OUD Manager 2 (Director of Foundation Relations)

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
02 – M – Exempt
Work Unit:
Division of Development and Alumni Relations
Foundation Relations
Full/Part Time:


Reporting to the Assistant Vice President for Principal Gifts, The Director of Foundation Relations will be responsible for increasing private philanthropy to the University as provided through family and private foundations. The successful candidate will lead a professional team of five, including three gift officers and two support staff. In this role, the Director of Foundation Relations is expected to work collaboratively with campus deans and other senior administrators, college and campus directors of development, two campaign imperative directors, and key faculty to advance the mission of Penn State while maximizing gift support from foundation partners. The Director of Foundation Relations is expected to develop and implement an annual development plan focused on expanding and enhancing foundation relationships and increasing funding for top university priorities and key campaign initiatives; manage, mentor, and lead the foundation relations staff; work closely and collaboratively with other development team directors and directors of development throughout the organization; manage a personal portfolio of foundation prospects and provide oversight and guidance to team members who manage a broader portfolio of prospects; budget management; participate in key development meetings; and establish, track, and achieve key metrics and measures of success for the foundation relations office. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus seven years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A work history in the area of foundation relations, either in an academic or nonprofit setting is preferred. The Director of Foundation Relations should possess a creative approach to increasing fundraising success; demonstrate strong verbal and written communication skills, exemplary interpersonal skills and demonstrate a genuine appreciation in working with diverse audiences; must be comfortable interacting with foundation executives and have demonstrated experience managing teams and interdisciplinary projects; and is required to have the ability to travel and represent Penn State. A valid driver's license and successful completion of a motor vehicle records check will be required in addition to standard background checks. 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