Have you ever asked yourself, “How can I make a
difference?”, but you don’t know where to start? Welcome to
The Nature Conservancy. You have found the solution and now
you can make a difference every day—for New York and the
The Nature Conservancy is a global conservation leader and one
of the top fundraising charities in the United States. It is
an exciting time at The Nature Conservancy as we pass the
successful closing of the final phase of a $7 billion global
campaign. The Nature Conservancy has an expanding portfolio of
Major Gift donors in the NY Metropolitan area that we are ready to
engage. The Nature Conservancy also seeks to test an
assumption that there are a significant number of high-net-worth
individuals with ties to New York City, East End of Long Island as
well as other geographies around the world.
Our team is strategic and ambitious, and we have fun as we build
strong, impactful relationships between the Conservancy and the
leading individual donors, foundations and corporations. We
are looking for an individual with fundraising or business
development experience who wants to make a difference for nature
and people. The successful candidate will be smart,
entrepreneurial, and an emotionally-intelligent go-getter who can
manage and foster solid relationships externally and internally for
The ADoD will identify and engage new individual prospective
donors who are currently affiliated and unaffiliated with The
Nature Conservancy and will seek to motivate them to invest in The
Nature Conservancy’s conservation mission. They will develop
qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship strategies
for a portfolio of donors interested in supporting The Nature
Conservancy’s conservation efforts from a local to global
perspective in collaboration with The Nature Conservancy’s
executive, conservation and fundraising leadership and with The
Nature Conservancy’s network of committed volunteer leaders,
donors, partners and friends. The donors managed by the ADoD will
require sophisticated relationship management, a high degree of
knowledge of assets and ownership structures, and an expert
understanding of the factors influencing philanthropic giving. They
will focus on long-range strategic priorities and be responsible
for donor strategy and proposal development, working with
conservation and development staff, as well as donors, to create
transformational giving opportunities. They will have access to
additional shared resources as part of the NY Team.
The ADoD reports to the NY Director of Development and the
position will require time spent in both New York City and the East
End of Long Island. The position will be based either
in The Nature Conservancy’s beautiful, sustainable offices either
in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City or the East Hampton
office. We are currently working from home while charting a return
to the office in 2022.
The ideal candidate will have a background and track record that
- 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
- Experience in managing and tracking multiple prospects and
- Experience working with fundraising principles and
- 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.
- Ability to travel when necessary.
- Experience working proactively and independently while
seamlessly communicating with a team of colleagues across multiple
- Experience communicating, both verbally and via written form,
to a wide audience.
- Experience maintaining confidentiality of frequently sensitive
and emotionally charged information.
- Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural
If you are interested in doing work you can believe in, want to
work in a collaborative environment, and like a great benefits
package, please visit http://www.nature.org/careers
and search for job ID #50455 in the keyword search.
Applications must be made online. Submit your application,
resume, and cover letter (both required) by 11:59 PM EST on
November 15, 2021, to be considered.
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 diverse people of all genders, 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 orientations, gender identities, military
or veteran status or other status protected by law.