Job ID: 208179

Senior Director or Assistant Vice President for Planned Giving

University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

  • Mar. 31, 2023
  • Senior Director or Assistant Vice President for Planned Giving
  • University Advancement
  • University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
    Buffalo, NY
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Associate Vice-(Provost/Chancellor)
  • Development/Institutional Advancement
University Advancement has a vacancy for a highly-motivated and goal-oriented individual who will be tasked with raising planned gifts for the University at Buffalo. A Senior Director or Assistant Vice President for Planned Giving title will be considered, dependent on a candidate’s qualifications and experience for this position. Joining a dynamic team of fundraising professionals, the Senior Director/Assistant Vice President for Planned Giving will play an integral role in the university’s comprehensive advancement program, which is currently in the final stages of a transformative billion-dollar campaign. Flexible and hybrid work arrangements will be considered.

Under the general direction of the Senior Associate Vice President for Advancement, the Senior Director/Assistant Vice President for Planned Giving is responsible for helping to advance a comprehensive program that successfully meets the University’s goals for short and long-term private support. The Office of Planned Giving offers a multi-tiered, donor-centered approach, which allows individuals to make significant contributions.

Duties and assignments include:
  • Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward a portfolio of 100 prospects and donors capable of gifts of $100,000+ (for Senior Director) or $250,000+ (for Assistant Vice President), particularly those of a deferred or more complex nature as well as support comparable efforts of key internal partners.
  • Draft, and support the drafting of gift proposals and ancillary materials designed to encourage planned gifts, specifically bequests, charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts and lead trusts along with the gifting of assets beyond cash and marketable securities.
Desired candidates are those that seek a challenging and results-oriented opportunity within a complex, diverse and multidisciplinary organization. We are looking for candidates who demonstrate intellectual curiosity, ambition, tenacity, and self-motivation, as well as a passion for the socio-economic impact of higher education on families and our communities. Our team is goal-oriented, supportive, innovative and fun, and we are looking for new colleagues who bring fresh perspectives and ideas.

Outstanding Benefits Package (UBF)
Working at UBF comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal and academic pursuit - all in an effort to support your work-life effectiveness. Visit our UBF benefits website to learn about our benefit packages.

Division of University Advancement

Building stronger connections with UB’s 280,000+ alumni and donors worldwide is critical to the university’s goal: to situate UB among the nation’s top 25 public research universities. UB alumni and friends are grateful and generous, supporting the largest, most ambitious fundraising campaign the university has ever launched. Through the Boldly Buffalo: The Campaign for UB, we seek to raise $1 billion. We invite you to join our University Advancement team and be part of our historic efforts.

About The University at Buffalo
The University at Buffalo (UB) #ubuffalo is one of America’s leading public research universities and a flagship of the State University of New York system, recognized for our excellence and our impact. UB is a premier, research-intensive public university dedicated to academic excellence. Our research, creative activity and people positively impact the world. Like the city we call home, UB is distinguished by a culture of resilient optimism, resourceful thinking and pragmatic dreaming that enables us to reach others every day. Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo.

University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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