Associate Director, Principal Gift Development, Dallas

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The Nature Conservancy

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Dallas, TX, United States

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2 days ago


Dallas, Texas, USA

We are also hiring for this position in other locations.

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  • #52230 - Miami
  • #52232 - Fairfield County/Greenwich
  • #52234 - Dallas
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The mission of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is to conserve the lands and waters upon which all life depends. As a science-based organization, we develop innovative, on-the-ground solutions to the world’s toughest environmental challenges so that people and nature can thrive. Our work is guided by our values, which include a commitment to diversity and respect for people, communities, and cultures. From a rewarding mission to career development and flexible schedules, there are many reasons to love life #insideTNC. Want to know more? Check out our TNC Talent playlist on YouTube to hear stories from staff or visit Glassdoor.

One of TNC’s primary goals is to cultivate an inclusive work environment so that employees around the globe have a sense of belonging and feel that their unique contributions are valued. We know we’ll only achieve our mission by hiring and engaging a diverse staff that reflects the communities in which we work. Recognizing that people bring talent and skills that have been developed outside the scope of a job, we take a holistic approach to recruitment that considers life experience in addition to the professional requirements listed in our postings. Please apply – we’d love to hear from you. To quote a popular saying at TNC, “you’ll join for the mission, and you’ll stay for the people.”


TNC is seeking an experienced, innovative, and driven fundraiser to identify, network with and engage new-to-TNC, ultra-high net worth philanthropists in the Dallas market. This fundraiser will be a key member of both the Texas philanthropy team and TNC’s global wealth markets team – a cross cutting global team spanning eleven key wealth markets across the world. This is a new role supporting TNC’s new Global Wealth Market Initiative. This global effort is focused on fully realizing our philanthropic market potential in eleven key wealth markets around the world by building our Principal Gift level prospect base in and from these markets. The fundraiser will be fully focused on PG level prospect identification and qualification, engaging ultra-high net worth, global citizens in TNC with to goal of building lasting, long-term relationships with these prospective donors.

The Associate Director will work closely with our prospect development team, philanthropy operations team, key volunteer leaders, other TNC fundraisers, and senior leaders from across the Conservancy to identify and build relationships with new prospective donors in the Dallas market. The goal is to qualify prospects who are interested in engaging with TNC (while disqualifying those who are not interested) and to develop and execute adapted strategies for each qualified individual, ultimately building a strong relationship between TNC and each prospect.

The Associate Director will report to the Director, US Principal Gift Development.


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 a strategic, highly collaborative, driven fundraiser who can accelerate our Principal Gift fundraising efforts in key markets throughout the United States. The Conservancy is a global conservation leader and one of the top fundraising charities in the United States.


  • Bachelor’s degree and 7 years related experience.
  • Experience building a major and principal level donor pipeline from scratch.
  • Experience in maintaining long-term relationships with high net worth individuals.
  • Experience in asking for and closing gifts of $100,000 or more.
  • 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.


Since 1951, TNC has been doing work you can believe in. Through grassroots action, we have grown from a small non-profit into one of the most effective and wide-reaching environmental organizations in the world. Thanks to more than 1 million members, over 400 scientists, and the dedicated efforts of our diverse staff and partners, we impact conservation around the world!

TNC offers a competitive, comprehensive benefits package including health care benefits, flexible spending accounts, a 401(k) plan with an 8% employer match, parental leave, accrued paid time off, life insurance, disability coverage, employee assistance program, other life and work well-being benefits. Learn more about our benefits on our Culture Tab on

We’re proud to offer a flexible work environment that supports of the health and well-being of the people we employ.


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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.

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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.

Where legally permissible, TNC requires all new employees to be fully vaccinated and willing to keep up to date with vaccines that protect against COVID-19. By accepting an offer of employment, you agree to comply with this requirement, unless you are entitled to a legally mandated exemption.