Assistant Vice President - UT Foundation
Assistant Vice President- Alumni Affairs and Advocacy
Regular Full-time, Pay Grade BANDD
The University of Tennessee Foundation, Inc. (UTFI) is seeking a dynamic seasoned professional to serve as the Assistant Vice President for Alumni Affairs and Advocacy (AVP). As a member of the central leadership team, the AVP reports directly to the Vice President of Development & Alumni Affairs and CEO of the UT Foundation, Inc. Leading an office of 4 full time staff, the Assistant Vice President will set and guide the strategic mission and implement programming and outreach of the University of Tennessee Alumni Association (UTAA) in coordination with four primary campuses (UT Chattanooga, UT Health Science Center, UT Knoxville, and UT Martin). The association includes the Board of Governors, Executive Committee, Alumni Legislative Council and other volunteer groups. Program management involves planning of meetings, recruitment and training of volunteers, and guidance to officers of each board/committee.
The AVP will manage the UTAA tour/travel program to market tour offerings through effective channels to identified alumni and friends of the university. The AVP will also be responsible for oversight of programs of alumni career services, marketing, benefits and system-wide programming and events. Engagement with corporate partners and sponsors is key to the program success.
Serving as the primary liaison with the University of Tennessee’s Office of Government Relations and Advocacy, the AVP will collaborate with government relations staff in order to engage key alumni and volunteer leaders on issues related to higher education. Through marketing, communication, events, and recruitment of volunteers, the AVP will enhance understanding of and participation in university advocacy to make an impact supporting the University of Tennessee.
As part of UTAA and the Central Services of the Foundation, this position is located in Knoxville, Tennessee at the base of the Great Smoky Mountains. With a variety of outdoor activities, parks and recreation, Knoxville can provide a top notch outdoors recreational experience to nature lovers. Arts, music, events and annual festivals add to the list of things to do for those interested in the not-so-active opportunities.
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. The UTAA serves more than 387,000 members worldwide.
For this position a bachelor’s degree is required with at least eight years of combined progressive experience in alumni relations or related field, marketing, public relations, strategic planning, communication, government relations, or higher education including 2 or more years of direct supervision.
The preferred candidate will have an advanced degree with demonstrated success in higher education alumni relations, advancement, and/or similar private or non-profit organization. An in-depth knowledge and experience in planning events, project management, and budget management preferred. Knowledge of and experience in grassroots advocacy, legislative relations, and experience strategizing to identify, cultivate, and motivate volunteers is preferred.
The ideal candidate will have excellent organization skills, strong demonstrated communication and interpersonal skills, project management skills, demonstrated ability to effectively collaborate across divisions and motivate employees and volunteers; and, be able to effectively work in a team-oriented environment. Ability to travel and work some evenings and weekends is necessary in the role. Appreciation of diversity in thought and experience is necessary. Must possess an interest in policy issues affecting public colleges and universities.
The ideal candidate will be highly supportive of and committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
In order to be considered for candidacy, submit a cover letter and resume in addition to your online application profile. Use the link below and keyword 20000000XI. "https://hr.tennessee.edu/jobs/staff-positions/"
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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Job Posting Aug 18, 2020, 1:27:59 PM