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Native Americans in Philanthropy is dedicated to increasing and nurturing Indigenous representation in the philanthropic sector. With that in mind, the opportunities on our Job Board fit one of the following criteria:    

  1. The position is within a philanthropic or nonprofit organization 
  2. The position itself is philanthropic in nature and/or focuses on roles essential to or valued by the philanthropic sector i.e. fundraising, grantmaking, gift processing or development, donor relations, nonprofit management and/or administration, social justice, equity, conservation, etc.  

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NOTE: Positions marked as "Featured" are either Native-focused roles or based at organizations focused on Native communities.

Washington Director of Development

The Nature Conservancy Washington $200,000+
Fundraising/Development Full Time

Job Details


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 Talent playlist on YouTube  or on Glassdoor.  
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 we work. In addition to the requirements in our postings, we recognize that people come with talent and experiences outside of a job. Diversity of experience and skills combined with passion is a key to innovation and a culture of inclusion! Please apply – we’d love to hear from you. To quote myriad TNC staff members, “you’ll join for our mission, and you’ll stay for our people.”


The Washington Director of Development (DOD) is responsible for directing all aspects of a chapter development program or an organization-wide development function that secures significant financial resources from foundations, corporations, and/or individuals to support conservation goals. They establish the vision for areas of responsibility, identify key challenges, develop, and synthesize a plan of action, and deliver targeted outcomes. 
The Director of Development proposes and develops fundraising goals and strategic priorities within the WA Chapter, and leads the development of strategies, plans, and tactics that amplify and support our local-to-global mission. The Director of Development, in addition to raising funds for TNC’s work in Washington, will collaborate with TNC colleagues to secure funding support for our Divisional, Regional, and Global priorities. They direct the development and implementation of a strategic, integrated, and collaborative approach across the organization, including planning communications. They manage long-range strategic priorities, advance the Conservancy’s goals, and communicate an organization-wide vision to donors and other key audiences. They work with programs to establish, monitor, and track measures, lead indicators, and activity level benchmarks in order to achieve maximum success. They lead strategic dialogues with clients and senior-level stakeholders, probing to identify key issues and requirements, negotiating, and developing solutions, and synthesizing a plan of action tailored to audience. They set standards for the program – centering Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice principles in philanthropy practices—while making recommendations to optimize resources throughout the Conservancy. The DoD leads relations with key stakeholders including executive and senior management, internal teams, donors, trustees, and outside service providers to achieve strategic program goals. They will be responsible for reporting on program activities to leadership, including Trustee committees. 
The DoD is responsible for the program’s portfolio of donors and will be responsible for a select group of prospects and donors, the size of the portfolio will be determined in part with consideration for the scope of supervisory responsibility. With key colleagues, they will manage a network of volunteers and/or a development committee or chair.


  • Accountable for fundraising goals of $15 million to $25 million per year through a fundraising department or development program.
  • Broad management responsibility for administrative, professional, and volunteer staff, including recruitment, retaining, training, professional development, establishing clear directions, and setting “stretch” objectives.
  • Conceive, design and direct high-level and interdepartmental projects, coordinating the work of other professionals, managing budget, and ensuring program accountability.
  • Conceive, design, and lead strategic initiatives and goals through collaboration with senior-level stakeholders in order to enhance overall performance in accordance with short and long-term objectives.
  • Spend up to 20% of time as member of WA TNC’s Executive Team, contributing to decisions affecting all WA staff and providing guidance on philanthropy strategy and impacts.
  • Conduct scope of work utilizing WA Equity Statement and WA Statement of Commitment to Indigenous Peoples as guiding documents.
  • Direct or participate in negotiations for complex, high profile or sensitive agreements.
  • Ensure functional program meets commitments and is managed for ethical compliance with TNC policies and procedures, financial standards, and legal requirements.
  • Exercise leadership in strategic and tactical manners, works with fellow leaders to establish and evaluate policies and/or long-term programs.
  • Financial management of program; setting budget and fundraising objectives, analyzing results, and taking corrective actions.
  • Maintain confidentiality of frequently sensitive and emotionally charged information.
  • Strategic decisions may affect public image, impact multiple programs, and bind the organization financially or legally.
  • Travel up to 10-15% in-state and sometimes on short notice, work long hours and occasional weekends.
  • Work environment involves only infrequent exposure to disagreeable elements and minor physical exertion and/or strain.


