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Associate Director or Director of Development

Employer
University of Tennessee Chattanooga
Location
Tennessee, United States
Salary
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Jan 15, 2022

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Position Type
Fundraising, Donor Relations, Major Gifts
Fields
Education
Employment Type
Full Time
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The University of Chattanooga Foundation seeks to fill positions of Associate Director or Director of Development for UT Chattanooga.  The Associate/Director seeks to build and develop credible & sustainable relationships to generate financial support, for the UT Chattanooga College or program assigned to the position, through the; discovery, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major gift prospects and donors. 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 Colleges of the University of Tennessee Chattanooga. 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Identifies and qualifies new major gift prospects through peer referencing and prospect research.  Working towards hitting both annual visit, attainment, and other gift officer metrics including occasional travel.
  • Attend and assist with donor receptions and other department functions which will include nights and weekends.
  • Meets quarterly with Deans, Department Heads and key Faculty/Staff as assigned to initiate and review their specific fundraising strategies.
  • Other duties as assigned related to fundraising initiatives or activities of the advancement functions.

The Foundation is an interdependent nonprofit corporation that enriches the lives of the students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends of the University of Tennessee Chattanooga through alumni engagement, financial stewardship and private investments.

Nestled between the foothills of southern Appalachia and the Cumberland Plateau, Chattanooga is an outdoor lover’s playground, where celebrated climbing, hiking, biking and paddling abound. Called the Scenic City, Chattanooga has twice been named the “Best Town Ever” by Outside magazine and is well known for its vibrant downtown thriving with tech, foodie, art and start-up scenes.  

Qualifications:  A Bachelor’s degree is required, Master’s preferred.   Assistant Director – BS with 3 years or 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 Chattanooga Foundation, Inc. encourages applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women.  EEO/AA employer.

Salary is commensurate with experience. 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. UC Foundation 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.  The ability and willingness to travel is required.

Skills:  Excellent computer, verbal and written communication, and demonstrated organizational skills necessary. 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.   

The University of Chattanooga 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 Chattanooga 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 Chattanooga Foundation’s legal duty to furnish information.

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