Gift Planning Administrative Assistant 55152

at The Nature Conservancy in Wilmington, Delaware, United States

Job Description


This position must be located in the DC Metro Area and are able to commute to the Arlington Office




The mission of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is to conserve the lands and waters upon which all life depends. As a science-based organization, we develop innovative, on-the-ground solutions to the world's toughest environmental challenges so that people and nature can thrive. Our work is guided by our values, which include a commitment to diversity and respect for people, communities, and cultures. From a rewarding mission to career development and flexible schedules, there are many reasons to love life #insideTNC. Want to know more? Check out our TNC Talent playlist on YouTube to hear stories from staff or visit Glassdoor.

One of TNC's primary goals is to cultivate an inclusive work environment so that employees around the globe have a sense of belonging and feel that their unique contributions are valued. We know we'll only achieve our mission by hiring and engaging a diverse staff that reflects the communities in which we work. Recognizing that people bring talent and skills that have been developed outside the scope of a job, we take a holistic approach to recruitment that considers life experience in addition to the professional requirements listed in our postings. Please apply - we'd love to hear from you. To quote a popular saying at TNC, "you'll join for the mission, and you'll stay for the people."


The Gift Planning Administrative Assistant, a vital member of the Gift Planning Analytics and Support team, provides administrative support for the Gift Planning department. The individual(s) in this role serves as initial point of contact for gift planning inquiries and donors via mail, phone, web and other sources and assigns a high volume of gift planning inquiries received via web/email/mail for fundraiser follow-up. The position requires frequent interaction with staff throughout development and with vendors and staff in other Conservancy offices. Tasks may include managing meeting logistics, preparing presentations and reports, drafting general and gift correspondence, and other written materials, arranging travel, purchasing supplies and assisting with prospect research. In addition, daily utilization of TNC's constituent relationship management system (CRMS) database is required as well as regular in-office time to assist with the handling of donor funds.


We're looking for someone who is passionate, motivated, and a proactive and open communicator to support an array of fundraising activities. GPAA support enables our fundraisers to raise approximately $200 million in deferred and complex gifts annually that has enabled the protection of more than 100 million acres of land as well as cutting-edge scientific research, collaborations with indigenous communities and diverse constituencies, and most recently striving to address global challenges such as climate change. Come join TNC and apply today!


  • Bachelor's degree and 1-year experience or equivalent combination.
  • Experience managing diverse activities to meet deadlines.
  • Experience providing administrative support.
  • Experience working and communicating with a wide range of people.
  • Experience in business writing, editing, and proofreading.
  • Experience analyzing available information for the purpose of preparing reports and solving problems.
  • "Customer service" skills and focus
  • Organizational skills and attention to detail.


Since 1951, TNC has been doing work you can believe in. Through grassroots action, we have grown from a small non-profit into one of the most effective and wide-reaching environmental organizations in the world. Thanks to more than 1 million members, over 400 scientists, and the dedicated efforts of our diverse staff and partners, we impact conservation around the world!

TNC offers a competitive, comprehensive benefits package including health care benefits, flexible spending accounts, a 401(k) plan with an 8% 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 on our Culture Tab on

We're proud to offer a flexible work environment that supports of the health and well-being of the people we employ.


The starting pay range for a candidate selected for this position is generally within the range of $45,600 - $67,050 for annual base salary. This range only applies to candidates whose country of employment is the USA. Where a successful candidate's actual pay will fall within this range will be based on a variety of factors, including, for example, the candidate's location, qualifications, specific skills, and experience. Please note countries outside the USA would have a different pay range in the local currency based on the local labor market, and not tied to USA pay or ranges. Your geographic location will be confirmed during the recruitment.

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Job Posting: 1270844

Posted On: May 19, 2024

Updated On: Jun 18, 2024

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