Advancement and Giving Specialist 3 (Associate Director for Campus Giving)

Penn State University

Penn State Abington
Campus City:
Abington, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
03 – I – Exempt
Work Unit:
Division of Development and Alumni Relations
Full/Part Time:


As Penn State pursues a fast-paced and focused campaign, A Greater Penn State for 21st Century Excellence, Penn State Abington campus, located in suburban Philadelphia near Willow Grove in Montgomery County, PA, is seeking qualified applicants for a newly created Associate Director of Campus Giving (Advancement Giving Specialist 3) to join the Development and Alumni Relations office. This position will report directly to the Director of Development for Penn State Abington, and is responsible for independently creating and managing programs, donor engagement opportunities, and personally soliciting annual gifts in the $100-$5,000 range for Penn State Abington, with a focus on increasing annual cash gift revenue and the number of donors. Specifically, this position will develop and execute plans for qualification, cultivation, and solicitation of a portfolio of prospects for annual gifts, as well as, a smaller portfolio of prospects for higher annual leadership level gifts, $5,000 - $25,000. The successful candidate is expected to manage and prepare cultivation, proposal and solicitation materials for email, social media, video, and other means, and to build and maintain relationships with annual fund donors, alumni, and a board of volunteers. Possessing exemplary communication skills and being able to promote a broad understanding of Abington’s philanthropic priorities to alumni, donors, volunteers and employees is required. We are seeking a candidate with strong organizational, detail, and prioritization skills, who will be an integral member of a small, fun, and highly productive team who will enjoy planning and executing occasional stewardship and alumni relations events, as assigned. Some local and regional travel to visit donors is required. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus three years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience personally soliciting face-to-face and over the phone, email and social media, as well as managing phone/mail campaigns, is preferred. Other qualifications include: Exemplary interpersonal skills; Demonstrated knowledge of diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education; A dedication to and understanding of the skills required to build relationships with diverse communities. This position requires that you operate a motor vehicle as a part of your job duties. A valid driver's license and successful completion of a motor vehicle records check will be required in addition to standard background checks. For consideration, please submit both a cover letter and resume to the hiring manager using Penn State University's online jobs website. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with outstanding 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