Charitable Advisors LLC
  • 26-Aug-2019 to 12-Sep-2019
  • - Nature Conservancy of Indiana
  • Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • Full Time

The Indiana Chapter of The Nature Conservancy seeks an Associate Director of Development (ADoD) based in Indianapolis, IN to 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 will 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.

Qualifications
The ideal candidate will have a background and track record of success that includes:
o Bachelor's degree and 5 years related experience or an equivalent combination.
o Experience building and maintaining long-term relationships with fundraising constituents.
o Experience in asking for and closing gifts of $25,000 or more.
o Experience in managing and tracking multiple prospects and donors.
o Experience working with cross-functional teams.
o 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.
o Ability to educate, inform, and inspire prospective and existing donors about appropriate giving vehicles.
o Knowledge of current trends in charitable giving in the areas of capital campaigns, major gifts, or planned giving.
o Proven ability to negotiate high profile or sensitive agreements.
o Working knowledge of the basics of charitable gift planning.

Organization Overview
Founded in 1951, the Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world's toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. We are tackling climate change, conserving lands, waters and oceans at unprecedented scale, providing food and water sustainably and helping make cities more sustainable.  One of our core values is our commitment to diversity. Therefore, we strive for a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Working in 72 countries, including all 50 United States, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners.

To learn more, visit www.nature.org or follow @nature_press on Twitter.

Click the APPLY button for more information and to apply, and use keyword "Indiana" to search for this and other available positions.  Deadline to apply is 11:59 PM EST September 12, 2019. 

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 men and women of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and cultures.



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