Major Gifts Officer 4 (Director of Major Gifts, College of Agricultural Sciences)
Penn State University
- University Park Campus
- Date Announced:
- Date Closing:
- open until filled
- Job Number:
- Level/Salary Band:
- 04 – N – Exempt
- Work Unit:
- Division of Development and Alumni Relations
- College of Agricultural Sciences (including Ag Extension)
- Full/Part Time:
As Penn State begins a new strategic campaign, A Greater Penn State for 21st Century Excellence, a top frontline fundraiser is needed in the role of Director of Major Gifts to engage alumni and friends as partners in supporting the College of Agricultural Sciences and Penn State Extension, one of the world’s foremost contributors to research and education in agriculturally-related sustainability, health, social sciences and environmental protection. Reporting directly to the College of Agricultural Sciences 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 major gifts officer will: identify and cultivate a prospect pool of graduates and other key constituencies; 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; supervise, train, and/or mentor other fundraisers and support staff, as assigned; articulate Penn State’s needs, values, and ambitions through excellent informal and formal communications, including written proposals. 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; a passion for higher education and an understanding of complex institutions; an appreciation for and understanding of diverse audiences and communities. To learn more about philanthropy at Penn State, please visit giveto.psu.edu. Information about the College of Agricultural Sciences is available at agsci.psu.edu. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree plus five years of work related experience. 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.
These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.