Title:  Associate Director of Development

Division:  Institutional Advancement & Alumni Affai
Schedule:  Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $70,100 - $110,055
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Requisition ID:  10695


Reporting directly to the Executive Director of Development, the Associate Director of Development’s primary purpose is to serve as a major gifts officer (maintaining a portfolio of individuals, corporations and foundations as appropriate), developing and managing a portfolio of current and new prospects that result in philanthropic resources on behalf of Baylor College of Medicine (BCM).


The internal title is Senior Development Associate; working title is Associate Director of Development.


The Office of Advancement and Alumni Affairs recognizes the importance of work-life balance. This position has the opportunity to work from home partially as part of our hybrid remote/on-site work arrangement.  

The Office of Advancement and Alumni Affairs serves the mission of Baylor College of Medicine, the No. 1-ranked medical school in Texas for research and primary care, the largest recipient in Texas of National Institutes of Health research funding and home to the No. 1-ranked genetics department in the U.S.  As part of the Advancement team, you will inspire donors and Baylor alumni to give through a variety of ways to advance the College's priorities across four mission areas: healthcare, education, research and community.  

Advancement activities encompass fund development - at all levels up to major gifts - alumni relations, philanthropic communications, corporate relations and volunteer programs. You'll also play a mission-critical role in Baylor's quest to power the future of health, from helping secure funding for cutting-edge cancer research to obtaining scholarships for aspiring physicians, health professionals and scientists. Our success depends on attracting, promoting and retaining top-notch talent like you.   
Advancement is committed to Baylor's values of respect, integrity, creativity, teamwork and excellence. We strive to maintain a welcoming and supportive environment where you can apply and grow your talents and skills in support of our vision of improving health through science, scholarship and innovation. To go far, we must go together. Consider joining Baylor College of Medicine and its 120-year legacy of caring for Houston, the state of Texas and the world.

Job Duties

• Works towards the achievement of the annual BCM office goal.
• Individually accountable for fundraising productivity, donor engagement and cultivation, solicitation and stewardship, as well as gift and estate planning metrics.
• The expectation will be that with a mature portfolio, this position will solicit $2M per year, and secure a minimum of $1M per year.
• Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision; effectively and efficiently organize and prioritize workload to meet constantly changing demands; high level of accuracy, attention to detail and strong organizational skills; communicate status of projects to appropriate staff members and/or supervisors in a timely fashion.
• Collaborates with other Development leaders and Institutional Advancement colleagues to foster the success of their respective programs.
• Enhances fundraising skills through professional associations and BCM training
• Fosters an environment of fairness, cooperation and professionalism – adhering to the core values of the College and principles of community that are vital to successful advancement and the well-being of all participating stakeholders.  

• Values every member for the individual efforts and unique talents that enhance achievement of goals and objectives and extend a welcoming and nurturing workplace culture and environment where everyone is included, respected and empowered.
• Actively practices moves management throughout the donor life cycle of identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship.
• Documents all donor related activities using donor database system.
• Attends donor events and supports prospect engagement strategies as directed.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Four years of relevant experience. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Four years of direct fundraising experience in a private, not-for-profit organization, and/or closely related client portfolio management.
  • A preference will be shown for academic healthcare fundraising experience.



Baylor College of Medicine requires employees to be fully vaccinated -subject to approved exemptions-against vaccine-preventable diseases including, but not limited to, COVID-19 and influenza.


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