Job Details

Requisition Number 18-0032
Post Date 5/14/2018
Title Gift Planning Counselor I
Organization LCMS Foundation
Job Grade 10
City Fort Wayne
State IN
FT/PT Full Time

Organizational Profile

Linking Christians with Giving OpportunitiesĀ®

Reporting Relationships

Reports to the Vice President of Counselor Performance and Training and his/her designee of the LCMS Foundation.

Essential Job Functions

  • Executes a Gift Planning Strategy that details major and secondary goals.  Assumes responsibility for the success of work plans and for achieving agreed upon financial, activity and gift production objectives.  Personally visits prospects regarding charitable planning and invites them to consider a gift plan which could include a direct gift and/or a revocable or irrevocable instrument.  Implements individual gift plans based on scriptural stewardship principles.  This can be accomplished through building Christian relationships through centers of influence, seminars, conferences or any appropriate gatherings.  Maintains and continually improves knowledge and expertise in gift planning and all relavant principles and concepts in charitable giving.  Complies with revisions to responsibilities as needed to fulfill the Foundation's mission and those of the partner organizations.
  • Accepts mutual professional supervision and direction provided by the appropriate leadership of the LCMS Foundation and contracted ministries in the region.  Maintains close working relationships with the executives and representatives of the contracted ministries.  Assists other ministries in the region as requested.  Relates to, assists and coordinates with other Gift Planning Counselors, volunteers and other individuals and entities as authorized by the appropriate Vice President.  Works closely with development staff of partners and other organizations that are in a "Working Relationship" with the Foundation and all appropriate fraternal organizations.





Education and Experience

Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.  Two or more years of proven experience in gift planning or fund development.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Possesses integrity, people skills, communication skills, an ability to motivate others, professional discretion and judgment in confidential matters, and a willingness and ability to travel.  Must be an active member of an LCMS congregation.

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