Senior Associate Director - Gift Planning

Jan 04, 2018
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Northeastern University

Senior Associate Director - Gift Planning

Requisition Number: STFR004268

Division/College: University Advancement

Location: Boston Main Campus

Full-time/Part-time: Full Time


The Sr. Associate Director of Gift Planning will be a key contributor to Northeastern University's gift planning team during an exciting time of growth.

Working closely with the Director of Gift Planning, this position will actively build a portfolio of loyal donors and prospects with a goal of closing irrevocable and revocable planned gifts to maximize revenue to the university. Collaborating closely with all levels of development, the Sr. Associate Director of Gift Planning will employ planned gift strategies whenever possible to maximize the donors' potential and conduct joint visits with other development staff on a regular basis. As a member of the Office of Gift Planning, this position will leverage resources, knowledge and technical expertise specifically for the benefit of the university's fundraising efforts.

Primary duties include:

  • Manage all aspects of the Donor Engagement Process (Identification, Cultivation, Solicitation and Stewardship) for a portfolio of 75-100 prospects with giving capacity of $100k-$500k
  • Act as the primary contact and collaborate with major gift officers at the College of Engineering, assisting and advising with planned gift strategies so that maximum giving is achieved
  • Develop and provide gift planning training to other development staff
  • Respond to inquiries resulting from specific gift planning marketing efforts
  • Prepare planned giving illustrations and proposals


    The qualified candidate will have a bachelor’s degree and at least five to seven (5-7) years of gift planning or fundraising experience, or comparable work experience gained within the legal or financial planning professions. Demonstrated, quantified success in securing planned gifts or visits is highly desirable. Team player, able to relate effectively with all levels of staff, alumni and volunteers. High level of self-confidence, creativity, enthusiasm, engagement, self-motivation and energy needed to achieve ambitious goals. Ability to work independently in achieving activity and revenue goals. Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills. Ability to share core values and mission with prospects and donors. Willingness to travel as needed, including overnights and weekends, both within and outside the New England states.

    Additional Information:

    To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: [email protected]

    Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.


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