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Current Career Opportunities

Penn State is always looking for talented professionals to join the development team.

To apply for a position within the Division of Development and Alumni Relations, please visit the Penn State Office of Human Resources employment website. You will need to reference the job number listed next to the position.

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This list is current as of November 20th, 2014.

Current Openings

Major Gifts Officer 4, Smeal College of Business (Job #54705)

As a member of Penn State’s Office of University Development, you can play an integral role in one of the most respected and successful fundraising operations in the country and contribute to the land-grant mission and future strength of Penn State. A top frontline fundraiser is needed in the role of Director of Major Gifts to engage alumni and friends as partners in supporting the Smeal College of Business, ranked among the top 20 business schools in the country and among the top 100 in the world. Reporting directly to the Smeal Director of Development and working closely with the college’s dean and academic leadership, as well as other partners and central development offices, this major gifts officer will identify and cultivate a prospect pool of graduates and other key constituencies. Plan and execute solicitation strategies leading to major gifts while traveling extensively throughout the region and across the country to pursue these strategies and build enduring relationships, completing an average of fifteen visits per month. Supervise, train, and/or mentor other fundraisers and support staff, as assigned. Articulate Penn State’s needs, values, and ambitions through excellent informal and formal communications, including written proposals. The successful candidate will also have a track record of success in securing major gifts and meeting fundraising goals. Requires exemplary interpersonal and communication skills and a proven ability to self-motivate and work both independently and as part of a team. Requires a passion for higher education and an understanding of complex institutions and an appreciation and understanding of diverse audiences and communities. Operation of a motor vehicle as part of the position’s duties is required, as are a valid driver’s license and successful completion of a motor vehicle records check in addition to standard background checks. To learn more about philanthropy at Penn State, please visit giveto.psu.edu. Information about the Smeal College of Business is available at smeal.psu.edu. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree plus five years of work related experience.

To apply for this position, please visit the Penn State Office of Human Resources employment website. You will need to reference the Job number listed next to the position.


Corporate and Foundation Relations Officer 2/3, Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations (Job #54586)

As a member of Penn State’s Office of University Development, you can play an integral role in one of the most respected and successful fundraising operations in the country and contribute to the land-grant mission and future strength of Penn State. An entrepreneurial and experienced fundraiser is needed to engage corporations and corporate foundations as partners in supporting the University. Reporting to the Director of the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations and working closely with colleagues both in central development offices and across the University, this Assistant/Associate Director will identify and cultivate corporate prospects for major philanthropic investments in the University. In collaboration with other development colleagues and faculty members, develop gift concepts that match corporate interests with Penn State strengths and needs. Plan and pursue strategies to secure this support, from initial inquiries to written proposals and in-person presentations. Build enduring relationships with corporate partners through excellent stewardship, including grant reports, recognition events, and other activities and communications. Serve as a resource to the entire Office of University Development by providing training and support on corporate solicitations and related topics. The successful candidate will also have a track record of success in securing major corporate gifts and meeting fundraising goals. Requires exemplary interpersonal and communication skills and a proven ability to self-motivate and work both independently and as part of a team. Must have the capacity to travel, as needed, for solicitation and stewardship purposes and have a passion for higher education and an understanding of complex institutions. Requires an appreciation and understanding of diverse audiences and communities. To learn more about philanthropy at Penn State, please visit giveto.psu.edu. Information about the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations is available at giveto.psu.edu/cfr. This job will be filled as a level 3, or level 4, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus three years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 3. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding.

To apply for this position, please visit the Penn State Office of Human Resources employment website. You will need to reference the Job number listed next to the position.


Alumni Relations and Stewardship Officer 3/4, Penn State Hershey Medical Center (Job #54339)

As a member of Penn State's Office of University Development (OUD), you can play an integral role in one of the most respected and successful fundraising operations in the country. Penn State is one of only a dozen public institutions nationwide to complete a $2 billion fundraising campaign, and our alumni association is the largest dues-paying organization of its kind in the world. This success depends not only upon our strong institutional culture of philanthropy, but also upon the more than 300 development and alumni relations staff members whose professionalism and expertise set the standard in the field. As Penn State looks ahead to a new era in fundraising, it is seeking individuals committed to both the tradition of land-grant education and the future growth of our institution. The Associate Director, Alumni Relations will assist in cultivating, maintaining and enhancing the University’s relationship with its medical, graduate and resident alumni, and various constituents of the Medical Center. Responsibilities include working with Development colleagues to establish, implement, and manage day-to-day function of College of Medicine (COM) annual alumni giving program, and various medical center giving opportunities. Establish and direct short-range and long-range goals, objectives, policies, and operating procedures for reunion programs, activities, including Medical Alumni Weekend. Direct, in conjunction with other staff, the volunteer structure, recruitment and activities for all reunion classes, including the reunion fundraising program, while working in conjunction with the Director of Annual Giving and the Annual Fund Office at University Park. Manage, in conjunction with other staff, all other alumni programming activities including: Graduate alumni reunion, alumni receptions, alumni programs, annual awards and other alumni special events. Manage Match Day and first-year student orientation volunteer programs, including recruiting and stewarding speakers, drafting speeches, and, when necessary, coordinating events process with PSAA. Manage Career Night and other mentoring programs, including recruiting, training, and stewarding alumni volunteers. Prepare briefing documents and event materials for events and alumni programming for Dean, Associate Vice President, senior administrators, volunteers, and staff. Oversee alumni awards process. Direct and consult on communication for all medical alumni including Website, on-line community, and other electronic initiatives; oversee publications and written material for alumni, including, but not limited to, newsletters, invitations, alumni directories. Identify key alumni prospects from alumni giving program to build pipeline for assessment visits. Conduct face-to-face visits for the purpose of cultivation and solicitation of alumni and friend gifts. Conduct an established number of monthly visits with targeted alumni volunteers and other prospects. In conjunction with Director and Associate Director of Annual Giving, develop strategies and fundraising programs for generating revenue and resources for scholarships, programs, and initiatives at the College of Medicine and Medical Center. Assist in short and long-range goal-setting and planning for all alumni relations programs with a focus on the department’s dual mission of relationship building and fundraising. Travel and flexible schedule, including weekend and evening work is required. Event planning experience a plus. Candidate must be detail-oriented and able to multi-task and meet deadlines. Candidate must possess exemplary interpersonal and communications skills. Candidate must demonstrate the ability to successfully plan and achieve short-term and long-term goals and a genuine appreciation in working with diverse audiences. This job will be filled as a level 3, or level 4, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus four years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 3. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year with an excellent chance of refunding.

