Associate Director of Development

The Nature Conservancy
Arizona, United States
$66,600.00 - $73,636.00
Closing date
Aug 12, 2022

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Position Type
Fundraising, Capital Campaigns, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Donor Relations, Planned Giving, Prospect Research
Employment Type
Full Time

The Associate Director of Development (ADoD) will work closely with staff to plan, implement, and coordinate effective multi-year strategies and plans for gift prospects, including individual donors, foundations, and corporations to support the conservation goals of the Conservancy’s Arizona Business Unit.

We’re Looking For You

  • Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated
  • Bachelor’s degree and 5 years related experience or an equivalent combination.
  • Experience building and maintaining long-term relationships with fundraising constituents.
  • Experience in asking for and closing gifts of $25,000 or more.
  • Experience in managing and tracking multiple prospects and donors.
  • Experience using listening, diplomacy and tact to build strong relationships and motivate donors and volunteers.
  • Experience working with cross-functional teams.
  • Experience with related software (MS Suite; CRM Data base - preferably Blackbaud).
  • Experience, coursework, or other training in fundraising principles and practices

What You’ll Bring

  • Bachelor's degree and 5 years related experience or an equivalent combination
  • Collaborative work style.
  • Ability to determine an individual’s interests, capacity and potential for helping the Conservancy meet its goals, and act appropriately to tie those interests with the Conservancy’s work.
  • Ability to educate and inform prospective and existing donors about appropriate giving vehicles.
  • Ability to implement and manage fundraising plans, including individualized cultivation, solicitation and recognition plans.
  • Ability to develop and manage a budget.
  • Knowledge of current trends in the charitable giving in the areas of capital campaigns, major gifts or planned giving.
  • Experience using listening, diplomacy and tact to build strong relationships and motivate donors and volunteers.
  • Proven ability to negotiate high profile or sensitive agreements.
  • Working knowledge of the basics of charitable gift planning.

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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.

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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