Title:  Director of Donor Relations

Division:  Office of Institutional Advancement
Schedule:  Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $70,100 - $96,737
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Requisition ID:  8370


Internal Title:  Lead, Donor Relations

External Title:  Director of Donor Relations


In partnership with Development Officers and other Advancement team members, proactively develop individualized and comprehensive stewardship strategies and plans for major donors and ensure task delegation to appropriate groups.  Will manage large scale stewardship and donor relations projects.


When you join Baylor College of Medicine, you become part of a dynamic team that continues to shape the healthcare landscape after more than 120 years. Baylor is a key driver of the explosive growth and sustained excellence of the Texas Medical Center (TMC), the largest group of biomedical institutions on Earth. Our world-renowned faculty educate the next generation of health professionals, research tomorrow's cures and treat patients at our co-owned CHI Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center and at numerous affiliate hospitals and health centers across the TMC and Texas. We are committed to serving diverse communities in our region and around the world through a wide range of healthcare and educational outreach programs.


Home to the No. 1-ranked medical school in Texas, according to U.S. News & World Report, Baylor is the largest recipient of National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding in the state. Our Department of Molecular and Human Genetics pioneered the field and is ranked first in the nation based on NIH support. 

Baylor is an open and welcoming environment that values inclusion, collaboration and entrepreneurial thinking. A career at Baylor will provide you with an exciting opportunity to apply and grow your unique talents and skills toward our vision of improving health through science, scholarship and innovation.


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

  • Oversee fund usage overall and ensure spend is being used for gift/fund purpose utilizing fundraising database, Raiser’s Edge, and working in close partnership with department and section business administrators and faculty (internal and external communications).
  • Manage, strategize, continually improve and create annual recognition events, donor and scholarship recipient meetings and related donor stewardship activities.
  • Develop and support donor appreciation activities, including large holiday stewardship projects.
  • Create, implement and monitor donor stewardship reporting, with a primary focus on endowments.
  • Collaborate with Institutional Development Officers on donor relations and stewardship.
  • Identify and assign projects for junior level staff on the donor relations team.
  • Direct all facets of endowment and current-use fund reporting as well as annual reporting of scholarships, chairs and other endowed programs.
  • Create and manage endowment records in donor database, including history and updates.
  • Assist departments and schools with stewardship questions and best practices through various internal and external communications.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Six years of relevant experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to work independently; initiate, organize, set priorities, and complete work in a timely manner despite many deadlines and competing requirements.
  • Understands, adopts and models Advancement’s values of customer service, quality work and teamwork.
  • Ability to maintain high level of confidentiality associated with donors.
  • Computer Skills: Microsoft Office; Raiser’s Edge and/or Raiser’s Edge NXT and Ovrture experience a plus.
  • This role requires master level knowledge of donor relations, including stewardship, and endowment reporting practices.





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