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Director of Development, Arizona Chapter - The Nature Conservancy - Phoenix, Arizona preferred, would consid, AZ - EXPIRED

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Company: The Nature Conservancy

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What We Can Achieve Together:
Arizona’s Director of Development (DoD) is responsible for directing all aspects of one or more development functions, which will secure significant financial resources to support conservation goals. Development functions may be a chapter development program or an individual giving, planned giving, foundation relations, and/or corporate giving program.
The Director of Development will work towards meeting the strategic priorities of the program by conceiving, developing, and managing plans and strategies. Working with the Arizona State Director, they focus on long-range strategic priorities, advance the Conservancy’s goals, and communicate a broad vision to others. They establish and monitor activity level benchmarks and measures of success. Position will manage the development and implementation of a strategic, integrated, and collaborative approach to maximize success, including organizing communications. They facilitate strategic dialogues with clients and senior-level stakeholders, probing to identify key issues and requirements, negotiating and developing solutions, and synthesizing a plan of action tailored to audience. They will direct diverse activities, develop complex practices and processes, project outcomes, and initiate changes in order to improve effectiveness. The DoD will manage priority vendor relationships and works closely with and manages relations with key stakeholders including senior management, internal teams, donors, and volunteers to achieve program goals. They may be responsible for presenting analysis and recommendations to the Board of Directors committees.
The DoD will be responsible for a select group of prospects and donors. The size of the portfolio will be determined in part with consideration for the scope of supervisory responsibility. They may be responsible for volunteer engagement and managing selected trustee relationships. They may travel frequently and on short notice and may work long hours and weekends.  The work environment may involve infrequent exposure to disagreeable elements and minor physical exertion and/or strain.

Accountable for fundraising goals of $3.5 million to $9 million a year through a fundraising department or development program. Reporting to the Arizona State Director, the Director of Development is also a member of Arizona’s leadership team consisting of 5 other directors. Position manages a team of 6-8 employees.   
Preferred location is Phoenix, Arizona (will consider other locations in Arizona).  

We’re Looking for You:
If you have experience supervising a multidisciplinary team, closing major gifts, and working in a complex non-profit environment - look no further! The Nature Conservancy may be the place for you. We’re looking for someone who can serve on our leadership team and direct all aspects of one or more development functions. Apply today and find a career where you can find meaning and purpose.

What You’ll Bring:
Bachelor’s degree and 8 years related experience, including experience working at a senior level.  
Experience asking for and closing major gifts.
Experience building and maintaining long-term relationships with fundraising constituents such as major donors, foundations and corporations.
Experience in planning and delivering budgetary responsibilities.
Experience managing and supervising a multidisciplinary team.  
Experience working in a large, complex, not-for-profit environment.  

8 – 10 years’ fundraising experience at a high level.
Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated.
Advanced understanding of best practices in non-profit management.
Expert knowledge of current and evolving trends in major gifts giving and solicitation and capital campaigns.
Proven success in asking for and closing major gifts and building and maintaining long-term relationships with fundraising constituents such as major donors, foundations and corporations.
Possesses a working and effective understanding of the basics of charitable gift planning; knowledge of more advanced gift planning concepts a plus.
Effectively communicate via presentations, conversations, and documents.  
Experience managing a geographically dispersed team.
Expert knowledge of current and evolving trends in major gifts giving and solicitation.
Proficiency in synthesizing materials from multiple sources into a coherent and accurate summary.

What We Bring:
Since 1951, The Nature Conservancy has been doing work you can believe in protecting the lands and waters that all life depends on. Through grassroots action, TNC has grown to become one of the most effective and wide-reaching environmental organizations in the world. Thanks to more than 1 million members, over 400 scientists, and the dedicated efforts of our diverse staff, we impact conservation throughout the world!

The Nature Conservancy offers a competitive, comprehensive benefits package including: health care benefits, flexible spending accounts, 401(k) plan including employer match, parental leave, accrued paid time off, life insurance, disability coverage, employee assistance program, other life and work wellbeing benefits. Learn more about our benefits at in the Culture Tab on nature.org/careers.

We’re proud to offer a work-environment that is supportive of the health, wellbeing, and flexibility needs of the people we employ!

Next Steps:
For more information and to apply for job ID 52589, submit your current resume and a cover letter online by using the Apply Now button at https://careers.nature.org/. Need help applying? Visit our recruitment page or contact [email protected].