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Rhode Island Assistant Director of Philanthropy

Company: The Nature Conservancy
Date Posted: February 6, 2018

Become a force for nature and a healthy planet by joining the Rhode Island team! Since 1989, the Rhode Island Chapter has completed more than 460 conservation projects, protecting over 33,000 acres.  We partner with local land trusts, federal and state agencies and many individuals to protect our state's natural areas, restoring the health of our rivers, streams and coastal waters, and inspiring a new generation of environmental leaders. This new position is an exceptional career opportunity for a highly motivated, capable, individual interested in joining the world's leading conservation organization. Works closely with the Director of Philanthropy to play a critical role in managing a team of seasoned, collaborative and results-oriented professionals to raise financial support for our conservation priorities.


We are seeking an energetic and dedicated professional with proven success in relational philanthropy and the capacity to embrace and effectively communicate the Conservancy's mission. Our ideal candidate will have experience, sincere interest and pleasure in developing and managing fundraising talent in professional staff and volunteers and will lead by example as an active fundraiser with personal responsibility for managing donor relationships. They will motivate, coach, and encourage growth and strategic creativity.

The ideal candidate will have a background and track record that includes: 

• Experience in asking for and closing gifts of $50,000 or more.
• Experience building and maintaining long-term relationships with fundraising constituents.
• Expert communication skills to discuss and convey the priorities of the Conservancy
• Experience working with cross-functional teams, preferably in a large non-profit.
• Expert knowledge of current and evolving trends in philanthropy.
• Multi-cultural and cross cultural and multilingual experience appreciated

With the support of more than one million members, the Conservancy addresses the most pressing threats to people and nature, working in wild places and in human settled areas including cities.  Since its founding in 1951, The Nature Conservancy has protected more than 119 million acres of land and 5,000 miles of rivers worldwide. Through important and strategic partnerships, we are expanding the impact of our work, finding creative ways to pursue our vision of a world where people and nature thrive together, and building long-term relationships with communities and community organizations, government agencies, and commercial businesses. We create partnerships to apply nature based solutions to both climate change and the meeting of human needs while conserving natural resources at a new scale.

If you are interested in working to save the planet, want to work in a collaborative environment, and like a great benefits package, then please visit http://www.nature.org/careers to learn more. Submit your cover letter and resume for position number 46145 by 11:59 pm ET on February 18, 2018. Please note that the position will be located in Providence, RI.

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 orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status or other status protected by law.