Associate Director of Gift Planning – HYBRID

Administrator / Full-Time

Phillips Academy, Andover, MA

The Office of Academy Resources at Phillips Academy seeks an Associate Director of Gift Planning who will play a key role in generating planned gifts for the Academy. The Gift Planning team at Phillips Academy is comprised of three staff members, focused on increasing future and current support for the Academy’s core priorities. This includes revocable and irrevocable gifts, using estate and retirement planning to accomplish a donor’s intention. The gift planning program typically identifies $7M – $15M a year in new expectancies and typically administers $5M+/year in matured gifts.


The ideal candidate will balance an active external presence, engaging with alumni prospects and donors within a geographically based portfolio, with internal partnerships with all front-facing peers. There will also be the opportunity to manage class volunteer leaders as they partner with gift planning to increase the number of class estate commitments, growing both future dollars and new members of the legacy society at Andover.  The Associate Director will bring a strong collaborative skill set in order to be a resource to key reunion gift efforts and to colleagues on both the major and annual giving teams.  The Associate Director will help to elevate the number of external conversations that include gift planning across the department’s development team by helping to build confidence and skill in every colleague’s gift conversations.


Required Skills

  • Excellent attention to detail; high level of communication and organizational skills, as well as proficient computer and database skills.  Self-motivation with the ability to prioritize, take initiative and work independently is highly valued.
  • Ability to work with volunteers, one’s immediate team and advancement colleagues.  Ability to be a contributing part of a positive work environment through collaboration and active partnership.
  • The successful candidate will have gift planning marketing experience in addition to a strong sense of how to tactfully engage individuals, couples and families on topics of financial planning and legacy giving.  Those candidates who possess an interest and particularly a skill in finance and financial instruments are welcome.
  • Travel is required to engage donor prospects and to steward existing donors.  Occasional night and/or weekend work is required to serve Academy and alumni needs.

Minimum job qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combined with continuing professional development in the areas of fundraising, gift planning, and financial and wealth advising; and
  • Three to eight years of work experience, inclusive of fundraising for planned gifts or other related work experience, with advantage given to those who either have a level of knowledge of the tax and legal benefits of charitable giving or who show an active interest in learning this aspect of the field.

This is a Hybrid position –  3 days in office and 2 remote days

Phillips Academy is committed to equal employment opportunity and providing reasonable accommodation to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. We value and encourage diversity and solicit applications from all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, military service, application for military service or any other characteristic protected by law.


Phillips Academy

Andover, MA
High School, Post Graduate
Day, Boarding
All Gender