Director of Development, Planned Giving

Pepperdine University
March 19, 2023
Offerd Salary:$125,000
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Director of Development, Planned Giving

Apply now Job no: 501602 Work type: Regular Location: Malibu Campus Categories: Director/Executive/Management, Advancement, Development/Alumni Affairs

The Director of Development for Planned Giving works with internal and external constituents to strengthen the advancement work of the University, specifically, the planned giving efforts of the Office of Planned Giving. This individual is responsible for stewarding long-term relationships with planned giving donors. The individual in this role works with current and potential donors to establish planned gifts to support the mission of Pepperdine University. Planned giving provides critical support for Pepperdine students, faculty, schools, and programs, allowing Pepperdine to achieve and maintain the highest standards of academic excellence and Christian values and to strengthen students for lives of purpose, service, and leadership. Planned giving fundraising is an essential component to meeting the University's fundraising goals and strategic plans.


  • Manage, maintain, update, and clean up files in partnership with the Vice Chancellor of Planned Giving; streamline processes; contact donors about estate planning updates.
  • Conduct research related to gift opportunities; serve as a University ambassador; participate in community and professional functions; maintain professional qualifications; participate in advancement meetings; assist in drafting and updating advancement forms, documents, and policies; complete special assignments and projects as needed.
  • Conduct ongoing stewardship activities to further enhance the relationship between planned giving donors and the University.
  • Prepare planned giving proposals for donors. Identify and create planned giving strategies applicable to specific donor needs and desires. Attend University and community functions in an effort to create new relationships between donors and the University.
  • Supervise, mentor, and lead the Planned Giving Office Manager.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Uphold University mission through work performed.
  • The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

    Skills and Qualifications

    Required: Bachelor's degree; excellent oral and written communication; good listening skills; ability to work effectively with, sensitivity to, and empathy with many different personality types, and especially with the elderly; superior interpersonal skills; ability to assist in implementation of planned giving processes; superior presentation skills; ability to clearly articulate the fundraising priorities of the University in supporting the mission of Pepperdine; ability to articulate the Pepperdine mission and incorporate it into daily work; ability to learn and articulate the strategic plan to donors, prospects, and friends of the University.

    Preferred: Experience working with attorneys; knowledge of legal processes.

    Qualified individuals should be able to articulate a strong commitment to diversity, and have the ability to work effectively with individuals from different backgrounds.

    Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal, education, and employment screening. Qualified individuals with criminal histories will be considered for employment in compliance with applicable laws.

    This is a Regular, Exempt, 40 hour per week position.

    Expected Pay Range: $125,000 per year

    The above pay range reflects what Pepperdine University reasonably expects to pay for this position at time of posting. Actual compensation may vary based on relevant factors such as work experience, market conditions, education/training, and skill level. In addition to base pay, Pepperdine offers a robust and highly competitive benefits package.

    Advertised: 16 Feb 2023 Pacific Standard Time Applications close:

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