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Development Associate

Position Information

Position Information

Date Posted 03/07/2018
Open Until Filled No
Anticipated Application Deadline (Close date) 04/06/2018
Working Title Development Associate
Job Classification Development II
Department Name 01097-Medical and Health Sciences Foundation
Job Type Staff
Position Number 0131946
Hiring Range $30,732.00 - $49,296.00
Position Description

The Medical and Health Sciences Foundation (MHSF) was officially created as the fundraising entity responsible for the joint philanthropic ventures of UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences. The MHSF acts as the central source for patients, alumni, and friends to contribute to any clinical or research endeavor at either or both UPMC and Pitt.

The Medical and Health Sciences Foundation seeks a Development Associate for the Schools of the Health Sciences. This position is in direct collaboration with development staff to develop and implement comprehensive fund-raising strategies for direct identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of select individual prospects.

The incumbent will focus on gifts between $1,000-$50,000 across alumni from the health science schools, with a goal of increasing annual giving and moving selected portions of the portfolio into future major gifts.

Education Required Baccalaureate
Minimum Related Experience Level Required 2-3 years experience
Additional Education and/or Experience Essential to the Position

At least two years of direct fundraising/development experience with successful individual specific track record in one or more of the following competencies: individual gift solicitation/fundraising practices, gift cultivation, and/or volunteer management.

Bachelor’s degree required, a combination of education and experience may be substituted.

Required Licenses/Certifications


Child Protection Clearances

The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.

Background Check For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check.
Assignment Category Regular, Full-Time
Percent Effort 100
Scheduled Work Hours 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
If Varied Work Schedule, Please Specify
If Part Time, Actual Standard Weekly Hours
Campus Pittsburgh
University Benefits

The University offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package for all full-time and part-time regular employees including:

• Education benefits and a retirement plan with employer match

• Group medical insurance, life insurance, and optional vision and dental insurance

• Free transit service within Allegheny County for employees of the Oakland campus (Port Authority Transit)

• Time off benefits including vacation, sick and personal time

For more information regarding the University’s benefits package, please visit

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a bachelor's degree or will have completed one by the end of this current term?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Have you had experience in a non-profit or fundraising setting? Y or N If so, please describe the nature of this experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Please list the main reasons you are interested in the position.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Describe any applicable skills/traits you could bring to this job.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Why do you think you're a strong candidate for this position?

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Is there any additional information we should know while reviewing your application?

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. * Overnight travel may be required. Are you willing to travel as part of the job requirements?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. * How did you hear of this position at the University of Pittsburgh?
    • Career Development Center (CDC)
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Commonwealth Workforce Development System (Formerly PA CareerLink)
    • Currently a University Employee
    • Pitt Career Services
    • Pittsburgh Post Gazette
    • Pittsburgh Technology Council
    • PittSource Search
    • Referral (Friend, University Employee, etc.), please specify below
    • Internet Search
    • Other: (Please specify below)
  9. Please specify from above (if applicable):

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents