Aug 24, 2019

Events and Stewardship Coordinator

  • Professional Diversity Network
  • Nashville, TN, USA
Full-Time Government

Job Description

The Nature Conservancy


Nashville, Tennessee, USA


Founded in 1951, the Nature Conservancy 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 our world's toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. We are tackling climate change, conserving lands, waters and oceans at unprecedented scale, providing food and water sustainably and helping make cities more sustainable. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity. Therefore, we strive for a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Working in 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.

The Nature Conservancy offers competitive compensation, 401k or savings-plan matching for eligible employees, excellent benefits, flexible work policies and a collaborative work environment. We also provide professional development opportunities and promote from within. As a result, you will find a culture that supports and inspires conservation achievement and personal development, both within the workplace and beyond.


The Events and Stewardship Coordinator is responsible for the development and implementation of cultivation tactics and donor stewardship and recognition programs for The Nature Conservancy in Tennessee. The primary objective of this position is to proactively enhance the engagement of existing and prospective donors that ensures readiness to give a first major gift or to continue and increase their major giving to the Conservancy.


The Events & Stewardship Coordinator will be responsible for scheduling, organizing and coordinating donor engagement events in concert with the fundraising team. The coordinator will also draft donor correspondence and acknowledgements while maintaining the records associated with cultivational and fundraising events and analyzing and reporting the results. The position will also be responsible for developing and implementing a program of donor stewardship activities and communications designed to further engage donors and prospects.



  • Working with fundraisers to use strategic events and cultivation tactics to strengthen the prospect pipeline for increased major support of Tennessee and global TNC priorities.
  • Developing and managing timelines for fundraising events and ensuring adherence to deadlines.
  • Engaging and managing vendors and contracts. Tracking and working within an expense budget.
  • Providing regular updates to Director of Philanthropy and fundraisers on progress of event registration, including attendance of key donor prospects.
  • Maintaining, tracking, and reporting on fundraising progress for all major events, as well as issuing final expense, revenue and event debrief reports.
  • Utilizing donor database and other technology to track invitations, attendance, RSVPs, table/seating arrangements. The Events Coordinator will also be cross-trained on queries and reports from the donor database.
  • Managing event day logistics.
  • Planning and managing the yearly portfolio of cultivational field trips.
  • Develop and implement a program of donor stewardship activities and communications.
  • Working with chapter leadership to design and implement a consistent and inspiring recognition program.
  • Addressing other activities as assigned.


  • Work within scope of program's strategic goals.
  • Act independently on assigned tasks and exercise independent judgment based on analysis and experience.
  • Refer difficult questions and unusual problems to supervisor.
  • Coordinate projects with several variables, work within a defined timeline and budget.
  • Does not supervise any staff, but may supervise volunteers.
  • Ensure compliance with TNC policies and procedures, and external (donor/legal/IRS) requirements.
  • Financial responsibility includes working within a budget, processing invoices and contracting with vendors.
  • Demonstrates common sense, flexibility and teamwork.
  • Occasionally travel and work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends.
  • Work environment involves only infrequent exposure to disagreeable elements and minor physical exertion and/or strain.
  • Work is diversified and may not always fall under established practices and guidelines.

  • Bachelor's degree and 2 years of experience or equivalent combination.
  • Experience generating reports and interpreting data.
  • Experience in business writing, editing, and proofreading.
  • Experience with database systems and spreadsheet software.
  • Experience working across teams.
  • Experience, coursework, or other training in fundraising principles and practices.


This position requires a valid driver's license and compliance with the Conservancy's Auto Safety Program. Employees may not drive Conservancy-owned/leased vehicles, rental cars, or personal vehicles on behalf of the Conservancy if considered "high risk drivers." Please see further details in the Auto Safety Program document available at

Employment in this position will be contingent upon completion of a Vehicle Use Agreement, which may include a review of the prospective employee's motor vehicle record.


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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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