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DEVELOPMENT OFFICER

(Posted 4/15/2024)

Contact: Donna Scott (donna.scot@tamucc.edu)

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Position Description
The Harte Research Institute Development Officer is responsible for identifying, qualifying, cultivating,
soliciting, stewarding, and retaining individual, foundation and corporate donors. This is a full-time
position reporting to the Harte Research Institute Director of Development.

Primary Responsibilities
• Establish and maintain relationships with existing donors and donor prospects.
• Identify and qualify prospective foundation and corporate donors based on area of interest and
alignment of values and mission.
• Build and manage a portfolio of lead donors.
• Employ moves management to elevate individual donors and their giving.
• Maintain current summary, needs, budgets for labs/programs.
• Batch and submit a grant proposal plan for TAMU-CC Foundation Trustees to review and approve
at each meeting (September, November, March, June).
• Craft and submit grant and gift proposals based on the overall needs and priorities of the
Institute, labs and programs.
• Manage grant/gift cycle to ensure execution of fund agreement, proper fund processing and
reporting.
• In concert with Donor Relations Coordinator, maintain Raiser’s Edge records to reflect all activity
and to set reminders for upcoming deadlines and next steps.
• In concert with the development team and HRI marcom, oversee an event-based fundraising
program, including identification and recruitment of guests, event logistics, execution, and donor
follow-up.
• Assist with gift processing as needed (after fundraising events).

Preferred Background and Skills
• At least three years of fund development experience.
• Excellent grant writing and grant management skills.
• Excellent interpersonal skills with all levels of individuals, both internal and external.
• Strong initiative and self-motivation.
• Excellent organizational skills.
• Ability to interface with all levels of an organization, both internally and externally.
• Proficient in Raiser’s Edge (RENXT), Outlook, Word and Zoom.
• Up to 50% travel.


Salary Range
$60,000 - $70,000