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Organization Type

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Endowment and Planned Giving Manager Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle Civic & Community Affairs 04/13/2018
Development Officer University of Puget Sound Education 04/06/2018
Director of Gift Planning-Pacific Northwest  The Nature Conservancy Conservation & the Environment 03/07/2018
Associate Director of Gift Planning-Southern California The Nature Conservancy Conservation & the Environment 03/07/2018
Director of Planned Giving The Salvation Army   Human/Social Services, Religion  01/30/2018
Associate Director Northwest United Methodist Foundation Religion 01/29/2018

Job Title: Endowment and Planned Giving Manager
Organization Name: Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle
Organization Type: Civic & Community Affairs

Job Description: Challenge Do you enjoy building relationships? Are you a natural organizer? Do you thrive in a collaborative environment? Do you excel at multi-tasking? An established non-profit located in Downtown Seattle is looking for a creative, energetic and engaged candidate to fill the position of Program Manager, Endowment and Planned Giving (Program Manager). 

Position Overview: Reporting to the Director of Finance with Matrix Reporting to Development Director, this full-time position is responsible for the day-to-day operations of our Endowment Department with a focus on donor relations and contributes to the development of the Endowment Fund policies, procedures, accounting, and compliance. In partnership with the Development Department, the Program Manager also engages in ongoing financial resource development. 

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required 
  • Advanced and/or Legal degree preferred 
  • 5 years related experience 
  • Supervisory experience is preferred 
  • Comfortable command of Microsoft Office Suite as well as other technology tools 
  • Experience with nonprofit organizations a plus 

Required Attributes and Competencies:

  • Knowledge of donor advised funds, supporting foundations, custodial funds and general endowments 
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines 
  • Excellent client service skills 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; team player within a diverse working environment 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills 
  • Ability to problem-solve complex matters and develop solutions independently 
  • Ability to organize, prioritize and manage multiple tasks in a diverse, collaborative, and rapidly growing environment 
  • High level of integrity and ability to handle confidential, sensitive issues with diplomacy and discretion Intrigued? 

Interested candidates are encouraged to visit the Federation website (www.jewishinseattle.org) to gain insight into the agency’s mission and impact. Compensation DOE. We offer outstanding benefits including medical, dental and life insurance, generous paid time off, sick leave, retirement plans. Why Federation? The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle in a non-profit founded in 1928 to serve the Jewish community, locally and around the world. Over its nearly nine decades of service, the Federation has been at the forefront of meeting the community’s wide-ranging needs. Today, the Jewish Federation is committed to creating Jewish connections for life, ensuring that all Jews can participate in Jewish life in any way that fits their interests and passions, at every stage of life.

How to Apply: Interested candidates are encouraged to visit the Federation website (www.jewishinseattle.org) to gain insight into the agency’s mission and impact. Submit a cover letter and resume to: [email protected]. No phone calls please.

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Job Title: Development Officer
Organization Name: University of Puget Sound
Organization Type: Education

Job Description: The University of Puget Sound invites applications for a Development Officer. The development officer engages, cultivates, solicits, and stewards alumni, parents, and friends who have the capacity to make a gift of $50,000 or more to the University of Puget Sound. Working directly with colleagues in the offices of alumni relations, annual giving, corporate and foundation relations, donor relations, and research, the development officer serves as a member of the capital giving team and reports to the director of capital giving.

Responsibilities: Solicit alumni, parents, and friends for outright and irrevocable deferred endowment and facilities commitments of $50,000 or more for identified Puget Sound fundraising objectives; • Promote, discuss, illustrate and solicit planned giving opportunities with prospective donors, as appropriate; • Solicit gifts, as appropriate, for the Puget Sound Alumni, Parent, and Friends Funds in coordination with colleagues in the Office of Annual Giving; • Meet regularly with prospective donors on and off campus to build enduring and trusting relationships between the prospects and the university; • Develop written engagement and solicitation strategies for all assigned prospects with capacity ratings of $100,000 or more; • Move prospective donors through the traditional cultivation and solicitation cycle with appropriate deliberate speed; • Document the results of all substantive contacts with constituents via contact reports; and • Represent the University of Puget Sound in a consistently professional and ethical manner. • Other duties as needed. The development officer should possess the following qualifications and skills: • Experience in fund raising, preferably at a liberal arts institution; • A proven record of successful face-to-face gift solicitation; • Significant experience working productively with alumni and parent volunteers; • The ability to work and communicate effectively, orally and in writing, with a broad range of internal and external constituents including faculty, staff, students, alumni, parents, and friends of the university; • The ability to work independently, solve problems, handle confidential information, and navigate sensitive situations; • Highly developed computer skills including experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint as well as constituent relations software such as Sage Millennium; • The willingness and ability to travel frequently; • Excellent organizational and planning skills as well as superior attentiveness to detail; • A bachelor's degree. • Ability to respectfully work, communicate and provide leadership within a diverse campus community Compensation and Benefits: Decisions about starting salaries are made based on the extent and relatedness of the candidate's education and experience and on internal equity and market considerations.

