Assistant Director of Digital Fundraising

Posted on 07/08/2021

University of Tennessee Foundation

Knoxville, TN

The University of Tennessee Foundation, Inc. (UTFI) is seeking an Assistant Director of Digital Fundraising at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville campus. Reporting to the Director of Advancement, the Assistant Director will assist in the planning and implementation for giving day, crowdfunding, peer-to-peer fundraising, micro-campaigns, student philanthropy, or other personal digital outreach to achieve donor growth goals. As a member of the Annual Giving team, this role will collaborate with teammates and cross-functional colleagues to carry out the designated duties and responsibilities for the university’s annual giving program, focusing on long-term, multi-year objectives for growing participation of donors.

The Assistant Director of Digital Fundraising will be an effective contributor who works collaboratively to determine strategy in order to deliver on project and annual fundraising goals. This role will assist with setting strategy for all special digital campaigns and solicitations to successfully retain, reactivate, and acquire new donors. The best fit is someone who analyzes the data while utilizing his or her experience to make decisions based on current needs and trends.

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 UT Knoxville Advancement team aspires to be a key driver in UT’s vision to be a top public research university, produce at the level of a top SEC fundraising program, and create a culture across campus that appreciates philanthropy and volunteerism.

This is a limited duration appointment. The limited duration appointment period is for 12 months, with a maximum of thirty-six months as an LDA depending on funding and satisfactory performance.

Required Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree with 3+ years of experience in university advancement, non-profit, fundraising, marketing, or sales with donor/customer service experience.
  • Understanding of digital fundraising technologies and best practices, as well as quantitative and analytical skills to accurately evaluate digital fundraising campaign effectiveness is required.
  • Candidate must have experience simultaneously executing multiple deliverables with differing timelines.
  • Experience with Anthology (formerly iModules) or other giving day or crowdfunding platforms, as well as knowledge of CRM solutions such as Ellucian Advanceare preferred.
  • Familiarity of digital marketing, email, SMS, social media/digital advertisement, or other emerging fundraising practices also preferred.
  • The ideal candidate will be highly supportive of and committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

To be considered for candidacy, please include a cover letter and resume in addition to completing the on-line profile. Applicants should complete the on-line profile in entirety to demonstrate the minimal education and experience required for this position. Incomplete profile information as it relates to the requirements listed will eliminate candidacy for this opportunity.

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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