CORPORATE ENGAGEMENT AND GIFT PLANNING OFFICER

University of Findlay

The University of Findlay (www.findlay.edu) is seeking a full-time Corporate Engagement and Gift Planning Officer, responsible for developing philanthropic and strategic relations with the business community including working closely with the Business Affiliates Advisory Board and securing and documenting bequests, deferred, and major gifts from a portfolio of qualified prospects. The Officer will work hand in hand with the Assistant Vice President and Director of Gift Planning on the implementation of an annual plan to qualify, cultivate, solicit and steward alumni, parents and friends for planned and major gifts to support priority funding needs of the university.  They will also continue to manage efforts of corporate engagement and work with leadership on identifying opportunities of support and partnership. While working independently, they will work collaboratively with the Advancement team members, campus, and volunteers to ensure all potential planned giving prospects and business partners are contacted, cultivated, and appropriately solicited. The Officer must be comfortable working in a goal-oriented and metric driven environment.

 

A bachelor’s degree is required, graduate degree is preferred, with five or more years of fundraising experience or transferrable related experience, preferably in a higher education setting or a field applicable to the essential functions listed above, with experience in planned giving preferred. The candidate must possess an understanding of developing and maintaining corporate relationships and establishing meaningful partnerships that best serve the university; strong interpersonal abilities including: diplomacy, tact, flexibility, discretion, sense of humor and the ability to maintain confidentiality inside and outside of the University; persuasive presentation, telephone, written and interpersonal communication skills, organizational skills including positive attitude, entrepreneurial approach to work, the ability to project strong leadership, creative problem-solving skills, and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously; and computer literacy, including familiarity with the internet, word processing, spreadsheet, and database software programs. Preference given to candidates with knowledge of estate planning vehicles including wills, bequests, and trusts; experience in recruiting, training, managing and recognizing volunteers is a plus; and ability to design and implement special events that can have a strategic impact on fund raising.

 

A valid US Drivers’ license with a safe driving record is required.  Some evening and weekend work, and some overnight travel are expectations of this position.

 

Established in 1882 through a joint partnership between the Churches of God, General Counsel and the city of Findlay, the University of Findlay has nearly 80+ majors leading to baccalaureate degrees and offers 11 master’s degrees, a doctor of pharmacy, a doctor of physical therapy, a doctor of occupational therapy and an Ed.D. More than 3,700 students are enrolled at Findlay.  In addition, our faculty and staff strive to create a supportive community in which our students grow and find their path to a meaningful life and productive career.

 

As a member of the city of Findlay, you will have the opportunity to be a part of the top ranked micropolitan community in the United States. Our small city offers so much to professionals like yourself, including a robust business climate, active downtown, and top-rated schools and parks.

The Office of Human Resources will accept complete applicant files until the position is filled, early submission of materials will afford them optimal attention.

 

All applications will be considered highly confidential. Offering a competitive salary and excellent benefits, including UF tuition remission for accepted employee, spouse and children (after five months of employment).  The UF Employment Application may be found on the website at: https://www.findlay.edu/offices/business-affairs/human-resources/Open-Positions.

 

For more information on the University of Findlay, visit http://www.findlay.edu.

 

The University of Findlay is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer.  It is the university’s policy to prohibit discrimination and provide equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment, without regard to their race, sex (including gender identity/expression), color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, military or sexual orientation.

To apply for this job please visit www.findlay.edu.