Senior Director of Regional Development – Nashville The University of Tennessee Foundation seeks applications and nominations for an experienced, creative, highly-organized, and motivated leader with exceptional fundraising skills to serve as Senior Director of Regional Development for the Nashville Region. The position holder will reside in or near the Nashville area. The Senior Director of Regional Development will look to foster a successful fundraising environment for the region, while being collaborative across the university and provide strategic leadership and overall supervision for development efforts within the Nashville regional area that has an alumni base of more than 40,000. The Senior Director will also have the opportunity to interact with numerous faculty and other senior leadership across the UT Knoxville campus. The position will have supervision over the Associate Director of Development and maintain a significant prospect portfolio working with some of the University's most generous alumni and friends. It's anticipated that this position will make 180+ visits, drive 30+ proposals with over half at six figures or more. In recent years, the Senior Director of Regional Development - Nashville has raised in excess of $3 million. The Senior Director of Regional Development for Nashville reports directly to the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Development of the UT Foundation. The UT Knoxville Development and Alumni Affairs team aspires to be a key driver in UT's Journey to the top 25 of public research universities, produce at the level of a top 5 SEC fundraising program, and create a culture across campus that appreciates philanthropy and volunteerism.
Qualifications The successful candidate must have a:
Bachelor's Degree, Master's degree preferred
Proven successful track record of eight plus years' experience in fundraising, budget preparation and analysis, or program development and implementation or related experience.
Minimum of two years' experience in a management or supervisory role.
Aggressive sales mentality with the ability to provide strategic leadership. Strong customer service orientation; strong oral and written communications skills; customer-centered thinking.
An individual with talents in leadership, collaboration, organization, and strategic thinking.
Ability to work independently and travel throughout the region.
Travel to the UT Knoxville campus for monthly meetings and special events.
Demonstrated commitment to and knowledge of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action. Desired qualifications:
Experience in and/or direct familiarity with capital campaigns, annual giving, and planned giving.
Knowledge of fundraising databases, with a preference for experience with Ellucian, Blackbaud or other like fundraising data systems.
Proficiency in word processing, spreadsheets, and related software.
Ability to serve a diverse constituency. In addition to the on-line application, a cover letter and resume is required. About Knoxville Tennessee: Founded in 1794, UT is big on tradition, and we are proud of our humble beginnings as the first public university chartered west of the Appalachian Divide. We serve the state by educating its citizens, enhancing its culture, and making a difference in people's lives through research and service. By attracting the best and brightest students and leading faculty, we are on track to join our peers in the nation's Top 25 public research institutions. An aggressive roadmap guides our journey. We are improving undergraduate and graduate education, research, support for faculty and staff, our campus infrastructure, and our resources. UT Knoxville is:
Tennessee's flagship land grant university
A public research institution
Part of the UT System, along with UT Chattanooga, UT Martin, the UT Institute of Agriculture, the UT Health Science Center, and the UT Space Institute
Classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a Doctoral University (highest research activity)
A Carnegie Engaged University
Governed by a board of trustees with twenty-six members 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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