Deputy Director of Development, Strategic Partnerships and Philanthropy

The Nature Conservancy
New York, United States
Competitive Salary
Oct 26, 2020
Nov 24, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time


Founded in 1951, the Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world's toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. We are tackling climate change, conserving lands, waters and oceans at unprecedented scale, providing food and water sustainably and helping make cities more sustainable. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity. Therefore, we strive for a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Working in 79 countries, including all 50 United States, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners. To learn more, visit or follow @nature_press on Twitter.



The Deputy Director of Development, Strategic Partnerships and Philanthropy is responsible for building relationships with communities TNC serves and plans to serve, including community, faith-based, and philanthropic leaders to develop TNC’s equitable conservation, urban conservation, and environmental justice principles and practices into strategies in order to drive philanthropic support. In close partnership with TNC conservation program leaders, this position helps identify and liaise with community partners and influencers positioned to co-create and implement conservation work rooted in equity and environmental justice. They play a critical role on the New York Development Team to ensure communications and strategies incorporate equity and inclusion of all communities TNC serves and/or should serve.



  • Bachelor’s degree and 9 years fundraising experience, including 3 years working at a senior level on a development team.
  • Experience conceiving and implementing strategic initiatives.
  • Experience conceiving, developing, and managing multiple projects and strategic goals.
  • Experience developing practices and procedures of relevant field.
  • Experience managing relationships with diverse stakeholders.
  • Experience working in a large, complex, not-for-profit environment.
  • Management experience of a large multidisciplinary department, including planning and delivering budgetary responsibilities.
  • Leadership experience, including the ability to inspire, lead, set objectives
  • Experience communicating with and presenting to diverse audiences, including but not limited to donors; board members; employees; community-based organizations and organizations with a concentration on Black, Indigenous, all People of Color.



  • Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated.
  • Effectively communicate via presentations, conversations, and documents.
  • Experience managing a geographically dispersed team.
  • Expert knowledge of current and evolving trends in relevant discipline.
  • Expert understanding of best practices in non-profit management.
  • Proficiency in synthesizing materials from multiple sources into a coherent and accurate summary.


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