Director of Campus Development, Penn State Schuylkill

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Pennsylvania State University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Jul 06, 2021
Aug 04, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Director of Campus Development, Penn State Schuylkill

Director of Campus Development, Penn State Schuylkill (Advancement and Giving Specialist 4)

Our Current Opportunity at Penn State Schuylkill

As Penn State continues a record-setting campaign, A Greater Penn State for 21st Century Excellence, a top frontline fundraiser is needed in the role of Director of Campus Development to engage alumni and friends as partners in supporting Penn State Schuylkill, a four-year campus of Penn State University located in Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania.

The University is committed to ensuring that diversity, equity, and inclusion are central to the success of a world-class research institution. We are dedicated to fostering institutional change required to realize a more socially just University and we value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.

Charged with guiding and overseeing all development and alumni relations activities for the campus's high-potential constituencies, this position reports directly to an Assistant Vice President for University Development and receives direction from Penn State Schuylkill's leadership on fundraising objectives and priorities. The Director of Campus Development also works with other partners across the University and central development offices. With experience not only in fundraising but also in management, and with an entrepreneurial and ambitious vision for the campus' fundraising operation, the Director of Campus Development will:
  • Articulate Penn State's and the campus' needs, ambitions, and values, including diversity, equity, and inclusion, through excellent informal and formal communications, including written proposals
  • Manage a portfolio of top prospects and plan and execute solicitation strategies
  • Work collaboratively with campus leadership, staff, volunteers and donors to create and implement plans to secure philanthropic gifts (at a $2,500 to $99,999 level), as well as major gifts ($100,000+)
  • Identify a pool and a pipeline of prospects for immediate and long-term cultivation
  • Provide leadership and direction to all aspects of the development programs at the campus, and supervise a development and alumni relations team, with a sustained focus on fostering inclusive relationships that yield meaningful results
  • Develop and manage annual goals, plans, and budgets for a comprehensive, strategy-driven fundraising program
  • Recruit and guide a diversely representative volunteer committee charged with meaningful roles
  • Travel extensively throughout the region and periodically across the country as needed to pursue these strategies and build enduring relationships, tracked to a fixed and appropriately aggressive set of fundraising metrics
  • Serve as an ambassador for the campus and its priorities and values
  • Work collaboratively with campus leadership, campus advisory board, campaign committee volunteers, and central University Development staff to ensure fundraising success
  • Build and foster relationships with increasingly diverse internal and external stakeholders
  • Develop and present formal proposals
  • Possess a capacity to think and act strategically

    This position will be filled as a level4 and typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher, in addition to at least 4 years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

    The successful candidate will also have:
  • A track record of success in securing personally solicited philanthropic support, including major gifts, and meeting fundraising goals
  • A dedication to and understanding of the skills required to build relationships with diverse communities
  • Demonstrated knowledge of diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education
  • Experience in managing and leading goal-oriented teams and in planning development strategies
  • Proven ability to self-motivate, and ability to work independently, as well as part of a team are integral
  • Exemplary interpersonal and communication skills, with a particular sensitivity to sophisticated, high-net worth audiences
  • Impeccable writing, presentation skills, and ability to use various technologies
  • A passion for higher education and an understanding of complex institutions
  • A commitment to professional development, learning, and being mentored

    Operation of a motor vehicle as part of the position's duties and a valid driver's license are required. Successful completion of a motor vehicle records check, in addition to standard background checks, is also required.

    Penn State Schuylkill

    Philanthropy has significant impact at Penn State Schuylkill:
  • Making a Penn State education more affordable
  • Supporting student internships with non-profit organizations
  • Funding research pursuits of students and faculty

    In Penn State's current campaign, this campus is raising support to realize an ambitious vision:

    A Greater Penn State for 21st Century Excellence

    Penn State is a leading institution in furthering the public good while fulfilling our land-grant mission for a new era. This record-setting strategic fundraising initiative reflects our commitment to three core imperatives:;

    Building a Career and a Life at Penn State

    Penn State is ranked among the top 100 universities in the world by the Times Higher Education University Rankings, the Center for World University Rankings, and the Academic Ranking of World Universities:

    Penn State is also committed to ensuring that diversity, equity, and inclusion are central to the success of a world-class research institution. We are concerned uniquely with the institutional change required for visioning and realizing a more socially just University:

    Penn State Schuylkill, located in East-Central Pennsylvania, is a four-year campus of the Pennsylvania State University with a mission to provide affordable high-quality education, research that improves lives, and community engagement. With just over 600 students, the campus offers the advantages of a small college; students build strong relationships with faculty and staff and are involved in clubs, research, community service, and intercollegiate athletics. Students can complete one of 13 four- or two-year degrees at the campus or the first two years of 160 Penn State degrees. Penn State Schuylkill is located in scenic Schuylkill County with a low cost of living, abundant outdoor recreational opportunities, and easy access to Philadelphia, New York City, and Washington, D.C. Closer medium and smaller cities include Hazleton, Lebanon, and Reading—each 30 miles away, with Allentown and Harrisburg being 40 and 50 miles from campus respectively. For additional information about Penn State Schuylkill, please visit our website at

    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.

    EEO is the Law
    Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applications without regards to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, 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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