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Assistant/Associate Director of Development, College of Liberal Arts

Pennsylvania State University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Closing date
Feb 3, 2022

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Position Type
Fundraising, Corporate and Foundation Relations
Academic Centers
Employment Type
Full Time
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Assistant/Associate Director of Development, College of Liberal Arts
(Major Gifts Officer 1/2)

As Penn State looks forward to the conclusion of its historically successful fundraising campaign, A Greater Penn State for 21st Century Excellence, a top frontline fundraiser is needed in the role of Assistant or Associate Director of Development to engage alumni and friends as partners in supporting the College of the Liberal Arts, considered one of the leading public liberal arts colleges in the U.S.

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.

Reporting directly to the Senior Director of Development and working closely with the college's dean and academic leadership, as well as other partners and central development offices, this Assistant/Associate Director of Development will:
  • Identify and cultivate a prospect pool of graduates and other key constituencies
  • Articulate Penn State's needs, ambitions, and values, including diversity, equity, and inclusion, through excellent informal and formal communications, including written proposals
  • Plan and execute solicitation strategies leading to major gifts
  • Travel extensively throughout the region and across the country to pursue these strategies and build enduring relationships, completing fifteen visits per month
  • Articulate Penn State's needs, values, and ambitions through excellent informal and formal communications, including written proposals

    This position will be filled as a level 1 or 2 depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires a bachelor's degree or higher plus one year ofrelated experience for a level 1. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs.The successful candidate will also have:
  • A track record of success in securing major gifts and meeting fundraising goals
  • Exemplary interpersonal and communication skills
  • A proven ability to self-motivate and work both independently and as part of a team
  • Demonstrated knowledge of diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education
  • Dedication to and understanding of the skills required to build relationships with diverse communities
  • 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. This position is based at the University Park campus, located in State College, Pennsylvania.

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