Planned Giving Coordinator
Over the past 49 years, The International Crane Foundation has grown from the dream of two college students to a world-renowned conservation effort to save the world’s cranes and the flyways and habitats they frequent. The successful candidate will be a conservation-minded individual who thrives on bringing the story of our cranes to the public, and developing others to be strong, confident storytellers. If you are not currently a crane enthusiast, do not worry as you will become one fast in our mission-based organization.
What is it like to work at the International Crane Foundation? Prepare to be surrounded by people who are passionate about our mission, dedicated to the organization, and engaged with their fellow staff and associates. Our campus is located on 200+ acres of rolling prairies with trails and all 15 of the world’s crane species on exhibit for public tours. The salary range is $60,000 to $65,000 plus a competitive benefits package. You will play a critical role in promoting and expanding our mission across the U.S. and 55 countries around the world. Does this sound like you?
This position is available for remote work, but the incumbent should live within 4 hours of Baraboo, WI.
The Planned Giving Coordinator supports the mission of the International Crane Foundation by engaging with donors and followers in conversations about planned giving. The incumbent has responsibility for the discovery, cultivation, and stewardship of long-term and legacy donors who are not currently assigned to a major gift portfolio. Also responsible for identifying legacy intentions, promoting legacy giving, and stewarding donors who are already members of the Crane Heritage Society.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Proactively identify loyal International Crane Foundation donors to contact for discovery and invite conversations about planned giving.
- Educate and inform donors about various planned gift options that fulfill their philanthropic and financial goals while providing support for the foundation. Prepare gift proposals and agreements for deferred gifts.
- Partner with financial and estate planning advisors as needed to encourage planned gifts directed to the International Crane Foundation.
- Create and implement a stewardship plan to engage, recognize, and retain Crane Heritage Society members.
- Collaborate with the Marketing and Communications Team to actively promote planned giving through multiple channels, and create relevant and current materials for the legacy giving program.
- Prepare contact reports for input into CRM and share relevant information with major gifts and leadership teams for potential major gift cultivation. Use moves management principles to create and implement donor plans and track activity in CRM software.
Other Duties and Responsibilities:
- Work closely with Co-Founder and CEO to identify key relationships for planned gift conversations and advise on relevant strategies for each of these donor relationships.
- Secure donor testimonials for use in planned giving marketing messages, International Crane Foundation publications, and other media channels.
- Prepare and monitor expense budget for planned giving activities and work with the Gift Processing team to track known planned gifts in CRM.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Marketing or related area, or five years of relevant experience.
- Minimum of three years experience in a nonprofit setting.
- Acceptable valid state driver’s license.
- Ability to travel at least 25 percent of the time, within Wisconsin, domestically, and possibly outside of the U.S. occasionally, and to be accessible outside of normal business hours.
- Demonstrated experience in major gift development work, success in securing major gifts, and engagement in other relevant activity, utilizing new and creative funding approaches.
- Experience with Raiser’s Edge fundraising software or comparable platform.
- Passion for the environment and wildlife conservation.
- Demonstrated ability to earn trust, confidence and credibility in customer or donor relationships.
- Demonstrated experience working as a valued and contributing member of a team.
- Excellent verbal communication and interpersonal skills, including strong writing skills.
- Ability to create new ideas or approaches that appeal to and educate current and potential donors, members, and the public.
- Quickly, effectively, and continually adapt to changes in work environment and duties, processes, and technologies.
- Demonstrate respect and sensitivity for others; ability to inspire trust; and high level of integrity and ethics.
Physical Abilities and Work Environment:
The physical abilities and work environment characteristics described below are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
- Ability to operate a computer and phone.
- Ability to communicate with fellow staff, visitors, and donors. Communication will include both one-to-one communication, small, and large group communication. Communications need to be in English. Communication means both written and oral communication.
- Ability to work at a workstation for five to seven hours a day.
- Occasionally required to lift and move items up to 20 pounds.
- Ability to lead tours across our site outdoors during the spring, summer and fall seasons in all types of weather.
- Ability to travel across the country to meet with donors and attend meetings.
The work environment includes office work and giving tours during the visitor season. The office environment is clean and climate-controlled.
To apply send a resume and cover letter to ICFjobs@savingcranes.org. Please put “Planned Giving” in the subject line.
“The International Crane Foundation is committed to cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion. We hire great people.”
The International Crane Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.