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Native Americans in Philanthropy is dedicated to increasing and nurturing Indigenous representation in the philanthropic sector. With that in mind, the opportunities on our Job Board fit one of the following criteria:    

  1. The position is within a philanthropic or nonprofit organization 
  2. The position itself is philanthropic in nature and/or focuses on roles essential to or valued by the philanthropic sector i.e. fundraising, grantmaking, gift processing or development, donor relations, nonprofit management and/or administration, social justice, equity, conservation, etc.  

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NOTE: Positions marked as "Featured" are either Native-focused roles or based at organizations focused on Native communities.

Stewardship Specialist

Earthjustice Remote $100,000-$150,000
Fundraising/Development Full Time

Job Details

Earthjustice is the premier nonprofit environmental law organization. We take on the biggest, most precedent-setting cases across the country. We wield the power of law and the strength of partnership to protect people’s health; to preserve magnificent places and wildlife; to advance clean energy; and to combat climate change. We partner with thousands of groups, supporters, individuals and communities to engage the critical environmental issues of our time, and bring about positive change. We are here because the earth needs a good lawyer. 


Founded in 1971, Earthjustice has a distinguished track record of achieving significant, lasting environmental protections. We achieve this by hiring people who share a passion for justice and a healthy environment. Our headquarters are in San Francisco with offices in Anchorage, Juneau, Los Angeles, Tallahassee, Honolulu, New York, Philadelphia, Denver, Seattle, Bozeman, Miami, Chicago, Houston, and Washington, DC. 


As a member of the Donor Marketing and Engagement team, the Stewardship Specialist partners with colleagues across Development to provide project coordination , and execution on stewardship strategies that recognize and retain Earthjustice’s donors. They will work closely with the Associate Director of Stewardship to identify new and creative ways to engage Earthjustice supporters and optimize current stewardship processes and systems. The Specialist is responsible for producing general and highly customized stewardship materials and plans for a range of Earthjustice donors. They will oversee stewardship projects and activities that involve development, communications, and litigation staff, as well as senior leadership, board members, and key volunteers. The Specialist will also serve as a resource to the teams developing and implementing stewardship strategies for mid-level, planned giving, foundations, digital, and public support donors.


The position requires excellent time management, analytical skills, project coordination, diplomacy and discretion, and donor relations skills. The Stewardship Specialist must be able to manage multiple long-term projects simultaneously, meet deadlines, and be highly organized.


The Stewardship Specialist reports to the Associate Director of Stewardship. This role can be based in San Francisco, CA, Seattle, WA, Chicago, IL, or remote from the U.S.



Stewardship Projects

  1. In partnership with gift officers, develop stewardship and recognition strategies for select donors, including custom reports, videos, photo books, special invitations, and leadership communications.
  2. Identify opportunities to leverage stewardship activities and communications across different audiences.
  3. Coordinate with Associate Director and key stakeholders on organization-wide stewardship efforts that span multiple donor segments. 
  4. Lead the end-of-year stewardship process, production of the Supporter Recognition Booklet, and creation of customized stewardship touchpoints by regularly partnering with fundraisers, program staff, and senior leadership. 
  5. Ensure details of stewardship activities and plans are documented and communicated to all involved parties, and that plans are entered into the database.
  6. Coordinate with the Development Operations team to review and improve stewardship dashboards and reporting.
  7. Serve as a resource and thought-partner to the Major Gifts, Foundations, Planned Giving, Mid-level giving, Digital Fundraising and Engagement, and Membership Services teams as needed, as they develop stewardship strategies for their respective donor audiences.
  8. In partnership with Associate Director, identify new tools and platforms to optimize the stewardship program in line with best practices, including expanding digital stewardship opportunities. 
  9. Support efforts to streamline the donor acknowledgment process across giving levels and support Associate Director in the creation and delivery of acknowledgements for Principal Gifts donors. 
  10. Manage the development and distribution of Earthjustice-branded donor swag and stewardship gifts.
  11. Collect and share feedback with stakeholders across Development to evaluate current stewardship offerings and achieve our shared goals of equitable engagement and stewardship activities for all donors. 
  12. Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; and maintaining personal networks.
  13. Attend departmental and organizational retreats for shared planning, team building, and professional development.


  1. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience.
  2. Minimum of 4 years’ experience working in a donor relations/stewardship capacity.
  3. Experience with a fundraising database application required, preferably Blackbaud CRM.
  4. Strong verbal and written communication skills required.  
  5. Familiarity with gift acceptance best practices.
  6. Self-starter, able to successfully coordinate multifaceted projects, timelines, competing priorities, and duties both independently and in collaboration with other people involved.
  7. Ability to manage priorities and workflow. Experience managing multiple projects at once. 
  8. Enthusiasm for communicating with donors, prospective donors, board members, and other volunteers as needed.
  9. Experience with campaign stewardship preferred.
  10. Basic graphic design experience preferred.
  11. Demonstrates an awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds and orientations.
  12. Contributes to the creation of a diverse, equitable and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences.  

Salary is dependent on experience and location.


Salary range in San Francisco, CA: $101,300 - $112,500

Salary range in Seattle, WA or Chicago, IL: $96,200 - $106,900

Remote salary for other locations in the U.S. varies: $86,100 - $112,500


We offer a mission- and employee-focused work environment and a competitive compensation package, including excellent benefits. Earthjustice is an equal-opportunity employer and highly values diversity.                    


To Apply: 


Interested candidates should submit the following via Jobvite by June 2nd, 2024, to be considered:                  

  1. Resume
  2. Cover letter

Please reach out to if you are having technical difficulties submitting your application. No phone calls, drop-ins, or hard copies. Earthjustice only accepts resumes submitted for positions that are currently open. Unsolicited resumes, or resumes for posted positions that are not submitted via the online application process (where available), will not be reviewed or retained.                  


Earthjustice is driven by a passion for justice, partnership, and excellence. Our core values lead us to seek a broad range of perspectives and backgrounds to achieve our mission and to maintain an inclusive environment where all staff are valued and respected. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to employment practices that ensure that employees and applicants for employment are provided with equal opportunities without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, or any other factor that is not related to the position.

For positions located within the City and County of San Francisco Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment-qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

For positions located within the City of Los Angeles: We will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

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