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Senior Associate Director of Philanthropy

The Nature Conservancy
Washington, United States
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Feb 23, 2022

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Position Type
Fundraising, Donor Relations, Fundraising Administration, Planned Giving
Employment Type
Full Time
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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.

Although you’ll see requirements in our postings, we recognize that people come with talent and experiences outside of a job. Passion, innovation, and diversity are all key components to advancing our Mission and we encourage you to apply.


Position Summary

The Senior Associate Director of Philanthropy works closely with the Director of Philanthropy to manage the Washington program’s fundraising team and its cross-functional work within The Nature Conservancy to secure $12M-$20M per year in philanthropic resources for our mission. They are responsible for supervising and overseeing many aspects of the front-line fundraiser team, leading multi-year strategies for developing the portfolio of emerging major donor prospects and securing 6-and 7-figure commitments from individuals and foundations. Through direct donor work they individually yield $2M or more per year in contributions for The Nature Conservancy in addition to supporting the fundraising efforts of trustees and staff. The location is flexible within the state of Washington. 



The estimated starting salary is dependent on qualifications, experience and location:

  • Seattle: $121,300 - $139,000 annually
  • Other Washington State locations: $100,700 - $122,000 annually


Skills & Experience

In your resume and cover letter, please address how you meet the following minimum qualifications and preferred qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree plus 7 years related experience OR equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience managing staff, including coaching for goal achievement and professional growth.
  • Experience building and maintaining long-term relationships with diverse constituents (including major donors and foundations).
  • Experience in cultivating and closing major or planned gifts of $100,000 or more.
  • Experience in working in partnership with trustees or board members.
  • Experience, coursework or other training in current and evolving trends in charitable giving, particularly in the area of major gifts, planned giving and evolving philanthropic practices.


Apply Now

To apply for job ID #50553, submit your materials online by February 21, 2022 using the Apply Now button at Need help applying? Visit our recruitment page or contact

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.

TNC is committed to offering accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application process. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please send a note to with Request for Accommodation in the subject line.

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