Austin, TX

Development Stewardship Specialist, The Nature Conservancy

The Organization

The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working to make a positive impact around the world in more than 69 countries, all 50 United States, and your backyard. Founded in 1951, the mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity. Therefore, we are committed to a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Visit to learn more.

Position Overview

The Development Stewardship Specialist will work towards meeting the strategic priorities of the program to effectively communicate with and engage our top donors, by developing and implementing tactics for approved stewardship and engagement plans, and completing and/or overseeing day-to-day tasks. S/he will manage the development of written materials for key donor segments to include proposals, reports, letters, campaign communications, and other communication assignments as needed. The Development Stewardship Specialist must have advanced knowledge of communications best practices, excellent writing and proofreading ability, and a familiarity with the major donor audience. S/he will be responsible for creating a clean and professional design and layout of all stewardship materials. The Development Stewardship Specialist will keep up-to-date on market trends and best practices in order to improve services.

The Development Stewardship Specialist will work in close cooperation with any or all of the following: Philanthropy, Marketing, Conservation and Science staff; major and principal gift donors including Board of Trustees; and vendors. S/he will also coordinate with other state, international and cross-cutting programs to ensure consistency in major donor communications and campaign communications. S/he will organize and coordinate diverse activities, projecting outcomes, and implementing solutions in consultation with leadership. S/he will serve as a resource to fundraisers, Conservation staff, and Science staff to develop and disseminate project information. S/he will be responsible for coordinating statewide donor stewardship events, keep statewide stewardship report log and be responsible for the statewide stewardship calendar. S/he will ensure timely and appropriate acknowledgements go out to donors; establishing recognition standards for Texas in alignment with organization wide guidelines.

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