Associate Director of Annual Giving

Posted on 06/22/2022

The University of Texas at Austin

Austin, TX


To work in collaboration with the director of annual giving strategically designing and implementing college, school, and unit solicitation plans including coordinating with the annual giving team and college, school and unit liaisons.


  • This position is expected to help grow the university-wide annual campaigns for more than 26 college, school, unit and auxiliary unit partners. This includes fundraising from alumni, parents, friends, students, faculty, staff, ticket holders and fans.
  • Lead meetings, strategy discussions, planning conversations, and manage the annual giving programs relationship with campus partners with the help of the account specialists.
  • Analyze campaign results, and develop strategic plans based on these results to expand campaigns where appropriate. Coordinate campaign action plans with additional annual giving team members.
  • Develop and implement reporting structure for campus partners to show results of annual giving programs efforts on a more regular basis with the Reporting Analytics and Data Team and Annual Giving Team.
  • Oversee solicitation campaign for the Presidents Associates pool, a leadership annual giving program for those supporting the university president’s area of greatest need.
  • Manage the direct reports for this role, account specialists, including monitoring the progress of specific projects and assessing the needs of the position through weekly check-ins, preparing performance reviews, and posting and rehiring positions when needed.
  • Work with annual giving programs team,  freelance writers, designers, and Development Communications and University Marketing and Creative Services to produce collateral for campaigns and to maintain access to university digital channels.
  • Work with data analyst to determine prospect giving behaviors to improve college-specific campaign solicitation strategy.
  • Assist fellow annual giving programs team members on campus-wide campaigns as needed including 40 Hours for the Forty Acres, HornRaiser, Giving Tuesday, Texting, and new campaigns as they arise.

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree. At least five years of experience assisting with fundraising programs. Highly effective communication skills in a professional setting required. Excellence in problem-analyzing, problem-solving, and customer service. Demonstrated high attention to details and accountability. Detail-oriented with the ability to switch projects or priorities as needed. Ability to use discretion and maintain integrity and professionalism.  High degree of proficiency in computer applications, including Microsoft Office. Demonstrated excellent organizational skills with attention to detail. Relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with complicated multi-channel fundraising campaigns at a decentralized higher education institution. Experience with CRM integrations. Experience with leadership annual giving fundraising strategies and donor recognition organizations.  Experience with asana, scalefunder, thrutext or other technology applications for project management, crowdfunding, and texting a plus.

Salary Range:


Working Conditions:

Hybrid work schedule.

Required Materials:

  • Resume/CV
  • 3 work references with their contact information; at least one reference should be from a supervisor
  • Letter of interest

Why Join Texas Development?

What starts here changes the world. What starts here starts with you.

The University of Texas at Austin is on the front lines of the future: sparking the imagination, driving discovery and transforming lives. And it’s only possible because generous supporters believe in the power and promise of our state’s flagship university to change the world. 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.

Together, through one of the largest fundraising efforts in our state’s history, we will unlock student potential, recruit world-class faculty, transform health and care, and create a vibrant future for Texas and beyond. With more than $3 billion raised in the past five years, Texas Development is quickly becoming one of the best fundraising programs in higher education.

Texas Development is a dynamic and growing community of more than 400 team members across the Forty Acres. Like the university we serve, we are committed to promoting a culture of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging along our staff and donor communities. We honor the idea that if what starts here changes the world, what starts here should reflect the world.

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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