What We Can Achieve Together
The Associate Director of Development (ADoD) will work closely with staff to plan, implement, and coordinate effective multi-year strategies and plans for gift prospects, including individual donors, foundations, and corporations to support the conservation goals of the Conservancy’s Arizona Business Unit.
We’re Looking For You
Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated
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 $25,000 or more.
Experience in managing and tracking multiple prospects and donors.
Experience using listening, diplomacy and tact to build strong relationships and motivate donors and volunteers.
Experience working with cross-functional teams.
Experience with related software (MS Suite; CRM Data base – preferably Blackbaud).
Experience, coursework, or other training in fundraising principles and practices.

What You’ll Bring
Collaborative work style.
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.
Ability to develop and manage a budget.
Knowledge of current trends in the charitable giving in the areas of capital campaigns, major gifts or planned giving.
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.

For more information and to apply for this position (job ID 51772), submit your resume and cover letter online by using the Apply Now button at https://careers.nature.org/. Need help applying? Visit our recruitment page or contact applyhelp@tnc.org. The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of people of diverse backgrounds, beliefs, and culture.

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About The Nature Conservancy

Since 1951, The Nature Conservancy has been doing work you can believe in protecting the lands and waters that all life depends on.  As a science-based organization, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that we can create a world in which people and nature thrive.

We’re rooted in our Mission and guided by our Values, which includes a Commitment to Diversity and Respect for People, Communities, and Cultures. We know we’ll only achieve our Mission by hiring and engaging a diverse workforce that reflects the communities in which we work. Whether it’s career development, work/life balance, or a rewarding mission, there’s lots of reasons to love life #insideTNC. Our goal is to cultivate an inclusive work environment so that all of our colleagues around the globe feel a sense of belonging, and that their unique contributions to our mission are valued.

Although you’ll see requirements in our postings, we recognize that people come with talent and experiences outside of a job. Passion, innovation, and diversity are all key components to advancing our Mission and we encourage you to apply.