Established in 1999, the Center for BrainHealth at the University of Texas at Dallas has become one of the leading recipients of philanthropic support in North Texas for its proven research and clinical activities on improving brain performance. The Center is seeking a Chief Philanthropy Officer to engage and steward our existing donors while expanding our donor base regionally and nationally. The successful candidate will plan and manage the Center's next comprehensive campaign while also serving as a strategic contributor to raising national brand awareness for the Center's bold vision of unlocking human potential through improved brain health and performance. From Navy Seals to Fortune 500 executives to low-income middle schoolers, the Center's science-based interventions have resulted in measurable improvements in individuals' brain performance. Since March 2020, the Center began to scale its work to a global audience through a virtual platform that combines brain healthy trainings with live, expert coaching. This is a once-in-a-career opportunity to join a nationally recognized team on the cusp of a revolution in brain health.
Bachelor's degree from an accredited four year college or university; a proven track record of progressively responsible experience in their field of expertise.
Preferred Education and Experience:
Preferred candidates will have a graduate degree and 10+ years of demonstrated success in major gift fundraising within complex, high-performing nonprofit organizations. Management experience overseeing major gift and other development positions (annual giving, communications, stewardship, etc.) a plus, especially within an educational, medical, and/or research setting. Previous campaign experience and management of high-performing volunteer boards is strongly preferred as is proficiency in grant proposal writing and reporting. This position is a unique career opportunity to combine development success with expansion of brand awareness onto a national stage. Strong leadership and people management skills, integrity, high energy and a polished personality are critical to success.
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The University of Texas at Dallas is an innovative institution in the heart of North Texas on the path to achieving Tier One national research university status.UT Dallas has grown since its founding in 1969 to include 132 degree programs, with cutting-edge curricula serving a variety of undergraduate and graduate student interests.The University continues its original commitment to providing some of the state's most-lauded science and engineering programs and has also gained prominence for a breadth of educational paths, from criminology to biomedical engineering to arts and technology.The wealth of learning resources available to UT Dallas students is the result of a concentrated effort to attract the top minds on both ends of the classroom relationship. Joining the faculty's Nobel laureate and four National Academies members since 2005 are more than 200 tenure and tenure-track professors hailing from the world's best colleges, including Harvard, MIT, Cambridge and Columbia University. In addition, UT Dallas is home to more than 50 centers, labs and institutes that facilitate research and opportunities for hands-on learning. Students, meanwhile, arrive at UT Dallas well-prepared ...to succeed in higher education: In 2011, nearly 39 percent of freshmen ranked in the top 10 percent of their high school class, and 75 percent ranked in the top 25 percent.With an eye on building a future as bright as its beginnings, UT Dallas will continue its push to attain Tier One research university status and produce graduates who are well-equipped to succeed professionally.