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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
In order to be
considered for candidacy, please include a cover letter and resume
in addition to completing the on-line profile.