The Medical and Health Sciences Foundation (MHSF) was officially created as the fundraising entity responsible for the joint philanthropic ventures of UPMC and University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences. The MHSF acts as the central source for patients, alumni, and friends to contribute to any clinical or research endeavor at either or both UPMC and Pitt.
MHSF is currently seeking a talented professional to serve as Planned Giving Development Officer. This position will play a vital role in cultivating and stewarding key donors and prospects to continue and further support of UPMC and Pitt's work and mission. The Planned Giving Development Officer will serve as a resource to and partner with colleagues within the MHSF, as well as carry an individual portfolio of donors and donor prospects. The Planned Giving Development Officer is an experienced fundraiser with specific expertise in the area of planned giving. The successful candidate will cultivate, steward, solicit planned gifts on behalf of the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC. This position will consult and partner regularly with major gift officers who are based in the health sciences schools and clinical areas, as they endeavor to cultivate planned gifts on behalf of Pitt and UPMC. As a member of the gift planning team, the Assistant Director is expected to maintain expert knowledge of specific charitable giving vehicles. From time to time, this position will offer presentations for fundraisers across the organization. Frequent travel is required. The Planned Giving Development Officer will have no management responsibilities, but will be tasked with project-based responsibilities at the discretion of the Director of Planned Giving.
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A bachelor's degree or comparable experience required; a Master's degree or JD preferred. Proficiency in applications/functions within the MS Office environment. Familiarity with planned giving software preferred. Must have excellent verbal, written communication and listening skills. Candidate should have working knowledge of planned giving techniques; experience in financial planning, law, trust-estate administration or the financial service industry desired. Looking for a creative self-starter with high energy level, self confidence and a positive attitude who has experience collaborating with others. Candidate should have proven superior presentation and communication skills, including the ability to write and speak clearly and effectively.
Founded in 1787, the University of Pittsburgh is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. The University of Pittsburgh (Pitt) is consistently ranked among the top 20 public universities in the United States by U.S. News & World Report, and was cited in 2014 as the only public university in Pennsylvania considered a “Best Value College” based on academic quality, cos...t and financial aid. The university was ranked as the top public university in the country in the publication Saviors of Our Cities: A Survey of Best College and University Civic Partnerships, which measured schools’ economic and developmental impacts on neighboring regions. The nearly $755 million Pitt spends on research each year directly and indirectly supports the local economy, putting Pitt at the heart of what the U.S. Department of Labor calls an education and health services “super sector,” and is responsible for more than one in every five jobs in the greater Pittsburgh area. The Pittsburgh campus is an urban campus located in the city's Oakland neighborhood. Pitt also has five regional campuses in Bradford, Greensburg, Johnstown, and Titusville. The University is composed of 17 undergraduate and graduate colleges serving more than 28,000 students each year.