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Chief Development Officer for the Jackson School of Geosciences
University of Texas at Austin in Austin, Texas
 
 
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Date Posted 12/13/2020
Category
Admin-Other Administrative Positions
Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

Job Posting Title:

Chief Development Officer for the Jackson School of Geosciences

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Hiring Department:

University Development Office

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Position Open To:

All Applicants

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Weekly Scheduled Hours:

40

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FLSA Status:

Exempt

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Earliest Start Date:

Jan 04, 2021

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Position Duration:

Expected to Continue

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Location:

UT MAIN CAMPUS

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Job Description:

The Chief Development Officer will lead in the development of a comprehensive fundraising plan that optimizes the best of the Jackson School’s resources, which include an outstanding faculty and staff, committed alumni and a university development program that is well-resourced and on the rise by every measure.

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Job Details:


General Notes

The Jackson School of Geosciences at The University of Texas at Austin is among the most established and well-regarded geoscience programs in the world. The school includes the University’s Department of Geological Sciences , the country’s top-ranked Geology program, and two world-renowned research units, the Institute for Geophysics  and the Bureau of Economic Geology . The school is home to the world’s largest academic geoscience communities with almost 5,000 alumni, 413 graduate and undergraduate students, 54 faculty, 90 research scientists, 110 research staff and postdoctoral scientists and 140 support staff, as of 2018.

The Jackson School is both old and new. It traces its origins to the UT Department of Geology (f. 1888), UT’s oldest research unit, the Bureau of Economic Geology (f. 1909), and Galveston’s Institute of Geophysics (f. 1972). The school’s formation in 2005 was enabled by one of the most generous gifts in the history of higher education when the late John A. and Katherine G. Jackson bequeathed endowments and assets to the university presently valued at over $300 million. The Jackson School holds total endowment support of almost $450M.


Responsibilities

  • Carry an active portfolio of 50-75 prospective donors, solicit gifts and conduct executive prospect management meetings with the Dean to maximize time with donors. Within three years consistently produce $5,000,000 - $7,000,000 in personal productivity annually.

  • Grow current fundraising totals from approximately $6 million per annum to $15 million plus per year through strategic fundraising initiatives including but not limited to, increased solicitation of major and principal gifts, growth of corporate and foundation funders and development of robust and highly proactive planned giving programs, whereby progress can be measured quantitatively.

  • Manage the Jackson School development staff, including establishing and communicating fundraising goals, providing leadership on major gift cultivation and solicitation strategies and providing regular performance evaluations

  • Serve as a member of the Dean’s executive leadership team and be involved with the strategic planning and achievement of the Jackson School’s mission. Establish and maintain strong and mutually beneficial relationships with external contacts and constituents on behalf of the Jackson School.

  • Work collaboratively and proactively with University Development to further the fundraising efforts of the Jackson School. Create and nurture a culture of philanthropy within the Jackson School and its constituencies. 


Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree. Seven+ years of experience as a development professional. Proven track record of closing six- and seven-figure plus gifts. Ability to build significant relationships with new and existing donors. Ambition and skills to strategically grow a successful team. Exemplary written and oral communications skills. High degree of emotional intelligence. Experience with a comprehensive campaign in a complex setting. Intellectual curiosity and desire to appreciate, understand, and advance the academic and scientific pursuits of the school to donors, and the general public. Ability to think strategically and creatively and work well under pressure. Capable of working independently, while also engaging in collaboration between teams. Highly organized, collaborative, and collegial. Ability to travel throughout the United States to visit prospects and donors. Relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.


Preferred Qualifications

Master's degree or higher. Experience in higher education fundraising coupled with the ability to connect with faculty and effectively communicate their areas of research to donors.


Salary Range

OPEN


Working Conditions

Typical office environment. Must be able to work remotely. Must be able to travel overnight and weekends.


Required Materials

  • Resume/CV

  • 3 work references with their contact information; at least one reference should be from a supervisor

  • Letter of interest

Important for applicants who are NOT current university employees or contingent workers: You will be prompted to submit your resume the first time you apply, then you will be provided an option to upload a new Resume for subsequent applications. Any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) will be uploaded in the Application Questions section; you will be able to multi-select additional files. Before submitting your online job application, ensure that ALL Required Materials have been uploaded.  Once your job application has been submitted, you cannot make changes.

