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Planned Giving Officer - Individual Giving - Institutional Advancement

Location: Doheny Campus (Downtown LA)

The Institutional Advancement (IA) Department is seeking an experienced and motivated individual to help build our community of donors. The Planned Giving Officer (PGO) will be a self-starter with the ability to build relationships with current and prospective donors and to take direction and implement a strategy to qualify, cultivate and solicit prospective planned giving and major donors, as well as steward those individuals.

The Planned Giving Officer will secure planned gifts, as well as major gifts in the $10,000 and higher range, and work to increase the number of these donors to the College. The work with donors is expected to be personal in nature with an emphasis on face-to-face visits. Travel in the region as well as some travel throughout the state and the country is expected. In addition, the PGO will assist with the promotion of the College’s planned giving program, through multichannel marketing.

Duties and Responsibilities:

            1.         Works collaboratively with IA colleagues, administrators and other staff and faculty to reach
                        fundraising goals.

            2.         Manages a portfolio of approximately 120-150 donor prospects. Develops and implements
                        qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies, with a goal of 100 visits in
                        the first year.

           3.         Works closely with the Director of Planned Giving and the Individual Giving team to strategize
                       and implement plans for donor acquisition and retention.

           4.         Assists the Director of Planned Giving with the education and marketing of donors thought print
                      marketing, e-marketing and the web .

           5.         Assists with and attends donor cultivation and stewardship events.

Qualifications and Requirements:
Understanding of sophisticated fundraising techniques, donor relations and trends. Strong working knowledge of Raiser’s Edge database system, planned giving modeling software such as PG Calc or Crescendo Interactive, computers in general and Microsoft Word and Excel software applications. Knowledge of iModules software a plus.

Ability to articulate the mission and value of a Mount St. Mary’s College education and forge strong working relationships with others. Strong capacity for engaging confidence and trust among prospects and donors.

Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community. Effectively set priorities, and analyze and creatively solve problems. Exercise sound judgment and decision making. Detail-oriented, flexible and proactive. Demonstrated follow-through with multiple, simultaneous projects and tasks. Ability to keep abreast of updates and changes within tax system and the philanthropy field. Must be comfortable working with high level volunteers. Excellent written and oral communication, and organization skills. Ability to organize, prioritize and handle multiple tasks to meet established deadlines.

Computer proficiency (strong experience with Raiser’s Edge, moderate experience with iModules) and general office skills.

Ability to drive and provide transportation to off-campus locations.

Three plus years of fund-raising experience with a focus on Planned Giving. Three plus years of fund-raising
experience with a focus on Planned Giving.

Bachelor’s degree required.

California driver’s license.

Work Location:                    Doheny Campus (Downtown Los Angeles)

Start Date:                          Immediately

Applications Deadline:        Open until filled

Contact Information:           Email cover letter, salary history to:


Mount St. Mary's College is an equal opportunity employer. The College is thoroughly committed both to providing equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees, and to providing a work environment that is free from harassment, discrimination and retaliation.

Applicants must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States. The College will not assist applicants with any visa matter. A background check will be required.

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