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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 October 10th, 2014.

Current Openings

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), College of Education (Job #53877)

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. Philanthropy will have a special impact in the College of Education, where six of our graduate programs are ranked in the top ten with Technical Teacher Education and Higher Education Administration in the top five. The college prepares outstanding educators, scholars, and researchers, and advances the profession of education, as broadly defined, through research on the science and art of teaching and learning, the application of clinical processes, the effective uses of technology, and the analysis and development of leadership and educational policy. The College of Education recently completed For the Future: The Campaign for Penn State Students with a record $32.8 million raised from our based of 56,000 alumni and friends. With our new strategic plan in place, we are preparing to build upon recent achievements and pursue new initiatives such as a Children’s Engineering Education Center and a Black Box Studio. 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 (Assistant/Associate 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 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.

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.

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 (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.

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.


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.

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 Gift Officer 1 (Development Assistant), Office of Annual Leadership Gifts (Job #53143)

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 (Development Assistant) for the Office of Annual Leadership Gifts. This job reports directly to the Associate Vice President for Development. The job is responsible for working with the annual leadership gifts officers on the organization and execution of fundraising programs and related activities. The individual will assist in the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors; assist in developing fundraising plans for prospects; serve as a liaison with University Development; plan and implement on and off-campus cultivation events; assist in the development and production of communication tools, proposals, and reports. Provide support with travel scheduling and general correspondence. Prepare regular progress reports. Maintain records and files. Travel may be required. Knowledge of Penn State systems including Advance Web (AWA), data warehouse, eSteward, ERS and IBIS is preferred. The successful candidate must possess exemplary interpersonal skills and demonstrate a genuine appreciation in working with diverse audiences. Typically requires an Associate's degree or higher plus two years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 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.


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.

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, 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.

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 & 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

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 & 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.