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Associate Director of Development, Corporate Relations

University of Tennessee Chattanooga, UC Foundation
Tennessee, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Jul 1, 2022

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Position Type
Fundraising, Capital Campaigns, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Donor Relations, Major Gifts, Planned Giving
Academic Centers
Employment Type
Full Time
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The University of Chattanooga Foundation seeks to fill the position of Associate Director of Development, Corporate Relations for the UT Chattanooga. Offering 88 undergraduate and 52 graduate degree programs, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga operates with the belief that students are the reason UTC exists. Our campus is brimming with creativity, scholarship, innovation and meaningful community engagement while being located in the heart of a city famed and nationally recognized for a vibrant, entrepreneurial culture. The University engages the city as an extension of campus in partnerships that enrich student learning and growth.

The Associate Director will build relationships to generate financial support for UT Chattanooga campus-wide through the discovery, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major gift prospects and donors. The Associate Director is charged with developing an overall strategy and execution plan to secure funding from corporate sources and philanthropic foundations to support the strategic priorities of the UT Chattanooga campus. The Associate Director will collaborate with key campus partners, including deans, faculty, program directors, the Center for Career and Leadership Development, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, and other campus stakeholders to identify programs and projects to foster innovative community relationships.

Breakdown of percentage of job responsibilities listed below.

Identifies, cultivates, solicits and stewards corporate and foundation 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 (70%)

Attends and assists 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 and advancement functions. (5%)

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 2 years of 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.

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 preferred.


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.

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