Employment Opportunities  

Would you like to work at DeSales University?

To be successful at DeSales, you need to believe that relationships with students and colleagues are personal; that knowledge is not transfer of information, but about the value of learning to contribute to society; that faith and culture are complementary. We invite you to explore our current career opportunities and culture below. Application information can be found within the individual postings. Of course, if you have any questions at all, please don't hesitate to ask.

Effective immediately and in accordance with Pennsylvania Act 153, all new faculty and staff at DeSales University whose position with the University has been determined to potentially have direct contact or routine interaction with individuals under 18 years of age must successfully complete a background check, including a Criminal History Report from the Pennsylvania State Police, a Child Abuse History Clearance from the Department of Human Services and a fingerprint based criminal history submitted through the FBI as a condition of employment. Additional background checks may be required based on the specific requirements of the position.

DeSales currently has openings in the following areas:

Major Gift Officer

Jul 13, 2017

Date: 7/13/17

Position: Major Gift Officer

Type: Full Time Exempt

Location: Major Gifts


The Major Gift Officer is responsible for creating and implementing cultivation, solicitation and stewardship strategies for an assigned group of major donor and potential major donor prospects.


  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • 2-4 years’ experience in prospect development, relationship management, and personal solicitation preferably in higher education with a proven track record of success
  • Previous capital campaign experience preferred
  • Valid driver’s license with clean driving record
  • Ability to successfully manage multifunctional and diverse projects when necessary
  • Possess excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills
  • Willingness to work flexible schedule including evenings and weekends as necessary
  • Sensitive to issues of ethnicity, disability and diversity
  • Dedicated to the mission of a small, Catholic, liberal arts institution

Send Resume and Cover Letter To:

Office of Human Resources


Please Put "Major Gifts" in subject line

An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

Applications will be accepted through July 28, 2017

Faculty Opportunities

  • Adjunct Faculty Positions in the ACCESS Program

  • Adjunct: Biology

  • Adjunct: Chemistry

  • Adjunct: Computer Science

  • Adjunct: Mathematics

  • Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

  • Director of Healthcare Simulation

  • Director of the MA in Criminal Justice Program

  • MBA Adjunct Faculty Positions

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