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Assistant Director of Communications -UT Foundation

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The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Location
Knoxville, TN
Closing date
Jun 19, 2021

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Assistant Director of Communications

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

UT Foundation

 

The University of Tennessee Foundation is seeking a professional to join the Advancement team for the University of Tennessee Knoxville campus. The Assistant Director of Communications will be responsible to write and distribute feature stories focused on alumni, donors, students, and the impact of private support. The position will also develop and write content for the Advancement division, including web articles, print pieces, proposals and announcements related to major gifts, impact books and reports, and more. The stories and content support the work of Advancement colleagues including those in alumni affairs, student-alumni programs, stewardship, development, annual giving, and planned giving. The team member will be responsible for communicating a consistent message and brand for the university and its alumni and development related programs.

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
Qualifications: Candidate must have 3 years of experience in writing, communications, public relations, or related field. Strong interpersonal and communications skills required as well as strong writing and creative thinking skills. Higher education work experience and project management experience 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. Candidates are also required to submit 3-5 writing samples to be reviewed. The samples can be a link to a website, WORD documents, or PDF format.

 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 21000000WC.

http://hr.tennessee.edu/jobs/



Job: Executive/Administrative
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-Knoxville
Organization: Knoxville Development Pay
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: May 21, 2021, 3:36:28 PM

Organization

Working at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Founded in 1794, the University of Tennessee is one of the nation’s oldest and most storied public universities. Based in Knoxville, Tennessee’s flagship land-grant institution includes the statewide Institute of Agriculture and the Space Institute in Tullahoma. The university embodies excellence in teaching, discovery, scholarship, research, creative activity, outreach, and engagement. Known as the Volunteers, we lead with a spirit of selflessness, empathy, and courage, and strive to be champions for diversity, equity, and inclusion

UT Knoxville is a Research 1 university with 11 academic colleges and more than 900 programs of study. With an enrollment of more than 30,000 students, our academic programs are repeatedly ranked top in their class. The university co-manages Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the country’s most prominent national lab, driving innovation in advanced manufacturing and materials, national security, and more. We are closely connected with our communities through outreach and extension efforts across Tennessee and through partnerships with non-profits, corporations, and industries—regionally, nationally, and around the globe.

The city of Knoxville is nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The modern, thriving community is surrounded by gorgeous lakes and hundreds of miles of walking, hiking, and biking trails. Situated along the banks of the Tennessee River, our beautiful features an eclectic music scene, internationally recognized festivals, unique restaurants, and a robust offering of diverse cultural activities. Knoxville is located within a day’s drive of Atlanta, Nashville, Asheville, Charlotte, Louisville, Cincinnati, Memphis, Chicago, and Washington D.C.

Knoxville and the surrounding counties have a population of more than 850,000 people. The region houses many leading corporations and organizations, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pilot/Flying J, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and Regal Cinemas, along with HGTV, Food Network, and other networks owned by Discovery Inc.

As a member of the UT family, you will be surrounded by top-notch faculty, staff, and students from around the world. You will be part of a diverse campus community that is passionate about changing the world and cheering for the Vols on game day.

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