The Associate Director of Planned Giving works within the Gift and Estate Planning Team to coordinate, with the Director of Gift Planning the planning, review, assessment, and coordination of planned giving initiatives.
The primary goal of the position is to market, solicit and steward current planned and deferred gifts (bequests, charitable gift annuities, trusts, real estate, appreciated securities, IRA and whole-life insurance designations, etc.). This position works with all legal instruments associated with planned giving and requires a law degree. These gift vehicles will provide donors the opportunity to leave a legacy to NIU and to further its overall mission of providing a high quality, affordable and accessible education to all who desire one. A secondary goal is to provide ongoing support relative to the marketing and branding of the gift planning program to the various university constituencies.
A high degree of confidentiality and discretion is mandatory, as well as superior personal initiative and communication skills. The Associate Director of Planned Giving reports to the Executive Director of Advancement.