Assistant Vice President for Development

Texas Medical Center-Houston, TX

Assistant Vice President for Development

Location: Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Category: Executive

UTHealth Houston General Administration

Requisition #: 230001VC

To be considered for the Assistant Vice President for Development UTHealth Houston opportunity, please submit your letter of interest addressing your qualifications for the position and your resume in confidence to:

Tracy Frederick, Senior Executive Recruiter, BRYANT GROUP

The Opportunity

UTHealth Houston seeks an experienced strategic, collaborative and entrepreneurial development professional to serve as the next Assistant Vice President for Development. Reporting directly to the Senior Vice President for Development and Public Affairs, Kevin Foyle, the Assistant Vice President for Development will serve as a strategic fundraising leader for individual giving by creating and implementing opportunities for pipeline development and individual giving growth that will advance the important vision and mission of UTHealth Houston.

UTHealth Houston pursues their mission - to educate health science professionals, discover and translate advances in the biomedical and social sciences, and model the best practices in clinical care and public health- in order to advance the quality of human life by enhancing the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease and injury as well as promoting individual health and community well-being.

Withover5,000studentsinapproximately30academicprograms,as well as over 2,300facultyandnearly8,000staff,UTHealthHoustonisthemostcomprehensive academichealthcenterintheUTSystemandintheentireU.S.GulfCoastregion. UTHealth Houston’s mission is to educate health science professionals, discover and translate advances in the biomedical and social sciences and model the best practices in clinical care and public health.

Position Summary

As a member of the Development and Public Affairs leadership team, the Assistant Vice President of Development is responsible for implementing a strategic philanthropic vision, building and managing an effective individual giving program, providing oversite for fundraising initiatives, while managing a small, but slect portfolio of complex prospects. The successful candidate will oversee multiple fundraising and engagement programs, collaborate and partner across the organization to identify individual giving fundraising opportunities and develop fundraising priorities to drive university-wide initatives forward.

Position Key Accountabilities

  1. Oversees frontline fundraising programs including annual giving, major gifts, planned giving, and grateful patients. Provides strategies, leadership, and direction on fundraising and support programs that have university-wide impact.

  2. Develops and proactively manages fundraising strategies, serving as the primary interface with deans and other campus leaders focused on philanthropy. Works with university and faculty leadership to formalize strategies and annual plans for achieving the individual giving goals.

  3. Responsible for the planning and implementation of large-scale fundraising initiatives.

  4. Directs and supports staff and provides oversight, guidance, strategic advice, training and mentorship.

  5. As a senior member of the fundraising team, manages and solicits a portfolio of complex major and principal gifts prospects.

  6. Serves as a collaborative member of the Development leadership team, where the planning, goal setting, tracking, and policy development for Development operations, procedures, programs, and other activities will be discussed, implemented, evaluated, and managed.

  7. Fosters collaborative relationships with UTHealth Houston schools and unit leadership in support of fundraising initiatives and when working with prospective contributors interested in those entities as well as when working with other members within the Office of Development.

  8. Participates in events/special functions as required.

  9. Oversees and manages program budgets to meet program objectives.

  10. Serves as an example of best practices and professionalism to all development staff.

  11. Manages Human Resources activities for the individual giving teams in regards to: recruiting and selection; hiring and termination, training, development, mentoring, counseling, performance evaluations, and salary planning.

  12. Responsible for the design, execution and effectiveness of a system of internal controls which provides reasonable assurance that operations are effective and efficient, assets are safeguarded; financial information is reliable and compliant with applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures.

  13. Performs other duties as assigned.


• Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) preferred

• Ability to be conversant in healthcare education and research of the university to a donor population

• Deep understanding of individual philanthropy, the philanthropic process and complex giving structures

• Ability to manage a large number of fundraising initiatives, projects and activities simultaneously while engaging and motivating groups.

• Ability to effectively communicate complex information clearly in oral and written formats to a variety of audiences and work with senior-level and executive leadership

• Ability to understand alumni, donors', and prospective donors' needs and show good judgment and diplomacy

• Exhibits Required Job Knowledge

• Demonstrates Personal Effectiveness and Accountability

• Delivers Quality Student, Patient and Customer Services

• Exhibits Teamwork and Collaboration

• Exemplifies Strong Ethics, Integrity and Respect for Others

• Adheres to All Work Environment, Health, Safety and Compliance Standards

• Leads and Develops Others

• Sets Vision, Strategy and Priorities for Areas of Responsibility

Minimum Education

Bachelor's degree in a related field; Master’s degree preferred.

Minimum Experience

Ten (10) years of successful experience leading successful fundraising programs within a multifaceted and complex institutional environment, preferably in higher education (Tier One Research), healthcare or the nonprofit sector. Demonstrated ability to provide oversite and leadership for teams of fundraising professionals and work in partnership with senior administrators such as deans, faculty, institutional and organization leadership on fundraising initiatives throughout the enterprise.

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

Residency Requirement

Employees must permanently reside and work in the State of Texas.

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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 Houston 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 Houston 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.

UTHealth Benefits

UTHealth Houston offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. For more information on our benefits programs please refer to the UTHealth Houston Office of Benefits Website.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

UTHealth Houston is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment-related activities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law or university policy. Reasonable accommodation, based on disability or religious observances, will be considered in accordance with applicable law and UTHealth Houston policy. The University maintains affirmative action programs with respect to women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and eligible veterans in accordance with applicable law.

UTHealthHoustonhas adopted a policy consistent with CMS regulations to protect our patients and university community from exposure to COVID-19. This policy affects all employees, residents, fellows, students, contractors, new hires, visiting scholars program participants, adjunct faculty, and volunteers who work, train, or collaborate at the John S. Dunn Behavioral Science Center.

In addition, all UTHealthHouston​​​​​​​employees who are assigned to work at a location that is subject to the affiliated partner’s hospital, clinical offices, or agency are required to abide by UTHealth’sHoustonrules and regulations, as well as the affiliate’s rules and regulations, including COVID-19 vaccination and safety requirements.

Work location is based on the needs of the department and may be adjusted.