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Senior Director of Development, Edward E. Whitacre, Jr. College of Engineering

Texas Tech University
Lubbock, Texas

Texas Tech University is the flagship institution of the four-institution Texas Tech University System. Established in 1996, Texas Tech University (TTU) System is a dynamic force in higher education and is poised to become one of the nation’s premier university systems. Focused on advancing scholastic excellence, healthcare, research, and outreach, the Texas Tech University System is taking a leading role in meeting the global challenges of today and the future. Recently, the TTU System completed its largest and most successful fundraising campaign, raising more than $1 billion and surpassing its goal nearly a year ahead of schedule.

Texas Tech University serves students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries. The school claims alumni and former students who have gone on to prominent careers in government, business, science, medicine, education, sports, and entertainment.

The Edward E. Whitacre, Jr. College of Engineering is a globally elite college of engineering and internationally-recognized research institution. Building a community of scholars, the College of Engineering teaches critical engineering fundamentals, while also imparting international awareness and an understanding of how engineering impacts society now and into the future. From self-repairing transportation infrastructure, smart cities, alliterative energy methods, improving unconventional oil and gas recovery, the use and recovery of clean water and its distribution, engineering bio inspired processes, materials and structures, and developing medical solutions, the College’s students are at the forefront of regional, national and global solutions.

The Opportunity

The Senior Director of Development, Edward E. Whitacre, Jr. College of Engineering will plan, organize and implement an integrated development and alumni-relations program for the College of Engineering at Texas Tech University. This fundraising leader will cultivate individual, foundation and corporate support, including major gifts, and provide critical strategic vision for the growth of the program. The Senior Director of Development will also manage his/her own portfolio while giving overall direction for the College’s principal gift activity, major gifts work and alumni affairs program. A minimum of 8 years of development experience and a history with complex institutions and/or universities with medical or engineering schools is preferred.

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