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Director of Gift & Legacy Planning

Cedar Falls, IA

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Director of Gift & Legacy Planning

Manages the planned-giving program of the University of Northern Iowa (UNI) Foundation in support of the University and its students; directs fundraising efforts involving work with charitable trusts, gift annuities, and other deferred giving vehicles; cultivates relationships with current and prospective donors; develops effective marketing strategies; plans activities and events to steward planned gift donors; and provides related assistance to other university development efforts.

Bachelor's degree plus a combination of at least three years of successfully demonstrated fundraising/non-profit development experience working directly with donors, or functioning as a key member of a fundraising/sales team, or similar significant direct contact experience in sales and marketing required. Frequent travel required as well as participation in some weekend and evening events will be necessary. Non-profit development experience; demonstrated commitment to educational excellence; expertise in estate, trust or financial planning; and excellent oral and written communication skills, creativity, self-motivation and the ability to build rapport quickly and effectively with alumni, friends, and businesses preferred.

Criminal and other relevant background checks required.

UNI actively seeks to enhance diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University encourages applications from persons of color, women, individuals living with disabilities, and protected veterans. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal and/or state law.

The University offers an excellent benefits package including a vacation plan, employer sponsored retirement plans, health and dental insurance, and life and disability insurance.

Application materials received by Wednesday, January 31, 2018 will be given first consideration.

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UNI is a tobacco free campus.

Posted 01/10/18

Job ID: 62976