Associate Director of Development (Location negotiable within Wyoming)

The Nature Conservancy
  • Location
    Lander, Wyoming
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Mar 16

Position description

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. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity. Therefore, we are committed to a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Working in 72 countries, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners. To learn more, visit or follow @nature_press on Twitter.

For over 30 years, The Nature Conservancy in Wyoming has worked collaboratively to safeguard our state’s resilient lands, to ensure healthy waters and to secure the future of conservation. We are amid an ambitious $50M Wyoming Wild & Working campaign and seek to hire an experienced and effective fundraising professional.


Position Summary

The ADoD I is responsible for engagement, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of 60-100 current and prospective donors with capacity to make $100,000+ gifts (over three years) to support Wyoming’s priorities, as well as TNC’s regional and global conservation priorities. They are experienced in designing and executing strategies to move new- or membership-level donors to a major gifts level. They will be responsible for direct asks to meet funding needs and will listen for opportunities to secure gifts of assets or other non-cash gifts such as planned gifts and trade lands. They have demonstrated success in developing substantive donor relationships and engaging/supporting natural partners in executing donor strategy. They participate on a fundraising team responsible for raising $3M+ annually through private support in order to meet the chapter’s operating budget.

The ADoD I provides opportunities for donors to receive recognition and increase future giving. They will involve appropriate partners in the field and staff at the Worldwide Office, keeping them apprised of interactions, issues or concerns, and direct questions as appropriate. The ADoD I will be capable of featuring the programs of the Conservancy in broad terms. They may be responsible for volunteer engagement within formal and/or informal networks. The ADoD I will be required to use the Conservancy’s donor database and will participate in the development of proposals.


  • Bachelor’s degree and 5 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 $25,000 or more.
  • Experience in managing and tracking multiple prospects and donors.
  • Experience working with cross-functional teams.
  • Experience, coursework, or other training in fundraising principles and practices.

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