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Lock Haven University is a comprehensive state-owned university with over 200 full and part time faculty providing programs to 5,300 students enrolled in 60 undergraduate programs and five graduate programs in the arts, education, humanities, sciences, health care, and business. The Foundation is the fund raising arm of the University.


Annual Leadership Gift Officer

The Lock Haven University Foundation is seeking an Annual Leadership Gift Officer.  The successful candidate will function as a member of a team of development and advancement professionals and a member of the Foundation staff to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward annual donors (individuals, corporations, foundations and other organizations).
Located alongside the Susquehanna River in central Pennsylvania, Lock Haven University is a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.  With over 25,000 alums, the University’s current classes are approximately 5,000 students.  

Responsibilities: The primary purpose of the Annual Leadership Gift Officer is to maintain and manage a portfolio of approximately 300 prospects and develop a cultivation strategy for each prospect.  The individual will be responsible for 20 face-to-face monthly visits with the purpose of moving the gift discussion forward, and advancing at least 24 prospects to a major gift portfolio on an annual basis.  Additional responsibilities will include but are not limited to maintaining relationships with Lock Haven University administrators and faculty, volunteering on both the LHU and LHU Foundation boards and committees, attending annual Alumni events, and maintaining a positive and active presence in the local community. 

Minimum Qualifications: A bachelors’ degree is required as well as knowledge of the principles of fundraising and ability to participate in all aspects of the gift cycle.  A minimum of two years of professional fundraising experience or experience in sales is preferred. 

To apply, please email a copy of your resume, cover letter, and professional references to:
Katelynn Hanna at katelynn.hanna@lhufoundation.org 


Lock Haven University Foundation
Durrwachter Alumni Conference Center
10 Susquehanna Ave.
Lock Haven, PA 17745

Telephone: (570) 484-2298
Facsimile: (570) 484-2774