IA-University Development - Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh - (18000621)
The University of Pittsburgh is seeking a Planned Giving Officer to join a progressive team within the University's Office of Institutional Advancement. Planned Giving Officers are expected to fundraise from current and prospective donors evaluated with the capacity to donate $100,000 or more as well as build a diverse and sustainable portfolio. The Planned Giving Officer is responsible for the planning and implementation of a wide range of major and planned gift fundraising activities in their assigned region(s) to generate support from donors through cash gifts, testamentary bequests, charitable trusts, life-income and other gifts of a complex nature such as gifts of real estate or closely-held securities. The incumbent must be willing to travel at least 30% of the time. The Planned Giving Officer will also serve as a consultant to an assigned number of gift officers on potential major and planned gifts, and develop and deliver training to staff and volunteers.
A Bachelor's degree. Master's degree in related field and/or law degree preferred. A minimum of 5-7 years of fundraising experience, and 3-5 years in professional major and planned gifts fundraising working with individual donor gifts of six/seven figures or more or related experience. Experience in higher education, health care or similarly complex environments preferred. The desired candidate will have excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills, a working knowledge of tax laws affecting charitable giving and planned giving vehicles and methods, and capital campaign experience. Frequent travel is required.
Assignment Category: Fulltime-Regular
Job Classification: Staff.Development.III
Minimum Education Level Required: Baccalaureate
Minimum Experience Level Required: 5-6 years experience
Work Schedule: 8:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Hiring Range: TBD based on qualifications
Relocation Offered: No
Visa Sponsorship Provided: No
Background Check: For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check
Child Protection Clearances: Not Applicable
Required Documents: Resume, Cover Letter
Internal Number: 18000621
About University of Pittsburgh
Founded in 1787, the same year the U.S. Constitution was signed, the University of Pittsburgh is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. One of three state-related research universities in Pennsylvania, Pitt is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), which comprises 62 preeminent doctorate-granting research institutions in North America.Pitt faculty members have expanded knowledge in the humanities and sciences, earning such prestigious honors as the National Medal of Science, the MacArthur Foundation’s “genius” grant, the Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award, and election to the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine. Pitt scientists have defeated polio, unlocked the secrets of DNA, lead the world in organ transplantation, and pioneered TV and heavier-than-air flight, among numerous other accomplishments.Pitt students have earned Rhodes, Goldwater, Marshall, and Truman Scholarships, among other highly competitive national and international scholarships.Alumni have pioneered MRI and TV, won Nobel and Pulitzer Prizes, led corporations and universities, served in government and the military, conquered Hollywood and The New York Times bestsellers list, and won Super Bowls and NBA championships.