Cedarville University is seeking to hire a Director of Gift Planning to secure and steward planned giving commitments with alumni and friends of the university and to develop long-term relationships built on a firm understanding of each donor’s interests, passions, and values. This is a full-time, exempt position that reports to the Executive Director of Development.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION:
RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT AND GIFT SOLICITATION (75%)
Manage relationships with an assigned portfolio of approximately 100-150 constituents, travel required (approximately 25% or 5-7 days per month)
Manage all aspects of the gift planning cycle
Work collaboratively with University staff, faculty, and leadership to effectively cultivate and steward donor relationships
Identify and facilitate strategic opportunities for prospects to interact with University leaders
Represent the University at donor, community, and alumni events as necessary
PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT AND MARKETING (15%)
Develop and grow the William Gibson Society membership program
Create and implement a marketing and education strategy for gift planning
Cultivate relationships with professional advisors
RESEARCH, REPORTING, AND TEAM ENGAGEMENT (10%)
Research complex and technical gift transactions
Equip and engage major gifts team in developing skills to identify planned gift opportunities
Develop and share expertise on current legal, tax, and investment issues
Document activity and signed agreements according departmental standards using appropriate discretion in all matters of confidentiality
With Accounting and Finance Department, coordinate administration, management and stewardship of charitable remainder trusts and charitable gift annuities
Attend Advancement staff meetings, on-campus events, and quarterly dynamic portfolio reviews (DPRs). Maintain a regular office presence as schedule allows for the purpose of fostering healthy team community
Five or more years of successful experience in closing gift planning agreements or other relevant experience. (Higher education experience preferred)
Experience with and understanding of important planned giving vehicles including gift annuities, Charitable Remainder Trusts, Lead Trusts, and testamentary provisions
All official inquiries should be directed to Teresa Day, Director of Staffing Services. Applicants must agree with and be willing to abide by Cedarville University's doctrinal statement, community covenant, and general workplace standards.
This position is subject to the University's verification of credentials and other information required by law and Cedarville University policies, including the completion of a criminal history investigation. Cedarville University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Cedarville University is an exceptional Christian university in Southwest Ohio. As one of the top Christian colleges in the Midwest, Cedarville University attracts 4,193 undergraduate, graduate, and online students to more than 150 areas of study. Founded in 1887 for the Word of God and the Testimony of Jesus Christ, Cedarville is recognized nationally as a Baptist college with caring, authentic community; rigorous and Christ-centered academic programs; strong graduation and retention rates; intentional focus on the Gospel; accredited professional and health science majors; and leading student satisfaction ratings. Cedarville University has been honored as one of the top-ranked Christian universities granting bachelor’s degrees and a "best college" for studying the Bible. Cedarville University academic teams regularly win or rank in the top tier of national and international competitions. Cedarville is also recognized among the best universities in Ohio.
Except as provided below, qualified applicants are considered for all positions, and employees are treated without regard to race, gender, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, disability – if such disability may be ...accommodated without undue hardship.
The University, under various sections of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (as amended) and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (as amended), reserves the right to discriminate on the basis of religion, marital status or gender (with regard to certain positions) where approved job description for a position indicates that the determination relates to a bonafide occupational qualification reasonably necessary to the normal operation of that particular position, or where the job description can demonstrate that the University is unable to reasonably accommodate an employee's religious observance or practice without undue hardship in the conduct of that position's responsibilities and activities.