The Nature Conservancy

Associate Director of Development, Aotearoa New Zealand

The Nature Conservancy

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Applications Close - End of Day: 25-12-2019

$87K to $138K

New Zealand

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Founded in 1951, The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is a global conservation organisation 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 74 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, or follow @nature_press on Twitter.

The Nature Conservancy offers competitive compensation, superannuation or savings-plan matching for eligible employees, excellent benefits, flexible work policies and a collaborative work environment. We also provide professional development opportunities and promote from within. As a result, you will find a culture that supports and inspires conservation achievement and personal development, both within the workplace and beyond.

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 people of diverse 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, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.


The Associate Director of Development (ADoD) will report to the Aotearoa New Zealand Programme’s Director of Development. They will work closely with TNC Relationship Managers (RMs) around the world and manage a portfolio of donors based in Aotearoa NZ to secure gifts, grants and pledges from high net worth individual, foundation and corporate donors (as well as possibly government agencies) who have the capacity to make transformational gifts towards TNC’s conservation priorities within Aotearoa NZ, as well as other strategic geographies around the world—with a focus on the Pacific.


The ADoD will be responsible for managing a portfolio of qualified donors and developing relationships. They will be responsible both for supporting RMs in making asks and making direct asks themselves to both global and local priorities to meet funding needs. They will understand and apply principles of developing donor strategies. They will listen for opportunities for gifts of assets or other non-cash gifts, such as planned gifts. The ADoD will provide opportunities for donors to receive recognition and increase future giving. They will involve appropriate partners across TNC’s relevant offices, keeping them apprised of interactions, issues or concerns, and direct questions as appropriate. They will be capable of talking about TNC programmes in broad terms. The ADoD will use and update TNC’s donor database and participate in the development of proposals, reports and updates. They may organise strategic events to steward current donors and cultivate new prospects. They may undertake prospect research. They may also be responsible for volunteer engagement within formal and/or informal networks.


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  • Wellington or Auckland, Aotearoa NZ, are the preferred locations for this position.
  • TNC would be prepared to consider supporting working visas or residency for the right candidate.
  • Kiwisaver: TNC will pay 3% if the employee signs up with 3%. After a year of service TNC will match contribution up to 8% of employee contribution.
  • Supplemental Health Insurance: employee pays 20% and TNC pays 80% of the premium.
  • Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment insurance: each at 2 times your base annual salary.
  • Long Term Disability Insurance: 60% of pay period earnings.



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