This position is exempt from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Puget Sound offers a generous benefits package. For more information, visit: http://www.pugetsound.edu/about/offices--services/human-resources/overview-of-university-benefit/.

Application Deadline: Search and selection procedures will be closed when a sufficient number of qualified candidates have been identified. Required Documents: • Resume • Letter of Interest Puget Sound is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. We seek diversity of identity, thought, perspective, and background in our students, faculty, and staff. To learn more please visit: http://www.pugetsound.edu/about/diversity-at-puget-sound/ All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of a background inquiry and if applicable for the position, drug screen, physical test and functional assessment. The University of Puget Sound is an equal opportunity employer.

How to Apply: To review the complete job description and apply online, please visit http://apptrkr.com/1199299

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Job Title: Associate Director of Gift Planning-Pacific Northwest


Organization Name: The Nature Conservancy
Organization Type: Conservation & the Environment

Job Description:
Oregon or Washington; other locations in the Pacific NW Region negotiable The Nature Conservancy is currently seeking an Associate Director of Gift Planning responsible for raising funds through outright, blended and planned gifts while working with our chapter leadership and fundraising staff in the Pacific Northwest, including Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Hawaii. Job location is flexible within this region, but preference given to Oregon and Washington. The Nature Conservancy has a world-class gift planning team that raised more than $216M last year, closed over 1,800 commitments, and is responsible for a significant campaign fundraising goal towards our current multi-billion global campaign.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 8 years related experience.
  • Experience building and maintaining long-term relationships with constituents such as HNW donors and prospects and donors capable of giving noncash and complex assets.
  • Experience in asking for, negotiating and closing outright, blended and planned gifts of $100,000 or more.
  • Experience in managing and tracking multiple prospects and donors.
  • Experience working with fundraising principles and practices.
  • Experience using communication and presentation skills, and experience working with boards.
  • Experience, coursework or other training in current and evolving trends in charitable giving, particularly in the areas of capital campaigns, major and planned gifts.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

  • Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience are appreciated.
  • Ability to inspire, motivate and marshal resources. Strong interpersonal skills, including ability to positively influence and persuade.
  • Ability to design and implement fundraising strategies, including cultivation, solicitation and recognition strategies.
  • Ability to determine an individual’s interests, capacity and potential for helping the Conservancy meet its goals, and act appropriately to tie those interests with the Conservancy’s work.
  • Ability to educate and inform prospective and existing donors about appropriate giving vehicles. • Ability to qualify donors & prepare planned gifts proposals; design cover letters for proposals; and identify options for donors.
  • Advanced knowledge of complex charitable gift planning.
  • Demonstrated experience using listening, diplomacy, and tact to build strong relationships and motivate donors and volunteers.
  • Proven ability to negotiate complex, high profile or sensitive agreements.

How to Apply:
Visit www.nature.org/careers and apply online with cover letter & resume to job #46292 or apply directly through https://apply here. All resumes and required cover letters must be submitted through The Nature Conservancy’s online application system. The application deadline is March 31, 2018 at 11:59pm EST. If you experience technical problems with the site or application process, please contact [email protected] and include the job opening ID.

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Job Title: Associate Director of Gift Planning - Southern California
Organization Name: The Nature Conservancy
Organization Type: Conservation & the Environment

Job Description:
Los Angeles preferred. Other locations in Southern CA negotiable The Nature Conservancy is currently seeking an Associate Director of Gift Planning responsible for raising funds through outright, blended and planned gifts while working with our chapter leadership and fundraising staff in California. Job location is flexible within California, but preference will be given to southern California. The Nature Conservancy has a world-class gift planning team that raised more than $216M last year, closed over 1,800 commitments, and is responsible for a significant campaign fundraising goal towards our current multi-billion global campaign.

