Advancement and Giving Specialist 4 (Director of Campus Development)

Penn State University

Penn State Lehigh Valley
Campus City:
Center Valley, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
04 – J – Exempt
Work Unit:
Division of Development and Alumni Relations
Commonwealth Campus Programs
Full/Part Time:


As a member of Penn State’s Office of University Development, you can play an integral role in one of the most respected and successful fundraising operations in the country and contribute to the land-grant mission and future of Penn State. A frontline fundraiser is needed to engage alumni and friends in supporting Penn State Lehigh Valley, a Commonwealth Campus of about 900 students. Penn State Lehigh Valley offers nine baccalaureate degree programs that can be completed at the campus. Students may also begin their first two years of course work for over 275 Penn State majors and finish their program at another Penn State campus. Penn State and its Office of University Development is seeking a Director of Campus Development for the Penn State Lehigh Valley campus. Located in Centre Valley, PA this position reports directly to the Executive Director of Development at Penn State University Park and has a close working relationship with the Chancellor of Penn State Lehigh Valley. The person in this post will be responsible for providing leadership and direction to all aspects of the advancement and development programs at the Lehigh Valley campus. The Director is responsible for developing annual fund-raising goal-setting plans, as well as campaign plans and directing related activities in support of these goals and objectives. The Director shall work collaboratively with leadership of the Lehigh Valley campus, as well as development and campaign committee volunteers, the campus advisory board and central University Development staff to ensure fundraising success. The Director will lead the campus’ development efforts to successfully identify, cultivate and solicit alumni and friends in support of Penn State Lehigh Valley’s fundraising goals. The Director is expected to identify and solicit gifts in the $100,000+ range, as well as annually securing 12 gifts in the $25,000 to $99,999 range. The person in this role will also grow the campus’ donor base through soliciting and securing Annual Leadership Gifts ($2,500+). This individual will also work to engage department heads and faculty and cultivate loyalty to the University and the campus. It is expected that the director will complete a total of twelve (12) monthly visits (minimum) each month with prospects and donors. They will also manage the development budget for Penn State Lehigh Valley. The Director will be in charge of preparing, reviewing, editing and packaging formal development proposals. The Director shall also analyze and interpret available research data pertinent to the development of relationships with potential donors. This role requires a capacity to think and act strategically concerning the process of identification, cultivation and solicitation of annual leadership donors and major gift prospects. Those who are well organized, self-directed are encouraged to apply. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus four years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Prior development and campaign experience is preferred. The successful candidate should have a track record of success in exceeding philanthropic fundraising goals. Exemplary interpersonal and communication skills and a proven ability to self-motivate and work independently and collaboratively are integral to this post. The person selected for this post will have the ability to work as part of a team, possess a passion for higher education, have an understanding of complex institutions and also have an appreciation and understanding of working with diverse audiences and communities. Travel is required. This position requires the Director to operate a motor vehicle as part of their 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.

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