Development Officer

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

Job Description

Job Title

Development Officer


Texas A&M University – Texarkana


University Advancement

Proposed Minimum Salary


Job Location

Texarkana, Texas

Job Type


Job Description

TAMUT values diversity among its leadership, faculty, staff, and students and is committed to promoting fairness, equity, and inclusion throughout the University. We believe that a shared commitment to a diverse, inclusive environment helps advance our mission, fosters collaboration, and enables our students and employees to achieve a sense of well-being and belonging.

As part of our commitment to an inclusive environment, we will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations to participate in the job application and interview process and to perform essential job functions after hire.

Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement

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 membership of the Women for A&M-Texarkana and develops multi-faceted projects to strategically engage the Texas A&M University-Texarkana alumni. This position is also responsible for planning and coordinating various university events.


+ 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 the Alumni Association including fundraising for special events, coordinating arrangements for meetings, recruiting new members, managing membership renewals and other responsibilities as needed.

+ Responsible for developing and implementing university special events.

+ Organizes and develops yearly faculty/staff giving campaign.

+ Increases alumni visibility on campus and educates students about alumni benefits while engaging them in programs.

+ Interviews, selects, and manages the students participating in the Student Ambassador Program.

+ 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.


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


This position may supervise employees.


To apply: Upload your cover letter, resume, 3 professional reference’s contact information and with one reference being a supervisor/manager and copies of your transcripts in the questionnaire section of your application.

Please remember once you submit your application you will not be able to “revise” or upload any documents. If you have any questions about uploading or a revision to your application, you may contact

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.

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.

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

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Job Posting: JC230170063

Posted On: Dec 10, 2022

Updated On: Sep 28, 2023

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