The University of Tennessee Foundation is seeking an Assistant Director of Donor Communications who will report to the Director of Communications in Alumni Affairs located on the Knoxville campus. This position is responsible for working in conjunction with the UT Knoxville development team to create effective marketing materials related to development solicitations, stewardship, and communications. The Assistant Director will assist the UT central development staff, regional team, the Vice Chancellor for Development & Alumni Affairs, and others within the UT development team. This position will create marketing materials for our top donors, such as proposal presentations, folders, or brochures, to help the UT development staff better solicit and steward these donors. They will also create marketing materials related to the departments various current and future campaigns such as the university-wide campaign, "TN Pledge program," "Chancellor's Faculty Support Challenge," and other events.
Qualifications Education: Bachelor's degree in a field related to the position required. Master's degree in a field related to the position is preferred. Experience required: A minimum of three or more years of experience in communications, journalism or related communications field with experience in graphic design and writing in a professional setting. Experience preferred: Higher education experience in communications, marketing, annual giving, or advancement is desired. In addition, experience with HTML and web content management skills, or project management is also desired. Skills: Strong written and verbal communications skills required. The ability to effectively manage time, manage multiple projects, and maintain a professional and positive attitude are skills that are essential to the position. Effective decision-making, ability to turn conceptual ideas into successful marketing materials, and a strong desire to advance The University of Tennessee is also required. In order to be considered for candidacy, submit a cover letter and resume in addition to your online application profile. 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.
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