Foundation Relations Coordinator

Nov 22, 2019 Massachusetts

Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) is seeking a Foundation Relations Coordinator to support the growth of the foundation funding portfolio of CLF by providing support to the Director of Foundation Relations, Foundation Relations Manager, and CLF’s program directors and state advocacy directors in meeting the organization’s grant fundraising goals. This is a full-time, exempt position located in Boston and reports to the Director of Foundation Relations.

What you’ll do:

  • Research foundation websites and databases for funding opportunities;
  • Maintain and track prospect lists, foundation activities, and deadlines in donor relations database (Raiser’s Edge);
  • Edit and proofread letters of inquiry, proposals, reports, and budgets for foundation donors and prospects;
  • Coordinate materials for proposal submission, including all required attachments;
  • Manage acknowledgement process for all grants received, ensuring timely recognition of foundation donors;
  • Support the foundations team in preparing and coordinating briefing memos, background documents, and agendas for meetings and visits; and,
  • Coordinate with the finance team on financial reporting, ensuring compliance with donor terms and conditions.

What you’ll need:

  • Bachelor’s degree as well as 2 years development experience or equivalent;
  • Excellent professional writing, editing, and communication skills;
  • Excellent coordination, organization, and project management skills, including collaborating with colleagues in remote offices;
  • Attention to detail and timeliness in responding to requests from prospective donors, partners, and colleagues;
  • High-level computer literacy with MS Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) web-based research, and donor databases (Raiser’s Edge preferred);
  • Believe passionately in CLF mission; and,
  • Willingness to travel within New England.


CLF offers a competitive salary, an extensive benefits plan, and an open and accepting work environment where differences are highly respected.

You might like to know:

Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) protects New England’s environment for the benefit of all people. A non-profit, member-supported organization, CLF uses the law, science and the market to solve the region’s most challenging environmental problems from climate change to water pollution to community problems like childhood lead poisoning. Every day, CLF advocates stand up for New Englanders—in state houses, court houses and board rooms, regulatory hearings and community gatherings—to forge innovative paths to environmental progress and economic prosperity for all in our region. To that end, CLF works with communities of color, and those that are economically or otherwise disadvantaged, which often suffer disproportionately the impacts of environmental degradation. 

To apply:

If this exciting opportunity appeals to you, please send your resume titled “your last name-first initial-resume” (e.g. “SMITH J RESUME”) and a thoughtful cover letter titled “your last name-first initial-cover” (e.g. “SMITH J COVER”) to Please make “CLF Foundation Relations Coordinator” the subject of your e-mail. The position is opened until filled. No phone calls please.

CLF embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. We are dedicated to forming a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. People of color are strongly encouraged to apply.