To apply for this position, please visit the Penn State Office of Human Resources employment website. You will need to reference the Job number listed next to the position.


Constituent Programming and Events Officer 1, Donor Relations (Job #54333)

As a member of Penn State’s Office of University Development (OUD), you can play an integral role in one of the most respected and successful fundraising operations in the country. Penn State is one of only a dozen public institutions nationwide to complete a $2 billion fundraising campaign, and our alumni association is the largest dues-paying organization of its kind in the world. This success depends not only upon our strong institutional culture of philanthropy, but also upon the more than 300 development and alumni relations staff members whose professionalism and expertise set the standard in the field. As Penn State looks ahead to a new era in fundraising, it is seeking individuals committed to both the tradition of land-grant education and the future growth of our institution. Assist with the planning and implementation of events for the Office of University Development, the Board of Trustees, the Office of the President and other related entities. Work with volunteers, committees, boards and University staff as assigned. Collaborate and work with internal and external vendors; secure bids and proposals, negotiate contracts, arrange services and other related and necessary tasks. Responsible for providing support for the events and projects assigned to include - but not limited to - preparation of materials and reports for events, attending and assisting with events, working with databases, including data entry, updates and report generation, editing and merging of correspondence and invitations, processing various forms and requests, scheduling and making travel arrangements, and providing general office support. Essential requirements: excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, attention to detail, a team player, a self-motivator and the ability to coordinate and manage several projects simultaneously while prioritizing appropriately. Strong proofreading skills and excellent telephone skills are a must. Must be comfortable working in a fast-paced, high stress environment. Requires strong proficiency with current version of the Microsoft Office suite including Word, Excel, Access, and Outlook. Experience with Advance, Lotus Notes and Integrated Business Information Systems (IBIS) Mainframe System is helpful. Familiarity with Cvent or an online registration tool is a plus. The successful candidate must possess a desire and demonstrate a genuine appreciation for working in a diverse environment and audiences. Some evenings and weekends required. Related experience is a plus. The successful candidate must possess exemplary interpersonal skills and demonstrate a genuine appreciation in working with diverse audiences. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher or an equivalent combination of education and experience. This is a fixed-term position funded for one year from date of hire with an excellent chance of refunding.

To apply for this position, please visit the Penn State Office of Human Resources employment website. You will need to reference the Job number listed next to the position.


Alumni Relations and Stewardship Officer 2/3, Donor Relations (Job #54334)

As a member of Penn State's Office of University Development (OUD), you can play an integral role in one of the most respected and successful fundraising operations in the country. Penn State is one of only a dozen public institutions nationwide to complete a $2 billion fundraising campaign, and our alumni association is the largest dues-paying organization of its kind in the world. This success depends not only upon our strong institutional culture of philanthropy, but also upon the more than 300 development and alumni relations staff members whose professionalism and expertise set the standard in the field. As Penn State looks ahead to a new era in fundraising, it is seeking individuals committed to both the tradition of land-grant education and the future growth of our institution. Reports to the Director of Donor Relations and Special Events and member of Stewardship Team. Responsible for the management of recognition strategies and presidential acknowledgement communications in support of Penn State’s Office of Development and Alumni Relations. Job duties to include: centralized liaison for Penn State university-wide recognition society memberships including Mount Nittany Society, Atherton Society (in collaboration with Gift Planning), President’s Club (in collaboration with Annual Giving). Manage counting and qualification process for MNS and Atherton Society; manage development of recognition strategies; primary liaison with all units/campuses regarding current and prospective members. Manage all new giving societies or special donor societies as determined by management. Provide recommendations for policies and procedure changes as needed. Provide centralized oversight of the initial development and qualification criteria for Penn State campus and unit cumulative giving societies. Develop and provide centralized reporting of prospective new members. Manage the presidential acknowledgement letter process and honorary/memorial giving communications. Supervise one administrative support staff member. Provide back-up support of facilities naming committee as well as general recognition signage efforts managed by the Office of Donor Relations and Special Events. Special consideration given to candidates with working knowledge of Penn State Development software systems: eSteward, AWA (data warehouse proficiency preferred), Lotus Notes Databases. Must be proficient in MS Office suite. The successful candidate must possess exemplary interpersonal skills and demonstrate a genuine appreciation in working with diverse audiences. This job will be filled as a level 2, or level 3, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus two years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 2. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs.

To apply for this position, please visit the Penn State Office of Human Resources employment website. You will need to reference the Job number listed next to the position.


Major Gifts Officer 2/3, Penn State Harrisburg (Job #40719)

Penn State’s Office of University Development is seeking a Major Gifts Officer (Assistant Director of Development). This major gifts job reports directly to the Director of Development at Penn State Harrisburg. Responsible for assisting in the development and operation of fundraising programs designed to secure major gifts for Penn State Harrisburg and the University. Will work independently but under the direction of the Director of Development to establish, implement, and evaluate plans for major gift solicitation strategies. Match Penn State Harrisburg and University strengths with prospective donor interests. Prepare, review, edit, and package formal proposals. Collate and interpret available research data pertinent to the development of relationships with potential donors. Expected to complete an average minimum of fifteen (15) monthly visits with prospects and donors. Requires a capacity to think and act strategically in the process of identification, cultivation and solicitation of major gift prospects. Must possess a passion for higher education and its benefits. Those who are well organized, self-directed and willing to travel extensively are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate must possess exemplary interpersonal skills and demonstrate a genuine appreciation in working with diverse audiences. Within your cover letter, please describe your experiences working in a collaborative or team environment. Please highlight how you worked to engage donors and build trust and touch on the types of relationships you were able to foster with donors/clients and the outcomes that resulted from your work. This job will be filled as a level 2, or level 3, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus one year of related experience for a level 2. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. This position requires that you operate a motor vehicle as part of your job duties. A valid driver's license and successful completion of a motor vehicle records check will be required in addition to standard background checks. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding.

To apply for this position, please visit the Penn State Office of Human Resources employment website. You will need to reference the Job number listed next to the position.


