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Director, Gift Planning

Skidmore College
New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Jul 30, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Institutional Research & Planning, Business & Administrative Affairs, Community Relations & Institutional Outreach, Development & Advancement, Alumni Affairs, Executive, Executive Directors
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Director, Gift Planning leads a comprehensive gift planning program which produces $8 million - $10 million per year in cash, tangible assets, as well as long-term documented commitments to Skidmore. The Director trains and advises frontline fundraising staff on all aspects of planned giving, including effective strategies and vehicles to be utilized to secure planned gifts for the College. In addition, the Director provides counsel on all aspects of planned giving to donors and their advisors. Leading by example, the incumbent will also manage a pool of donor prospects with an objective of documenting annual, major, and planned gifts to Skidmore from those prospects. The Director supervises a Gift Planning Coordinator and executes a comprehensive annual marketing program for Gift Planning at Skidmore. The Director will also provide appropriate stewardship to gift planning donors through the College’s Legacy Society. The incumbent will maintain familiarity with tax regulations governing charitable giving, as well as industry best practices.


Bachelor’s degree required and 7+ years of directly related or applicable experience.

Required documents needed to apply:

  • On-line application
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • List of Three References

Pay Range: Commensurate with experience

In order to prevent or significantly reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission at Skidmore College and protect all members of the College community from infection, successful candidates will be required to submit proof of full vaccination as a condition of employment, unless exempted as a reasonable accommodation of a medical condition or sincerely religious belief or practice.


Skidmore College is committed to being an inclusive campus community and, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, domestic violence victim status, familial status, dating violence, or stalking, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

Employment at Skidmore College is contingent upon an acceptable background check result.


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