Advancement and Giving Specialist

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 Volunteer Coordinator is responsible for recruiting, training, managing, and deploying community volunteers to support the work of Four Diamonds to raise funds to improve and transform health at Penn State Children’s Hospital. Specifically, the Volunteer Coordinator will: Develop volunteer management structure that allows for engagement, ownership, accountability, and recognition for all volunteers; work directly with the leadership of THON to further engage, cultivate and steward THON alumni as volunteers and donors; Recruit, train and activate volunteers to assist in providing stewardship to Mini-THON schools and community fundraisers benefitting Four Diamonds; work with University to obtain and maintain record of volunteer clearances; develop training materials for volunteers; maintain and grow robust online community to support Four Diamonds volunteers, and develop and maintain the online community content and resource library; evaluate volunteer program and individual volunteers to ensure quality of volunteer caliber and experience; create volunteer recognition programs to appropriately thank volunteers and to encourage excellence in service; support the fundraising activities of Four Diamonds, especially in creating ongoing web-based trainings for volunteers and community fundraisers; support the activities of the Four Diamonds Advisory Board in annual full-board meetings as needed; professionally represent Four Diamonds within the community and within the diverse constituents of Four Diamonds (families, students, donors, faculty, and volunteers) to ensure that information about the program is effectively articulated in an appropriate manner; provide support for development office activities, particularly as they relate to raising funds in support of pediatric care and research. Proven track record in effective volunteer recruitment, training and management and in the strategic use of web-based applications. Strong organizational skills required; excellent interpersonal skills; ability to manage time well, prioritize workload and pay attention to detail; must effectively communicate in both written and verbal form; and must work with individuals at a variety of levels within and outside the organization. Must be reliable, resourceful, energetic and a team player. The successful candidate must possess exemplary interpersonal and customer service skills and demonstrate a genuine appreciation in working with diverse audiences. Computer skills are required, and knowledge of Google Analytics, HTML formatting, and Microsoft Office, and mission-based online communities is strongly preferred. Regional travel may be required. 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. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of refunding.

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