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Open Position: Associate Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Affairs

The Associate Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Affairs for the College of Law raises money for the college (with a particular focus on the College Fund for Law) by working to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward annual gifts from alumni, friends, and current students. This position also plays a role in the alumni engagement of the college by supporting communications initiatives, planning and executing special events, facilitating volunteerism/involvement with the college, managing a group of volunteer alumni and student leaders, and engaging extensively with members of the College of Law community.

This position is responsible for all aspects of the Annual Fund for the College of Law. Additionally, the Associate Director is responsible for the 3L Class Gift program, planning one or more galas, class reunions, and homecoming, among other receptions and gatherings. This position is also responsible for the administration of the College of Law’s Alumni Council.


The Associate Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Affairs for the College of Law should have a bachelor’s degree and 2+ years of progressively responsible relevant experience in the fields of professional or higher education fundraising, development, law practice, alumni affairs, stewardship/donor relations, higher education administration, non-profit administration, public relations, marketing, sales, or the equivalent. Applicants must have a track record of success in their previous work. Experience with fundraising campaigns, annual giving, and planned giving are beneficial, but not required. A master’s degree or JD is preferred. Candidates should be attentive to detail and display excellent verbal and written communications skills. Candidates must get along well with people. Successful candidates will display a strong, goal-oriented work ethic, an ability to learn and work independently, and an ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with colleagues, including in-person and on the phone. The ideal candidate has a proven ability to prioritize and manage complex projects, to work in a fast-paced team environment, and the ability and willingness to travel.

Apply online via the UT Human Resources website.

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