CTNC Seeks New Philanthropy Director

Conservation Trust for North Carolina seeks candidates for the position of Philanthropy Director. Applications will be accepted until April 30, 2019 or until position is filled. Click here for the full description.

Position Summary: Conservation Trust for North Carolina (CTNC), a statewide conservation organization based in Raleigh, seeks a highly motivated candidate who reports to the Executive Director and is responsible for raising $1.2M in operational funding while simultaneously improving existing procedures and processes within the Philanthropy area with a focus on growing major gifts and planned giving.  This is an opportunity to bring a diversity of professional fundraising skills together to build the foundation for improved philanthropy at CTNC.  The next Director will continue implementing recommendations from a development audit conducted 2 years ago towards providing a stable source of contributed revenue, with about 80% of that derived from individuals.

This is an exciting and pivotal time for a Philanthropy Director to be at the helm of CTNC, to build financial capacity and move the organization assertively into its next phase as it implements a newly-adopted five-year strategic plan. The plan focuses on climate resilience, community-based conservation efforts, and diversity, equity, and inclusion as these relate to conserving land for just communities across North Carolina. Fundraising success over the coming three to five years will play a critical role in creating the operational base to achieve the organization’s ambitions. A strategic, dynamic fundraiser will find this an excellent opportunity to raise the bar of fundraising success and to have a positive impact on North Carolina’s landscapes and people that will last for generations.

CTNC’s Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace: Conservation Trust for North Carolina values diversity in all its many forms: diversity of demographic identity, experience, and thought. We seek to create an inclusive work culture where all staff and board members are valued for the diversity they bring to the organization.

Conservation Trust for North Carolina is committed to conserving land in ways that inspire and enable people to build resilient, just communities. We commit to using our institutional power and influence to push for systemic change where all people – regardless of race – share in the benefits of land conservation. At the personal level, we call upon all staff and board members to commit to ongoing learning about racial oppression and ongoing efforts to realize racial equity in conservation. To do this, we’re committed to our own process of transformation by operationalizing and holding ourselves accountable to leading with values instead of outcomes. We will be flexible and nimble in our approaches to our work. We will measure our success by how well we live up to our values and how much we change the future through applying those values to conservation actions.


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