Director of Development, Global Climate (55022)

at The Nature Conservancy in Wilmington, Delaware, United States

Job Description


The Director has an opportunity to grow the donor base for Climate priorities at TNC and works within an excellent fundraising team and infrastructure. The Director is externally and internally focused with two main responsibilities. First, they are responsible for growing our climate prospect pipeline and for continuing to maintain a portfolio of prospective donors. Second, they are responsible for socializing the Climate initiatives to VIP audiences internal to the Conservancy and coordinating, networking, partnering with fundraisers internally to assist work with donors that support and/or are interested in Climate. The DoD is a member of the Global Priorities Development Team (within Principal Gifts) and as part of the Global Tackle Climate Change Leadership Team. The Director reports directly to the Director of Global Priorities Development and works very closely with the Global Managing Director for Climate, Managing Director for Climate Programs, and the rest of the Climate leadership team. This position also manages the Associate Director of Development for Global Climate.

Specifically, the Director is responsible for designing, building and executing a private philanthropic fundraising plan for the Conservancy’s Global Climate priorities. The Director will manage and grow a donor portfolio while also supporting fundraisers throughout the organization to ultimately raise at least $10 Million in gifts and pledges annually for the Global Tackle Climate Change Team. There is a focus on raising flexible funding to support TNC’s global Climate Priorities and the work the Global TCC team manages. The Director will motivate the efforts of a multi-disciplinary team of staff and volunteers in activities related to donor identification, cultivation, and solicitation. In some cases, the Director will be the relationship manager and in other cases an active team member with fundraisers across TNC. The Director will serve as a liaison with the principal gifts fundraising team and network, the global priority development team, as well as other key relationship managers and senior conservation staff to build the best and most robust donor strategies and solicitations. This will help ensure we represent and communicate the synergies between all of the global priority areas to our donors – what we call One-Conservancy. Also, working with fundraising colleagues and the Global TCC team, the Director will help prioritize strategic development engagement at world stage events, including CoP and New York Climate Week.


At TNC we strive to embody a philosophy of Work that You Can Believe in, where you can feel like you are making a difference every day. We’re looking for someone who can serve as a fundraising leader, helping develop donor strategies and meet fundraising needs while being a key member of the Conservancy’s team. Collaboration, clear communication, building strong relationships and navigating complexities are key in this role. Come join TNC and apply today!


Since 1951, TNC has been doing work you can believe in. Through grassroots action, we have grown from a small non-profit into one of the most effective and wide-reaching environmental organizations in the world. Thanks to more than 1 million members, over 400 scientists, and the dedicated efforts of our diverse staff and partners, we impact conservation around the world!

TNC offers competitive and comprehensive benefits packages tailored to the individual countries where we work. These may include health care benefits, retirement benefits, parental leave, paid time off, life insurance, and disability coverage as well as an employee assistance program and other life and well-being benefits. Learn more about our benefits on our Culture Tab on

We’re proud to offer a flexible work environment that supports the health and well-being of the people we employ.


This position may be based in any country where TNC has an established entity, taking into consideration legal restrictions, such as non-national ratios and immigration processing times. For U.S. based applicants only, the starting pay range for this position is generally within the range of $128,950 – $190,200 for annual base salary and is based on location, qualifications, specific skills, and experience. This range only applies to candidates whose country of employment is the USA. For all other applicants, pay ranges will be in local currency, the pay range will be based on the local labor market, and not tied to the above pay range. Your geographic location will be confirmed during the recruitment and used to determine your actual pay range. Additionally, for all applicants, actual pay will fall within a range based on a variety of factors including, for example, the candidate’s qualifications, specific skills, and experience.

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Job Posting: 1261284

Posted On: Apr 19, 2024

Updated On: May 19, 2024

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