Development Officer III - University Advancement

at Texas A&M University - Texarkana in Texarkana, Texas, United States

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Development Officer III – University Advancement


Texas A&M University – Texarkana


University Advancement

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Job Location

Texarkana, Texas

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Job Description

The Development Officer identifies, cultivates, solicits and stewards donors to develop and implement a comprehensive fundraising program for the university. Leads the efforts to build and maintain the memberships of the Women for A&M-Texarkana and Eagle Impact organizations. This position is also responsible for planning and coordinating various university events.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree in applicable field or equivalent combination of education and experience. • Four (4) years of related experience. • Knowledge of database and spreadsheet applications. • Strong written and verbal communication skills. • Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others. • Ability to always maintain confidentiality.

Preferred Qualifications• Five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in development/fundraising• Demonstrated experience planning and implementing special events• Fundraising experience• Experience in Higher Education

Other Requirements• Work beyond normal office hours and/or on weekends• Ability to travel


• Identifies, cultivates and solicits philanthropic support by developing and maintaining relationships with donors and prospective donors to solicit and secure funding to support university programs and scholarships. • Supports fundraising strategies to ensure proper acknowledgement, recognition, and stewardship of donors. Works in collaboration with advancement team to prepare prospect research materials and prepares call reports. Participates in developing advancement materials and brochures.• Organizes the Women for A&M-Texarkana and Eagle Impact Board of Directors and membership including fundraising for special events, creating newsletters and promotional material, maintaining financial reporting for Treasurer, maintaining meeting minutes for Secretary, coordinating arrangements for meetings, recruiting new members, managing membership renewals and other responsibilities as needed.• Coordinates and assesses the various Women for A&M-Texarkana and Eagle Impact committees and community related activities. Educates the community about Women for A&M-Texarkana and Eagle Impact and engages them in programs to increase membership.• Responsible for developing and implementing university special events.• Establishes gift accounting and tracking mechanisms for pledges and sends payment reminders to donors. Serves as liaison with donors to ensure pledge acknowledgments are maintained and recorded according to the donors’ preference.• Organizes and develops yearly faculty/staff giving campaign.• Maintains call reports and university gift processing in the Blackbaud Database System. Enters personal and confidential donor giving information and confidential biographical records into the database. Designs and runs regular reports from database as a tracking mechanism for Administration. Maintains security of the database by discussing confidential information on the Blackbaud System only with licensed users.• This document represents the major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions. Other duties as assigned.

OPEN UNTIL FILLED – Applications received by 11/15/2021, will receive full consideration.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

As a member of The Texas A&M University System, Texas A&M University-Texarkana is a comprehensive regional university that provides students with academically challenging, engaging, and rewarding educational experiences through quality teaching, scholarship, student support services, co-curricular programming, research, and service.Through the personal attention of our faculty and staff, students are afforded the opportunity to acquire the knowledge, abilities, and skills to become leaders in their chosen professions and to prepare for the opportunities of serving in a global environment.A&M-Texarkana began in 1971 as part of East Texas State University and joined The Texas A&M University System in 1996. Our 375-acre campus, which opened in 2008, is near beautiful Bringle Lake in Texarkana, Texas, in a region known as the Ark-La-Tex.With a commitment to academic excellence, student success, and community leadership, A&M-Texarkana is comprised of three academic colleges: education and liberal arts; business; and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The university accommodates students by offering flexible class schedules, web-based courses, and online degree programs.A&M-Texarkana is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Red River Athletic Conference, with men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s tennis, baseball, and softball programs.

The Texas A&M University System is one of the largest systems of higher education in the nation, with a statewide network of eleven universities, seven state agencies and a comprehensive health science center. The A&M System is committed to providing an educational and work environment that is conducive to the personal and professional development of each individual employee. Equal opportunity and access will be provided throughout the A&M System to all students, employees, and prospective employees. Employment opportunities for all A&M System members and locations are updated daily and posted on this searchable website. The Texas A&M System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

If you need assistance in applying for this job, please contact (903) 223-1360.

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Job Posting: JC196479750

Posted On: Nov 03, 2021

Updated On: Jan 29, 2022