Join the growing gift planning program at Greenpeace as a Gift Planning Officer on our Development Team. The Gift Planning Officer contributes to a comprehensive program to secure significant financial resources from individuals primarily through bequests and other charitable gift planning opportunities that contribute to a green and peaceful future.
Greenpeace is seeking a professional with 3+ years gift planning experience and/or equivalent demonstrated relevant skills. She/he will be directly responsible for persuasively conveying the mission of Greenpeace to diverse groups over the phone, in writing, and through in person meetings; responsible for 50 – 100 closed planned gifts and bequest notifications annually; and 500 – 1,000 donor interactions. The Gift Planning Officer will report to the Planned Giving Manager.
The Planned Giving Officer will develop and maintain personal contacts with a portfolio of donors and prospects located throughout the United States, including all aspects of closing irrevocable and revocable planned gifts and gifts of assets through identification, discovery, cultivation and stewardship contacts to maximize revenue to Greenpeace. The Gift Planning Officer will be responsible for developing strategies to increase funding capacity and maximize donor relationships.
General responsibilities include: calling and visiting prospects and donors, responding to inquiries, preparing planned giving illustrations and proposals, assisting with written materials for marketing and other related literature, assisting and advising major gift staff with planned giving strategies for major gift donors and prospects, and working with donors’ advisors to help structure individual gifts.
The Gift Planning Officer cultivates, negotiates, and closes commitments of bequest and other planned gifts through phone, written and occasionally face-to-face contact, performs calculations using PG Calc and assists in the timely transfer of funds. S/he understands and applies principles of developing donor strategies. S/he can discuss assets and listens for opportunities for gifts of assets or other non-cash gifts. Involves and engages appropriate partners across the organization, keeping them informed of interactions, issues or concerns, and addresses questions as needed. S/he is capable of featuring the programs and campaigns of Greenpeace in detailed terms and can confidently discuss legacy giving opportunities. Understands and complies with all Greenpeace gift-related policies and procedures and ensures ethical compliance, as defined by the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning.
Greenpeace USA values a healthy work-life balance and has flexible, family-friendly employment policies. Our competitive benefits package for full-time employees includes medical, dental, and vision coverage with low contributions from staff. We have options for pre-tax flexible spending accounts for medical and dependent care costs. Greenpeace employees enjoy generous 401K matching and time off for vacation, sick, personal, and parental leave. After five years, staff are eligible for a paid sabbatical. To encourage public transportation use and biking, we offer subsidies for staff who choose to bike or ride mass transit to work. Greenpeace is committed to the growth and development of staff and fostering a creative workplace culture. For more information, check out our benefits plan
Commitment to Diversity:
Greenpeace welcomes and values diversity of people, cultural experiences and perspectives. Through our campaigning, we create solutions that promote environmental sustainability rooted in social justice. Our mission is to create a diverse and inclusive work environment that is a reflection of the global campaigns and missions that we champion.