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Assistant Vice President, Planned Giving and Regional Programs

University of Central Florida
Florida, United States
Salary Not specified
Closing date
Mar 23, 2024

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Assistant Vice President, Planned Giving and Regional Programs

University of Central Florida



Bryant Group is proud to partner with University of Central Florida to recruit an Assistant Vice President, Planned Giving and Regional Programs.


The Opportunity

The University of Central Florida seeks an accomplished and strategic fundraising leader to assume the role of Assistant Vice President, Planned Giving and Regional Programs.


The Assistant Vice President for Planned Giving and Regional Programs is a fundraising leader charged with the strategic development of a planned giving pipeline and developing philanthropic capacity outside of Florida. The Asst. VP is responsible for collaborating across the organization as the expert on Planned Giving and developing relationships with individuals and organizations that lead to planned gifts. Crucially important to the university’s growth, the individual in this role will develop a strategic regional program, managing and mentoring a team of regional gift officers.


The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong foundation and proven experience working with the various gift vehicles and all that encompass Planned Giving, have a proven ability of building a program, with a preference towards an entrepreneurial style. Experience working within a regional development program, in higher education or a similarly complex organizational structure is desired. Preferred experience includes management of staff in a remote capacity, with the ability to travel frequently. 


Essential Functions Include (but are not limited to):

  • In collaboration with Advancement colleagues, university leadership, and campus partners serves as an expert on Planned Giving and develops relationships with individuals and organizations that lead to planned gifts.
  • Develops cultivation, solicitation and stewardship plans to secure planned gifts and maintains a portfolio of prospects, particularly those with multiple giving interests.
  • Oversees and mentors direct reports responsible for growing the Milican Society and regional officers in up to three or more target markets. Indirectly teaches, coaches and trains all fundraising staff and volunteers on Planned Giving topics and vehicles.
  • Works with the SAVP and the Executive Team to identify areas of focus and prepares comprehensive fundraising goals, objectives, budgets, and plans for all areas of management responsibility.
  • Provides fundraising leadership for and on behalf of UCF Advancement by acquiring and maintaining knowledge of UCFF’s policies and procedures, becoming knowledgeable of all aspects of the business.


Position Requirements

Minimum requirements for the role are a Bachelor’s or Master’s and 10+ years relevant work experience with 5+ years of leadership experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience pursuant to Fla. Stat. 112.219(6).


About the University of Central Florida

The University of Central Florida, as an innovative and inclusive metropolitan research university, stands as a dynamic hub for education, research and community impact. With a forward-looking approach, diverse programs and a commitment to excellence, UCF continues to shape the future and empower individuals and organizations to unleash their full potential. As a next-generation public research institute and Forbes-ranked top employer in Florida, UCF is an inclusive community of thinkers, doers, creators, innovators, healers and leaders striving to shape the future and solve the world’s most challenging problems. The university’s uniquely talented faculty, staff and students intersect across 13 colleges and multiple campuses and regional locations.To learn more about UCF, visit



Orlando, Florida, home to UCF’s 1,420-acre main campus since 1968, is one of the world's most visitor-friendly cities, thanks to its collection of theme parks, sun-drenched climate and a bustling Downtown area. There are many options for diverse shopping, engaging nightlife and exciting day trips to enjoy pristine nature – from the fascinating wetlands of the Everglades to some of the finest beaches on the Atlantic coast. Locals in Orlando are also famously friendly, which you'll no doubt experience for yourself when out and about in the city.


Application Procedure

To be considered for the Assistant Vice President, Planned Giving and Regional Programs opportunity at University of Central Florida, please submit your letter of interest and qualifications for this position in confidence to:

Katie Riecke,

Talent Associate, BRYANT GROUP


Priority will be given to candidate materials received by March 18, 2024.


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

The University of Central Florida is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer including Disabled/Vets.  Click on UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement to view the President’s Statement.


The UCF affirmative action plans for qualified individuals with disabilities and protected Veterans are available for inspection in the Office of Institutional Equity, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., upon request.


As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.


The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer.

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