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