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Assistant Director of Development, Annual Giving


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The Advancement and Giving Specialist strategically assists the Office of University Development, Intercollegiate Athletics, and the Commonwealth Campus locations or units in the efforts to encourage and increase participation and annual support of funds for the University; facilitates, manages, and promotes alumni relations and development programs to benefit the campus or unit and its surrounding communities. This position will be with the Nittany Lion Club and will report to the Assistant Athletic Director for Annual Giving.

+ Develop and execute plans for evaluation, cultivation, and solicitation of a portfolio of prospects for annual gifts; travel to visit donors

+ Establish, implement, and evaluate plans to solicit philanthropic support

+ Assess, cultivate, solicit, and steward a portfolio of higher gift prospects

+ Promote a broad understanding of the philanthropic priorities of the university to academic leadership, volunteers, alumni, and employees

+ Manage and prepare proposal, solicitation, and cultivation materials

+ Collate and interpret available data research to develop relationships with potential donors

+ Build and maintain relationships with volunteers, donors, committees, alumni, and boards

+ Organize, manage, and plan reunions and other events to further advance the philanthropic mission of the campus or unit

+ Partner with campus or unit representatives to provide award and recognition events, alumni reunions, and advisory board meetings

+ Manage and conduct selected fundraising activities, including direct mail, telemarketing, e-communications, personal solicitations, and event planning as assigned

+ May assume duties of office operations and supervise staff, if necessary

This position requires a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and 1 + years of relevant experience , or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and sustainability in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity in society and nature, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.

The salary range for this position, including all possible grades is:

$51,000.00 - $74,000.00

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Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and the Pennsylvania Act of 1988, Penn State publishes a combined Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report (ASR). The ASR includes crime statistics and institutional policies concerning campus security, such as those concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. The ASR is available for review here ( .

Employment with the University will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.


Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact 814-865-1473.

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University Park, PA

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