The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn's distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.
Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.
The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.
This role is part of the Penn Champions Club team, which is the alumni relations and development arm for the Department of Recreation and Intercollegiate Athletics (DRIA) at The University of Pennsylvania that sponsors 33 varsity sports and dozens of club and intramural opportunities. The Penn Champions Club is part of the broader Development and Alumni Relations (DAR) organization at the University of Pennsylvania, which is one of the premier development organizations in the world.
Penn's DRIA and DAR team members benefit from an exceptional work environment where professional excellence and individual pride in achievement are grounded in a strong institutional commitment to integrity and collegiality as we strive for collective success. For talented and innovative individuals, a career at the University of Pennsylvania offers the chance to be part of an exceptionally exciting environment at the nation's first university. We seek talented individuals who will constitute a community that draws on the strength that comes with a substantive institutional commitment to diversity. Diversity is prized at Penn as a central component of our mission and helps create an educational and working environment that best supports the University's commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and scholarship.
The Assistant Director, Annual Giving is a member of a Development and Alumni Relations (DAR) team focused on achieving the fundraising and alumni relations goals of the Department of Recreation and Intercollegiate Athletics (DRIA). With guidance and minimal supervision from the Director of Major Gifts and Major Gifts Officer, the Assistant Director, Annual Giving plans, administers, coordinates and implements all aspects of assigned functions within DRIA's Athletics Development and Alumni Relations office.
The major area of focus is identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding leadership annual gifts to support DRIA's strategic plan. Other areas of focus include the creation and use of marketing communications; event planning, coordination and implementation; development, planning and execution of the overall Athletics Annual Fund marketing plan.
BA/BS in field relevant to activities of department preferred or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required. At least 1 -2 years' experience in an administrative/office environment. Must display outstanding organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills. Experience in fundraising and/or event planning and/or Marketing communications and a passion for athletics strongly preferred. Demonstrated ability to work independently, and in collaboration with other staff, handling multiple diverse projects. Excellent computer skills including word processing (Microsoft Word for Windows), spreadsheet (Microsoft Excel), graphics design software tools (e.g. Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator) and web design (HTML). Light travel, evenings/weekend/holiday work will be required as schedules dictate. Valid driver's license required.
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Special Requirements: Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.