Where you can build a career that feels like home.

Where you can build a life as well as a career.

Through three record-breaking campaigns, Penn State has become one of the top public universities in the world, and our institution knows that great fundraising—and great fundraisers—can take us even higher. If you’ve got the ambition and ability to secure the support our students and faculty need to succeed, you’ll find the support you need to succeed right here in our team of more than 400 advancement professionals and in a family of more than 700,000 alumni who believe in the power of giving back. You’ll also find a community that’s ranked among the best places to live in the U.S. and an institution where work-life balance is more than words—it’s built into our culture.

We are Penn State. You are here.

Globally dispersed alumni

Committed donors

Years of academic excellence

Recent Job Postings

Director of Major Gifts, Eberly College of Science

Major Gifts Officer 4 – Job 83427 As Penn State pursues a fast-paced and focused campaign, A Greater Penn State for 21st Century Excellence, a top frontline fundraiser is needed in the role of Director of Major Gifts to engage alumni and friends as partners in...

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Get to know the Office of University Development

A diverse mix of fundraising units, central support, and exceptional leadership makes Penn State’s Office of University Development a unique and rewarding place to work. Learn more about what it’s like to be a member of the team.

What’s it like to work at Penn State?

Penn State is a vibrant university, where “We Are!” is not only a cheer, but a way of life. From benefits to tuition assistance to the flexibility to manage travel schedules, find out why our employees find Penn State such a fulfilling place to work.

You’ll love living in Happy Valley

Everyone will tell you that the best thing about living in State College is the lack of traffic, but Central PA has so much more to offer. One of our employees put it best: “When you work for the university around which the town is built, you really feel like you’re a part of everything.” And we’ll introduce you to all of it—the shops, schools, restaurants, and people that make Happy Valley a great place to call home.