Associate Director of Planned Giving

Amherst, Hampshire County
Jul 24, 2014

Associate Director of Planned Giving

(Search # R47599)

The University of Massachusetts Amherst has an opening for an Associate Director of Planned Giving and is seeking a highly experienced, motivated and energetic individual to join its Development team as the campus continues with its comprehensive campaign.

A national public research university and the flagship campus of the Commonwealth’s university system, UMass Amherst is located in the top college town in North America according to a recent article on and offers the perfect blend of New England natural beauty and cosmopolitan culture and energy. With more than 26,000 students, the campus showcases top-rate undergraduate and graduate programs, top-notch faculty and competitive NCAA Division I athletics.

The Associate Director of Planned Giving is a senior fundraising officer responsible for establishing and implementing the strategic direction of gift planning programs with assigned liaison units and with individual prospects. Key responsibilities include building and enhancing relationships with gift planning prospects, both directly and indirectly through University fundraising colleagues, leveraging marketing, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of complex outright gifts, life-income gifts and estate gifts, and administering the gift planning program.

Required Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree. More than 5 years of fundraising or financial planning experience; Experience with senior level executives and ability to work with volunteers; Knowledge of planned giving instruments; Strong administrative, communication and interpersonal skills. Ability and willingness to travel. 

Preferred Qualifications: Advanced business degree. 3 years of planned giving experience.

Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To apply online, please go to and submit a letter of application, resume, and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three professional references (who will not be contacted without permission). Review of applications will begin with those received by August 11, 2014; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members.