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Deputy Director of Development, Strategic Partnerships and Philanthropy

The Nature Conservancy
Position Profile
 Deputy Director of Development, Strategic Partnerships and Philanthropy
Have you ever asked yourself, “How can I help?” or “How can I make a difference?”, but you don’t know where to go or have the time to do it? Welcome to The Nature Conservancy. You have found the solution and now you can pointedly make a difference every day!
By joining our New York team, you will become part of a group that is a force to be reckoned with; a force for nature, a force for people, and a force for our planet. We are making a difference every day through our boots on the ground conservation work, voices in public policy advocacy, and teaching minds in local cities and communities. This position is an opportunity to work in the world’s largest wealth and influence market to help solve the planet’s most pressing conservation challenges. 
We are looking for an individual with a proven track record in fundraising, who wants to make a difference for nature and people. We appreciate collaborative approaches and encourage innovative ideas and recommendations.  
Working with a dynamic and ambitious team members across New York and across the globe, the Deputy Director of Development, Strategic Partnerships and Philanthropy is responsible for building relationships with communities TNC serves and plans to serve, including community, faith-based, and philanthropic leaders to develop TNC’s equitable conservation, urban conservation, and environmental justice principles and practices into strategies in order to drive philanthropic support. In close partnership with TNC conservation program leaders, this position helps identify and liaise with community partners and influencers positioned to co-create and implement conservation work rooted in equity and environmental justice. They play a critical role on the New York Development Team to ensure communications and strategies incorporate equity and inclusion of all communities TNC serves and/or should serve. They are responsible for a significant portion of direct fundraising, typically with major and principal gift donors and constituents, while embedding equity in TNC’s culture and approach, promoting organizational values.
The ideal candidate will have a background and track record that includes: 
  •    Bachelor’s degree and 9 years of fundraising experience, including 3 years working at a senior level on a development team.
  • Experience conceiving and implementing strategic initiatives.
  • Experience conceiving, developing, and managing multiple projects and strategic goals.
  • Experience developing practices and procedures of relevant field.
  • Experience managing relationships with diverse stakeholders.
  • Experience working in a large, complex, not-for-profit environment.
  • Management experience of a large multidisciplinary department, including planning and delivering budgetary responsibilities.
  • Leadership experience, including the ability to inspire, lead, set objectives.
  • Experience communicating with and presenting to diverse audiences, including but not limited to donors; board members; employees; community-based organizations and organizations with a concentration on Black, Indigenous, all People of Color.
  • Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience.
 If you are interested in doing work you can believe in, want to work in a collaborative environment, and like a great benefits package, please visit and search for job ID #49070 in the keyword search. Applications must be made online. Submit your application, resume, and cover letter (both required) beginning on October 20, 2020 and by 11:59 PM EST on November 15, 2020, to be considered. The location for this position is New York City, NY.
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.