Job Title: Associate Director of Gift Planning-Pacific Northwest
Organization Name: The Nature Conservancy
Organization Type: Conservation & the Environment

Job Description:
Oregon or Washington; other locations in the Pacific NW Region negotiable The Nature Conservancy is currently seeking an Associate Director of Gift Planning responsible for raising funds through outright, blended and planned gifts while working with our chapter leadership and fundraising staff in the Pacific Northwest, including Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Hawaii. Job location is flexible within this region, but preference given to Oregon and Washington. The Nature Conservancy has a world-class gift planning team that raised more than $216M last year, closed over 1,800 commitments, and is responsible for a significant campaign fundraising goal towards our current multi-billion global campaign.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 8 years related experience.
  • Experience building and maintaining long-term relationships with constituents such as HNW donors and prospects and donors capable of giving noncash and complex assets.
  • Experience in asking for, negotiating and closing outright, blended and planned gifts of $100,000 or more.
  • Experience in managing and tracking multiple prospects and donors.
  • Experience working with fundraising principles and practices.
  • Experience using communication and presentation skills, and experience working with boards.
  • Experience, coursework or other training in current and evolving trends in charitable giving, particularly in the areas of capital campaigns, major and planned gifts.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

  • Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience are appreciated.
  • Ability to inspire, motivate and marshal resources. Strong interpersonal skills, including ability to positively influence and persuade.
  • Ability to design and implement fundraising strategies, including cultivation, solicitation and recognition strategies.
  • Ability to determine an individual’s interests, capacity and potential for helping the Conservancy meet its goals, and act appropriately to tie those interests with the Conservancy’s work.
  • Ability to educate and inform prospective and existing donors about appropriate giving vehicles. • Ability to qualify donors & prepare planned gifts proposals; design cover letters for proposals; and identify options for donors.
  • Advanced knowledge of complex charitable gift planning.
  • 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.
How to Apply:
Visit www.nature.org/careers and apply online with cover letter & resume to job #46292 or apply directly through https://apply here. All resumes and required cover letters must be submitted through The Nature Conservancy’s online application system. The application deadline is March 31, 2018 at 11:59pm EST. If you experience technical problems with the site or application process, please contact [email protected] and include the job opening ID.