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The Nature Conservancy Director of Development, Global Indigenous People and Local Communities - 51766 in Seattle, Washington

Description OFFICE LOCATION Location negotiable within the United States #PDN #LI-POST #LI-REMOTE WHO WE ARE Founded in 1951, the Nature Conservancy (TNC) is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science and grounded by local and Indigenous knowledge, we work with partners to create innovative, place-based solutions to our world's toughest challenges. We are tackling climate change, conserving lands, waters and oceans at unprecedented scale, providing food and water sustainably so that people and nature can thrive. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity. Therefore, we strive for a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Working in over 72 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. To obtain lasting conservation, TNC is actively involving people and partners linked to the natural systems we seek to protect, and our goal though our Indigenous Led Conservation is to center the voices of Indigenous Peoples and local communities (IPLCs) in what we do. Around the globe, IPLCs have long protected their lands and waters in reciprocity with nature, often guided by deep connections to place, culture and ways of knowing. When opportunities arise and we are invited to collaborate, we work in partnership with IPLCs to support their visions, learn from their stewardship experiences, and amplify their leadership in conserving lands, waters and ways of life. TNC believes a thriving future for people and nature is possible when IPLCs shape conservation decisions. YOUR POSITION WITH TNC The Director of Development (DoD) for Global IPLC will work towards meeting the strategic priorities of TNC's community-led conservation strategies including the work in the Emerald Edge and Local communities work in North America and around the world by conceiving, developing and managing a development program to secure significant financial resources for IPLC priorities. A major focus will be to cultivate, grow, and manage a donor base through discovery work in new donor audiences and work within an excellent fundraising team with a long-term goal of sustainable private financing for global IPLC conservation. The location for this position is negotiable within the U.S. and direct experience with and access to IPLCs is highly desired. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS The DoD for Global IPLC is externally and internally focused on long-rage fundraising priorities for IPLC conservation strategies. They cultivate, grow, and manage a donor base through discovery work in new donor audiences and work within a highly-matrixed fundraising team. The DoD will socialize the programs' initiatives to VIP audiences internal to TNC and partnering with fundraisers throughout the organization to support their work with donors that support and/or are interested i