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Be Part of the Place Where Legends Are Made

The Division of Advancement at The University of Alabama is committed to supporting the University’s philanthropic goals and strategic priorities while building meaningful relationships with alumni and friends. Under the leadership of the Vice President for Advancement, the Division includes the offices of Advancement Services, Development, Planned Giving and the National Alumni Association.


Assistant Director of Annual Giving – The Assistant Director of Annual Giving assists the Director with the development, implementation and administration of the University’s annual giving programs. Assists with the development of the strategic plan for a faculty and staff campaign.


Why Advancement

As the state’s flagship university, The University of Alabama has always focused on being the best. After all, we are The Capstone of Higher Education.

Founded in 1831 as the state’s first public college, The University of Alabama is dedicated to excellence in teaching, research and service. We provide a creative, nurturing campus environment where our students can become the best individuals possible, learn from the best and brightest faculty, and make a positive difference in the community, the state and the world.

The Division of Advancement has grown significantly in recent years with the addition of 32 new positions since 2016. We have enhanced efficiency by improving numerous processes and procedures as well as implementing a new constituent management database (Blackbaud CRM) and a metrics-based performance management system for development officers.

With more than 100 staff members, the Advancement team works cohesively to enhance the mission of the University by engaging diverse constituencies, promoting the University and its accomplishments, raising private gift support and celebrating philanthropy.

The University has experienced recent fundraising success including raising more than $200 million in the last fiscal year that concluded September 30, 2019, and raising almost $200 million in FY 2018. The University’s endowment is approximately $1 billion with the University System’s endowment carrying a market value in excess of $1.4 billion.

The foundation is being laid for UA’s next significant, university-wide Capital Campaign. This multi-year campaign will support the priorities of University President Stuart R. Bell’s Strategic Plan: Advancing the Flagship

As we accelerate our efforts to ensure success in this important period in the University’s history, there has never been a more exciting time to be part of the place Where Legends Are Made.

Why Tuscaloosa

Tuscaloosa was founded on December 3, 1819 and was named for Chief Tuskaloosa (which means “Black Warrior”). Located about 50 miles southwest of Birmingham, the City of Tuscaloosa has an estimated population of 101,113 (2018). A pillar of the educational infrastructure for the state, Tuscaloosa is home to The University of Alabama, Shelton State Community College and Stillman College. Several multi-national corporations, including Michelin Tires and Mercedes-Benz, have selected Tuscaloosa as a site for their manufacturing plants, establishing Tuscaloosa as a mainstay of the global economic community.

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Population: 101,113

Tuscaloosa is a one hour drive to Birmingham, Alabama

A four-and-a-half-hour drive to the beach in Gulf Shores, Alabama

A three-hour-and-fifty-minute drive to Nashville, Tennessee

A three-hour-and-six-minute drive to Atlanta, Georgia

48th Best College Towns in America by website Best College Reviews

5th Best Cities for Work-Life Balance by Personal Finance Site NerdWallet

9th Most Affordable Mid-Size Cities in the U.S. by Personal Finance Site NerdWallet

22nd In Small-City Growth from the Personal Finance Outlet

Sister City, Northport, has been named one of the Top 100 Small Art Communities




As part of the UA family, you will enjoy outstanding benefits and play an integral role in contributing to the atmosphere, diverse culture and traditions that make The University of Alabama a unique place to work. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes affordable medical, dental and vision coverage, flexible spending plans, generous paid time off, disability, employee assistance program, life insurance and superb retirement savings plans options.

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