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Assistant Director of Development

Company: Texas Tech University
Location: Lubbock
Posted on: September 20, 2023

Job Description:


Assistant Director of Development


Texas Tech Office of Advancement

Position Description

Performs the administrative duties of planning, organizing, directing, and coordinating special development efforts. Responsibilities may include: cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of individual, foundation, and corporate support for the TTU/System; adherence to the prospect management system; and plans, coordinates and evaluates development goals. Work is performed under general supervision with broad latitude for initiative.

About the Department and/or College

The Texas Tech University Office of Advancement works with a broad array of university supporters to identify and match interests between the university and the donor, secure an investment, and continually engage the supporter in all of their related interests. Our professional fundraising team members are responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding university supporters by having meaningful visits that move them through the donor cultivation cycle.

The Office of Advancement is searching to fill positions within the college of Human Sciences as well as the Honors college.

Major/Essential Functions

  • Raise major gifts ($25,000+) to further the mission that Texas Tech University has implemented as a Tier 1 Research Institution.
  • Travel in support of the college's priorities to advance fundraising efforts, including securing visits to move prospective and current donors from discover, qualification and cultivation to solicitation.
  • Serve as the liaison between the President's Office and the TTU Office of Advancement.
  • Adhere to and instill best practices to make effective use of the prospect management database, including entering contact reports after each visit to ensure donor records are kept up to date.
  • Represent the university and the Office of Advancement at business and community meetings and events in a professional manner while adhering to TTU policies.
  • Assist the Senior Director of Development with the development of a comprehensive development program to meet the college's primary funding needs on an annual and long-term basis.
  • Meet goals for key metrics including substantial contacts, visits, asks and gifts secured as established each fiscal year that are reflective of the development professional matrix.
  • Work collaboratively with TTUS Institutional Advancement, the TTU Office of Advancement and colleagues to focus on shared strategic goals.Required Knowledge, Skills, and abilities:
    • Proven track record of fundraising.
    • A good knowledge of all aspects of fundraising including annual giving, planned giving, campaign management, and strategic planning.
    • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, writing and presentation skills.
    • Exceptional initiative and the ability to work with limited direct supervision.
    • Excellent time management and multi-tasking skills.

      Required Qualifications

      Bachelor's degree plus one (1) year development or sales experience; OR a combination of education and/or related experience equal to five (5) years.

      Preferred Qualifications

      One year of experience in university or non-profit development/fundraising.

      Safety Information

      Adherence to robust safety practices and compliance with all applicable health and safety regulations are responsibilities of all TTU employees.

      Does this position work in a research laboratory?


      Required Attachments

      Cover Letter, Professional/Personal References, Resume / CV

      Job Type

      Full Time

      Pay Basis


      Minimum Hire Rate


      Pay Statement

      Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan by visiting

      Travel Required

      Up to 75%



      Grant Funded?


      Job Group

      Development Professionals

      EEO Statement

      All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

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