Development Officer

Position posted on: 11-07-2017

Position Summary:

The Division of College Advancement at Lycoming College seeks applications for the position of Development Officer.  This administrative staff position, reporting directly to Senior Director of Major & Planned Gifts is responsible for managing a portfolio of donors to develop and cultivate relationships with alumni and friends of the College, to encourage leadership, annual gifts and to solicit outright major and planned gifts of $10,000 or more.  This position also assists with the execution of the planned giving program, including marketing and communications. 

Required Experience & Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree required.  A minimum of three years of relationship management experience; fundraising in a higher education environment preferred.  Proven success in relationship building; ability to forge strong working relationships; high motivation for success coupled with diplomacy, tact, and consistent follow through.  Excellent written and oral communication skills.  A strong personal commitment to the importance of private higher education and the mission of Lycoming College is essential.  Must be willing and able to travel frequently and possess a valid driver’s license.  Occasional evening and weekend work may be required dependent on workload and/or activities and events sponsored by College Advancement.

To Apply:

Submit cover letter and resume including the names and telephone numbers of three professional references.  Electronic submission of application materials is required.  Please reference “Development Officer” in the subject line of the email.


Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Additional information at  Post-offer, pre-employment drug screen, motor vehicle record check and criminal background check conducted.

LYCOMING COLLEGE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: As a matter of policy and/or applicable laws, Lycoming College does not discriminate in admission, employment or administration of its programs or activities on the basis of religion, ancestry, political belief, veteran status or sexual orientation.