Executive Director, Rice Annual Fund
Rice University


Bryant Group is partnering with Rice University in seeking candidates and nominations for the position of Executive Director, Rice Annual Fund.


The Opportunity:
Rice seeks a mission-focused, dynamic leader for this newly created leadership position. This opportunity will appeal to a leader who is energized by a fast-paced environment, leading a strong and successful collaborative team. The Executive Director, Rice Annual Fund will serve as a thought partner with the Associate Vice President for Development to develop and lead a plan that will move forward a new approach to annual fund, positioning annual giving for the future of Rice University.


Rice University ranks among the nation’s top 20 universities and is experiencing one of its most exciting times in its history. President, Dr. DesRoches’ commitment to academic excellence and inclusion positions Rice for a successful and exciting future. For more information about Rice University, visit: https://www.rice.edu/


Position Description:

Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Development, the Executive Director, Rice Annual Fund will be responsible for planning, executing, and managing a comprehensive and aggressive program to generate unrestricted annual gifts for Rice University from alumni, parents, faculty/staff, and graduate and undergraduate students. The Executive Director, Rice Annual Fund will manage programmatic activities related to prospecting, cultivating, and soliciting past and current donors to the Rice Annual Fund.


Essential Functions:

Oversees and directs annual giving programs
Establishes and assesses fund goals
Sets and monitors the general budget for the team
Manages annual giving officers and support staff and provides oversight, guidance, strategic advice, training and mentorship
Manages a portfolio of individual prospects with the potential to make annual and major gifts at leadership levels of $10,000+.
Application Procedure:
To be considered for the Executive Director, Rice Annual Fund opportunity, please submit your letter of interest and resume in confidence to:

Tracy Frederick,

Senior Executive Recruiter, BRYANT GROUP


Priority will be given to materials received prior to September 23, 2023.

Rice University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with commitment to diversity at all levels, and considers
for employment qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status.

To apply for this job email your details to info@bryantgrp.com

About Bryant Group

Bryant Group is an executive search firm, passionate about changing lives through great leadership. We serve our clients in three core ways. Recruit. Develop. Coach.

Mission: Changing Lives to Positively Impact the World

Niche: Advancing Great Leadership

Vision: To be the most impactful recruitment and leadership education partner for higher education, healthcare, and nonprofits as measured by the longevity of tenure and bottom-line results of our placements and their teams.

Find out more about us at our website: www.bryantgrp.com.