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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 August 29th, 2014.

Current Openings

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.

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 #53345)

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 (Assistant/Associate Director) for the Smeal College of Business. This job reports directly to the Senior Director of Development for the Smeal College of Business and also has a close working relationship with the Dean and Department Heads of the College. The successful candidate will focus on prospects with gift capacities of $100,000 or greater. The successful candidate will need to think strategically to help plan and implement major gift fundraising efforts on behalf of the Smeal College of Business in order to identify, cultivate, and solicit alumni and other key constituents. In consultation with the Senior Director of Development and the Office of University Development, this Major Gifts Officer will work on: gift strategy, proposal development, prospect/donor visitation and related follow-up. Expected to complete an average minimum of fifteen (15) monthly visits with prospects and donors. May supervise assigned staff. 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. 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.


Multimedia Specialist 3 (Web and Media Designer), Development Communications (Job #53324)

As a member of Penn State’s Office of Development Communications, 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. Through consistent and compelling messages across traditional and digital media, our team partners with other units within the Office of University Development (OUD) and across the University to build a culture of philanthropy and secure support from the larger Penn State community. Our Multimedia Specialist is responsible for OUD’s digital presence through the design, development, and maintenance of both our external (giveto.psu.edu) and intranet sites; content editing and some content generation for these sites, as well as their enhancement through the use of analytics, accessibility guidelines, and search engine optimization; and design and distribution of electronic newsletters, event invitations, and email templates. This position’s duties also include production and editing of graphics, images, and video for digital and print media, and it supports the work of our Creative Director through assistance with design projects. The Multimedia Specialist must be a flexible, self-directed professional and innovator who can implement the OUD brand across a broad range of media and communicate and collaborate with stakeholders along a spectrum of technical knowledge and understanding, including Development Communications teammates, outside vendors, and fundraising staff. The position requires a comprehensive range of print and digital media experience, including graphic design, photography and videography, print pre-production, and implementation of digital designs across a wide range of platforms. Preference will be given to candidates with a thorough working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, Dreamweaver, HTML, and iModules (or other content management software). The capacity to learn new programs and technologies quickly and on the job is essential, as is a commitment to the standards and values of higher education. The successful candidate must possess exemplary interpersonal skills 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.

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.


IT Consultant 4, Office of Information Systems (Job #52576)

The Division of Development and Alumni Relations (DDAR), Office of Information Systems, is seeking an IT Consultant to manage its customer support operation. Duties include desktop support, application support, and network and server administration. This position supports email, networks in multiple buildings, file servers, and imaging servers for its customers. The network consists of Windows and Mac systems at multiple locations within the University Park campus. This position will be responsible for supporting 350 desktops, as well as laptops and mobile devices at six building locations. In addition, our applications support 600 users across all Penn State locations. As Support Desk Manager, this position will be responsible for assigning, prioritizing, and solving user problems and implementing new technology initiatives. He or she will also support customers in planning and implementing computer upgrades and adopting new services. The successful candidate will collaborate with colleagues within Development and Alumni Relations and participate on committees as appropriate. He or she will supervise the support desk staff of three IT Consultants and will be a member of the Executive Director’s senior staff. The position will support both the Network Manager and Advance Project leader in planning, design, management, roll out and operation of applications. The office currently supports multiple servers for Development and Alumni Relations and associated software development activities. Customer support experience is required, preferably with the use of a ticketing system. The successful candidate will possess excellent customer service, communication, problem solving and interpersonal skills, and demonstrate a genuine appreciation in working with diverse audiences. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree plus eight years of work related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and 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.


Major Gifts Officer 3, Penn State Hershey Medical Center (Job #52440)

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. 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. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree plus three 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.


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. 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. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree plus three 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.


Advancement and Giving Specialist 2/3, President's Club (Job #52324)

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 President’s Club Development Officers strategically assists the Office of University Development in its efforts to encourage and increase participation in the President’s Club gift recognition society (minimum annual gift of $2,500 required). The Assistant/Associate Director has primary responsibility for face-to-face solicitation of current and potential President’s Club members. This individual will establish, implement, and evaluate plans to solicit philanthropic support from alumni, parents and others who may have the potential to make annual gifts. Conduct discovery visits to assess, cultivate, and solicit a portfolio of leadership annual giving prospects for gifts between $1,500 to $10,000 annually. Make a minimum of 250 solicitations in person or via phone per fiscal year and at least 20 visits per month. Prepare, review and package proposal, solicitation, and cultivation materials. Prepare correspondence to prospects and all contact reporting in a professional and timely manner. Effectively communicate the mission of The Pennsylvania State University and promote a comprehensive understanding of the philanthropic priorities of the University. Refer President’s Club donors who have potential to make a major gift to the appropriate college, campus or academic unit. Work in coordination with the Associate Vice President for Development to create annual solicitation goals and metrics to ensure effective and inclusive solicitation strategies, including coordinating efforts with the Office of Annual Giving when appropriate. Extensive travel is required. Work experience with personal solicitations, phone/mail campaigns, or other non-profit organizations is preferred. 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. 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 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. 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 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.

