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Director of Gift Planning 20539

Position Deleted on 2/21/2013. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Evanston, IL
  • Admin - Development and Fundraising
  • Admin - Alumni Associations and Services
Full Time

About Northwestern University and the Office of Alumni Relations and Development:

At Northwestern University, the Office of Alumni Relations and Development serves to engage Northwestern alumni, parents, friends, and organizations in supporting the institution's goal to attain the "highest order of excellence" - a goal envisioned by its founders in 1851. The Office of Alumni Relations and Development collaborates with the entire University community to support the students, faculty, schools, and initiatives that make Northwestern a world-class institution of higher learning and innovative research. Go to to learn more about The Office of Alumni Relations and Development.

Careers in Northwestern University's Office of Alumni Relations and Development:

Northwestern University's Office of Alumni Relations and Development seeks to employ a varied and diverse range of dynamic people who understand the importance of our mission and vision. When you consider a career at Northwestern University, you know that you are joining an institution with a deep history of academic, professional and personal excellence.

We are currently recruiting for a Director of Gift Planning.

The Director of Gift Planning is a senior fundraising position with management responsibilities. In collaboration with Executive Director, this position devises and executes plans to best serve the growing number of centralized and unit-based fundraising staff in Alumni Relations and Development. The Director cultivates, stewards and solicits planned gifts. This position assists with management of program to ensure an emerging prospect pool of planned giving donors. The Director provides expert knowledge of specific planned giving vehicles, assists in marketing strategies and in closing large planned gifts. This position collaborates with various teams (e.g. Principal Gifts, Major Gifts, Reunions, Schools and Units) as well as deans and/or faculty and interfaces with campus leadership to develop philanthropic strategies, including preparation for prospect meetings and solicitations.

Frequent travel is required. Please include a cover letter to be fully considered.

Please visit our Careers page,, for a full description and instructions for applying.

Working at Northwestern University:

Beyond being a place to learn and grow professionally, Northwestern is an exciting and fulfilling place to work! Northwestern offers many benefit options to full and part-time employees including: competitive compensation; excellent retirement plans; comprehensive medical, dental and vision coverage; dependent care match; vacation, sick and holiday pay; professional development opportunities and tuition reimbursement.

Northwestern greatly values work/life balance amongst its employees. Take advantage of recreational, cultural, and enrichment opportunities on campus. Employees also receive access to childcare solutions, retail discounts, and other work/life balance resources.

Northwestern University is an equal opportunity employer and strongly believes in creating an environment that welcomes students, faculty and staff of all races, nationalities and religions. In doing so, we offer our students the opportunity to learn and grow in diverse communities preparing them for successful careers in an increasingly global and diverse work force.

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