Environmental/Conservation, Major Gifts, Planned Giving
4 Year Degree
Ducks Unlimited, Inc., the continent’s leader in waterfowl and wetlands conservation, seeks a Director of Gift Planning for the 12 states comprising the North Atlantic portion of the Great Lakes / Atlantic Region (GLAR-NA), with the following primary responsibilities:
Coordinate with the Managing Director of Gift Planning and the Managing Director of Development to enhance and expand the gift planning program in the GLAR-NA.
Present the Ducks Unlimited story and mission to motivate supporters to include DU in their gift and estate planning.
Identify, qualify, cultivate and solicit planned gifts from individuals that are part of an identified prospect portfolio to support the endowment and conservation mission of Ducks Unlimited.
Coordinate with conservation and development colleagues to develop proposals and secure funding for Ducks Unlimited’s priorities as defined in the Strategic Plan, to include support for the endowment, operations, conservation in key landscapes and educational programs.
Steward existing gift planning donors to foster their ongoing relationship with DU.
Partner with event and conservation staff to raise awareness of DU’s planned giving program to increase estate gift commitments within the region.
Collaborate with other fundraising staff to assist in achieving all annual fundraising team goals.
Develop a regional network of planning professionals willing to assist with the gift planning program.
Secure appropriate documentation on planned gifts.
Work closely with the staff liaison and the State Campaign Committee in assigned states.
Work with the volunteer leadership to motivate and guide all volunteers to assist with the gift planning program.
Assist with the planning and implementation of the gift planning marketing program.
Achieve goals established in Annual Work Plan.
The ideal candidate will have a minimum of four years of fundraising experience with an emphasis on gift planning or equivalent financial/estate planning experience and a strong conservation ethic. Additional qualifications include:
Four-year degree from an accredited university
Excellent interpersonal, relationship and team building skills
Strong oral and written communication skills
Commitment to and experience with prospect moves management
Ability to provide leadership and guidance to other fundraising professionals and volunteers
Computer literacy with a proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet and database management programs
The successful candidate will be a self starter who has the ability to work independently as well as part of a team and is driven to succeed. Familiarity or experience with major gift fundraising, a working knowledge of the region’s philanthropic community, and an interest in outdoor conservation activities are also desired. Candidates must be willing to work hours that extend outside of the typical workday and workweek throughout the year; significant overnight travel may be required.
The successful candidate will be expected to reside in a mutually agreed upon city within the 12-state region, with access to commercial airlines.
This position reports to the Managing Director of Gift Planning, Chris Cole, who may be contacted for additional information about the position at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume indicating your qualifications and outlining why you are interested in the position by going to https://tinyurl.com/DUDirGiftPlanning to register or log-in to ADP and follow the prompts to APPLY.
Resume review will begin on July 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.
DUCKS UNLIMITED, INC. IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
It is the policy of Ducks Unlimited, Inc. to afford equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons regardless of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 or over), disability (physical, mental or visual), genetic information, marital status (including registered domestic partnership status), military and veteran status, immigration status, or any other category protected by federal, state or local law.
Telecommuting is allowed.
About Ducks Unlimited, Inc.
Ducks Unlimited conserves, restores, and manages wetlands and associated habitats for North America's waterfowl. These habitats also benefit other wildlife and people.