Associate Dispositions Manager

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The Nature Conservancy

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Arlington, VA, United States

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24 days ago


Arlington, Virginia, USA

Hybrid role for DC Metro Area strongly preferred. Will consider other arrangements and locations.


The mission of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is to conserve the lands and waters upon which all life depends. As a science-based organization, we develop innovative, on-the-ground solutions to the world’s toughest environmental challenges so that people and nature can thrive. Our work is guided by our values, which include a commitment to diversity and respect for people, communities, and cultures. From a rewarding mission to career development and flexible schedules, there are many reasons to love life #insideTNC. Want to know more? Check out our TNC Talent playlist on YouTube to hear stories from staff or visit Glassdoor.

One of TNC’s primary goals is to cultivate an inclusive work environment so that employees around the globe have a sense of belonging and feel that their unique contributions are valued. We know we’ll only achieve our mission by hiring and engaging a diverse staff that reflects the communities in which we work. Recognizing that people bring talent and skills that have been developed outside the scope of a job, we take a holistic approach to recruitment that considers life experience in addition to the professional requirements listed in our postings. Please apply – we’d love to hear from you. To quote a popular saying at TNC, “you’ll join for the mission, and you’ll stay for the people.”


The Associate Dispositions Manager provides highly specialized real estate transaction-related services to the Trade Lands Department.

The Associate Dispositions Manager will assist in the management, marketing, and sale of gifts of real estate which are not conservation priorities, which are also known as trade lands. The Associate Dispositions Manager is responsible for researching and making recommendations on the appropriate disposition of a portfolio of properties from the listing process through final sale. This includes identifying and working with agents and other real estate professionals (e.g. surveyors, attorneys, title companies, etc.) to ensure the property is sold in the most efficient manner possible. They will arrange for and coordinate day-to-day real property management services. They will also coordinate all communications with a variety of internal stakeholders.

Roles and responsibilities for this position include acting independently within broad program goals to prioritize tasks in the absence of specific instructions and exercise independent judgment to identify and solve problems. This role does not supervise any staff, but they may manage work of peers on departmental project teams. The Associate Dispositions Manager will ensure compliance with TNC policies and procedures, and external (donor/legal/IRS) requirements. Financial responsibility includes working within a budget, processing invoices and transfers, and negotiating and contracting with vendors. This position will manage projects with several variables, set realistic deadlines, manage a timeline, ensure accountability, and may provide oversight for a key function of the team. This position will also provide input through project teams for the development and implementation of new initiatives or the improvement of existing programs. The work environment involves only infrequent exposure to disagreeable elements and minor physical exertion and/or strain, and this position may require travel and working overtime as needed.


Are you looking for work you can believe in? At TNC we strive to embody a philosophy of Work that You Can Believe in where you can feel like you are making a difference every day. We’re looking for someone with strong experience in leading a diverse, multi-disciplinary team.

The ideal candidate should have exceptional communication and collaboration skills and experience in management of controls and reports of a business unit. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the ongoing mission of conservation by directing and shaping the work of our team!


  • Bachelor's Degree and 4 years of experience in the real estate field or equivalent combination.
  • Experience reviewing and editing contracts.
  • Experience coordinating multiple projects simultaneously.


  • Experience reviewing and editing real estate contracts.
  • Experience with residential, unimproved land, and commercial real estate sales.
  • Experience with real estate closings.
  • Experience reviewing title commitments and policies.
  • Experience working across departments or in a team-based environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to implement complex processes.
  • Demonstrated experience using diplomacy and tact to build strong relationships and motivate others.
  • Excellent organizational skills, accuracy, attention to detail and ability to manage tasks concurrently.
  • Excellent analytical and quantitative skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Understanding of current trends related to real estate sales.
  • Dexterity with MS Suite, MS Teams, Box and Smart Sheets
  • Real Estate license
  • Multi-lingual skills and/or multi-cultural experience appreciated.


Since 1951, TNC has been doing work you can believe in. Through grassroots action, we have grown from a small non-profit into one of the most effective and wide-reaching environmental organizations in the world. Thanks to more than 1 million members, over 400 scientists, and the dedicated efforts of our diverse staff and partners, we impact conservation around the world!

TNC offers a competitive, comprehensive benefits package including health care benefits, flexible spending accounts, a 401(k) plan with an 8% employer match, parental leave, accrued paid time off, life insurance, disability coverage, employee assistance program, other life and work well-being benefits. Learn more about our benefits on our Culture Tab on

We’re proud to offer a flexible work environment that supports of the health and well-being of the people we employ.


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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 people of diverse 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 orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.

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