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Assistant Director, Gift Planning

Position Deleted on 7/26/2013. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Cambridge, MA
Admin - Development and Fundraising
Full Time
Job Number: 10083
Functional Area: Resource Development
Department: Vice Pres for Resource Development
Location: Cambridge, MA
Employment Type: Full-Time
Employment Category: Exempt

Job Description:

Previous MIT job requisition number: mit-00009266.

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, GIFT PLANNING, Resource Development, to identify, cultivate, solicit prospects and steward planned giving and bequest donors. Will manage a portfolio of prospects in an assigned geographical territory; monitor and develop tracking reports for bequests; partner with major gift and school development officers to increase awareness of planned gift vehicles and secure new planned gifts; work with alumni, friends, and parents to develop relationships leading to commitments for life income gifts and bequests; work closely with the Office of Communications to create and implement a comprehensive marketing and outreach program to identify new bequest and life income donors; review, update, and systemize donor relations and stewardship activities for planned giving donors; and create planned giving and estate planning events nationwide for planned giving prospects. Will report to the head of Gift Planning.

Job Requirements:

a bachelor's degree (advanced degree desirable); at least three years of experience in development, preferably in planned giving; experience in prospect identification, relationship building, and soliciting and securing gifts; familiarity with gift planning vehicles; outstanding interpersonal and organizational skills; excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to work both independently with minimal supervision and as a strong team player; self-motivation; ability to work effectively with donors, advisors, volunteers, and fellow staff; detail- and goal-orientation; and strong computer skills using different systems. MIT-00009266-P

Must be able to travel and work occasional evening and weekend hours.

refreshed 4/30/13
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