Important for Current university employees and contingent workers: As a current university employee or contingent worker, you MUST apply within Workday by searching for Find UT Jobs. If you are a current University employee, log-in to Workday, navigate to your Worker Profile, click the Career link in the left hand navigation menu and then update the sections in your Professional Profile before you apply. This information will be pulled in to your application. The application is one page and you will be prompted to upload your resume. In addition, you must respond to the application questions presented to upload any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) that were noted above.

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Employment Eligibility:

Regular staff who have been employed in their current position for the last six continuous months are eligible for openings being recruited for through University-Wide or Open Recruiting, to include both promotional opportunities and lateral transfers. Staff who are promotion/transfer eligible may apply for positions without supervisor approval.

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Retirement Plan Eligibility:

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.

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Background Checks:

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

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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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Pay Transparency:

The University of Texas at Austin will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

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Employment Eligibility Verification:

If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification I-9 form.  You will be required to present acceptable and original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States.  Documents need to be presented no later than the third day of employment.  Failure to do so will result in loss of employment at the university.

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E-Verify:

The University of Texas at Austin use E-Verify to check the work authorization of all new hires effective May 2015. The university’s company ID number for purposes of E-Verify is 854197. For more information about E-Verify, please see the following:

  • E-Verify Poster (English) [PDF]
  • E-Verify Poster (Spanish) [PDF]
  • Right To Work Poster (English) [PDF]
  • Right To Work Poster (Spanish) [PDF]

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Compliance:

Employees may be required to report violations of law under Title IX and the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act). If this position is identified a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified and provided resources for reporting. Responsible employees under Title IX are defined and outlined in HOP-3031 .

The Clery Act requires all prospective employees be notified of the availability of the Annual Security and Fire Safety report. You may access the 2019 report here or obtain a copy at University Compliance Services, 1616 Guadalupe, Suite UTA 2.206, Austin, TX 78701.



Job Posting Title:

Chief Development Officer for the Jackson School of Geosciences

----

Hiring Department:

University Development Office

----

Position Open To:

All Applicants

----

Weekly Scheduled Hours:

40

----

FLSA Status:

Exempt

----

Earliest Start Date:

Jan 04, 2021

----

Position Duration:

Expected to Continue

----

Location:

UT MAIN CAMPUS

----

Job Description:

The Chief Development Officer will lead in the development of a comprehensive fundraising plan that optimizes the best of the Jackson School’s resources, which include an outstanding faculty and staff, committed alumni and a university development program that is well-resourced and on the rise by every measure.

----

Job Details:


General Notes

The Jackson School of Geosciences at The University of Texas at Austin is among the most established and well-regarded geoscience programs in the world. The school includes the University’s Department of Geological Sciences , the country’s top-ranked Geology program, and two world-renowned research units, the Institute for Geophysics  and the Bureau of Economic Geology . The school is home to the world’s largest academic geoscience communities with almost 5,000 alumni, 413 graduate and undergraduate students, 54 faculty, 90 research scientists, 110 research staff and postdoctoral scientists and 140 support staff, as of 2018.

The Jackson School is both old and new. It traces its origins to the UT Department of Geology (f. 1888), UT’s oldest research unit, the Bureau of Economic Geology (f. 1909), and Galveston’s Institute of Geophysics (f. 1972). The school’s formation in 2005 was enabled by one of the most generous gifts in the history of higher education when the late John A. and Katherine G. Jackson bequeathed endowments and assets to the university presently valued at over $300 million. The Jackson School holds total endowment support of almost $450M.


Responsibilities

  • Carry an active portfolio of 50-75 prospective donors, solicit gifts and conduct executive prospect management meetings with the Dean to maximize time with donors. Within three years consistently produce $5,000,000 - $7,000,000 in personal productivity annually.

