Advancement and Giving Specialist (Assistant/Associate Director)

Penn State University

College of Medicine at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
  • 02 – H – Exempt
  • 03 – I – Exempt
Work Unit:
Division of Development and Alumni Relations
Four Diamonds
Full/Part Time:


The Advancement and Giving Specialist (with a working title of Assistant/Associate Director, Mini-THON®) is responsible for assisting in the management of Four Diamonds at Penn State Children’s Hospital, specifically in the areas of annual giving through the Mini-THON® program and donor stewardship. Specifically, the Assistant/Associate Director will identify and recruit new schools to fundraise for Four Diamonds as Mini-THON® participants; orient new schools on best practices to position them to succeed in their fundraising efforts, educate them about Four Diamonds, Penn State Children’s Hospital, and the fight to conquer childhood cancer; distribute and secure signed partnership agreements from participating schools; and assist in the retention and stewardship efforts of Mini-THON® schools; identify and recruit program partners for the Mini-THON® program to strengthen the program and lead to increased success in school recruitment and school fundraising results; work directly with the leadership of Penn State Children’s Hospital and the Medical Center to coordinate tours of the hospital facilities for Four Diamonds Mini-THON® volunteers; assist in training volunteers to help in the stewardship of Mini-THON® schools; support the activities of the Four Diamonds Advisory Board in quarterly meetings as needed; assist in Four Diamonds’ role in cultivating and stewarding the Penn State Dance Marathon as a donor to the Penn State Children’s Hospital through Four Diamonds; assist in strategies for the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of potential and current donors, volunteers, grateful patients and sponsors; professionally represent Four Diamonds within its diverse constituency (families, students, donors, faculty, and volunteers) and the community to ensure that information about the program is effectively articulated in an appropriate manner; and provide support for development office activities, particularly as they relate to raising funds in support of pediatric care and research. Proven track record in successful fundraising. 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 one year 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. Professional training appropriate to fundraising is preferred. The ability to travel regionally and to effectively communicate in both written and verbal form; and to work with individuals at a variety of levels within and outside the organization is required. The successful candidate must possess exemplary interpersonal skills, exceptional organizational skills, ability to manage time well and prioritize workload, and demonstrate a genuine appreciation in working with diverse audiences. This position requires that you operate a motor vehicle as part of your job duties. A valid driver's license and successful completion of a motor vehicle records check will be required in addition to standard background checks. This position is based in Hershey, but will require regular travel in the greater Philadelphia and New York regions and will allow for significant flexibility to work remotely. 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