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Donor Communications Writer

New York, NY, USA
Full-time

The Donor Communications Specialist writes and edits a variety of communications materials to key stakeholders representing the NY Executive Director and The Nature Conservancy within a high intensity, fast-paced global wealth and influence market.  This is a part time position and will be supervised by the Director, Donor Communications. 

Areas of Responsibility: 

The Donor Communications Specialist represents on behalf of the NY Executive Director by writing and editing a variety of communication materials that educate and inform the Board of Trustees, donors, and the public to further the Conservancy and its fundraising goals.  They create correspondence and provide editorial advice and expertise, partner with team/cross-departmental communication efforts, and work with outside writers and related vendors as needed.  Their written products focus heavily on Executive Director written correspondence (emails & letters).  They may include high-level donor profiles, funding proposals and summaries, executive-level speeches, op-ed pieces, fact sheets, and presentations.  They will work closely with the NY Executive Director’s team, the Executive Assistant, the Volunteer Leadership & Events Manager, the Chief Development Officer and a team of Donor Relationship Managers. 

RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE

  • Develops and writes in the voice of the NY Executive Director
  • Is accountable for meeting assigned project goals and objectives
  • May serve as team lead on assigned communication initiatives
  • Does not supervise staff but will coordinate the work with peers
  • Resolves issues independently within program area
  • Works independently without requiring detailed management review of general work
Educational Background: 
Bachelor’s degree in related field and 5 years related experience or equivalent combination
Skills/Experience: 
  • Experience writing or editing the following types of communication:  newsletter, magazine, annual report, website articles/stories, donor profiles, presidential acknowledgment letters, campaign brochures, funding proposals, fact sheets, presentations, or equivalent
  • Experience organizing and coordinating multiple projects under varying and tight deadlines
  • Experience distilling broad concepts into clear take-home messages
  • Experience drafting high-level and diplomatic correspondence

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ability to prioritize tasks
  • Ability to think and work independently and create best in class materials
  • Excellent writing and proofreading skills
  • Familiarity with communication technologies and best practices
  • Knowledge and application of current and evolving trends in relevant discipline
  • Experience leading or managing projects
  • Multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience preferred

Organization Info

Nature Conservancy

Overview
Headquarters: 
Arlington, VA, United States
Annual Budget : 
More than $500M
Founded: 
1954
About Us
Mission: 

The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends.

Our vision is a world where the diversity of life thrives, and people act to conserve nature for its own sake and its ability to fulfill our needs and enrich our lives.

How do we achieve this mission and vision?

Through the dedicated efforts of our diverse staff, including more than 600 scientists, all of whom impact conservation in 69 countries.

With the help of our many partners, from individuals and governments to local nonprofits and corporations.

By using a non-confrontational, collaborative approach and staying true to our five unique core values.

That's how The Nature Conservancy has done more than anyone else to advance conservation around the world since our founding in 1951.

Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Nov 8 2019
Active Until: 
Dec 8 2019
Hiring Organization: 
Nature Conservancy
industry: 
Nonprofit