Assistant Director of Philanthropy – Campaigns and Planned Gifts

Job Description

The Assistant Director of Philanthropy – Campaigns and Planned Gifts is responsible for implementing the day-to-day processes of Endowment Campaigns, Capital Campaigns, and Planned Giving as well as identifying, researching, cultivating, managing, and stewarding major and planned giving prospects.

In collaboration with the Director of Philanthropy, the Executive Director and Campaign Committees, the incumbent will personally solicit and/or coordinate the solicitation of annual operating support, capital funding, endowment gifts, and other special projects, thereby generating significant growth in annual support, endowment, and legacy programs through personal cultivation efforts and volunteer-driven programs.

1. Using best practices, create strategic fundraising, cultivation and stewardship plans to ensure major and planned giving fundraising goals are met.
2. Plan and coordinate major and planned giving recruitment and recognition events, in coordination with the Director of Philanthropy and the Marketing and Events Manager.
3. Identify and qualify major gift donors and planned giving prospects. At all times manage a portfolio of 50 prospects in various stages of engagement and develop a moves management plan for each.
4. Work closely with prospects and ask planned giving prospects to leave a legacy.
5. Recommend strategies for cultivation and solicitation.
6. Prepare briefings for donor calls, special events, and cultivation opportunities.
7. Track prospects assigned to volunteer solicitors and committee members.
8. Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with all GYAC prospects and donors.
9. Engage and collaborate with the Executive Director, Board of Directors, Development Committee, other volunteers and staff in the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship process.
10. Create and manage a planned giving advisory council and develop their affinity to GYAC.
11. Stay current on planned giving vehicles and principles; connect donors with council members when necessary and appropriate.
12. Create and keep updated major and planned giving collateral material and manage those portions of GYAC’s website.
13. Work with the Director of Philanthropy and Development Assistant to ensure stewardship, and timely acknowledgment processing.
14. Ensure that all call reports and contact updates are recorded in Raiser’s Edge.
15. Work with the Director of Philanthropy on project budget development and management.

1. Provide support for and attend evening/weekend GYAC events as necessary.
2. Attend community and business-networking events including events hosted by AFP Indian River and the Planned Giving Council of Indian River.
3. Attend staff and development department meetings.
4. Position may require evening and weekend hours.
5. Maintain good working knowledge of GYAC’s policies, procedures, educational practices and ideologies
6. Be knowledgeable of and practice AFP’s Code of Ethics
7. Perform other duties deemed appropriate by the Director of Philanthropy and/or Executive Director

Functional Relationships
1. Position Reports to the Director of Philanthropy. Works closely with the Director of Philanthropy, Executive Director, Marketing and Events Manager, and Development Assistant.
2. This position is classified as Exempt.

1. Bachelor’s degree required.
2. Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a nonprofit fundraising role required.
3. CFRE certification preferred.
4. Experience in a Major Gifts role preferred.
5. Extensive knowledge of best practices in fundraising, capital programs and donor relations, and various computer programs including MS suite and Raiser’s Edge.
6. Successful candidate must be detail oriented, have excellent oral and written communication and organizational skills, and possess the ability to work well with others in a fast-paced environment.

Salary Range: $65,000 – $75,000

To apply, please email cover letter and resume to

No phone calls, please.

To learn more about GYAC please visit the organization’s website at

GYAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). All employees and qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

Contact Info

Peggy Gibbs, Director of Philanthropy