VCU Development and Alumni Relations seeks a Director of Gift Planning responsible for developing and implementing planned giving strategies for the schools and units of VCU’s Monroe Park Campus. This position will serve as ambassador to university and community groups to share information about VCU’s planned giving programs, partner with donor relations to enhance planned giving stewardship programs, and collaborate with the VCU Foundation, School of Engineering Foundation, School of Business Foundation and Development and Alumni Relations communications team to develop and deliver materials for planned giving prospects. This position will also be responsible for recognizing philanthropic opportunities and match with university strengths.
At Virginia Commonwealth University, we Make it Real through learning, research, creativity, service and discovery – the hallmarks of the VCU experience. A premier, urban, public research university nationally recognized as one of the best employers for diversity, VCU is a great place to work. It’s a place of opportunity, where your success is supported and your career can thrive. VCU offers employees a generous leave package, career paths for advancement, competitive pay, and an opportunity to do mission-driven work.
Candidates with a Bachelor’s degree and the following experience and skills are encouraged to apply:
Previous experience in a planned giving position, preferably at an institution of higher education or nonprofit
Experience in developing cultivation and solicitation strategies
Ability to write, edit, and develop communications for diverse audiences in conjunction with planned giving goals
Ability to manage multiple simultaneous, detailed projects and to prioritize competing priorities to complete work on time
Ability to develop systems to track and analyze results
Well-developed interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills with a strong customer service orientation
Ability to work independently with initiative and independent judgment as well as the ability to work cooperatively as part of a team and experience interacting with diverse stakeholders in an inclusive community
Deep appreciation for the mission and aspirations of VCU
Working knowledge of tax laws affecting charitable planning
Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action university providing access to education and employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation, veteran’s status, political affiliation or disability.
About Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia Commonwealth University is a premier urban, public research university focused on academic success. VCU enrolls more than 32,000 students in 13 schools and one college, offering 64 bachelor’s, 74 master’s, 40 doctoral, and three first-professional degree programs and 41 post-baccalaureate and post-master’s certificate programs. VCU’s strategic plan, Quest for Distinction, embraces the university’s vision as a premier urban, public research university focused on student success. The plan provides a strategic framework for capitalizing on the outstanding assets that form the VCU experience. Recognized as a community-engaged institution by the Carnegie Foundation, VCU is one of only 40 institutions nationwide to receive Carnegie designations as a Research University with Very High Research Activity and Community Engaged and is on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.