Major Gifts Officer 3, Penn State Hershey Medical Center (Job #52442)

As a member of Penn State’s Office of University Development (OUD), you can play an integral role in one of the most respected and successful fundraising operations in the country. Penn State is one of only a dozen public institutions nationwide to complete a $2 billion fundraising campaign, and our alumni association is the largest dues-paying organization of its kind in the world. This success depends not only upon our strong institutional culture of philanthropy, but also upon the more than 300 development and alumni relations staff members whose professionalism and expertise set the standard in the field. As Penn State looks ahead to a new era in fundraising, it is seeking individuals committed to both the tradition of land-grant education and the future growth of our institution. Responsible for individual gift prospects for select clinical departments and projects within Penn State College of Medicine. Supervise and/or coordinate all fund-raising activities for these areas. Responsibilities include developing strategies for individual prospective donors, including coordinating volunteer and physician interaction with prospects; coordinating department and division-based special events; and coordinating or preparing major gift proposals. Develop an understanding of the educational, research, clinical and financial needs and goals of Penn State College of Medicine and School of Medicine. Perform needs analysis for Department and Division Heads to which this job is assigned on an on-going basis to establish development objectives. Formulate and recommend major prospect strategies and timelines based on the needs and goals of these departments and divisions. Coordinate the participation of faculty, administration, trustees/volunteers, and other members of the Development staff in achieving campaign goals. Identify, cultivate, and solicit individual prospects in consultation with faculty and Development staff. Direct and prepare major prospect proposals, and cultivation and solicitation materials. Plan, coordinate, and direct visits and special events for prospects and donors. Prepare briefing documents for senior administrators, volunteers and faculty. Oversee stewardship activities with assigned prospects. Report regularly on all fund-raising activity through active implementation of the major gifts tracking/reporting/moves management system. Requires fund-raising experience in higher education with emphasis on major gifts from individuals and organizations. Experience in an academic medical center or a large scientific/health care research institution is preferred. Proven track record of successful major gift ($50,000+) solicitations. Knowledge or experience in planned giving is desired. Ability to function independently, yet work in a centralized development structure. Strong administrative experience and ability to establish objectives, set performance standards, and organize a successful approach to achieving fund-raising goals. Ability to travel both locally and nationally. The successful candidate must possess exemplary interpersonal skills and a genuine appreciation in working with diverse audiences. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus three years of related experience. This position requires that you operate a motor vehicle as a part of your job duties. A valid driver's license and successful completion of a motor vehicle records check will be required in addition to standard background checks.

To apply for this position, please visit the Penn State Office of Human Resources employment website. You will need to reference the Job number listed next to the position.


Gift Planning Specialist 3/4, Office of Gift Planning (Job #51824)

As a member of Penn State’s Office of University Development (OUD), you can play an integral role in one of the most respected and successful fundraising operations in the country. Penn State is one of only a dozen public institutions nationwide to complete a $2 billion fundraising campaign, and our alumni association is the largest dues-paying organization of its kind in the world. This success depends not only upon our strong institutional culture of philanthropy, but also upon the more than 300 development and alumni relations staff members whose professionalism and expertise set the standard in the field. As Penn State looks ahead to a new era in fundraising, it is seeking individuals committed to both the tradition of land-grant education and the future growth of our institution. Penn State is seeking a highly experienced candidate to fill the position of Gift Planning Officer in the Office of Gift Planning. Penn State’s Office of Gift Planning currently raises $70 million annually in planned gifts and has recently created a new Donor Advised Fund to enhance its gift options. The University is concluding a $2 billion dollar campaign. To learn more about “For the Future: The Campaign for Penn State Students”, please visit: www.giftplanning.psu.edu. The Gift Planning Officer will be responsible for establishing and implementing the strategic direction of gift planning programs with assigned liaison units and with individual prospects. Key responsibilities include building and enhancing relationships with gift planning prospects, both directly and indirectly through university fundraising colleagues, leveraging marketing, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of complex outright gifts, life-income gifts and estate gifts, and administering the gift planning program. The ideal candidate should have experience in designing and administering a collaborative, donor-centered gift planning program for an educational institution or other not-for-profit. Manage the identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of gift planning prospects in collaboration with other University staff, while personally maintaining a portfolio of prospects through face to face visits, phone, electronic and written correspondence, and attendance at events. Completion each year, in person and in collaboration with other University staff, a minimum of nine (9) gift planning solicitations ($100,000+). Design and lead regular in-house educational seminars for University staff regarding donor-centered gift planning, estate planning, IRS regulations and other technical matters. Collaborate, educate and assist University staff in the identification of donor-centered gift planning opportunities with their prospects, including opportunities to integrate their philanthropic objectives with their overall tax, estate and financial planning in a tax-efficient manner. Collaborate with principal gifts to offer the full range of giving opportunities to high net worth families and prospects, focused on family wealth planning, gifts of complex assets and multi-generational strategies to enhance the likelihood of transformational gifts. Maintain and enhance stewardship for all gift planning donors. Promote and enhance the Atherton Society using stewardship events to improve outreach. Ensure application of appropriate policies and procedures for “best practices” in gift planning. Proficiency with Microsoft Office is required and familiarity with planned gift calculation software (such as PG Calc) and donor tracking software is preferred. The ideal candidate should be highly motivated and able to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a team. The ability to organize and prioritize tasks will be a key to success. This job requires advanced interpersonal skills coupled with a genuine appreciation in working with diverse audiences. The ability to communicate effectively and concisely both verbally and in writing, particularly to explain complex tax information in simple language is highly desirable. A background in gift, estate and financial planning, as well as a strong understanding of gift planning options for complex assets, life-income gifts and estates will help the Officer work with high net worth prospects. The successful candidate must possess exemplary interpersonal skills and demonstrate a genuine appreciation in working with diverse audiences. This job will be filled as a level 3, or level 4, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus three years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 3. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. This position requires that you operate a motor vehicle as part of your job duties. A valid driver's license and successful completion of a motor vehicle records check will be required in addition to standard background checks.

To apply for this position, please visit the Penn State Office of Human Resources employment website. You will need to reference the Job number listed next to the position.


