Director of Creative Communications- UT Foundation

Knoxville, TN
Feb 23, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Director of Creative Communications

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

UT Foundation

The University of Tennessee Foundation is seeking a creative professional to join the Advancement team for the University of Tennessee Knoxville campus. The Director of Creative Communications will be responsible for leading the development of the team’s visual identity and brand standards, as well as sets direction for visual and creative strategy in order to accomplish Advancement goals. Reporting to the Executive Director of Communications, Stewardship, and Donor Relations, this position will create or oversee production of visual storytelling projects or campaigns related to development solicitations, stewardship, annual giving, special events, alumni programs, and digital communications. Their efforts work toward the goal of increasing philanthropic support, enhancing donor stewardship, and better engage alumni and current students.

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.

The UT Knoxville Advancement team aspires to be a key driver in UT’s vision to be a top public research university, produce at the level of a top 5 SEC fundraising program, and create a culture across campus that appreciates philanthropy and volunteerism.

Knoxville sits at the base of the Great Smoky Mountains. With a variety of outdoor activities, parks and recreation, Knoxville can provide a top notch outdoors recreational experience to nature lovers. Arts, music, events and annual festivals add to the list of things to do for those interested in the not-so-active opportunities.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree. Candidate must have at least 5 years of experience of graphic design and project management in a deadline-driven environment, and supervisory experience with managing and enforcing brand strategy and guidelines. At least 5 years of content development, writing, and visual communications experience, and 2 years of direct supervision experience of staff. Three years of donor-centered communications experience and photography and/or art direction is preferred. The ideal candidate will be highly supportive of and committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

In order to be considered for candidacy, please include a cover letter and resume in addition to the online profile.  Apply online at the link below using keyword 21000000AK. Candidates are also required to submit a portfolio for review that includes 3-5 samples of design work. The portfolio should be a website link to a digital body of work or a PDF of samples.

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: Knoxville Development Pay
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Feb 22, 2021, 5:18:29 PM

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