  • Grow current fundraising totals from approximately $6 million per annum to $15 million plus per year through strategic fundraising initiatives including but not limited to, increased solicitation of major and principal gifts, growth of corporate and foundation funders and development of robust and highly proactive planned giving programs, whereby progress can be measured quantitatively.

  • Manage the Jackson School development staff, including establishing and communicating fundraising goals, providing leadership on major gift cultivation and solicitation strategies and providing regular performance evaluations

  • Serve as a member of the Dean’s executive leadership team and be involved with the strategic planning and achievement of the Jackson School’s mission. Establish and maintain strong and mutually beneficial relationships with external contacts and constituents on behalf of the Jackson School.

  • Work collaboratively and proactively with University Development to further the fundraising efforts of the Jackson School. Create and nurture a culture of philanthropy within the Jackson School and its constituencies. 


Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree. Seven+ years of experience as a development professional. Proven track record of closing six- and seven-figure plus gifts. Ability to build significant relationships with new and existing donors. Ambition and skills to strategically grow a successful team. Exemplary written and oral communications skills. High degree of emotional intelligence. Experience with a comprehensive campaign in a complex setting. Intellectual curiosity and desire to appreciate, understand, and advance the academic and scientific pursuits of the school to donors, and the general public. Ability to think strategically and creatively and work well under pressure. Capable of working independently, while also engaging in collaboration between teams. Highly organized, collaborative, and collegial. Ability to travel throughout the United States to visit prospects and donors. Relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.


Preferred Qualifications

Master's degree or higher. Experience in higher education fundraising coupled with the ability to connect with faculty and effectively communicate their areas of research to donors.


Salary Range

OPEN


Working Conditions

Typical office environment. Must be able to work remotely. Must be able to travel overnight and weekends.


Required Materials

  • Resume/CV

  • 3 work references with their contact information; at least one reference should be from a supervisor

  • Letter of interest

Important for applicants who are NOT current university employees or contingent workers: You will be prompted to submit your resume the first time you apply, then you will be provided an option to upload a new Resume for subsequent applications. Any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) will be uploaded in the Application Questions section; you will be able to multi-select additional files. Before submitting your online job application, ensure that ALL Required Materials have been uploaded.  Once your job application has been submitted, you cannot make changes.

Important for Current university employees and contingent workers: As a current university employee or contingent worker, you MUST apply within Workday by searching for Find UT Jobs. If you are a current University employee, log-in to Workday, navigate to your Worker Profile, click the Career link in the left hand navigation menu and then update the sections in your Professional Profile before you apply. This information will be pulled in to your application. The application is one page and you will be prompted to upload your resume. In addition, you must respond to the application questions presented to upload any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) that were noted above.

----

Employment Eligibility:

Regular staff who have been employed in their current position for the last six continuous months are eligible for openings being recruited for through University-Wide or Open Recruiting, to include both promotional opportunities and lateral transfers. Staff who are promotion/transfer eligible may apply for positions without supervisor approval.

----

Retirement Plan Eligibility:

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.

----

Background Checks:

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

----

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.

----

Pay Transparency:

The University of Texas at Austin will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

----

Employment Eligibility Verification:

If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification I-9 form.  You will be required to present acceptable and original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States.  Documents need to be presented no later than the third day of employment.  Failure to do so will result in loss of employment at the university.

----

E-Verify:

The University of Texas at Austin use E-Verify to check the work authorization of all new hires effective May 2015. The university’s company ID number for purposes of E-Verify is 854197. For more information about E-Verify, please see the following:

  • E-Verify Poster (English) [PDF]
  • E-Verify Poster (Spanish) [PDF]
  • Right To Work Poster (English) [PDF]
  • Right To Work Poster (Spanish) [PDF]

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Compliance:

Employees may be required to report violations of law under Title IX and the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act). If this position is identified a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified and provided resources for reporting. Responsible employees under Title IX are defined and outlined in HOP-3031 .

The Clery Act requires all prospective employees be notified of the availability of the Annual Security and Fire Safety report. You may access the 2019 report here or obtain a copy at University Compliance Services, 1616 Guadalupe, Suite UTA 2.206, Austin, TX 78701.


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