Associate Director of Philanthropy for Corporate & Foundation Relations

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The Nature Conservancy

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Portland, OR, United States

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26 days ago

OFFICE LOCATION


Portland, Oregon, USA

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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 are lots of reasons to love life #insideTNC. Want a better insight to TNC? Check out our TNC Talent playlist on YouTube 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’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 myriad TNC staff members, “you’ll join for our mission, and you’ll stay for our people.”

YOUR POSITION WITH TNC


The Associate Director of Philanthropy for Corporate and Foundation Relations (ADoP CFR) works closely with the philanthropy team to plan, implement, and coordinate effective multi-year strategies and plans for gift prospects, focusing on corporate and foundation donors.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS


The Associate Director of Philanthropy CFR is responsible for managing a portfolio of qualified donors and building strong relationships. They understand and apply complex principles of developing donor strategies. They are responsible for direct asks to global, North America and Oregon priorities to meet funding needs. They develop opportunities for donors to receive recognition and increase future giving. They build strong partnerships internally in the field and at the Worldwide Office to build aspirational donor proposals, often against tight deadlines, and to cultivate and steward donors. They keep internal partners apprised of interactions, issues and/or concerns, and address questions as needed. They demonstrate strong writing and presentational skills and the capability to feature the programs of the Conservancy in detailed terms, using technology adeptly. They manage projects to create complex proposals with many partners, understand project budgets, build proposal budgets utilizing this knowledge, collaborate with finance staff to track and report project expenses, and provide timely and accurate donor reports. They comply with due diligence and risk assessment processes of the Conservancy. They play an integral role as a member of the philanthropy team, supporting, collaborating with, and sharing learnings with other members of the team. They develop relationships with trustees and utilize a referral network as needed. They use the Conservancy’s donor database effectively to plan and document their donor interactions.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE

  • Manage a portfolio of corporate/foundation donors. Responsible for 70–90 moves and 10–15 letters of intent or proposals annually. Meet annual fundraising goal of $1,000,000 or more.
  • Persuasively convey the mission of TNC to diverse groups who are important to the organization’s overall financial health.
  • Act independently and in supervisor’s stead as needed, exercise independent judgment to identify and solve problems.
  • Make decisions that may have program-wide impact and bind the organization financially or legally.
  • Demonstrate sensitivity in handling confidential information.
  • Ensure compliance with TNC policies and procedures and external (donor/legal/IRS) requirements.
  • Exercise financial responsibility, including working within a budget, and recommending and meeting fundraising goals.
  • Manage and implement multiple projects, directing work of staff, managing budgets, and setting deadlines.
  • Direct or participate in negotiations for complex, high profile or sensitive agreements.
  • May supervise support or administrative staff.
  • May travel frequently and on short notice, work long and flexible hours as needed.
  • Work environment involves only infrequent exposure to disagreeable elements and minor physical exertion and/or strain.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree and 6 years related experience or an equivalent combination.
  • Experience building and maintaining long-term relationships with fundraising constituents.
  • Experience in asking for and closing gifts of $50,000 or more.
  • Experience in managing and tracking multiple prospects and donors.
  • Experience working with cross-functional teams, preferably in a large non-profit.
  • Experience working with fundraising principles and practices.
  • Experience, coursework, or other training in current trends in charitable giving in the areas of capital campaigns, major gifts or planned giving.


DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated.
  • Ability to design and manage fundraising plans, including individualized cultivation, solicitation and recognition plans.
  • Ability to determine an organization’s interests, capacity and potential for helping the Conservancy meet its goals, and act appropriately to tie those interests with the Conservancy’s work.
  • Demonstrated writing and presentational ability.
  • Experience managing the creation of fundraising proposals and budgets against deadlines.
  • Demonstrated experience using listening, diplomacy and tact to build strong relationships toward motivating donors and collaborating with colleagues.
  • Proven ability to negotiate complex, high profile or sensitive agreements and conduct appropriate due diligence in accordance with Conservancy guidance.

WHAT WE BRING


Since 1951, The Nature Conservancy has been doing work you can believe in protecting the lands and waters that all life depends on. Through grassroots action, TNC has grown to become 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, we impact conservation throughout the world!

The Nature Conservancy offers a competitive, comprehensive benefits package including health care benefits, flexible spending accounts, 401(k) plan to include 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 in the Culture Tab on nature.org/careers.

We’re proud to offer a work environment that is supportive of the health, well-being, and flexibility needs of the people we employ!

AUTO SAFETY POLICY


This position requires a valid driver's license and compliance with TNC’s Auto Safety Program. Employees may not drive Conservancy-owned/leased vehicles, rental cars, or personal vehicles on behalf of the Conservancy if considered "high risk drivers." To learn more about the Auto Safety Program, visit https://www.nature.org/en-us/about-us/careers/recruitment/ under the FAQ section.

Employment in this position will be contingent upon completion of a Vehicle Use Agreement, which may include a review of the prospective employee's motor vehicle record.

SALARY INFORMATION


Estimated starting salary is $91,400 - $100, 900/annually, dependent on qualifications and experience.

APPLY NOW


To apply for job ID 51857, submit your materials online by using the Apply Now button at https://careers.nature.org/ by 11:59 PM EST on August 15, 2022. Need help applying? Visit our recruitment page 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 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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