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Donor Communications Manager (Location flexible in Wyoming, USA)

The Nature Conservancy
Wyoming, United States
$55,000.00 - $60,000.00
Closing date
Feb 16, 2022

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Position Type
Fundraising, Annual Fund, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Donor Relations, Grant Seeking, Major Gifts, Planned Giving, Other Fundraising, Special Events
Employment Type
Full Time
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About Us

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, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that we can create a world in which people and nature thrive.

We’re rooted in our Mission and guided by our Values, which includes a Commitment to Diversity and Respect for People, Communities, and Cultures. We know we’ll only achieve our Mission by hiring and engaging a diverse workforce that reflects the communities in which we work. Whether it’s career development, work/life balance, or a rewarding mission, there’s lots of reasons to love life #insideTNC. Our goal is to cultivate an inclusive work environment so that all of our colleagues around the globe feel a sense of belonging, and that their unique contributions to our mission are valued.

Although you’ll see requirements in our postings, we recognize that people come with talent and experiences outside of a job. Passion, innovation, and diversity are all key components to advancing our Mission and we encourage you to apply.


Position Summary

The Donor Communications Manager will lead the development and production of communications materials to engage, solicit and steward existing and prospective donors to the Wyoming Business Unit in cooperation with fundraisers and conservation staff. They will work closely with Wyoming program staff and fundraisers to identify fundable priority work, grant-funding opportunities, ensure compliance to funding intent, and will manage our chapter’s private grants process. Duties will include writing, editing and formatting letters of inquiry, appeals, acknowledgements, proposals, reports, fact sheets and marketing materials. They must be able to make a strong case for the Conservancy’s conservation strategies and program/project work and must develop and demonstrate a deep understanding of the Conservancy’s key audiences. They must be able to lead project management, handle multiple projects simultaneously, and be responsive to deadlines and tight timetables.

The Donor Communications Manager will maintain direct and regular contact with Wyoming Business Unit staff to keep up to date on projects and gather donor-friendly information for communications and proposals. Other responsibilities may include collecting news updates; producing multi-media items (e.g., presentations, slideshows); providing content for donor visits and field trips; and supporting website, email, and social media content. 

The Donor Communications Manager will be part of the Wyoming development team, reporting to the Director of Development and working closely with the marketing team. They will help achieve the strategic priorities of the Wyoming Development Team by collaborating closely with other team members and maintaining current, expert knowledge of donor communications tools and practices. They will manage complex, high-profile communications projects, mentor other donor communications professionals, and serve as a resource to the team and other fundraising professionals. They may coordinate the work of and/or support administrative staff.  

Location for the position is flexible within Wyoming, USA.

See full job description and apply with resume and/or cover letter, here.


Skills & Experience

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and 3 years related experience or equivalent combination.
  • Experience with business writing, editing, and proofreading.
  • Experience coordinating projects.
  • Experience generating reports, and analyzing and interpreting data.
  • Experience with current technology in relevant field.
  • Experience working across departments.
  • Experience, coursework, or other training in principles and practices of relevant field.


Desired Qualifications

  • Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated.
  • Ability to write, edit and design written materials for use with donor solicitations, grant proposals, reports, member communications, and events.
  • Experience in graphic design.
  • Experience in interviewing, researching and compiling information from many sources.
  • Ability to implement complex processes.
  • Ability to use existing technology to achieve desired results.
  • Demonstrated experience using diplomacy and tact to build strong relationships and motivate staff.
  • Experience interpreting guidelines to achieve desired results.
  • Experience with database management.
  • Knowledge of current trends in the specific field.
  • Acute attention to detail, accuracy and ability to manage multiple tasks.
  • Successful experience implementing strategic program goals.


Apply Now

To apply for job ID 50845, submit your materials online by using the Apply Now button at Need help applying? Visit our recruitment page or contact

Deadline: Applications will be collected online by using the Apply Now button at by 11:59 PM EST on February 9, 2022.

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 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.

TNC is committed to offering accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application process. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please send a note to with Request for Accommodation in the subject line.

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