THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES OF SCIENCES, ENGINEERING, AND MEDICINE
The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in the search for a Director of Planned Giving.
The Director of Planned Giving will be responsible for the direction and management of the planned giving program of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The National Academies' planned giving program generates support from members and friends through outright gifts, estate, and testamentary gift commitments. Working in coordination with the Chief Development Officer and the Directors of Development for each Academy, the Director of Gift Planning will be responsible for leading a program that utilizes strategic and creative marketing efforts that effectively communicate the benefits of planned giving opportunities targeted to the membership and donor community.
The Director of Planned Giving will effectively integrate planned giving into the broader major giving and individual giving programs of The National Academies and will collaborate on efforts to identify, cultivate, solicit, record, and steward gifts from prospects whose support can be maximized through gift planning strategies. The Director of Planned Giving will provide counsel in the technical and legal aspects of planned giving and complex giving assets, as well as possess a demonstrated ability to build relationships with donors and prospects that lead to planned gifts.
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (the National Academies) are private, non-profit institutions that provide expert advice on some of the most pressing challenges facing the nation and the world. The National Academies’ primary mission is to provide expert advice on the most pressing challenges facing the nation and the world. Their work helps shape sound policies, inform public opinion, and advance the pursuit of science, engineering, and medicine. Academy members are among the world's most distinguished scientists, engineers, physicians, and researchers and include more than 300 Nobel laureates.
Through a meticulous process of information collection, evidence analysis, and deliberation, The National Academies’ studies provide blueprints for progress. By shining a spotlight on subjects and facilitating dialogue across disciplines, their work advances understanding of critical issues. The needs of the nation—and therefore the topics they study—change over time, but their commitment to putting sound advice to work for the public good does not.
A bachelor's degree is required for this position as is five years of development experience, with at least two years of those being in senior planned giving roles. A professional certification such as CFRE, CFA, JD, or other related professional competency is preferred. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé.
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