Director of Strategy, Impact Management Team, NatureVest (remote within in North America)

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The Nature Conservancy

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Arlington, VA, United States

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29 days ago


Arlington, Virginia, USA

This position may work remotely throughout North America





The Nature Conservancy’s mission is to protect the lands and waters upon which all life depends. As a science-based organization, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that we can create a world in which people and nature thrive. We’re rooted in our Mission and guided by our Values, which includes a Commitment to Diversity and Respect for People, Communities, and Cultures. Whether it’s career development, flexible schedules, or a rewarding mission, there are lots of reasons to love life #insideTNC. Want a better insight to TNC? Check out our TNC Talent playlist on YouTube on Glassdoor.

Our goal is to cultivate an inclusive work environment so that all our colleagues around the globe feel a sense of belonging, and that their unique contributions to our mission are valued. We’ll only achieve our Mission by hiring and engaging a diverse workforce that reflects the communities in which we work. In addition to the requirements in our postings, we recognize that people come with talent and experiences outside of a job. Diversity of experience and skills combined with passion is a key to innovation and a culture of inclusion! Please apply – we’d love to hear from you. To quote myriad TNC staff members, “you’ll join for our mission, and you’ll stay for our people.”


The Director of Strategy provides strategic leadership, expertise and support to the Impact Management Team at TNC NatureVest, including on business strategy, financial and management controls, and approaches to achieving impact alongside financial returns. The Director of Strategy will directly oversee financial and programmatic elements of a portfolio of investments and investment partnerships for NatureVest, including investments in the United States and abroad. Beyond these responsibilities, they will also advise the Impact Management team in carrying out existing and future investment partnerships across multiple sectors (e.g. agriculture, forestry, tourism and other sectors), with a focus on providing commercial perspective on ways to align impact with financial returns. Existing investments are located around the world, including in North and South America, Africa, and Asia-Pacific, and will generate priority conservation outcomes in deal structures that are competitive with other market offerings.

The Director of Strategy will also support the origination process for new deals, in close partnership with NatureVest’s Origination team, by serving as the primary liaison with those at TNC developing new investment partnerships. The Director of Strategy will share learnings from NatureVest’s existing portfolio, to inform new deal structures and negotiations, and will provide commercial perspective to maximize alignment of impact and returns for newly originated investments. The Director of Strategy mentors Impact Management staff as they establish priorities for new investment partnerships and work to implement existing partnerships. The Director of Strategy will serve as a principal contact to investment partners, other conservation organizations, foundations, and/or other strategic partners. The Director of Strategy may supervise operations staff working to support the team’s financial and legal responsibilities for the team’s portfolio of investments and investment partnerships.


Are you looking for a career to help people and nature? Guided by science, TNC creates innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that people and nature can thrive together.

We’re looking for a strategic leader with commercial experience to act as an advisor on our over $2 billion investment portfolio. This person will bring a financial and business strategy lens to our high functioning team of scientists, portfolio managers, program managers, and forest engineers.


  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Finance, Resource Management or related and 7 years of related experience or equivalent combination in a private sector environment, such as management consulting and investment banking.
  • Investment experience including transaction structuring, cash flow modeling and experience in securing capital from investors such as investment banks private wealth managers, public pension plans, endowment funds, private trusts and high-net worth individuals.
  • Senior level management and leadership experience including experience working with diverse cross-functional teams.
  • Experience designing, implementing, and directing complex or multiple projects of strategic importance, including managing finances, supervising multidisciplinary professionals and coordinating the work of partners while meeting deadlines.
  • Expert knowledge of current trends and practices in impact investment in the US and internationally.
  • Experienced in partnership development with investment and/or non-profit partners, community groups and/or government agencies.
  • Experience conceiving and implementing strategic and creative initiatives.
  • Experience negotiating and influencing.


Since 1951, The Nature Conservancy has been doing work you can believe in protecting the lands and waters that all life depends on. Through grassroots action, TNC has grown to become 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, we impact conservation throughout the world!

The Nature Conservancy offers competitive and comprehensive benefits packages tailored to the individual countries where we work. These may include health care benefits, retirement benefits, parental leave, paid time off, life insurance, and disability coverage as well as an employee assistance program and other life and well-being benefits. Learn more about our benefits in the Culture Tab on

We’re proud to offer a work environment that is supportive of the health, well-being, and flexibility needs 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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