Associate Director of Development I, The Nature Conservancy

Park or Sheridan County, WY

Job Title: Associate Director of Development I

Organization: The Nature Conservancy

Location: Park or Sheridan County, WY

Organization Overview: Since 1951, The Nature Conservancy (TNC) has been doing work you can believe in protecting the lands and waters that all life depends on. Through grassroots action, TNC has grown to become one of the most effective and wide-reaching environmental organizations in the world working in more than 75 countries and territories. As a science-based organization, they create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges to create a world in which people and nature thrive.

Position Overview:  The Associate Director of Development I (ADOD I) works closely with the Wyoming development team to implement and coordinate effective multi-year strategies and plans for gift prospects, including corporate, foundation, and/or individual donors.

The ADOD I is responsible for engagement, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of 60-100 current and prospective donors with capacity to make $10K+ gifts to support Wyoming’s priorities, as well as TNC’s regional and global conservation priorities. They are experienced in designing and executing strategies to move new- or membership-level donors to a major gifts level. They will be responsible for direct asks to meet funding needs and will listen for opportunities to secure gifts of assets or other non- cash gifts, such as planned gifts and trade lands. They have demonstrated success in developing substantive donor relationships and engaging/supporting natural partners in executing donor strategy. They participate on a fundraising team responsible for raising $4M+ annually through private support to meet the Wyoming program’s operating budget.

The ADOD I 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 are capable of featuring the programs of the Conservancy in broad terms. They may be responsible for volunteer engagement within formal and/or informal networks. The ADOD I will be required to use the Conservancy’s donor database and will participate in the development of proposals.

Application Deadline: May 6

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