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|Job Title:||Gift Planning Coordinator|
|Organization:||American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)|
|Description:||The American Civil Liberties Union Foundation (ACLU), founded in 1920, is a nationwide, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization with more than 500,000 members and is dedicated to the principles of liberty and equality embodied in the U.S. Constitution. The Development Department of the ACLU's National office in New York City is seeking applicants for the full-time position of Gift Planning Coordinator.
Reporting directly to the Business Manager of Planned Giving, the Gift Planning Coordinator will provide support to a rapidly growing Gift Planning Department, including processing charitable life income gifts and bequests received from trusts and estates.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Act as the first point of contact for inquiries and correspondence relating to life income gifts and bequests received from trusts and estates.
Coordinate the handling of trusts and estates, including maintaining database records, paper files, processing distributions, recordkeeping and correspondence with attorneys, trustees and executors, and producing reports.
Process new and repeat charitable gift annuities, including running financial calculations, preparing annuity agreements and correspondence with donors. Work closely with outside bank administrator, the Finance department and affiliate staff.
Handle ongoing gift administration, including processing quarterly payments to annuitants, distributing annual tax statements and reports to trust donors and responding to general inquiries of annuitants and trust donors.
Compose, edit and proofread donor communications; maintain the calendar and handle other correspondence for the Director of Gift Planning, the Deputy Director of Gift Planning and the Business Manager.
Work in association with the Director of Gift Planning to be responsible for vendor payments, budget monitoring and reporting. Provide day-to-day financial management of operating budget.
Conduct research on donors and prospects as necessary.
Undertake special projects within the Development Department.
EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor's degree preferred and a minimum of two years' experience required, preferably in fundraising or a nonprofit setting.
Familiarity with planned gift vehicles and proficiency in PG Calc software or equivalent preferred.
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to represent the organization to donors as well as interface with all levels of staff at the national office, the affiliates and volunteers while maintaining tact, diplomacy and confidentiality.
Excellent organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple projects through to completion; superior attention to detail with strong follow-through.
Proficient in Microsoft Office, i.e. Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook and Internet usage. Experience with fundraising databases and Business Objects preferred.
Interest in tax, financial and estate planning issues. Knowledge of or desire to learn about the gift planning field is desirable.
Willingness to work in a team environment.
Commitment to the mission of the ACLU.
The ACLU offers a generous and comprehensive compensation and benefits package, commensurate with experience and within the parameters of the ACLU compensation scale.
HOW TO APPLY
Please send a cover letter (with salary requirements), resume and a writing sample (2-3 pages) by email to firstname.lastname@example.org - reference [DEVF-24/FEM] in subject line or by mail
American Civil Liberties Union
125 Broad Street, 18th Floor
New York, NY 10004
Please indicate in your cover letter where you learned of this career opportunity.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
This job description provides a general but not comprehensive list of the essential responsibilities and qualifications required. It does not represent a contract of employment. The ACLU reserves the right to change the description and/or posting at any time without advance notice.
The ACLU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including, women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals.
The ACLU comprises two separate corporate entities, the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU Foundation. Both the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU Foundation are national organizations with the same overall mission, and share office space and employees. The ACLU has two separate corporate entities in order to do a broad range of work to protect civil liberties. This job posting refers collectively to the two organizations under the name "ACLU."