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Indiana Associate Director of Development

Job Location

Fort Wayne or Indianapolis, Indiana


Type of Job



minimum $66,400 annually

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Published Date

Mar 27, 2023

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The Indiana Chapter of The Nature Conservancy seeks an Associate Director of Development (ADoD) based in Indianapolis, IN to implement and coordinate effective multi-year strategies and plans for gift prospects, including corporate, foundation, and/or individual donors. The ADoD will build a portfolio of qualified donors, develop strong donor strategies, and build lasting donor relationships. They will effectively communicate the programs of the Conservancy in broad terms and will engage donors through a variety of methods, such as meetings, presentations, events, and field trips. The ADoD will be responsible for direct asks to both global and local priorities to meet the funding needs of the Indiana Chapter and other Conservancy programs; and listen for opportunities for gifts of assets or other non-cash gifts, such as planned gifts and trade lands. They will use the Conservancy’s donor database, develop donor proposals, and involve appropriate partners and staff, keeping them apprised of interactions, issues, or concerns, as appropriate.


The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree and 5 years of related experience; or equivalent combination. They will have experience soliciting and closing major gifts; building and maintaining long-term relationships with fundraising constituents; and working with cross-functional teams. Knowledge of the principles, practices, and procedures of charitable giving, particularly in the areas of capital campaigns, major gifts, and planned giving is a must.


This is a full-time position based at a home office in the Fort Wayne, Indiana area (preferable) or our office in Indianapolis, Indiana. The estimated starting salary for this position is dependent on qualifications, experience, and location. Starting salary for the Fort Wayne area is approximately $66,400; starting salary for the Indianapolis area is approximately $73,000.

For a complete position description, visit use keyword “Indiana” to search for and apply to this position by 11:59 pm EDT April 21, 2023.

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