Planned Gift Officer - RIC Foundation

Posting Details

Classification Information

FLSA Exempt
Salary Grade / Rank Not Applicable
Min Salary NA
Max Salary NA
Branch of Service Other
AA / ADA Statement

As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity institution which values and is committed to inclusion and to expanding the diversity of its faculty and staff, the College invites members of protected classes, including minorities and persons with disabilities, to identify themselves as such at the time of application.

Position Information

Position Title Planned Gift Officer - RIC Foundation
Department Name Rhode Island College Foundation
Full Time / Part Time Part Time
Scheduled Work Week / Hours / Area

Part-Time, 25 hours per week, Calendar Year Appointment (May involve evening and/or weekend work, as required)

Academic or Calendar Year Calendar
Number of Employees Supervised 0
Position Overview

The Planned Giving Officer is responsible for the development, promotion and implementation of the Rhode Island College Foundation’s planned giving program, including oversight of comprehensive plans for soliciting and securing planned gifts for college.

Note: This is a Rhode Island College Foundation position.

Primary Purpose

The Planned Giving Officer is responsible for the development, promotion and implementation of the Rhode Island College Foundation’s planned giving program, including oversight of comprehensive plans for soliciting and securing planned gifts for college.

Essential Duties

Manage all aspects of the planned giving program and maintain an active list of prospects for intermediate and major gifts.
• In collaboration with the Executive Director, develop a detailed plan, benchmarks and timeline for the RIC Foundation’s planned giving program.
• Advise and assist in the promotion and implementation of the planned giving program.
• Coordinate the development of all planned giving materials.
• Collaborate with RIC Foundation and college advancement staff to develop planned giving as a critical component of a strategic fundraising plan.
• Secure planned gifts to the RIC Foundation through the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of donors and donor prospects.
• Manage a portfolio of 75 donors and prospects.
• Maintain a visitation schedule and travel, as necessary, to meet with donors and prospective donors.
• Successfully and effectively solicit donations, both in person and virtually to meet annual metrics identified in RIC Foundation’s planned giving program.
• Advise and coordinate periodic seminars and events for the benefit of Gold and White Bequest Society members and prospective members.
• Effectively manage fundraising databases, both for record keeping and report generation.
• Coordinate special events to benefit Gold and White Bequest Society members.
• Serve as the RIC Foundation’s liaison with estate planning professionals.

Occasional Duties

• Assume responsibility for related activities assigned by the Executive Director of the Rhode Island College Foundation.
• Work occasional non-standard hours to meet with donors and volunteers.

Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities

• Excellent verbal and writing skills.
• Proficiency in Blackbaud/Raiser’s Edge or similar donor management system.
• Working understanding of fundraising, including campaign planning and implementation.
• Proven success in event planning.
• Ability to facilitate a diverse volunteer base, and documented ability and background to lead a multifaceted annual fund program.
• Evidence of initiative and organizational ability.
• Ability to generate and maintain good interpersonal relationships with professional colleagues and the community.
• Knowledge of and ability to manage office and record keeping procedures.
• Ability to work non-standard hours and travel locally.

Required Qualifications

Education: Bachelor’s degree.

Experience: Two to three years of experience in fundraising, preferably in gift planning or in a comparable field. Knowledge of estate planning, including wills, trusts and estate and gift tax laws is desirable as is the ability to work independently, perform research and analysis, goal-setting, communication and project management.

Preferred Qualifications

NA

Environmental Conditions

The employee is not exposed to known adverse environmental conditions.

Additional Position Information

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number NC00182
Starting Salary Range $30,000-$45,000
Benefits Eligible? No
Section Rhode Island College Foundation
Number of Positions Available 1
Anticipated Start Date or Semester
Posting Date 02/02/2018
Position Status Continuing Position
Union Status Non-Union
End of Temporary or Limited Position
Priority given to applicants who apply by
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions/Information for Applicants

-This is a Rhode Island College Foundation position (and not a Rhode Island College position).
-There are no benefits provided with this position.
-Upon hire, candidate will be required to arrange for an official transcript of highest degree earned to be mailed/transmitted directly from the institution to RIC.
-Candidates will be prompted during the application process to provide names (3) and email addresses for current reference letters.

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents