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(Added 08/15/2017)

World Wildlife Fund (WWF)
Development Officer for Gift Planning

(Added 08/15/2017)

World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the world's leading conservation organization, seeks a Development Officer for Gift Planning at our Washington, DC office. The Development Officer cultivates, solicits, closes, and manages the stewardship of donors and prospects who are interested in including WWF in their will, trust or other long-range financial and estate plans. Also works with donors who are interested in life income gift arrangements. Works toward achieving World Wildlife Fund's fundraising goals for gift planning and the overall Development department.

  1. Develops and maintains ongoing relationships with donors and prospects. Conducts stewardship visits and gift planning prospects visits to enhance commitment to WWF, screens for planned gift marketing purposes, and helps generate repeat gifts. Refers qualified prospects to the regional philanthropy officer as appropriate.
  2. Prepares life income gift proposals for donors and their advisors and follows up via telephone, correspondence, or visits as needed.
  3. Upon notification of future gift intention or closure of life income gift, ensures donors are thanked and contracts are drafted promptly and properly. Records donor information, and updates records as needed in appropriate database.
  4. Responds to inquiries or leads generated and follows up with appropriate cultivation, and stewardship tactics. Identifies additional giving opportunities and implements approved projects for increasing and cultivating prospects and donors. Works across regional philanthropy and annual giving on collaborative efforts to increase bequest commitments, inquiries, and close gifts. Keeps abreast of programmatic developments to share with donors, as appropriate.
  5. Provides the gift planning director and staff with information and insights gleaned from extensive donor contacts in order to help refine marketing materials, program offerings and procedures.
  6. Performs other duties as assigned.


  • A Bachelor's degree is required.
  • Position requires a minimum of 4 years of demonstrated success in fundraising, including the cultivation and solicitation of donors.
  • Knowledge of conservation issues is preferred.
  • Knowledge of development practices and techniques is required.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks, set priorities and meet deadlines
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Flexible and responsive
  • Excellent organizational ability
  • Interest in and commitment to the goals of WWF is essential

To Apply:

  • Please visit our Careers Page, Requisition #17092, to submit an online application including resume and cover letter
  • Due to the high volume of applications we are not able to respond to inquiries via phone

As an EOE/AA employer, WWF will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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(Added 08/09/2017)

The Nature Conservancy
Gift Planning Officer

(Added 08/09/2017)

The Nature Conservancy’s mission is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. We are a values-based organization committed to producing lasting results for nature and people around the globe. We have dedicated staff working in all 50 United States and more than 69 countries around the world — we are everywhere you want to be!

Join one of the most successful and sophisticated gift planning programs in the country as a Gift Planning Officer in our Development department. The Gift Planning Officer contributes to a comprehensive program to secure significant financial resources from individuals primarily through bequests and charitable gift annuities that have enabled the protection of more than 100 million acres of land as well as cutting-edge scientific research, collaborations with indigenous communities and diverse constituencies, and most recently solving global challenges such as climate change. Annually, we raise approximately $100 million in deferred and complex gifts, including charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts, gifts of real estate, and donor advised funds.

TNC is seeking a professional with 5+ years gift planning experience and demonstrated skills closing bequest and life income gifts. She/he will directly responsible for persuasively conveying the mission of TNC to diverse groups over the phone, and responsible for 200 – 250 closed planned gifts and bequest notifications annually, and 1,000 – 1,500 donor interactions. The Gift Planning Officer will report to the Director of Bequests & Annuities and will be based at our fabulous headquarters in Arlington, VA—directly in front of the Ballston stop on Metro’s Orange Line.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and 5 years related experience or an equivalent combination.
  • Experience, coursework or other training in fundraising principles and practices.
  • Experience building and maintaining long-term relationships with fundraising constituents.
  • Experience in asking for and closing gifts of $25,000 or more.
  • Experience in managing and tracking multiple prospects and donors.
  • Experience working with diverse cross-functional teams.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to determine an individual’s interests, capacity and potential for helping the Conservancy meet its goals, and act appropriately to tie those interests with the Conservancy’s work.
  • Ability to educate and inform prospective and existing donors about appropriate giving vehicles.
  • Ability to implement and manage fundraising plans, including individualized cultivation, solicitation and recognition plans.
  • Working knowledge of the basics of charitable gift planning and current trends in the areas of capital campaigns, major gifts or planned giving.
  • Proven ability to negotiate high profile or sensitive agreements.
  • Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross cultural experience are appreciated.


