Program Manager, Donor Communications

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The Nature Conservancy

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Los Angeles, CA, United States

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27 days ago


Location flexible within the state of California, USA.


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, with approximately 230 employees working to achieve our conservation mission, from financial analysts to on-the-ground ecologists. We are currently engaged in more than two dozen large-scale conservation projects statewide—projects that are designed to develop and test ideas 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 California Chapter believes that we are most effective when we are embedded in our state’s communities, politics, media, and environmental issues. For this reason, and to reduce our carbon footprint when meeting in person, all staff live in California, including those in a home office.


The Donor Communications Program Manager develops and manages the workflow of donor-facing products within the California Chapter’s Donor Communications Team. The Program Manager will be responsible for managing a robust editorial calendar, which outlines the workstream for major communication products for TNC’s corporate, foundation, and individual major donors; developing project timelines; tracking assignments across the team; and facilitating meetings to ensure deliverable completion and submission.

The Donor Communications Program Manager is a key connector on the team as well as across the California Chapter. The main objectives of the position include but are not limited to:

Managing the Editorial Calendar and Product Workstream: The Program Manager will manage product workflow through an editorial calendar and solve any problems related to product development. These products may include proposals, reports, newsletters, board documents, membership mailings, campaign materials and strategy briefs targeted to TNC’s corporate, foundation and individual major donors. The Program Manager will facilitate meetings to understand product needs and update the editorial calendar as new products come into the pipeline. They will develop timeline coordination emails and systems to ensure that Conservation, Science, Development, and Finance teams are aligned on product needs and that the given deliverable is submitted on time and per the donor’s guidelines.

Providing Operational and Strategic Support to the Donor Communications Team: The Program Manager curates products on internal sharing platforms to improve internal communications between Development, Science, Conservation and Finance staff, and to maximize the utilization and re-purposing of key donor materials. The Program Manager must be an expert in the systems and resources used by the team and apply that knowledge to create efficient processes for managing workflow. They will develop documentation, modify processes, and participate in the enhancement of systems and tools used by the team. They will also support the team in strategic planning.


In this role, you will be responsible for managing a robust editorial calendar, leading meetings, monitoring deliverables, and collaborating with colleagues across the organization. The position is location negotiable within California. The Nature Conservancy may be the place for you. Apply today and find a career where you can find meaning and purpose.


  • Bachelor’s degree and 3 years related experience or equivalent combination.
  • Experience coordinating projects.
  • Experience generating reports and analyzing and interpreting data.
  • Experience with current technology in relevant field.
  • Experience working across departments.
  • Experience, coursework, or other training in principles and practices of relevant field.


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. We know we’ll only achieve our mission by hiring and engaging a diverse staff that reflects the communities in which we work. We consider life experience in addition to the professional requirements listed in our postings. 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. Learn more on our culture webpage.

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 would fall within $61,500 - 85,000. The hiring team will be able to provide a narrower range to individual candidates as they move forward in the hiring process.

Job Family: Development

Job Number: 200065

Salary Grade: 6


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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” 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.