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.
Internal Number: 183666
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