Senior Director of Planned Giving
Seattle University - Seattle, WA

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Seattle University has an exciting, dynamic opportunity for a Senior Director of Planned Giving to join our community.

The Senior Director of Planned Giving plans and directs the University’s planned giving program to achieve established fund-raising goals and expand the operation.

The person in this position will be experienced and knowledgeable about charitable and planned giving strategies and tools.

Working closely with donors and their advisors, the senior director takes primary responsibility for marketing planned giving vehicles and working with professional, legal, tax and financial advisors to achieve donor goals.

The Senior Director will work as a leader in a team environment to promote gift planning among all university constituencies.

Essential Job Functions
Plans, develops and directs Seattle University’s Planned Giving operation. Supervises three staff members. Identifies, cultivates, solicits and stewards major planned giving prospects and donors for Seattle University. Develops giving plans which maximize benefits for donors and for the university. Directs marketing and outreach efforts for planned giving opportunities. Works closely with other development development officers and university officials.

Marginal Job Functions
Identifies and cultivates allied estate planning professionals to increase the visibility of the university’s planned giving operations. Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree plus five or more years experience and demonstrated success in planned giving for a charitable organization and working with donors in complex gift planning programs.

Thorough knowledge of technical aspects of estate planning principles and all forms of outright and deferred charitable gifts including charitable remainder trusts, gift annuities, retained life estates, charitable lead trusts and bequests.

Extensive understanding of gift assets and gift implications including securities, real estate and property. Knowledge of income tax and estate tax implications of giving. Team oriented, able to work well with a variety of people on campus and off. Initiative, self-starter, sound judgment. Excellent communications skills, able to treat sensitive information in confidence and establish trust with donors.

All candidates must show a demonstrated commitment to diversity and the university’s mission, vision and values.

All positions at Seattle University require a criminal history background check.

Preferred Qualifications
Master’s degree. Experience in higher education preferred.

Salary will be discussed during the interview process and is commensurate with qualifications.

Excellent Benefits Package
Our excellent benefits package currently includes: Medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance, significantly subsidized for employee and dependents; generous retirement plan: 10% of salary contributed by University (after 1 year); vacation, sick leave, 11 holidays plus Christmas week off, community service leave; Transportation pass 75% paid; Automatic payroll deposit; Library privileges for employees; University fitness facilities free for employees; S.U. tuition for employees and dependents administered in accordance with University policies.

Application Instructions
Please apply online at: Applicants are also strongly encouraged to attach an electronic cover letter and resume when applying.

Persons who need assistance with the recruitment process may contact the Office of Human Resources at: 206-296-5870.

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Non-Discrimination Policy
Seattle University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran in the administration of any of its education policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletics, and other school-administered policies and programs, or in its employment related policies and practices. In addition, the University does not discriminate on the basis of genetic information in its employment related policies and practices, including coverage under its health benefits program.

All University policies, practices and procedures are administered in a manner consistent with Seattle University’s Catholic and Jesuit identity and character. Inquiries relating to these policies may be referred to the University’s Vice President for Human Resources and University Services and Equal Opportunity Officer at (206) 296-5870.

Consistent with the requirements of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and its implementing regulations, Seattle University has designated three individuals responsible for coordinating the University’s Title IX compliance. Students or employees with concerns or complaints about discrimination on the basis of sex in employment or an education program or activity may contact any one of the following Title IX coordinators:

Office of Human Resources
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(206) 296-5870

Individuals may also contact the Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education.

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