Director/ Senior Director of Advancement- Planned Giving

University of Texas at El Paso
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Closing date
Feb 8, 2022

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Position Type
Fundraising, Planned Giving
Employment Type
Full Time

Director/ Senior Director of Advancement- Planned Giving

Job ID 7274
Location El Paso, TX
Full/Part Time Full-Time
Regular/Temporary Regular

FLSA Status

Posting End Date
Opened until filled.

Salary Range: $85,000 - $97,500

Hours per Week
40.00 Standard from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Hiring Department
Institutional Advancement

Required Application Materials
A cover letter, resume, and a list of 3 professional references is required in order to apply.

Please submit all documents in a single PDF file.

Purpose of Position
Who we want:
An experienced Planned Giving professional who will design and implement a comprehensive and innovative planned giving strategy for the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) Office of Institutional Advancement (IA).

As we grow our team in Advancement, we are looking for a strategic partner to build on our existing strategies and formalize a sophisticated planned giving program to drive significant growth in revenue. UTEP, and our planned giving efforts, have vastly unrealized fundraising potential. We anticipate significant and sustained fundraising success and team growth in the next 2-3 years.

Essential Functions
What you'll do:
In this role, you'll be empowered to refine, develop, and implement a comprehensive planned giving strategy for the University.

This includes not only managing an active portfolio of planned giving prospects and efficiently moving them through the donor continuum, but also serving as a strategic partner for other frontline fundraisers when planned giving vehicles are central to securing commitments and blended gift opportunities match donors' philanthropic and financial goals. Additionally, you will work in close collaboration with the principal gifts team to develop strategy, cultivation efforts, and solicitation plans for the University's top prospects.

In partnership with the Senior Director of Advancement Marketing and Communications, University Communications, and other school/college communications teams, you will develop and implement targeted marketing and communication avenues to raise donor awareness on the importance and benefits of planned giving and provide leadership as our organization's primary subject matter expert on all deferred gift vehicles.

Required Qualifications
What you'll need to be successful:
  • Bachelor's degree (required)
  • Six or more years successful planned gift fundraising or related experience (required)
  • Demonstrated success persuading and influencing groups and individuals to support the organization's agenda with respect to donors, colleagues, volunteer leadership, and other stakeholders
  • An unending commitment to positively contributing to our team culture; we spend more time at work than with our families and we must all fully commit to making UTEP IA a great place to work
  • Tenacious optimism and a goal-oriented, growth mindset; the ability to remain flexible and develop creative solutions in pursuit of always maintaining forward momentum
  • Capacity to multi-task and continually balance competing priorities within a dynamic environment
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively on a small team with limited resources, supporting the success of all colleagues and prioritizing the UTEP's overall goals above personal achievement

    Preferred Qualifications
    It'd be nice if you had:
  • A JD, LLM, CPA or other related advanced degree
  • Certified Financial Planner (CFP) or Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP) certification
  • Experience in tax, trust, estate planning, wealth management, financial planning, and charitable gift laws
  • Successful track record with planned giving marketing and communications
  • Experience using a fundraising database (we use Raiser's Edge/NXT and FPM)

    Working Conditions
    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit and climb or balance. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

    EO/AA Statement
    The University of Texas at El Paso is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or sexual orientation and gender in employment or the provision of services in accordance with state and federal law. Discrimination on the basis of sex includes an employee's or prospective employee's right to be free from sexual harassment under Title IX of the Higher Education Amendments of 1972.

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