Philanthropy Operations Intern
The Nature Conservancy
Madison, WI, United States
21 days ago
Madison, Wisconsin, USA
WHO WE ARE
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.”
WHAT WE CAN ACHIEVE TOGETHER
The Philanthropy Operations Intern will be responsible for various activities, including conducting and presenting donor research, drafting correspondence, assisting with field trips and event planning, and performing other administrative duties. They will implement process improvement projects (such as file organization and file digitization) and will apply established processes and practices in order to improve effectiveness. The Intern may provide program information to prospects and donors and may assist with writing philanthropy publications and proposals. The Intern uses the available fundraising management system (Blackbaud CRM) to produce donor reports and perform analysis and research. They will provide other staff with information needed to make decisions and solve problems. The Intern will have contact with staff and donors, including assisting with field trips and events for prospects and donors, as needed.
Compensation is $17.00 /hour, working 35 hours a week from June through September 2023. Remote work possible up to 2 days per week; in Madison, WI office a minimum of 3 days per week.
WE'RE LOOKING FOR YOU
- Act independently on assigned tasks and exercise independent judgment based on analysis and experience.
- Coordinate projects with several variables and work within a defined timeline and budget.
- Ensure compliance with TNC policies and procedures, and external (donor/legal/IRS) requirements.
- Provide input through project teams for the improvement of existing programs.
- Refer difficult questions and unusual problems to supervisor.
- Work environment involves only infrequent exposure to disagreeable elements and minor physical exertion and/or strain.
- Work is diversified and may not always fall under established practices and guidelines.
- Work within scope of program’s strategic goals.
- Limited travel may be required and may need to work flexible hours.
WHAT YOU'LL BRING
- Currently enrolled in college or recent graduate.
- Writing, editing, and communication skills experience.
- Experience self-directing and organizing as well as to take direction and constructive feedback.
- Analyzing information for the purpose of preparing reports, coordinating efforts and solving problems.
- Experience applying research skills.
- Database skills, including managing data and tracking prospects.
- Organizational skills experience and attention to detail.
- Experience managing diverse activities to meet deadlines.
- Experience working and communicating with a wide range of people.
WHAT WE BRING
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 nature.org/careers.
We’re proud to offer a flexible work environment that supports of the health and well-being of the people we employ.
AUTO SAFETY POLICY
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 https://www.nature.org/en-us/about-us/careers/recruitment/ 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.
Job Family: Development
Job Number: 950008
Salary Grade: 1
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