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Associate Director of Philanthropy

Company: The Nature Conservancy
Location: Basom
Posted on: April 1, 2024

Job Description:

OFFICE LOCATIONMobile, Alabama, USAAL302WHO WE AREThe mission of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is to conserve the lands and waters upon which all life depends. As a science-based organization, we develop innovative, on-the-ground solutions to the world's toughest environmental challenges so that people and nature can thrive. Our work is guided by our values, which include a commitment to diversity and respect for people, communities, and cultures. From a rewarding mission to career development and flexible schedules, there are many reasons to love life #insideTNC. Want to know more? Check out our TNC Talent playlist on YouTube to hear stories from staff or visit Glassdoor.One of TNC's primary goals is to cultivate an inclusive work environment so that employees around the globe have a sense of belonging and feel that their unique contributions are valued. We know we'll only achieve our mission by hiring and engaging a diverse staff that reflects the communities in which we work. Recognizing that people bring talent and skills that have been developed outside the scope of a job, we take a holistic approach to recruitment that considers life experience in addition to the professional requirements listed in our postings. Please apply - we'd love to hear from you. To quote a popular saying at TNC, "you'll join for the mission, and you'll stay for the people."WHAT WE CAN ACHIEVE TOGETHERThe Associate Director of Philanthropy (ADoP) works closely with the philanthropy team to implement and coordinate effective multi-year strategies and plans for gift prospects, including corporate, foundation, and/or individual donors. This position will focus on face-to-face meetings with donors and prospects who have the capacity to make major gifts for conservation.The Associate Director of Philanthropy is responsible for building a portfolio of qualified donors and developing relationships. They understand and apply the principles of developing donor strategies. They will be responsible for direct asks to both global and local priorities to meet funding needs. They listen for opportunities for gifts of assets or other non-cash gifts, such as planned gifts and trade lands. The ADoP provides opportunities for donors to receive recognition and increase future giving. They involve appropriate partners in the field and staff at the Worldwide Office, keeping them apprised of interactions, issues or concerns, and direct questions as appropriate. They can feature the programs of the Conservancy in broad terms. They may be responsible for volunteer engagement within formal and/or informal networks. The ADoP will be required to use the Conservancy's donor database and may participate in the development of proposals. They will travel frequently and on short notice, work long and flexible hours as needed. The work environment may involve infrequent exposure to disagreeable elements and minor physical exertion and/or strain.The salary range for this position is $70,000-$75,000, depending on experience and qualification. The start date for this position is July 1, 2024.WE'RE LOOKING FOR YOUHave you ever asked yourself, "How can I make a difference?", but you don't know where to go or have the time to do it? Welcome to The Nature Conservancy.You have found the solution and now you can pointedly make a difference every day! By joining our Alabama team, you will become part of a group that is a force for nature and people. Our team consists of a dedicated group who are leading the conservation effort on multiple fronts and who expertly bring strategy and action together. We're looking for an individual with fundraising or business development experience who wants to make a difference. The Conservancy is a global conservation leader and one of the top fundraising charities in the United States.WHAT YOU'LL BRING* Bachelor's degree and 5 years related experience or an equivalent combination.* Experience building and maintaining long-term relationships with fundraising constituents.* Experience in asking for and closing gifts of $100,000 or more.* Experience in managing and tracking multiple prospects and donors.* Experience working with cross-functional teams.* Experience, coursework, or other training in fundraising principles and practices.DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS* Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated.* Ability to determine an individual's interests, capacity, and potential for helping the Conservancy meet its goals, and act appropriately to tie those interests with the Conservancy's work.* Ability to educate and inform prospective and existing donors about appropriate giving vehicles.* Ability to implement and manage fundraising plans, including individualized cultivation, solicitation, and recognition plans.* Knowledge of current trends in charitable giving in the areas of capital campaigns, major gifts, or planned gifts.* Demonstrated experience using listening, diplomacy, and tact to build strong relationships and motivate donors and volunteers.* Proven ability to negotiate high profile or sensitive agreements.* Working knowledge of the basics of charitable gift planning.WHAT WE BRINGSince 1951, TNC has been doing work you can believe in. Through grassroots action, we have grown from a small non-profit into one of the most effective and wide-reaching environmental organizations in the world. Thanks to more than 1 million members, over 400 scientists, and the dedicated efforts of our diverse staff and partners, we impact conservation around the world!TNC offers a competitive, comprehensive benefits package including health care benefits, flexible spending accounts, a 401(k) plan with an 8% employer match, parental leave, accrued paid time off, life insurance, disability coverage, employee assistance program, other life and work well-being benefits. Learn more about our benefits on our Culture Tab on nature.org/careers.We're proud to offer a flexible work environment that supports of the health and well-being of the people we employ.AUTO SAFETY POLICYThis position requires a valid driver's license and compliance with TNC's Auto Safety Program.Employees may not drive Conservancy-owned/leased vehicles, rental cars, or personal vehicles on behalf of the Conservancy if considered "high risk drivers." To learn more about the Auto Safety Program, visit https://www.nature.org/en-us/about-us/careers/recruitment/ under the FAQ section.Employment in this position will be contingent upon completion of a Vehicle Use Agreement, which may include a review of the prospective employee's motor vehicle record.SALARY INFORMATIONThe starting pay range for a candidate selected for this position is generally within the range of $70,000 - $75,000 for annual base salary. This range only applies to candidates whose country of employment is the USA. Where a successful candidate's actual pay will fall within this range will be based on a variety of factors, including, for example, the candidate's location, qualifications, specific skills, and experience. Please note countries outside the USA would have a different pay range in the local currency based on the local labor market, and not tied to USA pay or ranges. Your geographic location will be confirmed during the recruitment.APPLY NOWTo

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