff and donor communities through our training, recruitment and cultural practices. A dedicated Diversity & Inclusion Committee — alongside Texas Development leadership and our entire team — ensure that our culture increases respect for the dignity of each individual.

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Director of Development

International Advancement, Latin America

Austin, Texas-based position responsible for collaborating with University development colleagues and volunteers to develop and implement plans for soliciting and securing major gifts from prospective donors living outside of the United States.

Director of Development

Major Gifts for the Moody College of Communications

To raise philanthropic support for the Moody College of Communication focusing on major gift donors with a capacity of $100,000 to $1,000,000 soliciting gifts of $100,000 plus annually.

Director of Data Engineering and Integrations

Advancement Data Operations and Strategy

The Director of Data Engineering and Integrations is charged with leading a team to develop and maintain the Texas Development cloud-based data solution. The transition to a cloud-based data solution is part of an ongoing data modernization initiative designed to divest of legacy data environments, consolidate our data solution to a single platform, create a more robust data governance, and provide enhanced data integrity and integration for our business intelligence and analytics solutions.

Director of Development

Texas Performing Arts

The Director of Development (DOD) of Texas Performing Arts at UT Austin (TPA) is a senior leadership role responsible for all aspects TPA’s fundraising. The DOD is responsible for creating strategy, leading a development team, and securing gifts that meet TPA’s fundraising goals. The title for this position may also be Senior Director of Development, depending on qualifications.

Leadership Fellow

Leadership Fellow Team

Raise philanthropic support by focusing on leadership/major gift donors with a capacity of $25,000 to $100,000. Work in collaboration with the Assistant Director of Leadership Fellows to personally solicit gifts of $25,000 and above. Participate on the Leadership Fellows Team (LFT) and Individual Philanthropy (IP) teams to provide dedicated support to colleges/schools/units in key regions and priority areas for the University.

Director of Gift and Estate Planning

University Development Office

To serve as a director on UT Austin’s Gift and Estate Planning team for the College of Natural Sciences and Jackson School of Geosciences providing guidance to donors, prospects and their advisors, and colleagues, on planned giving strategies and techniques for completing significant charitable gifts to advance discovery and transform the future. The College of Natural Sciences is one of the largest colleges of science in the United States with eleven top-ten ranked programs such as computer science, applied math, analytical chemistry, ecology/evolutionary biology and cosmology, relativity and gravity (U.S. News & World Report 2020). It boasts a community of more than 12,000 undergraduate and graduate students, 700 tenure and non-tenure track faculty members and 1,200 staff. The Jackson School of Geosciences seeks to advance the understanding of Earth as a system, its resources, and environment, for the lasting benefit of humankind. The Jackson School boasts the #1 Geology, #6 Geophysics & Seismology and #7 Earth Sciences Overall (U.S. News & World Report 2018).

Assistant Director of Special Projects

Foundation Relations

The Assistant Director of Special Projects will serve as an integral part of the Foundation Relations team with Texas Development. This role will be responsible for supporting the portfolio for the Executive Director through research, stewardship, content creation, data analysis, reports and other projects as needed. This person will work closely with the stewardship team, marketing and communications, the development associate supervisor and development associates for all project management and task completions. Special Projects include, content creation for presentations, data visualization, reports, database and file management and other special projects as needed.

Director of Development – Energy, Space, and Sustainability

Foundation Relations

To serve as a director on the Foundation Relations team to develop strategies and proposals in partnership with university leaders, faculty and staff to secure significant foundation gifts for the University of Texas.

Director of Development – Computation, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence

Foundation Relations

To serve as a director on the Foundation Relations team to develop strategies and proposals in partnership with university leaders, faculty and staff to secure significant foundation gifts for the University of Texas.

Email Marketing Coordinator

Annual Giving

Develop a variety of mobile-first HTML marketing emails that support annual giving fundraising for Texas Development and CSU partners, as well as internal communication priorities; maintain email production schedule and email calendar.

Director of Development for Jackson School of Geosciences

University Development Office

To raise philanthropic support for the Jackson School of Geosciences focusing on major gift donors with a capacity of $100,000 to $1,000,000 soliciting gifts of $100,000 plus annually.

Director of Development

University Priorities

To raise philanthropic support from major gift donors with a capacity of $100,000 to $1,000,000. Will work on gifts of $100,000 plus annually. Will be part of the University Priorities team to raise funds for scholarships, fellowships, experiential learning opportunities. Will work with campus-wide gift officers to help affinity programs such as Band, Cheerleading, ROTC Programs, etc. reach their student support fundraising goals.

Assistant Director of Development

Major Gifts for the Lady Bird Wildflower Center

Responsible for collaborating with Wildflower Center Executive Director, Director of Development and Advisory Council to develop and implement plans for soliciting and securing major gifts from prospective donors in the major metropolitan areas of Texas as well as key out-of-state areas with Wildflower Center donors and prospects.

Director of Development

Corporate Relations

To serve as a Director on the Corporate Relations team working with university leaders, faculty and staff to build and strengthen corporate partnerships and secure resources that support the mission of the University of Texas at Austin.

Director of Development

Principal Gifts for McCombs School of Business

To raise philanthropic support focusing on principal gift donors with a capacity of $1,000,000 soliciting gifts of $1,000,000 plus annually.

Assistant Athletic Director for Donor Relations, Events, and Hospitality

Intercollegiate Athletics

The Assistant/Associate Athletics Director for Donor Relations, Events, and Hospitality will oversee and manage donor relations, special events, game day hospitality and communications for the Longhorn Foundation. The title of this position will be Assistant or Associate AD level depending on experience and qualifications of the candidate.

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