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Junior Discovery Officer/Discovery Officer

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

This position will be filled as a Junior Discovery Officer or Discovery Officer based on finalist's qualifications. -UTSA is a tobacco-free campus. -UTSA is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. -This is a security sensitive position. Employment is contingent upon a successful background check.

Position Details

Position Information

Title of Position Junior Discovery Officer/Discovery Officer
Requisition Number BES20170362P
Department Posting Name University Development
Location Main Campus
Recruitment Type External
Position Type This is a Classified, benefits eligible, position.
Grant Funded? No
Hours per week 40
If employee will be working a schedule other than Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm, specify hours and days to be worked

Occasionally requires weekend or evening work.

If Temporary, Ending Date
Recruiting Rate $26,328-$40,000/annualized
Beginning Salary Flexibility Yes
Pay Basis Salary
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Do you want to allow additional experience to substitute for required education? No
Preferred Education
Field of Study

None specified.

MS Office Experience Required Word, Excel
Will this position require driving a UT or personally owned vehicle? Yes - Essential Function
Other Computer and Software Skills Required

Use of personal computer and standard office equipment.

Experience and Other Skills Required

Junior Discovery Officer: No experience required.

Discovery Officer: Two years of discovery and/or fundraising experience OR three years of development, sales, marketing, or public relations experience.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Excellent listening skills

Understanding of individual donor needs and perceptions.

Understanding of the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship process.

Do you want to allow additional education to substitute for required experience? No
Other Skills Preferred

Two years of discovery and/or fundraising experience OR three years of development, sales, marketing, or public relations experience.

Similar experience in a higher education or non-profit atmosphere.

Experience with Raiser’s Edge

Description of Job Duties

Work with Development leadership to develop a more comprehensive strategy for pipeline development

Cold-call annual giving level donors to set up in-person discovery visits

Conduct approximately 12-15 visits each month, preparing contact reports after visits

Work with Prospect Management and Research to assign individuals to the appropriate development officer portfolio for cultivation

Serve as the primary manager for discovery prospects not assigned to development officers; responsible for implementing follow up communication with prospects as needed

Assist with member acquisition and renewal for the President’s Associates giving society of $1,000+; upgrade donors who give $750-$999 using varied methods of solicitation (e.g. in-person, direct mail)
Perform other duties as assigned.

Serve as the primary manager for discovery prospects not assigned to development officers; responsible for implementing follow up communication with prospects as needed.

Posting Open Date 09/08/2017
Posting Close Date at midnight on
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Notes To Applicants

This position will be filled as a Junior Discovery Officer or Discovery Officer based on finalist’s qualifications.

-UTSA is a tobacco-free campus.

-UTSA is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

-This is a security sensitive position. Employment is contingent upon a successful background check.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Advertisement/External Publication (Please Specify in follow up question below)
    • Friend/Personal Referral
    • Internal Employee
    • Job Board/Website (Please Specify in follow up question below)
    • HigherEd Jobs
    • LinkedIn
    • Facebook
    • Indeed
    • Social Media-Other (Please Specify in follow up question below)
    • Other (Please Specify in follow up question below)
  2. * Please Specify: (enter "NA" if not applicable)

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Please acknowledge your understanding that if you are offered a position at UTSA, you must come to the Human Resources Office, (4th floor North Paseo Bldg) on your first day of employment with the appropriate documentation (http://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/files/form/i-9.pdf#9) of your identity and ability to legally work in the United States.
    • Yes, I acknowledge
  4. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree or Higher?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have experience working with Microsoft Word and Excel?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Do you have a valid driver's license or the ability to obtain one by the first day of employment?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * 19117-Please rank your understanding of the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship process.
    • None
    • Beginner
    • Intermediate
    • Advanced
  8. * Do you understand that some evening and weekend hours will be required for this position?
    • Yes

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents