Major Gift Officer (TNC)

The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working to make a positive impact around the world in 72 countries, all 50 United States, and your backyard.  Founded in 1951, our mission is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. One of our core values is our commitment to a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce.  Visit www.nature.org/aboutus to learn more.

Become a force for nature and a healthy planet by joining the Pennsylvania Chapter’s Development Team!  This position will play an essential role in growing and managing a portfolio of major gift donors/prospects. The Major Gift Officer will develop effective multi-year strategies for these corporate, foundation and individual supporters. They are responsible for raising dollars to support key conservation in Pennsylvania; North America and global priorities; as well as securing new bequests.

We are looking for a capable individual to serve as the chapter fundraising lead for the Philadelphia Urban Conservation Program and will work closely with the urban team. The Urban Conservation Program works to improve the quality of life for residents in Philadelphia using nature-based solutions by reducing storm water runoff, reducing heat island effect, improving air quality and increasing access to nature for all residents in the city. Our work is done with environmental justice and social justice in mind. The ideal candidate will have a background and track record that includes:

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and 6 years related experience or an equivalent combination.
  • Experience building and maintaining long-term relationships with funding constituents.
  • Experience in asking for and closing gifts of $50,000 or more.
  • Experience in managing and tracking multiple prospects and donors.
  • Experience working with cross-functional teams, preferably in a large non-profit.
  • Experience working with fundraising principles and practices.
  • Experience, coursework, or other training in current trends in charitable giving in the areas of capital campaigns, major gifts or planned giving.

How to Apply

With the support of more than one million members, the Conservancy addresses the most pressing threats to people and nature, working in wild places and in human settled areas including cities.  Since its founding in 1951, The Nature Conservancy has protected more than 119 million acres of land and 5,000 miles of rivers worldwide. Through important and strategic partnerships, we are expanding the impact of our work, finding creative ways to pursue our vision of a world where people and nature thrive together, and building long-term relationships with communities and community organizations, government agencies, and commercial businesses. We create partnerships to apply nature based solutions to both climate change and the meeting of human needs while conserving natural resources at a new scale.

If you are interested in working to save the planet, want to work in a collaborative environment, and like a great benefits package, visit https://nature.org/careers/ for more information and submit your cover letter and resume for position number 46586 by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on Sunday, July 8th, 2018.  

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 and 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, protected veteran status, or other status protected by law.


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  • Elizabeth Ghormley
    published this page in Job Board 2018-06-12 13:43:12 -0400