The Salvation Army

Divisional Gift Planner

Job Locations US-PA-Philadelphia
Job ID
with excellent benefits
Compensation Min
USD $65,000.00/Yr.
Compensation Max
USD $65,000.00/Yr.
Regular Full-Time


Position: Divisional Gift Planner (DGP)
Location: Divisional Headquarters, Development Department, 701 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia
Availability of Position: Immediate
Schedule: Full-Time 40+ hrs/week
Reporting Relationship: Divisional Director of Gift Planning
Salary and Grade: $65,000;* 14 Exempt


The Salvation Army is hiring and offers truly excellent benefit package to eligible employees including:
· Generous paid time off every year that includes: holidays, up to 3 personal days, vacation time and sick time.
· Employer funded Pension Plan (company contributions begin after 1 year of employment)
· Comprehensive health care coverage with low cost employee premiums, co-pays and deductibles
· Eligibility for supplemental insurance plans including Short Term Disability, AFLAC and Voluntary Term Life
· Flexible Spending Accounts
· Remitted Tuition Program
· Eligibility for the Federal Government’s Public Student Loan Forgiveness Program
· Most importantly – a job with a good purpose!


The Mission Statement


The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. 


Its message is based on the Bible.  Its ministry is motivated by the love of God.


Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.


Manage The Salvation Army’s (the Army’s) relationship with an assigned caseload of prospects and donors for the cultivation, promotion and closure of gift plans within and for the benefit of the Division or corps/units within the Division. Develop and implement a communications and stewardship plan for each assigned constituent and solicit gifts with a view toward facilitating major and ultimate gift commitments. Work to successfully fulfill financial and activity goals agreed upon for each fiscal year. Work in close partnership with Major Gift Officers (DRDs, RDMs, corps-based fund raisers) in sharing prospects and co-managing the cultivation and closure of gift plans, as well as renewal of individual annual gifts as it relates to the DGP’s caseload. Provide proper estate and gift planning education, counsel, wording and strategy development to donors, prospects, volunteers and volunteer groups (including advisory boards / committees), financial advisors, Salvation Army officers, and employees who require such knowledge for fulfillment of their respective responsibilities or who can partner with gift planning staff for the cultivation and achievement of planned giving commitments and goals. Support the development and implementation of the gift planning strategic plan and marketing efforts. Maintain organized, meticulous, and up to date professional records in the divisional donor database related to donors and prospects, recording contacts made, information gathered, giving interests, gift discussions, relationships discovered, wealth / assets data, gift records, contact information, etc., with the support of the Gift Planning Coordinator. It is expected that the Divisional Gift Planner will spend at least 50% of his or her time visiting donors and prospects to identify, cultivate, educate, solicit and steward gift plans. A priority for the DGP will be to grow the Gift Planning program in the State of Delaware and will be expected to spend a minimum of 1 day a week in Delaware either visiting donors/prospects or working out of the Delaware office. Document a minimum of $1,000,000 in completed gift plans within the first year.


Bachelor’s degree. Significant experience in gift planning, major giving, or related financial planning work. Demonstrated record of cultivating and closing individual gifts. Related computer skills in working with general office, fundraising development and gift planning and development software applications. Superior customer service skills that include the ability to work well and effectively with elderly individuals, and a professional and confident demeanor when working with people on a personal basis. Strong oral, written, and interpersonal communication and presentation skills. The ability to proactively follow through on assigned tasks and plans in a timely manner and to take initiative. Must have an understanding of and appreciation for the Mission of The Salvation Army. Have or earn within three years from date of hire a level of certification applicable to gift planning, such as: CFP®, ChFC®, JD, CAP®, CFA, CGPA, CGPP or other designation approved by the Territorial Director of Gift Planning. Since the Divisional Gift Planner will be driving in the performance of his or her duties, at the time of hire the Planner must have and maintain a valid automobile operator’s license and a driving record acceptable to The Salvation Army.

*Salary list is based on meeting all candidate requirements.


Contact: Please submit your resume and cover letter to: No phone calls please.


Released by the Divisional Human Resources Department on July 1, 2020.



All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.


The Salvation Army will not hire any applicant for employment if the criminal background check reveals a conviction (or a guilty plea or plea of nolo contendre) for any sexual or violent crime.  This policy is intended to help ensure safety in Salvation Army workplaces.


Requisition No. 1369


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