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Employers can now market available positions to over hundreds qualified planned giving professionals in the Philadelphia area. Listed below are the current opportunities.

  • Wednesday, June 05, 2019 3:49 PM | Denise Downing (Administrator)

    Founded in 1986, the ESU Foundation is an independent affiliate of East Stroudsburg University with the sole mission of soliciting, receiving and administering gifts and donations that promote the growth, progress and general welfare of ESU and its students.

    Position Summary
    The East Stroudsburg University Foundation, the 501(c) (3) affiliate of East Stroudsburg University, seeks a talented, experienced, and energetic development professional to serve as a Regional Gift Officer.

    Reporting to the Director, Major and Planned Gifts of The East Stroudsburg University Foundation, the Regional Gift Officer, will develop and execute a comprehensive strategy to retain and expand the number of donors to the foundation’s annual fund, through active
    cultivation, appropriate solicitation and stewardship resulting in increased operating income for the Foundation, support for university priorities and growth in alumni participation rates.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Manage a portfolio of 150 - 200 prospects, within a defined region;
    • Qualify, cultivate, solicit and steward prospects and donors with the capability of giving $10,000 or more over a 3 to 5-year period in line with established individual and team fundraising goals;
    • Solicit gifts through personal visits, follow up telephone calls and coordinated written correspondence;
    • Collaborate with Foundation departments, University officers, faculty, administrators and Athletics on fundraising strategies;
    • Maintain accurate, timely records and contact reports in the database of record to facilitate repeated gifts and establish lifetime philanthropic partnerships; 
    • Complete and Submit monthly expense reports receipts, and invoices in a timely fashion;
    • Maintain knowledge of current best practices in the field of fundraising and advance understanding through professional development;
    • Participate at and assist where needed with cultivation events;
    Position Qualifications
    • Bachelor’s degree and 3+ years of relevant experience (development, sales, marketing, customer relations, etc.) or equivalent combination of education and experience;
    • Experience in a higher education or non-profit setting preferred; direct experience with fundraising and volunteer management;
    • Proven ability to solicit and close philanthropic gifts at the $10,000+ level, or equivalent experience in a related field such as sales;
    • Working knowledge of charitable giving tax law;
    • Strong organizational and planning skills;
    • Excellent interpersonal skills with proven ability to successfully interact and collaborate with varied constituencies in a professional manner, exhibiting excellent written and oral communication skills, team-building skills, and demonstrating tact, poise and diplomacy while working with a wide variety of personalities;
    • Ability to apply good judgment and proven responsible decision-making skills; sensitivity and discretion are required to deal with highly confidential alumni, parent, student, family, donor and prospect information;
    • Must be a detail-oriented, self-starter with a demonstrated ability to work independently and manage multiple projects and priorities to meet aggressive timelines and challenging deadlines;
    • Availability for frequent travel in a defined region within and outside of the state of Pennsylvania, as well as evening and weekend work;
    • Working knowledge of electronic mail and calendars, the Windows environment, including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook, and Raisers Edge or comparable databases;
    • Deep appreciation for the mission and aspirations of the East Stroudsburg University Foundation and East Stroudsburg University;
    • Personal attributes: Honesty, integrity, persistence, enthusiasm, team player, commitment, attention to detail, curiosity and self-awareness;
    To Apply
    Application package must include:
    • Cover letter indicating why you are interested in this position plus salary requirements
    • Resume (please include start and end date of employment for each position)
    • Names and contact information of three professional references (at least two of which must have been direct supervisors)
    • If all three items above are not submitted your application will not be considered
    Send to: Search Committee, ESU Foundation, 200 Prospect Street, East Stroudsburg, PA 18301 or email to esufoundation@esufoundation.org. The East Stroudsburg University Foundation is an equal opportunity employer encouraging excellence through diversity. Excellent benefits
    include participation in medical, dental and vision coverage; generous retirement plan; life insurance; holidays; personal and vacation days and sick leave.

