Assistant Director for College Development, College of Information Sciences and Technology
University Park, PA
Job posting number: #7182434
Posted: September 26, 2023
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
JOB DESCRIPTION AND POSITION REQUIREMENTS:
Penn State is currently seeking a frontline fundraiser in the role of Associate Director of Campus Development to engage alumni and friends as partners in supporting the College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST). As a member of IST and the Division of Development and Alumni Relations, you can play an integral role in Penn State’s future and contribute to one of the most successful fundraising and alumni relations operations in the country.
The University is committed to ensuring that diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are central to the success of a world-class research institution. We are dedicated to fostering institutional change required to realize a more socially just University and we value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission. We are concerned uniquely with the institutional change required for visioning and realizing a more socially just University: equity.psu.edu/diversity-resources. The University’s commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging is mirrored in the Division of Development and Alumni Relations’ own ongoing work in these spaces: raise.psu.edu/diversity-equity-and-inclusion
Reporting to the Director of Development and working closely with the college’s leadership, as well as other partners and central development offices, this Associate Director of Campus Development will:
Identify and cultivate a prospect pool of graduates and other key constituencies;
Articulate Penn State’s needs, ambitions, and values, including diversity, equity, and inclusion, through excellent informal and formal communications, including written proposals;
Identify and cultivate a pipeline of prospects for immediate and long-term cultivation;
Interpret research information pertinent to relationship building with potential donors;
Complete a total of eighteen monthly visits with prospects and donors;
Work collaboratively with college and campus leadership, staff, volunteers, and donors to create and implement strategies to secure philanthropic gifts ($10,000+ level);
Travel 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;
Monitor progress toward revenue goals and provide regular reports to the Director of Development;
Serve as an ambassador for the college and its priorities and values.
This position typically requires a bachelor's degree or higher plus three years of related experience. The successful candidate will also have:
A track record of success meeting fundraising goals by personally soliciting gifts;
A dedication to and understanding of the skills required to build relationships with diverse communities;
Demonstrated knowledge of diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education;
The capacity to think and act strategically;
Strong organizational and prioritization skills;
Exemplary interpersonal and communication skills;
A proven ability to self-motivate and work both independently and as part of a team;
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. Successful completion of a motor vehicle records check, in addition to standard background checks, is also required.
DDAR is supportive of flexible work arrangements when aligned with the ability to meet the needs of the unit and the essential duties of the position. Questions related to flexible work arrangements should be directed to the hiring manager during the interview process.