Director of Alumni Career & Professional Development - UT Foundation

Knoxville, TN
Feb 12, 2021
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

University of Tennessee Foundation, Inc.

University of Tennessee Alumni Association

Director of Alumni Career & Professional Development


The University of Tennessee Alumni Association and its system office is seeking a motivated individual to serve as the Director of Alumni Career Services. The Director will Report to the Assistant Vice President for Alumni Affairs and Advocacy



  • Oversee the Alumni Association’s emphasis on career services, professional development and networking programs. This includes working actively with the Career Services offices in Knoxville, Chattanooga, and Martin and with the alumni affairs staff at the UT Health Science Center.  Services include but are not limited to individual and group advising opportunities, self-assessment and career strategies for those transitioning in career roles.
  • Collaborate and partner closely with alumni at the corporate level to volunteer for career/industry related activities and to serve as professional networks and resources.  
  • Identify and implement technology solutions including social media and software that can be used by both alumni and students to network, post jobs, search for jobs, and discuss relevant topics.
  • Identify, plan, market and implement events and programs in key geographic markets, including social/networking events, timely and relevant speakers/seminars, job fairs, and other programs of relevance to alumni both in-person and virtually.
  • Identify, develop and implement opportunities for collaboration between the UTAA, the UT Foundation, and other university entities that would be mutually beneficial partnerships for all parties.
  • Develop webinars or online programs that will provide guidance and instruction to alumni in areas such as leadership development, career advancement strategies, skill development, job search strategies, etc.
  • Provide regular verbal and written reports to the Assistant Vice President for Alumni Affairs and Advocacy
  • Lead the UTAA Board of Governors Career Services committee to review and recommend new programs and services.
  • Assist in staffing key events, board meetings, committee meetings and other programs as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned related to alumni career services or in support of the UTAA activities.

The 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. In central services, nearly 50 employees work together to engage and build meaningful relationships with alumni to raise financial, public and political support for the University of Tennessee.


  • A bachelor’s degree, preferably in marketing, education, communications, advertising, public relations or related field is required.
  • At least 5 years of experience in alumni relations, development, career services, marketing, human resources, campus recruiting or a public relations setting.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills, written and verbal communication skills, budget management experience are also required.
  • Certification as a Career Coach is preferred.
  • An advanced degree is preferred, but not required.
  • The ideal candidate will be highly supportive of and committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

For consideration of candidacy applicants must include a resume and cover letter in addition to the online profile.  In order to apply to this position, please use the link below and search the position by keyword 2100000080.


The University of Tennessee Foundation, Inc. is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA employer.  All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status.


The University of Tennessee Foundation, Inc. will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the University of Tennessee Foundation’s legal duty to furnish information.




Job: Advancement
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-Knoxville
Organization: System Alumni Pay
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Feb 10, 2021, 7:21:04 AM

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