Director of Planned Giving

Posting Details


Posting Number S01799P


Working Title Director of Planned Giving
Posting Category Staff
Position Number 004793
Assigned Organizational Area University
FLSA Exempt
Benefit Status Full Benefits
Pay Grade C
Months Per Year 12
Hours Per Year 1820
If Temporary, Date of Expiration
Proposed Start Date


Department Planned Giving - 1810
Advertised Location Dayton, Ohio



The University of Dayton is seeking an experienced Director of Planned Giving to serve as a fundraising specialist in the area of planned giving. This person will work collaboratively with colleagues in all areas of Advancement to provide technical support and guidance related to gift planning. The Director will report directly to the Assistant Vice President, Principal, International and Legacy Gifts.

Position Summary Information

The University of Dayton, founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary, is a top ten Catholic research university. The University seeks outstanding, diverse faculty and staff who value its mission and share its commitment to academic excellence in teaching, research and artistic creativity, the development of the whole person, and leadership and service in the local and global community.

To attain its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, inclusion and affirmative action and to equal opportunity policies and practices. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer we will not discriminate against minorities, females, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree is required.

Three (3) years of progressive development experience to include at least two (2) years of related planned giving experience and exposure in closing Planned Gifts.

Fundamentals of development with knowledge of gift planning strategies, marketing and/or communications.

Proficient in Microsoft Office.

This position requires a valid drivers license, low risk driving record and insurability by the University.

Substantial travel, along with occasional evening and weekend work, is required.

Preferred Qualifications

Seven (7) years of progressive development experience to include at least five (5) years of related planned giving experience and significant exposure in closing Planned Gifts.

Experience in advancement with a focus on planned gifts and successful experience in creating a culture of philanthropy.

Demonstrated successful experience with wealth management, financial planning, tax and charitable gift laws and planned giving vehicles and methods.

Experience along with examples of working with planned and major giving strategies and the ability to educate and inform donors about appropriate giving vehicles.

Successful experience in interacting with trust lawyers, counsel office, and other partners as well as a demonstrated successful collaboration with internal and external constituents.

Excellent analytic ability, oral and written communication skills, and a strong attention to detail.

Technical experience with Planned Giving software.

High integrity, relationship-building skills and effective interpersonal skills.

Work Hours
Number of Positions Available 1
Proposed Posting Date 12/14/2017
Application Review Date
Proposed Closing Date 01/23/2018
Open until filled?
Special Instructions to Applicants
Preferred Multicultural Experience

Demonstrated and successful experience working with people from diverse backgrounds. Knowledge of and sensitivity to a Catholic Marianist work environment.

Posting Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a valid driver's license, maintain a low-risk driving record and able to be insured by the university?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Are you able and willing to travel and attend special events including some evening and weekend hours?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
Optional Documents

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