Mar 28, 2018

Philanthropy Coordinator

  • Nature Conservancy
  • San Francisco, CA, USA
Officer / coordinator level Environmental

Job Description


San Francisco, California, USA


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. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity. Therefore, we are committed to a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Working in 72 countries, 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 Philanthropy Coordinator works on a variety of fundraising activities in support of approved tactics and provides administrative and/or program support.


The Philanthropy Coordinator may be responsible various activities, including drafting correspondence and acknowledgements, assisting donors with asset transfer, processing and recording gifts, planning logistics of meetings, and assisting with the planning of special events for prospects and donors. They may provide program information to prospects and donors, assist with writing development publications and proposals, and donor research. The Coordinator uses the available fundraising management system to produce donor reports, perform analysis and research, and track prospects and donors. They apply established processes and practices in order to improve effectiveness. The Coordinator may have substantial contact with staff, donors, legal and financial professionals. They will provide other staff with information they need to make decisions and solve problems. They will perform administrative functions as required.


•    Does not supervise any staff, but may supervise volunteers, interns, or temporary staff.
•    Duties are performed under general supervision and established guidelines. 
•    Financial responsibility may include working within a budget, purchasing, processing invoices, contracting with vendors, and assisting with budget tracking.
•    Refers difficult questions and unusual problems to supervisor.
•    Serve as a team member for assigned projects.
•    Work environment involves only infrequent exposure to disagreeable elements and minor physical exertion and/or strain.
•    Work overtime as needed.


•    Bachelor’s degree and 1 year experience or equivalent combination. 
•    Experience in business writing, editing, and proofreading.
•    Experience managing diverse activities to meet deadlines.
•    Experience working and communicating with a wide range of people.
•    Experience working with databases.


•    Ability to analyze information for the purpose of preparing reports, coordinating efforts and solving problems.
•    Ability to apply research skills. 
•    Ability to write and edit written materials for use with donor solicitations, member communications, and special events. 
•    Database skills, including managing data and tracking prospects. 
•    Experience, coursework, or other training in fundraising principles & practices.
•    Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
•    Demonstrated interest in the environmental and/or conservation


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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 men and women 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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