Maryland / Washington, D.C.

Donor Relations Manager, Maryland/DC Chapter, The Nature Conservancy

The Organization

The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working to make a positive impact around the world in 72 countries, all 50 United States, and your backyard.  Founded in 1951, our mission is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends.  One of our core values is our commitment to a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce.  Visit to learn more.

With the support of more than one million members, the Conservancy addresses the most pressing threats to people and nature, working in wild places and in human settled areas including cities.  Since its founding in 1951, The Nature Conservancy has protected more than 119 million acres of land and 5,000 miles of rivers worldwide. Through important and strategic partnerships, we are expanding the impact of our work, finding creative ways to pursue our vision of a world where people and nature thrive together, and building long-term relationships with communities and community organizations, government agencies, and commercial businesses. We create partnerships to apply nature based solutions to both climate change and the meeting of human needs while conserving natural resources at a new scale.

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 all genders, 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.

Position Overview

Become a force for nature and a healthy planet by joining the Maryland/DC Chapter’s Philanthropy Team!  This position will play an essential role in securing the funds need to meet and exceed the Chapter’s conservation goals. The Donor Relations Manager assists in the planning and implementation of plans for the ongoing cultivation of donors capable of major and/or deferred gifts.


We are looking for a capable individual to conduct exploratory meetings with donors and prospects to determine capacity for giving and cultivates relationships with donors at a personal level. The DRM provides ongoing opportunities for contact with past and current donors. They are responsible for the identification and qualification of major and planned gift prospects and assists in cultivating and soliciting donors through meetings, trips, events, and other activities. They will work on a variety of activities including providing detailed program information to prospects and drafting personalized correspondence and acknowledgments. The DRM understands the basics of the influencing factors on donors and the types of assets that may be used for the donor’s giving; applies knowledge to interactions with donors and gift asks. The ideal candidate will have a background and track record that includes:

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and 3 years related experience or equivalent combination.
  • Experience building relationships with donors, volunteers, and staff.
  • Experience generating reports, and analyzing and interpreting the data.
  • Experience in managing and tracking prospects and donors.
  • Experience working across departments.
  • Experience, coursework, or other training in fundraising principles and practices

How To Apply

If you are interested in working to save the planet, want to work in a collaborative environment, and like a great benefits package submit your cover letter and resume for position number 46511 by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on Monday, June 11th, 2018.

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