Arlington, VA

Program Manager, Loyal Donor Program, The Nature Conservancy

The Organization

The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working to make a positive impact around the world in more than 60 countries, all 50 United States, and your neighborhood. Founded in 1951, the mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity; therefore, we are committed to a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Visit to learn more.

Position Overview

Want to help save the planet? One quarter of The Nature Conservancy’s funding comes from supporters who have named our organization a beneficiary of their estate plans. Join our team in a new initiative to build a meaningful stewardship program for our loyal donors and help raise even more of these gifts critical to our conservation mission. This opportunity is ideal for a highly motivated, capable individual interested in joining the world’s leading conservation organization.


The Loyal Donor Program is seeking a creative and passionate professional to serve as Program Manager. This position works with program and department leadership to direct and supervise a small team of program staff and will be accountable for the team’s activity and support of the program as a whole. Our ideal candidate will work well in a fast-paced environment, have experience supervising staff, and will bring substantial emotional intelligence and creativity to the position. The Associate Director will interact frequently with staff throughout the organization and will be an active participant in program goal setting, staff training, and strategy development. To be successful and happy in this position, the candidate should have confidence in managing projects, be flexible, work well with a variety of personalities, and available to travel when needed. We value collaborative approaches, diverse perspectives, and encourage innovative ideas and recommendations.

The ideal candidate will have a background and track record that includes:

Minimum Qualifications

· Bachelor’s degree and 5 years related experience or equivalent combination.

· Experience managing and implementing multiple projects.

· Ability to work in partnership with others in a collaborative or advisory role.

· Experience supervising staff, interns, and/or volunteers.

· Experience with technology used for writing, presentations, and donor relations.

Preferred Qualifications

· Multi-lingual skills and cross cultural experiences;

· Successful experience managing and implementing strategic program goals.

· Inclusive communication style, with a demonstrated ability to communicate with and write creatively for various audiences.

· Experience developing and managing multiple projects, setting deadlines, and ensuring accountability.

· Knowledge of current trends in charitable giving, major gifts and planned giving.

Since its founding in 1951, The Nature Conservancy has protected more than 119 million acres of land and 5,000 miles of rivers worldwide. With the support of more than one million members, the Conservancy addresses the most pressing threats to our natural world. Through important and strategic partnerships, we are expanding the impact of our work, finding creative ways to fund that bigger vision, and build long-term relationships with communities, government agencies, and commercial businesses in order to conserve natural resources at a new scale.

How To Apply

If you have a personal passion for conserving and protecting the natural world and believe in the mission, principles, and values of The Nature Conservancy’s approach to conservation, then please visit to learn more. Submit your cover letter and resume for position number 200064 by 11:59 pm ET on January 5, 2018. This position is located at The Nature Conservancy’s Worldwide Office in Arlington, Virginia, and will likely be hired at $76-82k. This job posting will be live starting Monday, December 4, 2017.

The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of diverse people of all genders, backgrounds, beliefs and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientations, gender identities, military or veteran status or other status protected by law.

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