    Closing Date
    The application deadline for application is Friday, June 28, 2019. Review of applications will begin immediately, and the application period may close early, when an adequate number of qualified applications are received.

    Notice of Nondiscrimination: East Stroudsburg University Foundation does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran’s status in its programs and activities in accordance with applicable federal
    and state laws and regulations. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding this policy: CFO, East Stroudsburg University Foundation, 200 Prospect Street, East
    Stroudsburg, PA 18301, 570-422-3236. For assistance or special accommodations, please call 570-422-3236.

    Click here to download the job description as a PDF.

  • Monday, May 06, 2019 9:20 AM | Denise Downing (Administrator)

    The Philadelphia Foundation seeks applications and nominations for the position of Director of Development and Planned Giving. The Philadelphia Foundation provides civic and philanthropic leadership to the people and partners serving at the heart of this region’s common good. Born of a desire for more powerful, permanent funding to address community needs, Philadelphia Foundation has collaborated with thousands of individuals, families and businesses to advance this goal for over 100 years. To date, the Philadelphia Foundation has awarded almost $500 million in grants and scholarships to community organizations striving to make the world a better place.

    Reporting to the Vice President of Institutional Advancement and Chief Advancement Officer and working closely with the President & CEO, the Director of Development and Planned Giving, a newly created position, is responsible for the identification, cultivation and solicitation of individual major gifts and planned giving prospects, and existing donors. This leader will grow short and long-term assets at the Philadelphia Foundation.

    Six to ten plus years minimum of progressively responsible development experience with emphasis on soliciting and closing major and planned gifts from individuals; must include gifts of $100K and above. Exceptional written and verbal communications skills, including the ability to prepare case statements and other donor materials. Bachelor’s degree is required; advanced degree is preferred.

    The Philadelphia Foundation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

    Please submit your credentials to Jo-Ann Zoll at jzoll@zollsearch.com or 610 565-3831.

  • Tuesday, April 02, 2019 8:49 AM | Denise Downing (Administrator)

    The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News and World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

    Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

    The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

    School/Center Overview

    The Development and Alumni Relations organization at the University of Pennsylvania is one of the premier development organizations in the world.

    Penn’s Development and Alumni Relations (DAR) team members benefit from an exceptional work environment where professional excellence and individual pride in achievement are grounded in a strong institutional commitment to integrity and collegiality as we strive for collective success. For talented and innovative individuals, a career at the University of Pennsylvania offers the chance to be part of an exceptionally exciting environment at the nation’s first university.

    We seek talented individuals who will constitute a community that draws on the strength that comes with a substantive institutional commitment to diversity. Diversity is prized at Penn as a central component of our mission and helps create an educational and working environment that best supports the University’s commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and scholarship.

    Penn’s commitment to achieving eminence through diversity is ultimately a commitment to creating a more vibrant university so that our employees will be both stimulated and empowered to shape a better world. http://darrecruiting.upenn.edu/why-choose-penn/about-dar


    Penn Arts and Sciences forms the foundation of the scholarly excellence that has established Penn as one of the world’s leading research universities. We teach students across all 12 Penn schools, and our academic departments span the reach from anthropology and biology to sociology and South Asian studies. The three educational divisions of Arts and Sciences fulfill different missions, united by the School’s broader commitment to providing its students with an unrivaled education in the arts and sciences. The College of Arts and Sciences is the academic home of the majority of Penn undergraduates and provides 60 percent of the courses taken by students in Penn’s undergraduate professional schools. The Graduate Division offers doctoral training to over 1,500 candidates in more than 30 graduate programs. And the College of Liberal and Professional Studies provides a range of educational opportunities for lifelong learners and working professionals. The School’s Advancement Division recognizes the importance of the liberal arts as the source of knowledge that changes the world and education that changes individual’s lives and is committed to generating enthusiasm and support for the School and its mission using all available tools.

