Environmental/Conservation, Major Gifts, Planned Giving
4 Year Degree
The Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity. Therefore, we are committed to a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Working in 72 countries, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners. To learn more, visit www.nature.org or follow @nature_press on Twitter.
The Nature Conservancy of Hawai?i works with colleagues around the world to implement donor-driven strategies that maximize overall giving to the Conservancy. The Senior Associate Director of Philanthropy (SADOP) is part of the team that is responsible for all aspects of fundraising and development functions for the Hawai?i Chapter. The SADOP works independently and with teams to secure private funds necessary to meet our conservation goals. They fully support the Director of Philanthropy (DOP) who leads diverse activities, develops complex processes, achieves project outcomes, and initiates solutions to improve the effectiveness of the Hawaii Chapter’s philanthropy strategy. They report to and also assist the DOP to establish, implement and track measures and indicators of fundraising program progress and success, assists in managing a team of fundraising professionals, and reinforces compliance and consistency with related organizational policies and procedures.
They will develop and manage a portfolio of major gift prospects, including high net worth individuals, corporates, and/or foundations; are responsible for applying complex principles to develop and implement strategies for the cultivation and solicitation for these prospects. The SADOP will feature the programs of the Conservancy in detailed terms and can confidently discuss giving opportunities to a wide range of audiences. In addition to the primary focus on outright giving, they are expected to discuss assets proficiently and listen for opportunities for gifts of assets or other non-cash gifts, such as bequests, planned gifts and trade lands. The SADOP is also responsible for ensuring donor interactions are recorded in the Conservancy’s fundraising management systems in order to track and report progress and ensure institutional memory. The position is responsible for effective stewardship for the donors in their portfolio, ensuring recognition, timely stewardship reports and providing ongoing engagement opportunities. The SADOP understands project budgets and may build proposal budgets utilizing this knowledge.
Bachelor’s degree and 6 years related experience.
Successful experience in regularly soliciting and closing major gifts of $50,000 or more.
Experience building and maintaining long-term relationships with fundraising constituents including major donors, foundations, and corporations.
Experience in managing and tracking multiple prospects and donors.
Experience in developing accurate fundraising projections.
Experience working with cross functional teams, preferably in a large, complex, not-for-profit organization.
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.
Possesses or can acquire necessary skills to access, interpret, and inform specialized software used by the Conservancy to capture donor information.
Ability to inspire, motivate, and marshal resources. Strong interpersonal skills, including ability to positively influence and persuade.
How to Apply
For more information and to apply, please visit https://careers.nature.org/psp/tnccareers/APPLICANT/APPL/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=48520&PostingSeq=1 or www.nature.org/careers and search for job ID# 48520 in the keyword search. Deadline to apply is 11:59 PM EST March 8, 2020.
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Internal Number: 48520
About The Nature Conservancy
The Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity. Therefore, we are committed to a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Working in 72 countries, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners. To learn more, visit www.nature.org or follow @nature_press on Twitter.To learn more about career opportunities at The Nature Conservancy, visit www.nature.org/careers.The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity EmployerOur commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of men and women 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.