Director of Donor Communications, Asia Pacific Region
San Francisco, California, USA. Location is negotiable within the United States.
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The Director of Donor Communications works with the Asia Pacific Philanthropy team to develop, create, and implement donor communications strategies that align with overall goals for the Asia Pacific Region. They provide direction and leadership over a program or initiative. The Director of Donor Communications reports to the Asia Pacific Director of Philanthropy.
The Director of Donor Communications develops and implements an integrated, efficient, and effective donor communications and engagement plan to help drive organizational fundraising strategy. They manage an Associate Director of Communications and contract writers and designers as needed. They serve as thought partner to the Asia Pacific Director of Philanthropy and Asia Pacific fundraising staff, using a donor centric approach to co-create compelling and comprehensive communication plans, donor facing materials and engagement touchpoints for UHNW individuals and private foundations. They liaise regularly with the Asia Pacific Marketing Director and the globally dispersed marketing division to tap into campaigns, messaging and communications resources that may be relevant to donor communications. They manage communication strategies and engagement initiatives for high profile or key audiences like principal gift donors, corporate and private foundation partners, and regional boards.
- Bachelor’s degree in related field and a minimum of 9 years related work experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Experience managing staff and teams.
- Experience developing donor communication and engagement strategies, preferably oriented toward international programming, and measuring results.
- Experience cultivating and managing client relationships and coordinating projects and deliverables across global organizational structures.
- Experience developing and leading complex projects or programs including financial responsibility and measuring results of strategic plans and programs.
- Multi-lingual skills appreciated.
- Multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience preferred.
- Master’s degree or extensive professional experience.
- Management experience including ability to motivate, lead, set objectives, manage performance, and help with conflict resolution on a multi-disciplinary team.
- Excellent communications, and presentation skills; ability to persuasively convey the mission of The Nature Conservancy to diverse groups including donors, board members and the public.
- Familiarity with communication technologies (e.g. Adobe Suite) and best practices. Experience and/or understanding of communication best practices at a decentralized organization.
- Excellent communications, mediation, and negotiation skills.
- Experience fostering an environment of creativity and professional growth.
- Demonstrated ability in planning and managing budgets.
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