UT Health Senior Director of Corporate Engagement and Foundation Relations in Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Senior Director of Corporate Engagement and Foundation Relations

Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas


UTHealth Administration

Requisition #: 170000GU

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Provides long-term strategic planning and proactive leadership to secure philanthropic support for a variety of institutional programs and priorities from regional, national, and international foundations, corporations, organizations and associations. Expertly navigates the complexity of UTHealth to effectively partner with physicians, researchers, faculty and staff and guides the leadership, faculty and staff in initiating, strengthening and managing strategic relationships. Provides expertise, initiative, new approaches and innovative tactics to increase the foundation pipeline and a growing corporate giving program. Serves as a team lead, managing, coaching and mentoring other gift officers.


  • Develops and leads the strategic plan for the engagement, solicitation, and stewardship of foundations and corporations.

  • Serves as the lead for the highest level and most complex institutional philanthropic foundation and corporate relationships.

  • Identifies, cultivates and manages a pool of prospective donors. Develops strategy and solicits gifts from foundations and corporations.

  • Achieves annual goals, individually and for the program, as established by development leadership.

  • In conjunction with prospect research, discovers, as well as manages the qualification of, prospective foundation and corporate major gift prospects to expand the base of support.

  • Leads and manages a proactive, collaborative system to match current interests of foundations and corporations with UTHealth priorities and faculty initiatives. Works with Deans and faculty to formalize annual plans and develop strategies to help achieve school goals.

  • Leads a proactive system to work with key community volunteers to identify, cultivate and solicit foundation and corporate prospects.

  • Advises, coordinates and manages the work of gift officers on foundation and corporate-related funding requests.

  • Coordinates and collaborates with the office of sponsored projects administration, office of technology management and the office of academic and research affairs to develop and expand philanthropic opportunities.

  • Leads the development of new communication and solicitation strategies for corporate engagement and foundation relations to strengthen cases for support and in collaboration with development communications, translates into written documents and presentation materials.

  • Participates in University development meetings as appropriate. Attends events/special functions as required.

  • Travel as required to maintain relationships with donors and to cultivate new prospects.

  • Manages Human Resources activities for direct reports in regards to: recruiting and selection; hiring and termination, training, development, mentoring, counseling, performance evaluations, and salary planning.

  • Responsible for the design, execution and effectiveness of a system of internal controls which provides reasonable assurance that operations are effective and efficient, assets are safeguarded; financial information is reliable and compliant with applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Bachelor degree in a related field. Masters degree preferred.


Seven (7) years of experience in front line fundraising in higher education or healthcare fundraising, or related work at a foundation or corporation at a level

comparable to the needs of the position. Management experience preferred.


Demonstrated experience working with senior-level and executive leadership. Ability to work with minimal supervision; demonstrated energetic and enthusiastic self-starter with the ability to relate well with and influence decisions of a diverse constituency. Ability to systematically analyze complex issues and resolve problems quickly, using discretion with sensitive material. Proven track-record of cultivating, soliciting and closing gifts of $100,000 and above. Ability to effectively communicate complex information clearly in oral and written formats to a variety of audiences. Experience with Raiser's Edge or similar software.

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Established in 1972 by The University Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical schiences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center and a growing network of clinics throughout the region. The university’s primary teaching hospitals include Memorial Hermann – Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Herman Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon b. Johnson Hospital.

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