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The Planned Giving Officer works with other members of the Planned Giving team to implement the strategic plan for planned gifts. Key responsibilities include maintaining a donor portfolio of planned giving prospects and securing new planned giving commitments (including Charitable Gift Annuities). Responsible for establishing and maintaining strong and effective relationships with staff and board leadership at local Girl Scout councils in order to work collaboratively to grow the pipeline of planned giving donors. Responsible for maintaining effective working relationships with volunteers, including the Founding Chair of the Juliette Gordon Low Society and National Volunteer Partners. Responsible for working closely with the planned giving vendor to ensure a quality and up-to-date website for planned giving and to execute on the marketing plan and mailings.
- Steward internal and external relationships in order to manage planned giving with a strategic funder focus
- Manage a portfolio of planned giving donors and prospects
- Work with vendors to implement planned giving marketing efforts, including website and mailings
- Create illustrations for CGA prospects and process new CGAs
- Track planned giving budgets; ensuring funds are spent and reallocated as necessary in accordance with the agreement terms
- Represent assigned partnerships on cross-functional teams and at internal GSUSA meetings. Collaborate throughout GSUSA to maximize planned giving opportunities in a manner mutually beneficial for GSUSA, Girl Scout councils, and the donors
- Manage communications to councils; track progress, report, and coach councils throughout cultivation cycle to ensure all planned giving responsibilities are being met; monitor the progress and success and/or challenges of the opportunities and flag concerns for VP, Planned Giving and Chief Fund Development Officer
- Manage overall metrics and write interim and/or final reports for all related projects; work cross-functionally to track metrics on an ongoing basis, culminating data for final funder reports
- 2 – 5 years’ related work experience in fundraising and planned giving.
- Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience.
- PC proficiency; internet, spreadsheet, and Word competence required. Experience with fundraising software.
- Other unique responsibilities or conditions not previously addressed i.e. bilingual, driver’s license, etc.
- Demonstrate a commitment to the Girl Scout mission.
- Passion for and commitment to the mission of Girl Scouts of the USA.
- A high degree of ethics and integrity
- Experience working with high-level volunteer decision makers
- Demonstrated skill in negotiation and conflict resolution
- Ability to work effectively with staff and volunteers from diverse backgrounds
- Strong contributor traits such as strategic, creative and progressive thinking
- Well organized with strong follow-up and follow-through
- Ability to present information concisely and effectively, both verbally and in writing
- Ability to manage multiple projects and prioritize
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- Keen attention to detail and accuracy
- Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point and database management experience (preferably Salesforce and/or Raiser’s Edge)
- Flexibility, creativity, and sense of humor
- Travel 10%
This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.
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