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Executive Director, Planned Giving Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Research and Healthcare 09/19/2018
Senior Director, Development Legacy Services Seattle Children's Healthcare 09/11/2018
Director, Planned Giving American Humane Non-profit 06/28/2018

Job Title: Executive Director, Planned Giving
Organization Name: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Organization Type: Research and Healthcare
Closing Date: until filled

Date Posted: 9/19/2018

Overview: Cures Start Here. At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch’s pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation’s first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network.

Position Description: Careers Start Here. The Executive Director, Planned Giving serves as part of an integrated Individual Giving Program and reports to the Chief Philanthropy Executive, Individual Giving.
This position will oversee the planned giving program providing leadership and direction to the planned giving team. Planned giving is a significant component of a comprehensive development program at Fred Hutch. This is a key role in ensuring the institution meets its comprehensive fundraising goals by leading a highly productive planned giving program that engages supporters to give to Fred Hutch through estate planning and complex gifts. The Executive Director, Planned Giving is responsible for planning, directing and soliciting both planned and major gifts.
The position will manage a personal portfolio of individuals and will be called upon to engage and collaborate with Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center leadership staff, faculty and volunteers as required.
This position will have management responsibility and be the source of education for staff on issues related to planned giving so that team members have current understanding for identifying donor traits that make a planned gift a viable option.
Some travel, weekend and evening work is required.

Responsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to the following:

  • Responsible for the administrative and supervisory functions of the planned giving program 
  • Work closely with legal and financial professionals in designing and executing planned giving instruments 
  • Proactive solicitation of prospects for planned gifts. 
  • Prepare proposals for planned gift prospects 
  • Actively manage a portfolio of prospects capable of making gifts of $1million+, working closely with faculty and staff, to create compelling strategies for complex gifts 
  • Responsible for the development, management and solicitation of a portfolio of 50-75 planned and major giving prospects and annual donors who are in various stages of identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship through a moves management system, and administer open estates through distribution and closing 
  • Build relationships with allied professionals; 
  • Assist in recruiting members for the Planned Giving Advisory Committee and attend quarterly meetings as requested 
  • Be conversant in the scientific research undertaken at Fred Hutch, and its importance in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer and other diseases 
  • Develop and implement a marketing and stewardship plan to create a stream of planned giving prospects through activities such as targeted mailings, seminars, referrals, and electronic communications 
  • Understand the various instruments of fundraising and collaborate with other philanthropy staff to maximize philanthropic funding for scientific research.

Bachelor's degree required; Masters degree preferred
Successful experience in leading a team; managing and evaluating personnel; experience managing budgets
Seven + years experience as a frontline fundraiser with planned giving experience required
Proven track record of successful planned gift solicitation required
Knowledge of tax law and charitable implications
Experience in campaign planning and/or campaign implementation desired

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Superior communication skills and the capacity to grasp medical and scientific concepts
Ability to synthesize and translate scientific information into an articulate and compelling case for support
Demonstrated skill as an effective communicator with both internal and external constituents
Integrity and discretion; mature judgment in handling sensitive and confidential information
Ability to organize and establish objectives and priorities in a fast-paced, complex organizational environment
Proven track record of increasing revenue and expanding constituencies
Significant experience in the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of planned gifts
Ability to think strategically;
Self motivation and flexibility
Strong interpersonal skills to work with diverse groups of constituents
Proficient with Microsoft Office (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and The Raiser’s Edge

Our Commitment to Diversity: We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity and VEVRAA Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our Employee Services Center at [email protected] or by calling 206-667-4700.

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Job Title: Senior Director, Development Legacy Services
Organization Name: 
Seattle Children's
Organization Type: 
Closing Date: 
Until filled

Date Posted: 09/11/2018

Who we are: The Seattle Children's Hospital and Research Foundation supports Seattle Children's mission to provide hope, care, and cures to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible. The Foundation is in the public phase of a comprehensive campaign called It Starts with Yes, The Campaign for Seattle Children's, with a $1 billion goal. The Foundation's team is 60+ dedicated professionals who collaboratively work to build enduring philanthropic relationships for Seattle Children's through a nationally recognized, robust fundraising program. The comprehensive program includes major and annual gifts, corporate donations, private grants, legacy gifts, and the nation's largest Guild Association, made up of passionate volunteers who support our mission through fundraising projects and events.

What you will do: In partnership with the other Senior Director of Development, responsible for directing and managing all fundraising activities related to the acquisition of planned gifts including trusts and bequests, gifts of assets or life insurance proceeds or gift annuity plans. Work with Foundation and leadership to develop and implement a strategic plan designed to identify, cultivate and maintain relationships with key planned giving donors and prospects and professional advisors. Direct operational activities designed to support planning, execution, and fulfillment. Be a key resource for all portfolio holders around legacy and trust services.

