St Edwards University
  • ADVN - Advancement
  • Austin, TX, USA
  • Full Time

Associate Director of Student and Family Development
University Advancement

The Office of University Advancement seeks to help every member of the university family make a significant impact on the St. Edward's mission through gifts of time, talent and treasure. On June 30, 2017, we celebrated the conclusion of a ten-year, concerted effort to effectively engage alumni, students, families, and friends philanthropically. Key highlights of the "Opening Doors" campaign included: volunteers gave more than 20,000 hours; 14,000 donors provided more than $100.7-million, more than half of which was for scholarships; leadership donors set a record with 440 President's Associates (donors giving more than $1,000 in a given year). Looking to 2022, the university envisions every St. Edward's student exploring transformational pathways to knowledge, experience, understanding and achievement. To help advance this vision, four teams within the University Advancement Office development, alumni and parent programs, data and information services, and constituent relations and communications are collaborating to engage and inspire current and next-generation philanthropists.

Reporting to the Director of Annual Giving, the Associate Director of Student and Family Development will oversee family and student group fundraising in an effort to increase engagement with St. Edward's University. Working in a collaborative manner with the Director of Student Transitions and Family Engagement, the Associate Director will implement a strategy of family engagement ultimately resulting in philanthropic support to the university.


  • Identify, solicit, renew and steward leadership annual, multi-year and major gifts in support of St. Edward's University priorities.
  • Manage a portfolio 75-125 families capable of giving $1,000 or more annually, primarily by conducting 8-12 personal visits each month; but successful; strategies may also include phone calls and print and electronic communication.
  • Work with the Director of Student Transitions and Family Engagement to design and implement a strategy and process for family program solicitations.
  • Manage student fundraising in collaboration with the Director of Annual giving utilizing the St. Edward's University Social Media Fundraising service.
  • Collaborate with annual, major and planned giving officers to review family prospects, develop solicitation strategies, and determine implantation plans.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution.
  • Three to five years of fundraising in a university or related field. Experience with family constituencies is highly desirable.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication and organizational skills required.
  • Proactive, creative problem solver with the ability to interact with a broad range of constituents including alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and friends of the University.
  • Ability to be flexible as priorities change.
  • Ability to work in an office where teamwork and professional respect are the foundation for achievement.
  • Computer proficiency and demonstrated ability to work independently, and as part of a team is essential.
  • Successful candidate must complete an education and/or criminal background check.

About St. Edward's University
Founded in 1885 by the Congregation of Holy Cross, St. Edward's University is a private, Catholic liberal arts institution of more than 4,600 diverse students located in Austin, Texas. St. Edward's emphasizes critical thinking and ethical practices, as well as small classes, personalized learning and exciting internship opportunities. The community atmosphere extends to the approximately 800 faculty and staff who work together to make the university a welcoming yet challenging environment for students. An overview of St. Edward's University employee benefits is available at

About Austin, Texas
Consistently ranked as one of the "top metropolitan areas to live in," by numerous independent media outlets, Austin attracts approximately 50 new residents a day and has been one of the nation's fasting growing cities. St. Edward's is in the heart of this thriving, entrepreneurial and cosmopolitan city, providing students, faculty and staff with opportunities to live, learn and grow in an environment that offers a wealth of resources and opportunities. In fact, Austin is home to 17 companies on the Inc. 5000 list and boasts 1.7 times the national average of startups. Additionally, as one of the world's great technology centers, Austin, sometimes referred to as "Silicon Hills," is home to technology heavyweights like Dell, National Instruments and Silicon Labs.
For more on the City of Austin's offerings, visit The Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau webpage.

How to Apply
Interested applicants should submit an online application at
Please include resume, cover letter, and three employment references. No Calls Please.

St. Edward's University is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage women and minorities to apply to our vacancies and hire only U.S. Citizens and documented workers. We do not offer sponsorship at this time.

Reference #: J18079
Posted: 7/13/2018
Available: immediately

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