Alumni Relations and Stewardship Officer 3 (Associate Director for Alumni Relations and Parent Engagement)

Penn State University

Penn State Abington
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
03 – J – Exempt
Work Unit:
Penn State Abington
Development and Alumni Relations
Full/Part Time:


Penn State Abington is recruiting a dynamic and collaborative individual to join the Development and Alumni Relations office as Associate Director for Alumni and Parent Engagement. Reporting to the Director of Development, this individual will work independently or collaboratively and is responsible for initiating and executing a full range of programs which will build a comprehensive, metrics-based alumni and parent engagement program for the benefit of Penn State Abington students and alumni, which shall include partnering with the Alumni Society Board, local chapters, and the Blue and White Society, among others. Responsibilities include recruiting and managing volunteer committees; planning and executing marketing and communications efforts related to alumni relations and parent engagement, including writing for print and on-line publications; securing sponsorships and other donations; collaborating with other units or staff in planning managing, and flawlessly executing Alumni and Parent Relations events; developing and maintaining timelines and budgets; participation in department strategic planning; and disseminating information. The Associate Director contributes to the overall teamwork in the office of Development and Alumni Relations, and fosters strong relationships with alumni and parents through engagement in the University's mission, strategic goals, and with one another. A Greater Penn State for 21st Century Excellence. No institution offers a more powerful example of private support furthering the public good than Penn State, and the University is beginning a new effort that will allow us to fulfill our land-grant mission for a new era: A Greater Penn State for 21st Century Excellence. This strategic, five-year fundraising initiative reflects our commitment to the three core imperatives of a truly great public university: Open Doors: Private support can not only bring talented students from every background to Penn State - it can help them to graduate on time and on track to successful careers and lives. Create Transformative Experiences: Philanthropy will provide the opportunities - in our classrooms, on our campuses, and in the larger world - that let students and faculty discover their full potential and make a difference. Impact the World: With the visionary gifts of alumni and friends, we can tackle the world's most pressing problems - and solve them. The ambition of the campaign is great, but no greater than the spirit and generosity of our supporters. A Greater Penn State for 21st Century Excellence is an opportunity for our alumni and friends to contribute to the University's future and to the future we all share. Building a Career and a Life at Penn State ("> With one of the most respected development and alumni relations 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. Learn more at"> Penn State Abington, formerly the Ogontz campus, offers baccalaureate degrees in 18 majors at its suburban location just north of Philadelphia in Montgomery County. Nearly half of our 4,000 students complete all four years at Abington, with opportunities in undergraduate research, the Schreyer honors program, NCAA Division III athletics, and more. Students can start the first two years of more than 160 Penn State majors at Abington and complete their degrees at University Park or another campus. Lions Gate, the campus' first residence hall, will open in August. Penn State is ranked among the top 100 universities in the world by the Time Higher Education University Rankings, the Center for World University Rankings, and the Academic Ranking of World Universities. Read about Penn State's success at"> As Penn State employees, development and alumni relations professionals receive excellent medical, dental, and vision coverage; retirement contributions and plans; substantial tuition discounts for themselves, their spouses and domestic partners, and their unmarried children; and access to life and long-term care insurance. More information about working at Penn State can be found at"> If you have questions about your future with Penn State Abington's Office of Development and Alumni Relations, please contact Karen Weiss Jones, Director of Development, at Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus four years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Candidates must possess superb communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills and the ability to handle multiple priorities/deadlines; be attentive to detail; and demonstrate a genuine appreciation for working with diverse audiences. Weekend and evening work is required. 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. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088