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Development Coordinator - Major Gifts Program

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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.

COVID-19 vaccination is a requirement for all positions at the University of Pennsylvania. New hires are expected to be fully vaccinated before beginning work at the University. For more information about Penn's vaccine requirements and the use of Penn Open Pass, visit the Penn COVID-19 Response website for the latest information.

Posted Job Title
Development Coordinator - Major Gifts Program

Job Profile Title
Administrative Coordinator

Job Description Summary
Reporting to the Senior Executive Director, the Development Coordinator will provide high-level operational and administrative support to the Major Gifts Program. With close attention to streamlining and documenting efficient and effective policies and procedures, the Development Coordinator will work closely with the Senior Executive Director and Development Associate(s) to support the program by ensuring data integrity, providing accurate lists and reports, conducting basic prospect research and briefing materials, maintaining the prospect management system, and providing support for the day to day operations of the Major Gifts Program.

Job Description
  • Provide high level support to the Senior Executive Director by maintaining prospect pipelines, ensuring data integrity, preparing reports involving data from different sources, and creating and maintaining policy and procedure documentation.
  • Develop and maintain standardized processes for the day to day operations of the campus and satellite offices
  • BENFinancials responsibilities: Make purchases and pay bills for the department.Follow all DAR and University policies related to financial procedures.Run and analyze budget reports for the Executive Director
  • Under the direction of the Executive Director, manage the orientation and training process for new staff members
  • Oversee logistics for all staff monthly and quarterly meetings/retreats.Provide assistance in planning of alumni campus visits.
  • Assist in coordinating the details of major gift events.Event support includes coordinating logistics, compiling and coordinating review of complex mailing and invitation lists, preparing the invitation, taking RSVPs, preparing event materials, and, if needed, staffing the event.
  • Provide ongoing training to major gift officers and support staff in ATLAS and data entry techniques to comply with policy and to ensure consistency and quality.
  • Serve as back-up for all gift processing.
  • Undertake ongoing training and education to maintain necessary skills and up to date knowledge of pertinent policies and procedures.
  • Assume responsibility for special projects and administrative tasks across the office as assigned.


**Please provide a resume and cover letter in order to be considered for this role. Please upload all documents in the "Resume/CV" section of the application prior to submitting.**Qualifications
  • High School diploma required and 5-7 years progressively responsible office experience or equivalent combination of education and experience required.
  • Proficiency in all Microsoft applications, including Word, Excel, and Powerpoint, is required.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, communication, and technical skills.
  • Familiarity with office procedures, practices and methods essential.
  • Experience with entry, reporting, and analysis of complex data.
  • Ability to exercise judgment, initiative and analysis in carrying out duties.
  • Highly motivated and strong attention to detail.
  • Creative problem-solver who can excel working on both independent and collaborative projects;
  • Represent our office and the University with a high level of professionalism.
  • Familiarity with University of Pennsylvania and its constituencies helpful.
  • Willing to travel and work occasional evenings and weekends as needed.


Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School
Development and Alumni Relations

Pay Range
$20.45 - $30.82

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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