Title:  Assistant Development Director- Major Gifts

Division:  Office of Institutional Advancement and
Schedule:  Monday - Friday; 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Work Location:  Greenway Plaza, Houston, TX
Salary Range:  Commensurate with experience
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Requisition ID:  1686
Job Purpose

The Assistant Director of Development reports to and assists the Assistant Vice President of Development with the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of major gift prospects and contributors on behalf of Baylor College of Medicine. The primary function is to identify and solicit prospects and current friends of Baylor College of Medicine.

Job Responsibilities


  • Manages a portfolio between 75 and 150 prospects with the capacity to give gifts of $50,000 over 5 years.
  • Works with the Assistant Vice President of Development to develop annual goals. The expectation will be that this position will solicit $750 - $1M per year with a mature portfolio.
  •  Secures 100 face to face visits per year.
  • Collaborates with BCM clinical and research staff for substantive development content.
  • Actively practices moves management through the benefactor life cycle of identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship.
  • Establishes relationships with donors who are prospects for estate and planned gifts.
  • Documents all donor related activities using Raiser's Edge donor system.
  • Assists in all cultivation and stewardship events that benefit Baylor.
  • Actively works at events and engages donors at events.


Minimum Qualifications


  • Required: Bachelor's Degree in a related field. Four years of related experience may substitute for degree requirement.


  • Required: One year of relevant experience.


  • None required.
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.  Must be comfortable with people of all ages and backgrounds. Must be equally comfortable with public speaking and one-on-one communication.
  • Demonstrated personal initiative, devotion to Baylor mission and on-going personal education and development.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to be a team player and display diplomacy/political savvy.
  • Ability to be entrusted with personal and confidential information and make ethical decisions.
  • A cursory knowledge of trust and estate giving strongly preferred.
  • Must reflect the values of Baylor at all times, with particular emphasis on teamwork, collaboration, integrity, and honesty





Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.