Title:  Director of Development - Major Gifts

Division:  Office of Institutional Advancement
Schedule:  Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $103,851 - $139,007
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Requisition ID:  8946


Reporting to the Executive Director of Development, the Director of Development’s primary purpose is to serve as a major gifts officer (maintaining a portfolio of individuals, corporations and foundations as appropriate) and attaining significant philanthropic resources on behalf of Baylor College of Medicine (BCM). Additionally, the Director will participate in strategies and securing capital and programmatic funds for special initiatives.


The Office of Institutional 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 Institutional 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 OIAAA 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.  
OIAAA 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.   
OIAAA 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

  • Work towards the achievement of the annual BCM fundraising 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 $6M per year, and secure a minimum of $3M per year.
  • Lead, as applicable, special fundraising initiatives such as faculty appeals that result in increased fundraising success for the office.
  • 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.
  • Collaborate with other Development leaders and Institutional Advancement colleagues to foster the success of their respective programs.
  • Enhance fundraising skills through professional associations and BCM training.
  • Foster 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.
  • Value 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 practice moves management throughout the donor life cycle of identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship.
  • Document all donor related activities using donor database system.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Six years of direct fundraising experience in a private, not-for-profit organization, and/or closely related client portfolio management role.
  • Three to six years major gift fundraising experience.
  • Two to three years of experience in academic medical fundraising.





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