Since its founding in 1951, The Nature Conservancy has protected more than 119 million acres of land and 5,000 miles of rivers worldwide. With the support of more than one million members, the Conservancy addresses the most pressing threats to our natural world. Please visit to learn more about our organization. Submit your cover letter and resume for position number 45668 by 11:59pm ET on August 28, 2017.

The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of people of all genders, diverse backgrounds, beliefs and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority, and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.

None specified

4-year degree

(Added 8/4/2017)

University of Georgia
Associate Director, Development Gift & Estate Planning

(Added 8/4/2017)

Posting Number: 20171237 

Salary Range: Negotiable commensurate with qualifications and experience  

Job Summary: Reporting to the Senior Director of Gift and Estate Planning, the Associate Director of Gift and Estate Planning will cultivate relationships with alumni, family and friends of the university and actively solicit planned gifts to support the institution. The Associate Director will also partner with development staff in schools, colleges and units across campus to offer expertise on deferred gift instruments and will manage the Trust and Estates Coordinator position to ensure matured estate dollars are received and utilized in accordance with donor's intentions. The position will also work with the Senior Director to develop a strategy for increasing visibility and awareness among the professional audience including accountants, attorneys, life insurance brokers, etc.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree with 5 years of related experience in higher education, including 3 years of fundraising experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Preference is 4-6 years of major and/or planned gift fundraising experience.
  • Familiarity with Blackbaud CRM or other comparable prospect management systems.
  • Understanding of complex charitable gift vehicles such as charitable remainder trusts, charitable lead trusts and private foundations
  • Demonstrated expertise in soliciting and securing sizeable complex commitments including gifts of real estate, business interests, deferred commitments or other illiquid assets.

To see full posting and to apply, visit:
Search job posting number 20171237

About the University of Georgia and the UGA Career Center:
Only 60 miles northeast of Atlanta, the University of Georgia is a 4-year public research university that attracts the best and the brightest students from across the nation and around the world. Established in 1785 — America's oldest state-chartered university — we've had more than 200 years of experience preparing students for professional careers. With an enrollment of over 34,000 students, more than 8,500 students graduate each year from the 17 colleges and schools within the University, offering employers a deep and diverse talent pool to meet the needs of any organization.

The University of Georgia is a national leader in the number of students each year who receive the very top national academic scholarships.  Since 1996, UGA has produced seven Rhodes Scholars, 37 Goldwater, ten Truman, seven Udall, six Merage, five Gates Cambridge, four Marshall and three Mitchell Scholars.  UGA has produced 21 Fulbright Scholars in the past two years.  In 2008, UGA was the only public university in America with two Rhodes Scholars. In 2003, UGA scored a “grand slam,” being the only public university in America with winners of the Rhodes, Marshall, Truman, and Goldwater Scholarships in the same year.

The University of Georgia's Career Center provides a wide variety of services to UGA students and alumni, with over a dozen professional career consultants assigned to serve UGA’s various schools and colleges as well as undecided students and related employers. Career advisement services and programs include the following:

  • Resume & Cover Letter Critiques
  • Major & Career Exploration
  • Professional Etiquette & Networking
  • Employer Communication & Research
  • Salary Negotiation
  • Graduate School Exploration
  • Interview Prep
  • Job & Internship Searching
  • Career Fair Prep
  • Social Media & LinkedIn
  • Evaluating Job Offers

More information is available at

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status.

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