Research Coordinator
The Nature Conservancy - Virginia

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Provides support to the Maryland/DC, Virginia and West Virginia philanthropy teams and is supervised by the Major Gifts Manager. This individual may interact with Trustees, donors and staff from Conservancy programs throughout the US and around the world. The Research Coordinator will work on a variety of fundraising activities & strategies. The RC will primarily assist with donor research. They will use available fundraising management systems to produce donor reports, perform analyses and research, and track prospects and donors. Other tasks may include preparation of fundraising reports, donor correspondence and other written materials, and assisting with donor events/trips as needed. The RC must possess strong organizational and communications skills, be detail-oriented, patient, flexible and have demonstrated initiative.



Bachelor’s degree or 2 years related experience.

Experience with databases, and with MS Office, Word, and Excel.

Experience, coursework, or other training in fundraising principles & practices.

Experience coordinating projects.

Experience in business writing.


Bachelor’s degree or 2 years related experience or equivalent combination. Or: High school diploma plus 3-5 or more years related experience or equivalent combination.

Willingness & ability to develop and apply computer & research skills on an ongoing basis. Demonstrated experience in MS Office, Word, and Excel. Ability to become knowledgeable in using Conservancy databases to construct and produce reports, track major gift prospects and other information.

Ability to navigate the Internet.

Basic understanding of fundraising principles & practices in a non-profit environment preferred.

Strong organizational skills and attention to detail required.

A valid driver’s license.


This position requires a valid driver's license and compliance with the Conservancy's Auto Safety Program. Employees may not drive Conservancy-owned/leased vehicles, rental cars, or personal vehicles on behalf of the Conservancy if considered "high risk drivers." Please see further details in the Auto Safety Program document available at

Employment in this position will be contingent upon completion of a Vehicle Use Agreement, which may include a review of the prospective employee's motor vehicle record.



The Nature Conservancy offers competitive compensation,

401k matching for eligible employees

, excellent benefits, flexible work policies and a collaborative work environment. We also provide professional development opportunities and promote from within. As a result, you will find a culture that supports and inspires conservation achievement and personal development, both within the workplace and beyond.


To apply to position number 4075, submit resume and cover letter as one document. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on February 3, 2013.

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The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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