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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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We aspire to become the best fundraising program in public higher education. Ready to help change the world? Explore our career opportunities.

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).

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

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.

Graphic Designer

University Development Office

Under the direction of the art director, the graphic designer will produce print and digital creative solutions that address the marketing and communications needs of the University Development Office.

Associate Director for Development

Cockrell School of Engineering

The Associate Director for Development will develop, execute, and drive a major giving strategy for the Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering.

Associate Director of Development and Alumni Relations

Moody College of Communication

Develop and implement a comprehensive plan for soliciting, securing and stewarding major gifts from prospective donors.

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 Cockrell School of Engineering 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.

Development Associate

School of Nursing

Provides administrative support for the School of Nursing Development Office and serves as primary gift administrator for the school.

Development Specialist

College of Education

The development specialist will work with the director of development and campaign operations to support the implementation and execution of the fundraising, development and advancement goals and initiatives of the College of Education.

Associate Director of Special Programs

Annual Giving Team

To work in collaboration with the director of annual giving strategically designing and implementing all special campaign solicitation plans for University of Texas colleges, schools, units, and departments, including but not limited to crowdfunding, day of giving, student philanthropy, and campaigns for students, parents, faculty/staff, and friends.

Software Developer/Analyst

University Development Office

As part of the VIP team, provides Python/Django and Javascript development and operations support to areas of support in VIP, the prospect management system for the University of Texas.

Communications Coordinator

University Development Office

Under the direction of the assistant director of marketing and communications, the communications coordinator will develop content and coordinate marketing and communications efforts to generate leads for teams within University Development as assigned. They will write, collect, produce and edit content for various print and digital fundraising collateral including What Starts Here campaign materials, magazine and newsletter articles, donor stories, impact stories, video scripts and event materials. They will focus heavily on storytelling that inspires, acknowledges and promotes philanthropy at UT.

Digital Marketing Strategist

University Development Office

Plan, develop, implement and manage the digital marketing strategy to drive donor engagement, acquire new donors, generate major donor leads and support the marketing and communications efforts of the Texas Development team.

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