Development Associate

Pennsylvania, United States
16 May 2019
End of advertisement period
16 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Part Time

School Name     President's Center
Org     WXPN Surrogate
Posted Job/Salary Grade     PT/21
Employment Type     Non-Exempt
Hours     20.00
Position Type     Part Time
Position Schedule     TBD
Months     12
Position Length     Ongoing

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.

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.

School/Center Overview     

The mission of the President’s Center is to support the President, the trustees, and the University’s senior leadership; advance Penn’s highest priorities; to aid the faculty, students, and staff in their teaching, research, and service activities; and to advance excellence at Penn. In addition to the Office of the President, the President’s Center includes the following units: African-American Resource Center, Almanac, Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs, Office of General Counsel, Office of Institutional Research & Analysis, Office of Government and Community Affairs, Office of the Ombudsman, Office of the Sexual Violence Investigative Officer, Office of the University Secretary, University Archives and Records Center, Office of University Communications, and WXPN.


WXPN, a public radio station offered as a service of the University of Pennsylvania, invites applications for the position of Development Associate. This is a part-time (20 hours per week) position with benefits.

The Development Associate will work closely with WXPN Membership Team to raise funds from the WXPN audience to support our nonprofit, public service.

WXPN is seeking a friendly customer service professional with a passion for arts & culture, and an interest in fundraising to fill this position and assist in development work for the organization. In addition to providing service and support to WXPN members, the Development Associate will assist the Membership Team with routine fundraising communications and tasks, support key staff with data entry and analysis, and occasionally cover the front desk.


Required Qualifications

  • Associate degree in a related field preferred, 1- 2-years experience.
  • Ability to write professional correspondence using correct grammar without a template.
  • Demonstrated ability to be self-directed and take ownership of the position.
  • Display good judgment and diplomacy skills in working with various levels of both internal and external stakeholders, providing excellent customer service via telephone or in person.
  • Ability keep conversations and information confidential as appropriate.
  • Preferred Skills:
  • Experience working in development or fundraising.
  • Salesforce familiarity.
  • Passion for music.

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.