Alumni Relations and Stewardship Officer 3 (Assistant Director of Alumni Relations and Programs)

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
03 – J – Exempt
Work Unit:
Division of Development and Alumni Relations
College of Nursing
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The Office of Development and Alumni Relations (DAR) at The Pennsylvania State University College of Nursing invites applications for the position of Assistant Director of Alumni Relations and Programs. Under the guidance of the College of Nursing’s Director of Development and Alumni Relations, and working in partnership with College of Nursing Alumni Society board members, other volunteers, faculty, students, and colleagues across the University, the Assistant Director of Alumni Relations and programs will: serve as the College's initial point-of-contact for alumni relations matters and as primary liaison to the Penn State Alumni Association (PSAA) for any University-wide alumni events and opportunities; be responsible for coordinating the operational needs of the College of Nursing Alumni Society and its board; plan, develop, and coordinate alumni events and programs and conduct analysis of said to assist in determining new methods to engage alumni over time; recognize the link between alumni relations and development and assist in identifying potential supporters for the College. This position also serves as the development and alumni relations liaison to College of Nursing student groups; works with the director and the College’s marketing and media office to drive the content of on-line newsletters; regularly posts to social media; plans and coordinates one or more annual giving appeals; coordinates scholarship and other awarding for the College; and fills other duties as assigned. The successful candidate will have: a track record of being organized, accountable, and a team player; successful experience in meeting deadlines, managing complex projects, and finding solutions to challenges; the proven ability to handle the stress that can accompany events planning and implementation; skill in negotiating a complex array of relationships in service of achieving mutually satisfying and beneficial results; exemplary interpersonal and communication skills, including discretion in the handling of confidential information; proven ability to be self-motivated, flexible, and to work both independently and as part of a team; a comfort level in working within a complex institutional setting and interfacing with busy faculty, staff members, and students; and an appreciation and understanding of diverse audiences and communities. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus four years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience in alumni relations, event planning, program and volunteer management is preferred. This position requires occasional weekend and evening work. Operation of a motor vehicle as part of the position’s duties is also required, as are a valid driver’s license and successful completion of a motor vehicle records check in addition to standard background checks. To learn more about philanthropy at Penn State, please visit Information about the College of Nursing is available at 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