Mid-Level Gift Officer

Austin , TX

Application Deadline: Friday, Dec 15, 2023


Job Posting Title:
Mid-Level Gift Officer

Hiring Department:
KUT Radio

Position Open To:
All Applicants

Weekly Scheduled Hours:

FLSA Status:

Earliest Start Date:

Position Duration:
Expected to Continue


Job Details:

General Notes

KUT and KUTX are committed to achieving diversity in our workforce and content. We welcome and encourage applicants who can help achieve this objective.

The University of Texas at Austin and KUT and KUTX Radio provide an outstanding benefits package to our staff. Those benefits include:

  • Competitive health benefits (Employee premiums covered at 100%, family premiums at 50%)
  • Vision, Dental, Life, and Disability insurance options
  • Paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays
  • Teachers Retirement System of Texas (a defined benefit retirement plan)
  • Additional Voluntary Retirement Programs: Tax Sheltered Annuity 403(b) and a Deferred Compensation program 457(b)
  • Flexible spending account options for medical and childcare expenses
  • Training and conference opportunities
  • Tuition assistance
  • Athletic ticket discounts
  • Access to UT Austin’s libraries and museums
  • Free rides on all UT Shuttle and Capital metro buses with staff ID card

For more details, please see: https://hr.utexas.edu/prospective/benefits and https://hr.utexas.edu/current/services/my-total-rewards


The Mid-Level Gift Officer is responsible for managing a portfolio of current and prospective mid-level members (defined as $750-$2,499), including cultivation, solicitation, and strategy as well as stewardship and data analysis. To expand donor capacity, engagement, and philanthropy, the Mid-Level Gift Officer creates opportunities for donors and prospects to become engaged with KUT and KUTX’s mission and to learn about organizational programs that align with their giving interests.


  • Manage a tiered portfolio of 400-700 current and prospective mid-level members with planned touch points, prompt thanking and timely solicitations, with a premium placed on donor retention and increased giving. Provide regular reports on fundraising results and prospect management to KUT/KUTX management.
  • Manage relationships with prospective and current mid-level members using multiple channels, including phone, email, personal mail, Zoom, and face-to-face meetings, when appropriate, while also engaging donors through consistent stewardship and active cultivation to increase member support, achieve revenue goals, and enhance the member experience.
  • Maintain appropriate electronic documentation on a timely basis, including tracking and contact reports.
  • Participate in writing and developing donor communications including solicitations, stewardship, donor proposals, grant applications, etc.
  • Proactively participate in development strategies, membership initiatives, and regular team meetings.
  • Monitor fundraising trends (especially public media giving trends) and attend webinars, educational sessions on fundraising, or conferences to identify effective new fundraising approaches and solutions.
  • Attend and participate in all relevant KUT/KUTX events.
  • Work closely and proactively with colleagues across the station, of all different backgrounds and skills. Must have demonstrated ability to work well within a team and uphold and further KUT’s mission to provide a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum of three years experience in fundraising/development in the annual fund, mid-level, or major gift area with at least one year of experience managing a donor portfolio.
  • Experience in establishing strategies for identifying, qualifying, and cultivating prospective donors.
  • Proven ability to prioritize, manage and organize multiple projects that consistently meet deadlines and budget.
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically and creatively, work well under pressure and effectively manage details of several concurrent projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative team environment.
  • Overall excellent written, verbal (telephone and in-person) and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated strong computer skills.

Relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

  • More than required years of experience.
  • Working knowledge of Allegiance Software, a public broadcasting membership management software and VIP, the UT alumni/donor database system.
  • Extensive experience writing fundraising proposals including proposals to individuals, foundations and other grantors.
  • Public broadcasting experience.

Research indicates that applicants with marginalized identities are hesitant to apply for positions if they do not meet all of the qualifications. We want to emphasize that the preferred qualifications are not required and that we are committed to helping our future colleague develop these preferred skills.

Salary Range

$72,000 – $78,000+ depending on qualifications

Working Conditions

May work around standard office conditions. Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation. Moving equipment, supplies, furniture in the course of day-to-day operations. Occasional travel may be required. Work hours may vary to include additional working hours during peak periods. This position may require working on evenings, some weekends and holidays. This position is hybrid and requires work on-site three days per week and is remote two days per week.

Required Materials

  • Resume/CV
  • 3 work references with their contact information; at least one reference should be from a supervisor
  • Letter of interest

Important for applicants who are NOT current university employees or contingent workers: You will be prompted to submit your resume the first time you apply, then you will be provided an option to upload a new Resume for subsequent applications. Any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) will be uploaded in the Application Questions section; you will be able to multi-select additional files. Before submitting your online job application, ensure that ALL Required Materials have been uploaded.  Once your job application has been submitted, you cannot make changes.

Important for Current university employees and contingent workers: As a current university employee or contingent worker, you MUST apply within Workday by searching for Find UT Jobs. If you are a current University employee, log-in to Workday, navigate to your Worker Profile, click the Career link in the left hand navigation menu and then update the sections in your Professional Profile before you apply. This information will be pulled in to your application. The application is one page and you will be prompted to upload your resume. In addition, you must respond to the application questions presented to upload any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) that were noted above.

Employment Eligibility:

Regular staff who have been employed in their current position for the last six continuous months are eligible for openings being recruited for through University-Wide or Open Recruiting, to include both promotional opportunities and lateral transfers. Staff who are promotion/transfer eligible may apply for positions without supervisor approval.

Retirement Plan Eligibility:

The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.

Background Checks:

A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Pay Transparency:

The University of Texas at Austin will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

Employment Eligibility Verification:

If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification I-9 form.  You will be required to present acceptable and original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States.  Documents need to be presented no later than the third day of employment.  Failure to do so will result in loss of employment at the university.


The University of Texas at Austin use E-Verify to check the work authorization of all new hires effective May 2015. The university’s company ID number for purposes of E-Verify is 854197. For more information about E-Verify, please see the following:


Employees may be required to report violations of law under Title IX and the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act). If this position is identified a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified and provided resources for reporting. Responsible employees under Title IX are defined and outlined in HOP-3031.

The Clery Act requires all prospective employees be notified of the availability of the Annual Security and Fire Safety report. You may access the most recent report here or obtain a copy at University Compliance Services, 1616 Guadalupe Street, UTA 2.206, Austin, Texas 78701.

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