Corporate and Foundation Relations Officer 2/3 (Associate Director of Cause Marketing and Community Fundraising), Penn State Hershey Medical Center (Job #54097)

As a member of Penn State’s Office of University Development (OUD), you can play an integral role in one of the most respected and successful fundraising operations in the country. Penn State is one of only a dozen public institutions nationwide to complete a $2 billion fundraising campaign, and our alumni association is the largest dues-paying organization of its kind in the world. This success depends not only upon our strong institutional culture of philanthropy, but also upon the more than 300 development and alumni relations staff members whose professionalism and expertise set the standard in the field. As Penn State looks ahead to a new era in fundraising, it is seeking individuals committed to both the tradition of land-grant education and the future growth of our institution. The Associate Director reports to the Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Relations and is responsible for supporting, recruiting and increasing community fundraising and cause marketing partnerships in support of Penn State Hershey Medical Center. The Associate Director will provide support to associations, schools, corporations, groups and organizations that fundraise for the institution, including fundraising efforts led by internal departments and the hospital auxiliary. In addition, this individual is responsible to identify prospective new community partners and sponsors. Responsibilities include working collaboratively with members of Penn State Hershey Office of University Development and Alumni Relations to support, cultivate, and steward current community donor and cause marketing partners; professionally represent Penn State Hershey to community and corporate partners; establish and maintain effective connections with community resources such as service clubs, schools, professional groups, and community organizations; provide development support and expertise to community groups, schools, service clubs involved with community fundraising events on behalf of Penn State Hershey; develop, implement and monitor strategies for the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of community and corporate partners; effectively communicate resources available from the Development office to support community efforts and provide support as appropriate; develop and implement potential fundraising initiatives that community groups, corporations and organizations can utilize to support the mission of Penn State Hershey Medical Center and College of Medicine; oversee implementation of community and internal fundraising guides; secure corporate sponsorships for Penn State Hershey Development events; staff special events as necessary; provide support to the Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Affairs and other staff as needed; and perform other duties as assigned. Fundraising initiatives this job could support, but are not limited to, include employee-based fundraising initiatives within organizations, corporations, schools and associations, community walks, golf tournaments, galas, and grateful patient initiated fundraising initiatives. Strong organizational and communication skills required; excellent interpersonal skills; ability to work on several projects simultaneously and meet deadlines; excellent written and verbal skills and attention to detail; must be reliable, resourceful, energetic and a team player. The successful candidate must possess exemplary interpersonal skills and demonstrate a genuine appreciation in working with diverse audiences. The position requires travel and some evening and weekend work. This position requires that you operate a motor vehicle as part of your job duties. A valid driver's license and successful completion of a motor vehicle records check will be required in addition to standard background checks. This job will be filled as a level 2, or level 3, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree plus two years of work related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 2. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with good possibility of re-funding.

To apply for this position, please visit the Penn State Office of Human Resources employment website. You will need to reference the Job number listed next to the position.


Research and Prospect Tracking Specialist 3, Office of Research and Analytics (Job #54098)

As a member of Penn State’s Office of University Development (OUD), you can play an integral role in one of the most respected and successful fundraising operations in the country. Penn State is one of only a dozen public institutions nationwide to complete a $2 billion fundraising campaign, and our alumni association is the largest dues-paying organization of its kind in the world. This success depends not only upon our strong institutional culture of philanthropy, but also upon the more than 300 development and alumni relations staff members whose professionalism and expertise set the standard in the field. As Penn State looks ahead to a new era in fundraising, it is seeking individuals committed to both the tradition of land-grant education and the future growth of our institution. Compile and analyze detailed financial, biographical and other publicly available information on individuals and organizations to determine prospects’ relationship with the University, their philanthropic interests, and potential giving capacity. Perform data mining and analysis tasks using a data warehouse, Microsoft Access and Excel to identify and analyze large datasets. Serve as liaison with Directors of Development and their units on identifying prospective donors, providing relevant information relating to their prospects or areas of interest, training fundraising staff on systems and software that support their fundraising efforts and assisting in the goal setting process. Essential qualifications include: high ethical standards in the handling of confidential information; ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines; excellent writing skills; proven experience using the Internet as a research tool; and expertise in interpreting, analyzing, and summarizing information. Comfort in using and exploring new technologies is essential. Experience using Microsoft Access or other relational database management tools, as well as Data Warehouse experience is preferred. Also, experience with GIS/ARCView/MapPoint or other mapping software is a plus. The successful candidate must possess exemplary interpersonal skills, have the ability to work well in a team setting, be a proven self-starter and demonstrate a genuine appreciation in working with diverse audiences. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree plus four years of work related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. This is a fixed term position funded for one year from date of hire with an excellent chance of refunding.

To apply for this position, please visit the Penn State Office of Human Resources employment website. You will need to reference the Job number listed next to the position.


Network Systems Specialist 3/4, Information Systems (Job #53986)

This position is responsible to the Manager of Networking Services group within Development and Alumni Relations, Information Systems. This individual should have an in-depth understanding of Microsoft Operating systems. The successful candidate will be responsible for diagnosing, and correcting network troubles and performance issues; ensuring proper operation of new network services at multiple buildings. Maintain current and correct documentation. Install, configure and maintain network hardware and associated software. Interface with vendors to resolve hardware and software problems. Interface with University organizations to resolve service related issues. Develop and implement plans, schedules and requirements for the deployment of systems. Provide technical guidance to other staff. Network hardware responsibilities include, but are not limited to, firewalls, switches, and servers. The position should have a good understanding of PCI compliance. The position will have involvement with various software components for network monitoring including ensuring proper use of, administration, customization and performance. The position will be involved in maintaining networks for various Alumni/Development applications including Exchange, SQL, Lotus Notes, Oracle, Business Objects and DocFinity Imaging. Support for these environments will require an understanding and involvement with the following: project management, system documentation, change management, capacity planning, network performance, network tuning, disaster recovery, network security and administration. The position will be responsible for the troubleshooting, and maintenance of network firewalls, switches, network equipment and VPN tunnels. Daily activities include, but are not limited to, working with internal customers on service requests, registering DNS changes, maintaining firewall rules, configuring switches for necessary new equipment, and maintaining network security and PCI compliance monitoring. Must be detail oriented, well organized, self-starter with the ability to work with diverse teams in a fast paced, dynamic environment. Requires the ability to manage multiple projects concurrently. Must have strong communication and customer relation skills. Industry standard network certifications preferred. Requires ability to lift up to 50 pounds with or without accommodation. This job requires on-call work and work outside business hours. This job will be filled as a level 3, or level 4, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree plus four years of work related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 3. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding.

To apply for this position, please visit the Penn State Office of Human Resources employment website. You will need to reference the Job number listed next to the position.


Major Gifts Officer 2/3 (Assistant/Associate Director of Development), Smeal College of Business (Job #53882)

As a member of Penn State’s Office of University Development (OUD), you can play an integral role in one of the most respected and successful fundraising operations in the country. Penn State is one of only a dozen public institutions nationwide to complete a $2 billion fundraising campaign, and our alumni association is the largest dues-paying organization of its kind in the world. This success depends not only upon our strong institutional culture of philanthropy, but also upon the more than 300 development and alumni relations staff members whose professionalism and expertise set the standard in the field. As Penn State looks ahead to a new era in fundraising, it is seeking individuals committed to both the tradition of land-grant education and the future growth of our institution. Reporting directly to the Director of Development for the Smeal College of Business, Penn State’s Office of University Development is seeking a Major Gifts Officer (Assistant/Associate Director of Development). The individual will assist in the execution of fundraising programs designed to secure major gifts to the Smeal College of Business and the University. Assisting and/or advising University Development staff and others in the process of identification, cultivation, and solicitation of major gift prospects, the individual will also work closely with the Director of Development in the Smeal College of Business to establish, implement, and evaluate plans for major gift solicitation strategies to match Smeal and University strengths with prospective donor interests. Knowledge of planned giving and demonstrated success in this area is preferred. The individual will be expected to prepare, review, edit, and package formal proposals. In addition, the individual will collate and interpret available research data pertinent to the development of relationships with potential donors. The individual will be expected to maintain effective relationships with peers, donors, and others in a diverse environments; to be able to interpret information, ideas and instructions; and to be able to understand and communicate clearly and articulately both verbally and in writing. Expected to complete an average minimum of 18 or 15 monthly visits with prospects and donors. Extensive travel, along with evening, and weekend work is required. The job requires flexibility, tact, confidence, and strong instincts for protocol and etiquette. The successful candidate must possess exemplary interpersonal skills and demonstrate a genuine appreciation in working with diverse audiences. This position requires that you operate a motor vehicle as a part of your job duties. A valid driver's license and successful completion of a motor vehicle records check will be required in addition to standard background checks. This job will be filled as a level 2, or level 3, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree plus one year of work related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 2. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs.

To apply for this position, please visit the Penn State Office of Human Resources employment website. You will need to reference the Job number listed next to the position.


Major Gifts Officer 2/3 (Assistant/Associate Director of Development), Penn State Erie (Job #53701)

As a member of Penn State’s Office of University Development (OUD), you can play an integral role in one of the most respected and successful fundraising operations in the country. Penn State is one of only a dozen public institutions nationwide to complete a $2 billion fundraising campaign, and our alumni association is the largest dues-paying organization of its kind in the world. This success depends not only upon our strong institutional culture of philanthropy, but also upon the more than 300 development and alumni relations staff members whose professionalism and expertise set the standard in the field. As Penn State looks ahead to a new era in fundraising, it is seeking individuals committed to both the tradition of land-grant education and the future growth of our institution. Reporting directly to the Director of Development and Alumni Relations, for Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, Penn State’s Office of University Development is seeking a Major Gifts Officer (Associate/Assistant Director of Development). The individual will assist in the execution of fundraising programs designed to secure major gifts to the Penn State Erie campus, the Behrend College, and the University. Assisting and/or advising University Development staff and others in the process of identification, cultivation, and solicitation of major gift prospects, the individual will also work closely with the Director of Development and Alumni Relations, and the Behrend college to establish, implement, and evaluate plans for major gift solicitation strategies to match Penn State Erie and University strengths with prospective donor interests. Knowledge of planned giving and demonstrated success in this area is preferred. The individual will be expected to prepare, review, edit, and package formal proposals. In addition, the individual will collate and interpret available research data pertinent to the development of relationships with potential donors. The individual will be expected to maintain effective relationships with peers, donors, and others in a diverse environments; to be able to interpret information, ideas and instructions; and to be able to understand and communicate clearly and articulately both verbally and in writing. Expected to complete an average minimum of 18 or 15 monthly visits with prospects and donors. Extensive travel, along with evening, and weekend work is required. The job requires flexibility, tact, confidence, and strong instincts for protocol and etiquette. The successful candidate must possess exemplary interpersonal skills and demonstrate a genuine appreciation in working with diverse audiences. A valid driver's license and successful completion of a motor vehicle records check will be required in addition to standard background checks. This job will be filled as a level 2, or level 3, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree plus one year of work related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 2. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs.

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Alumni Relations and Stewardship Officer 2/3 (Associate Director of Donor Relations), Penn State Hershey Medical Center (Job #53637)

