Gift Planning Officer

University of Richmond
Virginia, United States
Salary Not specified
Closing date
Feb 10, 2022

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Position Type
Fundraising, Planned Giving, Other Fundraising
For-Profit Companies
Employment Type
Full Time


Gift Planning Officer


Reporting to the Director of Major Giving and Gift Planning, the Gift Planning Officer is primarily responsible for securing five, six, and seven figure planned gift commitments to advance the strategic priorities of the University of Richmond. The Gift Planning Officer will be responsible for managing a portfolio of rated prospects who have the inclination and capacity to make a planned gift. This will include establishing and achieving annual performance metrics on an individual and team basis.


  • Manage a portfolio of assigned planned giving prospects. Through personal and virtual engagement, identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit, close, and steward prospects for planned, major and potential principal level gifts. Partner with major giving and leadership giving officers to grow Charter Associate membership.
  • Formulate and implement strategies for short-and long-term giving outcomes, devising performance metrics, and collaborating with major and leadership giving officers.
  • Ensure compliance with prospect management guidelines for data entry and metric tracking
  • Attend regularly scheduled University, Advancement, Development, and individual meetings


  • Demonstrated record of soliciting and closing five and six-figure philanthropic gifts.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment, demonstrate an understanding of the ethical principles associated with working in development, and to use discretion in interactions with members of the University of Richmond community.
  • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills, along with the ability to work with diverse internal and external constituencies.
  • Proven ability to work effectively in a collaborative, team environment with a high degree of collegiality; honesty and transparency are two other important abilities.
  • Strong written, communication, organizational, and analytical skills as well as a sense of humor.
  • Experience managing high-level donor events is preferred.
  • Skill in the use of Microsoft office and fund-raising software applications, including database management.


  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred
  • Minimum of three to five years of experience in fundraising, preferably higher education, with a proven track record of success. Gift planning experience is preferred. A legal or accounting background in estate planning or personal finance may be considered in lieu of fundraising experience.


  • Full-time, exempt position
  • Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; 7.75 hrs./day; 38.75 hrs./week
  • Seasonal, evening, and weekend work will be periodically required throughout the year (e.g. Charter Associate events, Homecoming Reunion, etc.)
  • Frequent travel is expected

Pay Grade 8 (Hiring Range $62,345.00 to $82,600.00 annually)


The University of Richmond requires COVID-19 vaccinations for all students, faculty, and staff. The University allows exemptions to this requirement for religious, medical and strong personal conviction reasons. All newly hired employees must report their status within the first two weeks of employment.


At the University of Richmond, we’re creative, inclusive, and determined. We’re Spiders, and our mission is to create positive change in the UR community and beyond. Located minutes from downtown Richmond, Virginia, the University of Richmond ( blends the intimacy of a small college with exceptional academic, research, and cultural opportunities usually found only at large institutions. There’s only one place like Richmond.

UR is committed to developing a diverse faculty, staff and student body, and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of differences in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development and institutional success. In keeping with this commitment, our academic community welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds and candidates who support diversity. EOE

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