Oct 17, 2019

Donor Communications and Stewardship Coordinator

  • Professional Diversity Network
  • Washington, DC, USA
Full-Time Government

Job Description

The Nature Conservancy


Arlington, Virginia, 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 www.nature.org 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 Donor Communications and Stewardship Coordinator provides critical administrative, operations and communications support for the Donor Communications and Stewardship (DCS) department and The Nature Conservancy's Global Development Program.


The Donor Communications and Stewardship Coordinator will be responsible for a variety of administrative tasks in support of the Donor Communications and Stewardship team, which may include booking domestic and international travel, processing expenses and scheduling complex, multi-participant meetings. This role will also provide critical operations support for the larger DCS department, helping to track deadlines and gather data for reporting on strategic priorities, producing communications and other materials, maintaining internal team resources and managing logistics and implementation for departmental meetings, retreats and special projects.

The DCS Coordinator will support internal communications for the entire Global Development Division of 700+ fundraising staff and mine content for donor communications and stewardship touchpoints. They will have the opportunity to work with staff across the Conservancy and build project management skills by coordinating activities with multiple variables, setting realistic deadlines and managing timelines. They will apply established processes and practices and help identify ways to improve effectiveness and engagement. The Coordinator will communicate on behalf of their supervisor with staff in various programs, as well as with vendors, volunteers and partners. They will provide other staff with the information they need to make decisions and to solve problems. The position reports to the Program Project Manager for the Donor Communications and Stewardship department.

  • Does not supervise any staff, but may supervise volunteers, interns, or temporary staff;
  • Perform duties under general supervision and established guidelines;
  • Demonstrate sensitivity in handling confidential information;
  • Financial responsibility may include working within a budget, purchasing, processing invoices, contracting with vendors, and assisting with budget tracking;
  • Identify routine problems and utilize existing resources for resolution, referring difficult questions and problems to supervisor;
  • Make day-to-day decisions within the scope of work assignments and prioritize work independently;
  • Serve as a team member for assigned projects;
  • Work environment involves only infrequent exposure to disagreeable elements and minor physical exertion and/or strain; and
  • Work overtime as needed.

  • Bachelor's degree and 1-year experience or equivalent combination;
  • Experience writing, editing, and proofreading;
  • Experience organizing time and managing diverse activities to meet deadlines; and
  • Experience working and communicating with a wide range of people.


  • Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated;
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail;
  • Experience coordinating complex projects and working on a timeline;
  • Ability to gather and synthesize large amounts of information for communications with various audiences;
  • Ability to analyze information for the purpose of preparing reports, coordinating efforts and solving problems;
  • Experience, coursework, or other training in fundraising principles & practices; and
  • Experience working with databases, including managing and tracking data.


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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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