Arlington, VA

Associate Director, Loyal Donor Program, The Nature Conservancy

The Organization

The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working to make a positive impact around the world in more than 60 countries, all 50 United States, and your neighborhood. Founded in 1951, the mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity; therefore, we are committed to a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce.  Visit to learn more.

Want to help save the planet? One quarter of The Nature Conservancy’s funding comes from supporters who have named our organization a beneficiary of their estate plans. Join our team in a new initiative to build a meaningful stewardship program for our loyal donors and help raise even more of these gifts critical to our conservation mission. This opportunity is ideal for a highly motivated, capable individual interested in joining the world’s leading conservation organization.

Position Overview

The Loyal Donor Program is seeking an energetic and dedicated professional to serve as Associate Director. This position works with program and department leadership to direct and supervise a fundraising team, and will be accountable for the team’s fundraising and activity goals. Our ideal candidate will work well in a fast-paced environment, have successful experience supervising a geographically dispersed team of at least five fundraisers, and will bring substantial emotional intelligence to the position. The Associate Director will build strong relationships with staff throughout the organization, provide coaching to fundraising staff on donor interactions, and be an active participant in program goal setting, staff training, and strategy development. To be successful and happy in this position, the candidate should have confidence in decision making and conflict resolution, be flexible, work well with a variety of personalities, and available to travel when needed. We value collaborative approaches, diverse perspectives, and encourage innovative ideas and recommendations.

Minimum Qualifications

·   Bachelor’s degree and 6 years related experience or equivalent combination.

·   Supervisory experience that includes managing with a commitment to respecting team dynamics, a strong ability to understand and credit diverse perspectives, and synthesizing multiple perspectives to achieve the best outcome.

·   Experience leading and implementing multiple projects.

·   Self-reliant with databases and other development technology

Experience, coursework, or other training in principles and practices of gift planning.

Preferred Qualifications

·   Inclusive leadership skills.

·   Experience and interest in developing philanthropy professionals and creating a cohesive team, including ability to motivate, lead, set objectives, and foster and environment of creativity and professional growth.

·   Multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience and multi-lingual skills appreciated.

·   Successful experience managing and implementing strategic program goals.

·   Experience supervising 3 or more staff.

·   Superior planning and problem-solving skills.

·   Ability to work in partnership with others in a collaborative or advisory role.

How To Apply

If you have a personal passion for conserving and protecting the natural world and believe in the mission, principles, and values of The Nature Conservancy’s approach to conservation, then please visit to learn more. Submit your cover letter and resume for position number 46142 by 11:59 pm ET on February 16, 2018. Please note that the position location is negotiable, with preference for location in a TNC office.

The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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