Planned Giving Officer (Remote-Hybrid Flexibility)

Colgate University
New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Oct 26, 2022

Department Statement

Colgate University, a top-ranked liberal arts college, is seeking a Planned Giving Officer. Founded in 1819, Colgate is a small, highly selective residential liberal arts college for students of talent who are preparing for lives of leadership and productive citizenship.

The University recently launched a $1B campaign in support of theThird-Century Plan, a comprehensive roadmap that will advance Colgate’s efforts to pursue its mission at the highest level and establish Colgate as one of the finest undergraduate institutions in the nation. One of the components – the Plan for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion – stands as Colgate’s most definitive plan in 200 years for elevating the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout the institution.


The Planned Giving Officer ( PGO ) is responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with planned gift prospects as assigned to increase levels of engagement, annual giving, and campaign support utilizing effective qualification, cultivation, and solicitation strategies.

The PGO is responsible for demonstrating respect for people and their differences, as well as the benefits of a diverse workforce and the value of open and collegial dialogue.

Accountable for effectively accessing and navigating relevant technology systems used in advancement and utilizing data as a resource in decision-making while maintaining respect for the security of private or confidential information. Responsible for developing strong working relationships with Office of Advancement colleagues, University administrators, faculty and staff to professionally address both opportunities and concerns.

Accountable for meeting performance metrics established by the Office of Advancement, including visits and virtual connections, proposal submissions and yield, dollar goals, and effective stewardship contacts to monitor and support relationships.

Professional Experience/ Qualifications
  • Must possess strong leadership, interpersonal, and communication skills.
  • The ability to balance multiple priorities in a fast-paced organization.
  • Enthusiastic commitment to advancing the University’s mission.
  • Must be able to work collegially and effectively with a diverse group of alumni, students, faculty, and staff on a daily basis.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Knowledge of Planned Gift arrangements is highly desirable
  • Experience in private college advancement is highly desirable with preference to those with a proven track record in garnering philanthropic support.

A Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable skills have been acquired is required.

Job Open Date

Job Close Date

Open Until Filled

Special Instructions Summary

EEO Statement

It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected Veterans status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, being or having been victims of domestic violence or stalking, familial status, or any other categories covered by law. Colgate is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.
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