Major Gifts Officer (Assistant/Associate Director of Development)

Penn State University

Campus/Location:
University Park Campus
Date Announced:
01/25/2018
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
76662
Level/Salary Band:
  • 02 – H – Exempt
  • 03 – J – Exempt
Work Unit:
General and Academic Officers - Development and Alumni Relations
Department:
Parent Philanthropy Program
Full/Part Time:
Full–Time

Description

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 assistant or associate director of development to engage parents of Penn State students as partners in supporting all colleges and units at the University. Reporting to the Parent Philanthropy Director of Development and working closely with colleagues across the University, as well as other partners and central development offices, this major gifts officer will help families to discover how they make Penn State better for their own children and for future undergraduates. The position will: identify and cultivate a prospect pool of parents; 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 15 to 18 visits per month; articulate Penn State’s needs, values, and ambitions through excellent informal and formal communications, including written proposals. The successful candidate will 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 and understanding of diverse audiences and communities. 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. 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. To learn more about philanthropy at Penn State, please visit giveto.psu.edu. Information about the Parent Philanthropy Program at Penn State is available at giveto.psu.edu/parents. 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