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Regional Planned Giving Director

GA - Norcross, GA 1000 CENTER PLACE 30093 , 1000 CENTER PLACE, Norcross, Georgia, United States of America Req #7238
Friday, September 27, 2019

The Salvation Army has an outstanding opportunity for a Regional Planned Giving Director in the Central and Northeast Georgia area to expand their skills and grow with one of the oldest and most successful development programs in the United States.


The Salvation Army operates in communities across the United States.  We are committed to meeting human needs wherever we can by providing food distribution, disaster relief, rehabilitation centers, anti-human trafficking efforts, housing for homeless, basic needs assistance, children’s programs and many other programs.


This Planned, Deferred and Legacy Giving position will:

  • Solicit, cultivate and secure documentation of planned gifts, such as wills, trusts and annuities to fund the Mission of The Salvation Army.

  • Cultivate and maintain strong relationships with donors and their professional advisors

  • Respond to inquiries and communicate with donors, prospects, advisory organization members, Salvation Army staff and Officers.

  • Travel often within the assigned territory of Central and NE Georgia (Territory includes:  Columbus, Macon, Warner Robbins, Augusta, Griffin, Athens, Gainesville and Toccoa)

  • Conduct personal interviews to identify prospects, consult with individuals about specific planned giving vehicles and assist them in their estate planning to determine the most appropriate planned gift for their personal circumstances.

  • Educate advisory boards and present planned giving strategies

  • Attend and participate in conferences and training sessions, maintain up-to-date knowledge and awareness of planned giving practices and legislation in relation to planned giving and taxation.


The successful Planned Giving Regional Director candidate will have:

  • Five years’ experience achieving results in the fundraising field; planned giving, major gifts, development, capital campaigns or related (financial advisor, outside territorial sales, etc.)

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university or any equivalent combination of training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

  • Demonstrated ability and experience building strong relationships with clients

  • Demonstrated self-starter and ability to work with minimal supervision from a personal home office

  • Experience actively developing, cultivating and managing a pipeline of donors (or prospects)

  • Two to three year’s planned giving experience preferred but not required

  • Ability to acquire a working knowledge of a large body of new, technical information

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including public presentations


Bon-a-fide Occupational Qualification (BFOQ)

This position requires an active Christian faith in harmony with Salvation Army doctrine and practice.



Valid State Driver’s License

CFRE or ACFRE desired


The Salvation Army recognizes that peace of mind is important to our employees and their families.  Because of this, we offer a competitive salary, home office set-up, automobile, full health, life and dental insurance coverage, retirement plans, professional development, reimbursed travel expenses, and paid time off!


Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

Ability to meet attendance requirements.  Ability to read, write, and communicate the English language. 

Ability to communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing amongst a diverse group of people.  Proven ability to make effective public presentations leading to measurable results while representing The Salvation Army in a professional manner.  Ability to travel throughout the assigned territory as required on a frequent basis in order to perform responsibilities of the position.


Ability to work effectively from a home office with dedicated space set aside within the home for that purpose.   Ability to meet with donor prospects in their office or home where there may be physical discomforts and environment may not be handicap accessible.  Work requires extensive travel throughout the assigned territory where there may be physical discomforts/dangers associated with driving a vehicle, changes in the weather and on-site visitation with potential donors and overnight hotel stays on a weekly basis.  Must have access to high speed internet provider in home office and while traveling.


Additional Comments

All employees recognize that The Salvation Army is a church and agree that they will do nothing as an employee of The Salvation Army to undermine its religious mission.


To apply, please complete our on-line application using the apply identified on this posting.


Application Submittal Period:  August 30, 2019 – September 30, 2019


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

Other details

  • Job Family GA-EXEMPT
  • Job Function Fundraising & Donor Relations
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Travel Required Yes
  • Required Education Bachelor’s Degree
  • GA - Norcross, GA 1000 CENTER PLACE 30093 , 1000 CENTER PLACE, Norcross, Georgia, United States of America