Utah Director of Development

The Nature Conservancy
Utah, United States
Competitive Salary
Jan 20, 2021
Feb 18, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

About Us

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. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity. Therefore, we are committed to a globally-diverse and culturally-competent workforce. Working in 79 countries, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners. To learn more, visit www.nature.org or follow @nature_press on Twitter.


Position Summary

The Utah Director of Development (DOD) leads the Utah Chapter in oversight, planning, and implementation of a comprehensive development program that secures philanthropic resources from individuals, corporations, and foundations based in Utah and elsewhere to support The Nature Conservancy’s conservation priorities in Utah and around the world. This position manages all major gifts functions, including planned giving, principal gifts, donor prospecting and research, and special multi-year fundraising campaigns, to raise in excess of $2.5 million in annual operating funds. The DOD recruits, manages, and inspires a staff of development professionals. The DOD also plays a key role in developing and maintaining strong relationships with the Utah Board of Trustees. The DOD must be a strong and inspiring leader, experienced in program management, able to execute complex donor strategies, and proficient in helping to design and implement comprehensive fundraising campaigns. Additionally, the DOD must be able to collaborate with conservation experts, development staff, high-level volunteers, and others across a dispersed and complex organization. A deep commitment to the natural world and nature conservation will be a distinct advantage.


Desired Skills & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree and 7 years related experience or equivalent combination.
  • Strong writing, communication and presentation skills.
  • Experience asking for and closing major gifts.
  • Experience building and maintaining long-term relationships with fundraising constituents, such as major donors, foundations and corporations.
  • Experience in planning and delivering budgetary responsibilities.
  • Experience managing and supervising a multidisciplinary team.


How to Apply

To view the full position description and apply, please visit https://www.nature.org/careers and search for Job #49306. Applications will be reviewed in the order they’re received, and the position will remain open until filled. If you experience technical issues, please refer to our applicant user guide or contact applyhelp@tnc.org.

The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. Please visit our career center for a full list of all our open positions globally – new positions are posted often!