Senior Director of Advancement
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Knoxville, Tennessee

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Senior Director of Advancement - University of Tennessee Foundation, Inc. The University of Tennessee Foundation (UTFI) seeks applications and nominations for an experienced, creative, highly organized, and motivated leader with exceptional fundraising skills to serve as Senior Director of Advancement for the College of Law in Knoxville. The Senior Director of Advancement will provide strategic leadership and overall supervision for the development efforts within the College of Law, which represents an alumni base in excess of 8,000.  The staff includes one direct report of a Director of Advancement, and one additional team member, the Assistant Director of Advancement, as part of the College of Law Advancement team.  Furthermore, this person will work closely with the regional major gift officers, the corporate and foundation officers, and the gift planning professionals to maximize support for the College of Law. To learn more about the college, alumni, donors, and current advancement team, please follow this link Alumni and Donors - University of Tennessee College of Law ( addition to these leadership responsibilities, this position will maintain a significant prospect portfolio working with some of the university’s most generous alumni and friends to secure funding. To this end, advancement efforts include identifying, cultivating, strategizing, soliciting, negotiating, and stewarding donor prospects on behalf of the College of Law. It is anticipated that this position will make 180+ visits, drive 30+ proposals with over half at six figures or more, and close gifts exceeding $3 million annually.This person will work closely with the Dean and have the opportunity to interact with numerous faculty and other senior leadership across campus.  They will look to this person to foster a successful fundraising environment for the college, while being collaborative across the university.  The Senior Director of Advancement reports directly to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Advancement within the UT Foundation.  Who We Are! The Foundation is an interdependent nonprofit corporation that enriches the lives of the students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends of the University of Tennessee through alumni engagement, financial stewardship and private investments. While our advancement team aspires to be a key driver in UT’s vision of being a top public research university and producing at the level of a top SEC fundraising program, UTFI supports them by providing a unique benefits package that includes:

  • Remote work schedule opportunity,
  • Eligible for up to 24+ paid days off per years and 12 paid days off for holidays,
  • Tuition reimbursement,
  • Employee discounts such as Orlando theme parks and Biltmore, and
  • Full comprehensive benefits & retirement package, plus more!
Knoxville sits at the base of the Great Smoky Mountains. With a variety of outdoor activities, parks and recreation, Knoxville can provide a top notch outdoors recreational experience to nature lovers. Arts, music, events, and annual festivals add to the breadth and depth of the list of things to do in our region. There are various opportunities to connect and find community for all identities and interests within the surrounding area and on campus.

The successful candidate must have a:
    Bachelor’s Degree required, Proven successful track record of eight plus years’ experience in marketing, communications, volunteer management, fundraising, budget preparation and analysis, or program development and implementation or related field. Minimum of 2 years of direct supervision required.Aggressive sales mentality with the ability to provide strategic leadership. Strong customer service orientation; strong oral and written communications skills; customer-centered thinking.An individual with talents in leadership, collaboration, organization, and strategic thinking.Ability and willingness to travel extensively.Demonstrated commitment to and knowledge of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action.
A valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record is required due to travel responsibilities of the position. UTFI reserves the right to consider all appropriate circumstances.  In general, any significant driving offense less than 12 months old will eliminate the application from consideration for the position.In order to be considered for candidacy, please include a cover letter and resume in addition to completing the on-line profile.  Applicants should complete the on-line profile in entirety to demonstrate the minimal education and experience required for this position. Incomplete profile information as it relates to the requirements listed will eliminate candidacy for this opportunity. Use keyword 220000015W to apply to this position from the link. The University of Tennessee Foundation, Inc. is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA employer.  All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status.The University of Tennessee Foundation, Inc. will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the University of Tennessee Foundation’s legal duty to furnish information. 

Job: Executive/Administrative
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-knoxville
Organization: Knoxville Development Pay
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: May 25, 2022, 3:34:23 PM

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