The Brown University Division of Advancement seeks qualified applicants for the position of Associate Director, Planned Giving.
Reporting to the Executive Director of Planned Giving, the Associate Director of Planned Giving is a key fundraising position within the Development Office. The Associate Director plays an important role in executing a strategic planned giving vision that advances the Universityâ™s priorities by helping donors achieve their charitable and financial goals. This position will not only participate in the management, administration and strategic direction of the Office of Planned Giving but will also be responsible for ambitious fundraising goals.
Success in this outcome-oriented position will be measured in large part by increased gift planning activity, new gifts and new legacy society members. Specific, outcome-based metrics will be established based on skill and experience and will include number of visits, solicitations, dollars raised, and new legacy society members added to the College Hill Society. Proposed department goals for the current fiscal year include, among others, closing $17.5 million in new planned gift revenue, welcoming 70 new College Hill Society members, completing 120 visits and generating 100 proposals with a 50% conversion rate.
Maintaining technical expertise while staying current on tax and other legislative changes that effect planned giving and donor propensity is of critical importance and will be measured accordingly.
Bachelorâ™s degree and 7 years of experience in planned giving, development, or the equivalent (may include both professional experience and relevant advanced education). For example, a candidate could have three years of experience in development combined with an MBA, JD or other advanced educational experience and/ or other relevant experience.
Advanced degree or study in a related field (business administration, tax, or law) or rigorous professional designation (CPA, CFA, securities license) is preferred
Proven ability to solicit high-level gifts, or equivalent proven experience in another field.
High ethical standards of behavior, sound judgment, thoughtfulness, respect for confidential personal information, and attention to detail
Ability to work with and command the respect of faculty, senior officers, and other high-level volunteers
Excellent interpersonal skills
Superlative written and verbal communication skills
Entrepreneurial spirit coupled with excellent judgement and ability to assess risk
Knowledge of and commitment to the values and mission of higher education
Ability to handle multiple assignments and changing priorities as circumstances may
Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
Strong project management skills and organizational skills
Skilled analytical and strategic thinking capabilities
Knowledge of PG Calc planned gift software preferred
Computing proficiency, including MS Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint, and the ability to use technology to gather, interpret, and organize data.
All offers of employment are contingent upon a criminal background check and education verification satisfactory to Brown.
Applicants are asked to provide a cover letter and resume with their applications.
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