Assistant Director/Director of Gift Planning

Job description

The Assistant Director/Director of Gift Planning will be responsible for building and managing one-on-one relationships with a portfolio of 75-125 of the College’s major gift prospects. Responsibilities include:

  • Build and manage one-on-one relationships with a portfolio of 125 College-identified major gift prospects with $25,000+ capacity, including alumni, parents, and friends of the College.
  • Make 10+ major gift solicitations totaling $1,000,000 annually.
  • Make 15+ personal contacts or in-person meetings to prospects per month.


Successful candidates will demonstrate competitive drive, strong interpersonal skills, integrity, and accountability. Bachelor’s degree and 2+ years of related experience in an external-facing role such as sales, recruiting, or fundraising is required. Ability to relate to a wide variety of constituents and solicit donations face to face. High level of initiative and drive to succeed. Strong sense of institutional responsibility. Strong negotiation, organizational, and fundraising skills. Ability to travel and work outside of normal business hours as needed.


For consideration, please email your resume and cover letter to Kim Feigh at [email protected].

Institutional Information

A highly selective liberal arts college located on Chicago’s North Shore, Lake Forest College enrolls approximately 1,600 students from over 40 states and 70 countries. The College’s student body is culturally diverse, with approximately 40% of our students identifying as domestic students of color or international students. We also have a visible, active, and vibrant LGBT student population. Lake Forest College embraces diversity and encourages applications from women, members of historically underrepresented groups, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.  For more information about Lake Forest College, visit




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Posted: 3/6/2018
Application Due: 5/5/2018
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