Donor Communications Officer

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The Nature Conservancy

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Los Angeles, CA, United States

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19 days ago


This position is open to any TNC office or home office within the state of California.


The Nature Conservancy’s mission is to protect the lands and waters upon which all life depends. As a science-based organization, we create 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 Donor Communications Officer writes and edits a variety of materials for the California Chapter’s major donor audience, with a special emphasis on individual donors. Projects include funding proposals, stewardship reports, letters of intent, concept papers, fact sheets, case statements, and other communications that demonstrate the impact of TNC’s conservation work. The Donor Communications Officer collaborates with fundraisers to understand donor needs, interviews conservation staff and scientists to find compelling stories, and synthesizes complex concepts into language that resonates with donors and other stakeholders. In addition to being a skilled writer and editor, the Donor Communications Officer must be able to collaborate across teams, manage multiple projects simultaneously, meet deadlines, and solve problems proactively.


We’re looking for an individual with writing and editing experience to join the California Chapter’s Donor Communications Team. If you’re eager to be part of a dedicated group that supports TNC’s fundraising efforts through written and visual communications, apply today!


  • Bachelor’s degree in related field and five years related experience or equivalent combination.
  • Experience writing and editing proposals, grants, reports, fact sheets, nonfiction for print and/or web, campaign brochures or similar materials.
  • Experience writing for diverse audiences, including donors, board members, media, policy makers, the public or similar.
  • Journalism or creative writing skills are a plus.


Since 1951, The Nature Conservancy 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 51868, submit your materials online by using the Apply Now button at by 8:59 PM PST on August 9, 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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