Apply for Vacancy for Planned Director at Muhlenberg College in the USA. The category for this job is Development and Fundraising.
The Planned Giving Director will advance the mission of the College by increasing leadership and planned gift to the College, supporting planned giving conversations undertaken by leadership gift officers, and overseeing the Circle of 1848, Muhlenberg’s planned giving society.
- Manage the fundraising cultivation process for 125 qualified leadership and planned giving prospects.
- Also, develop and maintain a national travel schedule to visit a minimum of 100 qualified prospects annually.
- Create an annual work plan that defines individuals to be cultivated, solicited and closed, and dollars to be raised.
- Similarly, successfully solicit and close six- and seven-figure gifts, focusing on leadership, planned and blended gifts in line with the College’s current comprehensive campaign priorities. Exceed annually assigned fundraising goal.
- Raise current use dollars in support of the annual operation of the College.
- Likewise, serve as the resident planned giving expert and assist leadership gift officers’ efforts in closing planned gifts.
- Serve as the primary liaison to the Boundless Campaign’s Planned Giving Committee and actively work with committee leadership and volunteers to engage them in the gift solicitation process.
- Furthermore, create strong ties to the academic and administrative departments of the College, gain an in-depth understanding of their programs, and align the interests of prospects with the most relevant institutional areas and priorities.
- Invest in continually learning about the College in order to have broad, up-to-date knowledge of the operation.
- Additionally, serve as a liaison between Advancement and assigned academic departments or administrative offices.
- Attend campus College functions, including but not limited to, Homecoming/ Reunion Weekend, Commencement Weekend, and Advancement Department meetings and retreats.
- Collaborate with the Alumni Affairs team in successfully staging dinners, programs and events to foster stronger engagement with Muhlenberg.
- Furthermore, work collaboratively with members of Advancement to develop and support special fundraising projects as they arise.
- Identify potential College volunteers for committees and boards.
- Similarly, take on other duties as assigned in support of the mission of the College.
- Bachelors degree. Advanced degree preferable.
- Ability to powerfully articulate the role and importance of a small, private, residential, liberal arts education and the value and unique characteristics of Muhlenberg.
- Also, at least eight years of frontline fundraising or comparable experience, preferably in higher education.
- Expertise in planned giving and substantial experience and success in soliciting planned gifts.
- Likewise, excellent written, communication and relationship-building skills.
- Strong personal work ethic and integrity.
- Furthermore, flexibility and ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and manage numerous projects simultaneously.
- Also, demonstrated ability to meet or exceed goals and work well as a part of a team within clearly defined policy and procedures.
- Moreover, proven self-starter, able to take appropriate initiative to ensure success.
- Experience in strategically leveraging volunteers and academic and administrative staff in cultivating and soliciting donors.
- Similarly, successful completion of background checks, including but not limited to education and national criminal background.
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