Development Coordinator

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The Nature Conservancy

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Charlottesville, VA, United States

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16 days ago


Charlottesville, Virginia, USA



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 Coordinator is a key member of the Virginia philanthropy team whose goal is to secure funding and ensure financial sustainability for the conservation priorities of the Virginia chapter.

The Coordinator will support an array of fundraising activities across the team. They will assist the Director of Philanthropy with calendar management, travel arrangements and expense reports. They will help staff the Board of Trustees’ Philanthropy and Marketing Committee and will assist the Director in preparing presentations and coordinating meeting logistics. They will assist with board meeting logistics as needed.

The Coordinator will serve as point of contact for data management in the donor database (Blackbaud CRM). They will create, update and maintain constituent records and perform data entry functions. They will produce reports and coordinate with Worldwide Office staff to ensure that data quality is maintained.

The Coordinator will provide additional administrative support for the Philanthropy team which may include: scheduling team meetings and coordinating logistics; preparing PowerPoint presentations; assisting with special events and initiatives; providing donor research; and drafting correspondence.


Are you looking for a career to help people and nature? The Nature Conservancy’s Virginia program works to create a future where people and nature thrive together. Our innovative science-based solutions are designed to secure clean water in our rivers and bays, restore healthy forests from the Appalachians to the Atlantic, protect our oceans and coasts, and foster resilient communities. We are looking for a dynamic individual who is proactive and comfortable working in a fast-paced environment. The successful candidate will be intellectually curious and willing to learn new skills. They are able to balance multiple priorities and are comfortable working both independently and as part of a team. Come join TNC and apply today! This position will be based in the Charlottesville, Virginia office of The Nature Conservancy.


  • Bachelor’s degree and 1-year experience or equivalent combination.
  • Experience managing diverse activities to meet deadlines.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Experience working with databases, including managing and tracking data.
  • Organizational skills experience and attention to detail.


  • Experience with calendar management
  • Experience working and communicating with a wide range of people.
  • Ability to write and edit written materials for use with donor solicitations, member communications, and special events.
  • Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience 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, 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.


To apply for job ID 52478, submit your materials online by using the Apply Now button at by 11:59 PM EST on Sunday, December 4, 2022. Need help applying? Visit our recruitment page or contact

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.

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Where legally permissible, TNC requires all new employees to be fully vaccinated and willing to keep up to date with vaccines that protect against COVID-19. By accepting an offer of employment, you agree to comply with this requirement, unless you are entitled to a legally mandated exemption.