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Manager of Planned Giving to join NPR’s development team at NPR headquarters in Washington, DC. Reporting to and partnering closely with the Director of Planned Giving, the Manager will be responsible for the overall administration of estate gift expectancies to NPR and inquiry of new planned gift intentions, utilizing planned giving best practices in order to help NPR achieve short and long-term fundraising goals and build a strong culture of philanthropy for public radio.
The ideal candidate will have a strong foundation of planned giving knowledge and best practices, with a track record of fostering successful relationships with external and internal constituents. Experience in probate administration preferred.
They will be an independent worker who collaborates well with others because they are motivated by the NPR mission to achieve significant fundraising goals and thrive in a fast-paced, creative, results-oriented culture.
The above duties and responsibilities are not an exhaustive list of required responsibilities, duties and skills. Other duties may be assigned, and this job description can be modified at any time.
- 3-5 years of experience in planned gift fundraising required
- Experience navigating estate court filings and procedures and in reviewing and understanding inventories, court accountings and financial statements
- Excellent interpersonal skills with proven ability to work closely and professionally with a wide range of constituents, including staff, board members, Member stations, external partners and donors/prospects
- Ability to communicate basic planned giving techniques in concept and application
- An entrepreneurial spirit and strong appetite to work in a developing philanthropic environment with lots of potential
- Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced environment, meet concurrent deadlines, organize time and priorities, and to do so in collaboration with diverse stakeholders
- Strong initiative, self-motivation, and ability to work independently as well as part of a team
- An interest in continuing professional development to build knowledge and skills, and to keep current with changing tax laws and other developments
- Knowledge and confidence in the areas of estate and trust law is preferred
- Exceptional verbal and written communication skills and excellent attention to detail
- Proven ability to manage multiple projects, to set and adjust priorities, and work under pressure while maintaining composure and a sense of humor
- Strong commitment to NPR’s code of ethics, standards, and reputation as a nonpartisan public news organization
- An understanding of complex fundraising organizations or federated nonprofit models is preferred
- Conduct initial review and analysis of legal documentation received to administer current planned gift expectancies through wills, trusts and other deferred giving instruments in which NPR is a named beneficiary
- Maintain proactive and appropriate communication with fiduciaries and attorneys concerning estate settlement status to help secure the maximum, most cost-effective distributions
- Using donor management database, create a tickler system to proactively manage all open estates and record correspondence to maintain up to date records
- Make personal contact with donors and prospects by phone, mail, and email; arrange for and support personal contacts by the Director or others as necessary
- Track individual donor activities; maintain and update donors’ gift records in the database; maintain donors’ electronic and paper files
- Work with Donor Research as necessary to help identify donors and prospects in order to prioritize solicitation and stewardship activities
- Partner with the Donor Stewardship team to help build and sustain a meaningful legacy society
- Work in partnership with the Director on strategy and implementation of collaborative planned giving initiatives with member stations
- Work with the Director to help create a network of financial advisors and estate planning attorneys who desire to support the mission of NPR through their practice
- Partner with the Development Divisions to create and write donor proposals, stewardship touches, and other donor materials as required
- Maintain and update donor information promptly in the donor database to ensure accuracy
- Exemplify fundraising best practices and a high-level of ethics in all activities
- Bachelor’s degree required
- Remote Permitted: This is a remote permitted role. This role is based out of our Washington, DC office but the employee may choose to work on a remote basis from a location that NPR approves.
- 3-5 years of experience in planned gift fundraising required
- Proficient in Microsoft Office
- This is a full time, exempt position.
Salary Range: The U.S. based anticipated salary range for this opportunity is $92,000-$102,000 plus benefits. The range displayed reflects the minimum and maximum salaries NPR expects to provide for new hires for the position across all US locations.
Benefits: NPR offers access to comprehensive benefits for employees and dependents. Regular, full-time employees scheduled to work 30 hours or more per week are eligible to enroll in NPR’s benefits options. Benefits include access to health and wellness, paid time off, and financial well-being. Plan options include medical, dental, vision, life/ accidental death and dismemberment, long-term disability, short-term disability, and voluntary retirement savings to all eligible NPR employees.
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