Program Outreach Coordinator

Position Description

Tompkins Conservation creates national parks, reintroduces missing species, conserves biodiversity, restores degraded lands, encourages environmental activism, and supports ecological agriculture. This work is accomplished through a group of organizations–most notably Conservacion Patagonica and the Conservation Land Trust–founded by Kristine and Douglas Tompkins that are known collectively as Tompkins Conservation.

Based in the Bay Area, the Program Outreach Coordinator will work with a small team to manage global outreach for Tompkins Conservation. This position will support Tompkins Conservation’s fundraising and communications, with periodic domestic and international travel possible. Since the role requires coordination with our teams in Chile and Argentina, we are looking for someone proficient in Spanish with excellent skills within decentralized teams. This is an ideal position for an extroverted, dynamic, creative self-starter eager to make strategic connections in international conservation. The role requires wearing multiple hats, learning quickly on the job, and a high level of professionalism and self-organization.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Fundraising Outreach Coordination
    • Work closely with Leader Kristine McDivitt Tompkins and VP of Development Paul Bauman to drive fundraising efforts, including managing fall and spring US tour calendar and donor visits
    • Support the VP in conducting research on fundraising opportunities and prospective donors
    • Assist in developing relationships with existing and potential project supporters
    • Serve as main point of contact and organizational manager of our Salesforce database, including technical assistance to staff in Chile and Argentina
  • Program Outreach Coordination
    • Assist the VP of Development and Global Communications Director in conceiving of, planning for, and making the most of events, awards, and meetings that serve fundraising and communications objectives
    • Assess and develop opportunities for strategic partnerships with companies, educational institutions, and other NGOs to amplify Tompkins Conservation’s impact
    • Generate actionable solutions for ways Tompkins Conservation can strengthen its outreach and engagement, including via social media, websites, video content


Three to five years’ experience in the fields of fundraising, marketing/communications and project management. Strong interpersonal skills and extroverted nature are essential, as are writing and organizational skills. Candidates must have a proven ability to handle multiple projects and prioritize effectively. Candidates should also be proactive, resourceful, and not only work independently but also be a good team player. Specific requirements include:

  • Background in fundraising and/or marketing/communications: 3-5 (or more) years of work experience
  • Thrive at building and maintaining a wide, diverse network of relationships both in the U.S. and beyond
  • Interest and awareness in environmental and conservation issues
  • Excellent researching, writing, and editing skills
  • Enrolling, energetic and articulate verbal communication and presentation
  • Track record as an implementer who thrives on managing numerous projects concurrently
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Technologically proficient with Salesforce and other standard organizational programs (GSuite, Powerpoint, etc)
  • Familiarity with online communications—websites, blogs, social media
  • Written and oral proficiency in Spanish
  • Willingness to travel periodically both domestically and potentially internationally

We offer competitive salaries, benefits, and a mission-driven work environment. Salary is based on a nonprofit scale and commensurate with experience. To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to

Application Deadline: September 8, 2017

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