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
The University recently launched a $1B campaign in support of
, 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
- The ability to balance multiple priorities in a fast-paced
- Enthusiastic commitment to advancing the University’s
- Must be able to work collegially and effectively with a diverse
group of alumni, students, faculty, and staff on a daily
- 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
A Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent combination of education and
experience from which comparable skills have been acquired is
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Special Instructions Summary
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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