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Director of Individual and Planned Giving

Reporting to the Chief Advancement Officer, the Director of Individual and Planned Giving plays a significant role in meeting the goal of increasing the number of major and planned gifts for the Academy.  A newly-envisioned role, the Director will bear primary responsibility for developing a new planned giving program within an established development department.  This will include setting program goals and objectives, developing working relationships with relevant planned giving organizations, and integrating a planned giving effort with the existing goals and business practices of the Academy.  The Director will cultivate a portfolio of planned gift prospects, and help to develop strategies for presidential development work.

The Director of Individual and Planned Giving upholds and advances the mission and values of the American Academy. The Academy is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion and looks to all its staff members to foster and promote its values. 

Due to COVID-19, the Academy is currently operating remotely through June 2021, after which time, the position will be based at the Academy’s headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Cambridge, MA