Donor Relations/Stewardship, Major Gifts, Planned Giving
4 Year Degree
The Salvation Army Southern Territory is seeking an Associate Planned Giving Director in South Texas for the world’s largest charitable organization that is “doing the most good.”
We are committed to providing programs for families and children through shelter, after school programs, ending the cycle of poverty, and programs that combat human trafficking.
The Gift Planning Associate Director will cultivate and secure gifts to fund the Mission of The Salvation Army by developing and nurturing current and prospective donors and their professional advisors in the assigned geographic region and will respond to inquiries and communicate with donors, prospects, advisory organization members, Salvation Army staff and Officers. Some overnight travel is required primarily within the assigned region of South Texas. The incumbent may live anywhere within the travel area (San Antonio, Austin, other cities.).
This position will also:
Conduct planned giving seminars and performs public speaking at Senior Citizens Expos, Home League and Rotary, etc.; establishes and maintains professional relationships in the community
Assists local officers, their boards and committees in developing local promotional plans; conducts presentations to the advisory boards and meets with the Planned Giving Committee; cooperates with the divisional leaders, advisory boards, corps officers, other professionals and advisors.
Maintains a working knowledge of the Internal Revenue Service regulations and applicable state laws; ensures continuous compliance to the same.
Attends and participates in conferences and training sessions; reviews and studies various planned giving periodicals and publications; maintains up-to-date knowledge and awareness of planned giving practices and legislation in relation to planned giving and taxation.
We are looking for candidates with a proven track record of success and the following skills and experience:
Three plus years’ experience achieving results in the fundraising field; major gifts, development, capital campaigns or related
Demonstrated ability and experience building strong trusting relationships with clients
Two to three year’s planned giving experience preferred but not required
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
Ability to acquire a working knowledge of a large body of new, technical information
Excellent oral and written communication skills, including public presentations
Track record of influencing others to make significant decisions
The Salvation Army recognizes that peace of mind is important to employees and their families. Because of this, we offer a competitive salary, home office set up, reimbursed travel expenses, full health coverage, retirement, professional development, and paid time off!
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.
Candidates should 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.
The Salvation Army is a worldwide evangelical Christian church with its own distinctive governance and practice. The Army's doctrine follows the mainstream of Christian belief and its articles of faith emphasize God's saving purposes. Its religious and charitable objects are ‘the advancement of the Christian religion ... and, pursuant thereto, the advancement of education, the relief of poverty, and other charitable objects beneficial to society or the community of mankind as a whole'.