Executive Director, Planned Giving - 40431-1A

Updated: Sep 27, 2022
Location: Irvine-Campus
Job Type:
Department: Planned Giving

Job Opening ID: 40431
Reports To: Associate Vice Chancellor, Planned Giving
Working Title: Executive Director, Planned Giving
Department: Planned Giving
Bargaining Unit: 99
FLSA: Exempt
Payroll Job Code: 000465
Job Location: UCI Campus- Irvine
Percent of Time: 100%
Work Schedule: 8-5, M-F
Employee Class: Career
 
Position Summary:
 
In 1965, the University of California, Irvine was founded with a mission to catalyze the community and enhance lives through rigorous academics, cutting-edge research, and dedicated public service. A top public university, UCI has become internationally recognized for improving lives through research and discovery, fostering excellence in scholarship and teaching, and engaging and enriching the community. Today, UCI continues to inspire change and pioneer new ideas with the support of its generous partners, alumni and friends. Through the combined efforts of the University Advancement & Alumni relations team, the university is able to share its amazing achievements, build lasting relationships and generate support for important campus programs and initiatives. University Advancement seeks to strengthen contributions in research, education, and service; accelerate the university's place among globally preeminent research universities; and bring together passions, skills, and creativity to further improve people's lives.
 
The Executive Director of Planned Giving will identify, cultivate, and solicit major outright and deferred gift prospects, and those whose gifts involve complex tax and investment planning considerations; market various deferred and outright gifting techniques to various internal and external audiences, provide leadership and technical assistance to donors, volunteers and University Advancement colleagues regarding the tax and financial aspects of charitable giving; and, as requested, complete other projects enhancing the University of California, Irvine’s ability to secure a greater number of high-value major outright and deferred gifts. Serve as the campus’ strategic gift planning expert. The incumbent will mentor, coach and develop a team of Gift Officers, responsible for leadership and oversight of the Planned Giving function.
 
This position is being recruited by Another Source, please apply via the link below:
 
Compensation Range:
 
Commensurate with experience
 
Department Website:
 
Required:
 
At least seven years of successful professional development and/or fundraising related experience, preferably in higher education 
Experience-based knowledge of principles and practices of fundraising for comprehensive research university, including the ability to direct a complex development program  Experienced in operating under a prospect moves-management system that utilizes a central database 
Documented success personally implementing sophisticated, multi-year cultivation strategies that leverage a relationship-building and moves-management approach leading to successful gift closure 
Demonstrated achievement in securing philanthropic investments 
Demonstrable experience in stewardship plans leading to additional investments
Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communications skills, including excellent political acumen skills, to build and maintain effective working relationships within all organizational levels and with outside constituencies. Excellent skills in meeting predetermined goals and objectives, including securing gifts and meeting fundraising goals. Extensive demonstrable experience in stewardship plans leading to additional investments. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Salesforce or a comparable donor/prospect database system. Clarity of focus while juggling complex projects and/or deadlines. Ability to meet demanding work schedule expectations Extensive experience in the completion of complex and detailed proposals and related materials. Excellent strategic planning, critical thinking, analytical, problem-solving, persuasion / negotiation skills and marketing skills. Highly organized and able to handle multiple projects. Excellent knowledge of all aspects of fundraising, donor and public relations including advanced knowledge of applicable laws, rules, regulations, policies, etc. Excellent leadership / management skills to select, train, mentor, evaluate and motivate staff. Excellent knowledge of the campus, its achievements, vision, mission, goals, objectives, applicable policies, infrastructure and current issues of concern and knowledge of issues of concern for higher education, generally. Excellent knowledge of leadership / management concepts, procedures, techniques and best practices. Extensive experience in working independently with both school and institutional goals in mind.
 
Preferred:
 
Advanced degree preferred (JD or MBA)
CSPG and/or CFRE preferred
 
Special Conditions Required:
 
Participates in the CA DMV pull program
 

 
Conditions of Employment
The University of California, Irvine (UCI) seeks to provide a safe and healthy environment for the entire UCI community. As part of this commitment, all applicants who accept an offer of employment must comply with the following conditions of employment:
  • Background Check and Live Scan
  • Legal Right to work in the United States
  • Vaccination Policies
  • Smoking and Tobacco Policy
  • Drug Free Environment
The following additional conditions may apply, some of which are dependent upon business unit or job specific requirements.
  • California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act
  • E-Verify
  • Pre-Placement Health Evaluation
Details of each policy may be reviewed by visiting the following page - https://hr.uci.edu/new-hire/conditions-of-employment.php

Closing Statement
The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
We are committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce along with honoring unique experiences, perspectives, and identities. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable, and welcoming.
UCI provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities upon request. For more information, please contact Human Resources at (949) 824-0500 or [email protected].
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