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Texas Tech University Associate Director of Development in Lubbock, Texas


Extended Job Title:

Associate Director of Development

Position Description:

Performs the administrative duties of planning, organizing, directing, and coordinating special development efforts. Responsibilities may include: cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of individual, foundation, and corporate support for the TTU/System; adherence to the prospect management system; and plans, coordinates and evaluates development goals. Responsible for fiscal management of development goals. Work is performed under general supervision with broad latitude for initiative.

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Travel Required:

Up to 75%

Major/Essential Functions:

  • Qualify, manage, and build meaningful relationships with a portfolio of 100-150 donors whose philanthropic interests align with the University's strategic vision.

  • Develop robust fundraising opportunities, solicit donors for philanthropic gifts, and secure major gifts as outlined in annual plans.

  • Meet goals for key metrics such as substantial contacts, visits, portfolio penetration, and solicitations as established each fiscal year in annual plans.

  • Adhere to procedures and best practices regarding documenting donor interactions, annual giving, donor engagement and stewardship, alumni relations, events, gift processing, and utilizing the donor alumni database.

  • Represent Texas Tech University, the TTU Office of Advancement, and the School of Law at university, alumni, and community events in a professional manner.

  • Maintain a collaborative culture and serve as a great colleague within the TTU Office of Advancement, with TTUS Institutional Advancement, within the School of Law, and across the University in an effort to strengthen the philanthropic culture at TTU.

  • Assist your direct supervisor (and Dean when appropriate) in developing college, school, or unit based annual plans for the School of Law that aligns with the strategic vision of Texas Tech University and the TTU Office of Advancement.

  • Manage a college, school, or unit budget specific to advancement opportunities (travel, events, stewardship, etc.), and be a good steward of those resources provided by the University, college, and donors.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Proven track record of raising major gifts and managing a donor portfolio.

  • A good knowledge of all aspects of fundraising including major giving, planned giving, campaign management, annual giving, donor engagement, and strategic planning.

  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, writing and presentation skills.

  • Exceptional initiative and the ability to work with limited direct supervision.

  • Excellent time management and multi-tasking skills.

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Preferred Qualifications:

Five years of experience in university development/fundraising.


Texas Tech Office of Advancement

Required Attachments:

Cover Letter, Professional/Personal References, Resume / CV

Job Type:

Full Time

Job Group:

Business Professionals



Required Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree plus three years development or sales experience; OR a combination of education and/or related experience equal seven years.

Does this position work in a research laboratory?:


About the Department and/or College:

The Texas Tech University Office of Advancement works with a broad array of university supporters to identify and match opportunities at the university with the interests of donors, ultimately facilitating impact in higher education that leads to endless possibilities. Our professional fundraising team members are responsible for building meaningful relationships with donors through consistent interaction and meaningful visits that move them through the donor cultivation cycle.

The Office of Advancement is searching to fill a position within the Texas Tech University School of Law. The Texas Tech University School of Law prepares individuals for the effective and ethical practice of law in a rapidly changing, diverse, and interconnected world. Our faculty and staff are dedicated to student success, have an unparalleled record of advocacy and moot court successes, and our 9,000+ alumni are among the best in their fields. Philanthropy and support over the last fives years have reached unprecedented levels due to the generosity of our generous supporters. Come join our team as we continue to increase the level of impact we have for our students, faculty, staff, and community.

Safety Information:

Adherence to robust safety practices and compliance with all applicable health and safety regulations are responsibilities of all TTU employees.

Pay Statement:

Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan by visiting

EEO Statement:

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

About the University:

Established in 1923, Texas Tech University is a Carnegie R1 (very high research activity) Doctoral/Research-Extensive, Hispanic Serving, and state-assisted institution. Located on a beautiful 1,850-acre campus in Lubbock, a city in West Texas with a growing metropolitan-area population of over 300,000, the university enrolls over 40,000 students with 33,000 undergraduate and 7,000 graduate students. As the primary research institution in the western two-thirds of the state, Texas Tech University is home to 10 colleges, the Schools of Law and Veterinary Medicine, and the Graduate School. The flagship of the Texas Tech University System, Texas Tech is dedicated to student success by preparing learners to be ethical leaders for a diverse and globally competitive workforce. It is committed to enhancing the cultural and economic development of the state, nation, and world.

About Lubbock:Referred to as the “Hub City” because it serves as the educational, cultural, economic, and health care hub of the South Plains region, Lubbock boasts a diverse population and a strong connection to community, history, and land. With a mild climate, highly rated public schools, and a low cost of living, Lubbock is a family-friendly community that is ranked as one of the best places to live in Texas. Lubbock is home to a celebrated and ever-evolving music scene, a vibrant arts community, and is within driving distance of Dallas, Austin, Santa Fe, and other major metropolitan cities. Lubbock’s Convention & Visitors Bureau provides a comprehensive overview of the Lubbock community and its resources, programs, events, and histories.