Job Description: The Assistant/Associate/Director of Development is responsible for qualifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding donors and prospects for major gifts in support of Baylor University and the respective colleges and units. The minimum qualifications for this position are a Bachelor's degree, one year of experience, and an active Christian faith. A Master's Degree and five years of experience are preferred. Baylor reserves the right to make the final assessment of the candidate's qualifications to determine if the position will be offered at the Assistant Director, Associate Director, or Director level.
Baylor is seeking to fill two positions at this time and the individuals selected will support one of the following areas: University Libraries, Mayborn Museum, School of Music, Honors College, or Student Life. These positions will be assigned a portfolio of donors who will be cultivated in person. Some out of state travel may be required and there will be extensive travel by car with occasional travel by plane. Candidates should also possess the following skills and abilities.
Experience in fundraising, alumni engagement, business development, sales, or marketing/public relations
Excellent interpersonal skills
Strong oral and written communication skills
Strong computer skills
Sincere Christian commitment
Ability to respect confidential information
Personal financial integrity
Understanding of the mission and character of the University
Professional dress, appearance, and demeanor
Able and willing to work evenings and weekends as needed
The availability to accommodate extensive travel
Must have current driver's license and good driving record
Experience will not be considered in lieu of the educational requirement. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.
What You Will Do
Cultivate, solicit, and steward a portfolio of donors and prospects for major gifts to Baylor, especially for their respective colleges and units.
Collaborate with deans, directors, or other senior administrators in developing impactful philanthropic agendas - consistent with Baylor's and the colleges'/units' strategic plans for major and prospective donors.
With leadership from the Assistant Vice President and Associate Vice President for Development, establish yearly measurable goals and objectives and related metrics for new gift commitments secured, funds raised, proposals made, new prospects qualified, and prospect meetings held.
Participate fully in University Development's prospect management, discovery/qualification visits, and related prospect development programs.
Collaborate with deans, directors, and other senior administrators on structuring, enlisting, educating, and partnering with college and unit advisory boards and councils to increase giving.
Collaborate with other University Advancement team members to inspire trust, encourage creative thinking, and solve problems with other Baylor staff and volunteers to significantly increase private gifts to Baylor.
Assist, as requested by University Advancement leadership, with programs to increase giving to Baylor.
Ability to comply with University policies.
Maintain regular and punctual attendance
What You Can Expect
As part of the Baylor family, eligible employees receive a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, generous time off, tuition remission, and outstanding automatic retirement contributions. Baylor has a comprehensive benefits plan that supports you and your family's wellbeing and allows you to be a part of the life of a vibrant and active college campus. To learn more, go to Baylor Benefits & Advantages.
About Us: Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, military service, genetic information, and disability. Baylors commitment to equal opportunity and respect of others does not undermine the validity and effect of the constitutional and statutory protections for its religious liberty, including, without limitation, the religious organization exemption under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the religious exemption to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, among others. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply. EEO/M/F/Vets/Disabled
Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, consistently listed with highest honors among The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For.” The University is recruiting new faculty with a deep commitment to excellence in teaching, research and scholarship. Baylor seeks faculty who share in our aspiration to become a tier one research institution while strengthening our distinctive Christian mission as described in our strategic vision, Pro Futuris, and academic strategic plan, Illuminate.