Assistant Director of the Sewanee Fund

Posting Details

Requisition Information

Open Date 10/25/2017
Close Date

Classification Information

Classification Title Assistant Director, Sewanee Fund
Division Advancement
Department Sewanee Fund
FLSA Status Exempt (Overtime exemption status is determined at the time of hire based on the rate of pay)
Career/Pay Band 2B
Work Schedule Full Year
If Other, specify months
Full Time vs Part Time Full Time
Appointment Regular
If Term, specify number of years
Primary Function

Under the supervision of the Director, the Assistant Director plays an instrumental role in growing the Sewanee Fund. They assist in the administration and implementation of Sewanee Fund programs, while also developing, overseeing, and evaluating assigned areas of the Sewanee Fund.

Typical Duties & Responsibilities

1. The Assistant Director recruits, trains, and manages a portfolio of 200 plus alumni volunteers. They are expected to build relationships with their class chairs and volunteers by keeping an open line of communication.
2. This position is responsible for successfully managing four reunion classes each year by implementing strategies that yield increased giving and alumni participation within those specific reunion classes.
3. The Assistant Director is also responsible for managing 15 non-reunion classes throughout the year.
4. They assist in carrying out the overall strategy for the Sewanee Fund ensuring a successful and impactful fundraising year for the University
5. The Assistant Director works closely with Marketing and Communications brainstorming ideas, and seeing projects through to completion.
6. The Sewanee Fund website is maintained by the Assistant Director.
7. They may be asked to assist the Director in the monitoring of the department budget and prepare budget data for review/approval by supervisor/ department head.
8. End-of-year reports for distribution are formulated by the Assistant Director along with their class volunteers, Advancement staff leaders, and University officials.
9. The Assistant Director will be expected to do some after-hours event work (Homecoming and Reunion weekend) and occasional travel on behalf of the University.

Judgment Required Judgment and discretion as to the use of established policies are required to perform the essential duties of this position.
Budgetary Responsibility Monitors expenditures against budget; prepares budget data for review/approval by supervisor/department head.
Machines & Equipment Used

Computer, Telephone, Copier, Printer, Internet, Ipad, Square reader, and Various Software Packages

Job Specifications/Position Qualifications (minimum)


Bachelor’s degree required


2-4 years of direct experience and demonstrated success in fundraising or comparable combination of fundraising and other related experience.

Job Related Skills

Excellent organizational, verbal, and written communication skills, interpersonal, analytical, reasoning and problem solving skills.



Personal Interaction/Communications

Student Contact

Work Study students, Summer Interns, Senior Leadership Group


All Faculty and Staff


Regents, Trustees, Volunteers, Alumni, Donors, Parents

Supervisory Responsibility

Supervision Received This position receives general supervision. Broad instructions are provided and the staff member uses judgment and experience to carry out assignments. Completed assignments and finished products are reviewed by supervisor after completion.
Positions Directly Supervised
Positions Indirectly Supervised

Interns and work study students

Confidential Information

Confidential Information

Knowledge of our constituent base and sensitive information. (Giving Histories, Social Security Numbers, Wealth Screening information, Credit card and bank account numbers, Contact reports)

Work Environment

Working Environment

General Office

University Employment Information

University Information

The University of the South comprises a well-regarded College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and a distinguished School of Theology. It is an institution of the Episcopal Church that welcomes individuals of all backgrounds. The University is located on a striking, 13,000-acre campus on Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau.

EEO Statement

The University of the South is an equal opportunity educational institution that is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive campus environment.

Employment Prescreening Eligibility for employment is contingent upon successful prescreening
Non-Discrimination Statement

Supplemental Questions

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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents