The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with High Point University in the search for a Gift Planning Manager.
High Point University (HPU) seeks a development professional whose values and purpose align with those at HPU and who desires to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward planned and leadership gift benefactors for the highest priorities of High Point University. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of success in development/fundraising, banking, finance, wealth management, or estate planning; a high degree of emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills; and, will be goals and outcomes oriented with excellent relationship building skills. The Gift Planning Manager will work under the supervision of the Assistant Vice President for Development.
This professional should share a passion for HPU and possess the skill and expertise to support the university’s ongoing transformation. With assets including a dynamic and visionary president, one of the most beautiful and inspiring campuses in America, a dedicated base of philanthropic investors and supportive colleagues, the position of Gift Planning Manager in the Office of Institutional Advancement, is laden with opportunities for success.
The growth at High Point University has been amazing—especially in the midst of the worst economic disruption in the last 50 years of America’s history. Stellar educators with accomplished credentials are attracted to this academy each year. Students come to campus with a desire to learn and grow. Alumni are involved with renewed enthusiasm. Parents have become the university’s best advocates. And its “philanthropic investors” are energized by the profound growth of the institution, and they generously resource it with a continuing reservoir of gifts.
With 50 majors and 57 minors, HPU offers a broad spectrum of academic coursework, all complemented by experiential learning programs that include internships, undergraduate research, global education, and service learning. The approach to life preparation is perhaps best showcased by the 96% placement rate for graduates employed or enrolled in graduate school within six months of graduation from HPU.
Beyond academic excellence, HPU focuses on values. HPU promotes the values of faith, hard work, service, patriotism, private enterprise, and generosity, among others.
A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution is required for this position as is a minimum of three years of gift planning experience with a demonstrable record of progressive achievement. In-depth knowledge of planned giving and its complexities is preferred. Preference will be given to candidates with knowledge of Crescendo. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé.
Minimum Education Required