Deputy Director of Philanthropy job at The Nature Conservancy

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Job Category: Administrative
Job Type: Full-Time
Deadline of this Job:  18 October 2021
Duty Station:  Dar es Salaam
Posted: 04-10-2021
Job Description

Vacancy title:
Deputy Director of Philanthropy

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Nonprofit, and NGO , Category: Management ]

Jobs at:

The Nature Conservancy

Deadline of this Job:
18 October 2021  

Duty Station:
Within Tanzania , Dar es Salaam , East Africa

Date Posted: Monday, October 04, 2021 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to the world's toughest challenges so that people and nature can thrive together. Working in 79 countries, including all 50 states, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners. To learn more, visit or follow us on Instagram, or Facebook.
Grounded in our mission and guided by our values — which include a commitment to diversity and a respect for people, communities, and cultures — we at The Nature Conservancy can only achieve our mission with a workforce that reflects the communities in which we work. We strive to cultivate an inclusive work environment in which all our colleagues around the world feel safe, welcome, and valued for their unique talents and contributions.
TNC’s Connecticut Chapter offers competitive compensation, excellent benefits, a 401 (k) retirement plan with employer matching contribution for eligible employees, summer hours, and a collaborative work environment. We prioritize professional development and promote from within. We also know how to have fun, with planned and impromptu social time with colleagues, including a beach day, hike day, mini golf competition, and family ski night. You will find a culture here at TNC that both inspires conservation achievement and supports personal growth, in the workplace and beyond.
Whether it’s career development, work/life balance, or a rewarding mission, there are lots of reasons to love life at TNC.
The Deputy Director of Philanthropy works closely and directly with the Director of Philanthropy (DOP) to create, lead and implement a comprehensive philanthropy program that secures financial resources from individuals, foundations and corporations to support the conservation goals of TNC at a state, national and global level.

The Deputy Director of Philanthropy will lead an efficient and effective philanthropy operations team that includes gift processing, research, events, metrics, data analysis, and budgeting. They will work towards meeting the strategic priorities of the philanthropy program by developing and coordinating plans and related tactics and overseeing day-to-day tasks. The Deputy Director provides advice, guidance, and oversees training, professional development and team effectiveness. They will serve as team leader for the enhancement of systems and tools used by the team. They will lead diverse activities, develop complex processes, project outcomes, and initiate solutions in order to improve effectiveness. They will track performance metrics and hold fundraisers accountable for their goals. They will contribute to the development of new guidelines and report to senior leadership on functional activities. They reinforce consistency in the organization's policies and procedures, and provide support related to their relevant field(s). They will provide advice, recommendations, and broad training related to the functional area. The Deputy maintains expert knowledge of the systems and resources utilized by the team; applies knowledge to managing organization support and planning communications related to the resources. The Deputy works in close cooperation with any or all of the following: Conservancy staff, donors, Trustees, vendors, public agencies, financial institutions and legal and accounting professionals. They will lead diverse activities, analyze situations, evaluate alternatives, project outcomes, and implement solutions in order to improve effectiveness. The Deputy will manage a small donor portfolio for the first six months that will be reevaluated based on capacity.

• Act independently, exercise independent judgment to identify and solve complex problems.
• Decisions may have program-wide impact and may bind the organization financially or legally.
• Demonstrate sensitivity in handling confidential information.
• Design and manage multiple projects, directing work of staff, managing budget, setting deadlines, and ensuring accountability.
• Design and plan new initiatives that will ensure department and organization-wide goals and strategies are achieved.
• Ensure programmatic commitments, TNC policies and procedures, and financial standards are met and managed for compliance.
• Financial responsibilities include budget planning and assisting with monitoring and administration of a budget.
• Manage team accountability for strategic goals related to functional area.
• May direct or participate in negotiations for complex or sensitive agreements.
• Minimize legal risk to the Conservancy and ensure legal compliance with applicable state and local regulation.
• Supervise one or more administrative or professional staff, responsibility includes training and professional development.
• Travel frequently and on short notice, work long or flexible hours as needed.
• Work environment involves only infrequent exposure to disagreeable elements and minor physical exertion and/or strain.

• Bachelor’s degree and 6 years related experience or equivalent combination.
• Experience leading and implementing multiple projects.
• Experience negotiating complex agreements.
• Experience with current and evolving technology in relevant field.
• Experience working with teams across organization.
• Experience, coursework, or other training in principles and practices of relevant field.
• Supervisory experience including setting objectives and managing performance, including conflict resolution.

• Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated.
• Ability to work in partnership with others in a collaborative or advisory role.
• Demonstrated ability to conceive and write creatively for various audiences.
• Experience developing, managing, and implementing goals, plans, and complex processes.
• Expert in current and evolving technology related to field of experience.
• Expert knowledge of current and evolving trends in relevant discipline, preferably in a non-profit environment.
• Proficient in interpreting guidelines and manipulating, analyzing, and interpreting data.
• Successful experience managing and implementing strategic program goals.
• Superior planning and problem-solving skills.
• Understanding of accounting practices.

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 72

Level of Education:
Bachelor Degree

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