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Posting Details

Posting Details

Reference Number 56-27627
School Name Law School
Org Law Alumni and Development
Posted to the Web 12/21/2017
Posted Job/Salary Grade 026
Employment Type Exempt
Hours 35
Position Type Full Time
Position Schedule 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Months 12
Position Length Ongoing
Position End Date
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

Penn Law is one of the nation’s oldest and most distinguished law schools. We offer a distinctive cross-disciplinary legal education, drawing on the depth and breadth of the University of Pennsylvania. The resulting intellectual opportunities and professional relationships bridge traditional boundaries and disciplines, making Penn Law an extraordinary supportive academic community for its scholars and students alike.


Reporting to the Assistant Director for Stewardship and Gift Processing, the Stewardship Program Manager will serve as the key writer for the law school’s comprehensive stewardship program and will be responsible for coordinating all stewardship initiatives with the aim of fostering donor engagement and appreciation. The Manager prepares correspondence and gift acknowledgment letters from the Dean of the Law School, the Vice Dean of Development, and other members of the development team. A vital member of the writing and editing staff for the department, the Stewardship Program Manager is also responsible for compiling and preparing stewardship reports for various funds at the law school throughout the year. In addition, the Manager must effectively utilize and maintain university and LDAR databases to track progress and keep accurate records on donor, fund, and recipient information. The position involves interaction with donors, faculty, administrators and law students.

  • BA/BS degree with 3 to 5 years of experience in related field, preferably in higher education.
    * Excellent writing and editing skills. Writing sample is required.
    * Strong organizational skills and a high level of attention to detail.
    * Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
    * Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to interact and communicate clearly with administrators, faculty, donors, and students.
    * Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a collaborative member of a team.
    * Demonstrated ability to take initiative and assume responsibility.
    * Capacity and interest in web development and design.
    * Familiarity with complex databases and Microsoft Office applications.
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.
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  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
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    • Contacted by a Penn Recruiter
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    • Professional Affiliation/Trade Website
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    • Heard about it at a conference or career fair
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  2. * What is your highest level of education completed?
    • Less than high school education
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • Vocational or Technical School
    • Associate's Degree or Two Year College
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree
    • PHD/MD/JD or equivalent doctoral degree
  3. * How many years of experience do you have related to this position?
    • 0 to 1 Year
    • 1 to 2 Years
    • 2 to 3 Years
    • 3 to 5 Years
    • 5 to 7 Years
    • 7 to 10 Years
    • Over 10 Years

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter