Development Program Associate

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The Nature Conservancy

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Atlanta, GA, United States

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23 days ago


Atlanta, Georgia USA

This is a remote role open to all locations in Georgia.


The mission of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is to conserve the lands and waters upon which all life depends. As a science-based organization, we develop innovative, on-the-ground solutions to the world’s toughest environmental challenges so that people and nature can thrive. Our work is guided by our values, which include a commitment to diversity and respect for people, communities, and cultures. From a rewarding mission to career development and flexible schedules, there are many reasons to love life #insideTNC. Want to know more? Check out our TNC Talent playlist on YouTube to hear stories from staff or visit Glassdoor.

One of TNC’s primary goals is to cultivate an inclusive work environment so that employees around the globe have a sense of belonging and feel that their unique contributions are valued. We know we’ll only achieve our mission by hiring and engaging a diverse staff that reflects the communities in which we work. Recognizing that people bring talent and skills that have been developed outside the scope of a job, we take a holistic approach to recruitment that considers life experience in addition to the professional requirements listed in our postings. Please apply – we’d love to hear from you. To quote a popular saying at TNC, “you’ll join for the mission, and you’ll stay for the people.”


The Development Program Associate will work as part of a fundraising team within the Georgia program under the Development Operations Manager. The Specialist will be responsible for providing resources such as gift processing and acknowledgement, administrative support, donor research and outreach, stewardship, etc.

The Development Program Associate will work towards meeting the strategic priorities of the team by implementing tactics for approved plans and completing and organizing varied tasks and activities. They will have substantial contact with internal stakeholders and may assist out-the-door fundraisers with donor outreach. The Associate will perform an independent analysis of key program data, which may include donor or gift information. They will work in close cooperation with any or all of the following: TNC staff, donors, trustees, partners, vendors, and marketing, legal and accounting professionals. They may be asked to take on additional duties to enhance the work of the team that may require travel and working flexible hours. The work environment may involve infrequent exposure to disagreeable elements and minor physical exertion and/or strain.


  • Gift processing and pledge entry in compliance with TNC policies and procedures and external (donor/legal/IRS) requirements
  • Sending acknowledgment letters, pledge reminders, and donor communications
  • Administrative duties include, but are not limited to, note-taking, deadline management, team meetings scheduling, board/committee meetings support, etc.
  • Financial responsibility includes working within a budget, processing invoices and transfers, and contracting with vendors
  • Perform donor research and maintain donor records in compliance with the requirements
  • Support out-the-door fundraisers in report and grant writing
  • Collaborate with Finance and Conservation staff


Have you ever asked yourself, “How can I make a difference?”, but you don’t know where to go or have the time to do it? Welcome to The Nature Conservancy. The Conservancy is a global conservation leader and one of the top fundraising charities in the United States. From the mountains to the sea, TNC Georgia Chapter is dedicated to conserving the natural resources that make Georgia unique. Working with us, you can pointedly make a difference every day!

We're looking for a highly organized and motivated individual with experience in fundraising or business who wants to make a difference for nature, people, and the planet. As a member of our dynamic development team, they will be a flexible and collaborative team player, an organized and detail-oriented project manager, a problem solver, and an excellent communicator. The Development Program Specialist must be willing to become an expert user of our internal systems including web platform, Blackbaud donor database, and the organization’s standard operating procedures to execute tasks. Training will be provided.

TNC Georgia works remotely with hoteling office space available, and to that end, we are looking for someone who thrives working in a remote or hybrid environment. If this position resonates with you, apply today, and find a career where you can be a force for nature!


  • Bachelor’s degree and 2 years’ experience or equivalent combination
  • Strong organization skills, accuracy, and attention to detail
  • Experience with spreadsheet software, including managing and tracking data
  • Experience managing financial and highly sensitive information
  • Experience building relationships with staff, customers or similar
  • Experience generating reports and interpreting data
  • Experience in business writing, editing, and proofreading
  • Valid Driver’s License

Desired Qualifications

  • Ability to work under pressure and perform repetitive data entry tasks
  • Experience, coursework, or other training in fundraising
  • Experience working with databases
  • Ability to implement processes and strategic program goals
  • Experience working across teams
  • Ability to analyze information for the purpose of coordinating and planning activities and solving problems
  • Experience interpreting guidelines to achieve desired results
  • Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience are appreciated


Since 1951, TNC has been doing work you can believe in. Through grassroots action, we have grown from a small non-profit into one of the most effective and wide-reaching environmental organizations in the world. Thanks to more than 1 million members, over 400 scientists, and the dedicated efforts of our diverse staff and partners, we impact conservation around the world!

TNC offers a competitive pay and bases salaries on the geographic location, comprehensive benefits package including health care benefits, flexible spending accounts, a 401(k) plan with an 8% employer match, parental leave, accrued paid time off, life insurance, disability coverage, employee assistance program, other life and work well-being benefits. Learn more about our benefits on our Culture Tab on

We’re proud to offer a flexible work environment that supports of the health and well-being of the people we employ.


This position requires a valid driver's license and compliance with TNC’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." To learn more about the Auto Safety Program, visit under the FAQ section.

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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An attractive salary and benefits package is part of TNC’s value proposition to our employees. TNC strives to provide competitive pay and bases salaries on the geographic location of the role committing to being equitable across groups and providing hiring salary ranges when possible.

Since we support flexible and remote work for our employees, many positions have a flexible location within countries where we’re registered as a Non-government Organization and established as an employer. This may mean we’re unable to provide a hiring salary range in the posting for some of our positions. However, candidates invited to be part of our interview process will be provided their location specific range upon request.