Director of Planned Giving, Phoenix Rescue Mission (Remote)

Phoenix Rescue Mission
Arizona, United States
Competitive Salary
Jun 02, 2021
Jul 01, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Like the Phoenix Rescue Mission itself, the Office of Leadership Giving is living an exciting moment: the process of discovery and reinvention in alignment with the transformation at the Mission. Tasked with generating philanthropic support from individuals, families, corporate and foundation partners with unprecedented donor care and engagement, the team faithfully follows the Mission's six Core Values of servant leadership, empowerment, restoration, vision, excellence, and stewardship. By promoting creativity, team-building and connectivity while employing best industry practices, the team continues its evolution into a dynamic unit focused on performance excellence and collaboration.

Mission-driven; donor-centered and data-informed, serving colleagues, clients, donors and the community, the team works closely with Chief Executive Officer Ken Brissa, Senior Director of Leadership Giving Abby Muller, the Board of Directors and the Mission's Ambassadors on strategic advancement priorities. Most recently, it adopted an innovative development leadership structure designed to fully bring the culture of philanthropy to life. The Mission is making significant investments in its leadership giving and planned giving capacities by growing its team by three individuals, including a new Director of Planned Giving.

Do these descriptors match you?

• A go-getter with a servant’s heart and a passion for the craft of fundraising

• An ambitious solution-seeker who wants to help donors build the Kingdom

• A faith-filled believer with an active relationship and walk with Christ

• Emotionally intelligent, attuned to others

• Socially conscious, wanting to be part of a movement for change in the greater Phoenix area

• A self-starter who enjoys collaboration with colleagues and takes prides in their growth

• A hard-worker who is as independent as team-oriented

• Motivated by goals and energized by accomplishing the desired outcomes

• A seasoned fundraiser and a proven leader

The newly-hired Director of Planned Giving will report to the Senior Director of Leadership Giving and will be the sole staff member devoted to growing current and deferred bequests through the use of a variety of gift planning vehicles. Previous planned giving experience is an absolute prerequisite for this position. The ideal candidate will bring broad experience in planned gift fundraising to the Leadership Giving team as well as extensive knowledge in successful strategies to briskly grow the planned giving program. The successful candidate will:

* Demonstrate proven success in closing traditional and complex planned gifts, including but not limited to bequests, gift annuities, remainder trusts, and gifts of real estate

* Implement short- and long-term planned giving goals and strategies to build upon existing commitments and expand the current donor base pipeline to support PRM

* Carry and manage a portfolio of planned giving donors and prospects for cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship

* Provide expertise in structuring complex gifts and working with colleagues to close new planned gift intentions

* Direct and oversee stewardship and recognition programs for planned giving donors and ensure effective regular communication and retention

* Manage multi-channel marketing and communications efforts to promote planned giving to prospective donors and help build a robust pipeline of donors and prospects, leveraging donors from our mid-level and direct response programs


* A credible Christian witness and lifestyle that exemplifies Christ in character and actions

* A bachelor’s degree from a recognized four-year college or university. A combination of education and experience may be substituted for a Bachelor’s degree

* Demonstrated success in working collaboratively and positively with other fundraising staff and success in relationship building with strategic external allied professionals

* A history of success in leading fundraising activities and creating a culture of philanthropy; a passion and talent for building and maintaining authentic relationships

* A proven record of personally securing current, deferred, or blended gift commitments

* Knowledge of nonprofit governance, organizational administration and Biblically-inspired relationship building and staff interaction in a nonprofit environment

* An ability to keep matters confidential and to demonstrate honesty, loyalty and respect

* A strong and demonstrable skill set in efficiently implementing multiple projects and activities with various deadlines simultaneously

* The ability to thrive in a consultative, diverse, inclusive and ever-changing environment

* Digital fluency with a comfort level with back-end development technology solutions
(Raisers Edge or comparable; Crescendo or comparable for planned giving)

Carpe Diem Fundraising, a national nonprofit & ministry consulting firm, is pleased to be assisting Phoenix Rescue Mission in these important searches. Confidential expressions of interest, for either yourself or another potential applicant, are welcomed. To engage the search process by applying or learning more, please either e-mail your materials or contact Scott Koskoski, Founder & Principal Consultant or Jessi Marsh, Senior Partner.

Scott Koskoski Contact Information:; (720) 648-2722 mobile

Jessi Marsh Contact Information:; (412) 841-7449 mobile

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