Sr. Associate Director of Philanthropy, Alaska Chapter (TNC)

About Us

The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working to make a positive impact around the world in more than 60 countries, all 50 United States, and your backyard. Founded in 1951, the mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity - therefore we are committed to a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Visit to learn more.

About the Position

Become a force for nature and a healthy planet! The Sr. Associate Director of Philanthropy is a key element of the Alaska fundraising team, delivering on ten-year fundraising plan goals to achieve our conservation mission.  As a senior member of our five-person team, this position helps shape team priorities and develop winning strategies for fundraising outside of Alaska. With support from a researcher, the Sr. ADOP works with fundraisers and donors across the country to build and manage a robust major gift portfolio. 


If you have a record of major gift fundraising success, superlative communication and relationship-building skills and great self-motivation, then let’s talk!    


Minimum Required Qualifications:

Ideal Qualifications:

·  Bachelor’s degree and 6 years related experience or an equivalent combination. 

·  Experience building and maintaining long-term relationships with fundraising 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. 

·  Valid driver's license.

·  Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated.

·  Ability to design and manage fundraising plans, including individualized cultivation, solicitation and recognition plans.

·  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.

·  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.

·  Working knowledge of charitable gift planning.


The desired start date is December 15, 2019 with initial interviews expected to be held the week of November 18, 2019.

To Apply

If you are interested in protecting a world in which people and nature thrive, want to work in a collaborative environment, and like a great benefits package, please visit and search for job ID # 48112 in the keyword search. Submit your cover letter and resume (both are required) by 7:59 PM Alaska (11:59 PM Eastern) on November 4, 2019 to be considered.


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 orientations, gender identities, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.

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