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Gift Planning Officer
Pennsylvania State University in State College, Pennsylvania
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Date Posted 03/22/2019
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Gift Planning Officer

As a member of Penn State's Office of University Development, you can play an integral role in one of the most respected and successful fundraising operations in the country and contribute to the land-grant mission and future strength of Penn State. Penn State's Office of Gift Planning ( helps the University's supporters to achieve their philanthropic and financial goals and secures $90 million each year in planned gifts for the University. A highly experienced and motivated gift planning specialist is needed to work in close collaboration with both gift planning and fundraising colleagues to: establish and implement the strategic direction of gift planning programs with assigned liaison units and with individual prospects; manage the identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of gift planning prospects while ensuring the application of appropriate policies and best practices; personally maintain a portfolio of prospects and complete, in person and in partnership with development colleagues, a minimum of nine gift planning solicitations at the $100,000 level and higher; design and lead regular in-house education seminars for fundraising staff regarding donor-centered gift-planning opportunities; maintain and enhance stewardship for all gift planning donors and promote the Atherton Society and its events as recognition for these donors; inform all of these activities with a comprehensive, up-to-date understanding of complex outright gifts, life-income and estate gifts, family wealth planning, and multigenerational strategies to secure transformational gifts. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree plus three years of work related experience. Proficiency in Microsoft Office is required, and familiarity with planned giving marketing programs as well as planned gift calculation and donor tracking software is preferred. The successful candidate will also have: experience in designing and administering a collaborative, donor-centered gift planning program for an educational institution or other not-for-profit; exemplary interpersonal and communication skills; a proven ability to self-motivate and work both independently and as part of a team; a passion for higher education and an understanding of complex institutions; an appreciation and understanding of diverse audiences and communities. To learn more about philanthropy at Penn State, please visit Information about the Office of Gift Planning is available at Operation of a motor vehicle as part of the position's duties is required, as are a valid driver's license and successful completion of a motor vehicle records check in addition to standard backgrounds.

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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.


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