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Director of Philanthropy
The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people.
We address the most pressing conservation threats at the largest scale. Thanks to the support of more than 1 million members, The Conservancy built a tremendous record of success since its founding in 1951:
With the backing of 7,000+ local supporters, foundations, businesses, and communities, the New Hampshire Chapter of the Conservancy has helped to conserve 280,000 acres of the New Hampshire’s most precious natural landscapes. We own and manage 28 natural areas covering nearly 25,000 acres across the state, the majority of which are open to the public for hiking, snowshoeing, wildlife observation, education, scientific research, and other compatible activities.
The Director of Philanthropy is responsible for the oversight, planning and implementation of a comprehensive philanthropy program that secures significant financial resources (current fiscal year private fundraising goal of $1,000,000) from current and prospective New Hampshire donors to support state-based, New England and global conservation priorities. S/he will develop and implement a multi-year, philanthropic vision and plan for New Hampshire that aligns with The Nature Conservancy’s fundraising approach and utilizes the resources and support provided by a multi-tiered, complex global organization. Partnering with the State Director, s/he will ensure significant gifts for TNC’s conservation priorities by helping donors articulate their passion for conservation in order to facilitate the largest gifts possible to The Nature Conservancy.
This position engages in all individual and foundation gift functions, including donor prospecting, research and discovery, planned giving, major and principal gifts, grant writing, and special multi-year fundraising campaigns. S/he is responsible for the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of the Chapter’s managed donors and top prospects. To that end, s/he must be experienced in designing and executing strategies to bring a donor from membership to a gift at capacity, with demonstrated success in developing substantive donor relationships and engaging and supporting natural partners in executing donor strategy.
The Director of Philanthropy hires, manages, and establishes business and professional development goals for the Major Gifts Manager. S/he collaborates closely with other operating unit staff as well as volunteer leadership to promote a culture of philanthropy, and to ensure appropriate engagement in donor cultivation, solicitation and stewardship activities. The Director of Philanthropy works regularly with the Board of Trustees, and staffs the Board’s Development and Communications committee and any ad hoc campaign committees.
S/he reports to the State Director and serves as an active member of the Chapter’s Management Team, working collaboratively to establish fundraising goals, provide fundraising perspective to long-term strategic planning and fiscal management, and ensure integration of priorities within the Philanthropy program. The Director of Philanthropy has broad financial responsibility in setting and meeting fundraising objectives, tracking gifts, interpreting financial reports, and developing and administering a departmental budget. S/he understands and complies with all TNC gift-related policies and procedures and ensures ethical compliance, as defined by the Association for Fundraising Professionals.
The following attributes would enhance a candidate’s potential for success:
Responsibility/Oversight –Financial & Supervisory:
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Visit www.nature.org/careers and search for Job # 41380. Complete the full online application and attach your resume & cover letter as a single document. All sections of the online application must be completed (e.g., work experience and education, even if information is included in resume) to be considered for a position. When you are finished, click Save and Submit. If submitted correctly, you will receive an automatic response that you are in an Applied Status.
Application deadline is October 11th, 2013
The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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