Senior Manager, Philanthropy Analytics (location flexible within the U.S.)

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The Nature Conservancy

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Arlington, VA, United States

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5 days ago


Arlington, Virginia, USA

Location negotiable within the United States. Arlington, Virginia is TNC's headquarters.




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 Senior Manager, Philanthropy Analytics is responsible for performing rigorous analyses, streamlining and accelerating reporting technology, and collaborating with WO Development colleagues and other departments across the organization to execute analytics projects to inform sound fundraising decision-making. The Senior Manager will have strong data analysis and data presentation skills, be able to present information clearly to staff at different levels of the department, be able to juggle multiple activities, and be dedicated to continuous learning and improvement. The Senior Manager reports to the Director of Philanthropy Management & Performance on the Philanthropy Effectiveness team and will be responsible for supervising at least one development specialist.


The Senior Manager partners with the Director of Philanthropy Management & Performance and other stakeholders, including WO Development departments, Office of the Chief Development Officer, Finance, and Business Intelligence and Analytics, to perform detailed analyses to inform organization-wide fundraising performance decision-making and processes such as business unit fundraising reviews and goal setting. They are responsible for developing and analyzing key performance indicators, creating performance benchmarks, managing performance processes, and making recommendations to align strategic fundraising activities across the Conservancy. With support from the development specialist, the Senior Manager creates user-friendly reports and dashboards for business unit fundraising staff and performs ad hoc analyses as needed. They create efficiency by streamlining tools, processes, and reporting across fundraising teams and reinforce consistency in the organization's analytics policies and procedures. They maintain expert knowledge of the systems and resources utilized by the team, and they research and recommend tool enhancements and innovative approaches to analytics and data visualization. They take on additional duties to enhance the work of the team. Such duties may include but are not limited to: designing and leading training initiatives, managing documentation, and enhancing the resources managed by the team. The Senior Manager keeps up-to-date on market trends and best practices in order to improve services.


  • Promote analytics as integral to TNC’s fundraising effectiveness and support data-driven decision-making culture across the organization.
  • Act independently, exercise independent judgment to identify and solve complex problems.
  • Decisions may have program-wide impact and may bind the organization financially or legally.
  • Demonstrate sensitivity in handling confidential information.
  • Design and manage multiple projects, directing work of staff, managing budget, setting deadlines, and ensuring accountability.
  • Design and plan new initiatives that will ensure department and organization-wide goals and strategies are achieved.
  • Ensure programmatic commitments, TNC policies and procedures, and financial standards are met and managed for compliance.
  • Financial responsibilities include budget planning and assisting with monitoring and administration of a budget.
  • Manage team accountability for strategic goals related to functional area.
  • May direct or participate in negotiations for complex or sensitive agreements.
  • Minimize legal risk to the Conservancy and ensure legal compliance with applicable state and local regulation.
  • Supervise one or more administrative or professional staff, responsibility includes training and professional development.
  • Travel frequently and on short notice, work long or flexible hours as needed.
  • Work checked through consultation and agreement with others rather than by directives of superiors.
  • Work environment involves only infrequent exposure to disagreeable elements and minor physical exertion and/or strain.


  • Bachelor’s degree and 6 years related experience or equivalent combination.
  • Experience designing and generating reports, manipulating and analyzing data, and communicating results to non-technical audiences.
  • Experience leading and implementing multiple projects.
  • Experience with current and evolving technology in database management, data visualization, and analytics.
  • Experience working with teams across an organization.
  • Experience, coursework, or other training in principles and practices of relevant field.
  • Supervisory experience including setting objectives and managing performance, including conflict resolution.


  • Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated.
  • Experience working in Excel, PowerBI, Tableau, Looker, or other data visualization tools.
  • Experience manipulating relational data using SQL.
  • Experience performing statistical analysis including simple and multivariate linear regression.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to explain complex problems and technical solutions in ways that are clear to all colleagues, leaders, and users.
  • Experience and ability to apply Agile, Lean & Design Thinking principles and methodologies to team’s work.
  • A growth mindset, curiosity to learn, try new approaches, and adaptively manage programs to meet evolving conditions & needs.
  • Commitment to promoting a culture of experimentation and continuous improvement.
  • Experience driving measurable results to achieve institutional, departmental, and team goals.
  • Ability to organize and complete multiple tasks and projects simultaneously with close attention to detail and prioritization to meet deadlines.
  • Experience in leading multiple and complex projects and implementing strategic program goals.
  • Ability to work in partnership with others in a collaborative or advisory role.
  • Understanding of accounting practices.


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 a competitive, comprehensive benefits package including health care benefits, flexible spending accounts, 401(k) plan to include 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 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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