Director of Donor Communications, Asia Pacific Region

The Nature Conservancy
California, United States
Competitive Salary
Mar 30, 2021
Apr 28, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time


San Francisco, California, USA. Location is negotiable within the United States.

About Us


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.


Position Summary

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. 


Minimum Qualifications

  • 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.


Desired Qualifications

  • 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.


How to Apply

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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!