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7930 Senior Associate Director of Philanthropy for Corporate and Foundation Relations (50812) - Chester, NJ

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Bachelor's Degree
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Flexible Location within Florida


Since 1951, The Nature Conservancy has been doing work you can believe in protecting the lands and waters that all life depends on. As a science-based organization, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world's toughest challenges so that we can create a world in which people and nature thrive.

We're rooted in our Mission and guided by our Values, which includes a Commitment to Diversity and Respect for People, Communities, and Cultures. We know we'll only achieve our Mission by hiring and engaging a diverse workforce that reflects the communities in which we work. Whether it's career development, work/life balance, or a rewarding mission, there's lots of reasons to love life #insideTNC. Our goal is to cultivate an inclusive work environment so that all of our colleagues around the globe feel a sense of belonging, and that their unique contributions to our mission are valued.

In addition to the minimum requirements in our postings,we recognize that people come with talent and experiences outside of a job. Passion, innovation, and diversity are all key components to advancing our Mission and we encourage you to apply.

All TNC staff based in the U.S. or a U.S. Territory are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of receiving one of the vaccines approved in the U.S. (Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson) shall be condition of employment and must be provided prior to starting work. TNC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and reasonable accommodations for candidates who cannot be vaccinated due to a valid medical or religious reason, or claim an exemption under applicable state law will be considered.


The Senior Associate Director of Philanthropy for Corporate and Foundation Relations teams develops, implements, and manages effective multi-year strategies and plans for the cultivation and solicitation of gift prospects, including corporate, foundation, institutional, and/or related individual donors.


The Senior Associate Director of Philanthropy for Corporate and Foundation Relations understands and applies complex principles of developing donor strategies and builds strong relationships with a portfolio of new and current corporate and foundation donors and prospects. They have knowledge of charitable giving, particularly corporate foundations, private foundations, community foundations, and Donor Advised Funds. They work across chapters and programs. They will be responsible for direct asks for global and FL Chapter priorities to meet funding needs. In addition to building philanthropic support, they engage companies and foundations to deliver conservation impact through thought partnership, in-kind contributions, marketing engagements, and other collaborations. They are capable of discussing the priorities of the Conservancy and have a deep understanding of Florida's conservation priorities and funding needs. They understand organizational budgets and are proficient utilizing this knowledge to build detailed proposals and accompanying project budgets. They will utilize excellent writing skills to create institutional proposals, donor agreements, and stewardship reports. They will recommend and manage corporate and foundation donor recognition plans. The Senior Associate Director of Philanthropy for Corporate and Foundation Relations will utilize leadership and conservation staff and be a liaison for the Philanthropy team for understanding funding needs of conservation initiatives. They will utilize foundation databases, corporate sources, news sources to identify new corporate and foundation prospects for Conservancy priorities. They will navigate TNC's systems to ensure legal, financial, and reputational compliance for all institutional engagements. They will be required to use the Conservancy's donor database to record strategies and interactions with prospects.


Manage a portfolio of corporate/foundation donors. Responsible for 90 - 110 moves and at least 15 letters of intent or proposals annually. Annual fundraising goal of $2,000,000 or more.
Decisions may have program-wide impact, affect staff in non-program areas, and bind the organization financially or legally.
Direct or participate in negotiations for complex, high profile or sensitive agreements.
Ensure compliance with TNC policies and procedures and external (donor/legal/IRS) requirements; be alert to ethical compliance issues.
Financial responsibility for setting and meeting fundraising objectives, evaluating results, and developing corrective strategies.
Implement and lead multiple collaborative and complex projects, directing work of staff, managing budget, setting deadlines, and ensuring accountability.
Maintain confidentiality of frequently sensitive and emotionally charged information.
Maximum opportunity to act independently, resolves complex issues within scope.
May supervise support or administrative staff.
Persuasively convey the mission of TNC to diverse groups important to the organization's overall prosperity.
Travel frequently and on short notice, work long and weekends as needed.
Work environment involves only infrequent exposure to disagreeable elements and minor physical exertion and/or strain.


Bachelor's degree and 7 years related experience.
Experience building and maintaining long-term relationships with constituents such as major donors and corporations.
Experience in asking for and closing gifts of $75,000 or more.
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, and major gifts.

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 a prospect's interests, capacity and potential for helping the Conservancy meet its goals, and act appropriately to tie those interests with the Conservancy's work.
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.


This position requires a valid driver's license and compliance with TNC's Auto Safety Program. Employees may not drive Conservancy-owned/leased vehicles, rental cars, or personal vehicles on behalf of the Conservancy if considered "high risk drivers." To learn more about the Auto Safety Program, visit under the FAQ section.

Employment in this position will be contingent upon completion of a Vehicle Use Agreement, which may include a review of the prospective employee's motor vehicle record.


To apply for job ID 50812, submit your materials online by using the Apply Now button at by 11:59 PM EST on February 1, 2022. Need help applying? Visit our recruitment page or contact <>

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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The Nature Conservancy
Description :
The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. Our vision is a world where the diversity of life thrives, and people act to conserve nature for its own sake and its ability to fulfill our needs and enrich our lives. We employee approximately 4,000 employees in 40 countries, including more than 600 scientists, and are working to impact conservation in 69 countries. 
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Direct Employer
Address :
322 Eighth Avenue, 16th floor
New York, NY 10001

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