Donor Relations Advisor

Position: Donor Relations Advisor

Job ID: 160520

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: PHILAN - Patient&Phys Relation

Talent Area: Administrative Support

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8am-5pm

About Texas Children's Hospital

The Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (Duncan NRI) was established by Texas Children’s Hospital in 2010 as the world’s first basic research institute dedicated to childhood neurological diseases. Building on our considerable strengths in genetics, neuroscience, and pediatrics, the Duncan NRI provides scientists with a world-class technology infrastructure carefully designed to foster collaboration among 30 basic faculty and more than 300 clinician-scientists with the goal of accelerating the pace of discoveries from bench to bedside into developing treatments for both childhood and adult neurological diseases.   To join our community of dedicated team members, visit for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at   Texas Children’s is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants and employees are considered and evaluated for positions at Texas Children's without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.


We are searching for a Donor Relations Advisor -- someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will create opportunities for the Office of The Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute to better cultivate new prospects, steward existing donors, and/or help engage donors in strategic ways that secure funds, ensure donor retention and progressively upgrade level of giving and involvement. This role may also include management of a targeted portfolio of assigned, qualified prospects and donors.


Think you’ve got what it takes?

Responsibilities :

  • Execute programs that contribute to the overall prospect pipeline and fundraising goal
  • Advance programs and services that engage new and existing prospects/donors
  • Implement services and strategies that improve the team’s ability to cultivate, solicit and/or steward philanthropic gifts
  • Collaborate and support team members on their projects to feed the donor pipeline
  • Drive response for Office of Philanthropy priority events and initiatives
  • Participate in creation of and help execute communication and fundraising tactics
  • Record and manage donor/prospect data, activity, management, and movement in fundraising technology system
  • Maintain integrity of data in fundraising technology system


  • Being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including any booster dose(s) of the COVID-19 vaccine recommended by the Centers for Disease Control when eligible, is required for all employees at Texas Children’s, unless approved for a medical or religious exemption.
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 2 years fundraising, donor relations, project management, grants, and/or reporting experience preferred

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