Director, Gift Planning Illinois Institute of Technology

  • 08/11/2016 2:51 PM
    Message # 4185047

    The Illinois Institute of Technology needs

    new talent to fuel innovation.

    IIT’s Office of Institutional Advancement, an environment of achievement and

    ambition, seeks candidates for a new position to ensure its ongoing success in

    Fueling Innovation: The Campaign for IIT—the university’s largest campaign to date.


    Join our team of seasoned and collaborative colleagues dedicated to a university where new ways to solve problems never become old.


    We seek a Director of Gift Planning at IIT. This individual is responsible for developing, implementing and managing a comprehensive gift planning program to include prospect identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of deferred gifts. As part of this effort, the Director will maintain a portfolio of planned gift prospects and donors. The Director is responsible for training of staff and volunteer leadership and the overall marketing of the program to the designated IIT donor community. The Director will develop and implement a program that will fully integrate with the mission and goals of the Institutional Advancement Department and University with goals of creating a culture of alumni gift planning, increasing planned giving revenue and growing the membership in the Gunsaulus Society.


    Bachelor's degree and at least 10 years of progressive, successful fundraising experience in major and gift planning programs or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills would be required.  This position will be external to our alumni population, volunteer leadership and other friends of the institution and internal to development officers and staff.  Ability to work independently and desire to be part of a team is essential.


    Founded in 1890, IIT is a private, Ph.D.- granting university that awards degrees in engineering, the sciences, architecture, law, design, psychology, humanities, and business.  The Main Campus is located minutes from downtown Chicago and its beautiful lakefront, and was designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, one of the 20th century’s most influential architects.  Visit for more information.

    •           Competitive benefits including tuition remission for employee/dependents. 

    •           Free shuttle to and from Union/Ogilvie stations. 

    •           Easy access to campus by CTA.

    Apply online at

    IIT is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  It is our policy to make all personnel decisions without discriminating on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, physical disability, mental disability, age, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status,
    national or ethnic origin, and any other protected status.

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