Sr. Director, Alumni Advancement

Tennessee, United States
$85,000.00 - $90,000.00
Jun 02, 2021
Jul 01, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

The University of Memphis is seeking a collaborative and results-oriented self-starter to serve as Sr. Director for Alumni Advancement. Reporting to the Executive Director of University Development, the Sr. Director will provide strategic leadership and oversight for the university’s alumni engagement and annual giving staff.

It’s an exciting time at the University of Memphis as we prepare to publicly launch our largest campaign to date in 2023. Strategic alumni engagement and annual and mid-level giving will be key to our success. The Sr. Director will have an opportunity to create a new paradigm for engaging alumni with a focus on philanthropy at the UofM by creating new strategies for in-person, virtual, and hybrid engagement; shifting from membership-based to philanthropic-focused programs; building a leadership giving program; growing digital fundraising; and creating a roadmap for moving donors into and further along the giving pipeline.

We are looking for a Sr. Director who is entrepreneurial, creative, innovative, and energetic with a proven track record with managing staff.  This position will be based in Memphis, Tennessee. Please visit for a complete job description and to apply.

More about the UofM and Memphis:

Nationally ranked among the top public schools by U.S. News & World Report, the University of Memphis is a leading academic and athletic institution. One of just three research universities in Tennessee distinguished for its research productivity, the University offers a range of educational opportunities including undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees across 13 colleges and schools to more than 22K students.

Located in the heart of one of the most important cultural cities of America, the University of Memphis takes great pride in its deep connection to the city of Memphis and the greater Mid-South. The University reflects the richness of our local communities and firmly believes in the value of inclusion, whether in terms of race, class, sexuality, faith, or gender.  With roots deep in the Delta, Memphis offers fertile ground for exploring the rich legacies of the region. As the largest city in the Mid-South, Memphis also provides a dynamic economic environment that allows access to some of the world’s most successful companies.

Employees of the University of Memphis have access to a unique set of benefits that extend well beyond competitive salaries. The University provides affordable access to health care with several options for dental, vision, and disability coverage, and offers excellent life insurance plans and robust retirement contributions (up to 9% of salary). Employees also receive a substantial annual leave package that includes several administrative holidays and up to 24 days of paid leave each year. Working for the UofM means joining a family-friendly institution committed to supporting its employees with unique opportunities such as maternity and paternity leave in addition to on-campus childcare and access to lactation suites. We are proud to offer employees priority access to our award-winning Campus Elementary School and newly established University Middle School. Employees also enjoy access to professional development opportunities such as tuition discounts for themselves and their families. Affordable access to a high-quality education allows employees to pursue their educational interests while enhancing their professional skills and trajectory.