Director of Estate and Gift Planning (2606)

Idaho State University | Pocatello, ID

Posted Date 3/21/2024

Director of Estate and Gift Planning (2606)


Join us at an institution that is on the move and making a difference in the lives of students while improving the quality of life in our communities, our region and our world! Be a part of a dedicated team who also enjoy the benefits of living in our beautiful region of the country.


Idaho State University, established in 1901, is a Carnegie-classified doctoral research and teaching institution and the state designated lead institution in health professions. Idaho State serves over 12,000 students in Pocatello, Meridian, Idaho Falls, Twin Falls and Anchorage, Alaska. We are leading the way in cutting-edge research and developing innovative solutions for real-world problems from technology and cybersecurity to health services and health outcomes.


ISU and the ISU Foundation are seeking candidates who want to help engage donors and open the doors to opportunity as a Director of Estate and Gift Planning. This position is responsible for philanthropic initiatives including the identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewarding deferred gifts and life income stream gifts as a key area of opportunity for Idaho State University.


Core Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Major Donor Engagement and Fundraising
  • Development Relationship Enhancement Strategies
  • Collaboration
  • Constituent Portfolio Management


Qualifications vary based on each position and range

Minimum Qualifications include:

  • Three (3) to five (5) years of fundraising with experience securing planned gifts.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in a related discipline or field
  • Understanding of complex outright gifts, charitable life-income and estate gift structures. Competency using donor management and planned giving software programs, the Microsoft Office package, and standard office equipment.


Preferred Qualifications include:

  • Advanced degree in a relevant discipline/field
  • Five (5) to seven (7) years successful experience and proficiency in securing planned gifts.
  • Experience with complex outright gifts, real estate gifts, charitable life-income and estate gift structures, family wealth planning, and multi-generational estate planning strategies.
  • Experience using Raiser's Edge donor management system.
  • Proven track record of formulating and executing effective philanthropic strategies and growing contributions through planned giving vehicles.


To see the specific job descriptions and information about the work environment/workweek/travel please refer to the Idaho State University job postings at:

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Director | Fundraising
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