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Job Title


Job Type

Post Date

Giving Officer United Way of King County Human/Spcoal Services 10/6/2017
Director of Gift Planning The Salvation Army Human/Social Services 08/22/2017
Planned Giving Officer KCTS 9 Media 08/21/2017
Planned Giving Director The Salvation Army - NW Divisional HQ Human/Social Services, Religion 07/18/2017
Director of Development Northwest Kidney Centers Health Care 07/17/2017


Job Title: Giving Officer
Organization Name: United Way of King County
Organization Type: Human/Social Services
Closing Date: Until Filled

Job Description
We have a career opportunity for a Planned Giving Officer who is responsible for designing, implementing, and providing leadership to all aspects of United Way of King County’s estate, trust, and planned gift program. This position sets and achieves annual goals for securing planned gift commitments. The Planned Giving Officer will grow United Way’s planned giving constituency through strategies designed to inform prospective and current donors about planned giving options and create and execute a comprehensive planned giving stewardship and marketing plan.

Essential Duties: 

  • Leads United Way’s comprehensive planned giving strategy, supports development of colleagues and oversees a volunteer-led Planned Giving Committee
  • Creates and leads an annual and focused planned giving acquisition campaign for the Major Gifts team, reporting on progress and goals.
  • Identifies, cultivates, solicits, and stewards prospects for planned and outright gifts involving estate plans, securities or other personal property.
  • Makes 100 to 120+ calls annually on prospective donors to solicit planned gifts and shares information on United Way’s planned giving program.
  • Creates a pipeline of planned gift prospects by analyzing the existing contributor base and leads the development team in creating strategies to reach prospects, monitoring and celebrating progress towards confirmed commitments and goals.
  • Identifies prospective major gift donors within the Legacy membership and develops an appropriate strategy with United Way’s Major Gifts staff for cultivation and solicitation.
  • Makes planned giving presentations to the donor, prospect groups, and professional organizations to inform constituents on various planned gift vehicles that will support United Way.
  • Enlists Planned Giving Committee in identifying, cultivating and soliciting planned gifts, solicits advice and expertise of Committee members as needed
  • Coordinates communication and activities for the Legacy Society regarding other planned giving presentations and educational events planned throughout the year.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned. Core Competencies:
  • Thorough knowledge of planned/deferred giving and stays abreast of best practices
  • Extensive knowledge of fundraising techniques, consultative selling approach, gift cultivation/solicitation, volunteer management, project management and computer software applications.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize activities and comfortable dealing with ambiguity
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze donor information, plan, set goals and objectives
  • Excellent communication skills – listening, speaking and formal/informal business writing
  • Strong diplomacy and collaboration skills to effectively work with donors and other departments within the organization.
  • Demonstrated volunteer management experience at high levels of an organization.
  • Demonstrated ability to relate effectively with a diverse audience and exercise diplomacy and collaboration in dealing with donors and other departments within the organization.
  • Proven customer service skills and discretion in handling information in a sensitive and confidential manner 

 Education and Experience:

The successful candidate will possess a Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, specializing in Non-Profit Fundraising, Business, Marketing, Communications, or related field. Must have five years’ experience in fundraising and proven solicitation experience of gifts of $10,000 and higher. Dedicated work in the areas of planned giving, estate planning, and trusts, highly desirable. Experience closing multi-year gifts is a plus. The annual recruitment range is $ 66,500 to $ 69,500, depending on successful experience. The position is open until filled.

How to Apply: Please apply online at


Job Title: Director of Gift Planning
Organization Name: The Salvation Army
Organization Type: Human/Social Services
Closing Date: 09/25/2017

Job Description:
The Salvation Army Western Territory is seeking a Director of Gift Planning in the Seattle, WA area for the world’s largest charitable organization that is “doing the most good.” We are committed to providing programs for families and children through shelter, after school programs, ending the cycle of poverty, and programs that combat human trafficking. The Gift Planning Director leads, develops, implements and coordinates all phases of the Gift Planning Program within the Division for maximum success with planned gifts generation and gift closures. The position is responsible for: cultivating, stewarding and soliciting planned gift donors and prospects; engaging them in philanthropic planning conversations that effectively consider their charitable goals, family needs, assets, tax considerations, and optimal planned gift instruments; and encouraging and assisting them with making planned and complex outright gifts. The incumbent will use their specialized gift planning knowledge to evaluate and manage donor’s expectations, goals and financial situations to recommend optimal gifting options.
This position will also:

