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Associate Campaign Director

Seattle WA

Job ID: 45412


The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working to make a positive impact for people and nature around the world in 69 countries, all 50 United States, major US cities and in your neighborhood. 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 www.nature.org/aboutus to learn more.

The Nature Conservancy offers competitive compensation, 401k or savings-plan matching for eligible employees, excellent benefits, flexible work policies and a collaborative work environment. We also provide professional development opportunities and promote from within. As a result, you will find a culture that supports and inspires conservation achievement and personal development, both within the workplace and beyond.



The Associate Campaign Director leads the coordinated effort of The Nature Conservancy in Washington’s $160 million, five-year comprehensive fundraising campaign, executing Campaign Plan strategies in partnership with philanthropy staff and volunteer leaders to raise the philanthropic dollars necessary to achieve our conservation goals.



The Associate Campaign Director will direct and drive all aspects of the philanthropic campaign working collaboratively with the conservation program leads, the philanthropy team, the marketing team, and the Board of Trustees. They will manage processes and analyze information to achieve results, improve workflow, and solve problems. They will report to leadership on activities and results.

The Associate Campaign Director will support the campaign committee, provide resources for donor prospect moves and solicitations, direct internal and external campaign engagement and communications, and integrate Washington's campaign with The Nature Conservancy's ongoing global campaign. They will manage a select portfolio of major donors and prospects with $100k+ potential. The Associate Campaign Director will be an expert in the systems and resources utilized by the team and contribute to system enhancements. They will keep up-to-date on fundraising best practices and market trends in order to improve philanthropic outcomes. The Associate Campaign Director works in close coordination with Conservancy staff, donors, Trustees, and vendors. They will manage diverse tasks, analyze situations, evaluate alternatives, project outcomes, and implement solutions in order to improve effectiveness.



Manage the Fundraising Campaign:

Ensure volunteers and staff are working collaboratively towards the campaign goals

Work with trustees and volunteers to engage in identification, strategy and solicitation of prospects/donors

Manage Campaign Plan and track success towards milestones

Work with campaign counsel and Director of Philanthropy to identify gaps and develop solutions

Develop and implement new initiatives that will ensure department and organization-wide goals and strategies are achieved.

Utilize proven campaign practices to implement campaign

Accountable for strategic goals related to fundraising campaigns

Serve as a resource and collaborator on the philanthropy team


May supervise staff

Act independently and in supervisor’s stead as needed, exercise independent judgment to identify and solve problems.

Manage a small portfolio of donors

Builds and manages a portfolio of 15 – 25 donors, including donors with the capacity to give over $250,000, once the portfolio is developed. Responsible for ensuring personal visits and other significant interactions are completed for all managed donors on a regular basis. Annual fundraising goal of $250,000 or more, along with a goal for bequest notifications.



Decisions may bind the organization financially or legally.

Demonstrate sensitivity in handling confidential information.

Ensure programmatic commitments, TNC policies and procedures, financial standards, and legal requirements are met and managed for compliance.

Financial responsibility includes assisting with the development of a budget, working within a budget, and negotiating and contracting with vendors.

Manage and implement multiple projects, including managing budget, setting deadlines and ensuring accountability.


Work environment and schedule:

Travel occasionally, work long and flexible hours as needed.

Work environment involves only infrequent exposure to disagreeable elements and minor physical exertion and/or strain.

Work is diversified and may not always fall under established practices and guidelines.



In your resume and cover letter, please address how you meet the following minimum qualifications and preferred knowledge, skills and experience:

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

Demonstrated experience managing a multi-year fundraising campaign with an overall goal greater than $20 million.

Experience working with trustees in a fundraising setting.

Experience working with donors to secure 6- and 7-figure philanthropic gifts.

Experience managing and implementing multiple projects.

Experience working with cross-functional teams.

Supervisory experience, including setting objectives and managing performance.



Ability to work in partnership with others in a collaborative or advisory role.

Demonstrated ability to communicate verbally, visually and in writing for various audiences.

Experience developing, managing, and implementing goals, plans, and complex processes.

Advanced knowledge in current and evolving fundraising database technology.

Knowledge of current and evolving trends in non-profit fundraising.

Strong organization, planning, and problem solving skills.

Proficient in interpreting guidelines and manipulating, analyzing, and interpreting data.

Successful experience managing and implementing strategic program goals.



Apply online https://www.nature.org/about-us/careers/index.htm to position number 45412, submit resume (required) and cover letter separately using the upload buttons. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on 5/31/2017.

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Posted May 11, 2017

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