The University of Tennessee Foundation seeks to fill a position for an Assistant Director of Annual Giving for UT Knoxville Athletics. The Assistant Director of Annual Giving serves as a full-time fundraiser for the University of Tennessee Athletic Department/Tennessee Fund with the primary responsibility to assist with Annual Fund execution and growth (solicitation, cultivation, stewardship, tracking, programming). This position will carry an annual giving based donor portfolio. Position will assist in managing the general customer service functions of the Tennessee Fund Office. Position will assist in developing and managing a stewardship calendar and plan. Additionally, this position will oversee other annual giving projects as assigned. Reporting to the Associate Athletics Director, the Assistant Director will work collaboratively with the development team.
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 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.
Qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree is required, Master’s preferred. A minimum of three years of development, marketing or sales related experience is required. One year with a master’s is acceptable. Intercollegiate athletics development experience is preferred. The ability and willingness to travel is required. 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.
Skills: Excellent computer, phone, and demonstrated organizational skills necessary. Ticketing and Donor software knowledge preferred. Knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations preferred. In addition, the position involves the ability to work independently, build relationships and solicit gifts.
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.
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 21000002BC 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.