Planned Gift Director - Higher Ed. develops and manages a planned giving program for a college or university that generates donor interest and inquiries and translates into current and future planned gifts. Plans and administers giving programs that include deferred giving, estate planning, bequest donations, and other types of giving. Being a Planned Gift Director - Higher Ed. cultivates and solicits planned giving prospects. Requires a bachelor's degree. Additionally, Planned Gift Director - Higher Ed. typically reports to top management. The Planned Gift Director - Higher Ed. typically manages through subordinate managers and professionals in larger groups of moderate complexity. Provides input to strategic decisions that affect the functional area of responsibility. May give input into developing the budget. To be a Planned Gift Director - Higher Ed. typically requires 3+ years of managerial experience. Capable of resolving escalated issues arising from operations and requiring coordination with other departments.