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Assistant Director of Planned Giving


The West Virginia University Foundation, Inc., a nonprofit specifically designed to aid, further, and support the work and purposes of West Virginia University, is seeking a professional to join our fundraising team as the Assistant Director of Planned Giving.

The Foundation recently completed a $1.2 billion campaign for all part of West Virginia University, with planned giving playing a vital role in its success. The WVU Foundation's Planned Giving Program has over 800 booked bequests with a face value of over $200 million. The Assistant Director would assume some responsibility for stewarding these gifts, in concert with a strong set of Foundation colleagues in Donor Relations.
This position reports directly to the Director of Planned Giving and is a member of the WVU Foundation's central development team. He or she will join a comprehensive planned giving program with responsibilities for presenting opportunities for expectancies, trusts, annuities, and gifts of real property or other assets.
The Assistant Director of Planned Giving will work with the Director to ensure that University development staff are fully equipped with tools and knowledge to represent planned gift opportunities to the University's alumni and friends. The Assistant Director will assist with a comprehensive planned giving marketing program using print, social media, direct mail, email, advertising, and networking with professional associations to promote deferred gift opportunities. The incumbent will be expected to hold membership in a number of national, regional, and statewide associations and formal/informal networks to stay abreast of the latest techniques, tax issues, gift management processes, and other best practices for a proactive planned giving program. The Assistant Director will maintain a personal portfolio of planned gift prospects and donors.
Candidates must have a Bachelor's degree; a graduate degree is preferred. A minimum of 4 years of direct and progressively responsible experience in planned gift fundraising technique is required. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in higher education; with experience at a comprehensive research university; with experience or knowledge of planned giving/financial planning concepts. Strong written, verbal, organization and interpersonal skills are required. Successful candidates will be self-motivated and possess the ability to work as a team member within a complex organization requiring collaboration, teamwork, and communication. The position requires frequent regional and national travel/overnight travel.

Interested candidates should forward a current resume with a cover letter via electronic mail to: Please include "ASSTPLANGIV" (all one word, no spaces) in the subject line of the email.

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