  • Maintain and build relationships with professional such as CPA” s, Attorneys, and CFP’s 
  • Collaborate with Officers and development staff to provide donors with exceptional service 
  • Develop and execute production of gift activity; meeting set goals and expectations 
  • Submit various necessary reports 
  • Keep current on all appropriate tax laws, tools and agreements relating to gift planning 
  • Promote, encourage and engage in major gifts and donor events
We are looking for candidates with a proven track record of success and the following skills and experience: 
  • Three to five years’ experience achieving results in the fundraising field; gift planning, major gifts, development, capital campaigns or related 
  • Demonstrated ability and experience building strong trusting relationships with clients 
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university 
  • Ability to acquire a working knowledge of a large body of new, technical information Excellent oral and written communication skills, including public presentations 
  • Demonstrated strong planning, prospecting, and networking skills 
  • Excellent leadership ability 
  • Prior experience with MS office and integrated fundraising software

The Salvation Army recognizes that peace of mind is important to employees and their families. Because of this, we offer a competitive salary, reimbursed travel expenses, full health coverage, retirement, professional development, and paid time off! For consideration, please send a resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. Candidates should recognize that The Salvation Army is a Church and agree that they will do nothing as an employee of The Salvation Army to undermine its religious mission. Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

How to Apply: Please send your resume, cover letter and salary requirements to

Job Title: Planned Giving Officer
Organization Name: KCTS 9
Organization Type: Media
Job Description: The Manager of Gift Planning is responsible for creating a comprehensive planned giving a program to raise funds by cultivating and closing major, current or deferred gifts to reach more people, build a strong organization and inspire a smarter world.


I. Lead
1. Design and manage systematic application of a comprehensive gift planning program to include all appropriate planned giving vehicles
2. Design and implement an annual broad-based proactive plan, with a budget to grow and expand the Planned Giving Program
3. Monitor annual Planned Giving results to determine most effective strategies
4. Identify, research, cultivate, and solicit qualified prospects for planned gifts and potential major gifts to meet both short-term and long-term fundraising objectives for the station 5. Research and maintain individual donor profiles on qualified prospects and donors and define a strategic action plan for each prospect based on data available and supervise its use in
solicitation of gifts to closure
6. Plan and implement a strategic marketing plan for Planned Giving Program
7. Meet with prospects, one-on-one and in groups, locally and regionally
8. Develop stewardship strategies and benefits for planned giving donors
9. Cultivate estate planning professionals and advisors regarding gift opportunities for their clients, and provide full information and materials for their use and distribution
10. Design and manage stewardship and recognition program, including annual Legacy Circle Luncheon

II. Manage
1. Establish and maintain records systems of established contracts
2. Track “matured” gifts annually in order to make projections on expectancies

III. Collaborate
1. Stay current with trends in philanthropy and technical details on all forms of planned gifts and tax law changes
2. Prepare and manage annual budget
3. Maintain confidential database and paper files and chronological histories on planned giving prospects and donors
4. Advise, and assist where appropriate and collaborate with other Development staff to maximize potential of current donors as major gift or planned giving prospects 

1. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required
2. Five years’ planned giving experience required
3. Extensive knowledge of estate/tax laws as they pertain to planned giving required
4. Demonstrated successful experience and effectiveness in prospect identification, relationship building and solicitation required
5. Thorough working knowledge of Word, Excel, Outlook, and donor database required

1. Ability to travel regionally and to Canada as needed
2. Ability to work some evenings, weekends and holidays
3. Ability to view data on a computer screen for long periods of time
4. Ability to type on a keyboard for long periods of time
5. Ability to sit or stand for extended periods Cascade Public Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation

How to Apply:

Job Title: Planned Giving Director
Organization Name: The Salvation Army - NW Divisional HQ
Organization Type: Human/Social Services, Religion
Job Description: The Planned Giving Director is responsible to the Divisional Commander for the administration, coordination, and development of all phases of the Planned Giving Program within the Division.


