ABOUT GOUCHER COLLEGE:
Since its founding in 1885, Goucher College has been a place of
innovation and excellence. As a private liberal arts college,
Goucher is dedicated to teaching students to be complex
problem-solvers prepared for the jobs of the future. Small class
sizes, a rigorous curriculum, and dedicated faculty and staff allow
for personalized mentorship for each student. Named one of the most
innovative colleges in the country by U.S. News & World Report,
Goucher is a leader in global education and was one of the first
colleges in the country to offer 100% study abroad. Approximately
1,100 undergraduate and 900 graduate students form the close-knit
and vibrant Goucher community.
To raise philanthropic support for Goucher College by
participating in a wide range of activities related to the
identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of
planned, major, and annual giving donors. Reporting to the Director
of Development, the gift officer will be responsible for
administering and monitoring all estates and life income gifts in
which Goucher has been named a beneficiary. Additionally, the gift
officer will participate and engage in planned giving professional
development to maintain current knowledge and stay updated on best
practices and manage marketing and event efforts directed at
planned and major gift prospects.
Required: Bachelor's degree
Required: 5 years of fundraising experience.
Knowledge of planned giving strategies and management.
Proven track record in annual giving, major giving and planned
Preferred: Experience in Higher education fundraising.
Salary Range: $84,781 - $99743
- Manage a portfolio of 125 planning giving and major gift
prospects. Meet and communicate with prospects and/or their
advisors, including emails, phone calls, and local and national
face-to-face visits. Additionally, include strategy development,
preparation of gift proposals, gift agreements, and other Goucher
materials. Manage all appropriate follow up in accordance with the
Office of Advancement policy and protocol and use of
- Manage the planned gift inventory, completing bi-annual audits
of life income gifts and bequest follow up and communications.
- Manage the Second Century Society of individuals who have made
a planned gift commitment. This includes assigned and unassigned
individuals. Plan and coordinate events for Second Century members
and planned giving prospects at retirement communities, on campus,
and at other appropriate locations and venues.
- Work closely with the Office of Communications to prepare print
and digital materials, including invitations, correspondence,
solicitations, acknowledgments, brochures, webpages/website,
quarterly newsletters, and other marketing tools in association
with the planned giving program
- Serve as part of the Major Gift team, helping to educate fellow
gift officers on strategies for including planning giving materials
in solicitations as well as participating in team presentations,
strategy sessions, and programming.
- Join the Chesapeake Planned Giving Council or equivalent
organization to attend planned giving seminars, professional
development opportunities, and learn about trends in planned
giving, marketing, and strategies.
- Other duties as assigned including staffing advancement and
campus-wide events such as Alumni Weekend, Family Weekend, and
Goucher College is always on the lookout for top talent,
resourceful, innovative, and dedicated individuals who will keep
the College at the forefront of extraordinary education. As one of
the nation's most progressive, innovative institutions of higher
learning, we offer outstanding professional
perks, and a great
The review of applications will begin immediately.
Please submit the following application materials online:
- Cover letter
- Contact information for three professional references
Candidates must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work
in the USA. No Visa sponsorship is offered for this position.
Goucher College is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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