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.
The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled
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.