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Nature Conservancy. |
|State/Province:||All United States|
|Type of Employment:||Full Time|
Arlington, Virginia (VA) is preferred, but location is negotiable within the United States
The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working to make a positive impact around the world in more than 30 countries, all 50 United States, and your backyard. Founded in 1951, the mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. Visit www.nature.org/aboutus to learn more.
The Director of Philanthropy Field Initiatives advances the fundraising results of the Conservancy’s state and country programs around the world, providing them with strategies, tools and active skill-building needed to achieve leadership in their respective philanthropic markets. S/he leads and manages a consulting team of Philanthropy Advisors who provide consulting and training support to both management and fundraising staff. S/he will excel in influencing key decision makers across the organization and will work with senior leaders to improve fundraising effectiveness of all units. S/he is a key partner in readying The Nature Conservancy for a Global Priorities campaign, and deploys his/her resources to ensure that key campaign planning and fundraising milestones are achieved by field operating units.
Fundraising Effectiveness. At the foundation of fundraising effectiveness is the identification of standards and practices that drive success in philanthropy, and the Director of Philanthropy Field Initiatives and his/her team provides assessment tools, resources and consulting on these practices. S/he will support Standards and Tools for Effective Philanthropy (STEP) and provide ongoing counsel to implement recommendations. The Director will also assess and facilitate shared philanthropy support/resource collaboration discussions across state and regional programs, and provide counsel with implementation.
Campaign Execution. The Director of Philanthropy Field Initiatives plays a leadership role in readying field operating units for campaign effectiveness. His/her team of Philanthropy Advisors provides campaign planning support, skill-building around messaging and solicitation of leadership gifts, strategies for campaign volunteer recruitment and prospect pipeline expansion.
Training. The Director of Philanthropy Field Initiatives oversees the development and implementation of a comprehensive training program for key philanthropy stakeholders. This includes orientation of all philanthropy staff to the Nature Conservancy’s philanthropy strategy, orientation of senior management and philanthropy leaders to key success factors in program management, as well as intermediate and advanced skill building in the donor cultivation and engagement process. May include facilitating peer-to-peer mentoring programs as a complement to the formal training framework.
Recruiting. The Director oversees the identification of the skill and experience profiles required for excellence in major gifts fundraising at the Nature Conservancy. His/her team collaborates with Human Resources in recruiting and retaining a highly qualified and increasingly diverse philanthropy talent pool.
The Director of Philanthropy Field Initiatives may take on other key initiatives as needed. This position reports to the Chief Philanthropy Resources Officer and serves on the division’s leadership team and on the organization’s senior management team.
The Nature Conservancy offers competitive compensation, 401k matching for eligible employees , excellent benefits, flexible work policies and a collaborative work environment. We also provide professional development opportunities and promote from within. As a result, you will find a culture that supports and inspires conservation achievement and personal development, both within the workplace and beyond.
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The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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