Alumni Relations and Stewardship Officer (Coordinator of Constituent Relations and Annual Giving)
Penn State University
As Penn State begins a new strategic fundraising campaign, A Greater Penn State for 21st Century Excellence, a top alumni relations professional is needed in the role of coordinator of constituent relations and annual giving to engage alumni, parents, and friends as partners in supporting the Schreyer Honors College. This Coordinator will report to the Schreyer Honors College director of development, and work closely with other College alumni/development staff, academic leadership, and College student programming and admissions staff, as well as other partners and central development offices. This Coordinator will serve as the alumni relations contact for the Schreyer Honors College, oversee alumni programming as it intersects with career development, student programming, and admissions within the College, oversee the College’s parents council and related activities, coordinate the College’s annual giving program, travel throughout the region, and articulate Penn State’s needs, values, and ambitions through excellent informal and formal communications, including written proposals. The successful candidate will have exemplary interpersonal and communication skills, a proven ability to self-motivate and work both independently and as part of a team, strong attention to detail necessary to manage and maintain alumni and constituent data records for the College, a passion for higher education and an understanding of complex institutions, and an appreciation and understanding of diverse audiences and communities. To learn more about philanthropy at Penn State, please visit www.giveto.psu.edu. Information about the Schreyer Honors College is available at www.shc.psu.edu. 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 two years of 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. Operation of a motor vehicle as part of the position’s duties is also required, as are 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.
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