The Columbus Foundation, one of the top ten largest community foundations in the country, seeks a professional to identify, cultivate, and secure major gifts and future planned gifts by interaction with prospective and current donors, volunteers, and professional advisors and their clients, in order to further the Foundation’s mission in strengthening and improving our community. Major responsibilities include providing philanthropic information and assistance to individuals, families, businesses, and nonprofit organizations in order to build the Foundation’s endowment through charitable giving.
The successful candidate is preferred to have an advanced and/or graduate degree and/or advanced, relevant credential; 5+ years of experience in estate planning, financial planning, and/or experience in planned giving in the nonprofit sector either with nonprofit management experience or a demonstrated record in significant achievement in major/planned gift fundraising working with high net worth individuals, families, and businesses; familiarity with financial and estate planning concepts; and a working knowledge of charitable gift planning strategies. Candidates must have excellent writing and speaking skills, a strong work ethic, good interpersonal skills, and the ability to work closely with volunteers, donors, and professional advisors. Preference will be given to candidates who have a working knowledge of the greater Columbus area, community foundations, and/or who have relevant formal training and comparable experience.
About The Columbus Foundation
The Columbus Foundation is the seventh largest community foundation in the country.