Fundraising Assistant

Job Summary: Under the direction of the Director of Fundraising, this position will provide administrative support to the Fundraising staff. Further, this position will manage a wide range of complex administrative operations in support of the work of the Fundraising Department including implementing, coordinating, and monitoring departmental projects and interacting with constituents.

Primary Functions: Serve as the primary contact for all constituent related matters including phone calls, emails, and walk-ups and assist the Director of Fundraising with administrative support and project maintenance.

  • Assist with all constituent questions, problems, and concerns regarding gifts by serving as the primary point of contact for Fundraising phone calls, emails, and walk-ups.
  • Assist with fundraising projects and proposals, including the organization’s top priority of raising one hundred thousand donors annually by 2020.
  • Provide assistance in organizing any fundraising events for The Association of Former Students.
  • Assist with the improvement and development of communication materials for the Fundraising Team including, but not limited to, correspondence, brochures and websites.
  • Coordinate, maintain, and work The Association’s giving tables during The Next Tradition, home football games (ending 30 minutes before kickoff), and other events that require a fundraising presence.

Secondary Functions:

  • Collaborate with other Association staff members on fundraising initiatives.
  • Interact with gift processing staff on solving transaction processing challenges related to the Annual Fund.
  • Under the direction of the Director of Fundraising, collaborate with the Marketing and Communications departments to increase exposure of Annual Fund initiatives.
  • Perform related duties as required.

Participates and provides input on various Association-wide activities which may include:

  • Provide support for The Association’s goal of obtaining one-hundred thousand donors annually by 2020.
  • Provide support for Board and Leadership Council Meetings.
  • Participation on internal event and task committees.
  • Participation in Association events including, but not limited to, TNT, Ring Delivery, Reunions, Distinguished Alumni Gala, and Game Day events, as needed.
  • Represents The Association as needed at events.

Acts as an ambassador for The Association by meeting Team Expectations; supporting The Association’s fundraising, branding, and communications efforts; and fostering relationships with former students, current students, parents, faculty, staff, and friends of Texas A&M. Occasional other duties as assigned.

Other Information

Position will be posted until filled, until sufficient candidates are reviewed to ensure a qualified selection can be made, or until closed at the discretion of the Association.



Required: Bachelor’s degree.

Preferred: Bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University.


Required: 1-3 years professional work experience with customer service experience, along with the ability to plan and execute concurrent and/or complex detail-oriented projects.

Preferred: Knowledge of fundraising strategies and philosophy. Experience with complex database systems. Prior experience in project management. Customer service experience.


Required: Ability to operate a keyboard. Frequent use of video display terminal. Ability and availability for limited travel and to operate a motor vehicle.


Required: Working knowledge of standard office equipment.


Required: Keyboarding and communication skills. Proficient in Microsoft Office. Ability to work some evenings, weekends (including home football games), and ability to travel overnight occasionally.

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