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Planned Giving Officer

Closing date: 14 Jan 2019

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. UNICEF USA 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

UNICEF USA’s Planned Giving department is looking to add a new team member who 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 of professionals 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 intentions and promoting legacy giving while also stewarding donors who have already included UNICE USA in their estate plans.

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

• Solicit and steward existing UNICEF USA donors in face-to-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 UNICEF USA database

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

• Undertake additional special projects as needed


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

• A 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 limited daily supervision

• Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills

• Must share a strong commitment to the mission of UNICEF USA

• Must have current driver’s license, required insurance, and car available for work as required (will be reimbursed for mileage)

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

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, UNICEF USA offers a comprehensive benefits package.

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

How to apply:

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