Development Communications Specialist

Development Communications Specialist

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The Development Communications Specialist is responsible for implementing a strategic communication plan to elevate the awareness and perception of The Nature Conservancy’s work within the chapter’s philanthropic community and heighten donor experience and retention. Combining strong writing and creative skills with excellent project management and organizational skills, they will write and edit a suite of cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship materials directly in support of the MN-ND-SD chapter’s fundraising efforts. They will serve as liaison between Worldwide Office (WO), Marketing Resource Center (MRC), chapter conservation teams, and philanthropy team to ensure consistency and alignment on key topics, messaging, themes, and timelines.

Local candidates (based in one of the three states the chapter serves: Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota) are preferred, but US-based candidates with an ability to work remotely during standard Central or Mountain time zone hours will be considered. Starting salary range is anticipated to be $55,000-$65,000, dependent upon location and experience. Additionally, TNC offers a competitive, comprehensive benefits package including health care benefits, flexible spending accounts, 401(k) plan to include employer match, parental leave, accrued paid time off, life insurance, disability coverage, employee assistance program, other life and work well-being benefits. Learn more about our benefits in the Culture Tab on We’re proud to offer a work environment that is supportive of the health, well-being, and flexibility needs of the people we employ!


  • In partnership with fundraisers, conservation program staff, and finance team, provide writing and editing support for specified private individual, foundation, and corporate entities, including letters of intent, proposals, and stewardship reports.
  • Write, edit, and produce a wide variety of donor communications to build awareness of TNC’s mission, vision, programs, and impact, including acknowledgement letters; renewal solicitations; event invitations; monthly newsletters; case statements; cover letters; endowment reports; and fact sheets.
  • Support donor engagement and outreach activities, including creating event-related materials (show flows, event presentation materials, prepared remarks, etc.)
  • Coordinate frequent email campaigns for mass donor communications using MailChimp.
  • Participate in the creation of the annual development communications plan, led by the Director of Philanthropy and Philanthropy Program Manager.
  • Manage the communications plan in a shared tool, keeping multiple projects on track for deadlines, review and production, and communicating progress with key stakeholders.
  • Coordinate with Philanthropy Program Manager to create the annual budget for communications and track expenses toward this budget.
  • Serve as internal expert and resource on branding, key messages, and language to describe our key programs.
  • Provide creative visual design input on materials as personal interest and experience dictate.
Location: Minnesota
Organization: The Nature Conservancy
Deadline: June 30, 2022
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