Development Coordinator

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The Nature Conservancy

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Los Angeles, CA, United States

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20 days ago


California, USA

This position will be based out of one of the following offices/ geographic areas: Sacramento, Walnut Creek, or San Francisco.


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? Head to 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 experience that go beyond the scope of a job, we take a holistic approach to recruitment. If you’re interested in working with us, 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 provides administrative and transactional support for the Individual Giving staff working in the San Francisco Bay Area.


The Development Coordinator may be responsible various activities, including managing information in the Conservancy’s constituent relationship management system (donor database), drafting and/or proofreading correspondence including proposals and reports, planning meeting logistics, and assisting with special events planning for prospects and donors. They may provide program information to prospects and donors. The Coordinator uses the available fundraising management system to maintain accurate donor files, produce donor reports, perform donor analysis and research. 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 colleagues with information needed to make decisions and solve problems, and will often balance multiple priorities under the direction of teammates. Lastly, they will perform administrative functions as needed.


  • 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.
  • Does not supervise any staff, but may supervise volunteers, interns, or temporary staff.
  • 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 with databases, MS Office, Word, and Excel.
  • Experience in business writing, editing, and proofreading.
  • Experience managing diverse activities to meet deadlines.
  • Experience working and communicating with a wide range of people


  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to write and edit written materials for use with donor solicitations, member communications, and special events.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and timelines and prioritize workflow
  • Ability to analyze information for the purpose of preparing reports, coordinating efforts and solving problems.
  • Ability to apply research skills.
  • Experience, coursework, or other training in fundraising principles & practices.
  • Familiarity with corporate and/or foundation giving practices and guidelines preferred.
  • Experience, coursework, or other training in fundraising principles & practices.


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: healthcare benefits, flexible spending accounts, 401(k) plan with an employer match, parental leave, accrued paid time off, life insurance, disability coverage, employee assistance program, and other life and work wellbeing benefits. Learn more about our benefits in the Culture Tab on

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


To apply for job ID 51937, submit your materials online by using the Apply Now button at by 8:59 PM PST on Wed, August 17, 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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TNC is committed to offering accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application process. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please send a note to with Request for Accommodation in the subject line.

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.