Associate Director of Development (New York and Latin America Regions)

The Nature Conservancy
New York, United States
Competitive Salary
Jul 01, 2021
Jul 30, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

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 Associate Director of Development (ADoD) develops, implements, and manages effective multi-year strategies and plans for the cultivation and solicitation of gift prospects, including primarily individual donors and some corporate and foundation donors. They will have access to additional shared resources as part of the NY Team.

The ADoD reports to a Deputy Director of Development and the position will be based in TNC’s beautiful and sustainable office in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City. Currently we are working from home but starting in September 2021 we will be back in the office.



  • Fluency in both English and Spanish (written and oral) and possessing requisite cross-cultural experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree and 7 years related experience. 
  • Experience in cultivating and ultimately stewarding the development of a pipeline of new donors. 
  • Experience building and maintaining long-term relationships with constituents such as major donors and corporations.
  • Experience in asking for and closing six to seven figure gifts. 
  • Experience in managing and tracking multiple prospects and donors.
  • Experience working with fundraising principles and practices. 
  • Experience, coursework, or other training in current and evolving trends in charitable giving, particularly in the areas of capital campaigns, major gifts and planned giving.
  • Experience working proactively and independently while seamlessly communicating with a team of professions across multiple time zones.
  • Experience communicating, both verbally and via written form, to a wide audience. 
  • Experience maintaining confidentiality of frequently sensitive and emotionally charged information.


How to Apply

To apply to position number 49958, submit resume (required) and cover letter separately using the upload buttons ON The deadline for submission of applications is 11:59 PM EST on July 28, 2021.

However, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and we reserve the right to make an offer prior to the closing date for applications. Applicants are thus encouraged to submit their applications at the earliest opportunity. Qualified applicants will be contacted.

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The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of people of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.

The successful applicant must meet the requirements of The Nature Conservancy’s background screening process.

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