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Director of Planned Giving
Are you ready to take your planned giving experience to the next level? Do you have the vision, enthusiasm, and proven fundraising skills needed to run your own program? Have you ever dreamed of being able to live AND work in rural Vermont, where history, cultural experiences, scenic beauty, and recreational opportunities abound?
If so, this could be a very exciting time to join the Norwich family as we prepare to enter the quiet phase of a 7-year capital campaign and look forward to our bicentennial celebration in 2019.
As the Director of Planned Giving, you will be responsible for growing the planned giving donor base by using time-tested methods along with the latest, technology-based approaches. While there is no modern substitute for personal visits, how alumni and friends connect with Norwich is changing, so the right candidate must demonstrate an ability to initiate and develop strong, donor-centric relationships through a variety of means. Your efforts will focus on members of the Old Guard - those celebrating their 50th reunion and beyond - and building relationships while coordinating 3 reunions each year (50th, 55th, and 60th reunion classes).
The successful candidate will create and implement a comprehensive business plan that establishes priorities, sets objectives, and measures activities critical to the program’s success. In addition to creative marketing skills, required core competencies include qualifying, cultivating, soliciting, closing, and providing stewardship to alumni and friends. A working knowledge of deferred and life income gifts is also required along with an understanding of their associated tax and legal implications. Expert-level knowledge of tax law and charitable giving vehicles is not critical for this role as other staff members are available for consultation as needed.
If you are self-motivated, fundraising professional looking to take on new challenges and responsibilities in a team-oriented, success-driven work environment, then this could be the opportunity for you. Expect Challenge. Achieve Distinction.
3+ years of Planned Giving experience (Higher Ed preferred)
Proven track record of raising 5- and 6-figure gifts
Crescendo or PG Calc
Travel (100 visits per year)
Event planning and attendance (occasional evenings and weekends)
Strong written and verbal communications skills
Experience coordinating inter vivos and testamentary gifts with professional advisors (e.g. attorneys, accountants, investment advisors, insurance agents, trust officers, etc)
Capital campaign experience (> $25 million)
Experience training faculty, staff, and volunteers on planned giving concepts
Position open until filled.
Please submit a cover letter, resume and Norwich University Employment Application to
Director of Planned Giving Search, via email: email@example.com.
Feb. 27, 2012
Norwich University is an Equal Opportunity Employer offering a comprehensive benefit package that includes medical, dental, group life and long term disability insurance, flexible-spending accounts for health and dependant care, a retirement annuity plan and tuition scholarships for eligible employees and their family members.
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