  • Promote, develop, and secure planned gifts.
  • Report activities and production on the approved Salvation Army Divisional Planned Giving Field Report and the Completed Gift Agreement Report on at least a monthly basis.
  • Maintain donor contact both before the completed gift and after.
  • Keep up-to-date on all appropriate tax laws relating to planned giving.
  • Keep familiar with the various planned giving agreements.
  • Work cooperatively with the Divisional Leaders, Advisory Boards, Corps Officers, professionals and advisers.
  • Promote, organize, and participate in the planned giving seminars in the Division.
  • There are four general approaches to the seminar program: 
    • The informal seminar conducted by the Planned Giving Director alone. 
    • The semi-formal seminar conducted by the Planned Giving Director with the aid of one or two professionals such as an attorney or trust officer. The formal seminar conducted by several professionals with the Planned Giving Director taking a supporting role.
    • The totally professional seminar conducted for professionals of the community by a leading tax authority and sponsored by the Division or adjoining Divisions.
    • These seminars should be organized with the involvement of the Territorial Planned Giving Consultant at the request of the Divisional Commander(s).
  • Promote the planned giving program of the Division through media advertising, direct mail and Divisional publications.
  • Establish an annual planned gift goal for the fiscal year October 1 to September 30 each year.
  • Support, through planned giving activity, overall department goals including annual and capital campaigns.
  • Cooperate with and participate in the approved training programs conducted by the Territorial Planned Giving Department.
  • The Planned Giving Director shall work within the established framework and organization of the Division and the Territory. To accomplish this, he or she will:
    • Adhere to all policies as outlined in the Employee Handbook of The Salvation Army and in his or her employment agreement.
    • Conduct activities within the framework of the Planned Giving Manual directives.
    • Be responsible to the Divisional Commander and/or the other Divisional Officers or staff assigned to supervise his or her work.
    • Work within the authorization of the Divisional Commander to carry out the duties and responsibilities of this position (donor contracts, correspondence, travel, etc.)
    • Refrain from engaging in any activity, which might lead to a conflict of interest such as the sale of securities, real estate life insurance, etc. Where these have been carried forward from previous employment, he or she will in no case be so involved while representing The Salvation Army or use Salvation Army contacts to make sales for personal profit.
    • Work closely with approved Divisional Legal Counsel, with the Territorial Planned Giving Consultant, and through him or her with the Territorial Legal Counsel.
    • Refrain from signing on behalf of The Salvation Army, from investing or subordinating funds belonging to a donor or to The Salvation Army.
    • Refrain from any direct personal gain as a result of donor contacts. Accept no gratuities or gifts and allow no bequests of remainder interest to be designated to the individual representing The Salvation Army.
    • This position will be on a stated salary, and remuneration shall not be based on a percentage of funds raised or any other arrangement, which could be construed to be a commission.
    • Be self-motivated, articulate, persuasive and people oriented. Give attention to detail and be adaptable.

How to Apply:
If you are interested in being considered for this position please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 references to the contact below.

Job Title: Director of Development
Organization Name: Northwest Kidney Center
Organization Type: Health Care 
Closing Date: Until Filled 

Job Description: 
Northwest Kidney Centers has an outstanding opportunity for a Director of Development. Founded in Seattle in 1962, Northwest Kidney Centers (NKC) is the world’s first dialysis organization. We provide more than 250,000 dialysis treatments annually for patients primarily in 15 clinics, patients’ homes and in area hospitals. What we do, we do for patients. Our Centers continue to grow as does our commitment to support excellence in supportive, wraparound services for our patients, their families and the community. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization we raise donations via private donations, corporate relationships, special events, grants, and programs. Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance help meet the cost of dialysis treatments. But our fund raising team still holds a vital role in further supporting patient care at Northwest Kidney Centers. The Director of Development works closely with the Vice President/Foundation Executive Director, the Foundation Board, Trustees, and our senior leadership. The Director’s scope of duties includes strategies, department oversight, special events and corporate relationship oversight, grant management, donor stewardship and annual giving efforts. With the Development team members, the Director collaborates on major and planned gifts fund raising efforts along with our President/CEO. The successful Development Director candidate has five years of related work experience in fund raising for healthcare, education or other nonprofit organization; Has a Bachelor’s degree, preferably in marketing, communications, public relations, or similar field; Is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) preferred not required; Has demonstrated ability to successfully cultivate, solicit and close gifts; Evidence of strong organizational skills and has an ability to work independently and professionally when representing our organization to the public at large; experience with Raiser’s Edge or similar software. 

How to Apply: 
Please apply with a cover letter and resume (combined into one document) at: