Director of Planned Giving and Principal Gifts Officer

Clark University

Worcester, Massachusetts

Founded in 1887, Clark University is an innovative liberal arts college and research university. It is conveniently located in family-friendly Worcester, MA, the third largest city in New England and approximately 40 miles west of Boston. Originally one of the first two Ph.D. universities in America, Clark has all the features of a strong liberal arts college, along with graduate and research missions. The University maintains a national and international character, attracting high-caliber students and faculty from all quarters of the globe. In doing so, Clark is a campus of people, not departments, and individuals can and are encouraged to make a difference.

The Opportunity

The Director of Planned Giving and Principal Gifts Officer will develop relationships with individuals, family foundations and other organizations that will lead to principal and planned gifts, defined as commitments of $500,000 or greater. Additionally, this essential position will be responsible for working with key volunteers, trustees and university leaders to execute cultivation, stewardship and solicitation strategies and will craft proposals for planned gift solicitations. A Bachelor’s degree is required; Master’s or Law degree is preferred. The position requires 5+ years working in a planned giving experience, preferably in higher education, as well as experience working with high wealth individuals and families.