Division of University Advancement

Director of Planned Giving

Vacancy # 14E117
Position # 1150

The University of North Carolina Wilmington invites applications for the position of Director of Planned Giving. The Director of Planned Giving reports to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Advancement and will lead and direct UNCW’s planned giving program.  This position is responsible for the cultivation, solicitation and receipt of all bequests, devises and gifts from estates in probate, including legal and tax aspects of such gifts that will result in significant contributions to UNCW and strengthen scholarly efforts across all academic disciplines.  The individual in this position will play a key role in developing and managing a planned giving prospect pool for UNCW in coordination with the major gifts team.

This position will be a team member of the Office of University Advancement.  Planned Giving works in partnership with units across campus.  Responsibilities include:

Minimum requirements Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred, with a minimum of five years of demonstrated successful experience in the design, implementation, and execution of successful fundraising programs or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  Experience in a higher education environment preferred.  Specific training and demonstrated experience in planned giving is preferred.

Demonstrated track record of public and private development efforts including mastery of the basic principles and techniques of successful fundraising as they pertain to identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of planned giving prospects, preferably in the non-profit or higher educational sector.  Candidates must demonstrate the ability to successfully plan and achieve short and long-term goals.  Knowledge of UNCW culture is a plus.  Salary will be commensurate with relevant experience.

To apply, please complete the online application process available on the Web at http://consensus.uncw.edu.  A letter of interest, resume, and contact information for three professional references should be addressed to the Director of Planned Giving Search Committee, and attached to the online application – not emailed or mailed. Attachments must be either Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF documents.  For questions regarding the online application process, please contact Human Resources at (910) 962-3160.  Under North Carolina law, applications and related materials are confidential personnel documents and not subject to public release. Priority consideration will be given to online applications received by June 5, 2014, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 

UNC Wilmington actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal-opportunity employer. Qualified men and women from all racial, ethnic or other minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.



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