Position Title: Development Coordinator
Organization: The Nature Conservancy
Location: Lander, WY
Organization Overview: Since 1951, The Nature Conservancy has been doing work you can believe in protecting the lands and waters that all life depends on. As a science-based organization, they create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that there can be a world in which people and nature thrive.
Position Overview: The Development Coordinator works on a variety of fundraising activities in support of approved tactics and provides administrative and/or program support to the Wyoming Chapter. Location is negotiable. Lander, Wyoming preferred.
The Development Coordinator may be responsible for various activities, including drafting correspondence and acknowledgements, assisting donors with asset transfer, processing and recording gifts, planning logistics of meetings, and assisting with the planning of special events for prospects and donors. The Coordinator uses the available fundraising management system to produce donor reports and perform analysis and research. They apply established processes and practices in order to improve effectiveness. The Coordinator may have substantial contact with staff, donors, legal and financial professionals. They will provide other staff with information they need to make decisions and solve problems. They will perform administrative functions as required, including but not limited to, processing accounts payable, organizing and maintaining the electronic and paper files, and assisting with mailings.
- 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 5 years related experience OR equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Experience building and managing relationships with communities, volunteers, or external partners
- Strong communication skills including writing and speaking in front of a group
- Project management skills
- Strong time management and organizational skills and attention to detail
- Experience working a team-based environment with internal and external partners
- Ability to meet all Conservancy Youth Qualification requirements and background checks;
- Valid driver’s license, or ability to obtain one prior to starting.
- 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 managing data, tracking data, and pulling reports in databases.
- Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.