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Pennsylvania State University Alumni Relations and Stewardship Officer 2 in University Park, Pennsylvania


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As Penn State continues a record-setting campaign, A Greater Penn State for 21st Century Excellence, a Alumni Relations and Stewardship Officer 2 is needed to support the Division of Development and Alumni Relations in College of Earth and Mineral Sciences. This position serves as the Assistant Director of Stewardship and implements and executes a comprehensive stewardship plan for the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences.

In addition to overall management, specific responsibilities include:

  • Designing, producing, writing and sending all stewardship communications

  • Monitoring processes, recording and adhering to metrics

  • Guiding the five departments and three institutes in their stewardship responsibilities and assisting with the goal setting process

  • Coordinating the facilities naming process, ensuring that all documents are properly submitted and recorded while monitoring gifts and pledges that have a naming component

  • Providing assistance in fundraising programs and various activities that result in generating funds for the college

  • Coordinating and administration of donor engagement, athletic activities, campus visits and special events including the annual Obelisk Society dinner

  • Managing membership, data, tracking and updates of Obelisk donors to include correspondence, gifts, materials, bios and approvals

  • Implementing a strategy to steward corporate, foundation and friend donors in multiple ways

  • Tracking, monitoring, and acknowledging matching gifts donors acquire from their employers

  • Focusing on engaging student recipients with donors and managing the visit

  • Enhancing donor engagement with photos and videos for meaningful stewardship

  • Serving as liaison to the Development Council Stewardship Subcommittee by managing their goals, outreach and presentations

This position typically requires an Bachelor’s degree or higher plus 2 years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. For full consideration, please submit a cover letter and a resume.

The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusive excellence that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusive excellence as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.


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University Park, PA

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