Overview

Join us in our efforts to “Do The Most Good”.

Our Full-Time employees enjoy amazing benefits, such as:

  • Work with a great team!
  • Health, Dental, Vision, and Hearing insurance with low deductibles
  • Company-paid Life Insurance
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Company-paid Pension Fund
  • Voluntary Retirement Fund (403b)
  • Voluntary Aflac products
  • Voluntary Short-term Disability
  • Other elective benefits

The Salvation Army Divisional Headquarters located in St. Louis, MO has an immediate opening for a Director of Gift and Estate Planning. This is a salaried position; the starting salary is $63,000 commensurate with education and experience.

Please send a cover letter and tell us why you feel that you would be a great candidate for this position.

Job Objective

This position is expected to advance and support the Mission of The Salvation Army. This position is responsible for the promotion, development and securing of planned gifts within the assigned service area in Midland Division. Position is expected to comply with and meet The Salvation Army, Federal, State and Local policies, and standards.

Essential Functions

  • Solicit and secure deferred gifts from prospects and donors for Salvation Army services within Salvation Army policies applying working knowledge of legal and tax consequence of charitable giving and explanation of the various gift plans.
  • Work with planned giving director to establish annual goals and objectives.
  • Develop and implement cultivation and ongoing stewardship of prospective and current donors utilizing moves management.
  • Identify and qualify donor/prospects and build planned giving committees working with corps officers, key volunteers, council members, community professionals…
  • Prepare deferred giving proposals for prospects, attorneys, donors…
  • Utilizing marketing plan using direct mail, newsletters, targeted mailings working with directives as provided by THQ.
  • Perform public speaking opportunities to both the professional communities and the public, e.g., basic estate and wills seminars.
  • Assure all electronic data regarding donor/prospect file information and gift production information is processed accurately and in coordination with the Midland Planned Giving Department.
  • Work with major gifts officers in cultivating and stewarding shared donor assignments.
  • Actively participant in development department meetings and activities as needed.
  • Enhance professional development through personal study and attending educational opportunities.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree and four (4) years proven experience in development/related field with comprehensive knowledge in planned giving. Combination of training and experience will be considered. Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills. Requires working knowledge and skill in computer software applications to including word processing, spreadsheet, database, and e-mail. Must be a team player, self-starter, able to handle several projects at the same time and perform well with minimum supervision. Ability to think independently and exercise sound judgment. Ability to work under pressure and deadlines. Capable and willingness to travel, sometimes for consecutive days. Must have a valid drivers’ license and pass TSA MVR check.

Physical and Working Conditions

Must be capable of performing the above essential duties in an office environment to include using a computer, answering phones, etc. Work will be done on the road as well as in a climate-controlled office.