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Assistant/Associate or Director of Development
Company: University of Tennessee Foundation
Location: Knoxville, TN
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 08/02/2021
Expire Date: 10/02/2021
Job Categories: Development and Fund Raising
Job Description
Assistant/Associate or Director of Development
The University of Tennessee Foundation seeks to fill a position of Assistant Director, Associate Director or Director of Development for UT Knoxville Athletics. The Assistant/Associate/Director seeks to build and develop credible & sustainable relationships to generate financial support for the Tennessee Athletics Department through the discovery, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major gift prospects and donors by additionally traveling the state of Tennessee and other regions assigned in search of those willing to participate and financially support the University of Tennessee Athletics Department. This position will attend athletic events, donor receptions and other department functions. The first-year expectation is that the qualified and highly motivated individual would maintain at least 200 meaningful visits and secure more than $1,000,000 of new revenue to benefit the University of Tennessee and the Athletics Department. Breakdown of percentage of job responsibility below.

Identifies and qualifies new major gift Shareholders Society prospects through peer referencing and prospect research. Working towards hitting both annual visit, attainment, and other gift officer metrics including occasional travel. (70%)

Attend and assist with athletic events, donor receptions and other department functions which will include nights and weekends. (15%)

Meets quarterly with specific sports as assigned to initiate and review their specific fundraising strategies. (10%)

Other duties as assigned related to athletics fundraising initiatives or activities of the advancement functions. (5%)

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.

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 list of things to do for those interested in the not-so-active opportunities.
Qualifications & Requirements
Qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree is required, Master’s preferred. Assistant Director – BS with 3 years of MS with 1 year of experience as listed below. Associate Director – BS with 4 years or MS with 2 years of experience as listed below. Director – BS with 5 years or MS with 3 years of experience as listed below. Title will be determined based on qualifications and experience. 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.
Salary is commensurate with experience. Minimum anticipated salary $55,000 for the Assistant Director title. Initial minimum salary increases at each title level dependent on education, experience and qualifications.

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.

Experience in development, marketing, or sales related field is required. Intercollegiate athletics development experience along with management responsibilities is preferred. The ability and willingness to travel is required.

Skills: Excellent computer, verbal and written communication, and demonstrated organizational skills necessary. Knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations preferred. In addition, the position involves the need to be able to work independently, build relationships, and solicit gifts.

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.

In order to be considered for candidacy, please include a cover letter and resume in addition to completing the on-line profile. Use keyword 21000001GQ to apply to this position from 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.
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