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, College of Education (Job #51948)

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 the College of Education, 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 College of Education 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 work closely with the Director of Development and Alumni Relations, for the College of Education, to establish, implement, and evaluate plans for major gift solicitation strategies to match College of Education 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 fifteen (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.

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 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 3, or level 4, depending upon the successful candidate’s competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires a Bachelor’s degree plus three 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.

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.


Advancement and Giving Specialist 5 (Director of Campus Development), Penn State Greater Allegheny (Job #51712)

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 Greater Allegheny, a campus located in Western Pennsylvania 15 miles south of Pittsburgh. 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 the campus. The Director will provide leadership and direction to all aspects of the advancement and development programs at the Penn State Greater Allegheny 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 Greater Allegheny’s fundraising goals. It is expected that the Director will work collaboratively with the chancellor of the Greater Allegheny 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 Greater Allegheny. 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 job requires you to 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, or an equivalent combination of education and 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.


Advancement and Giving Specialist 5 (Director of Campus Development), Penn State Lehigh Valley (Job #51688)

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 Lehigh 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 Lehigh Valley. The Director will provide leadership and direction to all aspects of the advancement and development programs at the Penn State Lehigh 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 Lehigh Valley’s fundraising goals. It is expected that the director will work collaboratively with the chancellor of the Lehigh 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 Lehigh 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. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus five years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 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.

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.


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.

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 5, Parent Philanthropy (Job #51541)

Penn State’s Office of University Development (OUD) is seeking a Director of Development (DoD) for Parent Philanthropy at the University Park Campus. This is a new position and will report to the Executive Director of Campus and Unit Fundraising. The Director of Development (DoD) for Parent Philanthropy will facilitate the management and oversight of cultivation and solicitation of all major ($100K) gifts from parents of students. The DoD will work synergistically with two major functional areas, OUD and the Director of the Parents Program in concert with the colleges, campuses and other administrative and academic units of the University for the purpose of advancing the University’s mission of teaching, research and outreach. The DoD will be expected to contribute to overall OUD and University fundraising goals by being a collaborative, collegial and thoughtful team member and leader within OUD and in working collaboratively with partners across the University. He/she will have the ability to execute strategies at the college and unit level. The successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to work productively with colleagues, volunteers and University leadership. Diplomacy, tact and outstanding communications and interpersonal skills, along with unquestioned integrity are necessary for the Director. The successful candidate will travel regionally and nationally to conduct gift solicitations and manage parent, donor and development events as assigned. The DoD will be responsible for facilitating a staff and parent volunteer fundraising committee. The successful candidate will also be charged with being the central clearing house for all parent prospects by determining an initial assignment of non-alum parent prospects. The selected DoD will also develop fundraising priority projects for parents in conjunction with University and OUD leadership. 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. Important to this is demonstrated experience and success in an institution of considerable organizational complexity. Having previous experience working in parent fundraising programs and working in an educational institution is helpful. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree plus seven years of work related 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.


OUD Manager 5 (Executive Director of Development - College Fundraising) (Job #51486)

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 an Executive Director of University Development. This is a new position which will work closely with Office of University Development’s (OUD) senior fundraising staff to assist with and help establish, implement and guide the major gift fundraising efforts of the University. It requires a candidate with extraordinary experience and vision. This senior development professional will report directly to the Senior Associate Vice President of University Development. The Executive Director will be responsible for the management, oversight and mentorship of Directors of Development for select campus, colleges, and University Park fundraising units to provide strategic direction and leadership on management issues and major gift strategy development for those units which he/she manages. Being one of two senior executive directors reporting to the Senior Associate Vice President, he/she will also have responsibility for a principal major gift prospect portfolio and is expected to identify, cultivate and solicit principal major gifts on behalf of the University. The Executive Director will serve on the OUD leadership team. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to overall OUD and University fundraising goals by serving as a collegial and thoughtful team leader and coach who will work with partners across the University. The Executive Director will be an experienced and talented major gift fundraiser with a proven track record in staff management. He/she will have the ability to execute strategies at the college and unit level. A collaborative approach to leadership is a must as the Executive Director will interact with a variety of University constituents in order to maximize the performance of assigned team members. The successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to work productively with colleagues, volunteers and University leadership. Diplomacy, tact and outstanding communications and interpersonal skills, along with unquestioned integrity are necessary for the Executive Director. Typically requires a Master’s degree plus 13 years of direct fundraising experience, with a strong preference for major gift experience and team leadership. Important to this is demonstrated leadership experience in an institution of considerable organizational complexity. The successful candidate must have demonstrated success in managing individuals and teams. Personnel and budgetary management and experience managing through metrics and analysis are preferred. 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 Master's degree plus thirteen years of work related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and 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.


