Founded in 1887, Gonzaga University is a private liberal arts college committed to the education of the whole person in mind, body, and spirit. The institution embraces its unique identity as an exemplary university rooted in a Jesuit, Catholic, and humanistic tradition. Located in Spokane, Washington, the historic 131-acre campus showcases the beauty of eastern Washington — a jaw-dropping landscape of rivers, lakes, mountains, and desert, with four beautiful seasons.
Generosity from Gonzaga alumni, parents, faculty, staff, friends, and fans helps keep the University’s mission alive. In 2015, the University launched Gonzaga Will: The Campaign for Our Future, its most ambitious to date, closing in the fall of 2018 with a total of more than $355 million. A testament to Gonzaga’s donors’ deep and unwavering commitment, the campaign exceeded the $250 million goal by an astounding 42%.
As the University looks to the future, Gonzaga seeks a Senior Director of Gift Planning to build on the momentum of the last campaign. Planned giving will play a significant role in the University’s fundraising success as it embarks on another comprehensive campaign, and this individual will provide a strategic vision for this key growth area. Reporting to the Assistant Vice President of Major and Planned Giving and Academic Development, the Senior Director will have the opportunity to elevate an already growing program that reflects industry best practices for complex and deferred gifts.
As a leader within University Advancement’s development team, the Senior Director will further develop the planned giving consultancy model for all individual fundraisers while managing an individual portfolio of donors. Additionally, this position will lead and mobilize a talented staff in meeting University Advancement goals and objectives.