The University of Texas at Austin (UT 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.
The first school of its kind in nearly 50 years to be built from the ground up at a top tier AAU research university, Dell Medical School represents the future of medical education, care and research. It is the newest of 18 colleges and schools on the UT Austin campus, and shares powerful synergies with the ongoing innovation pouring in from other parts of campus. A new type of medical school, Dell presents the exciting opportunity to redefine the role of academic medicine in improving health, and its role as an economic driver for Austin, coupled with its innovative and global mission, resonates with community leaders as well as UT Austin alumni.
The Associate Vice President for Development, Dell Medical School (AVP) will be an entrepreneurial, visionary leader, who brings a spirit of collaboration having worked at a senior level across a complex research university or healthcare environment. The AVP will plan and lead all aspects of fundraising and comprehensive development initiatives for Dell Medical School and possess a proactive ability to identify interdisciplinary opportunities.
The AVP will work collaboratively with University development to further the fundraising efforts of Dell Medical School, while also creating and nurturing a culture of philanthropy. Bringing industry Best-Practices, the AVP will create robust and highly proactive major and planned giving programs. A minimum of 10 years of experience cultivating, soliciting and closing major gifts with a demonstrated ability to manage, lead and inspire others is required. Experience in academic medicine, healthcare and/or science fundraising is preferred.