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Director of Planned Giving

Director of Planned Giving

Position Summary

Belmont Abbey College seeks a Director of Planned Giving.  

Job Responsibilities

The Director of Planned Giving shall be responsible for development, implementation and management of the planned giving program at Belmont Abbey College. This position requires charitable gift planning expertise to motivate prospective donors and lead cultivation, solicitation and stewardship. The Director will manage a portfolio of individual donors and prospects and be a highly motivated team player, organized, and able to manage time effectively.



The ideal candidate must have a Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of three to five years of fundraising or other relationship-based experience, preferably in a higher educational or non-profit fundraising environment.  Familiarity with tax aspects of charitable gifts and legislation affecting such gifts is required. Strong PC skills using the Microsoft Office suite of programs and Raiser’s Edge software (or equivalent donor-based software) is a must.   An MBA or Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) is a plus. The work environment is a general office setting with no strenuous activities required. The work schedule requires up to 50% local and overnight travel with occasional evening and weekend duties.


In addition, candidates must wholeheartedly embrace the mission of the College to educate students in the liberal arts and sciences so that in all things God may be glorified. The incumbent will consistently demonstrate skills, attitudes, and stable disposition of character to support our Catholic and Benedictine identity while fostering the development of mind, body, and spirit in our students, our staff and the greater community. Finally, candidates must have a sincere appreciation and acceptance of our Catholic approach to education and an understanding of Pope Saint John Paul II’s Ex Corde Ecclesiae.