Required Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent professional designation
  • Professional certification in the field of planned giving, financial or estate planning
  • Minimum seven years successful experience in planned giving or a related field such as major gift fundraising, law, accounting/finance, trust administration, life insurance or financial planning.


  • Prior planned giving experience in a hospital or university setting. Professional certification in the field of planned giving, financial or estate planning: CSPG, CAP, CFP, CPA, LLM or JD.

How to Apply: Interested applicants please apply online to via requisition 2018-28486

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Job Title: Director, Planned Giving

Organization Name: American Humane
Organization Type: non-profit
Closing Date: until filled

Date Posted: 06/28/2018

Job Description: American Humane seeks a dynamic, experienced Director of Planned Giving to develop, implement and manage a branded planned giving program for the organization. This position is based at American Humane’s national headquarters in Washington, DC and reports directly to Chief Marketing Officer.

For more than 100 years American Humane has been first in promoting the welfare and safety of animals and strengthening the bond between animals and people We are first to serve, wherever animals are in need of rescue, shelter, protection or security. Through our innovative leadership initiatives – from our “No Animals Were Harmed®” program in Hollywood to broad-based farm and conservation animal welfare certifications, to rapid response rescue and care across the country – American Humane sets the gold standard as the most visionary and effective animal welfare organization in the nation.

Position summary:
The Director, Planned Giving is responsible for seeking out opportunities and developing initiatives to identify, cultivate and solicit prospects to ensure a strong base of ongoing financial support for the organization. The Director will, in collaboration with the Chief Marketing Officer, be responsible for developing, implementing and managing a branded planned giving program as well as managing a portfolio of planned giving prospects and donors.
• In collaboration with the Chief Marketing Officer and other fundraising staff, develop, implement and manage a branded planned giving program for American Humane.
• Develop and maintain a portfolio of planned giving prospects capable of making significant contributions to American Humane.
• Develop and implement management strategies and approaches aimed at advancing donors into higher levels of giving and ultimately planned gifts.
• Develop and offer educational opportunities and promotional materials around planned giving to fellow staff as well as prospects/donors.
• Steward donors who have already expressed a commitment to planned giving.
• Present regular updates to the Chief Marketing Officer and CEO.
• Work and travel with staff to plan and conduct outreach, visits, presentations, and events.
• Build relationships with annual donors to perpetuate their giving through planned gifts.
• Ensure all planned giving donors receive appropriate recognition and consistent updates on the work of the organization.
• Prospect by doing research and making phone calls to donors and financial advisors to develop a pipeline of long-term support.
• Enter and track all activities, actions, call reports and deadlines in Raisers Edge Database and other tracking systems.

Essential experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities:
• Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree preferred.
• 7- 10 years of planned giving experience strongly preferred.
• In-depth knowledge of estate planning, including wills, trusts and estate and gift tax laws highly desired.
• Proven fundraising track record with experience identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding high-level donors.
• Comfortable researching and analyzing large groups of data to uncover planned giving prospects.
• Demonstrate drive and an ownership mentality.
• Possess a client service attitude and ability to think on your feet as well as maintain positive demeanor at all times.
• Conduct oneself with confidence on phone calls and in donor meetings.
• Ability to emotionally and colorfully describe the incredible work done by American Humane to help animals.
• Self-disciplined, able to prioritize tasks in order to meet deadlines, strong work ethic.
• Demonstrated proficiency in computer technology including applications for project and data management and electronic calendars (Raiser’s Edge, Windows, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook preferred). Ability to quickly learn software specific to the department or institution.
• Strong written (including proofreading and editing) and oral communication skills, including the ability to briefly summarize the essence of issues and means to address them. Use appropriate grammar in verbal or written form.
• Sound judgment and discretion in handling and securing confidential information, as well as the ability to conduct oneself in a highly professional manner.
• Make appropriate decisions or choices based on understanding alternative courses of action and potential repercussions.
• Flexibility to work as part of a team or independently to meet goals in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment. Self-directed to take action and resolve issues.

Physical demands and work environment:
• Position based in Washington, DC headquarters office.
• Standard working office environment.
• Local and national travel will be required, estimated 25-50%.
• Some evening and weekend hours will be required for outreach or event participation.
Employees are expected to adhere to all organizational policies and to act as role models, demonstrating American Humane’s core values: Compassion Accountability Respect for all Loyalty to mission Sustainability Honesty, integrity, trust American Humane is an Equal Opportunity Employer

How to Apply: visit the website

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