Director of Development - UT Foundation

Knoxville, TN
Apr 15, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Director of Development

Haslam College of Business

University of Tennessee Foundation

University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Regular Full-time, Pay Grade BANDB

The University of Tennessee Foundation is seeking a Director of Development for the Haslam College of Business in Knoxville, Tennessee. The Director of Development for the Haslam College of Business works under the direction of the Senior Director and with the Executive Director and the Dean of the college, associate deans, department heads, faculty and other staff and external constituencies to further the college’s fundraising efforts.  The Director implements the strategic direction set forth for the college—which includes, but is not limited to, identifying, cultivating, strategizing, soliciting, negotiating, and stewarding donor prospects for both private and corporate gifts/grants/pledges. This position will maintain a significant prospect portfolio working with some of the university’s most generous alumni and friends. It is anticipated that this position will make 180+ visits, drive 30-40 major gift proposals at six figures or more, and close gifts exceeding $2 million annually.

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.

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: Candidate should have a bachelor’s degree and five years of development or closely related experience. Proven success in professional or higher education fundraising, sales and marketing, or a related field is essential. The ideal candidate will be highly supportive of and committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Skills & Abilities: Excellent verbal and written communications skills are necessary.  Strong presentation skills, self-confidence and motivation, attentiveness to detail, sensitivity to the needs of diverse constituencies, and a strong, goal-oriented work ethic are required.  A proven ability to prioritize and manage complex projects and to work in a fast-paced team environment and the ability and willingness to travel extensively are necessary.  Aggressive sales mentality with the ability to provide strategic leadership and supervision of the college’s development efforts.

In order to be considered for candidacy, please include a cover letter and resume in addition to the online 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. Apply online at the link below using keyword 21000000KW.

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: Executive/Administrative
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-Knoxville
Organization: Knoxville Development Pay
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Apr 13, 2021, 3:00:43 PM

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