Posting Details

Posting Details

Reference Number 60-27852
School Name Morris Arboretum
Org Arboretum Development
Posted to the Web 02/12/2018
Posted Job/Salary Grade 025
Employment Type Non-Exempt
Hours 40.00
Position Type Full Time
Position Schedule M-F, 9am- 5pm (1 hr unpaid lunch)
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

The Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania is a historic public garden and educational institution located 15 miles from campus in historic Chestnut Hill. It promotes an understanding of the relationship between plants, people and place through programs that integrate science, art and the humanities. The Arboretum conducts four major activities: education, research, outreach, and horticultural display. As the official Arboretum of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the Morris Arboretum provides research and outreach services to state agencies, community institutions and to citizens of Pennsylvania and beyond.


The Development Coordinator performs a variety of responsibilities in support of the Morris Arboretum’s overall fundraising program, including providing direct administrative support to the Director of Development and to the Department overall. The successful candidate will also work with the development staff to advance giving strategies and will engage regularly with volunteers, providing a high level of customer service; this includes drafting routine correspondence to a diverse set of constituents and stakeholders and preparing committee and presentation materials, including spreadsheets, charts, graphs, and other documents. This position is responsible for collecting and researching data to support or answer specific questions related to the development program. The Development Coordinator is responsible for timely and accurate donor/prospect data entry using the University of Pennsylvania’s ATLAS database as well as Raiser’s Edge.


A high school diploma or equivalent and 5 years of experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience, are required. A Bachelor’s Degree and 1 to 3 years of experience in a development/fundraising office or similar are strongly preferred. Preferred: Experience with fundraising databases, broad experience with Microsoft office windows suite (Word, Outlook, Excel, etc.). Must possess excellent interpersonal skills and maintain a willingness to work evenings and on weekends required. Demonstrated skill and knowledge of, or ability to learn quickly, the internal workings of the Arboretum and the University of Pennsylvania as well as the technology tools available. Experience with ATLAS and/or Raiser’s Edge database systems preferred.

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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