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Senior Director of Development, College of Medicine

Company: UT Foundation
Date Posted: October 30, 2017

The University of Tennessee Foundation, Inc. (UTFI) is seeking a Senior Director of Development for the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) in Memphis, Tennessee. Under the supervision of the Vice Chancellor of Development and Alumni Affairs or their designee, the ideal candidate will establish and maintain strong and effective relationships with UTHSC’s major internal, and external constituencies which include Executive Dean and the College of Medicine’s nearly 40 statewide departments. This position cultivates, develops, and stewards principal giving prospects.

Responsibilities include strategizing and leading all major gifts fundraising efforts with  two departmental Directors of  Development for the College of Medicine that include departments on the Memphis, Knoxville, and Chattanooga campuses. This position is expected to make a minimum of 160 face-to-face visits.  This position will conduct fundraising and marketing activities in coordination with the Directors of Development and Development Administrative Assistant for the College of Medicine and Hamilton Eye Institute.


Qualifications: This position requires a bachelor’s degree in a relatable field; a master’s degree is preferred.  Candidates must have a minimum of eight or more years of experience in college-based fundraising. A minimum of two years of supervision or management experience is required. Non-profit experience, higher education fundraising, or health care fundraising is preferred.  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 nationally is required. ANDI experience is preferred.

Skills:  The preferred candidate must have excellent oral and written communication skills, demonstrate strong organizational, analytical, and management and leadership skills. The ability and willingness to travel both locally and internationally is required.  ANDI experience preferred.

In order to apply, to this position please use the link, , and use keyword 17000001JI to search.

For full consideration, please include a cover letter, resume, and three professional references, in addition to completing the 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.