Northern Illinois University - Director of Planned Giving

  • 11/09/2017 2:36 PM
    Message # 5579285
    Christine Teed (Administrator)

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    The Director of Planned Giving directs and oversees a comprehensive program of planned giving, focused on the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of individual prospects with the capacity and interest in an estate gift or other planned vehicle to benefit NIU. The Director will shape and grow a model planned giving program that reflects the size and capability of NIU. The Director is him/herself an active fundraiser, and in close collaboration with the Vice President of University Advancement and the Associate Vice President and Chief Development Officer, manages a portfolio of principal and major gift prospects (prospects with the capacity to make gifts of $1 million or greater) and is responsible for closing $5m in gifts annually. The Director plays an important role in high level strategy and fundraising support to university leadership, especially in campaigns. Reporting to the Director is the Manager of Gift Planning and an Administrative Aide. The Director is a direct report to the Associate Vice President and Chief Development Officer.

    The ideal candidate will have progressively significant and relevant development experience and a proven track record in successfully managing and marketing planned giving programs in a higher educational environment. The candidate must have the skills and know-how to build and manage a comprehensive planned giving program while also contributing to overall major and principal gift efforts; technical expertise and knowledge of planned giving vehicles, tax law and estate planning; a natural ability to cultivate and sustain relationships; a track record in securing major and planned gifts; and a style that shows a passion for the cause and also one that is professional, down-to-earth, enthusiastic, credible and confident.

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