Advancement and Giving Specialist 2 (Assistant Director for Athletics Development)
Reporting to the Assistant Athletic Director for the Annual Fund, the Assistant Director of Development will serve as a member of the Nittany Lion Club external fundraising unit and will be responsible for the following essential duties: Responsible for assisting in the development and execution of comprehensive annual fund solicitation strategies, including personal solicitations, cultivation and stewardship of donors. Conduct over 188 in-person visits annually with Nittany Lion Club members or prospective members. Actively build and develop a prospect pipeline of leadership annual fund donors. Serve as a positive member of the Penn State community by participating in university and community activities. Assist in marketing, event planning, programming, development and strategic planning for the Varsity “S” Club, the former letterwinners program within the Nittany Lion Club. Support all donor related annual giving membership benefit fulfillment, most notably parking-related benefits. Assist in coordinating Nittany Lion Club marketing, publications, social media and online content. Coordinate and develop strategies for increased Student Nittany Lion Club participation. Support all capital campaigns, planned giving activities and premium seating projects. Provide excellent service to external constituents who support our student-athletes. Maintain a culture of rules compliance and institutional control within the Intercollegiate Athletics. Contribute to the overall success of the Penn State Athletics department and the Nittany Lion Club by willingly performing all other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Assistant Athletic Director for the Annual Fund. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus one year of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Prefer individuals who are candidates for the CASE North American Fundraising Residency Program. This job 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. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding.
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