Center for Oceans Development Senior Coordinator
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Center for Oceans Development Senior Coordinator

Conservation International (CI) has been protecting nature for the benefit of all for over 30 years. Through science, policy, and partnerships, CI is helping build a healthier, more prosperous and more productive planet. 


The Development Senior Coordinator, for CI’s Center for Oceans provides support for raising funds from individual, corporate, foundation, public funding and/or other institutional donors. Reporting to the Center for Oceans Senior Director of Development and Innovation, this position coordinates fundraising processes with program leads and relationship managers and provides support for the development of a strong pipeline of funding opportunities and donor relationships. The Development Senior Coordinator helps ensure the proper cultivation and stewardship of donors by providing writing and editing support on proposals, reports, and other correspondence as needed.


  • Support the development and implementation of donor fundraising strategies. 
  • Review all revenue and solicitation reports to ensure that they accurately capture fundraising activities.
  • Assist with the development and finalization of high-quality proposals and concept papers and reports.
  • Support fundraising efforts for the Center for Oceans programs and priorities.
  • Provide support for cultivation and stewardship meetings and events (e.g., creating invitation lists, working with vendors, designing and producing invitations, managing and confirming responses, providing logistical support at the event, and executing post-event follow-up).
  • Ensure high-quality stewardship and management of existing donors and grants.
  • Maintain and track a pipeline of donor accounts in collaboration with program leadership and the Development Division through Raiser’s Edge and the Center for Oceans Fundraising Dashboard.
  • Prepare or support preparation of fundraising progress reports and analyses.
  • Other related duties as assigned.


  • Typical office environment.
  • Flexibility in work schedule to accommodate time difference with HQ and field programs may be necessary.
  • Occasional travel to meet with donors or program staff may be required.



  • 2-4 years of fundraising experience.
  • Experience with Raiser’s Edge or similar fundraising database software, Microsoft Office applications, and basic computer operations.
  • Must be organized with strong attention to detail, proofreading skills, and the ability to work independently and within a team framework.
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a geographically dispersed team and to communicate with staff at offsite locations. This includes comfort with communicating via phone, Skype or Google Hangout, etc.
  • Effective interpersonal skills, including diplomacy and tact, the ability to listen, and the ability to build strong relationships with and all levels of staff, donors, and partners.


  • Bachelor’s degree or up to four years of college-level work.
  • Bilingual skills are preferred.
  • A demonstrated understanding of conservation, specifically oceans, and/or fundraising issues is preferred.

View all Conservation International Career Opportunities HERE

Conservation International Values

We expect that all employees will embrace the values of our organization.

Passion: We are inspired by nature and cherish the diversity of life in all of its forms. 

Respect: We respect and trust each other, and we embrace our diversity of cultures, talents, and experiences.

Integrity: We act with integrity and are accountable for our actions.

Optimism: We are optimistic about the future of life on Earth and are confident that, with our partners, we will achieve unprecedented conservation results.

Courage: We tirelessly pursue our vision, taking bold action and persevering through challenges.

Teamwork: We work together, recognizing that openness, collaboration and cooperation are fundamental to achieving a healthy and prosperous world for all.

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