The Nature Conservancy - Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota Chapter | Minneapolis, MN
Salary Range: $90,000 - $105,000
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
North Dakota, USA
South Dakota, USA
This is a hybrid role preferably based out of our Minneapolis office. Candidates from the greater Minnesota area, North Dakota, and South Dakota will also be considered.
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 Associate Director of Philanthropy II (ADoP II) works closely with the development team to plan, implement, and coordinate effective multi-year strategies and plans for gift prospects, including individual donors and foundations.
The Associate Director of Philanthropy II will build and manage a portfolio of qualified donors, develop strong donor strategies, and build lasting donor relationships. They will effectively communicate the programs of the Conservancy and will engage donors through a variety of methods, such as meetings, presentations, events, and field trips. They will be responsible for soliciting major gifts to fund The Nature Conservancy’s local, North American, and global priorities. They will listen for opportunities for gifts of assets or other non‐cash gifts, such as planned gifts and real estate. They will use the Conservancy’s donor database, develop donor proposals, and involve appropriate partners and staff, keeping them apprised of interactions, issues, or concerns. The ADoP II understands project budgets and works collaboratively with finance and conservation staff to build proposal budgets. They will travel with regularity and work flexible hours as needed. The work environment may involve infrequent exposure to disagreeable elements and minor physical exertion and/or strain.
WE'RE LOOKING FOR YOU
The Nature Conservancy’s Minnesota – North Dakota – South Dakota Chapter is seeking an Associate Director of Philanthropy II who’s passionate about major gifts fundraising and can help convey TNC’s mission to diverse groups of donors and prospects. You would be part of a team of development professionals cultivating relationships and gifts with our amazing donors. Come join us! The Nature Conservancy is a global conservation leader and one of the top fundraising charities in the United States.
This position reports to the Director of Philanthropy, and works closely with the Chapter’s leadership team and Board of Trustees to cultivate lasting relationships with Conservancy donors.
WHAT YOU'LL BRING
- 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.
- Ability to design and manage major giving fundraising plans, including individualized cultivation, solicitation and stewardship plans.
- Ability to determine an individual’s interests, capacity and potential for helping the Conservancy meet its goals, and act appropriately to tie those interests with the Conservancy’s work.
- Ability to educate and inform prospective and existing donors about appropriate giving vehicles.
- Demonstrated experience using listening, diplomacy and tact to build strong relationships and motivate donors and volunteers.
- Experience qualifying and disqualifying donor prospects to help build a strong pipeline of support.
- Proven ability to negotiate complex, high profile or sensitive agreements.
- Working knowledge of charitable gift planning.
- Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated.
- Commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility.
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 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 nature.org/careers.
We’re proud to offer a flexible work environment that supports of the health and well-being of the people we employ.
ADDITIONAL JOB INFORMATION
The preferred location for this position is the Twin Cities metro area in Minnesota. Candidates from Greater Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota will also be considered.
The starting salary range is $90,000 - $105,000, dependent upon location and experience.
To apply for job ID 53083, submit your materials online by March 31, 2023 using the Apply Now button at https://careers.nature.org/. Need help applying? Visit our recruitment page or contact email@example.com.
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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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.
An attractive salary and benefits package is part of TNC’s value proposition to our employees. TNC strives to provide competitive pay and bases salaries on the geographic location of the role committing to being equitable across groups and providing hiring salary ranges when possible.
Since we support flexible and remote work for our employees, many positions have a flexible location within countries where we’re registered as a Non-government Organization and established as an employer. This may mean we’re unable to provide a hiring salary range in the posting for some of our positions. However, candidates invited to be part of our interview process will be provided their location specific range upon request.