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Advancement and Giving Specialist (Director of Campus Development, Penn State Worthington Scranton)

Company: Pennsylvania State University

Advancement and Giving Specialist (Director of Campus Development, Penn State Worthington Scranton)

Penn State Worthington Scranton and the University's Office of Development is seeking a director of campus development for the Penn State Worthington Scranton campus. A frontline fundraiser is needed to engage alumni and friends in supporting Penn State Worthington Scranton, a Commonwealth Campus of about 1,100 students. Penn State Worthington Scranton offers twelve baccalaureate and four associate degree programs that can be completed on the campus. Students may also begin the first two years of coursework for over 160 Penn State majors, and finish their program at another Penn State campus through the 2+2 program.

The person in this role will be responsible for providing leadership and direction to the advancement and development programs at the Worthington Scranton 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 Worthington Scranton campus, as well as development and campaign committee volunteers, the campus advisory board and central University Development staff to ensure fundraising success. The director is expected to solicit annual leadership gifts ($2,500+) as well as securing major gifts ($100,000+) and lead the campus' development efforts to successfully identify, cultivate and solicit alumni and friends in support of Penn State Worthington Scranton's fundraising goals. It is expected that the director will complete a total of twelve (12) monthly visits (minimum) each month and manage the development budget for the campus. This individual will also work to engage department heads and faculty and cultivate loyalty to the University and the campus.

This job will be filled as a level 4, or level 5, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus four years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 4. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. 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.

Prior development and campaign experience is preferred. 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.

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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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