· Bachelor’s degree and 5 years related experience or an equivalent combination.
· Experience, coursework or other training in fundraising principles and practices.
· 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 diverse cross-functional teams.
· 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 implement and manage fundraising plans, including individualized cultivation, solicitation and recognition plans.
· Working knowledge of the basics of charitable gift planning and current trends in the areas of capital campaigns, major gifts or planned giving.
· Proven ability to negotiate high profile or sensitive agreements.
· Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross cultural experience are appreciated.
Since its founding in 1951, The Nature Conservancy has protected more than 119 million acres of land and 5,000 miles of rivers worldwide. With the support of more than one million members, the Conservancy addresses the most pressing threats to our natural world. Through important and strategic partnerships, we are expanding the impact of our work, finding creative ways to fund that bigger vision and building long-term relationships with communities, government agencies and commercial businesses to conserve natural resources at a new scale. Please visit http://www.nature.org/careers to learn more about our organization. Submit your cover letter and resume for position number 45252 by 11:59pm ET on May 1,2017.
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 all genders, 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,
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