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Assistant Vice Chancellor of Alumni Affairs

UC Foundation, University of Tennessee Chattanooga
Tennessee, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Feb 11, 2022

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Position Type
Executive, Fundraising, Alumni Affairs, Programs, Other Programs, Program Administration and Management
Employment Type
Full Time
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UTC and the UC Foundation are looking to re-focus and grow the UTC Alumni program.  We are looking for an experienced dynamic leader who understands engagement strategies and will work beside the Vice Chancellor to build an alumni program that engages more alumni in the life of the university and secures increased philanthropic support.


 Working with the Vice Chancellor, serves as a key leader in helping achieve the stated goals of the university and division. Success will be defined as building an alumni program that engages more alumni in the life of the university and secures increased philanthropic support.

 Responsible for building an alumni program to increase the total philanthropic support, alumni engagement, the total number of annual donors, and development and manage the regional, state, and national programs for the university and communications for the division.

 Leads, recruits, motivates, coordinates and retains a strong alumni team.

 Develop and manage comprehensive strategies for all aspects of the campus's alumni programs, serving as the campus's chief alumni relations officer and executive vice president of the campus alumni board.

 Provide strategic leadership in the design, development, implementation, assessment, coordination and continuous improvement of alumni programs.

 Manage, supervise, coordinate and promote the UTC alumni board as well as coordinate, promote and grow UTC alumni chapters. Responsible for board development and programming both on short term and long-term strategic planning.

 Identify and cultivate alumni leaders, through execution of programs designed to increase alumni engagement. Also manages, supervises and coordinates the programming of the UTC alumni board.

 Serves as advisor to student alumni council and GOLD (graduates of last decade) Leadership Academy.

 Serves as a member of the senior leadership team and provide additional support at the direction of the Vice Chancellor for Advancement in support of university wide campaign and campus initiatives including scholarships, fellowships, professorships, and other strategic initiatives.

 Maintains a strong working relationship with senior leadership of the University of Tennessee Chattanooga including the Chancellor, Provost, Deans, and other senior leaders on campus.


 The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is a model metropolitan university.  UTC is the second largest campus of the University of Tennessee System. The academic colleges and Graduate School offer multiple degree programs with several program concentrations.

 The University of Chattanooga 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.

 Chattanooga is an outdoor lover’s playground, nestled between the foothills of southern Appalachia and the Cumberland Plateau 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.   Minimum of 5 years of college or university level alumni affairs. Ten plus years of experience preferred.  Previous management experience – required minimum 2 years.   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 will be competitive and commensurate with experience. Initial minimum salary and increases are 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: Previous experience in an alumni affairs leadership role is required.  The ability and willingness to travel and work nights and weekends as needed is required. Experience with annual giving program preferred.

 Skills:  Ability to build partnerships across multiple divisions and external to the university. Excellent problem-solving skills, strong and effective interpersonal and marketing skills, with expertise in managing written, oral and electronic communications, ability to build a team and supervise personnel in a positive team approach, ability to understand, plan, and administer budgets and funding, and the ability to support and promote higher education, the mission of UTC.

 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.

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