Program Manager, Social Impact Partnership

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The Nature Conservancy

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Arlington, VA, United States

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2 days ago


Arlington, Virginia, USA

Location flexible throughout the United States.


The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Grounded in science, we develop innovative 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; respect for people, communities, and cultures; and a collaborative, bipartisan approach. Thanks to more than 1 million members, over 400 scientists, and the dedicated efforts of our staff and partners, we impact conservation around the world.

The California Chapter is TNC’s largest state program and one of the largest, most dynamic conservation organizations in the country. With approximately 230 employees, from financial analysts and fundraisers to ecologists and economists, we are currently invested in 14 strategies to address the biggest challenges facing California and the world, including numerous community-based projects designed to increase the pace, scale, and effectiveness of conservation. Over the past six decades, we have protected 1.4 million acres, 5,000 miles of streams, and 3.8 million acres of ocean habitat in California and off the coast.


The Nature Conservancy and Bain & Company’s global partnership innovates and launches market-based solutions to increase the pace and scale of conservation. Climate and biodiversity threats are increasing at an unprecedented rate and scale, and The Nature Conservancy is evolving to meet these challenges. We leverage our expertise in science, policy, and on-the-ground results, combined with Bain & Company’s business, economics, and finance expertise, to deliver transformative solutions that increase the sustainability of our global food systems and catalyse the restoration of our planet’s critical ecosystems at scale.

The Program Manager, Social Impact Partnership manages The Nature Conservancy and Bain & Company’s global partnership and portfolio, which includes managing relationships, projects, externships (or secondments), marketing, and operations. You will serve as a key liaison between TNC’s executive leadership, TNC’s global conservation strategy teams, TNC’s cross-functional teams, and Bain teams globally with the goal of advancing conservation at scale within the focus areas of food systems and natural climate solutions. They may advise TNC communications, marketing and philanthropy staff on issues related to the global strategy or priority project(s) and related issues. May involve domestic and international travel of 25% or more.


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 someone who is a passionate, motivated problem-solver. Come join TNC and apply today!

The ideal candidate should have exceptional communication, information synthesis, and collaboration skills, and the ability to collaborate with internal and external stakeholders across many different cultures will be key to success in this position. The location for this role is flexible within the United States.


  • Bachelor’s degree in business, finance, political science, public policy, international relations, international development or related field and 3-5 years management consulting, NGO, and/or corporate relations experience, or equivalent combination.
  • Experience leading complex projects or strategic initiatives in an unstructured environment.
  • Experience researching, critically analyzing, and evaluating information from divergent sources and compiling it into cohesive reports and recommendations for strategy and action.
  • Experience writing and editing promotional and informational material.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and meet time sensitive deadlines.
  • Ability to work in a multicultural and multidisciplinary context.


Each person who works at TNC contributes to our goal of protecting nature for future generations. Another one of TNC’s primary goals is to cultivate an inclusive work environment so that employees around the globe feel that their unique contributions are valued. To quote a popular saying at TNC, “You’ll join for the mission, and you’ll stay for the people.” To learn more, head to YouTube to hear stories from staff or visit Glassdoor.

We’re proud to support the health and wellbeing of the people we employ. We offer a competitive, comprehensive benefits package that includes healthcare coverage, flexible spending accounts, 401(k) plan with an 8% employer match, parental leave, accrued paid time off, life insurance, disability coverage, employee assistance program, and other benefits that support work-life balance.

If you’re interested in working with us, please apply—we’d love to hear from you.


Salary is based on candidate qualifications, geographic location and internal equity. Estimated salary for this position across the United States would fall within $63,250 - $98,950. The hiring team will be able to provide a narrower range to individual candidates as they move forward in the hiring process.

Job Family: Conservation

Job Number: 700047

Salary Grade: 7


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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 with diverse backgrounds, beliefs, and cultures. 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. The Nature Conservancy is also a “big tent” centrist organization. We believe that all people benefit from conservation and that the cause should be inclusive of everyone regardless of their political persuasion. We work hard to make conservation a non-partisan issue through partnerships with stakeholders, elected officials, and industries that span the political spectrum.