• Director, Gift Planning

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    Regular Full-Time
  • 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.


    • 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


    • Bachelor’s degree or relevant years of work experience required
    • 5+ years’ experience in a professional environment is required
    • Past experience in major gift fundraising (working with high value donor dollars) and a familiarity with concepts of Moves Management is preferred 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.
    • 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



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