Development Coordinator

Job Type

Full Time



Application Deadline



14 Maine Street, Suite 401
United States


About Us


The Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity. Therefore, we are committed to a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Working in 72 countries, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners. To learn more, visit or follow @nature_press on Twitter.


Position Summary


The Development Coordinator works on a variety of activities in support of The Nature Conservancy in Maine’s fundraising and donor stewardship activities. They are primarily responsible for recording gifts and pledges in the database, ensuring accuracy and donor intent, sending thank you letters, and tracking against a variety of metrics and goals. Additionally, they manage annual thank you call programs that help us celebrate and connect with our donors and engage staff and trustees in donor stewardship. Finally, they provide general administrative support to the Director of Development and assist with other fundraising projects as needed.


The Development Coordinator works with colleagues within the chapter and across the organization to ensure gifts and pledges are accurately recorded to reflect donor intent and promptly acknowledged. They process donations, pledges and in-kind gifts for the Maine chapter, and they revise and send acknowledgment letters, pledge reminders, and internal forms. The Development Coordinator is responsible for ensuring all gifts have documentation and file that in the donor record. They review grant award documentation to ensure appropriate approvals before gift acceptance. They are responsible for updating electronic donor records in the Conservancy’s fundraising database and will extract and analyze fundraising progress reports for development staff. They also facilitate the pledge review and fulfillment process in partnership with the finance manager. They assist the Director of Development in entering donor interactions into the database, scheduling meetings, and filing expense reports, along with other tasks as needed. The Development Coordinator runs the annual donor thank you call programs to steward our planned giving and monthly supporters. This position works with trustees and other chapter staff to recruit callers and provide training, scripts, and tracking of the thank you call programs.


Desired Skills & Experience


Our ideal candidate must have a Bachelor's Degree and 1 year or the equivalent experience; experience in business writing, editing and proofreading; experience managing diverse activities to meet deadlines; experience working and communicating with a wide range of people; and strong organizational skills.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

To see full position description and to apply, please visit and search for job ID#47035 in the keyword search. Deadline to apply is 11:59 PM EST on November 27, 2018. The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.