Director of Philanthropy and Alumni Relations

University of Kentucky University of Kentucky Employer:
Lexington, KY, USLocation:
Tue, May 8 '18Posted on:

Director of Philanthropy and Alumni Relations RE14009

University of Kentucky Design Philanthropy/External Relations

As the College of Design (CoD) at the University of Kentucky begins work on a major expansion, we are seeking an energetic, forward-thinking Director of Philanthropy & Alumni Relations. We are focused on propelling the college into a position of higher prominence within the design community by expanding existing programs in architecture, interiors and historic preservation but also through new programs and joint programs across the university. With these plans for programming expansion and a new focus on PR and communications, even a new building, we are positioned to expand the definition of design in academia. Our working vision statement is: “Our resolution is a re-imagined College of Design, infused with Kentucky's indigenous spirit. The vision is bold: new programs, new partners, new identity, all built upon our history and its imprint on our unfolding story.”

Through a celebration of the unique Kentucky landscape and culture, we aim to distinguish CoD from other colleges of design disciplines throughout the nation. The Director of Philanthropy & Alumni Relations will be charged with developing a complete alumni networking program to engage our stakeholders in supporting the work of the College; short and long-term plans for major gift cultivation will be the main directive of this position. The Director will coordinate with the Dean and the Director of Communications to ensure that development opportunities and benefits are integrated with marketing and programming plans to accomplish the strategic goals of the College. A personable approach and a familiarity with the design industry are necessary to fully realize this role.

Minimum qualifications are Bachelor's Degree and five years of experience. Prefer Master's Degree and experience with major gift cultivation in a college or university environment and familiarity with the design industry.

Founded in 1865 as a land-grant institution adjacent to downtown Lexington, UK is nestled in the scenic heart of the Bluegrass region of Kentucky. Recently ranked as one of the safest, most creative, and the brainiest cities in the nation, Lexington is an ideal location to experience the work-life balance that the University strives to provide to its employees. See for yourself what makes UK one great place to work.

To apply for job # RE14009, submit a UK Online Application at If you have any questions, contact HR/Employment, phone (859) 257-9555 press 2. Application deadline is June 3, 2018.

The University of Kentucky is an Equal Opportunity University that values diversity and inclusion. Individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans, women, and members of other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

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