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Development Coordinator

Job Title: 
Development Coordinator
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The Nature Conservancy in Ohio
Dublin, Ohio


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 our world’s toughest challenges so that we can create a world in which people and nature thrive. We’re rooted in our Mission and guided by our Values, which includes a Commitment to Diversity and Respect for People, Communities, and Cultures. Whether it’s career development, flexible schedules, or a rewarding mission, there’s lots of reasons to love life #insideTNC. Want a better insight to TNC? Check out our TNC Talent playlist on YouTube on Glassdoor.

Our goal is to cultivate an inclusive work environment so that all our colleagues around the globe feel a sense of belonging, and that their unique contributions to our mission are valued. We’ll only achieve our Mission by hiring and engaging a diverse workforce that reflects the communities in which we work. In addition to the requirements in our postings, we recognize that people come with talent and experiences outside of a job. Diversity of experience and skills combined with passion is a key to innovation and a culture of inclusion! Please apply – we’d love to hear from you. To quote myriad TNC staff members, “you’ll join for our mission, and you’ll stay for our people.”


The Development Coordinator works on a variety of fundraising activities in support of approved tactics and provides administrative and/or program support. This is a part-time position at $25.00/hour.


The Philanthropy Coordinator provides administrative and transactional support for philanthropy staff, including assisting donors with asset transfer, processing and recording gifts, drafting correspondence and acknowledgements, data entry, distributing and filing gift documentation, leading pledge reviews, and preparing mailing lists. The coordinator uses the available fundraising database system to produce donor reports, and track prospects and donors. The coordinator may assist in scheduling, arranging travel, purchasing, maintaining department intranet site, expense reporting, and other special projects related to database transition, fundraising, and financial reporting. S/he applies established processes and practices to improve effectiveness. The coordinator may have substantial contact with staff, donors, legal and financial professionals. The coordinator will provide other staff with information they need to make decisions and solve problems. The coordinator will perform administrative functions as required. Most work required of this position may be performed remotely, however some work will be required to be performed at the Dublin, Ohio office several times a month.


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


• Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated.
• Ability to analyze information for the purpose of preparing reports, coordinating efforts and solving problems.
• Ability to apply research skills.
• Ability to write and edit written materials for use with donor solicitations, member communications, and special events.
• Experience, coursework, or other training in fundraising principles & practices.
• Experience working with databases, including managing, and tracking data.
• Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.


Since 1951, The Nature Conservancy has been doing work you can believe in protecting the lands and waters that all life depends on. Through grassroots action, TNC has grown to become 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, we impact conservation throughout the world!

The Nature Conservancy offers a competitive, comprehensive benefits package including health care benefits, flexible spending accounts, 401(k) plan to include 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 in the Culture Tab on

We’re proud to offer a work environment that is supportive of the health, well-being, and flexibility needs of the people we employ!

Application Deadline: 
Thursday, June 30, 2022
Application Instructions: 
To apply for job ID 51626, submit your materials online by using the Apply Now button at 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. Do you have military experience? Visit our U.S. Military Skills Translator to match your military experience with our current job openings! 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.
Erin O'Rourke
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