Cranbrook is one of the world’s leading centers of education, science and art. Comprising a graduate Academy of Art, contemporary Art Museum, House & Gardens, natural history museum and Pre-K through 12 independent college preparatory schools, Cranbrook welcomes thousands of visitors and students to its campus each year.
Planned and Major Gifts Officer
The Planned and Major Gifts Officer (PMGO) provides leadership, planning, and management for CEC’s Estate and Planned Giving program, including facilitation, implementation and evaluation of strategic direction and overall management of daily operations. The PMGO also manages and markets Cranbrook’s Legacy Society to all CEC constituents. The PMGO serves as an internal advisor on estate and planned giving vehicles for all development officers across CEC. The PMGO will join development officers in meetings with PG prospects and donors and will also maintain a personal portfolio of estate, planned giving and major/leadership gift prospects. The PMGO will serve as primary staff for the volunteer committee of the CEC charged with Estate and Planned Giving responsibilities. The PMGO must stay current in changes in state and federal income and estate tax and real estate laws and regulations and provide on-going training for development officers across CEC. This position has a critical role in the successful fundraising success of CEC and its ability to meet its financial and program goals.
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree required. Advanced degree (JD) and/or development certification preferred (CFRE). Minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in fundraising or estate and planned giving. Significant experience in a related field will be considered. Excellent interpersonal skills and high level organizational skills. Ability to work successfully with principal and major donors, high level volunteers, senior administrators, and CEC development colleagues. Excellent computer skills required, including proficiency in PG Calc or similar software. Ability to work successfully with diverse constituencies and high level volunteers and donors, including corporate and foundation officers and public office holders and government officials at all levels. Knowledge of administrative principles and practices, including goal setting, strategic engagement, implementation, and evaluation; ethics related to philanthropy, appropriate relationships with donors and the donor bill of rights; standard office practices and procedures; expert knowledge of planned giving vehicles and real estate law. Demonstrated ability to maintain sensitive and confidential information. Ability and willingness to travel regularly in fulfillment of responsibilities of this position. Requires a valid Michigan driver’s license with satisfactory driving record.
Cranbrook offers competitive compensation and benefits that include medical, dental, life insurance, long-term and short-term disability, and retirement. We also offer generous paid time off, 10 paid holidays and 3 optional holidays, employee discounts, and a unique environment in an educational setting that values collaboration. For consideration, please submit a resume and completed Employee Application to: Cranbrook – HR, P.O. Box 801, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48303-0801, or fax (248) 645-3014, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
About Cranbrook Educational Community
Cranbrook Educational Community is comprised of Cranbrook Schools, the Academy of Art and Art Museum, an Institute of Science, and Cranbrook House & Gardens. Located in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, Cranbrook’s 319-acre campus is a National Historic Landmark that welcomes tens of thousands of museum visitors each year to its Art Museum and Institute of Science. Cranbrook also is home to more than 1,600 students in grades pre-K through 12 attending Cranbrook Schools.