Director of Development

Position posted on: 02-11-2014

Position Summary:

Lycoming College is a selective, historic, and financially sound institution of higher education located in the scenic Susquehanna Valley of Central Pennsylvania.  The College seeks an experienced fundraiser to become the new Director of Development. Reporting to a seasoned Vice President for College Advancement and joining a committed and talented advancement team, the Director will assist in preparing the College as it gears up for its next campaign. In addition to overseeing the operational activities of the office, s/he will also manage a targeted portfolio of leadership donors.

The successful candidate will have strong program management and organizational skills, along with the ability to handle multiple tasks and priorities at any given time. A history of success in annual giving, advancement services, and major giving is necessary for the next Director.  Excellent written and communication skills are required as well as the ability to effectively interact with all individuals. The preferred candidate will have higher education development experience. Understanding of and enthusiasm for the mission of a small, liberal arts college is essential.

Founded in 1812 and located in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, Lycoming College is one of the 50 oldest colleges in America. As evidenced by a Standard and Poor’s bond rating of “A,” the College maintains a solid financial position. Enrolling 1,400 students, Lycoming is one of only 44 institutions classified by Carnegie Liberal Arts as small private liberal arts colleges that are focused exclusively on undergraduate education, are selective in admissions, graduate 80% of their students in the arts and sciences, and include a strong residential experience. For more information, please visit

Environment: Ranked the 7th fastest growing city in the U.S., Williamsport, Pennsylvania offers a relaxed and friendly atmosphere combined with active and prosperous business, manufacturing, and artistic communities. Once home to more millionaires per capita than any other American city, Williamsport offers housing options from the mansions of Millionaires’ Row, to modern urban, suburban, and rural living. The city, a crossroad for travelers, boasts a local airport and accessible public transportation and offers public and private education options from elementary school through college. Recreational opportunities range from the traditional outdoor pursuits; a year-round professional performance venue attracting major artists; a local symphony orchestra; the Williamsport Crosscutters, a minor league affiliate with the Philadelphia Phillies; and the annual Little League World Series. Centrally located, the city provides easy access to major metropolitan areas such as Philadelphia, three and a half hours southeast, New York City, three and a half hours east, and Washington, DC, four hours south.

To Apply:

Please submit a letter of application and resume to RPA Inc. at using Lycoming DOD in the subject line.

For a confidential discussion
call 800-992-9277


The first review of candidates will begin March 17, 2014. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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.