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Director of Planned Giving and Director of Development for the College of Education

E-appoint Tracking Number: DEVEL009433

Job Type: Unclassified

Job Category: Staff

Is position tenure earning: No

Position Department/Office: Development

Appointment Duration: 12 Month

Position Responsibilities: The Director of Planned Giving/Development for the College of Education is responsible for implementing an aggressive fund raising program centered on the identification, cultivation, and solicitation of private gifts in support the PSU College of Education as well as giving through deferred giving, life income gifts, estate planning and bequest donations. The successful candidate will have a high energy level and the drive to be successful, an employment history highlighted by increasing levels of responsibility, experience working with strategic and integrated fundraising. The position requires demonstrated experience working in a highly collaborative, team-oriented environment, demonstrated experience in setting and achieving challenging goals and experience in in a fundraising environment. While knowledge of and affinity with schools and universities are very important, we welcome candidates from a variety of backgrounds for this important role.

Minimum Requirements: A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education. Outstanding interpersonal relationship skills and excellent oral and written communication skills. Personal integrity, self-confidence, and professionalism. A Criminal Background Check and Credit Check are required for employment.

Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated success in gift cultivation and solicitation in higher education. Ability to interact effectively with a wide variety of colleagues, volunteers, alumni, and prospects. Proficiency in personal computers and related software applications, particularly donor database systems such as Millennium.

The Following Background Checks Are Required:

  • A criminal background check
  • A financial credit check

Position Closes: Open Until Filled

Application Review: For first consideration, apply by 10/30/17

Application Instructions:

All applicants should apply online. For a full position description, please download the file titled 'Job Description', located at the top, right-hand corner of the page under the red 'Apply Online' button. Interested and qualified applicants should upload a cover letter, resume, and the names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of five professional references, including a current or former supervisor. Applications received by October 30, 2017, will be given first consideration.  Position is open until filled.

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