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Education: Higher Education

Senior Director of Gift Planning

Wellesley College
Wellesley, Massachusetts

Since 1870, Wellesley College has been a leader in providing an excellent liberal arts education for women who will make a difference in the world. Situated on a breathtaking campus in the quintessentially New England town of Wellesley, and home to nearly 2,400 of the highest-achieving female undergraduates in the world, Wellesley is a lively learning community dedicated to probing inquiry and creative, cross-disciplinary thinking. With a focus on collaboration and critical thinking, students are encouraged to question, debate, and refine their points of view with one another and with Wellesley’s world-class faculty.

Every year, Wellesley builds on its legacy as a unique community that prepares its graduates for the real world in all senses. Wellesley’s impact is reflected in the engagement and generosity of its alumnae, who are vital to keeping the College’s mission alive.

The Opportunity

Wellesley’s most recent campaign, which raised $514 million, confirmed the potential for activating the College’s proud and committed alumnae. As Wellesley looks to the future, the Office of Development seeks a Senior Director of Gift Planning to build on the momentum of this last campaign. Planned giving will play a significant role in Wellesley’s fundraising success as it embarks on another comprehensive campaign, and the Senior Director will provide strategic vision for this key growth area.

Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Development, the Senior Director of Gift Planning will have the opportunity to elevate an already growing program that reflects industry best practices for complex and deferred gifts. The position will serve as the in-house expert and be sought after as the primary partner on planned gifts both within the division and across campus.

The ideal candidate will be a seasoned gift planning expert well-versed in all vehicles for deferred and complex gifts with an understanding of how to collaborate with a frontline team to bring a fundraising program to the next level.


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