Philanthropy Dir Sr/Gift & Estate Plan

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Job TitlePhilanthropy Dir Sr/Gift & Estate PlanRequisition NumberRE24409Working TitleDirector of Gift & Estate PlanningDepartment Name14000:Office Of DevelopmentWork LocationLexington, KYGrade Level51Salary Range$88,982-151,320/yearType of PositionStaffPosition Time Status Full-TimeRequired Education


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3 yrs

Required License/Registration/Certification

Kentucky Bar Association License

Physical Requirements

Sitting and/or standing at a computer workstation for extended periods of time; repetitive motion tasks; required to attend meetings on and off campus; communicating effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and varied professional levels.


Monday – Friday; 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

As an exempt employee, additional hours may be required to meet the objectives of the position.

Job Summary

The University of Kentucky Office of Philanthropy is seeking creative, professional, and entrepreneurial candidates for its Philanthropy Director Senior (Director of Philanthropy – Gift & Estate Planning). The Director of Gift & Estate Planning will join a successful and growing team of philanthropy professionals at one of the leading higher education institutions in the nation, currently immersed in one of the more ambitious comprehensive campaigns in the industry.

This position will lead and direct the Gift and Estate Planning department in key areas of complex gift arrangements, in consultation with the Senior Executive Director of Gift and Estate Planning. They will provide oversight for the creation of all gift agreements, make planned giving calls and solicitations and participate in planned giving support and training for all gift officers. The position will also administer the non-cash gift program for gifts of $5,000+, interfacing with college and unit gift officers, donors, financial services, purchasing, corporate compliance and legal as necessary. The individual will assist with the gift planning marketing program as well as identifying lead generation ideas.

To find out more about UK Philanthropy and the Kentucky Can campaign, please Click Here

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Skills / Knowledge / AbilitiesDoes this position have supervisory responsibilities? YesPreferred Education/Experience

Driver’s license preferred.

Deadline to Apply10/01/2020University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you currently hold a license through the Kentucky Bar Association, or will you be able to obtain one prior to the start date of the position (to be determined)?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * How many years of experience do you have in marketing for specific outcomes?
    • None
    • More than 0, up through 3 years
    • More than 3 years, up through 6 years
    • More than 6 years, up through 9 years
    • More than 9 years, up through 12 years
    • More than 12 years
  3. * Please describe your private (not political or grant-writing) front-line fundraising level of experience and expertise.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Describe any of your previous work in estate planning or in charitable organizations.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Describe your networking abilities, and give examples of how you have built key professional relationships.

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents




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    Posted: 9/9/2020
    Application Due: 10/2/2020
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