Assistant Director of Planned Giving

Grinnell, Iowa
Sep 15, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


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.

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.

Application Process:  Please submit applications online by visiting our application website at  Candidates must upload a cover letter, resume and three employment-related references.  This position also requires a background check prior to first day of employment.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Please contact the Office of Human Resources at (641) 269-4818 with questions.

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