Job Posting: Planned Giving Officer

  • 01/26/2017 12:45 PM
    Message # 4570311


    Planned Giving Officer


    The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) works in 190 countries and territories to put children first. UNICEF has helped save more children’s lives than any other humanitarian organization, by providing health care and immunizations, clean water and sanitation, nutrition, education, emergency relief and more. The U.S. Fund for UNICEF (USF) supports UNICEF's work through fundraising, advocacy and education in the United States. Together, we are working toward the day when no children die from preventable causes and every child has a safe and healthy childhood. For more information, visit


    Planned Giving Officer

    The U.S. Fund for UNICEF’s Planned Giving department is looking to add a new team member w ho will share its existing passion for UNICEF’s work and commitment to advancing legacy giving in the Midwestern region of the U.S. If you are looking for a team ofprofessionals who enjoy their work, are dedicated, and desire to work in a supportive environment then we may be a good fit for you.


    Reporting to the Managing Director of Planned Giving, the Planned Giving Officer is responsible for the cultivation and stewardship of loyal, annual donors, ages 50 and older, who are not currently assigned to a major gift officer, and who reside in the states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Ohio, and Wisconsin. The Planned Giving Officer will be responsible for identifying legacy intentionsand promoting legacy giving while also stewarding donors who have already included USF in their estate plans.


    Key Responsibilities/Outcomes (include but are not limited to):

    • Solicit and steward existing USF donors in face-t o -face meetings; requires travel with some trips to New York City.

    • Prepare gift proposals and provide additional information as needed to help secure planned gifts

    • Inform and educate donors about various gift offerings that will address their philanthropic and financial goals while providing support for UNICEF

    • Work with attorneys and financial advisors as needed

    • Input donor contact information into the USF database

    • Secure donor testimonials for use in direct mail, USF web pages and other marketing materials

    • Under take additional special projects as needed


    Qualifications :

    • Bachelor’s degree is required; advanced degree ( MA or JD) preferred

    • Minimum of 5 years’ relevant experience, with at least 2 years of planned giving experience

    • Strong knowledge of tax, financial and estate planning issues

    • Must be a self- starter and have the ability to work remotely with limit ed daily supervision

    • Excellent oral and writ t en communication and interpersonal skills

    • Must share a strong commitment to the mission of USF

    • Must have current driver’s license, required insurance, and car available for work as

    • required (will be reimbursed for mileage)

    • Must demonstrate USF Core Values: Trust, Respect, Accountability, Innovation,Teamwork, and Service

     To Apply- Please Apply Online at:

    Must possess current and valid US Work Authorization and be eligible to work for any US employer without sponsorship.


    Due to the high volume of applications received, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


    Salary is commensurate with experience. In addition, USF offers a comprehensive benefits package.


    USF is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.

    LOCATION: Chicago, IL
    POST DATE: 01/26/2017

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