OUD Manager 5 (Executive Director - Campus and Unit Fundraising) (Job #51484)

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 an Executive Director of University Development. This is a new position which will work closely with Office of University Development’s (OUD) senior fundraising staff to assist with and help establish, implement and guide the major gift fundraising efforts of the University. It requires a candidate with extraordinary experience and vision. This senior development professional will report directly to the Senior Associate Vice President of University Development. The Executive Director will be responsible for the management, oversight and mentorship of Directors of Development for select campus, colleges, and University Park fundraising units to provide strategic direction and leadership on management issues and major gift strategy development for those units which he/she manages. Being one of two senior executive directors reporting to the Senior Associate Vice President, he/she will also have responsibility for a principal major gift prospect portfolio and is expected to identify, cultivate and solicit principal major gifts on behalf of the University. The Executive Director will serve on the OUD leadership team. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to overall OUD and University fundraising goals by serving as a collegial and thoughtful team leader and coach who will work with partners across the University. The Executive Director will be an experienced and talented major gift fundraiser with a proven track record in staff management. He/she will have the ability to execute strategies at the college and unit level. A collaborative approach to leadership is a must as the Executive Director will interact with a variety of University constituents in order to maximize the performance of assigned team members. The successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to work productively with colleagues, volunteers and University leadership. Diplomacy, tact and outstanding communications and interpersonal skills, along with unquestioned integrity are necessary for the Executive Director. Requires direct fundraising experience, with a strong preference for major gift experience and team leadership. Important to this is demonstrated leadership experience in an institution of considerable organizational complexity. The successful candidate must have demonstrated success in managing individuals and teams. Personnel and budgetary management and experience managing through metrics and analysis are preferred. Typically requires a Master's degree or higher plus thirteen years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 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.


Advancement and Giving Specialist 2/3, Intercollegiate Athletics (Job #51397)

Reporting to the Director of Development for the Annual Fund, the Associate Director of Development will serve as a member of the Nittany Lion Club external fundraising unit and will be responsible for the following essential duties: Responsible for assisting in the development and execution of comprehensive annual fund solicitation strategies, including personal solicitations, cultivation and stewardship of donors. Conduct over 250 in person visits annually with Nittany Lion Club members or prospective members. Actively build and develop a prospect pipeline of leadership annual fund donors. Collaborate with Nittany Lion Club Chapters to effectively lead chapters towards increased membership and successful special events. Serve as a positive member of the PSU community by participating in university and community activities. Assist in marketing, event planning, programming, development and strategic planning for the Varsity “S” Club, the former letterwinners program within the Nittany Lion Club. Support all donor related annual giving membership benefit fulfillment, most notably parking related benefits. Assist in coordinating Nittany Lion Club marketing, publications, social media and online content. Coordinate and develop strategies for increased Student Nittany Lion Club participation. Support all capital campaigns, planned giving activities and premium seating projects. Provide excellent member service. Maintain a culture of rules compliance and institutional control within the Intercollegiate Athletics. Contribute to the overall success of the PSU Athletics department and the Nittany Lion Club by willingly performing all other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Director of Development for the Annual Fund and Director of the Varsity ‘S’ Club. 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. 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 4, Smeal College of Business (Job #42500)

Penn State’s Office of University Development is seeking a Major Gifts Officer for the Smeal College of Business. Reports directly to the Director of Development for the Smeal College of Business and also has a close working relationship with the Dean and Department Heads of the College. The successful candidate will focus on prospects with gift capacities of $50,000 or greater. The successful candidate will need to think strategically to help plan and implement major gift fundraising efforts on behalf of the Smeal College of Business in order to identify, cultivate, and solicit alumni and other key constituents. In consultation with the Director of Development and the Office of University Development, this Major Gifts Officer will work on: gift strategy, proposal development, prospect/donor visitation and related follow-up. Expected to complete an average minimum of fifteen (15) monthly visits with prospects and donors. May supervise assigned staff. Extensive travel is required. 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 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.

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.


