• Director, Gift Planning

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  • Overview

    The Seminar Network seeks a Director, Gift Planning to join its team. This candidate will work within a fast-moving team to create and implement member engagement strategy. This role will be responsible for building and strengthening relationships with current and prospective members.


    The Seminar Network builds mission-driven partnerships with individuals, companies, and foundations to drive change in education, communities, business, public policy, and politics that empowers people to improve their lives. We are building a movement of principled business and philanthropic leaders who maximize the value of their contribution of time, talent, and resources to advance a free and open society.


    We are looking for colleagues committed to advancing our mission with energy, commitment, and passion for what they do. 


    Your Responsibilities Include

    • Oversee the implementation of a strategic approach to member engagement from a portfolio of accounts
    • Collaborate and partner with network groups to create member development plans to increase engagement that supports long-term strategic network objectives
    • Discover, build, cultivate, and grow long-term relationships with current and prospective members utilizing “Moves Management” techniques
    • Responsible for planning, coordinating and implementing individual planned giving strategies with donors and other team members.
    • Coordinate with development team staff, executives and other internal resources to plan personal interactions with members, including face-to-face meetings and event participation.
    • Create and participate in a wide-variety of member meetings, this includes traveling nationally.
    • Communicate regularly with senior leadership and the development team on long-term focus strategies
    • Utilize, monitor and deploy resources wisely to achieve development goals for a portfolio of current and prospective major supporters


    Knowledge and Skills You Bring to the Organization

    • Bachelor’s degree or relevant years of work experience 
    • 5+ years’ experience in a professional environment
    • A familiarity with tax, legal, and financial concepts and strategies involved in estate and philanthropic planning.
    • A passion and commitment to free-market principles.
    • Ability to prioritize, and advanced skills in strategic planning and coordination with great attention to detail and follow-through.
    • Exceptional interpersonal skills, and high degree of discretion and confidentiality
    • Ability to travel up to 50%
    • Computer proficiency, including MS Office
    • Demonstrated evidence of leadership ability or entrepreneurial behavior
    • Humility, integrity, passion, motivation, and a self-starter attitude


    Standout Candidates May Also Bring

    • Past experience in major gift fundraising (working with high value donor dollars) and a familiarity with concepts of Moves Management or other sales experience. A demonstrated record of success in a career such as law, consulting, accounting, or financial planning may be substituted for fundraising/sales experience.


    About Us


    We work with: Nonprofit leaders at over 100 community-based groups. Over 700 of the country’s most effective business leaders and philanthropists. Over 1,000 professors at 350 universities. Tens of thousands of K-12 teachers. And millions of grassroots activists in 35 states. We’ve united to move toward a society where people succeed by helping others, so that everyone has the opportunity to realize their extraordinary potential. 


    Our Values


    Working at The Seminar Network is different from many other organizations. We have a relentless commitment to a culture based on a business philosophy called Market Based Management® (MBM®). Informed by the principles that allow a free and open society to flourish, MBM® prepares individuals to innovate, improve, and transform while fostering a healthy, growing organization that creates long-term value for its clients and supporters and fulfillment for its employees.  


    We believe that diversity in experiences, perspectives, knowledge and ideas fuels creativity, broadens knowledge, and helps drive success. That’s why we’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer and strive to treat all employees with honesty, dignity and sensitivity. We welcome all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender, gender expression or identity, age, disability, veteran status, marital status or any other legally protected class. 



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