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Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates residential students, leading both military and civilian lifestyles, and working adults across the globe. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in baccalaureate and master's degrees, and graduate certificates. Founded in 1819 by U.S. Army Capt. Alden Partridge, Norwich is the oldest private military college in the country and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC).


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Assistant Director of Planned Giving


Join our team of 22 fundraising professionals at an exciting time in Norwich’s history. We are in the quiet phase of a 7-year capital campaign, which will culminate in the University’s bicentennial celebration in 2019. You will be part of the campaign effort to reach and develop an under tapped market for planned gifts among Norwich alumni and friends.


As the Assistant Director of Planned Giving, you will work with a remarkably dedicated cadre of Norwich alumni known as the “Old Guard,” those celebrating their 50th reunion and beyond. Specifically, you will plan three reunions annually (50th, 55th and 60th) and oversee key Old Guard recognition and memorial events at the annual Homecoming celebration. In this context, you will work with reunion class volunteers to raise substantial class gifts, especially planned gifts. The Assistant Director will also oversee activities related to Norwich University Cemetery and the Harmon Wall memorial, and will work closely with the Director of Planned Giving to develop, implement and evaluate print and electronic marketing strategies.

The successful candidate will have outstanding interpersonal and organizational skills, excellent writing, editing and proofreading ability, and the ability to work both independently and as a strong team player. 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.


• Bachelor’s degree and at least three years of experience in development, preferably in higher education, working with volunteers to meet fundraising goals.
• Familiarity with planned giving concepts and gift models.
• Event planning experience.
• Proficiency with donor relations database, preferably, Raiser’s Edge.
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite of programs and design software, preferably InDesign.
• Some travel (40-50 cultivation/stewardship visits annually as appropriate) and occasional evening and weekend hours required.

Must be authorized to work for any employer in the U.S.

To apply:

Please submit a cover letter, resume and Norwich University Employment Application to Planned Giving Search, via email:

May 7, 2013

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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