Assistant Director of Advancement for Diversity and Engagement

University of Tennessee Foundation

Assistant Director of Advancement for Diversity and Engagement

  • Institution: University of Tennessee Foundation
  • Institution Type: Four-Year/Advanced Degree (B.A., M.A., Ph.D.)
  • Location: Knoxville, TN US
On-Site Partially Remote

Assistant Director of Advancement for Diversity and Engagement

  • University of Tennessee Foundation | Knoxville, TN US
  • Hourglass IconDeadline: June 30, 2022
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Job TitleAssistant Director of Advancement for Diversity and Engagement

Position TypeFull Time

Job Category Staff

Salary Range -

Location Knoxville, TN US

Deadline June 30, 2022

Contact Information

Contact Name UTFI HR

Department UTFI HR


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Job Description

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Assistant Director of Advancement for Diversity and Engagement
The University of Tennessee Foundation, Inc (UTFI)
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Division of Diversity and Engagement

The University of Tennessee Foundation, Office of Advancement and the Division of Diversity and Engagement at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville campus, is seeking an Assistant Director of Advancement for Diversity & Engagement to fundraise and perform alumni engagement activities. Under the direction of the Vice Chancellors from both divisions, the role will work with both UT Foundation and division staff, as well as internal and external stakeholders (university administrators, donors, alumni, etc.) to create and implement fundraising strategies for the division including: annual giving, events-based fundraising, major gifts fundraising (gifts of $25,000+), grant writing, planned giving strategy, and sponsorships with an emphasis and focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Because this position is new to the Foundation and the Division, it will be responsible for budget management, and the creation and leadership of the Division’s Advisory Board.
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.
Required Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of three years or master’s with a minimum of 1 year of experience in development, fundraising, sales, non-profit experience, marketing, alumni engagement, event management, or similar work. Strong oral and written communication skills are essential for this position. Excellent interpersonal skills, mature judgment, attention to detail, ability to communicate effectively and build relationships, ability and willingness to travel extensively, work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment with minimal supervision are needed.
Preferred Skills: Experience with donor databases and higher education fundraising and an interest/knowledge of diversity, equity, and inclusion is strongly preferred. The ideal candidate will have strong presentation skills, self-confidence and motivation, sensitivity to the needs of diverse constituencies, and a strong, goal-oriented work ethic.
The ideal candidate will be highly supportive of and committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. To build a diverse workforce The University of Tennessee Foundation, Inc. encourages applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women.  EEO/AA employer.
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 220000012E to apply to this position from the application 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.

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