Associate Director of Development

Associate Director of Development

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The Associate Director of Development I (ADoD I) works closely with the development team to implement and coordinate effective multi-year strategies and plans for individual gift prospects and family foundations.

The Associate Director of Development I is responsible for cultivating and building a portfolio of qualified donors and developing relationships through meetings, trips, events, and other activities.  They conduct exploratory meetings with donors and prospects to determine capacity for giving and cultivate relationships with donors at a personal level. They will be responsible for direct fundraising asks to support both global and local priorities. They listen for opportunities for gifts of assets or other non-cash gifts, such as planned gifts and trade lands. The ADoD I provides opportunities for donors to receive recognition and increase future giving. They will execute logistics for and lead field trips and other strategic events to actively engage donor prospects.  They can feature the programs of the Conservancy in broad terms. They may be responsible for volunteer engagement within formal and/or informal networks. The ADoD I will be required to use the Conservancy’s donor database and may participate in the development of proposals. They will travel frequently and on short notice, work long and flexible hours as needed. The work environment may involve infrequent exposure to disagreeable elements and minor physical exertion and/or strain.


  • Bachelor’s degree and 5 years related experience or an equivalent combination.
  • Experience building and maintaining long-term relationships with fundraising constituents.
  • Experience in asking for and closing gifts of $25,000 or more.
  • Experience in managing and tracking multiple prospects and donors.
  • Experience working with cross-functional teams.
  • Experience, coursework, or other training in fundraising principles and practices.
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable means of transportation
Location: California
Organization: The Nature Conservancy
Deadline: September 10, 2022
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