Established in 1972, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’s resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The University’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.
As a comprehensive health science university, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston educates health science professionals, discovers and translates advances in the biomedical and social sciences, and models the best practices in clinical care and public health.
Pursuing this mission, UTHealth advances the quality of human life by enhancing the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease and injury, as well as promoting individual health and community well-being.
Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Development, the Executive Director of Development (EDOD) will be responsible for leading and managing a staff of high-performing professionals on the front line in a campaign atmosphere. As a leadership member of the fundraising management team, the EDOD will oversee a fundraising program primarily for existing and emerging donors to the university, with an emphasis on pledges/gifts exceeding $1,000,000 for both current use and endowment. The ideal candidate has eight years of successful front-line major or principal gift fundraising experience; fundraising program management in higher education, healthcare, or science institutions; and has Certified Fund-Raising Executive designation.