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UT Health Assistant Director of Corporate Engagement and Foundation Relations in Texas

Assistant Director of Corporate Engagement and Foundation Relations



UTHealth Administration

Requisition #: 190001LJ

Position Summary

The Assistant Director will serve a key role in developing corporate and foundation donor relationships with UTHealth, through suitable engagement and stewardship activity. This individual will discover new areas of interest, and secure initial and major gift support from existing donors and also help to establish new relationships. This will be accomplished by utilizing the prospect donor pipeline for mid-tier to major-gift level donors. On a daily basis, the Assistant Director will support the Corporate Engagement and Foundation Relations (CEFR) directors with solicitation and stewardship activities.

This position is a career track position with a growing department. This is a full-time position at UTHealth and therefore eligible for all benefits, including medical, dental and a retirement plan administered by the State of Texas.

Key Accountabilities

  1. Manages a portfolio of corporate and foundation donors and prospects.

  2. Works with prospect researchers to identify online requests for proposals and applications (RFP/RFA) that align with UTHealth’s institutional priorities and develop plans involving faculty to submit. Formulates solicitation strategies in conjunction with development leadership and coordinates implementation.

  3. Works closely with prospect researchers, development staff, deans, faculty and volunteers to identify and solicit for project-driven requests.

  4. Participates in solicitation calls and meetings. Prepares necessary materials for those calls, such as briefings and proposals.

  5. Works with Development Communications team to develop proposal elements for applications.

  6. Lead qualification: Assesses prospect interest, matching particular interests with school or institutional priorities.

  7. Works within current organizational systems to implement efficiently and effectively; maintains communications modules, and helps to modify or establish processes for continued smooth operations as needed by CEFR (grant calendars, stewardship and other processes).

  8. Engage with the Universities’ Sponsored Project and Technology Management teams as needed to understand and manage areas of potential risk and coordinate institution-level approvals.

  9. Travel as required to maintain relationships with donors and to cultivate new prospects.

  10. Ensures effectiveness and appropriate utilization of resources.

  11. May provide leadership, direction and guidance for the staff within the area of responsibility.

  12. May manage Human Resources activities for direct reports in regards to: recruiting and selection; hiring and termination, training, development, mentoring, counseling, performance evaluations, and salary planning.

  13. Performs other related duties as required.


Experience with Raiser’s Edge software.

Familiarity with Fluxx, ProposalCentral and other online application / grants management software systems.

Strong interpersonal and written communication skills.

Self motivated work style.

Customer service experience.

Minimum Education

Bachelor’s degree required.

Minimum Experience

Two (2) years of experience in corporate and foundation gift fundraising, preferably in higher education, healthcare or nonprofit.

Physical Requirements

Exerts up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds frequently and/or a negligible amount constantly to move objects.

Security Sensitive

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

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University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.

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