As a member of Penn State’s Office of University Development (OUD), you can play an integral role in one of the most respected and successful fundraising operations in the country. Penn State is one of only a dozen public institutions nationwide to complete a $2 billion fundraising campaign, and our alumni association is the largest dues-paying organization of its kind in the world. This success depends not only upon our strong institutional culture of philanthropy, but also upon the more than 300 development and alumni relations staff members whose professionalism and expertise set the standard in the field. As Penn State looks ahead to a new era in fundraising, it is seeking individuals committed to both the tradition of land-grant education and the future growth of our institution. Under the direction of the Director of Donor Communications, Office of University Development and Alumni Relations at Penn State Hershey Medical Center and Penn State College of Medicine, the Donor Relations Specialist/Associate Director of Donor Relations will establish, implement, and manage a comprehensive stewardship and donor recognition program that will outlast change. Job responsibilities: Work with University Park colleagues to maintain automated gift acknowledgment process using eSteward; review and update general acknowledgment templates for all gift types and levels on a semi-annual basis. In conjunction with Director of Donor Communications and other colleagues, develop plan, templates, and schedule for stewardship actions, including (1) accurate and timely impact reports for endowment donors, key organization and corporate partners, and donors who have made high level, multi-year pledges; (2) special donor recognition events; and (3) individual stewardship plans for top donors (identified in collaboration with MGOs and prospect management staff). Identify and establish process that triggers and tracks stewardship actions, and work with major giving officers, annual giving staff, and other development colleagues to ensure actions are completed according to schedule; conduct research for stewardship reports and coordinate their production and distribution (in collaboration with Director of Donor Communications and Donor Communications Specialist). Maintain plan for all physical donor recognition, including donor walls (permanent and ongoing) and named spaces at Hershey; serve as the liaison with University Park’s Facilities Naming Committee to secure approval to discuss and name rooms and facilities; work with Hershey’s Office of Facilities, Sign Shop, and/or outside vendors to coordinate fabrication and installation of donor recognition signage and/or donor wall plaques; maintain matrix of spaces available and approved for naming. Become highly knowledgeable in pulling reports and other data needed from eSteward; work with colleagues to identify and have data pulled from the Advance System (AWA) as needed; assist in training colleagues within department to access information from various database systems. In conjunction with the directors of Donor Communications and Operations, and assigned major gift staff, educate budget directors and department chairs at the Medical Center and College of Medicine regarding available endowment funds; ensure appropriate and timely spending of all endowments according to guidelines; assist in training Development colleagues and other departments across the Medical Center and College of Medicine to use eSteward for tracking and reporting spending. Serve as Penn State Hershey Office of Development and Alumni Relations’ resource for Lotus Notes and eSteward inquiries. Maintain list of endowments and update stewardship contact information as necessary; serve as liaison to the Office of Gift Planning (University Park) on processing new endowment guidelines and/or revisions. Develop and maintain project management plans and templates that identify project status, delivery dates, required components for the project, who does what, when, built in checkpoints for status updates, etc. Regularly benchmark against peer institutions to identify best practices for donor relations. Assist with special events throughout the year. Perform other duties as assigned. Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, prioritize workload, and meet aggressive deadlines is essential. Possess a proven track record of superior oral and written communication skills, exemplary interpersonal skills and demonstrate a genuine appreciation in working with diverse audiences. Requires strong proficiency with Microsoft Office 2007 including Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint. Ability to solve problems, anticipate challenges and offer potential solutions to challenges. Ability to function effectively in a complex organizational environment demanding high energy level, discretion, patience, enthusiasm, and a sense of humor. Ability to maintain strict confidentiality when dealing with sensitive or confidential information. Must be willing to travel and work evenings and weekends as needed. This job will be filled as a level 2, or level 3, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree plus two years of work related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 2. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs.

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Coordinator of Athletic Facilities 3, Intercollegiate Athletics (Job #53159)

As a member of Penn State’s Office of University Development (OUD), you can play an integral role in one of the most respected and successful fundraising operations in the country. Penn State is one of only a dozen public institutions nationwide to complete a $2 billion fundraising campaign, and our alumni association is the largest dues-paying organization of its kind in the world. This success depends not only upon our strong institutional culture of philanthropy, but also upon the more than 300 development and alumni relations staff members whose professionalism and expertise set the standard in the field. As Penn State looks ahead to a new era in fundraising, it is seeking individuals committed to both the tradition of land-grant education and the future growth of our institution. Penn State Intercollegiate Athletics is seeking a Coordinator of Athletic Facilities: to assist in the day to day operation, preparation, sales and fulfillment of activities in the Mount Nittany Club Seats and the Roar Suites, as well as coordinate non-game day activities and special events in the facilities. The qualified applicant will also assist in responding to ongoing inquires by interested parties seeking to hold private gatherings as well as participate in tours of the facility. Other responsibilities for this position include: observing the condition of the facility, noting and addressing deficiencies in maintenance, custodial services and systems; serve as the customer service representative of highly valued suite holders, club suite holders and other guests; develop marking and sales strategies; coordinate overall site safety of the facility. Must have the ability to work long hours and on the weekends. Typically requires an Associate's degree or higher plus three years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. The successful candidate must possess exemplary interpersonal skills and demonstrate a genuine appreciation in working with diverse audiences.

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Gift Planning Specialist 5 (Director of Gift Planning), Office of Gift Planning (Job #53586)

As a member of Penn State’s Office of University Development (OUD), you can play an integral role in one of the most respected and successful fundraising operations in the country. Penn State is one of only a dozen public institutions nationwide to complete a $2 billion fundraising campaign, and our alumni association is the largest dues-paying organization of its kind in the world. This success depends not only upon our strong institutional culture of philanthropy, but also upon the more than 300 development and alumni relations staff members whose professionalism and expertise set the standard in the field. As Penn State looks ahead to a new era in fundraising, it is seeking individuals committed to both the tradition of land-grant education and the future growth of our institution. The Director of Gift Planning will play a key role in leading the day-to-day operations of a professional team that secures $70 million each year in planned gifts and helps Penn State donors to achieve their financial and philanthropic goals. Serving as a key leader on the Gift Planning team, this position supervises three assistant directors and oversees other administrative staff and activities. The Director will also be expected to create, guide, and implement gift planning strategies for individual prospects and assigned units across the University; manage a personal portfolio of prospects not to exceed 75 relationships and complete, in collaboration with other University staff, a minimum of nine gift planning solicitations at the $100,000+ level each year; lead in-house educational seminars on gift planning topics for fundraising staff; promote and enhance the Atherton Society, Penn State’s recognition society for gift planning donors, and other stewardship activities; and work with the Office of Development Communications to create and execute a marketing plan that educates prospects about gift planning opportunities and benefits. The ideal candidate will have experience in designing and administering a collaborative, donor-centered gift planning program for an educational institution or other not-for-profit. The Director of Gift Planning must be able to communicate complex information to a wide range of prospects and staff members and possess a deep and accurate understanding of estate and family wealth planning, IRS and other tax regulations, management of complex assets, life-income giving opportunities, and other relevant issues. The position demands excellent interpersonal and communication skills, an appreciation for working with diverse audiences, and the ability to self-motivate and work both independently and collaboratively. Operation of a motor vehicle as part of the position’s duties is required, as is a valid driver’s license and successful completion of a motor vehicle records check in addition to standard background checks. A proficiency in Microsoft Office; familiarity with planned gift calculation software (such as PG Calc), planned giving marketing programs and donor tracking software is preferred. To learn more about the Office of Gift Planning and how it serves Penn State and Penn State supporters, please visit www.giftplanning.psu.edu. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree plus six years of work related experience.