  • Bachelor’s degree and 9 years related experience, including 3 years working at a senior level.
  • Experience building and maintaining long-term relationships with fundraising constituents such as major donors, foundations and corporations.
  • Experience conceiving and implementing strategic initiatives.
  • Experience delivering financial results through philanthropic giving in a large, complex, not-for-profit environment.
  • Management experience of a large multidisciplinary department-- including campaign planning, execution, and completion.
  • Commitment to living into our WA Equity Statement and Statement of WA Statement of Commitment to Indigenous Peoples as guiding principles.
  • Experience in directly securing principal level (7-figure) gifts.
  • Experience, coursework, or other training in principles, practices, and procedures of relevant field. 


  • Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated.
  • Effectively communicate via presentations, conversations, and documents.  
  • Experience in compassionate management producing excellent philanthropy results.
  • Expert knowledge of current and evolving trends in relevant discipline.
  • Expert understanding of evolving and equity-centered best practices in non-profit management.
  • Knowledge of advanced gift planning concepts.

This description is not designed to be a complete list of all duties and responsibilities required for this job.


Since 1951, The Nature Conservancy has been doing work you can believe in protecting the lands and waters that all life depends on. Through grassroots action, TNC has grown to become 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, we impact conservation throughout the world! 

The Nature Conservancy offers a competitive, comprehensive benefits package including: health care benefits, flexible spending accounts, 401(k) plan including employer match, parental leave, accrued paid time off, life insurance, disability coverage, employee assistance program, other life and work wellbeing benefits. Learn more about our benefits at in the Culture Tab on 

We’re proud to offer a work-environment that is supportive of the health, wellbeing, and flexibility needs of the people we employ!


Salary Information:
An attractive salary and benefits package is part of TNC’s value proposition to our employees. TNC strives to provide competitive pay and bases salaries on the geographic location of the role committing to being equitable across groups and providing hiring salary ranges when possible.

The starting pay range for a candidate selected for this position is generally within the range of $200,000-250,000 for annual base salary. This range only applies to candidates whose country of employment is the USA. Where a successful candidate’s actual pay will fall within this range will be based on a variety of factors, including, for example, the candidate's location, qualifications, specific skills, and experience. Please note countries outside the USA would have a different pay range in the local currency based on the local labor market, and not tied to USA pay or ranges. Your geographic location will be confirmed during the recruitment.


Please apply to Job #54945 at, or apply directly HERE.  Submit required cover letter and resume separately using the upload buttons.  Click “submit” to apply for the position or “save for later” to create a draft application for future submission. Once submitted, applications cannot be revised or edited. Failure to complete required fields may result in your application being disqualified from consideration. If you experience technical issues, please refer to our applicant user guide or contact

Please note that TNC will have a PeopleSoft outage from Thursday, April 4th at 10:30pm EST through Monday, April 8th at 9:00am EST.  During this outage, the application portal will be unavailable for both internal and external candidates.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

This description is not designed to be a complete list of all duties and responsibilities required for this job.

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 successful applicant must meet the requirements of The Nature Conservancy's background screening process.

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An attractive salary and benefits package is part of TNC’s value proposition to our employees. TNC strives to provide competitive pay and bases salaries on the geographic location of the role committing to being equitable across groups and providing hiring salary ranges when possible.

Since we support flexible and remote work for our employees, many positions have a flexible location within countries where we’re registered as a Non-government Organization and established as an employer. This may mean we’re unable to provide a hiring salary range in the posting for some of our positions. However, candidates invited to be part of our interview process will be provided their location specific range upon request.

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