University of Tennessee Foundation — Director of Development, College of Nursing

University of Tennessee Foundation
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Director of Development, College of Nursing 

The University of Tennessee Foundation, Inc (UTFI) is seeking a Director of Development at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) in Memphis, Tennessee. Under the supervision of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Development or their designee, the ideal candidate will establish and maintain strong and effective relationships with UTHSC’s major internal and external constituencies which include the Chancellor and their leadership team, the Dean of the College of Nursing and their faculty, and members of related academic, administrative, research, and clinical programs; volunteers and alumni. 

Responsibilities include building a portfolio of major gift prospects through ongoing identification work and one-on-one discovery calls; develop cultivation and solicitation strategies for assigned prospects; tripartite asks which include annual, major, and planned gift commitments, are to be the focus of discussions; build close working relationships with college leadership who will be effective in communicating their vision and provide opportunities for individual and group presentations; collaborate in orchestrating reunion and class programs, including the identification and recruitment of volunteers; assume responsibility for contributing to the conceptualization and execution of local and regional events for major donors and prospects; work with colleagues, faculties and volunteers in identifying annual and major gift prospects; develop a broad knowledge base of the College of Nursing in order to interpret and represent its strengths, strategic plan and funding priorities; engage in timely stewardship activities and to collaborate with colleagues in the coordination of all prospect activities; support the overall goals of the department and be an active participant in UTHSC development and alumni affairs; engage planned giving staff as appropriate on prospective donor calls; accept other major assignments from the Associate Vice Chancellor or their designee that will benefit the overall program; travel as required; comply with the department’s policies and procedures. 

Located in Memphis, Tennessee, University of Tennessee Health Science Center serves thousands of patients across Tennessee every day, with nearly 3,000 students enrolled at major campuses in Memphis, Knoxville, Chattanooga and Nashville, plus 1,200 medical resident and fellows in training. The UT Foundation Advancement manages all alumni, development, and philanthropic endeavors of the University of Tennessee and its Health Science Center campus in support of academics, research, clinical care and public service. 

Memphis sits on the Mississippi River and is famous for blues and barbeque. There is no lack of recreational activities with the beautiful greenways and hiking trails found in and around the city. Several festivals and events, including the Beale Street Music Festival and World Championship Barbeque Cooking Contest, take place throughout the year. 

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. 

Qualifications: This position requires a bachelor’s degree in a relatable field; a master’s degree is highly preferred. Candidates should have a minimum of five years of experience in development, stewardship, advancement services, sales or a comparably complex organization. Previous experience interacting with donors is highly desirable. Successful candidate must possess a high level of motivation, initiative, flexibility, and creativity with ability to focus and prioritize. The ability and willingness to travel is required. ANDI experience is preferred. The ideal candidate will be highly supportive of and committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

Skills: The preferred candidate must have the capacity to perform in an intellectually rigorous and complex environment, be flexible, creative, and have the ability to prioritize. The ideal candidate will be able to effectively interact effectively with important constituencies. The preferred candidate will possess a genuine commitment to the advancement of science education and to the principles governing the Office of Development and Alumni Affairs. 

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and list of three references in addition to the on-line applicant profile for consideration of candidacy for this position. Please use keyword, 20000001F9, in order to apply at the link below.

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.