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Spartanburg Area Conservancy (SPACE) - About Us: 

Spartanburg Area Conservancy is a nonprofit organization based in Spartanburg, SC, focusing on land conservation, parks management, and environmental outreach. SPACE is known in the community for our system of public preserves, most notably the Cottonwood Trail, where we work to provide public access to green spaces and the natural world. We work with private landowners and partner agencies to conserve land through voluntary conservation easements and currently protect over 5,000 acres of land in our community. 

The mission of spaces is to promote, protect, and conserve natural resources and open space in the Spartanburg community.


  • Starting at $35,000
  • Dependent upon qualifications


  • Competitive salary, paid holidays and other paid time off (PTO)

Position Summary: 

The Membership and Outreach Associate will be responsible for data entry and maintenance of key data elements and providing administrative support for Spartanburg Area Conservacy’s Executive Director. In collaboration with the Executive Director, the Membership and Outreach Associate will be responsible for developing and maintaining administrative and marketing strategies, ensuring that SPACE exhibits exemplary donor and community relations. 

Responsibility and Scope: 

  • Specific duties include but are not limited to:
  • Maintaining donor files and gift records / acknowledgment using SPACE’s CRM platform.
  • Working with SPACE’s bookkeeper to ensure accurate and organized financial records.
  • Maintaining website and social media communcations.
  • Assisting with stewardship and development events. From planning to day-of execution, the Membership and Outreach Associate will be engaged in event coordination. 
  • Assisting the Executive Director in preparation of materials required for Board of Directors meetings and community meetings.
  • Assisting the Executive Director in developing external communications including social media, email solicitations, website management, newsletters and press releases. 

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Experience in an office support role
  • Engaging and positive interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and detail-oriented personality
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office and Google Suites
  • Ability to prioritize competing demands and multi-task
  • Self-starter with demonstrated ability to work well independently and as part of a team
  • Commitment to the mission of SPACE
  • Enjoys and values the outdoors; authenticity is important

Preferred Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

  • College degree preferred 
  • Nonprofit organization experience preferred
  • Experience using CRM software preferred 
  • QuickBooks experience preferred

Physical Demands:

  • Position requires sitting / standing at a desk for extended periods of time
  • Position requires time spent outdoors in natural areas
  • Position requires the flexibility to occasionally work non-standard hours including weekends and evenings 

Work Environment:

  • Work is performed primarily in an office setting. 
  • Work is frequently performed under time-sensitive deadlines.

Apply Now:

Please apply by sending your resume and cover letter to

Thank you for your interest in joining the SPACE team!

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change, or new ones may be assigned at any time, with or without notice. 


SPACE, a nonprofit corporation, is an Equal Opportunity Employer that fully and actively supports equal access for all people regardless of Race, Color, Religion, Gender, Age, National Origin, Veteran Status, Disability, Genetic Information or Testing, Family and Medical Leave status, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity or Expression. The organization prohibits retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer or the government, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint, or otherwise oppose discrimination.

Why conserve land?

Why conserve land?

Our natural places and working lands are part of our character as a community. Through thoughtful conservation, we can keep Spartanburg wild while continuing to grow and thrive. Learn more about how SPACE works.

Take a hike, Spartanburg!

Take a hike, Spartanburg!

Cottonwood Trail

Covers a 1.5 mile stretch of Lawson’s Fork Creek and several feeder streams.

Glendale Shoals Preserve

Located at the old Glendale Mill on Lawson’s Fork Creek.

Upper Chinquapin Greenway

Located on the headwaters of the Chinquapin Creek across from the Milliken Research Center.

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