The University of Texas at Austin Director of Development - Director of Development - International Advancement in Austin, Texas

Director of Development - Director of Development - International Advancement

Hiring department

University Development

Monthly salary


Hours per week

40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM

Posting number


Job Status Open

FLSA status Exempt

Earliest Start Date Immediately

Position Duration Funding expected to continue

Position open to all applicants

Location Austin (main campus)

Number of vacancies 1

General Notes

None provided

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply

  • A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.

  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Additional Information


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

Essential Functions

Assist with the design and implementation of a development plan for securing major and principal gifts from individuals living abroad, with primary focus in Mexico and greater Latin America. Work closely with the Executive Director of Development, International Advancement to identify, analyze, and develop targeted fundraising initiatives, and to set personal and team fundraising goals and objectives. Identify prospects by extensive analysis of constituent databases, volunteer prospect review and personal visits to prospects. Participate in special initiatives to further development goals. Effectively staff volunteers, volunteer committees, faculty, and other academic leaders. Maintain appropriate electronic documentation on a timely basis, including proposal tracking, contact reports, and forecasting. Develop timely reports, letters, proposals, or gift agreements following a contact. Work collaboratively, proactively, and in a professional, service-oriented manner with all University development officers to further the development goals of the University.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

Bachelor's degree. A minimum of five years of increasingly responsible experience in major gifts fundraising. Experience with global travel for business purposes. Fluency in speaking, writing, and reading Spanish. Knowledge and appreciation of Latin American culture and customs. Experience in developing a strategic development plan for soliciting and securing gifts from private sources. Proven and measurable track record of successful face-to-face interactions with prospective donors. Experience in developing and presenting gift proposals to prospective donors. Experience working with high-level volunteer boards. Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills. Demonstrated ability to think strategically and creatively, work well under pressure, and manage details of several concurrent projects. Proven project management skills. Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team-oriented environment. Must be able to travel to visit prospects and donors.

Preferred Qualifications

Master's degree. Ten or more years of increasingly responsible experience in individual major and/or principal gift fundraising. Experience working in a large-scale development operation. Experience making presentations to volunteer boards and to internal University departments. Experience in individual major and/or principal gift fundraising outside of the US, ideally in Mexico and Latin America. Proficiency in speaking Portuguese.

Working conditions

May work around standard office conditions

Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation

Use of manual dexterity

Must be able to travel days, evenings, and weekends when necessary.

A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.

The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length. This position has the option to elect the Optional Retirement Program (ORP) instead of TRS, subject to the position being 40 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.

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.

If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification form, I-9. You will be required to present acceptable, original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States. Information from the documents will be submitted to the federal E-Verify system for verification. Documents must be presented no later than the third day of employment. Failure to do so will result in dismissal.

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