The University of Tennessee Foundation is seeking an Associate Director of Development, Philanthropy and the College of Health Professions at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). Reporting to the Senior Director of Development, the Associate Director will be responsible for assisting with the planning and execution of fundraising strategies for various campus projects that have been identified by the University as fundraising priorities and for the College of Health Professions, Research Philanthropy, Capital Projects and the UTHSC Corporate Exchange Program.
Current UTHSC priorities include research, capital projects, corporate and foundation partnerships, health sciences library, and public health initiatives. Each priority has a fundraising plan for launch and execution. This individual will be tasked to provide project management, coordination, tracking and reporting, and fund raise as directed by the Senior Director of Development and in collaboration with campus professionals.
This individual will be responsible for the identification, cultivation and stewardship of potential donors. Develop a portfolio of new prospects and major gift prospects in coordination with the Senior Director for Development. Collaborate with the Dean, Vice Chancellor Development and Alumni Affairs, Senior Director Development and the faculty in raising funds that meet philanthropic priorities. This individual will have a goal of conducting between 100 and 120 face-to-face visits and meetings with prospects (individuals and institutions) each year, many of them in the form of identification/assessment, along with performing other administrative responsibilities in assisting with fundraising activities for the College of Health Professions, Research Philanthropy, Capital Projects and the UTHSC Corporate Exchange Program.
The Associate Director of Development will also interface regularly with Regional Directors of Development and in concert with other program directors to work as a team in creating successful strategies for the UTHSC College of Health Professions state and nationwide. This individual should have a strong working knowledge of fundraising strategies and giving vehicles and terminology.
Education: Bachelor’s degree required, Masters preferred. A minimum of four or more years of fundraising, stewardship, sales, and/or marketing experience, preferably in higher education (or a comparably complex organization), or a related field. Previous experience interacting with donors is desirable.
Job Skills: Excellent oral and written communication skills as well as proficiency in MS Office suite applications. Candidate must have excellent analytical skills, as well as organizational and planning skills. Experience supervising staff along with team-oriented and management skills are a must for this position. Experience in the utilization of a relational database, such as Advance, Raiser’s Edge, or Banner is preferred.
Extremely important is the knowledge and ability to design, create, execute and/or support, and oversee a comprehensive campus-wide donor fundraising, acknowledgement and recognition plan, including advising on complex and carefully orchestrated cultivation and stewardship events and programs for the University's major donors. Excellent organizational, project management, interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills are essential.
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and list of three references in addition to the on-line applicant profile for consideration of candidacy for this position. Please use keyword, 19000001EG, in order to apply at the link below.
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.
Internal Number: 19000001EG
About UT Foundation
The University of Tennessee Foundation is an independent not-for-profit created in 2001 to support the University of Tennessee’s educational, research and public activities. As the preferred channel for all private contributions that benefit students and faculty at the University of Tennessee, UT Foundation staff members work with alumni and other prospective donors to secure funds for scholarships, professorships, research, outreach programs, and other University initiatives.