Major Gifts Officer 3 (Director of Major Gifts)

Penn State University

Campus/Location:
Penn State Harrisburg
Campus City:
Middletown, PA
Date Announced:
11/19/2019
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
92093
Level/Salary Band:
03 – L – Exempt
Work Unit:
Division of Development and Alumni Relations
Department:
Development
Full/Part Time:
Full–Time

Description

As Penn State pursues a fast-paced and focused campaign, A Greater Penn State for 21st Century Excellence, a top frontline fundraiser is needed in the role of Director of Major Gifts to engage alumni and friends as partners in supporting Penn State Harrisburg. A comprehensive undergraduate college and graduate school offering more than 65 academic degrees and located eight miles east of Harrisburg, Penn State Harrisburg brings nationally accredited academic programs, award-winning faculty, and the resources of a world-class research university to Pennsylvania's Capital Region. A diverse and vibrant community, Penn State Harrisburg students, faculty, and staff come from 30 U.S. states and 40 countries. Reporting directly to the Penn State Harrisburg Director of Development and working closely with the Penn State Harrisburg’s leadership, as well as other partners and central development offices, this major gifts officer will: identify and cultivate a prospect pool of graduates and other key constituencies; plan and execute solicitation strategies leading to major gifts; travel extensively throughout the region and across the country to pursue these strategies and build enduring relationships, tracked to a fixed and appropriately aggressive set of fundraising metrics; supervise, train, and/or mentor other fundraisers and support staff, as assigned; articulate Penn State’s needs, ambitions, and values, including diversity, equity, and inclusion, through excellent informal and formal communications, including written proposals. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree plus five years of work related experience. The successful candidate will also have: a track record of success in securing major gifts and meeting fundraising goals; exemplary interpersonal and communication skills, with a particular sensitivity to sophisticated, high-net worth audiences; impeccable writing, presentation skills, and ability to utilize various technologies; a passion for higher education and an understanding of complex institutions; 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; a commitment to professional development, learning, and being mentored. Operation of a motor vehicle as part of the position’s duties and a valid driver's license are required. 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. To learn more about philanthropy at Penn State, please visit raise.psu.edu. Information about Penn State Harrisburg is available at hbg.psu.edu. 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