Sep 16, 2022

Planned Giving Officer (Remote)

  • EWTN Global Catholic Network
  • Remote
Full time Fundraising

Job Description


Full-time, Remote


As the Legacy Giving Officer, you will be responsible for assisting donors in accomplishing their philanthropic goals while simultaneously working to help EWTN advance its mission.  The LGO will implement a comprehensive plan for identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of current donors and potential prospects who have an interest in supporting EWTN.


  • Solicit donations to increase philanthropic support for the mission of EWTN.
  • Establish and manage relationships in an evolving portfolio of approximately 125-150 prospects and donors.
  • Gather data, assess prospects, and develop comprehensive long-range and short-term strategies designed to realize current planned and lifetime giving potential of individual prospects.
  • Build and nurture collaborative, donor centric long-term relationships to effectively match interest of prospects and donors to specific EWTN needs.
  • Maintain accurate and detailed records of pertinent communications and contact reports following prospect and donor engagements within the CRM database.
  • Draft and customize correspondence, proposals, and other written materials to identify prospects and donors, which includes the ability to run detailed gift illustrations using Crescendo’s gift illustration software.
  • Provide knowledge and expertise for planned gift solicitations, including: charitable gift annuities, real property and other non-cash assets, charitable remainder trusts, donor advised funds, beneficiary designations, bequests, life insurance policies, endowments, and retained life estates.
  • Provide tax and estate planning information necessary to secure or promote planned/deferred gifts.
  • Prepare and review documents for planned/deferred gift opportunities for prospective donors.
  • Continue professional development by attending seminars and conferences, as well as keeping abreast of current tax laws as they pertain to charitable giving and administration of programs.
  • Seek the opinions of Mission Advancement Team, tax, legal and other advisors of EWTN on complex matters, when appropriate.
  • Maintain a strong professional networking relationship with peer representatives and the EWTN staff.
  • Maintain a comprehensive understanding of EWTN priorities.
  • Represent EWTN at functions, events and meetings as required.
  • Travel regionally/nationally/internationally (potentially 30-40%) as well as attend evening and weekend activities as required.


  • You have a minimum of 7 years professional fundraising experience or related work experience at a non-profit organization with extensive experience in planned giving programs.
  • You have a proven track record of success in achieving goals and fundraising metrics.
  • You are experienced in developing a strategic plan for soliciting and securing gifts from private sources or the equivalent in customer/client relationships.
  • You have a demonstrated knowledge of development/fundraising concepts and techniques.
  • You have existing knowledge of and are well networked within Catholic donor community.
  • You are a practicing Catholic with demonstrated understanding of the Catholic faith and EWTN’s mission.
  • You possess excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills.
  • You are able to work cooperatively and effectively with donors, volunteers, and development staff.
  • You maintain ethical standards consistent with fundraising professionals code of conduct.
  • You are a self-starter; able to work independently.
  • You are able to adapt and respond to various situations.
  • You are willing and able to travel (approximately 30-40%) and work a flexible schedule.
  • You have a Bachelor’s degree in Business or related field of study.
  • Professional fundraising certification preferred.


  • We offer a career with purpose! Apply your God-given talents, knowing your contributions help advance EWTN’s mission of sharing the Gospel with the world.
  • Family-oriented working environment. We value the importance of family, and welcome you as an EWTN family member, not just an employee.
  • Worship at work! Freedom to participate in daily Mass, Adoration, and prayer throughout your workday.
  • Competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package including Health, Dental, Vision, Life insurance and Retirement Savings Plan.
  • 11 Paid Holidays and generous Paid Time Off program.
  • Tuition reimbursement for online continuing education and degree programs through our partnership with Catholic Distance University.
  • Ability to learn alongside legacy employees while bringing new ideas to the growing team!


If you’re ready to get started on Mother Angelica’s mission to bring the Gospel to the world, please email a cover letter, resume and your salary expectations to Thank you for considering EWTN and we look forward to hearing from you!

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