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Director of Major Gifts

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The Nature Conservancy | Dallas, TX
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The Nature Conservancy


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Published 17 days ago

February 5, 2020

About Us

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.

 

Position Summary

The Director of Major Gifts develops, implements, and manages effective multi-year strategies and plans for the cultivation and solicitation of gift prospects, including corporate, foundation, institutions, and/or individual donors.

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and 7 years related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience building and maintaining long-term relationships with constituents such as major donors and corporations.
  • Experience in asking for and closing gifts of $100,000 – $250,000 or more, including planned gifts.
  • 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.

 

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree and 10 years related experience.
  • Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated.
  • Ability to design and implement fundraising strategies, including cultivation, solicitation and recognition strategies.
  • 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.
  • Advanced knowledge of complex charitable gift planning.
  • Demonstrated experience using listening, diplomacy, and tact to build strong relationships and motivate donors and volunteers.
  • Proven ability to negotiate complex, high profile or sensitive agreements.

 

How to Apply

For more information and to apply, please visit www.nature.org/careers and search for job ID# 48386 in the keyword search. Deadline to apply is 11:59 PM EST February 5, 2020. 

The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Please visit our career center for a full list of all our open positions globally. New opportunities are posted daily!

 

 

About Us

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…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 2-Year Degree Required

Location

30001 Knox Street Suite 400, Dallas, TX 75205

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