Student Conservation Association, Inc.

Western Foundation Relations Officer

Job Summary


Student Conservation Association, Inc.






Full Time




Related Industries

Close Date:




Not Applicable


West Coast

Address To:

Rachel Hammond



Conservation Begins Here.

The Student Conservation Association (SCA), America’s #1 conservation service organization seeks a Western Foundation Relations Officer in our Advancement Department based out of our Seattle, WA or Oakland, CA Office.

Position Summary

Secure grant funding by identifying, cultivating and stewarding relationships with current and potential foundation partners, meeting specific revenue targets of $1 – 1.5M. Research and vet foundation and corporate foundation grant making prospects in collaboration with Foundation & Corporate Relations teams. Manage and grow a portfolio of regional and national donors by meeting with key funders. Present highly complex programmatic and strategic plans, write, and helping manage the writing of compelling proposals and reports.


  • Bachelor’s degree with 5 years of job related experience or advanced degree with 2 or more years relevant experience or 7 to 10 years of experience in a job-related field, particularly foundation and corporate relations
  • Demonstrated track record in cultivating and maintaining multi-year relationships with sophisticated funders
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and significant experience with grant writing
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Strong MSOffice skills required particularly Word, Outlook and Excel
  • Valid driver’s license and MVR that meets SCA standards required
  • Willingness to travel nationally (15-20%) required

‚ÄčHealth and Dental - Basic Life Insurance - Short Term Disability - Long Term Disability - Flexible Spending Account - 403(b) Savings Plan - Generous Paid Time Off - Community Service Leave - Casual Dress

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The Student Conservation Association (SCA) is America’s conservation corps. Our members protect and restore national parks, marine sanctuaries, cultural landmarks and community green spaces in all 50 states.