Director of Donor Communications

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The Nature Conservancy

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10 days ago


United States

Negotiable within the United States




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 Director of Donor Communications manages a high-performing team of writers and designers responsible for developing content to cultivate, solicit and steward donors to The Nature Conservancy’s highest organizational priorities. They set the strategic vision, lead the team, supervise multiple team members and sit on the 30+ person Donor Relations department’s leadership team. They report to the Director of Donor Content.

The Director of Donor Communications is responsible for management and oversight of all aspects of the 10+ member Donor Communications Team, which crafts highly customized messaging and materials directed toward principal gift-level individual and institutional donors.

They develop and communicate overall team vision and strategy. They manage workflow, establish and meet deadlines, and provide guidance to team members. They set and track team goals. They are responsible for helping the organization meet fundraising goals including campaign goals.

The Director of Donor Communications supports multiple direct reports and engages regularly with all team members. Their primary responsibility is team management and oversight, but they will also produce donor content as needed. The Donor Communications Team’s responsibilities include customized grant proposals, reports, videos, slide decks, photobooks and digital content.

As a member of the Donor Relations leadership team, the Director collaborates regularly with the Global Director of Donor Relations, Stewardship and Engagement directors and their teams. They partner with the Director of Donor Content to contribute to and determine their team’s participation in the development of foundational donor messaging, fundraiser resources and internal consulting services. They cultivate and maintain relationships with fundraisers from across the organization, program staff focused on TNC’s global priorities and a wide range of partners in Development, Marketing and Conservation.


The Donor Relations team values emotional intelligence, flexibility and collaboration. We pride ourselves on being thought partners to the fundraisers and program staff we work with every day. If you are an empathetic leader and energetic problem solver who is passionate about conservation and motivated to be part of some incredibly impactful conservation efforts, we hope you will apply today!


Minimum qualifications (required):

  • Bachelor’s degree and 8 years related experience, including experience working at a senior level.
  • Management experience of a large multidisciplinary team, including planning and delivering budgetary responsibilities.
  • Experience managing relationships with diverse stakeholders.
  • Experience conceiving and implementing strategic initiatives.
  • Experience conceiving, developing, and managing multiple projects and strategic goals.
  • Experience developing practices and procedures of the relevant field.

Desired qualifications:

  • Experience working in a large, complex, not-for-profit environment.
  • Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated.
  • Effectively communicate via presentations, conversations, and documents.
  • Experience managing a geographically dispersed team.
  • Expert knowledge of current and evolving trends in relevant discipline.
  • Expert understanding of best practices in non-profit management.
  • Proficiency in synthesizing materials from multiple sources into a coherent and accurate summary.


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.


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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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TNC is committed to offering accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application process. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please send a note to with Request for Accommodation in the subject line.

Where legally permissible, TNC requires all new employees to be fully vaccinated and willing to keep up to date with vaccines that protect against COVID-19. By accepting an offer of employment, you agree to comply with this requirement, unless you are entitled to a legally mandated exemption.

An attractive salary and benefits package is part of TNC’s value proposition to our employees. TNC strives to provide competitive pay and bases salaries on the geographic location of the role committing to being equitable across groups and providing hiring salary ranges when possible.

Since we support flexible and remote work for our employees, many positions have a flexible location within countries where we’re registered as a Non-government Organization and established as an employer. This may mean we’re unable to provide a hiring salary range in the posting for some of our positions. However, candidates invited to be part of our interview process will be provided their location specific range upon request.