Assistant Director of Development | Lubbock, TX

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Assistant Director of Development

Job Summary

Performs the administrative duties of planning, organizing, directing, and coordinating special development efforts. Responsibilities may include: cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of individual, foundation, and corporate support for the TTU/System; adherence to the prospect management system; and plans, coordinates and evaluates development goals. Responsible for fiscal management of development goals. Work is performed under general supervision with broad latitude for initiative.

Essential Job Functions

· Raise major gifts ($25,000+) to further the mission of the Museum of Texas Tech University and support and enhance Texas Tech University as a Tier1 Research Institution.

· Travel in support of the museum’s priorities to advance fundraising efforts, including securing visits to move prospective and current donors from discovery, qualification, and cultivation to solicitation.

· Serve as the liaison between the Museum of Texas Tech University and the TTU Office of Advancement.

· In partnership with the Museum’s Executive Director and senior leadership in advancement, develop and oversee a comprehensive development program to meet the Museum’s primary funding needs on an annual and long-term basis by setting fundraising goals annually.

· Represent the university and museum at business and community meetings and events in a professional manner while adhering to TTU policies.

· Adhere to and instill best practices to make effective use of the prospect management database, including entering contact reports after each visit to ensure donor records are kept up to date.

· Meet goals for key metrics including substantial contacts, visits, asks and gifts secured as established each fiscal year.

· Work collaboratively with TTUS Institutional Advancement, the TTU Office of Advancement, and colleagues to focus on shared strategic goals.

Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities

Basic knowledge of fundraising including annual giving, planned giving, campaign management, and strategic planning. Excellent interpersonal, verbal, writing and presentation skills. Exceptional initiative and the ability to work with limited direct supervision. Ability to work collaboratively and effectively as part of a team. Excellent time management and multi-tasking skills. Ability and willingness to travel frequently and participate in occasional evening and weekend activities.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities

Basic knowledge of museum and/or cultural non-profit development/fundraising.

Required Qualifications – Based on TTU Pay Plan

Bachelor’s degree plus one year development or sales related experience; OR a combination of education and/or related experience equal to five years.

Preferred Qualifications

One year of experience in museum and/or cultural non-profit development/fundraising.


Minimum of $48,000 per year

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