Director, Annual Giving and Alumni Relations

Penn State University

College of Medicine at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Campus City:
Hershey, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
05 – K – Exempt
Work Unit:
Division of Development and Alumni Relations
Annual Giving and Alumni Relations
Full/Part Time:


Reporting to the Executive Director of Development and Alumni Relations, the Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Relations serves as the lead staff of the team responsible for the annual giving and alumni relations efforts of the Penn State College of Medicine and the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. In this leadership role, the Director develops strategy, implements programs, and monitors results, adjusting as needed to achieve organizational goals. These duties include goal-setting and professional guidance for staff engaged in personal solicitation, direct mail, phone e-mail, third party fundraisers, and cause marketing activities. The Director develops and implements strategies targeted at acquisition, retention, and reactivation of donors; manages specific annual giving programs and campaigns for targeted audiences; and works closely with the Executive Director and other frontline, giving staff to identify, qualify, and build a robust pipeline of annual leadership level donors. The Director develops strategies and actively implements various communications, events, and activities designed to further engage College of Medicine alumni populations. The Director shall be responsible for continual improvement through the implementation new techniques, concepts, theories, and programs, including review of progress and evaluation of results. In addition to these duties, the Director will identify and maintain a portfolio of annual giving prospects and donors of their own, as well as provide support and management of the activities of the College of Medicine Alumni Society Board. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus six years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Familiarity with academic medical centers or large scientific/health care research institutions and supervisory experience is desirable. The successful candidate must demonstrate advanced knowledge of the principles and best practices in annual giving and alumni relations. They will demonstrate experience and ability in the integration of complex elements and practices in work assignments, as well as the ability to persuasively articulate a shared vision and responsibility for the achievement of team goals. The ability to function independently, establish and meet goals, manage budgets, analyze data for application in program development; keep current and adhere to HIPAA principles, be an effective communicator both written and orally, travel locally and nationally, and proven ability with the Microsoft Office suite is required. The successful candidate must exhibit exemplary interpersonal skills, demonstrate a genuine appreciation in working with diverse audiences, and possess a keen ability to manage and motivate staff. This position requires that you operate a motor vehicle as part of your job duties.

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