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Assistant Director of Planned Giving

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Posting Details

Position Information

Date New Hire Needed
Job Title Assistant Director of Planned Giving
Department Development and Alumni Relations

Position Summary Information

Job Summary

Reporting to the Director of Planned Giving, the Assistant Director of Planned Giving is responsible for leading the day-to-day operations of the Planned Giving Program. This includes the management of all Planned Giving program marketing and communication, stewardship, data analysis and reporting, life income gift illustration creation, distribution, and management, and ensuring key project milestones and calendar timelines are met. The incumbent will not be required to travel, however, the incumbent will engage regularly with planned gift donors and prospective donors in a manner that advances both the planned gift pipeline and fundraising production as a result of new planned gifts and commitments documented. The successful candidate will possess the following characteristics: experience in successful project management, detail oriented, a strong communicator, experience with Planned Giving programmatic software is preferred, and the ability to navigate systems, people and procedures in an office environment.

This is a term position with an end date of June 30, 2021.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree and 2-3 years of experience.
The successful candidate must be able to enter, access, manipulate and analyze planned giving intelligence. This intelligence will form the basis of a strong communications and marketing program where “warm lead” and inquiry follow up will be paramount for success. Program management experience is a plus. This requires an ability to think strategically about information including current planned gift and future planned gift donor engagement strategies. The incumbent shall possess excellent social skills, with large groups as well as with individuals. It is necessary for candidates to possess the ability to work independently and as part of a team. Being detail oriented, well organized, focused and goal-oriented, with a high level of initiative and energy, is essential.

Preferred Qualifications
Link to Job Description Assistant Director of Planned Giving
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FLSA Category No Response
Staff/Faculty Staff
Employment Status Full-Time
Employment Category Term
Posting Date
Closing Date
Special Instructions to Applicants

Selected candidate must successfully pass a background check prior to first day of employment.

Open Until Filled Yes
Posting Number S00454
Diversity Statement

Grinnell College is committed to establishing and maintaining a safe and nondiscriminatory educational environment for all College community members. It is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in matters of admission, employment, and housing, and in access to and participation in its education programs, services, and activities. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status, religion, physical or mental disability, creed, or any other protected class.

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