Cranbrook Educational Community seeks to hire a Planned and Major Gifts Office (PMGO) to join a talented and passionate institutional advancement team at a leading institution of learning, science, and art. Cranbrook is comprised of a graduate art academy, an art museum presenting modern and contemporary art and design, a natural history museum, three historically-significant homes and gardens, as well as a renowned pre-K through grade 12 independent college preparatory school. Cranbrook is an exceptional place, founded on a strong philanthropic base, and is seeking an exceptional candidate to help to build its legacy. This position offers exciting opportunities for the successful candidate to make a significant impact on the future of Cranbrook and the lives of many.
Passionate – an enthusiastic advocate with a deep commitment to building donor-centric relationships that support the long-term sustainability of the Cranbrook community.
Collaborative – a desire to seek creative and collaborative solutions with all levels of staff, high-level volunteers and potential donors
Strategic – a significant and strategic knowledge of planned and major gifts
Tech savvy – excellent computer skills and proficiency in PG Calc or similar software and in donor relations databases
The PGMO provides leadership, planning and management for all aspects of Cranbrook’s estate and planning program, including facilitation, evaluation, and implementation of Cranbrook’s Legacy Society.
The PGMO also serves as an internal advisor on estate and planned giving matters to Cranbrook’s advancement team as well as senior leadership and high-level volunteers
The PGMO manages an active high-level portfolio of donors and potential donors and manages their engagement, solicitation, and stewardship for current and lifetime gifts to Cranbrook.
Required Qualifications and Experience:
A Bachelor’s degree is required and an advanced degree (J.D.) and/or development certification (CFRE) is preferred.
Minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in fundraising or estate planning is desired; significant experience in a related field will be considered.
Excellent interpersonal skills and high-level organizational skills.
Demonstrated ability to maintain sensitive and confidential information.
Cranbrook offers competitive compensation and benefits that include medical, dental, life insurance, long-term and short-term disability, and retirement.
We also offer generous paid time off, 10 paid holidays and 3 optional holidays, employee discounts, and a unique environment in an educational setting that values collaboration.
How to Apply:
For consideration, please submit a resume and completed Employee Application to: Cranbrook – HR, P.O. Box 801, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48303-0801, or fax (248) 645-3014, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Cranbrook Educational Community
Cranbrook Educational Community is comprised of Cranbrook Schools, the Academy of Art and Art Museum, an Institute of Science, and Cranbrook House & Gardens. Located in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, Cranbrook’s 319-acre campus is a National Historic Landmark that welcomes tens of thousands of museum visitors each year to its Art Museum and Institute of Science. Cranbrook also is home to more than 1,600 students in grades pre-K through 12 attending Cranbrook Schools.