Advancement and Giving Specialist 4 (Director of Campus Development)
The Pennsylvania State University seeks a director of campus development for its Wilkes-Barre Campus. Located on a scenic estate just 13 miles from Wilkes-Barre in Lehman, Pennsylvania, Penn State Wilkes-Barre is a Commonwealth Campus of approximately 500 students offering over 275 Penn State majors in one of several bachelor's or associate degrees, as well as a variety of certificate programs. This position reports directly to the executive director of development at Penn State, University Park, and has a close working relationship with the campus chancellor. As a member of the University Development team you can play an integral role in one of the most respected and successful fundraising programs in the country.
Penn State is committed to ensuring that diversity, equity, and inclusion are central to the success of a world-class research University. We are dedicated to fostering change required to realize a more socially and just University that values inclusion as a core strength and essential element of our public service mission. Key Responsibilities: The director will provide leadership and direction to all aspects of the development programs at the campus. This individual develops annual fundraising goals; directs activities in support of achieving goals and objectives; works collaboratively with campus leadership, campus advisory board, campaign committee volunteers, and central University Development staff to ensure fundraising success. This individual will build and foster relationships with increasingly diverse internal and external stakeholders; lead the campus' development efforts to successfully identify, cultivate and solicit alumni and friends; complete a total of twelve monthly visits with prospects and donors; manage a development budget; develop and present proposals; interpret research information pertinent to relationship building with potential donors; possess the ability to think and act strategically.
This person must work collaboratively with campus leadership, staff, volunteers and donors to create and implement plans to secure philanthropic gifts from $2,500 to $99,999, as well as major gifts at $100,000+. The successful candidate should have a track record of exceeding fundraising goals. Exemplary interpersonal and communication skills, proven ability to self-motivate, and ability to work independently, as well as be a member of a team, are integral. The director shall have a passion for higher education, understand complex organizations and exhibit a willingness to engage and collaborate with diverse communities. This position requires travel and must operate a motor vehicle with a valid driver's license. Must complete background checks, including a motor vehicle record check. Typically requires a bachelor's degree plus four years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A master's degree is preferred. Candidates should possess one-two (+) years of fund raising or related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
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