Donor Communications Officer

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The Nature Conservancy

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Maitland, FL, United States

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30+ days ago


Maitland, Florida, USA

Remote in Florida




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 Donor Communications Officer for the Florida Chapter provides writing support for the major gift fundraising efforts of the philanthropy team, including writing and editing letters, fundraising proposals, stewardship materials, and conservation updates and an annual report. This includes writing about Florida conservation as well as the global priorities of The Nature Conservancy, within the context of the Florida Chapter’s comprehensive campaign.

The Donor Communications Officer is responsible for developing and executing the annual communications plan for the Philanthropy team, and working closely with fundraisers as they cultivate, solicit and steward major donors. The Donor Comms Officer is responsible for writing and editing appeal letters, proposals, stewardship and grant reports, campaign website content, and general donor communications materials such as conservation and project updates. The Donor Comms Officer is responsible for providing regular updates to Florida managed donors through regionally focused newsletters, quarterly email bulletins and one-off stewardship mailings. The Donor Comms Officer translates complex science and conservation into compelling cases for donor support, integrating each prospect’s interests into the materials. They maintain relationships with conservation staff within Florida, and across the organization as needed, to communicate the work of the Florida Chapter and the global organization to donors and prospects. They maintain knowledge of key issues in conservation and the Conservancy’s leading strategies in Florida, regionally, and globally. They work with conservation and finance staff to develop budget materials for proposals. The Donor Comms Officer works with contract designers, writers, and vendors to produce materials as needed. They maintain up-to-date, expert knowledge of communication tools and practices and applies them to his/her work.


Are you looking for work you can believe in? At TNC we strive to embody a philosophy of Work that You Can Believe in where you can feel like you are making a difference every day. We’re looking for someone with strong experience in leading a diverse, multi-disciplinary team.

The ideal candidate should have exceptional communication and collaboration skills and experience analysing data and managing client relationships. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the ongoing mission of conservation by directing and shaping the work of our team!


  • Bachelor’s degree and 3 years related experience or equivalent combination.
  • Experience in writing and editing.
  • Experience generating reports, and analyzing and interpreting data.
  • Experience working across departments.
  • Experience with database management.
  • Experience, coursework, or other training in principles and practices of relevant field.


  • Experience in conservation/environmental writing, proposal writing, editing.
  • Understanding of fundraising cycle and how writing supports each phase.
  • Ability to implement complex processes.
  • Ability to use existing technology to achieve desired results.
  • Demonstrated experience using diplomacy and tact to build strong relationships and motivate staff.
  • Experience coordinating projects.
  • Experience interpreting guidelines to achieve desired results.
  • Knowledge of current trends in the specific field.
  • Strong organization skills, accuracy, attention to detail and ability to manage multiple tasks.
  • Successful experience implementing strategic program goals.
  • Understanding of basic accounting 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 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 can be located anywhere in the state of Florida.


To apply for job ID 52054, submit your materials online by using the Apply Now button at by 11:59 PM EST on September 22, 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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