Advancement and Giving Specialist

Penn State University

College of Medicine at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Campus City:
Hershey, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
  • 02 – H – Exempt
  • 03 – I – Exempt
Work Unit:
Division of Development and Alumni Relations
Annual Giving and Alumni Relations
Full/Part Time:


An entrepreneurial development professional is needed - charged with moving donors toward greater support for Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State College of Medicine. Reporting to the Executive Director for Development and Alumni Relations, the Advancement and Giving Specialist (AGS) works with a personal portfolio of donors to secure annual gifts of $1,000 or more and cultivate prospects for leadership asks. Specifically, the AGS will work to engage grateful patients and families, and work directly with faculty and staff of the institution to enhance philanthropy. The Advancement and Giving Specialist will: partner with the prospect research team and other development colleagues to expand and cultivate a pipeline of annual and leadership gifts prospects from a constituency of College of Medicine alumni, grateful patients, and community members. The Advancement and Giving Specialist will manage a personal prospect pool of 300-400 current donors and 150 prospective donors, and plan and execute strategies leading to gifts for research, patient care, education, and community health. Some travel throughout the region to meet with donors and build enduring relationships will be required, completing 15-20 personal visits and a pre-determined number of solicitations per month. The successful candidate will have: a track record of success in frontline fundraising and/or prospect management; exemplary interpersonal and communication skills; a proven ability to self-motivate and work both independently and as part of a team; a passion for health care and higher education, and an understanding of complex institutions; an appreciation for and understanding of diverse audiences and communities. 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. 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 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