The Director of Development I (DoD) will lead a comprehensive private philanthropy program to support
the Wyoming Business Unit’s conservation priorities and the global organization’s 2030 outcomes. They
are responsible for directing all aspects of critical development functions. This includes but is not
limited to building a robust donor pipeline, managing mid-level and major gifts programs, coordinating
planned giving, spearheading corporate partnerships and engaging private foundations. The DoD will
secure significant financial resources to support the business unit, divisional and organization-wide
They will work toward meeting the strategic priorities of the program by developing and managing plans
and strategies. They are responsible for ensuring the programmatic work is a collaborative and well-integrated
effort within development and across the organization, including organizing internal and
external communications. They focus on long-range strategic priorities, advance the Conservancy’s goals
and communicate a broad vision to others. They manage vendor relationships as needed. They work with
teams to establish and track measures and lead indicators of progress and success. They will lead diverse
activities, develop complex processes, project outcomes and initiate solutions in order to improve
effectiveness. The DoD leverages constructive and effective relationships with a wide range of people,
including senior management, donors, volunteers, public and private sector colleagues and partners
including financial/legal advisors. They will establish a culture of philanthropy within the Wyoming
business unit and enable strong working relationships with their peers in other business units and country
In addition to managing staff, the DoD will be responsible for a select group of major and principal gift
prospects and donors. They may be responsible for volunteer engagement, managing select trustee
relationships, leading the Board Development Committee and contributing to the Board Governance and
Nominations Committee. They will travel frequently and on short notice, and work long hours and
weekends as required. The work environment may involve infrequent exposure to disagreeable elements
and minor physical exertion and/or strain.
Bachelor’s degree and 7 years related experience.
Experience managing, supervising and holding accountable a multidisciplinary team.
Experience asking for and closing major gifts.
Experience building and maintaining long-term relationships with fundraising constituents such as major donors, foundations and corporations.
Experience in planning and delivering budgetary responsibilities.
Multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated.
Effective training skills.
Effectively communicates via presentations, conversations, and documents.
Experience in managing a geographically dispersed team.
Expert knowledge of current and evolving trends in major gifts giving and solicitation.
Knowledge of advanced gift planning concepts
About The Nature Conservancy
The Nature Conservancy’s mission is to protect the lands and waters upon which all life depends. As a
science-based organization, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest
challenges so that we can create a world in which people and nature thrive. We’re rooted in our Mission
and guided by our Values, which includes a Commitment to Diversity and Respect for People,
Communities, and Cultures. Whether it’s career development, flexible schedules, or a rewarding
mission, there’s lots of reasons to love life #insideTNC. Want a better insight to TNC? Check out our TNC
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Our goal is to cultivate an inclusive work environment so that all our colleagues around the globe feel a
sense of belonging, and that their unique contributions to our mission are valued. We know we’ll only
achieve our Mission by hiring and engaging a diverse workforce that reflects the communities in which