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Assistant Director of Gift Planning

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 123533
Title: Assistant Director
Functional Title: Assistant Director of Gift Planning
Category Status: 33-Exempt Regular
Applicant Search Category: Staff
University Authorized FTE: 1.0
Unit: VPUR-Development
Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The Assistant Director of Gift Planning will be responsible for the discovery, cultivation, and solicitation of planned gifts in support of university and campaign goals. Working with a pool of prospect assignments and toward annual goals established by the gift planning unit, the Assistant Director identifies new prospects through discovery visits and communications, attending special events, and collaborating frequently and closely with assigned major gift officers and units. The Assistant Director will report to the Executive Director of Gift Planning.

The Assistant Director must have the ability to work evenings and weekends as needed and must be able to travel 50% of the time.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education (include licenses, certifications, etc.):
Bachelor’s degree .

Must have a minimum of three years of full-time experience in development, with some successful track record of closing gifts of $50,000 or greater.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Familiarity with planned giving vehicles.
Ability to draft thoughtful donor strategies that are specific to the donor and gift potential.
Strong interpersonal skills and excellent written communication skills.
Meticulous attention to record keeping.
Ability to maintain donor confidentiality, discretion, and information security.
Ability to follow the Model Standards of Practice for the Charitable Gift Planner.
Ability to travel locally and out-of-state travel approximately 50% of the time.
Ability to work evenings and weekends for special events, meetings, etc. as required.


Experience working with alumni donors.
Experience working in a large research university.

Additional Certifications:
Additional Information:

Physical Demands of the Position: Traditional office environment. Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed. Must be able to travel 50% of the time.

For best consideration, please apply by Friday, December 15, 2017.

Benefits offered: The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including 22 Days Annual Leave; 15 Days Sick Leave; 3 Days Personal Leave; 15 Paid Holidays; Tuition Remission; Health, Dental, Vision and Prescription coverage.

Candidates must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the USA. No Visa sponsorship is offered for this position.

Posting Date: 11/10/2017
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 12/15/2017
Physical Demands

Traditional office environment. Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed. Must be able to travel 50% of the time.

Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. List of References (no emails sent from system)
Optional Documents

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