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Major Gifts Officer 2/3, Intercollegiate Athletics (Job #53551)

As a member of Penn State’s Office of University Development (OUD), you can play an integral role in one of the most respected and successful fundraising operations in the country. Penn State is one of only a dozen public institutions nationwide to complete a $2 billion fundraising campaign, and our alumni association is the largest dues-paying organization of its kind in the world. This success depends not only upon our strong institutional culture of philanthropy, but also upon the more than 300 development and alumni relations staff members whose professionalism and expertise set the standard in the field. As Penn State looks ahead to a new era in fundraising, it is seeking individuals committed to both the tradition of land-grant education and the future growth of our institution. Penn State’s Office of University Development is seeking a Major Gifts Officer (Associate/Assistant Director of Development). Report directly to the Director of Major Gifts in Penn State’s Intercollegiate Athletics fundraising office. Will assist in the execution of fundraising programs designed to secure major gifts to Intercollegiate Athletics and the University. Assist and/or advise University Development staff and others in the process of identification, cultivation, and solicitation of major gift prospects. Work closely with the Director of Major Gifts for the Nittany Lion Club to establish, implement, and evaluate plans for major gift solicitation strategies. Match Intercollegiate Athletics and University strengths with prospective donor interests. Prepare, review, edit, and package formal proposals. Collate and interpret available research data pertinent to the development of relationships with potential donors. Expected to complete an average minimum of 15 or 18 visits with prospects or donors each month, depending upon the level filled. Extensive travel, along with evening, and weekend work is required. The job requires flexibility, tact, confidence, and strong instincts for protocol and etiquette. The successful candidate must possess exemplary interpersonal skills and demonstrate a genuine appreciation in working with diverse audiences. A valid driver's license and successful completion of a motor vehicle records check will be required in addition to standard background checks. This job will be filled as a level 2, or level 3, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree plus one year of work related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 2. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs.

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Advancement & Giving Specialist 5 (Director of Campus Development), Penn State Great Valley (Job #53379)

As a member of Penn State’s Office of University Development (OUD), you can play an integral role in one of the most respected and successful fundraising operations in the country. Penn State is one of only a dozen public institutions nationwide to complete a $2 billion fundraising campaign, and our alumni association is the largest dues-paying organization of its kind in the world. This success depends not only upon our strong institutional culture of philanthropy, but also upon the more than 300 development and alumni relations staff members whose professionalism and expertise set the standard in the field. As Penn State looks ahead to a new era in fundraising, it is seeking individuals committed to both the tradition of land-grant education and the future growth of our institution. Penn State’s Office of University Development is seeking a director of campus development for Penn State Great Valley. This job reports directly to the executive director of development at Penn State University Park and has a close working relationship with the chancellor of Penn State Great Valley. The Director will provide leadership and direction to all aspects of the advancement and development programs at the Penn State Great Valley campus. The Director is responsible for developing annual goal setting and fundraising plans and directing related activities in support of these goals and objectives. The Director is expected to solicit ten annual leadership gifts at a $2,500+ level each month and will work to secure major gifts ($100,000+) and lead the campus’ efforts to successfully identify, cultivate and solicit alumni and other donors in support of Penn State Great Valley’s fundraising goals. It is expected that the director will work collaboratively with the chancellor of the Great Valley campus, development committee volunteers, campus advisory board and central University Development staff to ensure fundraising success. The Director will work to engage department heads and faculty and cultivate loyalty to the University and the campus. The Director is expected to complete a total of fifteen (15) monthly visits (minimum) with prospects and donors and is responsible for managing the development budget for Penn State Great Valley. Prior development and campaign experience is preferred. Travel is required. The successful candidate must possess exemplary interpersonal skills and demonstrate a genuine appreciation for working with diverse audiences. This position requires the Director to operate a motor vehicle as part of their job duties. A valid driver's license and successful completion of a motor vehicle records check will be required in addition to standard background checks. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree plus five years of work related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. This is a fixed-term position funded for one year from date of hire with an excellent chance of refunding.

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Major Gifts Officer 5, Penn State School of Law and the School of International Affairs (Job #52071)

As a member of Penn State’s Office of University Development (OUD), you can play an integral role in one of the most respected and successful fundraising operations in the country. Penn State is one of only a dozen public institutions nationwide to complete a $2 billion fundraising campaign, and our alumni association is the largest dues-paying organization of its kind in the world. This success depends not only upon our strong institutional culture of philanthropy, but also upon the more than 300 development and alumni relations staff members whose professionalism and expertise set the standard in the field. As Penn State looks ahead to a new era in fundraising, it is seeking individuals committed to both the tradition of land-grant education and the future growth of our institution. Penn State’s Office of University Development is seeking a Major Gifts Officer (Director of Development) for the Penn State School of Law and the School of International Affairs. This senior major gifts job, located at the University Park campus, reports directly to the Executive Director of University Development for College Fundraising and also has a close working relationship with the Dean of the Penn State School of Law. Responsible for the oversight and management of the fundraising efforts for Penn State Law alumni and the School of International Affairs. This person will provide professional guidance and leadership in identifying and executing strategies that are most likely to be achieved through private philanthropy. Responsible for developing annual goal setting and fundraising plans and directing related activities in support of these goals and objectives. Personally manage a portfolio of major gift prospects and lead the staff to identify, cultivate and solicit alumni and other donors in support of the Penn State School of Law’s fundraising goals. Work collaboratively with the Dean of the Penn State School of Law, development committee volunteers, and central University Development staff to ensure fundraising success. Work to engage faculty in the fundraising enterprise. Manage and guide the existing staff to work collaboratively across the Penn State School of Law and the University to achieve maximum fundraising productivity. Recruit, train and manage a volunteer development committee. Expected to complete an average minimum of eleven (11) monthly visits with prospects and donors. Responsible for proposing and managing the development budget for the Penn State School of Law. Extensive travel is required. The successful candidate must possess exemplary interpersonal skills and demonstrate a genuine appreciation in working with diverse audiences. A valid driver's license and successful completion of a motor vehicle records check will be required in addition to standard background checks. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree plus seven years of work related experience.

