Job no: 234918-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Communications, Editing, Broadcasting, Media, Development, Alumni Affairs, Extension, Outreach, Public Engagement

Position Summary:

The Legacy Giving Manager is responsible for the program administration of identifying, cultivating and managing potential and current planned giving donors in the Heritage Society. This position provides the highest-quality experience for legacy society donors by maintaining donor database accuracy and facilitating systems of portfolio-based moves management processes. The Legacy Giving Manager prepares materials as requested to assist with estate gifts and executes marketing efforts and small events. The Legacy Giving Manager reports to the Director of Legacy Giving.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Bachelor's Degree in non-profit management, communications, marketing, business, public relations or related field required.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

-Minimum of two years development experience including work in major and/or planned giving.
-Demonstrated understanding of systems of portfolio-based moves management including donor research, cultivation, and stewardship methods, processes, and best practices.
-Experience and competence with donor relationship management databases and spreadsheet software.
-Demonstrated ability in providing administrative support, including organizing and maintaining files, reports, and materials.
-Experience in collecting, preparing and/or analyzing donor information and monitoring activity towards goals.
-Experience planning, coordinating, and/or executing logistics of events or scheduling.
-Experience providing best practices in donor service or engagement.

-Knowledge of planned giving vehicles, such as bequests, beneficiary designations, and charitable gift annuities.
-Paralegal certification or experience
-Experience in the design, development, and/or delivery of marketing and communication materials.
-Experience or knowledge of public broadcasting fundraising.

Additional Information:

Expected salary range for this position is the $50,000-$60,000 range. Actual pay will depend on experience and qualifications. PBS Wisconsin offers a comprehensive benefits package, including generous vacation, sick leave, healthcare and pension.

The person in this position will be required to comply with the Ethics for PBS Wisconsin Editorial & Executive Staff located here (https://wisconsinpublictv.s3.us-east-2.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Ethics-for-Editorial-Staff.pdf) in addition to the UW-Madison code of ethics.

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

Knowledge of and abides by prospect and fundraising research ethics (https://afpglobal.org/ethicsmain/code-ethical-standards).

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

Please note that successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without need of employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of appointment.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $50,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Apply online by July 2, 2021. The following must be received for your application to be complete: 1) Resume; 2) A cover letter describing how your experience relates to the job duties and minimum and desirable qualifications.

As applicants progress to interviews, they will need to provide at least three professional references with titles, emails, and phone numbers (include at least one supervisory reference).

Questions? Contact: Kate O'Connor, PBS Wisconsin, 821 University Avenue, Madison, WI, 53706; 608-262-5221; hr@wpm.wisc.edu.


Kate O'Connor
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Official Title:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website: https://employeedisabilities.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) Project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: https://hr.wisc.edu/title-and-total-compensation-study/ .

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department .

Applications Open: May 27 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Jul 16 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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