Administrative Support Assistant (Administrative Staff Assistant, ALG)
As a member of Penn State’s Office of University Development (OUD), you can play an integral role in one of the most respected and successful fundraising 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. This success depends not only upon our strong institutional culture of philanthropy, but also upon the more than 300 development and alumni relations staff members whose professionalism and expertise set the standard in the field. As Penn State looks ahead to a new era in fundraising, it is seeking individuals committed to both the tradition of land-grant education and the future growth of our institution. Penn State’s Office of University Development is seeking a Development Assistant for Annual Leadership Gifts in the Office of Annual Giving. This job reports directly to the Manager of Annual Leadership Gifts. The job is responsible for working with the annual leadership gifts manager and officers on the organization and execution of fundraising programs and related activities. The individual will assist in the identification and stewardship of donors; plan and implement on and off-campus cultivation events and staff training events; assist in the development and production of communication tools, proposals, and reports. Provide support with travel scheduling and general correspondence. Prepare regular progress reports. Maintain records and files. Knowledge of Penn State systems including Advance Web (AWA), data warehouse, eSteward, ERS and IBIS is preferred. The successful candidate must possess exemplary interpersonal and communication skills and demonstrate a genuine appreciation in working with diverse audiences. 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 High School diploma 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. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding.
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