The University of Tennessee Foundation is seeking a Director of Alumni Programs. Reporting to the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Alumni Affairs, the Director will be responsible to carry out the development and execution of alumni programs in accordance with the initiatives of the UTHSC Office of Development and Alumni Affairs, the UTHSC Alumni Boards/Councils and the University of Tennessee Alumni Association, including strategic planning, program development, fiscal development and marketing strategies. The Director will enhance and lead the alumni engagement efforts for assigned colleges and alumni-student engagement for all six UTHSC colleges.
Education: A Bachelor’s degree is required. Master’s degree preferred.
Five years or more of progressively responsible experience in meeting/special event planning/volunteer management with high volume of annual events. Candidates with a background in related areas (i.e. marketing/communications, fund raising, advertising, hospitality, event planning and management, non-profit organizations and boards, higher education, health care administration) will also be considered. Experience in higher education preferred.
Excellent communication skills (verbal, written and people skills), strong event planning skills, successful volunteer management, budgetary planning and analysis experience and computer expertise in Microsoft Office Suite and learn ANDI (custom database for UT Alumni records).
Proven ability to manage multiple priorities, handle heavy workloads, think in a fast-paced environment and demonstrated experience in the team concept in the workplace. Ability to negotiate effectively with senior management and make appropriate decisions. Must be able to meet deadlines, make decisions, and interact effectively with diverse groups. The ability to plan and execute operational and outreach initiatives independently while taking direction simultaneously on numerous projects with ease, a good sense of humor and efficiency. High energy, creative, organized, self-motivated, detail oriented. Occasional travel required.
Flexibility on time of work (subject to weeknights and weekends).
In order to be considered for candidacy, please include your letter of interest and resume with your online application.
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.
Internal Number: 18000000T1
About University of Tennessee Foundation
The University of Tennessee Foundation is an independent not-for-profit created in 2001 to support the University of Tennessee’s educational, research and public activities. As the preferred channel for all private contributions that benefit students and faculty at the University of Tennessee, UT Foundation staff members work with alumni and other prospective donors to secure funds for scholarships, professorships, research, outreach programs, and other University initiatives.