Executive Director of Foundation Relations

University of Texas at Austin

Austin, Texas

The University of Texas at Austin is internationally recognized as a bold, ambitious leader in research and higher education. A member of the prestigious Association for American Universities (AAU), UT Austin is one of the nation’s premier centers for academic excellence and has more than 40 programs ranked among the top 10 in the country. The flagship campus of The University of Texas System (UT System), it is the fifth-largest university in the United States, with approximately 40,000 undergraduate students and over 11,000 graduate and professional students from across the nation and more than 118 countries. With groundbreaking research and cutting-edge teaching and learning techniques, UT Austin creates a seamless blend of tradition and innovation. Amid the backdrop of Austin, Texas, a city recognized for its creative and entrepreneurial spirit, the University provides a place to explore countless opportunities for tomorrow’s artists, scientists, athletes, doctors, entrepreneurs and engineers.

The Opportunity

The University of Texas at Austin is seeking an Executive Director of Foundation Relations. The Executive Director will be a highly strategic, exceedingly knowledgeable leader, manager and colleague, who will bring a proven ability to partner with University leadership across campus in support of groundbreaking programs and research that changes the world. The ideal candidate will bring experience in successfully pursuing and receiving six-figure and above gifts from the foundation sector and managing a team of foundation relations officers. S/He will be organized, nimble, creative, and possess outstanding interpersonal skills. A Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 10 years demonstrated success in higher education, developing relationships and soliciting gifts is required.