Director of Planned Giving & Major Gifts

Orchard Place - Des Moines, IA3.7

Full-timeEstimated: $70,000 - $92,000 a year
The Director of Planned Giving & Major Gifts administers and refines a program of communication and cultivation for the purpose of encouraging and receiving planned gifts and major gifts for Orchard Place. The position is also responsible for managing and cultivating relationships with existing major gift prospects, as well as identifying new prospects who can give at the $10,000+ level.

The Director of Planned Giving and Major Gifts:
Develops and implements a comprehensive plan for identifying, cultivating and soliciting planned and major gift prospects.
Actively seeks out and encourages constituents who express interest in a current or deferred gift for the benefit of Orchard Place, and facilitates execution of these gifts, providing on-going support to allied professionals as necessary to complete the legal documents necessary for gift completion.
Initiates contact with prospects, develops appropriate cultivation strategies, completes successful solicitations, maintains stewardship contacts and strengthens relationships with those who have committed to planned giving or major gifts through a disciplined schedule of face to face appointments and other stewardship activities.
The Director of Planned Giving & Major Gifts position requires:
Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience required with a minimum of five years proven front line fund raising experience, preferably in the area of planned giving and major gifts.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Criminal record, abuse registry, and motor vehicle record checks completed.