Advancement Assistant II (LDA)- UT Foundation

Knoxville, TN
Apr 27, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

University of Tennessee Foundation

University of Tennessee Knoxville

Advancement Assistant II, Annual Giving

Limited Duration Appointment 

The University of Tennessee Foundation, Inc. (UTFI) is seeking an Advancement Assistant I at the University of Tennessee Knoxville in the College of Engineering. Under the supervision of the Executive Director of Development, the Advancement Assistant I will provide administrative support to the Development officers. Duties include but may not be limited to, communications including preparing proposals and proofing gift agreements, drafting letters, writing and preparing content for website, emails, and marketing materials for the department and college. The Advancement Assistant I researches information on donors and assists with department events including homecoming, football game guests, scholarship events, and donor lunches. Additionally, the Advancement Assistant I supports 5 development officers with administrative and travel needs including arrangements and processing reimbursements. This position will also partially support the Donor Relations & Stewardship Assistant Director with completion of stewardship activities, including but not limited to ThankView videos, endowment reporting, and various stewardship communications from the college to donors, as well as some data maintenance and entry.

At the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, the Foundation provides engagement opportunities for alumni through networking and community events, and works hand-in-hand with the campus on their priorities to improve undergraduate and graduate education for more than 30,500 students and support for faculty and staff with over 900 programs of study.

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.

This is a limited duration appointment (LDA) position for an initial appointment not to exceed twelve (12) months.  This position may be reviewed for extension for an additional twelve (12) months contingent on funding of the project and satisfactory performance.

Qualifications: HS with minimum of 3 years of administrative experience or business/technical school graduate with 1-2 years office experience. BS with 1 year acceptable. Internships related to advancement would be counted as part-time experience. Candidate will possess strong organizational skills as well as superior customer service, and demonstrate computer proficiency including MS Office (particularly Excel). The ideal candidate will be highly supportive of and committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.


Skills: The preferred candidate will have the ability to multi-task, work independently to meet deadlines, use considerable judgment in supporting and working with a diverse group of staff as well as the donors. Experience with ANDI, Adobe, SAP (IRIS) or similar software is a plus. Must be able to maintain a high level of confidentiality, be detail oriented and a positive image of the department as well as the UT Foundation.

To be considered for candidacy, please include a cover letter and resume in addition to the online application profile.


In order to apply to this position, please use the link,, and use keyword 21000000O4 to search.


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: Other Admin Asst/Secr/Clerical
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-Knoxville
Organization: Knoxville Development Pay
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Apr 26, 2021, 1:54:30 PM

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