Indiana, Associate Director of Development

The Nature Conservancy

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The Indiana Associate Director of Development (ADoD) will implement and coordinate effective multi-year strategies and plans for gift prospects, including corporate, foundation, and/or individual donors. The ADoD will build a portfolio of qualified donors, develop strong donor strategies, and build lasting donor relationships. They will effectively communicate the programs of the Conservancy in broad terms and engage donors through a variety of methods, such as meetings, presentations, events, and field trips. The ADoD will be responsible for direct asks to both global and local priorities to meet the funding needs of the Indiana Chapter and other Conservancy programs; and listen for opportunities for gifts of assets or other non-cash gifts, such as planned gifts and trade lands. They will use the Conservancy’s donor database, develop donor proposals, and involve appropriate partners and staff, keeping them apprised of interactions, issues, or concerns, as appropriate.

The ADoD will manage a portfolio of 75 - 125 donors, including donors with the capacity to give over $100,000 once the portfolio is developed.


This is a full-time position based at a home office in the Fort Wayne, Indiana area (preferred) or our Indianapolis, Indiana office. The starting pay range for this position is generally within $68,400 - $80,700 annually, based on a variety of factors, including the candidate's location, qualifications, specific skills, experience, and internal equity.



Starting at $68400



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