OUD Manager 5 (Executive Director of Development and Alumni Relations), Penn State Hershey Medical Center (Job #42191)

The Executive Director for Development and Alumni Relations reports to the Associate Vice President for Development and Chief Development Officer for Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State University College of Medicine. The Executive Director for Development and Alumni Relations provides leadership and day-to-day management for Penn State Hershey Medical Center’s major gifts team, the Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital fundraising team, corporate and foundation relations, community fundraising/cause marketing and the annual giving and alumni relations team. The Executive Director directly supervises five professionals, overseeing an overall team of 22 development professionals and 6 administrative staff. Direct reports include the Director of Development for Children’s Health, Director of Major Gifts, Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations, Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Relations, and an Administrative Assistant. The Executive Director conceptualizes, plans, and executes a strategic and coordinated program of fundraising including major gifts, planned giving, annual giving and third-party fundraising within the framework of top funding priorities for Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and the College of Medicine. As a senior member of the Penn State Hershey Development and Alumni Relations team, the Executive Director work closely with the Associate Vice President for Development, University Development staff, Penn State Hershey Medical Center and College of Medicine leadership and physicians to translate hospital, clinical department, and patient care fundraising priorities and needs into persuasive proposals and compelling gift and grant opportunities. The Executive Director plays an integral role in strategic and programmatic planning within the division and will help to develop appropriate fundraising plans to support the priorities that emerge from this process. Develop an understanding of the educational, research, clinical, and financial needs and goals of Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and College of Medicine. Set a strategic direction for the major gifts team—which includes identifying priorities, policies, strategies, and tactics to support the overall goals of Development team. Set appropriate annual production goals, and monitors progress on a regular basis in order to maximize major and annual giving gift staff performance in prospect identification, strategy development, cultivation, solicitation, stewardship activities, and physician and volunteer engagement. Personally manage and staff a portfolio of key major gift level ($100,000 and above) donors and prospects; maintains frequent contact with these constituents while engaging institutional leadership—including the Associate Vice President for Development, Dean/CEO, physicians, volunteers, and key members of the Penn State University administrative leadership—in appropriate donor and/or prospect related efforts. Provide leadership and strategic direction for Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital fundraising, Annual Giving and Alumni Relations, Major Gift fundraising and Corporate and Foundation Relations fundraising. Along with the Associate Vice President, provide oversight for Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital Development Committee, Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute Development Committee, Children’s Miracle Network Advisory Board, and Four Diamonds Advisory Board, the Post-Campaign cabinet and the Nominating Committee. Work closely and collaboratively with prospect research/management to ensure coordination of fundraising efforts with the grateful patient and families program. Assist in setting the strategic direction for the implementation, coordination of the grateful patient and families fundraising program, ensuring appropriate follow-up steps are taken by front line fundraisers in a timely fashion. Collaborate with institutional leadership, faculty, fundraisers, and development communications staff to translate Medical Center and College of Medicine strategic initiatives and programmatic/capital needs into persuasive proposals and compelling gift/grant opportunities. Conceptualize, direct, and implement a strategic planned giving program specific to Penn State Hershey Medical Center and College of Medicine constituents, under the direction of the Associate Vice President and in coordination with the University’s Office of Planned Giving. Collaborate with Director of Donor Communications and Stewardship to provide strategic input into the evaluation of existing development communications materials and the ongoing creation and production of new fundraising materials. Provide input with strategic events and other activities to cultivate and steward top-tier gift/grant prospects and donors. Participate in developing fundraising priorities, strategies for implementation, timetables, and communications plans. Develop and sustain appropriate training and career development activities for staff members. Work collaboratively with colleagues across University Development. Manage and oversees departmental budgets. Strong leadership experience with demonstrated ability to mentor, manage, and motivate a team of experienced and entry-level front line fundraising staff is required. In-depth experience in and knowledge of both individual and organizational major gift/grant (i.e., $100,000 and above) fundraising in a higher education environment. Experience in academic healthcare in preferred. Demonstrated success in securing major gift commitments. Achievement in a broad-based development leadership role in a complex organization-preferably during a campaign in a medical/academic medical center or scientific environment. Superior oral and written communication skills reflecting ability to translate complex technical, scientific concepts into compelling fundraising proposals. Direct experience working with volunteers and volunteer groups, reflecting ability to recruit, motivate, and manage volunteer leadership. Ability to articulate a compelling case for major philanthropic support for priority programs, projects, and activities to prospects. Demonstrated effectiveness in managing multiple projects and solicitations simultaneously. Ability to function effectively in a complex organizational environment demanding high energy level, discretion, patience, enthusiasm, and humor. Must be willing to travel and work evenings and weekends as needed. 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 Master’s degree plus thirteen years of work related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and 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.


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.


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.

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 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.

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.