Assistant Director of Marketing and Donor Participation in The Penn Fund (Hybrid Eligible)

Assistant Director of Marketing and Donor Participation in The Penn Fund (Hybrid Eligible)

University Overview

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. As an employer Penn has been ranked nationally on many occasions with the most recent award from Forbes who named Penn one of America's Best Employers By State in 2021.

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.

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Posted Job Title
Assistant Director of Marketing and Donor Participation in The Penn Fund (Hybrid Eligible)

Job Profile Title
Communications Specialist

Job Description Summary
Organizational Mission and Values:
Established in 1927, The Penn Fund supports the University's mission through upholding the core values set forth by Development and Alumni Relations and raising both dollars and donors to enhance undergraduate life and learning for all students. We are proud to serve as one of the primary annual giving vehicles within our generous Quaker community. Gifts that count toward The Penn Fund benefit the University's highest priorities across the academic, extracurricular, and residential experience.

Future members of our team will hold the utmost integrity and accountability for their work; lead with collegiality to form bonds with colleagues united in common purpose; actively seek out collaboration with the best intention to work together; recognize and embrace diversity in background and of thought to create an inclusive environment; utilize transparency and open communication as regular tools to benefit both internal and external culture; and honor the dignity and personal rights of others through mutual respect and trust.

Reporting to the Director of Marketing and Donor Participation, the Assistant Director of Marketing and Donor Participation will be an active contributor on The Penn Fund's high-performing marketing team. They will be partially or fully responsible-leading projects as assigned-for the creation and execution of all donor solicitation and stewardship communications. The Assistant Director will develop the layout, design, and/or copy for these communications-both printed and digital. In summary, the Assistant Director will serve as the project manager for various direct mail and/or email campaigns related to both solicitations and stewardship-helping to bring all valued supporters through the complete donor cycle. This individual will also oversee the maintenance of The Penn Fund's website and social media in partnership with the entire marketing team as it pertains to comprehensive digital strategy.

Job Description

Specific Responsibilities:
  • Under guidance of the Director of Marketing and Donor Participation, actively participate in project management and execution related to The Penn Fund's comprehensive integrated marketing efforts.
  • Develop layout, design, and copy for any solicitation and stewardship communications within The Penn Fund for editing and review by the entire marketing and leadership teams.
  • In collaboration with the Associate Director of Data Analysis and Operations, assist with segmentation strategy for acquisition, renewal, and retention of donors-especially as it pertains to creating distinct messages for multiple segments.
  • Implement any content-related updates to The Penn Fund's website and/or social media channels, including but not limited to uploading, refreshing, and creating new assets and copy.
  • Partner with fellow marketing team members to leverage new technology to cultivate, solicit, and steward Penn Fund prospects and donors.
  • Collaborate with colleagues across the University of Pennsylvania as well as peers from other colleges and universities to maximize outcomes and success.
  • Complete other special projects and duties as assigned by colleagues, including the Director and Executive Director.

  • BA/BS degree required.
  • Three to five years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience required.
  • Desired skills include, but are not limited to, and may be described in other ways: excellent interpersonal, communication, writing, and/or graphic design skills, strong attention to detail, ability to organize and manage multiple projects, and wish to work both individually and collaboratively while contributing to total team culture and effort.
  • Ideally driven and motivated by the possibilities ahead, holds belief that innovation is critical to success, and seeks to support others in creative thinking.
  • Holds abilities to multi-task, quickly provide progress reports and numbers to contribute to data-driven decision making, establish objectives and set performance standards, and become a subject matter expert in direct marketing practices and techniques-including, but not limited to, testing and segmentation strategies or measurement of results.
  • Enthusiasm to take the lead on and/or directly support new projects and initiatives, some of which may fall outside scope of job description.
  • Prides oneself on high-quality work and naturally challenges our team to grow every year.
  • Proficiency in the use of word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, design, and project management applications (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Creative Suite, Asana) preferred in addition to capacity to learn systems and databases unique to the organization (e.g. Salesforce Marketing Cloud).
  • Potential to work nights and/or weekends at limited times of the year.

Please submit both a resume and cover letter to be considered for this position.

Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Hybrid Eligible - This position is eligible for a hybrid work schedule with a work week divided between working onsite and working remotely.

Department / School
Development and Alumni Relations

Pay Range
$51,824.00 - $78,096.00

Affirmative Action Statement
Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

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.

University Benefits
  • Health, Life, and Flexible Spending Accounts: Penn offers comprehensive medical, prescription, behavioral health, dental, vision, and life insurance benefits to protect you and your family's health and welfare. You can also use flexible spending accounts to pay for eligible health care and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars.
  • Tuition: Take advantage of Penn's exceptional tuition benefits. You, your spouse, and your dependent children can get tuition assistance here at Penn. Your dependent children are also eligible for tuition assistance at other institutions.
  • Retirement: Penn offers generous retirement plans to help you save for your future. Penn's Basic, Matching, and Supplemental retirement plans allow you to save for retirement on a pre-tax or Roth basis. Choose from a wide variety of investment options through TIAA and Vanguard.
  • Time Away from Work: Penn provides you with a substantial amount of time away from work during the course of the year. This allows you to relax, take vacations, attend to personal affairs, recover from illness or injury, spend time with family-whatever your personal needs may be.
  • Long-Term Care Insurance: In partnership with Genworth Financial, Penn offers faculty and staff (and your eligible family members) long-term care insurance to help you cover some of the costs of long-term care services received at home, in the community or in a nursing facility. If you apply when you're newly hired, you won't have to provide proof of good health or be subject to underwriting requirements. Eligible family members must always provide proof of good health and are subject to underwriting.
  • Wellness and Work-life Resources: Penn is committed to supporting our faculty and staff as they balance the competing demands of work and personal life. That's why we offer a wide variety of programs and resources to help you care for your health, your family, and your work-life balance.
  • Professional and Personal Development: Penn provides an array of resources to help you advance yourself personally and professionally.
  • University Resources: As a member of the Penn community, you have access to a wide range of University resources as well as cultural and recreational activities. Take advantage of the University's libraries and athletic facilities, or visit our arboretum and art galleries. There's always something going on at Penn, whether it's a new exhibit at the Penn Museum, the latest music or theater presentation at the Annenberg Center, or the Penn Relays at Franklin Field to name just a few examples. As a member of the Penn community, you're right in the middle of the excitement-and you and your family can enjoy many of these activities for free.
  • Discounts and Special Services: From arts and entertainment to transportation and mortgages, you'll find great deals for University faculty and staff. Not only do Penn arts and cultural centers and museums offer free and discounted admission and memberships to faculty and staff. You can also enjoy substantial savings on other goods and services such as new cars from Ford and General Motors, cellular phone service plans, movie tickets, and admission to theme parks.
  • Flexible Work Hours: Flexible work options offer creative approaches for completing work while promoting balance between work and personal commitments. These approaches involve use of non-traditional work hours, locations, and/or job structures.
  • Penn Home Ownership Services: Penn offers a forgivable loan for eligible employees interested in buying a home or currently residing in West Philadelphia, which can be used for closing costs or home improvements.
  • Adoption Assistance: Penn will reimburse eligible employees on qualified expenses in connection with the legal adoption of an eligible child, such as travel or court fees, for up to two adoptions in your household.

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