Director of Planned Giving

Director of Planned Giving

George Mason University is seeking a Director of Planned Giving for their Advancement & Alumni Relations team. The Director will hold primary responsibility for gifts of estates, trusts, and various other financial venues that reflect financial planning and deferred giving opportunities. They will work collaboratively with the additional Development senior staff and colleagues across the University.

Reporting to the Associate Vice President of Development, Central and Units, the Director will serve as a fundraising liaison to several University areas and will prepare written materials, including having primary responsibility for training and support for other staff members working with donors on deferred and planned gifts such as trusts, charitable annuities, life insurance, wills, and bequests.

George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment. Today, as Virginia’s largest and most diverse public research university, Mason is setting the benchmark for a bold, transformative learning experience through an experiential and global education that serves the needs of students and communities. Located near Washington D.C., one of the most important political, economic and intellectual hubs in the world, the university accepts its responsibility to serve others: to help students succeed, enrich the life of the community, and contribute to solving some of the most complex global problems of our time.

The University Advancement division is a comprehensive development and alumni relations enterprise with a staff complement of approximately 135 full-time employees. within Advancement’s functional units include development/fundraising, alumni relations, stewardship and donor relations, advancement communications, special events, gift processing, research, prospect management, gift planning, corporate and foundation relations, information systems and management, and infrastructure services.

Advancement’s mission is to build strong, lifelong relationships with George Mason University's alumni and constituents, while matching their philanthropic interests with the university’s aspirations and priorities. The division is committed to serving the needs of the university, our alumni, and the greater community by providing access to quality education and lifelong learning. Respect, service, integrity, collaboration, diversity, transparency, and creativity are the values that guide our work and culture.

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Review of application materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. All requests for information, written nominations, confidential inquiries, and all application materials should be directed in confidence, to:

Susan VanGilder, Managing Director

Kenna Boyd, Managing Associate

Storbeck Search

For full consideration, applicants must also apply for position number FA869z. at 

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George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.