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Director, Gift Planning

University of Maryland at Baltimore
Maryland, United States
$135,000.00 - $145,000.00
Posted Date
Jun 17, 2024

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Position Type
Fundraising, Donor Relations, Major Gifts, Planned Giving
Employment Type
Full Time
The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), Office of Philanthropy is currently seeking a Director, Gift Planning


UMB offers a comprehensive benefits package that prioritizes wellness, work/life balance, and professional development. This position participates in a retirement program that must be selected and is effective on your date of hire. Exempt regular staff receive a generous PAID leave package that includes over 4 weeks of vacation accrued each year, 15 paid holidays, 3 personal leave, unlimited accrual of sick time, and comprehensive health insurance; professional learning and development programs; tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any University System of Maryland school; and flexible work schedules and teleworking options (if applicable per job). 

Primary Duties:

    Direct day-to-day operations of gift planning. Set goals for productivity and efficiency in gift solicitation. Plan effective allocation of resources. Actively solicits gifts from individuals. Prepares proposals on gift contributions. Works with donor’s lawyers, accountants, and financial advisors to provide technical and legal oversight from the University’s perspective. Conceptualizes and oversees planned giving marketing strategies. Oversees general office administration, including gift acceptance of planned gifts, and administration of bequests. Oversees development and management of planned giving data, including adding, updating, and deleting records as necessary. Trains and educates subordinate staff and development directors on concepts of planned giving. Develops and cultivates planned giving proposals and present development projects to prospects for deferred and outright gifts for University and schools. Provides technical expertise in gift planning to current and prospective donors regarding the tax and financial aspects and consequences of various planned giving programs, to ensure the best interests of both the donor and the University are met. Performs other duties as assigned.


Education: Bachelor's degree. Master’s degree or JD preferred.

Experience: Eight (8) years of development experience with negotiation and management of third party planned giving vendors and at least four (4) years in planned giving, preferably within an institution of higher education.

Supervisory Experience: Four (4) years of direct management involved in recruitment, training, performance, and professional development of staff.



Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

Thorough knowledge of position requirements. Thorough knowledge of all applicable requirements, regulations, and laws. Skill in effective use of applicable technology/systems. Ability to effectively communicate both verbal and written thoughts, ideas, and facts. Ability to support a mission and strategic vision. Instructional, training, and teambuilding skills to strengthen and cultivate relationships. Skill in consultation and change management. Ability to demonstrate, understand, apply, and adhere to the UMB Core Values of Respect and Integrity, Well-being and Sustainability, Equity and Justice, and Innovation and Discovery.

Hiring Range: $135,000 - $145,000 (Commensurate with education and experience) 

UMB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy. For assistance related to employment, please contact the Staffing department at  

If you anticipate needing a reasonable accommodation for a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), during any part of the employment process, please submit a UMB Job Applicant Accommodation Request. You may also contact Please note that only inquiries concerning an ADA request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address. 

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