Located on a 300-acre tree-lined campus in the heart of Houston, Rice has become a center of research and academic achievement, encouraging creativity, action and leadership. Rice has nearly 4,000 undergraduate students from 89 countries and regions across its six divisions of study. The graduate programs, which include architecture, business, engineering, natural/social sciences, teaching, music, and humanities, enroll more than 2,800 students. Rice’s faculty and alumni include two Nobel prize winners and two National Medal of Science recipients. The school has been listed among the top 20 national universities each year in U.S. News & World Report since its first appearance there in 1988. With the successful completion of the previous campaign at over $1B and a new campaign on the horizon, there has never been a better time to help take Rice University’s world-class development department to the next level.
The Senior Philanthropic Advisor at Rice University will be a critical leader in developing fundraising strategy for major gifts of $5+ million. This self-motivated, energetic, relationship-builder will work with the President as well as the academic and volunteer leaders to identify new donors and prospects, expanding Rice’s reach in the community. The ideal candidate will have at least 10 years of experience, particularly with principal level gifts in higher education. Knowledge of fundraising database software is essential.