Georgia State Director

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The Nature Conservancy

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Atlanta, GA, United States

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11 days ago


Atlanta, Georgia, USA





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 State Director functions as the executive director for TNC in Georgia and serves as a senior leader for TNC, advancing major conservation initiatives to benefit people and nature. The State Director leads chapter staff and trustees to develop new and existing donors, form large scale partnerships, and build a broader constituency for conservation.

The State Director oversees development and marketing and works with staff to increase individual, foundation and corporate support, and engage major donor cultivation, especially in the Atlanta market. As a leader in the Georgia conservation movement, the State Director plays a primary role in working with partner organizations, government agencies, elected officials, corporations, and other key decision-makers to build alliances and shared agendas that advance science driven conservation outcomes in Georgia, across the southeastern U.S., and around the world.

The State Director is accountable for the chapter’s success in implementing the Conservancy’s global conservation approach, producing measurable results, and upholding organizational values. They demonstrate progress by successfully creating and leading a diverse workplace culture, nurturing a safe and inclusive environment for all, and focusing on equitable conservation processes and results. They support seasoned and emerging staff and volunteer leaders in service of shared organizational goals and outcomes, as well as a culture of collaboration, personal accountability, innovation, and high morale.

The State Director in Georgia plays a leading role in the Southern U.S. Division, which spans 10 states from Virginia and Kentucky southward to Florida and Louisiana, and reports to the Southern Division Director. They actively participate in the Southern Leadership team and other Division teams, collaborating on innovative, cross-boundary projects and funding efforts.


We’re looking for someone who is a passionate, motivated problem-solver, a demonstrated leader and manager of people, and an excellent communicator. This role offers a unique opportunity to design and implement a strategic approach to conservation of nature—and to help shape a resilient future for all Georgians. Come join TNC and apply today! Whether it’s career development, flexible schedules, or a rewarding mission, there are many reasons to love life #insideTNC. To learn more, check out our Talent playlist on YouTube. As many employees say, “you’ll join for our mission, and you’ll stay for our people.”


  • Bachelor’s degree and minimum of 7 years of experience as a leader in the conservation arena, non-profit sector, advocacy, or related for-profit area.
  • Extensive experience in fundraising and commitment to increase program fundraising success, especially by forging relationships and results in the Atlanta market.
  • Experience creating a vision that with enthusiasm and stature can elevate the brand of TNC statewide.
  • Experience leading and managing large multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Experience communicating with and presenting to diverse audiences including donors, board members, employees, agency partners, or equivalent.
  • Experience convening a diversity of groups to find common ground and implement shared solutions.
  • Written and verbal fluency in English.
  • Experience with success as an inspirational leader who has motivated staff to achieve and sustain excellence.
  • Experience in hiring, developing, and retaining staff.
  • Experience in board development and recruitment for fundraising and influencing results.
  • Experience being organized and self-directed; politically savvy and a team player.
  • Experience with technical skills, analytical ability, good judgment, and strong operational focus.
  • Experience with high energy, forward thinking, creative individual with strong ethical standards.
  • Experience with leadership and visionary qualities, with ability to work effectively with and through others in a decentralized and geographically dispersed organization.


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.


This position requires a valid driver's license and compliance with TNC’s Auto Safety Program. Employees may not drive Conservancy-owned/leased vehicles, rental cars, or personal vehicles on behalf of the Conservancy if considered "high risk drivers." To learn more about the Auto Safety Program, visit under the FAQ section.

Employment in this position will be contingent upon completion of a Vehicle Use Agreement, which may include a review of the prospective employee's motor vehicle record.


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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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