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Director of Gift Planning - Connecticut College

Company: Connecticut College
Date Posted: April 17, 2018

Director of Gift Planning

Reports to:Vice President for Advancement

Job Summary:

Connecticut College is conducting a national search for an ambitious, energetic gift planning leader to join our successful Advancement team.  Reporting to the Vice President for College Advancement, the Director of Gift Planning leads and manages the planned giving program and plays a vital role in the development, implementation and successful completion of the College’s current $300 million comprehensive campaign.  Managing a national portfolio of planned gift donors and prospects, the Director will identify, cultivate, solicit and steward planned gifts from alumni, parents and friends of Connecticut College.

General Duties & Responsibilities:

The Director of Gift Planning will develop and implement a strategic plan including a comprehensive marketing plan for planned giving.  Key responsibilities include building the legacy society, the Rosemary Park Society, collaborating with other frontline fundraising staff, and serving as the liaison between the College and State Street Global Advisors regarding life income gifts and investments.

Connecticut College educates students to put the liberal arts into action as citizens in a global society.  Because big questions inspire a broader vision, our Connections curriculum builds on the College’s longstanding strength in interdisciplinary scholarship.  Our students put the world together in new ways and learn to collaborate, innovate and solve new problems.  Our campus with 750 acres of arboretum is nestled in the historic New England seaport community of New London.


Bachelor’s degree with at least five years of a proven track record soliciting and closing leadership gifts and/or planned gifts.  Knowledge of planned giving vehicles and PGCalc or other planned giving software.  Exceptional oral and written communication skills, and proficiency with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and alumni/donor databases.

Required Documents:  Cover Letter, Resume

Applicant Credentialing: Thorough applicant credentialing, including criminal records check, will be conducted on the selected candidate.

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As a highly selective residential liberal arts college, Connecticut College is committed to creating a vibrant community enriched by diverse perspectives, talents and experiences.  We encourage applications from candidates who share this commitment and will contribute to the diversity of our college community, especially members of historically under-represented groups.   AA/EOE

Applications accepted through: 04/30/2018

  • Pay Type: Exempt (salaried)
  • Department: Advancement
  • Appointment Type: Continuing Full-Time
  • Hours Per Week: 37.5
  • Work Schedule: 52 weeks per year
  • Benefits Eligible: Full Benefits
  • Qualifies for relocation reimbursement: Yes