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16 Mar 2017

Full-Time Donor Relations Officer

Rainforest Trust – Posted by RainforestTrust Warrenton, Virginia, United States


Job Description

Rainforest Trust seeks an experienced, enthusiastic, and well-organized major gifts officer who is a passionate environmentalist and conservationist to serve as our Donor Relations Officer who will:

  • Cultivate, steward and manage a portfolio of major supporters while establishing relationships and upgrading gifts through personal communications including phone calls, e-mails, letters and in-person meetings
  • Identify new major supporter prospects
  • Establish and work to meet annual goals for each donor
  • Track donor relationships and information with comprehensive and accurate data entry and reporting in donor database
  • Regularly research, identify and seek new funding opportunities
  • Help to shape overall fundraising strategies to continually increase gift revenue and program growth toward our goal of raising $17 million this year


  • Demonstrated passion for and commitment to the environment, international conservation, and particularly Rainforest Trust’s mission of protecting tropical habitat to save endangered species
  • At least two years of experience personally interacting with major supporters and working in fundraising for an established nonprofit
  • Effective interpersonal skills – energetic, outgoing and articulate with superior written and oral communication
  • Proven expertise in building and maintaining positive donor relationships with diverse individuals and a record of successful solicitation efforts
  • High level of comfort with direct donor interaction, including discussions of personal finances and asking for money
  • Experience with donor tracking databases, such as eTapestry or Raiser’s Edge
  • Proficiency with MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Natural problem solver with initiative to grow this role to its fullest potential
  • Flexible team player with positive attitude
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented, and able to effectively manage multiple projects and conflicting priorities in a fast-paced setting

How to Apply

Please send applications to Include a cover letter stating your interest to work for Rainforest Trust, your salary aspirations, any specific job requirements, and your resume. Cover letters without salary aspirations will not be considered.

Job Categories: Conservation. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: conservation, extinction, rainforest, and tropics.

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