Assistant Director, Donor Communications, Global Wealth Markets
The Nature Conservancy
24 days ago
New York , New York
WHO WE ARE
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.”
WHAT WE CAN ACHIEVE TOGETHER
The Assistant Director of Donor Communications is responsible for leading and implementing the development and production of high quality and compelling communications materials for The Nature Conservancy’s principal gift-level donors and writing and editing materials in support of the organization’s global conservation priorities.
The position reports to the Director of Donor Communications, Global Wealth Markets. The Global Wealth Markets are dispersed teams based in New York City, London, Singapore, Hong Kong, Sao Paulo, Cape Town, and other major U.S. cities that strategically align fundraising opportunities and needs across the international organization to increase resourcing for conservation and climate work at a global scale. This position will have a special focus and responsibility for a set of geographically proximate markets within a region, for instance Singapore, Hong Kong, and India.
The Assistant Director of Donor Communications is primarily responsible for leading development and production of communications materials to engage, solicit and steward individual and institutional donors with the capacity to give at the $500K+ level. This position coordinates closely with the Director of Donor Communications, Global Wealth Markets, and with Donor Communications professionals in TNC’s geographic regions (Asia Pacific, Latin America, Africa etc.) with a special focus on supporting writing needs for 1-2 regions/markets, likely including Singapore, Hong Kong, and India. This position helps edit the work of other writers to ensure consistency and strongest message and oversees the sharing of resources and materials across the organization, seeking efficiencies.
The Assistant Director helps achieve the strategic priorities of the entire Global Wealth Markets team. This position manages independent projects and timelines with the Director and others and helps problem-solve. They coordinate with teams in the U.S. and internationally to learn and share priorities, best language, and organizational messages and leverage this knowledge to produce and help others produce materials that maximize new fundraising opportunities. In addition to the GWM team, this person may work with any of the following: members of the TNC/WO Donor Relations Team, Principal Gifts and other fundraisers, conservation program staff in regions or at the global level, and writers and coordinators in dispersed countries. They will provide advice related to donor communications practices and workflow, in addition to leading on small projects.
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 is passionate, motivated problem-solver. Come join TNC and apply today!
WHAT YOU'LL BRING
- Bachelor’s degree and at least 5 years related experience.
- Fluency in English for writing and editing.
- Experience in writing, producing content, drafting persuasive language, synthesizing wide-ranging information on topics within a science, environment, conservation, or climate-related field with broad scope, possibly through newsletters, correspondence, annual reports, or proposals.
- Experience working productively in cross-functional teams.
- Experience with current technology and trends relevant to donor communications.
- Experience, coursework, or other training in principles and practices of persuasive writing.
- Experienced in project management.
- Multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience; demonstrated ability to work effectively across diverse contexts, nationalities, and cultures.
- Multi-lingual in Cantonese or Mandarin.
- Superior planning skills and time and project management skills.
- Demonstrated ability to work in partnership with others in a collaborative or advisory role to achieve results.
- Demonstrated ability to conceive and write creatively for a wide variety of audiences.
- Experience translating scientific concepts into donor-friendly language.
- Experience working in a complex, dispersed, not-for-profit organization.
- Expert knowledge of current communications trends, preferably in an international or environmental field.
- Proficient in interpreting guidelines and interpreting data.
- Successful experience managing and implementing strategic program goals.
- Familiarity with visual storytelling and/or design best practices.
WHAT WE BRING
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 competitive and comprehensive benefits packages tailored to the individual countries where we work. These may include health care benefits, retirement benefits, parental leave, paid time off, life insurance, and disability coverage as well as an employee assistance program and other life and well-being benefits. Learn more about our benefits on our Culture Tab on nature.org/careers.
We’re proud to offer a flexible work environment that supports the health and well-being of the people we employ.
Job Family: Development
Internal Job Code: 700033
Salary Grade: 7
The salary range for this position with a New York, NY work location is $92,000 to 110,000. Salaries ranges for other work locations outside of NYC, will vary, depending upon location.
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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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