The University of Tennessee Foundation seeks a Director of Advancement for the College of Arts & Sciences on the University of Tennessee, Knoxville campus. Reporting to the college's Executive Director of Advancement, the Director is part of a team that seeks and closes major gifts that advance funding priorities for the college and their twenty-one departments and additional programs and centers. The Director's primary focus is to build relationships with prospective and current donors and move those relationships toward gift support, as is appropriate, to each specific relationship. The Director will have an assigned area within the college and is expected to develop a working relationship with the Department Heads or Program Directors. The Director is expected to set and achieve annual base metrics toward the number of personal visits and written proposals, and the amount of funds raised. The minimum levels on these once fully trained and acquainted with a portfolio of prospective donors is 180 visits, 30 proposals delivered and $2 million in dollars raised.
Currently, the college receives approximately $10-12 million annually in dollars raised and $6-8 million annually in cash gifts received from an average of 5,000 donors.The college has set aspirational goals to increase private gift support to $16 million annually in dollars raised and $8 million in cash gifts from 5,800 donors each year over the next five years.
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.
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.
Internal Number: 204466
About Development Foundation
Our primary mission is to move forward the frontiers of human knowledge and enrich and elevate the citizens of the state of Tennessee, the nation, and the world. As the preeminent research-based, land-grant university in the state, UT embodies the spirit of excellence in teaching, research, scholarship, creative activity, outreach, and engagement attained by the nation’s finest public research institutions.