Executive Director, Rice Annual Fund

Posted on 08/22/2022

Rice University

Houston, TX

Bryant Group is partnering with Rice University in seeking applications and nominations for the position of Executive Director, Rice Annual Fund.

The Opportunity
Rice seeks a mission-focused, dynamic leader for this newly created leadership position. This opportunity will appeal to a leader who is energized by a fast-paced environment, leading a strong and successful collaborative team. The Executive Director, Rice Annual Fund will serve as a thought partner with the Associate Vice President for Development to develop and lead a plan that will move forward a new approach to annual fund, positioning annual giving for the future of Rice University.

Rice University ranks among the nation’s top 20 universities and is experiencing one of its most exciting times in its history. President, Dr. DesRoches’ commitment to academic excellence and inclusion positions Rice for a successful and exciting future. For more information about Rice University, visit: www.rice.edu

Position Description

Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Development, the Executive Director, Rice Annual Fund will be responsible for planning, executing, and managing a comprehensive and aggressive program to generate unrestricted annual gifts for Rice University from alumni, parents, faculty/staff, and graduate and undergraduate students. The Executive Director, Rice Annual Fund will manage programmatic activities related to prospecting, cultivating, and soliciting past and current donors to the Rice Annual Fund.

Essential Functions

  • Oversees and directs annual giving programs
  • Establishes and assesses fund goals
  • Sets and monitors the general budget for the team
  • Manages annual giving officers and support staff and provides oversight, guidance, strategic advice, training and mentorship
  • Manages a portfolio of individual prospects with the potential to make annual and major gifts at leadership levels of $10,000+.

Application Procedure
To be considered for the Executive Director, Rice Annual Fund opportunity, please submit your letter of interest and resume in confidence to:

Tracy Frederick,
Senior Executive Recruiter, BRYANT GROUP
[email protected]

Priority will be given to candidates whose materials arrive prior to September 23, 2023.

Rice University, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.