Florida, Director of Development, The Nature Conservancy

The Organization

Who We Are:

The Nature Conservancy’s mission is to protect the lands and waters upon which all life depends. 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. Whether it’s career development, flexible schedules, or a rewarding mission, there’s lots of reasons to love life #insideTNC. Want a better insight to TNC? Check out our TNC Talent playlist on YouTube  or on Glassdoor.

Our goal is to cultivate an inclusive work environment so that all our colleagues around the globe feel a sense of belonging, and that their unique contributions to our mission are valued. We know we’ll only achieve our Mission by hiring and engaging a diverse workforce that reflects the communities in which we work. In addition to the requirements in our postings, we recognize that people come with talent and experiences outside of a job. Diversity of experience and skills combined with passion is a key to innovation and a culture of inclusion! Please apply – we’d love to hear from you. To quote a myriad of TNC staff members, “you’ll join for our mission, and you’ll stay for our people.”

Position Overview

What We Can Achieve Together:

The Florida Director of Development (DOD) is responsible for directing all aspects of the Florida fundraising program that secures significant financial resources from foundations, corporations, and individuals to support conservation goals. They establish the vision for areas of responsibility, identify key challenges, develop and synthesize a plan of action, and deliver targeted outcomes. The DOP leads a team of 10-12 Development professionals. They are responsible for recruiting, developing, and retaining high-performing development staff and nurturing effective collaboration with a geographically dispersed team.  The DOD reports directly to the Florida State Director and serves on the chapter’s leadership team.

The Director of Development proposes and develops long-range complex donor strategies and tactics to communicate a broad vision to others in order to advance the Conservancy’s goals. They work with programs to establish, monitor and track measures, lead indicators and activity level benchmarks in order to achieve maximum success. They manage all major gifts functions, which may include planned giving, endowments, principal gifts, donor prospecting and research, donor engagement, and special multi-year fundraising campaigns.  They work in collaboration with conservation experts, development staff around the world, high-level volunteers, and others across a dispersed and complex organization. They work closely with the State Director, the Florida Board Chair and Development Committee to strengthen and engage the Board of Trustees in fundraising.  They are responsible for reporting on program activities to leadership, including the Florida Board of Trustees.

The DOD is responsible for the program’s portfolio of donors and will be responsible for a select group of prospects and donors; the size of the portfolio will be determined in part with consideration for the scope of supervisory responsibility. They will manage a network of volunteers and a development committee. They will travel frequently and at times on short notice, with work extending into evenings and weekends for specific activities. The work environment may involve infrequent exposure to disagreeable elements and minor physical exertion and/or strain.

We’re Looking for You:

Are you looking for a career to help people and nature? Guided by science, TNC creates innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that people and nature can thrive together. We’re looking for someone who can lead, retain, and develop a passionate team of fundraisers and be a key leader within the Chapter. The Conservancy is a global conservation leader and one of the top fundraising charities in the United States. If you have experience supervising a team, closing principal & major gifts, and working cross-functionally in a complex non-profit environment, the Nature Conservancy may be the place for you.

What You’ll Bring:

·       Bachelor’s degree and 9 years related experience, including 3 years working at a senior level.

·       Experience building and maintaining long-term relationships with fundraising constituents such as major donors, foundations and corporations.

·       Experience conceiving and implementing strategic initiatives.

·       Experience working in a large, complex, not-for-profit environment.

·       Experience, coursework, or other training in principles, practices, and procedures of philanthropy.

·       Management experience of a large multidisciplinary department, including planning and delivering budgetary responsibilities, and personnel management and development.

How to Apply

Please apply to Job 52865 at www.nature.org/careers, or apply directly HERE.  Submit required cover letter and resume separately using the upload buttons.  Applications will be reviewed in the order they are received, and the position will remain open until filled.  Click “submit” to apply for the position or “save for later” to create a draft application for future submission. Once submitted, applications cannot be revised or edited. Failure to complete required fields may result in your application being disqualified from consideration. If you experience technical issues, please refer to our applicant user guide or contact applyhelp@tnc.org.

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 cultures. 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, 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 applyhelp@tnc.org with Request for Accommodation in the subject line.

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