Director of Gift Planning
Northwest Denver Campus
Scheduled Weekly Hours:
Requested Start Date for this Position:
06/15/2023 - 23 days to go
Northwest Denver Campus
Full-time or Part-time:
Gift planning is housed in the Regis University Advancement office.
Reporting to the Assistant Vice President of University
Advancement, the Director of Gift Planning provides leadership and
expertise in the areas of estate planning and deferred giving. The
position requires the ability to build and maintain donor
relationships, as well as work with volunteers and professional
advisors. It is essential that this position is able to partner and
collaborate with other University Advancement team members, the
President's Office, Finance and Accounting, as well as the three
colleges of Regis University and their associated programs.
Working at Regis
As Regis employees, we embrace our Jesuit Catholic values of
respect, inclusion and equity, and welcome employees, faculty and
students from all faiths and cultures. Together, we perform our
duties in alignment with the mission of the University and seek
dedicated individuals to contribute to and strengthen that mission
and our service to students.
Take a moment to consider our Total Rewards package:
- A generous tuition benefit for employees, spouses, and
- Paid Mission leave to give employees time to volunteer in the
- Options for flexible work
- Additional time off each year when the University closes for
- Medical, dental, and vision insurance
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please submit a resume, cover letter and list of references with
your application. Current employees, please submit an application
by logging into Workday. Click on the Career Worklet and access the
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
- In collaboration with the Assistant Vice President of
University Advancement, set the overall strategic direction for the
gift planning operation within Advancement to strengthen current
and future planned giving fundraising.
- As a member of the major gifts team, work in a collegial manner
with university leaders and other team members in creating and
implementing strategies and goals designed to achieve annual
fundraising and activity goals, as well as to the broader agenda
for fundraising efforts.
- Manage a portfolio of planned giving prospects and donors to
ensure timely cultivation and solicitation.
- Oversee the Estate Settlement function to ensure timely and
accurate receipt of funds. Prepare a monthly report with projected
receipts and timelines for their distributions to Regis
- Achieve agreed upon performance metrics including but not
limited to number of contacts, number of solicitations, number of
legacy gifts secured, as well as joint/blended gift
- Oversee the development, maintenance and implementation of all
planned giving stewardship efforts, including our planned gift
recognition program, the Ignatian Society.
- Establish planned giving as a core competency in Advancement
and throughout the University; ensure that all fundraising staff
are trained to identify appropriate opportunities to discuss
planned giving issues with donors and to identify donors who may
benefit from further discussion with the Director.
- Maintain current knowledge of both traditional and innovative
gift planning methods and tax considerations involved in these
- Serve as a resource to those alumni, parents and friends who
may benefit from counsel regarding planned gift opportunities.
Consult donors and their advisors to ensure that gift purposes are
in alignment with University goals and priorities.
- Manage and improve the comprehensive gift planning marketing
strategy to inform the Regis University constituency about creative
ways to give through planned giving. This includes print and
digital newsletters, targeted mailings, current website,
collaterals for gift officers and donors, reunion activities and
events, and all publications, especially The Regis University
Magazine, The Regis Report eNewsleteter, etc.
- Enhance operational efficiency. Ensure that all systems and
processes are accurate, such as planned gift documentation and
- Supervise the Planned Giving Specialist and oversee the Planned
- Other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor's degree, from an accredited institution of higher
education or equivalent work experience
- Master's degree preferred.
- Minimum of five years exempt level experience in Estate and
Gift Planning. University advancement experience
- Minimum 2 years experience managing staff.
- Strong knowledge of and commitment to the role of a Jesuit,
Catholic private university within the system of higher
- Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with
administrators, faculty, staff, and friends of the
- Experience managing multiple project deadlines and facilitating
timely follow-up with donors and prospects.
- Ability to utilize computer database applications related to
advancement and planned giving.
- Ability to travel in and out of state as needed.
To view our Benefits Guide use either the link or the web address
Benefits Guide - Fiscal year 23-24
$85,000 - $115,000 /annually commensurate with
To apply, visit https://regis.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/RegisUniversity/job/Northwest-Denver-Campus/Director-of-Gift-Planning_R003296.
Since 1877, Regis University has been using our Jesuit
background to provide an education for men and women of all ages
and faiths and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission: A
Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and
Schools. Inspired by St. Ignatius Loyola, the mission of Regis
University is to educate men and women of all ages to make a
positive impact in a rapidly-changing global society. We encourage
our students to seek truth, live purposeful lives, and continually
examine and attempt to answer the question: "How ought we to live?"
Regis University's Northwest Campus is the main campus and
administrative hub, located in Denver, Colorado. Regis University
has three additional campuses in Colorado Springs, Colorado,
Thornton, Colorado and the Denver Tech Center, as well as distance