Reporting to the Vice Dean for Advancement, the Associate Vice Dean (AVD) will serve as the second-in-command for the School’s Advancement Office and provide leadership for the Penn Arts & Sciences major gifts and parents programs, alumni outreach, and planned giving initiatives in support of the $550 million Power of Penn Arts & Sciences campaign. Serving as a member of the department’s senior leadership team, the AVD will manage and provide strategic guidance to a team of nine professional and administrative staff.
Penn Law is one of the oldest and most distinguished law schools in the United States. We offer a distinctive cross-disciplinary legal education, drawing on the depth and breadth of the University of Pennsylvania, and a supportive intellectual community for scholars and students alike.
The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing is one of the world’s leading schools of nursing, is consistently ranked as one of the top graduate nursing schools in the United States, and is among the nation’s top recipients of nursing research funding from the National Institutes of Health.
The School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2) is noted for its commitment to social justice and to educating students that will take an active role in the struggle against oppression. SP2 contributes to the advancement of more effective, efficient and humane human services through education, research and civic engagement. In pursuit of this mission, its theory-based masters and doctoral programs in social work, social welfare, non-profit leadership and social policy encourage students to think and work across disciplinary lines and cultures, locally, nationally, and globally.
Penn Medicine is one of the world’s leading academic medical centers, dedicated to the related missions of medical education, biomedical research, and excellence in patient care. Penn Medicine consists of the Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania (founded in 1765 as the nation’s first medical school) and the University of Pennsylvania Health System, which together form a $6.7 billion enterprise.
Established in 1927, The Penn Fund, Penn’s undergraduate annual giving fund, serves as the primary philanthropic vehicle for Penn’s 100,000+ strong community of undergraduate alumni and students. Gifts to The Penn Fund benefit the University’s highest undergraduate priorities through unrestricted support and individual endowed scholarships.
Department and position overview:
The Undergraduate Financial Aid Development Department leads the philanthropic activity necessary for Penn to uphold one of the most robust and generous undergraduate financial aid programs in higher education. This top university priority is a primary focus the current Power of Penn Campaign and reflects the University’s unwavering commitment to Access and Inclusion. The department’s mission is to promote, support, and coordinate activity within Development and Alumni Relations (DAR) to raise funds for the UGFA budget through the following:
Reporting to the School’s Senior Executive Director of Development, the Senior Director will oversee the Wharton School’s international development efforts. This includes enabling Wharton to expand and enhance its engagement of and support from constituents in the international community and within targeted communities with an international focus within the United States.
As part of a team of experienced fundraisers, the Major Gifts Officer/Senior Major Gifts Officer (working title: Regional Director) reports to the Director of Regional Development, and
manages the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship for assigned prospects with the giving ability of $250,000 and above in a given geographical
region. Incumbent is responsible for designing, planning and implementing a major gifts plan that strengthens Wharton’s donor base in the region and proactively
The Director of Regional Development leads a regional team in their fundraising and engagement strategies and manages the identification, cultivation, solicitation
and stewardship for assigned prospects with the giving ability of $250,000 and above . The Director of Regional Development reports to the Senior Director of Major
and Planned Gifts.
The Director of Regional Development is responsible for a wide range of fundraising and management activities, including but not limited to, the following: