Major and Principal Gifts Writer
Company: The University of Texas at Austin
Posted on: September 20, 2022
Job Posting Title:
Major and Principal Gifts Writer
University Development Office
Position Open To:
Weekly Scheduled Hours:
Earliest Start Date:
Aug 10, 2022
Expected to Continue
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About UT Austin
The University of Texas at Austin, founded in 1883, ranks among the
40 best universities in the world with top national programs across
18 colleges and schools. The university is an enduring symbol of
the spirit of Texas, driving economic and social progress while
serving the city, state, nation and world as a leading center of
knowledge and creativity. Our work is inspired by the bold spirit
of Texas and our commitment to its people.
Learn more about UT Austin's mission and values, leadership and
Why Join Texas Development?
What starts here changes the world. What starts here starts with
The University of Texas at Austin is on the front lines of the
future: sparking the imagination, driving discovery and
transforming lives. And it's only possible because generous
supporters believe in the power and promise of our state's flagship
university to change the world. We strive to reach the highest
levels of achievement and success in all that we do by creating
meaningful and powerful experiences for our donors.
Together, through one of the largest fundraising efforts in our
state's history, we will unlock student potential, recruit
world-class faculty, transform health and care, and create a
vibrant future for Texas and beyond. With more than $3 billion
raised in the past five years, Texas Development is quickly
becoming one of the best fundraising programs in higher
Texas Development is a dynamic and growing community of more than
400 team members across the Forty Acres. Like the university we
serve, we are committed to promoting a culture of diversity,
equity, inclusion and belonging along our staff and donor
communities. We honor the idea that if what starts here changes the
world, what starts here should reflect the world.
Join us and change the world.
Must be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time
basis for any employer.
Under the direction of the senior principal gifts writer, the major
and principal gifts writer will produce gift proposals for
principal, planned and corporate giving prospects.
- Coordinates, develops, writes and edits clear, compelling,
persuasive and brand-compliant proposals for principal, planned
and/or corporate gifts of $1M and above. Oversees the review and
approval process and delivers final products on established
- Supports chief development officers and other senior
fundraisers by developing concepts and content based on identified
fundraising priorities. Conducts independent research and partners
with subject-matter experts to develop technical and programmatic
content. Develops and maintains current knowledge of university
priorities, brand, style and stories.
- Meets regularly with the associate director for development and
director of marketing and communications to determine, prioritize
and execute major and principal fundraising projects. Participates
in fundraising and prospect meetings.
- Supports other Texas Development communications projects and
goals by providing general writing and editing support for impact
reports, internal communications, letters, marketing collateral and
other materials that support fundraising and stewardship.
Bachelor's degree and at least five years of professional
experience in nonprofit or higher education advancement/development
writing. Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication
skills, organization and attention to detail. Proven ability to
write for a variety of audiences while adhering to style guides.
Ability to self-start, self-direct and exercise good judgment and
discretion. Ability to prioritize, manage and organize multiple
projects amid shifting priorities and accelerated timelines.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications. Relevant education
and experience may be substituted as appropriate.
More than the required years of experience. Experience writing
proposals for major and principal gifts. Knowledge of AP style.
Experience with project management, project management information
systems and/or production workflows. Knowledge of higher education
fundraising and Texas' philanthropic landscape. Working knowledge
of Adobe Creative Cloud applications and ability to execute light
$70,000 + depending on qualifications
Hybrid / Flex working environment.
- Three writing samples, including at least one major gift
proposal or case for support
- 3 work references with their contact information; at least one
reference should be from a supervisor
- Letter of interest
Important for applicants who are NOT current university employees
or contingent workers: You will be prompted to submit your resume
the first time you apply, then you will be provided an option to
upload a new Resume for subsequent applications. Any additional
Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) will be
uploaded in the Application Questions section; you will be able to
multi-select additional files. Before submitting your online job
application, ensure that ALL Required Materials have been uploaded.
Once your job application has been submitted, you cannot make
Important for Current university employees and contingent workers:
As a current university employee or contingent worker, you MUST
apply within Workday by searching for Find UT Jobs. If you are a
current University employee, log-in to Workday, navigate to your
Worker Profile, click the Career link in the left hand navigation
menu and then update the sections in your Professional Profile
before you apply. This information will be pulled in to your
application. The application is one page and you will be prompted
to upload your resume. In addition, you must respond to the
application questions presented to upload any additional Required
Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) that were noted
Regular staff who have been employed in their current position for
the last six continuous months are eligible for openings being
recruited for through University-Wide or Open Recruiting, to
include both promotional opportunities and lateral transfers. Staff
who are promotion/transfer eligible may apply for positions without
Retirement Plan Eligibility:
The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System
of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per
week and at least 135 days in length.
A criminal history background check will be required for
finalist(s) under consideration for this position.
Equal Opportunity Employer:
The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal
opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all
applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and
affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of
equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the
basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex,
sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability,
religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and
activities, and admissions.
The University of Texas at Austin will not discharge or in any
other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because
they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or
the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who
have access to the compensation information of other employees or
applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot
disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals
who do not otherwise have access to compensation information,
unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or
charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding,
hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the
employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to
Employment Eligibility Verification:
If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment
Eligibility Verification I-9 form. You will be required to present
acceptable and original documents to prove your identity and
authorization to work in the United States. Documents need to be
presented no later than the third day of employment. Failure to do
so will result in loss of employment at the university.
The University of Texas at Austin use E-Verify to check the work
authorization of all new hires effective May 2015. The university's
company ID number for purposes of E-Verify is 854197. For more
information about E-Verify, please see the following:
- E-Verify Poster (English) [PDF]
- E-Verify Poster (Spanish) [PDF]
- Right To Work Poster (English) [PDF]
- Right To Work Poster (Spanish) [PDF]
Employees may be required to report violations of law under Title
IX and the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and
Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act). If this position is identified a
Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified and
provided resources for reporting. Responsible employees under Title
IX are defined and outlined in HOP-3031.
The Clery Act requires all prospective employees be notified of the
availability of the Annual Security and Fire Safety report. You may
access the 2021 report here or obtain a copy at University
Compliance Services, 1616 Guadalupe, Suite UTA 2.206, Austin, TX
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