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Assistant Director of Development

Company: Texas Tech University
Location: Lubbock
Posted on: May 11, 2024

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 University

Established in 1923, Texas Tech University is a Carnegie R1 (very high research activity) Doctoral/Research-Extensive, Hispanic Serving, and state-assisted institution. Located on a beautiful 1,850-acre campus in Lubbock, a city in West Texas with a growing metropolitan-area population of over 300,000, the university enrolls over 40,000 students with 33,000 undergraduate and 7,000 graduate students. As the primary research institution in the western two-thirds of the state, Texas Tech University is home to 10 colleges, the Schools of Law and Veterinary Medicine, and the Graduate School. The flagship of the Texas Tech University System, Texas Tech is dedicated to student success by preparing learners to be ethical leaders for a diverse and globally competitive workforce. It is committed to enhancing the cultural and economic development of the state, nation, and world.
About Lubbock:Referred to as the "Hub City" because it serves as the educational, cultural, economic, and health care hub of the South Plains region, Lubbock boasts a diverse population and a strong connection to community, history, and land. With a mild climate, highly rated public schools, and a low cost of living, Lubbock is a family-friendly community that is ranked as one of the best places to live in Texas. Lubbock is home to a celebrated and ever-evolving music scene, a vibrant arts community, and is within driving distance of Dallas, Austin, Santa Fe, and other major metropolitan cities. Lubbock's Convention & Visitors Bureau provides a comprehensive overview of the Lubbock community and its resources, programs, events, and histories.

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 a position within the College of Media & Communication.

Major/Essential Functions

  • Qualify, manage, and build meaningful relationships with a portfolio of 100-150 donors whose philanthropic interests align with the University's strategic vision.
  • Develop robust fundraising proposals, solicit donors for philanthropic gifts, and secure major gifts as outlined in annual plans.
  • Meet goals for key metrics such as substantial contacts, visits, portfolio penetration, and solicitations as established each fiscal year in annual plans.
  • Adhere to procedures and best practices regarding documenting donor interactions, annual giving, donor engagement and stewardship, alumni relations, events, gift processing, and utilizing the donor alumni database.
  • Represent Texas Tech University, the TTU Office of Advancement, and the College of Media & Communication at university, alumni, and community events in a professional manner.
  • Maintain a collaborative culture and serve as a great colleague within the TTU Office of Advancement, with TTUS Institutional Advancement, within the College of Media & Communication, and across the University in an effort to strengthen the philanthropic culture at TTU.
  • Assist your direct supervisor (and Dean when appropriate) in developing a college, school, or unit based annual plan for the College of Media & Communication that aligns with the strategic vision of Texas Tech University and the TTU Office of Advancement.
  • Manage a college, school, or unit budget specific to advancement opportunities (travel, events, stewardship, etc.), and be a good steward of those resources provided by the University, college, and donors.Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
    • A good knowledge of all aspects of fundraising including major giving, planned giving, campaign management, annual giving, donor engagement, 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.

Keywords: Texas Tech University, Lubbock , Assistant Director of Development, Executive , Lubbock, Texas

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