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Donor Relations Associate

Company: The Conservation Fund
Location: Arlington
Posted on: May 21, 2023

Job Description:

TITLE: Donor Relations Associate LINE OF BUSINESS/DIVISION: Operations/DevelopmentFLSA STATUS: ExemptREPORTS TO: Annual Giving ManagerNUMBER OF POSITIONS REPORTING TO THIS POSITION: 0LOCATION: Arlington, VA. Hybrid schedule available.POSITION SUMMARYThe Donor Relations Associate works closely with the Annual Giving Manager on key Development Team program needs related to growing the Annual Giving program and fundraising in support of increased general operating funds (currently $4-5M annually). This position is responsible for coordinating annual giving efforts across the Development and Marketing and Communications teams and will work extensively with Raiser's Edge CRM and Luminate Online. The ideal candidate will be highly detail-oriented and organized, have excellent written and oral communication skills, and should be comfortable with a workload that will shift fluidly between time-sensitive projects. This is a fast-paced, exciting opportunity to join an innovative team with a 35+ year history of making a real, tangible difference in the national conservation landscape.RESPONSIBILITIES & SCOPE To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • In concert with the Annual Giving Manager, develop annual giving editorial calendar for e-communications and hard copy mailings, including:
  • Write and execute monthly donor e-communications newsletter and periodic special edition emails.
  • Coordinate and oversee internal review processes for written copy.
  • Assist with campaign tracking and reporting.
  • Assist supporters with donation questions and inquiries, becoming knowledgeable about The Conservation Fund's projects.
  • Liaise with Marketing and Communications Team to:
  • Coordinate media needs for campaigns and emails.
  • Coordinate paid advertising and explore new digital advertising opportunities.
  • Draft fundraising campaign materials such as social media, website content, emails and other copy as needed.
  • Liaise with Development Research team to conduct Annual Giving donor research to identify top tier mid-level donors for the Annual Giving Manager.
  • Manage Annual Giving program hard copy mailings from The Conservation Fund's headquarters office, including winter/spring/summer outreach and fundraising efforts.
  • Manage hard copy mailings as needed for the broader Development Team, such as Planned Giving mailings.
  • Manage relationship with America's Charities and other memberships.
  • Writing for blog, website, Annual Report, etc. as time permits.
  • Assist with gift processing and tax acknowledgment letters during November-February, when the volume of gifts greatly increases, and the broader Development Operations team needs assistance.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
    • 2-4 years of work experience (internships and volunteer experience included), ideally in a nonprofit Development department.
    • Self-starter with demonstrated ability to work well independently and as part of a team.
    • Well-developed written and oral communication skills.
    • Organized, detail-oriented and strong work ethic.
    • Excellent time management skills with proven ability to meet deadlines.
    • Ability to function well in a high-paced and at times stressful environment.
    • Passion and interest in the mission of The Conservation Fund. PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
      • Bachelor's degree.
      • Conservation experience.
      • Knowledge of environmental/conservation nonprofits.
      • Prior work with a Development Team or in fundraising.
      • Knowledge of working directly with donors.
      • Experience with Blackbaud products.PHYSICAL DEMANDS (if applicable)
        • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer. WORK ENVIRONMENT
          • Work is performed in an office setting.
          • This position does require sporadically working long hours and/or weekends.
          • Estimated travel - 0%. COMPENSATION and BENEFITSThe salary range for this position is $55,000 - $60,000, and the position is eligible for opportunities to earn performance-based bonus compensation. The Fund offers a highly competitive package of benefits including employer contributions for health care, paid holidays, vacation and personal/sick leave, retirement plan and more. This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change or new ones may be assigned at any time, with or without notice.***Please submit cover letter and resume with application***Apply at To learn more about The Conservation Fund, visit .Frequently cited statistics show that women and people from underrepresented groups apply to jobs only if they think they meet 100% of the criteria. If you meet many but not all the criteria and feel you may be a good fit for the role, The Conservation Fund encourages you to apply.The Conservation Fund, a nonprofit corporation, is an Equal Opportunity Employer that fully and actively supports equal access for all people regardless of Race, Color, Religion, Gender, Age, National Origin, Veteran Status, Disability, Genetic Information or Testing, Family and Medical Leave status, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity or Expression. The Fund prohibits retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer or the government, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint, or otherwise oppose discrimination. PI216518064

Keywords: The Conservation Fund, Arlington , Donor Relations Associate, Other , Arlington, Virginia

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