The Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity. Therefore, we are committed to a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Working in 79 countries and territories, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners. To learn more, visit www.nature.org or follow @nature_press on Twitter.
Become a force for nature and a healthy planet by joining the Maryland/DC Chapter’s Fundraising Team! Our work is focused on two areas where our outcomes can have the greatest impact for the residents of Maryland/DC: protecting clean water and tackling climate change. Our efforts span the region, from western Maryland's Central Appalachian forests to our nation's capital and beyond to the Chesapeake Bay.
The Fundraising Director leads the fundraising team and develops, implements, and manages effective multi-year strategies and plans for the cultivation and solicitation of gift prospects, including corporate, foundation, institutions, and/or individual donors. The Fundraising Director will be a part of the Chapter’s Executive Team indirectly leads a team of six staff and has one direct report, the Fundraising Program Director, who is responsible for all operational matters related to the team. The Fundraising Director is responsible for all team deliverables and fundraising activities and reports directly to the Executive Director. The position is located in Bethesda, MD, although it might be possible to base the position in Arlington, VA.
Responsibilities and scope include managing a portfolio of 40 – 75 donors, including donors with the capacity to give over $750,000, once that portfolio is developed, as well as conducting 40 – 75 visits and 120 – 225 moves annually. The annual fundraising goal for the person in this position is $2,000,000 or more, along with a goal for bequest notifications. The Fundraising Director has the financial responsibility for setting and meeting fundraising objectives, evaluating results, and developing corrective strategies; to persuasively convey the mission of TNC to diverse groups important to the organization’s overall prosperity; and to ensure compliance with TNC policies and procedures and external (donor/legal/IRS) requirements; be alert to ethical compliance issues. Besides implementing and leading multiple collaborative and complex projects, directing work of staff, managing budget, setting deadlines, and ensuring accountability, the Fundraising Director maintains confidentiality of frequently sensitive and emotionally charged information, makes decisions that may have program-wide impact, affect staff in non-program areas, and bind the organization financially or legally. This position provides maximum opportunity to act independently; resolves complex issues within scope; directs or participates in negotiations for complex, high profile or sensitive agreements; serves as main point of contact for the fundraising team at board meetings and high-profile trustee engagements, and it requires travel frequently and on short notice, work long hours/days and weekends, as needed.
Desired Skills & Experience
Bachelor’s degree and 7 years related experience.
Experience building and maintaining long-term relationships with constituents such as major donors and corporations.
Experience in asking for and closing gifts of $75,000 or more, including planned 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.
How to Apply
For more information and to apply, please visit www.nature.org/careers and search for job ID# 49461 in the keyword search. Deadline to apply is 11:59 PM EST by February 23rd, 2020.
The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.
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Internal Number: 49461
About The Nature Conservancy
The Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity. Therefore, we are committed to a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Working in 72 countries, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners. To learn more, visit www.nature.org or follow @nature_press on Twitter.To learn more about career opportunities at The Nature Conservancy, visit www.nature.org/careers.The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity EmployerOur commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of men and women 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.