The Division of Advancement has a goal to promote the University of North Texas through its many programs of engagement, to secure private financial resources that support our institution and to empower the future leaders of our generations.
University Advancement at the University of North Texas is seeking to hire an Assistant Director of Donor Relations to join our team. This position will oversee the development and implementation of a comprehensive, impact filled reporting process for endowment donors, ensure that endowment funds are expended according to donor intent, and develop activities that keep endowment donors engaged.
Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:
* Research and maintain a thorough understanding of permissible endowment criteria. * Research and maintain comprehensive knowledge of UNT Foundation and University scholarship administration processes. * Collaborate with Development Officers, Donor Relations, Finance, Legal Counsel and University Administration to ensure endowments meet the expectations of the donor, do not contain illegal language, and can be expended on a regular basis. * Obtain and maintain expert knowledge of endowment tracking within alumni database, the university and the UNT Foundation. * Create and maintain a process for tracking the status of new agreements from creation to completion. * Draft gift agreements, amendments and letter agreements for review by Director of Donor Relations. * Serve as main university contact for questions from donors regarding endowment funds and their associated expendable accounts. * Coordinate with Student Financial Aid and Scholarships to oversee student stewardship activities. * Other related duties, as assigned.
The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.
The successful candidate will possess a Bachelor's Degree and two years of professional experience in marketing, fundraising, event planning, public relations, corporate account sales, or communications; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
* Working knowledge of the development field. * Knowledge of accepted business practices and procedures. * Ability to establish and maintain cordial, productive, and professional working relationships with internal and external contacts. * Ability to manage time, personnel, financial, and physical resources effectively. * Exceptional communications skills. * Ability to master University policies and procedures and apply these in specific situations. * Some knowledge of philanthropy and fundraising principles or ability quickly assimilate.
The ideal candidate will possess the following additional qualifications:
* Experience with Blackbaud Raiser's Edge. * Prior non-profit or higher education experience that is transferrable to donor relations.
Internal Number: 154780
About University of North Texas
The University of North Texas System includes the University of North Texas in
Denton, the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth and the
University of North Texas at Dallas. The UNT System is the only public university
system headquartered in Dallas-Fort Worth – the fourth-largest metropolitan area
in the United States. The UNT System is dedicated to serving our students and this
diverse region through a wide offering of degree plans and research initiatives. With
combined enrollment of nearly 44,000 students, the UNT System awards more than
9,000 degrees each year – including the largest number of master’s and doctoral
degrees in the DFW region. The UNT System has an annual budget of $1 billion and
boosts the Texas economy by $5.2 billion each year.