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UT Health Donor Relations Officer in the Office of Development in Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Donor Relations Officer in the Office of Development

Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Administrative/Office Support

UTHealth Administration

Requisition #: 210001VA

Position Summary:

We are looking for a Donor Relations Officer. This role is responsible for working with our fundraising staff and making sure donors are getting communications and gifts that they see as warranted and valuable. You will be responsible for implementing elements of the stewardship and donor relations programs that promote engagement with and recognition of alumni, volunteers, and donors at all levels. The Donor Relations Officer sustains positive relations between the university and its donors; maintains ongoing and active networking with internal and external constituencies; and coordinates recognition activities for donors. Coordinates projects for recognition and engagement, including written materials, donor signage, and administrative projects.

You will be tasked with handling mail merges and editing documents. You must be able to run and analyze large reports that look at what is happening with donors. Successful candidates should have a background in marketing, communications, or public relations. This requires someone to be a self-starter with strong interpersonal skills who is able to work as part of a team, independently, and with internal and external partners. You will need a comprehensive knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and the ability to master new software applications and technologies. All candidates should have excellent writing, editing, and verbal communication skills. The job requires excellent project management skills, including ability to determine priorities, organizing resources, working effectively with colleagues to achieve goals, and advancing multiple projects simultaneously. There is a need for an ability to meet deadlines and handle multiple complex/confidential tasks simultaneously. The officer must be able to make routine decisions and judgment calls. This requires a solid understanding of fundraising principles and effective communication to various donor audiences. In addition, applicants should have the ability to work well under pressure and manage multiple complex/confidential projects simultaneously in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.

This is a full time role that will report to our University Center Tower on Fannin in the heart of the Texas Medical Center. It is eligible for full benefits including low cost health care options as well as an excellent retirement program administered by the State of Texas. It is classified as salaried but non-exempt.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  1. Implement an integrated donor relations program that encompasses donor acknowledgments, endowment status reports, student thank you letters, and events; verifies that all items and activities are personalized and accurate before mailing.

  2. Coordinate and manage various stewardship programs (including print, email, and outreach activities), including formatting emails in Constant Contact and maintaining relationships with vendors.

  3. Ensure approved stewardship plans and activities are implemented in a timely and efficient manner.

  4. Assist with coordinating individualized stewardship plans in partnership with gift officers as needed.

  5. Assist with updating stewardship profiles for top tier donors, ensuring timely and accurate daily processing.

  6. Perform other duties as assigned.

Certification/Skills:

  • Self-starter with strong interpersonal skills who is able to work as part of a team, independently, and with internal and external partners.

  • Attention to detail and ability to quickly understand and remember details about alumni/donors and projects to which they are assigned.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint and the ability to master new software applications and technologies.

  • Excellent writing, editing, and verbal communication skills.

  • Excellent project management skills, including ability to determine priorities, organizing resources, working effectively with colleagues to achieve goals, and advancing multiple projects simultaneously.

  • Ability to meet deadlines and handle multiple complex/confidential tasks simultaneously.

  • Ability to make routine decisions and judgment calls.

  • Understanding of fundraising principles and effective communication to various donor audiences.

  • Ability to work well under pressure and manage multiple complex/confidential projects simultaneously in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.

Minimum Education:

Bachelor’s degree.

Minimum Experience:

Two (2) years of experience in a fundraising, marketing, sales, or fulfillment environment, preferably in a higher education or non-profit setting.

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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