Donor Engagement Manager

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The Nature Conservancy

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30+ days ago


United States.

Location 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 Donor Engagement Manager is a member of the Donor Engagement Team (DET), which is responsible for creating unique event and travel experiences that connect donors and prospects to TNC’s mission and global priorities, deepening their engagement with the organization and inspiring new, continued or increased philanthropic support. The Donor Engagement Manager is responsible for managing event strategies and accompanying programming portfolios and may also supervise one or more direct report(s).

The Donor Engagement Manager will work towards meeting the strategic priorities of the DET by developing and coordinating tactics for approved engagement plans & strategies and working closely with internal and external partners to end-to-end project manage several highly bespoke donor events per year. They will support the Director of Donor Engagement in the identification of evolving priorities of the program area and may be asked to report out to leadership on event-specific activities as appropriate. The Donor Engagement Manager will anticipate challenges, analyze situations, evaluate & recommend alternatives, implement solutions, and proactively communicate to key stakeholders throughout to successfully deliver strategic and consistently best-in-class engagement experiences.

The Donor Engagement Manager must be an expert in event planning, project management, and relationship building as well as the systems and resources utilized by the team and will apply that knowledge forward by identifying ways to adapt approaches, tactics, processes and/or tools and participating in their enhancement. They will manage guidelines, follow policies and procedures, and track, analyze, and report on engagement data and metrics to achieve results. They will keep up-to-date on markets trends and best practices and provide advice, recommendations, and training related to events and engagement to direct report(s) and colleagues across DET and TNC more broadly.

The Donor Engagement Manager works in close cooperation with any or all of the following: Conservancy staff, donors, Trustees, Global Board Members, vendors, public agencies, financial institutions and legal and accounting professionals.


We’re looking for a strategic engagement planner with a passion for developing customized and best-in-class event experiences that have transformational impact. A successful candidate will be a holistic and globally minded thinker, motivated and diplomatic problem solver, organized and detail-oriented project manager, and superior communicator. They are flexible, adaptable, and excited by working collaboratively across teams and silos. The Donor Engagement Team is fully remote and to that end, we are looking for someone who thrives working in a remove environment. If this position resonates with you, apply today and find a career where you can find meaning and purpose!


  • Bachelor’s degree and 5 years related experience or equivalent combination.
  • Experience planning in person and virtual events for both small and large audiences.
  • Experience managing and implementing multiple projects.
  • Experience working across departments and/or on cross-functional teams.
  • Experience negotiating agreements.
  • Experience supervising staff, interns, and/or volunteers.
  • Experience with current and evolving technology in relevant field.
  • Experience, coursework, or other training in principles and practices of relevant field.


  • Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated.
  • Experience working with ultra-high net worth audiences and/or senior leaders.
  • Strong organization, planning, communications, and problem-solving skills.


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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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.

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