    Reporting to the Associate Dean for Advancement, the Senior Major Gifts Officer will be responsible for maximizing lifelong giving to Penn by developing meaningful relationships with assigned prospects and donors. Working as part of an experienced team of fund raisers in the School of Arts and Sciences within a University-wide donor-centric prospect management system, the Senior Major Gifts Officer will design and execute a major gifts plan for their assigned region that creates visibility for the School, expands its prospect base, and builds the School’s major gifts pipeline.

    A key feature of this position is the need to work collaboratively and productively with colleagues across Development and Alumni Relations at Penn, including Major Gifts, Planned Giving, Principal Gifts, and Alumni Relations, contributing to a total team effort on behalf of SAS and Penn.


    • Manage a personal portfolio of assigned donors and prospects, with emphasis on those capable of making a gift of $100,000 or more. Significant travel expectation.
    • Achieve mutually agreed upon annual goals for visits, solicitations and gift totals.
    • Create strategies for top prospects that leverage key relationships within SAS and across Penn and lead to successful engagement, cultivation and solicitation. As part of this effort, staff school and university academic leadership, SAS board members and other volunteers as needed.
    • Be knowledgeable about campaign priorities and programs and faculty/research/student initiatives within the School.
    • Cultivate strong partnership with central development staff.
    • Conduct discovery visits and work with alumni outreach team in the SAS Office of Advancement to align fund raising with targeted engagement of SAS alumni in key cities and regions.
    • Plan and staff special events in support of the School’s fundraising and alumni engagement effort.
    • Identify and recommend candidates for volunteer roles within the School and across the University as appropriate.
    • Represent SAS on ad hoc University-wide committees and at events and professional conferences as required.
    • Other related duties as assigned from time-to-time.


    Bachelor’s degree plus five or more years of successful fund-raising experience, preferably in higher education, including direct solicitation of six figure gifts from individuals. Intellectual curiosity, understanding of a university environment, and appreciation for the academic mission of a liberal arts institution.

    Ability to work independently, but collaboratively, as part of a goal oriented team. Skill at working effectively with colleagues in a decentralized system of fundraising, participating in and contributing to a total team effort. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Ability to articulate the case for support and the vision/mission/goals of the School. Tact, sensitivity, maturity, judgment and the ability to manage ambiguity and change necessary. Ability to travel and work evenings and weekends as needed; valid driver’s license required.

    A combination of education and experience is required.

    Special Requirements

    Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

    To apply, visit https://apptrkr.com/1426587

    Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

  • Friday, March 15, 2019 3:19 PM | Denise Downing (Administrator)

    Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Major Gifts, the Director of Planned Giving within the Office of University Advancement (UA) will identify, cultivate and steward planned giving prospects with an increased focus on blended gifts (cash and planned gifts). The Director will be externally focused on leadership and major gift planned giving prospects by designing, implementing and executing a program to acquire deferred giving support for the University's needs with particular emphasis on cultivation and solicitation strategies. The Director of Planned Giving will also partner with and act as a resource and guide to the other fundraising units within University Advancement, including but not limited to regional, athletic, and college-based programs, to secure appropriate planned gifts for their various initiatives and priorities. This position will be responsible for continuing the growth of our strong planned giving program within the context of University Advancement's larger fundraising efforts. This position will manage three planned giving professionals. 

    Click here to download the full job posting.

  • Thursday, March 07, 2019 4:03 PM | Denise Downing (Administrator)

    Philadelphia Zoo, America’s first zoo, is seeking a Manager, Prospect Management to join its growing Development Division. Reporting to Director of Development Administration, the Manager, Prospect Management provides comprehensive support for the Development Divison’s prospect management function, including prospect management processes, prospect information management, and prospect analysis and reporting. 

    Click here to download the full job description.