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Advancement and Giving Specialist 5 (Director of Campus Development), Penn State Brandywine (Job #51685)

As a member of Penn State’s Office of University Development (OUD), you can play an integral role in one of the most respected and successful fundraising operations in the country. Penn State is one of only a dozen public institutions nationwide to complete a $2 billion fundraising campaign, and our alumni association is the largest dues-paying organization of its kind in the world. This success depends not only upon our strong institutional culture of philanthropy, but also upon the more than 300 development and alumni relations staff members whose professionalism and expertise set the standard in the field. As Penn State looks ahead to a new era in fundraising, it is seeking individuals committed to both the tradition of land-grant education and the future growth of our institution. Penn State’s Office of University Development is seeking a director of campus development for Penn State Brandywine. This job reports directly to the executive director of development at Penn State University Park and has a close working relationship with the chancellor of Penn State Brandywine. The Director will provide leadership and direction to all aspects of the advancement and development programs at the Penn State Brandywine campus. The Director is responsible for developing annual goal setting and fundraising plans and directing related activities in support of these goals and objectives. The Director is expected to solicit ten annual leadership gifts at a $2,500+ level each month and will work to secure major gifts ($100,000+) and lead the campus’ efforts to successfully identify, cultivate and solicit alumni and other donors in support of Penn State Brandywine’s fundraising goals. It is expected that the Director will work collaboratively with the chancellor of the Brandywine campus, development committee volunteers, campus advisory board and central University Development staff to ensure fundraising success. The Director will work to engage department heads and faculty and cultivate loyalty to the University and the campus. The Director is expected to complete a total of fifteen (15) monthly visits (minimum) with prospects and donors and is responsible for managing the development budget for Penn State Brandywine. Prior development and campaign experience is preferred. Travel is required. The successful candidate must possess exemplary interpersonal skills and demonstrate a genuine appreciation for working with diverse audiences. This position requires the director to operate a motor vehicle as part of their job responsibilities and a valid driver's license and successful completion of a motor vehicle records check will be required in addition to standard background checks. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree plus five years of work related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

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Corporate and Foundation Relations Officer 5, Penn State Hershey Medical Center (Job #40790)

Penn State Hershey Medical Center and Penn State College of Medicine is seeking a Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations. This job reports directly to the Executive Director for Development. The successful candidate will manage the fundraising efforts for corporations and foundations with an interest in medical research, patient care, medical education and community health education; provide professional guidance in identifying and executing strategies that are most likely to be achieved through corporate philanthropy and foundation giving; manage a portfolio of gift prospects; and lead the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of companies and foundations in support of the Medical Center/College of Medicine’s fundraising goals. The Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations works collaboratively with hospital administrative, academic leadership, volunteers and University Development staff to ensure fundraising success. The candidate also serves as primary liaison to Penn State’s Corporate and Foundation Relations Office. This position may supervise assigned staff. Travel is required. The successful candidate must possess exemplary interpersonal skills, have the ability to work well in a team setting, be a proven self-starter, and demonstrate a genuine appreciation for working with diverse audiences. This position requires that you operate a motor vehicle as part of your job duties. A valid driver’s license and successful completion of a motor vehicle records check will be required in addition to standard background checks.

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Major Gifts Officer 4 (Director of Major Gifts), Penn State Hershey Medical Center (Job #39668)

Penn State’s Office of University Development is seeking a Director of Major Gifts for Penn State Hershey Medical Center and Penn State College of Medicine. Penn State is in the public phase of a $2 billion plus capital campaign. Penn State Hershey Medical Center’s goal of $300 million will play an integral role in the University’s successful completion of this campaign. The Director of Major Gifts reports directly to the Executive Director of Development and also has a close working relationship with the Associate Vice President of Development, Chief Executive Officer and Dean, and department chairs. The successful candidate will focus on prospects with gift capacities of $50,000 or greater and will need to think strategically to help plan and implement major gift fundraising efforts in order to identify, cultivate, and solicit alumni, grateful patients, friends, faculty and staff, and other key constituents. In consultation with the Executive Director of Development, the Director of Major Gifts will work on gift strategy, proposal development, prospect/donor visitation and related follow-up. The Director is expected to complete a minimum of fifteen (15) monthly visits with prospects and donors. The Director of Major Gifts plans, implements and is accountable for the major gifts fundraising program; develops proposals and coordinates fundraising efforts to eliminate duplication of efforts; manages major gifts team to meet fundraising goals; supervises prospect manager and researcher to help identify potential benefactors; provides leadership, mentoring and evaluation of the major gifts team. The candidate must possess exemplary interpersonal skills and demonstrate a genuine appreciation in working with diverse audiences. Familiarity with academic medical centers or large scientific/health care research institutions and supervisory experience is desirable. This position requires that you operate a motor vehicle as part of your job duties. A valid driver’s license and successful completion of a motor vehicle records check will be required in addition to standard background checks. Typically requires a Bachelor’s degree plus five years of work related experience. Within your cover letter, please describe your experiences working in a collaborative or team environment. Please highlight how you worked to engage donors and build trust and touch on the types of relationships you were able to foster with donors/clients and the outcomes that resulted from your work.

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Research & Prospect Tracking Specialist 4, Penn State Hershey Medical Center (Job #39663)

The Research & Prospect Tracking Specialist compiles and analyzes detailed financial, biographical and other publicly available information on individuals and organizations to determine prospects’ relationship with the University, their philanthropic interests, and potential giving capacity. Performs data mining and analysis tasks using a data warehouse and Microsoft Access and Excel to identify and analyze large datasets. Serve as liaison with Directors of Development and their units on identifying prospective donors and making assignments, providing relevant information relating to their prospects or areas of interest, training fundraising staff on systems and software that support their fundraising efforts and assisting in the goal setting process. Essential qualifications include: high ethical standards in the handling of confidential information; ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines; excellent writing skills; proven experience using the Internet as a research tool; and expertise in interpreting, analyzing, and summarizing information. Comfort in using and exploring new technologies is essential. Experience using Microsoft Access or other relational database management tools as well as data warehouse experience is preferred. The successful candidate must possess exemplary interpersonal skills, have the ability to work well in a team setting, be a proven self-starter and demonstrate a genuine appreciation in working with diverse audiences. Typically requires a Bachelor’s degree plus six years of work related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. This is a fixed-term position funded for one year from date of hire with a good chance of refunding.

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