Tompkins Conservation (TC) is dedicated to rewilding the Americas, supporting the creation of terrestrial and marine national parks throughout the Americas, with a priority focus in Chile and Argentina. Working in partnership with the NGOs Tompkins Conservation Chile and Rewilding Argentina, TC works to create national parks, reintroduce missing species, conserve biodiversity, restore degraded lands, encourage environmental activism, and foster economic vitality as a result of conservation. TC was founded by Kristine and the late Douglas Tompkins (1943–2015), business leaders from Patagonia, The North Face, and Esprit. Mark Burget is the Managing Director of Tompkins Conservation. The Development Manager is supervised by Development Director, Gwen Obermeyer. The Development Manager will collaborate with US staff, plus field teams and staff in Chile and Argentina.
The Development Manager implements and oversees multiple aspects of fundraising processes at Tompkins Conservation. Coordinating with a global Development Team, the Development Manager maintains and updates an active Moves Management system within our Salesforce CRM database, while working in partnership with TC’s communication staff and others to ensure best practices for a donor-driven experience, especially stewardship. Input on donor strategy development and programs to meet aggressive fundraising goals is a part of this role.
Since the role requires daily coordination with our teams in Chile and Argentina, we are looking for someone with excellent Spanish (both written and spoken); prior knowledge of the region; familiarity with conservation; generally; and proven experience working within decentralized teams while managing many tasks and deadlines. We work in a dynamic environment, requiring high level abilities to work independently, prioritizing time and deliverables. The role is an ideal position for someone who can learn quickly on the job; is professional, organized and detail-oriented; can provide top-notch client/donor service; and is eager to contribute to the mission of Tompkins Conservation, a proven international leader in conservation. Some domestic and international travel is expected and location is negotiable. Below are key responsibilities and the best person for this role will be flexible to take on special project assignments as the program grows to support US fundraising and a venture philanthropy model to sustain the Tompkins Conservation vision and mission into the future.