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HSUS Planned Giving Officer - MidAtlantic

Humane Society of the United States
Maryland, United States
$125,000.00 - $145,000.00
Closing date
Jul 27, 2022

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Position Type
Fundraising, Alumni Affairs, Annual Fund, Capital Campaigns, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Direct Marketing, Donor Relations, Fundraising Administration, Grant Seeking, Major Gifts, Membership, Planned Giving, Prospect Research, Other Fundraising, Special Events, Programs, Community Outreach, Grant Administration, Grant Making, Government Relations and Advocacy, Other Programs, Program Administration and Management
Advocacy, Animal Protection, Community Foundations, Environment, Health, International, Other Fields, Philanthropic Advisors, Research, Social Services
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Full Time
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The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), the nation’s most effective animal protection organization, is seeking a Planned Giving Officer for the Planned Giving department in the Mid-Atlantic region. In this position you will cultivate, solicit, and steward current and new donors for the Planned Giving team, within the Mid-Atlantic region. You will also raise funds towards a set fundraising target.

You will be responsible for:


  • Soliciting and documenting bequest intentions and beneficiary designations from prospects in assigned region for the Planned Giving team;
  • Following up on marketing campaigns, individual inquiries, and personal outreach generating leads and developing contacts for solicitation;
  • Stewarding Humane Legacy supporters in assigned region, prioritizing high gift commitments and high net worth;
  • Promoting, soliciting, and closing Charitable Gift Annuities;
  • Generating income to meet set fundraising targets, via outright annual donations from assigned portfolio of donors. Assisting donors with methods such as IRA rollovers, gifts of stock and mutual funds, and gifts of non-cash assets;
  • Keeping abreast of achievements, victories, and other developments in the organization and among affiliates, ensuring the ability to provide donors and prospects with full, accurate, and specific information. Collaborating and maintaining relationships with colleagues;
  • Keeping abreast of trends relevant to technical knowledge and tax law concerning charitable gift planning. 


Qualifications and Requirements:


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience required. CAP, CFRE, CFP, or legal degree preferred;
  • A minimum of seven (7) years of experience in development, donor engagement, or another related field required;
  • Knowledge of planned gift models and software, such as PG Calc, preferred;
  • Knowledge of moves management and CRM database systems preferred;
  • Leadership ability in work setting.  Flexible, willing to learn, and anticipates the needs of self and staff;
  • Ability to set a positive tone for employees during their day;
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced environment with frequent deadlines; high energy, self-motivated and proactive;
  • Ability to manage issues requiring problem resolution and conflict management with excellent interpersonal and intervention skills;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Knowledge of business operations, including effective budget development and management processes;
  • Attention to detail and commitment to excellence, demonstrated by the delivery of quality and timely outcomes;
  • Willing and able to travel as necessary;
  • Strong interest in animal protection issues preferred.


This is a remote position based in the Mid-Atlantic region.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, and disability, marital or parental status or protected veteran status.  EOE 

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