Associate Director of Philanthropy, Major Gifts
The Nature Conservancy-Worldwide Office - Los Angeles, CA

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The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. Since our founding in 1951, The Nature Conservancy has protected more than 117 million acres of land and 5,000 miles of rivers worldwide — and we operate more than 100 marine conservation projects globally. We have more than 1 million members and dedicated staff working in all 50 United States and more than 30 countries around the world — we are everywhere you want to be!

Position Summary

The Associate Director of Philanthropy contributes in the creation and implementation of strategies for the cultivation and solicitation of a portfolio of 125 major gift prospects. Works closely with development team to determine effective strategies for identified donors and prospects. Discusses assets proficiently and listens for opportunities for gifts of assets or other non-cash gifts, such as planned gifts and trade lands. Provides opportunity for donors to receive recognition and increase future giving. Understands and complies with all TNC gift-related policies and procedures. Involves and engages appropriate partners in the field and staff at the Worldwide Office, keeping them apprised of interactions, issues or concerns. Supports select trustees and California Leadership Council members as philanthropy liaison. Understands and complies with all TNC gift-related policies and procedures and ensures ethical compliance, as defined by the Association for Fundraising Professionals.

Manages donors with a capability of $100,000 over three years. Located in Los Angeles.

Desired Skills & Experience (education and years of experience, key competencies)

The ideal candidate will have a bachelor's degree in marketing, communications or a related field and 7 – 9 years of related work experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Major gift fundraising required. - 21 months ago - save job