Executive Director (Planned Giving)


Job Description

CARE is an international NGO with local staff and community partners in more than 90 countries. We create local solutions to poverty and inequality and we seek dignity for everyone every day and during times of crisis. These solutions have a broad range, from clean water to access to education; from Microfinance to ensuring that everyone has nutritious food; from Agriculture and Climate Change to Disaster Response. CARE puts women and girls at the center of everything we do because they have proven to be the best hope for creating lasting change in the world. Our staff live where they work, which makes us effective at understanding the challenges they face. We’ve been doing this for over 70 years, since World War II. It started with the world’s first CARE Package® of food for the post-war hungry in Europe. Our work today is as important as ever, we believe that poverty and inequality are historic injustices that we can end within a generation, for good. If you share our core beliefs: poverty is an injustice; poverty is solvable; and together, we have the power to end it, join us, and fight with CARE.

The Director" id="link" class="link">Executive Director, Planned Giving will develop, implement, and direct a robust and sustainable planned giving Fundraising strategy. They will provide vision and leadership to the planned giving staff and brings a comprehensive understanding of the planned giving process and its relevant legal, financial and administrative regulations.

The Executive Director, Planned Giving is mission driven and has experience collaborating strategically and successfully with mass Marketing, individual giving, major gifts and marketing teams. This team player has key experience with $10 million + budgets, implements best practices with strong database optimization skills and navigates bureaucracy strategically.


  • Refine and implement a comprehensive planned giving program at CARE
  • In partnership with the Mass Market team, lead planned giving marketing efforts
  • Manage a personal portfolio of planned giving prospects
  • Provide support to the national major gifts fundraising team
  • Collaborate with CARE’s legal department, Finance Department, and business operation teams to ensure best practices to support and enhance CARE’s planned giving efforts and ensure planned gifts are recorded and credited accurately

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in planned giving fundraising or estate, tax, or financial related business experience is required
  • Must have strong knowledge base of all aspects of planned gift and blended gift fundraising
  • Exceptional interpersonal, organizational, and verbal written communication skills, and the ability to be effective at engaging with all levels of CARE
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