The University of Chattanooga Foundation seeks to fill the
position of Senior Director/Director of Development for the Gary W.
Rollins College of Business at the University of Tennessee
Chattanooga. The Gary W. Rollins College of Business at the
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga was named after receiving
the largest philanthropic gift in the history of UTC from Gary W.
Rollins and Kathleen Rollins in 2018.
The Senior Director/Director will build relationships to
generate financial support for the Rollins College of Business
through the discovery, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of
major gift prospects and donors. The Senior Director/Director
will coordinate closely with the Dean and faculty members to
broaden the prospect base and address the key fundraising
priorities of the university and college, including future capital
expansion. Breakdown of percentage of job responsibilities listed
Identifies and qualifies new major gift prospects through peer
referencing and prospect research. Attains
individually-measured goals for substantive visits (local, regional
and national), proposals delivered and funded, and dollars raised.
Attend and assist with donor receptions and other department
functions which will include nights and weekends. (15%)
Meets regularly with Deans, Department Heads and key
Faculty/Staff as assigned to initiate and review their specific
fundraising strategies. (10%)
Other duties as assigned related to fundraising initiatives or
activities of the advancement functions. (5%)
The Rollins College of Business at University of Tennessee
Chattanooga provides quality educational programs that produce
academically-prepared and business-world ready graduates for a
competitive global environment. The college has long-standing AACSB
accreditation, and the Department of Accounting is separately
accredited by AACSB. Approximately 2,000 undergraduate students are
enrolled in in accounting, business analytics, economics,
entrepreneurship, finance, human resource management, marketing,
and management, and 300 graduate students are enrolled in the MBA,
Master of Science in Data Analytics, and Master of Accountancy
programs. The college also offers minors in business
administration, economics, entrepreneurship, personal finance,
promotion, and sales.
The Rollins College of Business is organized into four Academic
Departments (Accounting, Finance and Economics, Management, and
Marketing and Entrepreneurship) with 67 full-time faculty. Within
the college, the Joseph F. Decosimo Success Center provides
outstanding support to students in the areas of academic
advisement, career development, experiential learning opportunities
and other programming.
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. A minimum of 5 years of
experience. 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
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 locally, regionally, and nationally is required. Experience
with higher education, healthcare or nonprofit fundraising is
Skills: Excellent computer, verbal and
written communication, and demonstrated organizational skills
necessary. In addition, the position requires the ability to work
independently, build relationships, and solicit gifts.
Applicants should complete the online 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