As a member of the major gifts team, the Director provides education to donors who are considering making planned gifts, as well as counsel, technical support, and training for development staff and senior University administrators with regard to the various giving vehicles and gift design. The incumbent will work closely with the division’s Vice President, Associate Vice President(s), and Assistant Vice President(s), as well as the University President and General Counsel as needed.
The Director of Gift Planning sets the strategic direction for the Office of Gift Planning and is responsible for managing the University’s gift planning program, ensuring increased gift flow for the University’s fundraising campaign from current gifts of assets, life income gifts, deferred estate gifts, and matured estate gifts.
Reporting to the Associate Vice President of Advancement, the Director of Gift Planning represents Saint Joseph’s University by working with donors, prospects, and their legal and financial advisors to establish life income gifts, charitable trusts, bequests, and non-cash outright gifts to benefit the University. In this leadership role, the Director oversees the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of individuals making deferred and other specially structured gifts to Saint Joseph’s University. S/he manages a robust pool of individual planned giving prospects, provides strategies for cultivating current and deferred planned gifts, and serves as expert advisor within the division on all gift planning solicitations. Additionally, the Director will spend a significant amount of time working with Major Gift Officers to introduce and navigate planned giving elements to their donors and prospects. The Director will also provide strategic direction for the marketing and promotion of planned gifts through direct mail, e-solicitation, seminars, web, gift/recognition societies, and related marketing promotions.
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Saint Joseph’s University is a private, Catholic, Jesuit institution and we expect members of our community to be knowledgeable about – and to make a positive contribution to – our mission. Saint Joseph’s University is an equal opportunity employer that seeks to recruit, develop and retain a talented and diverse workforce. The University is committed to the diversity of its faculty and staff so that our students, our disciplines and our community as a whole can benefit from the multiple perspectives it offers. The University seeks qualified candidates who share our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. EOE