Director of Alumni Engagement and Special Events

Founded in 1794, Tusculum is the first university in Tennessee, the twenty-eighth oldest in the nation and the oldest coeducational institution affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA). Nine of Tusculum’s buildings and the Tusculum Arch on the wooded 140-acre main campus are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Our students and alumni span the globe, taking great pride in our pioneering heritage (We Are Pioneers) and Mission-focused culture: ‘Building on a rich Presbyterian heritage and a pioneering spirit, Tusculum University provides an active and experiential education within a caring Christian environment to inspire Civic engagement, enrich personal lives, and equip career-ready professionals.’


Reporting to the Associate VP of Institutional Advancement and managing various aspects of fundraising events and campaigns, the director fulfills an essential role in the solicitation, cultivation, engagement and retention of alumni and donors.  Plans, sponsors, supports, and manages engagement and outreach programs to connect individuals, community and partners to the University.  Collaborates with campus partners to align resources which build engagement opportunities.  Strategizes, develops, resources and manages a robust calendar of events, communication and volunteer opportunities aimed at building pride and to connect alumni around the globe with the University.


  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, business, or related field;
  • Three (3) plus years of experience in planning and implementing special events for a large organization; and
  • Experience with fundraising and budget management.


Interested candidates should submit resume and letter of interest to:  attention Director of Alumni Engagement and Special Events. 

Position will remain open until filled.