  • Wednesday, March 06, 2019 11:12 AM | Denise Downing (Administrator)

    Hillel at the University of Pennsylvania is seeking a creative, dynamic, team-oriented professional with strong interpersonal, organizational, and communications skills to serve as Development Associate. The Development Associate will report directly to the Director of Institutional, and work with the Executive Director and volunteer leadership to implement the development strategy and fundraising campaign.

    Penn Hillel is an exciting, fast-paced, intellectually rigorous work environment. We are a high-energy, dedicated team of professionals committed to enriching the Jewish experience of our students. The Development Associate will be responsible for providing support to the Penn Hillel Institutional Advancement Department. The Institutional Advancement Department is responsible for strategic planning, designing and implementing the annual fundraising calendar, preparing and distributing community-wide communications, and overall fundraising, including meeting an annual fundraising goal of $2.8 million in operating funds for the organization. The Development Associate will be the point person for specific development projects, special events, and administrative needs as assigned by the Director of Institutional Advancement.

    Click here to download the full job description.

  • Friday, February 22, 2019 4:33 PM | Denise Downing (Administrator)

    The Stewardship Officer is responsible for creating, implementing and maintaining Endowed Giving and Planned Giving programs to contribute to the department’s revenue goals. This role will work collaboratively with the Director of Alumni Relations to grow a robust alumni program. This is a front-line position which will require occasional regional and national travel from time to time.


    • Manages a portfolio of targeted alumni givers for annual Forge Fund gifts; works to increase number of recurring monthly and multiple year gift commitments
    • Coordinates and grows endowed funds and restricted gifts
    • Securing new endowed gifts and insuring current donors are stewarded and receive information that demonstrates the impact of their philanthropy
    • Creates and grows a planned giving program
    • Increases number of planned gifts made annually and provides stewardship of donors who have already made a commitment to planned giving
    • Assists and provides oversight to Director of Alumni Relations in managing alumni communications and engagement; including alumni social media, alumni newsletter and Alumni Weekend
    • Responsible for enhancing VFMAC alumni engagement to grow renewed commitment, loyalty and giving to VFMAC as their alma mater
    • Works with Regimental Chapters to promote engagement of alumni off campus; increasing membership and number of gatherings
    • Identifies, cultivates, and recruits young alumni volunteers to significantly increase their engagement and grow their giving
    • Works collaboratively with the Business Office and all alumni groups and associations; attends Alumni Association Board of Directors (AABOD) meetings
    • Other duties as assigned


    Education: Bachelor’s Degree required

    Experience: A minimum of 5 years of fundraising experience and leadership, an understanding of industry ‘best practices,’ and strong familiarity with a variety of the field’s concepts, practices, and procedures.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Attendance at alumni events is required, including occasional weekend, morning and evening hours
    • Occasional travel is required throughout the United States
    • Fundraising experience in an education setting
    • Self-starting strategic thinker whose hallmark qualities include being persistent, being personable and possessing a desire to succeed
    • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills and an ability to relate to a variety of people of all ages and backgrounds
    • A personal commitment to excellence, integrity and the mission of VFMAC
    • Availability to work nights and weekends

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Candidate must have exceptional communication and interpersonal abilities as well as strong organizational skills.
    • Must have the ability to work collaboratively with alumni and peers at VFMA&C.
    • Well organized, detail-oriented, a self-starter, creative, ability to write and communicate effectively, ability to manage sensitive information, ability to be flexible and open to change.
    • Must be able to work evenings and weekends as necessary.
    • Must have own transportation, be flexible and have the ability to travel as required.
    • Must be proficient with Microsoft Word, Mail Merge, Excel, donor database software, Internet research, and Outlook. Experience with; ideally Blackbaud or eTapestry.
    • Ability to carry/push/pull objects less than 30 pounds.
    • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

    To apply send a resume and cover letter including salary expectations to: hrrecruit@vfmac.edu

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Organizations with a 501(c)3 status can post gift planning related job announcements free of charge for 30 days.

Non-501(c)3 organizations may submit job announcements for a $100 fee.

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