Director, Planned Giving


: $122,380.00 - $95,240.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Executive Management

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SummaryThe Jackson Laboratory, a 90-year old biomedical research institute, seeks a dynamic and entrepreneurial Director of Planned Giving, tasked with building a robust and productive planned giving program to help lead the Laboratory towards its Centennial in 2029.This position will be based in the Northeast US, with regular travel for meetings with JAX prospects and donors; regular travel to JAX campuses in Bar Harbor, ME and Farmington, CT are required as needed.The Director, Planned Giving will successfully develop and execute the Lab's Planned Giving program, collaborating with advancement staff to develop strategies to solicit philanthropic support from a prospect portfolio of individuals capable of planned and major gifts of $100,000+. Reporting to the Senior Director of Development, this external role will spend the majority of time out of the office cultivating, soliciting and stewarding donors and prospects, often in collaboration with senior leadership and scientists. The majority of the prospect and donor portfolio are individuals but the role will also provide consultative council to major and principal gifts staff in the management of key prospects capable of significant ($1M+) gifts to the Jackson Laboratory.The ideal candidate is a creative and achievement-oriented individual who thrives in an entrepreneurial and results-measuring environment. They are detail-oriented, have experience working with high impact individuals and foundations, and can successfully manage multiple priorities and donor relationships simultaneously.Responsibilities* Expand the JAX Planned Giving Program through strategic and creative initiatives.* Build and Maintain a Planned Giving Program that includes strong administrative procedures, communications and marketing, strategic and proactive outreach, stewardship activities, prospect identification and cultivation.* Collaborate with JAX fundraising staff on creative solicitation and stewardship strategies for expanding our existing donor pool.* Prepare written proposals, informational materials, and other collateral to secure gifts in cooperation with the development staff.* Build strong working relationships with JAX staff and faculty.* Participate as necessary in development events.Qualifications* Bachelor's degree required, and advanced degree (J.D.) would be preferred.* At least eight (8) years of experience in fundraising, or related field, at an academic, medical or research institution.* Excellent initiative and organizational skills to prioritize tasks, projects, and workflow, and strong independent judgment regarding best use of time.* Proven interpersonal skills that builds confidence and trust with donors, colleagues and senior leadership.* Excellent written and oral communication, negotiation, organizational, analytical and fundraising skills, including the ability to accurately interpret financial information and manage data.* Experience with Raiser's Edge and PG Calc software is highly desirable.* Must be able to travel within the Northeast US and Nationally.About UsThe Jackson Laboratory (JAX, is a nonprofit biomedical research institute with over 2,300 employees whose mission is to discover precise genomic solutions for human disease and empower the global biomedical community in the shared quest to improve human health. A National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center, JAX has a mammalian genetics headquarters in Bar Harbor, Maine, a facility in Sacramento, California, and a genomic medicine facility, The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine (JAX-GM), in Farmington, Connecticut.The Jackson Laboratory's 43-acre scenic Bar Harbor, Maine campus is nestled between the Gulf of Maine and the mountains of Acadia National Park. Some of the best hiking and biking in the world (over 50 square miles of mountains, lakes, views, and dramatic coastline) is accessible from our campus. We are one mile from downtown Bar Harbor, which offers a vibrant downtown district with a plethora of restaurants, shops, museums, and galleries.JAX-GM resides in the scenic town of Farmington, Connecticut, in the state's capitol region. The Hartford region, which offers some of the best public schools in the country, is made up of both bigger cities and smaller, charming historic New England towns. JAX-GM is also geographically located within 2 hours of Boston and New York and is close to multiple transportation systems, including bus lines, highways, railroads and international airports.JAX employees work in a collaborative, value-driven, and team-based environment where the focus is on advancing science and improving patients' lives. Researchers apply genetics to increase the understanding of human disease and advance treatments and cures for cancer, neurological and immune disorders, diabetes, aging, and heart disease. JAX was voted among the top 15 \"Best Places to Work in Academia\" in the United States in a poll conducted by The Scientist magazine!Our Values:INTEGRITY - Courage and commitment to do what is rightPEOPLE - Inspiring our people to enhance the health of allONE TEAM - Unified by our promise to transform medicine and scienceEXCELLENCE - Achieving world-class resultsINNOVATION - Leading with discovery and creative solutionsSTEWARDSHIP - Caring for and enhancing the resources entrusted to usWhat do we have to offer?JAX offers a dynamic and supportive work environment, competitive salaries, and a comprehensive benefits package, including a medical plan, outstanding retirement plan, generous paid time off, and tuition reimbursement including an MBA program. Our campus offers a fitness center with an award-winning wellness program and an onsite full service cafeteria.Most importantly, every position contributes to JAX's mission of discovering precise genomic solutions for human disease and empowering the global biomedical community in our shared quest to improve human health.The Jackson Laboratory provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, age, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition, gender, sexual orientation, genetic information, ancestry, marital status, national origin, veteran status, and other classifications protected by applicable state and local non-discrimination laws.Learn more about career opportunities at JAX:
Associated topics: chief marketing officer, community, event, hospital, marketplace, medical center, policy, product market, regulatory, stewardship * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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