POSITION TITLE: Director of Gift
POSITION STATUS: Full-Time
POSITION REPORTS TO: Vice President,
Institutional Advancement (VPIA)
The Director of Gift Planning is responsible for developing and
implementing a long-term program that will substantially enhance
philanthropic giving to the University of Saint
- Responsible for all
aspects of planned giving including communication, administration,
prospect identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship
programs and activities.
- Collaborates with the
development team in strategic planning while working closely with
the Vice President for Institutional Advancement
- Responsible for
coordination of mailings, newsletters, emails, and events to select
- Coordinates all aspects
and details of pending and completed planned gifts among the donor,
the donor’s advisors, the Business Office, and the President’s
- Prepares monthly and
annual progress reports.
- Serves as the primary
representative for the members of the Seraph Society, the
University’s legacy society.
- Performs other duties as
required and/or assigned by the VPIA
University of Saint Francis (USF) employees demonstrate a
commitment to the University’s mission and support of its Catholic
and Franciscan traditions. Employees provide the intellect,
empathy, and ability to serve our students and community. The USF
Way of serving is a source of pride for many employees. To provide
a consistently high level of quality experience across our
university, we provide the following service expectations for all
employees. These standards have been tailored by position and
responsibilities and are incorporated into performance
Standard #1: Provide opportunities for deeper conversations,
prayer, and reflection.
Standard #2: Utilize best practices in communication and
- Apply care to your words
and deeds to ensure respect for others.
- Commit to follow through
without exception and with quality.
- Offer additional
assistance after serving as in, “How else may I assist
- Respond promptly,
whether in person, via phone, or email.
Standard #3: Recognize and celebrate milestones and
Standard #4: Use resources wisely and support green
- Bachelor’s Degree
- Must have 5 or more
years of development experience preferably in planned or major
giving in a higher education or community-based
Knowledge and Skills
interpersonal, organizational and communication skills (oral and
- Excellent analytical and
legal skills and knowledge required.
- Must understand relevant
tax laws and planned giving vehicles and keep current on any
changes in the field.
- Must have knowledge of
charitable trusts, gift annuities, bequests and other planned gifts
- Strategic planning,
strong presentation and relationship building skills are essential,
along with the ability to manage a portfolio
- Knowledge of specialized
gift planning software preferred.
- Experience in
comprehensive campaigns a plus.