Associate Planned Giving Director - Kentucky and Tennessee Division

The Salvation Army

Associate Planned Giving Director - Kentucky and Tennessee Division

The Salvation Army

Louisville, KY


Degrees Required:
4 Year Degree

Employment Type:

Manages Others:


We are looking for candidates with a proven track record of success and the following skills and experience:

  • Five years' experience achieving results in the fundraising field; planned giving, major gifts, development, capital campaigns or related field and

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university

    OR any equivalent combination of training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

  • Demonstrated ability and experiencing building strong trusting relationships with clients

  • Experience supervising projects

  • Two to three year's planned giving experience preferred but not required

  • Ability to acquire a working knowledge of a large body of new, technical information

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including public presentations

  • Ability to travel throughout the assigned region.

Bon-a-fide Occupational Qualification (BFOQ)

This position requires an active Christian faith in harmony with Salvation Army doctrine and practice 


Valid State Driver's License

CFRE or ACFRE desired 

The Salvation Army recognizes that peace of mind is important to employees and their families.  Because of this, we offer a competitive salary, home office set-up, reimbursed travel expenses, full health coverage, retirement, professional development, and paid time off! 

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

Ability to meet attendance requirements.  Ability to read, write, and communicate the English language.   Ability to communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing amongst a diverse group of people.  Proven ability to make effective public presentations leading to measurable results while representing The Salvation Army in a professional manner.  Ability to travel throughout the assigned territory as required on a frequent basis in order to perform responsibilities of the position.  

Ability to work effectively from a home office with dedicated space set aside within the home for that purpose.   Ability to meet with donor prospects in their office or home where there may be physical discomforts and environment may not be handicap accessible.  Work requires extensive travel throughout the assigned territory where there may be physical discomforts/dangers associated with driving a vehicle, changes in the weather and on-site visitation with potential donors and overnight hotel stays on a weekly basis.  Must have access to high speed internet provider in home office and while traveling. 

Additional Comments

All employees recognize that The Salvation Army is a church and agree that they will do nothing as an employee of The Salvation Army to undermine its religious mission.

To apply, please complete our on-line application at (Job ID 3306). 

Application Submittal Period:  June 28, 2018 Ð July 28, 2018 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.  

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

The Salvation Army Southern Territory is seeking an Associate Planned Giving Director in Eastern Kentucky/Tennessee for the world's largest charitable organization that is “doing the most good.”


We are committed to providing programs for families and children through shelter, after school programs, ending the cycle of poverty, and programs that combat human trafficking. 

The Gift Planning Associate Director will cultivate, secure and document gifts to fund the Mission of The Salvation Army by developing and nurturing current and prospective donors and their professional advisors in the assigned geographic region and will respond to inquiries and communicate with donors, prospects, advisory organization members, Salvation Army staff and Officers.  Donor visits and some overnight travel is required, primarily within the assigned region of Eastern Tennessee and Eastern Kentucky.  The incumbent may live in the Knoxville area, or the Kingsport, Johnson City, Bristol TN area.  

This selected candidate will also:

  • Conduct planned giving seminars and perform public speaking at Senior Citizens Expos, Home League and Rotary, etc.; establish and maintain professional relationships in the community.
  • Assist local officers, their boards and committees in developing local promotional plans; conduct presentations to the advisory boards and meets with the Planned Giving Committee; cooperate with the Divisional leaders, advisory boards, Corps Officers, other professionals and advisors.

  • Maintain a working knowledge of the Internal Revenue Service regulations and applicable state laws; ensure continuous compliance to the same.

  • Attend and participate in conferences and training sessions; review and study various planned giving periodicals and publications; maintain up-to-date knowledge and awareness of planned giving practices and legislation in relation to planned giving and taxation.


Logos, product and company names mentioned are the property of their respective owners.