Associate Director of Philanthropy

Website The Nature Conservancy

Who We Are

The mission of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is to conserve the lands and waters upon which all life depends. As a science-based organization, we develop innovative, on-the-ground solutions to the world’s toughest environmental challenges so that people and nature can thrive. Our work is guided by our values, which include a commitment to diversity and respect for people, communities, and cultures.

From a rewarding mission to career development and flexible schedules, there are many reasons to love life #insideTNC. Want to know more? Check out our TNC Talent playlist on YouTube to hear stories from staff or visit Glassdoor.One of TNC’s primary goals is to cultivate an inclusive work environment so that employees around the globe have a sense of belonging and feel that their unique contributions are valued. We know we’ll only achieve our mission by hiring and engaging a diverse staff that reflects the communities in which we work.

Recognizing that people bring talent and skills that have been developed outside the scope of a job, we take a holistic approach to recruitment that considers life experience in addition to the professional requirements listed in our postings. Please apply – we’d love to hear from you. To quote a popular saying at TNC, “you’ll join for the mission, and you’ll stay for the people.”


What We Can Achieve Together

The Associate Director of Philanthropy (ADoP) works for the Oregon Business Unit and closely with the Oregon philanthropy team to implement and coordinate effective multi-year strategies and plans for prospective donors at the local to global level, primarily individual donors but also some corporate and foundation donors.

The ADoP in Oregon is responsible for building a portfolio of qualified donors and developing relationships. They understand and apply the principles of developing donor strategies as well as qualifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding donors. They are responsible for making direct asks for both local and global priorities to meet funding needs, develop a donor portfolio, and identify/steward estate commitments. They develop proposals and strategies to support equitable partnerships and outcomes. They feature the programs of the Conservancy broadly at the local and global level in terms that inspire significant support. They listen for opportunities and solicit gifts of assets or other non-cash gifts, such as planned gifts and gifts of real estate. They involve appropriate colleagues in the Oregon Business Unit and staff at TNC’s Worldwide Office to accurately convey Conservancy priorities and achievements and to build funding proposals. They are responsible for trustee and volunteer engagement within formal and/or informal networks, including building invitation lists for events and field trips and are required to use the Conservancy’s donor database to track plans and progress.

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