Senior Donor Relations Officer - Endowment Reporting

Texas Medical Center-Houston, TX

Senior Donor Relations Officer - Endowment Reporting

Location: Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas


Category: Administrative/Office Support

UTHealth Houston General Administration

Requisition #: 2300023F

UTHealth Houston’s Development Department is looking for a Senior Donor Relations Officer who will concentrate on Endowment Reporting. This employee will be responsible for managing multiple projects within an innovative, integrated, and creative stewardship and donor relations program. Projects include but are not limited to gift acknowledgments, donor communication, impact reporting, recognition, engagement, and other special touchpoints as they arise. This role ensures that all assigned projects are accurate, appropriate, and consistent for each donor group. Actively participates in writing, editing, and enhancing existing content to have a donor-centric point of view.

You will need to be adept at managing projects as well as generating endowment reporting that will be focused on communicating the impact of donor gifts. This role ensures accurate, appropriate, and consistent communication for each donor group, including writing and editing collateral and actively participating in enhancing existing content to have a stewardship point of view. Through purposeful collaboration with multiple teams in the Office of Development, the Senior Donor Relations Officer will assist with implementing efforts of all stewardship and donor relations projects in a timely manner to advance the department's fundraising goals.

The Donor Relations team reports to our University Central Tower in the Texas Medical Center on a hybrid schedule. Certain projects or meeting schedules may require employees to be flexible with this time in and out of the office. This role will require someone familiar with large non-profit institutions that work at a fast pace. This is a high producing area that will require an emphasis on collaboration.

What we do here changes the world. UTHealth Houston is Texas’ resource for healthcare education, innovation, scientific discovery, and excellence in patient care. That’s where you come in.

Once you join us you won't want to leave. It’s because we reward our team for the excellent service they provide. Our total rewards package includes the benefits you’d expect from a top healthcare organization (benefits, insurance, etc.), plus:

  • 100% paid medical premiums for our full-time employees

  • Generous time off (holidays, preventative leave day, both vacation and sick time – all of which equates to around 37-38 days per year)

  • The longer you stay, the more vacation you’ll accrue!

  • Longevity Pay (Monthly payments after two years of service)

  • Build your future with our awesome retirement/pension plan!

We take care of our employees! As a world-renowned institution, our employees’ wellbeing is important to us. We offer work/life services such as…

  • Free financial and legal counseling

  • Free mental health counseling services

  • Gym membership discounts and access to wellness programs

  • Other employee discounts including entertainment, car rentals, cell phones, etc.

  • Resources for child and elder care

  • Plus many more!

Position Key Accountabilities:

  1. Project manages critical impact reporting and communication needs, ensuring tone and voice are consistent with sender and recipient, maintains accuracy and scientific integrity and a donor-centric point of view, and actively participates in writing and providing writing direction as needed.

  2. Executes multiple recognition and engagement strategies, ensuring delivery is timely, and touchpoints are appropriate and consistent to further strengthen the donor's relationship with the university.

  3. Ensures approved, multi-functional projects are implemented promptly and efficiently by anticipating potential needs on the team calendar and preparing status reports for assigned projects.

  4. Promotes a culture of philanthropy with key stakeholders throughout the university, with the goal of encouraging proper donor stewardship, recognition, and engagement.

  5. Enhances donor relations by maintaining excellent relations with a multitude of internal and external stakeholders to promote partnerships and collaborations in various projects and donor touchpoints.

  6. Manages and sends periodic gift acknowledgment reports for select faculty and staff who, subsequently, send notes of gratitude.

  7. Seeks opportunities for professional development to enhance job performance, including building networks within the University and with colleagues at peer institutions.

  8. Performs other duties as assigned.


Must have exceptional communication, writing, editing, and project management skills, as well as a strong understanding of the development process, particularly in the areas of major and principal gift cultivation and stewardship.

Must be able to work independently and with teams, balance competing priorities and assignments, and collaborate effectively with colleagues, exhibiting diplomacy and excellent interpersonal skills.

Must have a strong personal work ethic and demonstrate the highest level of professionalism and integrity. Must be flexible and willing to take on new responsibilities within a growing program.

Demonstrated knowledge of and expertise with Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint, Outlook, InDesign, and Salesforce highly preferred.

Minimum Education:

Bachelor's degree in related field required.

Minimum Experience:

Four (4) years experience in development, stewardship, advancement services, communications or related field, preferably in complex healthcare or academic environment required.

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.

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