Responsibilities & Scope:

  • Decisions may have program-wide impact, affect staff in non-program areas, and bind the organization financially or legally.
  • Direct or participate in negotiations for complex, high profile or sensitive agreements.
  • Ensure compliance with TNC policies and procedures and external (donor/legal/IRS) requirements; be alert to ethical compliance issues.
  • Financial responsibility for setting and meeting fundraising objectives, evaluating results, and developing corrective strategies.
  • Implement and lead multiple collaborative and complex projects, directing work of staff, managing budget, setting deadlines, and ensuring accountability.
  • Maintains confidentiality of frequently sensitive and emotionally charged information.
  • Maximum opportunity to act independently, resolves complex issues within scope.
  • May supervise support or administrative staff.
  • Persuasively convey the mission of TNC to diverse groups important to the organization’s overall prosperity.
  • Travel frequently (up to 50%) and on short notice, work long hours and weekends as needed.
  • Work environment involves only infrequent exposure to disagreeable elements and minor physical exertion and/or strain.
  • Responsible for closing 30 – 50 outright, complex, and/or planned gifts annually. Responsible for 300 – 400 donor interactions and 50 visits annually. Work with donors on complex giving vehicles and assets. Annual fundraising target of $7,000,000 or more.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 8 years related experience.
  • Experience building and maintaining long-term relationships with constituents such as HNW donors and prospects and donors capable of giving noncash and complex assets.
  • Experience in asking for, negotiating and closing outright, blended and planned gifts of $100,000 or more.
  • Experience in managing and tracking multiple prospects and donors.
  • Experience working with fundraising principles and practices.
  • Experience using communication and presentation skills, and experience working with boards.
  • Experience, coursework or other training in current and evolving trends in charitable giving, particularly in the areas of capital campaigns, major & planned giving.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

  • Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience are appreciated.
  • Ability to inspire, motivate and marshal resources. Strong interpersonal skills, including ability to positively influence and persuade.
  • Ability to design and implement fundraising strategies, including cultivation, solicitation and recognition strategies.
  • Ability to determine an individual’s interests, capacity and potential for helping the Conservancy meet its goals, and act appropriately to tie those interests with the Conservancy’s work.
  • Ability to educate and inform prospective and existing donors about appropriate giving vehicles.
  • Ability to qualify donors & prepare planned gifts proposals; design cover letters for proposals; and identify options for donors.
  • Advanced knowledge of complex charitable gift planning.
  • Demonstrated experience using listening, diplomacy, and tact to build strong relationships and motivate donors and volunteers.
  • Proven ability to negotiate complex, high profile or sensitive agreements.

How to Apply:
Visit www.nature.org/careers and apply online with cover letter & resume to job #46291 or apply directly at https://apply here. All resumes and required cover letters must be submitted through The Nature Conservancy’s online application system. The application deadline is April 11, 2018 at 11:59pm EST. If you experience technical problems with the site or application process, please contact [email protected] and include the job opening ID.

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Job Title: Director of Planned Giving
Organization Name: The Salvation Army
Organization Type: Human/Social Services; Religion

Job Description:

