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Executive Director of Gift Planning

Emory University
Georgia, United States
Salary Not specified
Closing date
Dec 2, 2022

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Bryant Group is proud to partner with Emory University to recruit the
Executive Director of Gift Planning.

The Executive Director of Gift Planning will serve as the University's lead planned gift strategist and a key development and administrative leader for Advancement and Alumni Engagement overseeing and ensuring the success of the Office of Gift Planning. The successful candidate is responsible for managing the office and a staff comprised of gift planning officers and support staff who ensure that a high level of donor identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship occurs.

This position calls for a strategic visionary who thrives in a complex and fast-paced environment and has a track record of success in principal and planned gift fundraising in an academic institution or other comprehensive nonprofit organization. Experience as an estate attorney and financial planner will also be considered.

Emory is a private research university in Atlanta, Georgia. It is the second-oldest private institution of higher education in Georgia and ranked as one of the top 25 universities in the nation.

Emory University has nine academic divisions: Emory College of Arts and Sciences,Oxford College,Goizueta Business School, Laney Graduate School, School of Law, School of Medicine, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing,Rollins School of Public Health, and the Candler School of Theology.

Emory serves 15,000 students with more than 80 majors, 60+ minors, and more than ten pre-professional programs. Emory University students come from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, five territories of the United States, and over 100 foreign countries.

Responsibilities:(partial list)
• Provide leadership to and manage the Office of Gift Planning.
• Create and manage the goals, annual plans, and budget of the Office of Gift Planning and ensure appropriate alignment with unit's yearly plans.
• Evaluate and update gift planning operations, procedures, and marketing and training programs.
• Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward planned giving prospective donors for gifts to support University priorities.

Minimum Requirements:
• A bachelor's degree and eight years of experience in gift and estate planning in the private sector, higher education, or other nonprofit organization.
• Minimum of five years managing staff.
• Experience working with bequests, trusts, tax deferred gifts, and life income gifts with a strong working knowledge of tax, trust, and other laws affecting charitable planning.
• Strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills with attention to detail, the ability to work with ambiguity, and navigate a complex work environment.

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Priority will be given to application materials received by November 29, 2022

Emory Supports a Diverse and Inclusive Culture

To ensure the safety of our campus community, the COVID-19 vaccine is required. For more information on the University and Hospital policies and potential exemptions, please see our website.

Emory University is dedicated to providing equal opportunities and equal access to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran's status. Emory University does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment on the basis of any factor stated above or prohibited under applicable law. Students, faculty, and staff are assured of participation in University programs and in the use of facilities without such discrimination. Emory University complies with Executive Order 11246, as amended, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veteran's Readjustment Assistance Act, and applicable executive orders, federal and state regulations regarding nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action. Emory University is committed to achieving a diverse workforce through application of its affirmative action, equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policy in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training. Inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to the Emory University Department of Equity and Inclusion, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Building, Atlanta, GA 30322.

Emory University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request a reasonable accommodation, please contact the Department of Accessibility Services at 404-727-9877 (V) | 404-712-2049 (TDD). Please note that one week advance notice is preferred.

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