The core responsibility of the Divisional Planned Giving Director is to design and implement the planned giving program throughout the Wisconsin and Upper Michigan Division. This includes providing direct supervision to all staff within the Planned Giving Department, whose roles include Assistant Planned Giving Director, Planned Giving Representatives, and support staff. The Divisional Planned Giving Director maintains a strong working relationship and involvement with Corps Officers, corps development directors, attorneys, trust officers, and various leaders within the organization. Other primary responsibilities include:
Develop planned giving programs and activities.
Develop and manage annual departmental budgets.
Establish annual goals for the department.
Initiate and maintain contact with donors, explaining the various gift plans.
Train professionals, Corps Officers and volunteers throughout the Division in areas of planned giving.
Market information on planned giving to prospective donors through newsletters, visits, media, etc.
Conduct planned giving seminars.
What we are looking for in you:
Bachelors in Finance, Public Administration, or related field.
Proven success in planned giving or major gifts fundraising, or successful background in finance.
Knowledgeable of and willing to support The Salvation Army’s mission, and act in a manner consistent with the Mission Statement of TSA.
Strong oral and written communication skills, with the ability to instill confidence in donors.
Strong interpersonal skills.
Excellent listening skills.
Able to work independently and be highly motivated.
Knowledgeable of, and keep current with, all tax laws relating to charitable giving, and be thoroughly familiar with all aspects of deferred giving.
Maintain valid driver’s license and approval to drive by TSA insurance.
Must be able to travel overnight as required.
Internal Number: 2019-10660
About The Salvation Army of Wisconsin & Upper Michigan
Who we are:
The Salvation Army's Wisconsin and Upper Michigan Division is located in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. It is home to 26 Worship and Community Centers (Corps), 67 service extension units, a camp, as well as multiple homeless shelters, thrift stores, and food pantries. Service extension units are branches of The Salvation Army in communities where Corps are not located but service is provided by committees of volunteers. The Wisconsin and Upper Michigan Division, which we refer to as the WUM Division, has over 700 employees who are passionate about supporting the mission of The Salvation Army, which is to “preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.” We work hard to make that happen each day, no matter what role we serve. And those roles are many: pastors, social workers, accountants, daycare teachers, fundraising professionals, shelter workers, human resources, IT, fitness trainers, lifeguards, store clerks, and a host of other areas of service.