Donor Communications Specialist

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The Nature Conservancy

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New York City, NY, United States

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21 days ago


New York City, New York, USA

The preferred work location for this position is New York City, New York (NY), USA. However, other work locations may be negotiable.




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 Specialist is primarily responsible for assisting in the development and drafting of communications and fundraising materials and high-level correspondence tailored to principal gifts donors interested in supporting The Nature Conservancy’s global conservation priorities. The position reports to the Director, Donor Communications, Global Wealth Markets. The Global Wealth Markets are dispersed teams based in New York City, London, Singapore, Hong Kong, Sao Paulo, Cape Town, and other major U.S. cities that strategically align fundraising opportunities and needs across the international organization to increase resourcing for conservation and climate work at a global scale.

Combining strong writing skills with excellent project management and organizational skills, the Donor Communications Specialist will write and edit a suite of cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship materials on a range of conservation and climate regions and initiatives to accelerate fundraising for global work. The Donor Communications Specialist will work within the Global Wealth Markets team to support outreach and strategies that advance resourcing for TNC’s highest conservation priorities. The Donor Communications Specialist will provide project management on deadline-driven productions, editorial advice, and oversee multi-team coordination to produce material that is compelling and accurate. Products may include proposals to individual or foundation supporters, stewardship reports, fact sheets on conservation initiatives, annual reports, website copy, high-level letters/emails/invitation language, and PowerPoint presentations.

The Donor Communications Specialist collaborates closely with other team members within Donor Communications, the Global Wealth Markets Team, and Regional Communications Teams (teams focused on Africa, Latin America, Asia Pacific, India, the Caribbean, Europe, and North America). This position supports the Director and Assistant Director of Global Wealth Markets Donor Communications as needed regarding strategy, project management and internal coordination. They will assist in developing material for external audiences, possibly working with fundraisers, senior leadership, finance staff, contract writers and designers.

The Donor Communications Specialist maintains up-to-date knowledge of donor communications tools, practices, language, trends, and design knowledge and TNC’s priority language to help advance the organization’s fundraising goals.


Are you looking for work you can believe in? At The Nature Conservancy 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!

The salary range for this position with a New York, NY work location is $84,000 to 100,000. Salaries ranges for other work locations outside of NYC, will vary, depending upon location.


  • Bachelor’s degree and at least 3 years related experience or equivalent combination.
  • Experience writing or editing, producing content, drafting persuasive language, synthesizing wide-ranging information on topics.
  • Experience producing one or more of the following deadline-driven products: newsletter, magazine, annual report, website articles/stories, high-level correspondence, campaign material, funding proposals, fact sheets, presentations, or equivalent.
  • Experience organizing and coordinating multiple deadline-driven projects with various staff.
  • Experience working across departments, branches, and countries.
  • Experience with current programs/software for writing, editing, document-sharing, PowerPoint, photos, design, and short videos.
  • Experience, coursework, or other training in principles and practices of a relevant field.


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 competitive and comprehensive benefits packages tailored to the individual countries where we work. These may include health care benefits, retirement benefits, parental leave, paid time off, life insurance, and disability coverage as well as an employee assistance program and other life and well-being benefits. Learn more about our benefits on our Culture Tab on

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


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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.

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.