The Director of Gift Planning ('DGP") 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 DGP 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 DGP will use their specialized gift planning knowledge to evaluate and manage donor¿s expectations, goals and financial situations in order to recommend optimal gifting options.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Maintain personal responsibility for between 75-150 existing planned gift donors.
2. Maintain annual stewardship for all living bequest donors within your area.
3. Maintain and build relationships with professionals such as, CPAs, CFPs, and Attorneys.
4.Make 10-15 strategic/substantive visits per month (donor, prospect or advisor visits).
5. Present 40-50 gift planning proposals per year.
6. Years 1-3: Identify or close twenty-four (24) plus gifts per year valued between $2.5M-$5M.
7. Years 3 +: Identify or close fifty (50) plus gifts per year valued between $5M-$10M (Gifts and commitments include life income gifts, bequest intentions & outright gifts).
8. Promote, organize & participate in three (3) or more donor or advisor seminars per year.
9. Collaborate with Officers and development staff to provide donors with exceptional service and collaborate with site visits / donor visits.
10. Develop and provide to management annual forecasts for production of gift activity.
11. Develop and provide to management a multichannel marketing plan for your area annually.
12. Report activities and production on the approved territorial Salvation Army Metrics Reports. 13. Submit Completed Gift Reports monthly to Territorial Headquarters for review and approval.
14. Keep up-to-date on all appropriate tax laws relating to gift planning.
15. Be familiar with and remain current on various gift planning tools and agreements.
16. Promote, encourage and engage in joint DRD (major gifts) /DGP donor events.
17. Give full-time to Planned Giving. Functions such as public relations, major gift development, foundations and corporation appeals are the responsibility of other personnel.
18. Participate in training programs conducted by Territorial Gift Planning Department.
19. When asked, and approved by their divisional management, serve on Territorial committees. Examples include but are not limited to: Metrics Committee, ECGPI Committee, or other ad hoc committees formed for the good of The Salvation Army planned giving program.
20. Work within the established framework, policies and organization of the Division and Territory. To accomplish this, s/he will:
a. Conduct activities within the framework of the territorial gift acceptance policies
b. Adhere to all territorial standards and policies in regard to the planned giving program
c. Work closely with the Territorial Planned Giving Director in the development and closing of complex gift planning arrangements
d. Refrain from signing on behalf of The Salvation Army any legal commitments
e. Refrain from any direct personal gain as a result of donor contacts. Accept no gratuities or gifts and allow no bequest or remainder interest to be designated to the individual representing The Salvation Army 21.

Other duties as assigned.

How to Apply: Please apply by emailing your resume, cover letter and 3 references (preferably 1 supervisory) to [email protected]

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Job Title: Associate Director
Organization Name: Northwest United Methodist Foundation
Organization Type: Religion
Closing Date: February 5, 2018

Job Description:

The Northwest United Methodist Foundation is looking for an energetic, outgoing, and entrepreneurial individual to help resource the community of United Methodists throughout Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. The Associate Director will develop long-lasting supportive relationships with local churches and individual donors in a gracious effort to connect the ministry and missional needs of the area with the generosity of those who worship therein.

Directly Accountable to: NWUMF Executive Director

Responsibilities:

  • Professionally and faithfully represent the institution (ministries) and services of the - Northwest United Methodist Foundation within the areas and responsibilities assigned. 
  • Develop strong working relationships with clergy and laity across the Episcopal Area.
  • Clearly articulate the investment services offered through the Foundation in a professional and transparent manner.
  • Facilitate educational and inspirational events and present speaking engagements in local churches and with other groupings.
  • Develop and/or secure current written and visual resources related to the purpose of the Foundation and the needs of the local churches.

Opportunities: Some key opportunities and challenges for The Northwest United Methodist Foundation are as follows:

  • Advance financial and stewardship education and training. Provide educational and training programs for clergy and lay leadership teams so that they have an excellent understanding of the Foundation's services, while actualizing their ministry as stewards.
  • Raise the profile and visibility of the Foundation so that its mission, values, accomplishments, and unique track record are ever more widely recognized. 
  • Expand loans and financial assistance. Provide loans that assist churches to purchase, construct and/or repair their buildings and properties. 
  • Strengthen NWUMF's partnership with the Greater Northwest Episcopal Area (GNEA) and with related agencies. While the Foundation operates independent from GNEA and other related agencies, the missions of these organizations are interwoven and collaboration contributes to the success of all.

Qualifications and Competencies:

  • Prefer a member of a United Methodist Church or a person with a United Methodist background and a good working knowledge of the polity and tradition of the church.
  • Strong relational skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills.
  • Positive and cooperative attitude in all contacts.
  • Interest and capacity to learn new skills.
  • Proven public speaking skills.
  • Background in finance and investments a positive.
  • Experience with Planned Giving and/or Fundraising preferable.
  • Must work well within a small team. 
  • Ability and willingness to travel extensively within the area assigned.
  • Willingness to locate in Oregon.

Compensation, Benefits and more: We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package including health insurance, pension, life insurance, disability, twelve paid holidays per year and more.

FSLA Status: Exempt

How to Apply: Applications must include a cover letter and resume for consideration, can be delivered via Email to: [email protected] or USPS to: NWUMF, PO Box 656, Cashmere WA 98815.

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