Associate Director of Development II

The Nature Conservancy

San Francisco, California

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details Competitive
Deadline Apr 13, 2020
Required Experience 2 - 6 years

About Us

The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working to make a positive impact around the world in more than 70 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.

Position Summary

The Associate Director of Development will work closely with the development team to plan, implement and coordinate effective multi-year strategies that inspire significant major gifts from individual donors. They will be responsible for managing a portfolio of qualified donors and building strong relationships with them on behalf of the Conservancy. The Associate Director will need to understand and apply complex principles of developing donor strategies, and will be responsible for direct solicitations on behalf of our local and global teams and programs. In partnership with our Communications and Finance teams, the Associate Director will also play a pivotal role in proposal development and budgeting for specific funding opportunities. This is a role well suited for a self-starting, highly motivated and independent professional who is eager to work in partnership with a strong global development team while engaging with our donor community throughout the Bay Area region.


  • 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.

If you are interested in doing work you can believe in, want to work in a collaborative environment please visit and search for job ID #48650 in the keyword search. Applications must be submitted online. Submit your application by 11:59 PM EST on April 13, 2020. 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 diverse people of all genders, 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 or veteran status or other status protected by law.

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