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Rice is a top-15 national university known for its academic innovation, beautiful campus and engaging students and alumni. This same standard for excellence extends to our professional staff and award-winning Development and Alumni Relations division. As we continue to generate support for Be Bold, Rice's comprehensive $2 billion campaign, we’re looking for talented, dedicated colleagues who will help realize our ambitious goals. If you’re creative, collaborative, curious and open to new ideas, we hope you will consider joining us.


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Job Opportunities in Development and Alumni Relations

Explore our current job openings in Development and Alumni Relations spanning multiple departments, from fundraising to alumni relations to communications. This listing will be updated weekly, so check back often.

Principal Gifts Specialist

The Principal Gifts team of the Development and Alumni Relations division engages Rice University’s most passionate donors who have the capacity to make a transformative impact on its mission. Working closely with the President and the Academic Executive Leadership team, the Principal Gifts team fosters close relationships with new and established high-net-worth individuals as well as oversees the coordinated engagement strategies to secure eight and nine-figure gifts in support of the University’s highest priorities. The team also supports the strategic engagement of Rice University’s most powerful advocates serving on its Board of Trustees and related working committees. 

Executive Director, Annual Giving

To be considered for the Executive Director, Annual Giving opportunity at Rice University, please submit your resume and cover letter in confidence to Bryant Group at with the subject line: Executive Director, Annual Giving at Rice University.

Talent Management Coordinator

The Talent Management Coordinator will join a highly visible and dynamic talent management team and help support the overall talent management strategy for the Development and Alumni Relations Division at Rice University. This valuable member of the team will be responsible for coordinating day-to-day activities and providing overall support for the talent management efforts for the division. Typical duties include, but are not limited to, managing the end-to-end candidate experience during search processes (candidate correspondence, scheduling for both virtual and in-person interviews, candidate travel, and search committee coordination); assisting with the preparation, delivery and retention of employee documentation; managing team member calendars for internal and external meetings; scheduling and organizing division trainings and retreats; managing new hire onboarding and offboarding activities; entering new or updated information into various systems and/or programs with a high level of precision; preparing various reports, checklists, dashboards and presentations; and collecting data related to organizational performance metrics, execution of division committees and employee events.

Senior Director of Development

Responsible for planning and implementing an integrated approach to development that maximizes philanthropic support with all donor constituencies in a prime geographic region of the US, specifically northern California and the Pacific Northwest, the Senior Director of Development reports to the Executive Director of Development for the regional major gift program. This position has overall responsibility for the major gift fundraising efforts within the region and collaborating with the principal gifts team on donors giving at the highest levels of the university. The role will require extensive travel and will involve building a strategic plan for the region, integrating cultivation of prospects by the President, Provost, Deans and other high-level partners. The Senior Director of Development is also responsible for developing and executing the fundraising strategy for his/her own high-potential portfolio. Future potential for managing an Associate Director of Development within the team exists.


Contact Talent Management with any questions you have about starting your career at Rice University.

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Talent Management Coordinator


Our Values

We COLLABORATE within and across teams to strengthen relationships with the many constituents of Rice University.

We encourage CURIOSITY in a culture that emphasizes learning, sharing ideas and taking initiative.

We use CREATIVITY and critical thinking skills to solve problems and communicate in a variety of contexts.

We are comfortable with CHANGE and open to new ideas and ways of working, including taking on new responsibilities and going the RICE mile.

Our Values

Our Team

Our leaders in Development and Alumni Relations work collaboratively and strategically across departments to lead a division of more than 130 employees.

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