Development Specialist

Posted on 05/05/2021

The University of Texas at Austin

Austin, TX

Job Description: 

To work in collaboration with the Interim Director of Annual Giving to provide project management for digital campaigns, such as days-of-giving, crowdfunding, texting, and other special campaigns.


  • HornRaiser
    • Project manage over 150 groups per year through the HornRaiser process.
    • Provide training and strategic guidance to ensure a high level of productivity.
    • Provide logistical support to all Annual Giving Programs campaigns and events.
    • Work with the donor relations team on stewardship for projects.
    • Provide logistical assistance to all campaigns with a digital component through building/editing of creative assets and collaborating with the campaign team lead on strategic implementation.
  • Day-of-Giving Campaigns (40 Hours for the Forty Acres)
    • Serve as project manager for the university’s day-of-giving campaigns, 40 Hours for the Forty Acres under direction of Associate Director.
    • Work with individuals and teams university-wide to facilitate logistics including but not limited to: campaign appropriate online giving tools, web resources, social media resources, publicity, and events.
    • Organize meetings, workshops, and info sessions as required.
    • Work with internal team members to facilitate logistics for 40 for Forty, including creative and collateral, data and reporting, and integration with traditional channels.
    • Provide regular, clear communication and coordination with all members of the Annual Giving Programs team as necessary.
    • Participate and help coordinate meetings across multiple teams to facilitate strategy and logistics relating to 40 for Forty
  • Texting/Thankview/Special Projects
    • Work in second year of implementation of Texting for Annual Giving Programs
    • Work with Thankview for purposes of Annual Giving Programs
    • Work on other special projects as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree and two years of professional experience in a fundraising, marketing, or development role. Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communications skills. Ability to  prioritize, manage and organize multiple projects. Proficiency with Microsoft Office 365 applications. Relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications:

Previous experience serving in a role at a non-profit and or education setting working with crowdfunding and/or peer to peer fundraising. Experience with project management.  Experience working with volunteers, hosting educational training sessions and/or organizing meetings and events.

Salary Range: $45,000 + depending on qualifications

Working Conditions: Typical office environment. Must be able to work remotely.

Required Materials: 

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

Equal Opportunity Employer: 

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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