The University of Tennessee Foundation, Inc (UTFI) is seeking a highly motivated development professional to join our Regional Advancement team located in Knoxville, TN. The Director of Advancement is responsible for designing, implementing, and coordinating a comprehensive fundraising, donor relations, and stewardship program in the states of Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Colorado, Louisiana, Arkansas, and other states as needed where the university has a concentration of potential major donors. This position is specifically charged with the following:
Solicitation of major gifts,
Maintaining a portfolio of major gift donors,
Identifying, qualifying, and cultivating new potential donors,
Stewarding current donors, and
Working with collegiate directors, senior directors, and executive directors on joint proposals and solicitations.
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,
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.
Internal Number: 232800
About Development Foundation
Our primary mission is to move forward the frontiers of human knowledge and enrich and elevate the citizens of the state of Tennessee, the nation, and the world. As the preeminent research-based, land-grant university in the state, UT embodies the spirit of excellence in teaching, research, scholarship, creative activity, outreach, and engagement attained by the nation’s finest public research institutions.