Assistant Director Of Advancement for Diversity and Engagement
The University of Tennessee Foundation (UTFI), 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. Whilte our 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 year and 12 paid days off for holidays,
Employee discounts such as Orlando theme parks and Biltmore, and
Full comprehensive benefits and 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: 234100
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.