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.
UT Austin’s College of Liberal Arts (CoLA) offers students the largest number of majors of any college at UT Austin, with more than 50 majors located in 25 academic departments and more than 30 centers, institutes and programs. In every discipline emphasis is placed on the importance of understanding history, society and culture to help students better understand and thrive in the world beyond campus.
The Chief Development Officer for the College of Liberal Arts (CDO, CoLA) will play an essential leadership role in advancing overall College fundraising. Reporting to the new Dean, who will be appointed in winter 2018 – 2019, the CDO, CoLA will lead the development of a comprehensive campaign fundraising plan that optimizes the best of the College’s resources, which include an outstanding faculty, committed alumni, a thriving, intelligent and tight-knit development team and a University development program that is well-resourced and on the rise. The successful candidate will be a collaborative, steady, organized and experienced manager, possessing demonstrated success closing six-and seven-figure plus gifts. S/He will work closely with faculty and volunteers and partner with the Dean to secure resources for the College’s first-rate departments, centers, programs and research.