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Assistant Director of Advancement, College of Law

University of Tennessee Foundation
Tennessee, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Dec 20, 2023
Assistant Director of Advancement

College of Law, University of Tennessee Knoxville

UT Foundation, Inc.

The University of Tennessee Foundation (UTFI) is seeking a self-motivating highly organized professional to join our team as the Assistant Director of Advancement for the College of Law at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville campus. Reporting to the Director of Advancement, the Assistant Director will perform duties including, but not limited to, strategic execution of college annual giving programs/initiatives; communications including preparing proposals and gift agreements; and writing and preparing content for website and marketing materials for the department. This role will also plan and execute alumni and donor events including homecoming, class reunions, remote alumni receptions, and alumni council/dean’s circle receptions. Playing a critical role in donor stewardship and recognition, the role will compile stewardship reports and manage scholarship recipient acknowledgments. Lastly, the Assistant Director will focus on building unrestricted annual giving and other annual giving initiatives as outlined by leadership. Some of the annual giving initiatives include Big Orange Give, Big Orange Family Campaign, and 3-L Class Giving Program with the goal of building and growing a annual giving pipeline.

Who We Are!

Founded in 1890, the University of Tennessee College of Law prepares tomorrow’s lawyers through clinical and skills training, innovative classroom teaching, legal writing, and professional values. Located in Knoxville, the college enjoys a rich tradition of providing sound legal education and boasts the longest-running legal clinical program in the country. 

The UT Foundation is an interdependent nonprofit corporation that enriches the lives of the students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends of the University of Tennessee through alumni engagement, financial stewardship and private investments. While our advancement team aspires to be a key driver in UT’s vision of being a top public research university and producing at the level of a top SEC fundraising program, UTFI supports them by providing a unique benefits package that includes:

  • Eligible for up to 24+ paid days off per year and 12 paid days off for holidays
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Employee discounts such as Orlando theme parks and Biltmore
  • Full comprehensive benefits & retirement package, plus more


Required Qualifications:  A bachelor’s degree with 3+ years or master’s degree with 1+ years of experience in university advancement, non-profit setting, event management, or sales with donor/customer service experience. Strong interpersonal, communications, and organizational skills are required.  Candidate must possess strong organizational skills as well as superior customer service, ability to multi-task, and demonstrate advanced computer proficiency including Microsoft Office. Experience with ANDI, SAP (IRIS), CRM database (Salesforce) or similar software is preferred for this position.  The ideal candidate will be highly supportive of and committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

A valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record is required due to travel responsibilities of the position. UTFI 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.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: The ideal candidate will be highly supportive of and committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. To build a diverse workforce The University of Tennessee Foundation, Inc. encourages applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women. EEO/AA employer.

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


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