Donor Engagement Manager

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The Nature Conservancy

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25 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 travel and event experiences that connect donors and prospects to TNC’s mission and global priorities, deepening their engagement with the organization and inspiring continued philanthropic support. The Manager is primarily responsible for leading a programming portfolio of highly bespoke custom trips geared towards our highest-level donors and prospects.

The Donor Engagement Manager will work towards meeting the strategic priorities of the DET by end-to-end project managing several highly bespoke donor trips per year. The Manager will work closely with internal and external partners to comprehensively plan and execute all trip logistics and deliverables. They will anticipate challenges, evaluate & recommend alternatives, implement solutions, and proactively communicate to key stakeholders throughout, including reporting to leadership on trip-specific activities as appropriate, to successfully deliver strategic and best-in-class engagement experiences. The Manager will manage guidelines, follow policies and procedures, and analyze information to achieve results and improve workflow.

The Manager must be an expert in engagement planning, project management, and relationship building, as well as the systems and resources utilized by the team and apply that knowledge to developing documentation/communication, modifying processes, and participating in the enhancement of tools and approaches used by the team. They will provide advice, recommendations, and training related to travel planning to colleagues across DET and the organization more broadly and keep up-to-date on market trends and best practices in order to improve services.

The Manager works in close cooperation with any or all of the following: Conservancy staff, donors, Trustees, vendors, public agencies, financial institutions and legal and accounting professionals. They may travel occasionally, and work long and flexible hours as needed. The work environment may involve infrequent exposure to disagreeable elements and minor physical exertion and/or strain.


We’re looking for a creative engagement planner with a passion for creating strategic, one-of-a-kind and inclusive experiences that have a transformational impact. A successful candidate will be a globally minded thinker, creative and diplomatic problem solver, detail-oriented project manager, proactive and responsive communicator, who is flexible, adaptable, and excited by working across teams with a wide array of stakeholders. The Donor Engagement Team is a fully remote team and we’re seeking someone who thrives working across silos in a remote 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 high touch travel, events, and/or other engagement activity.
  • Experience managing and implementing multiple projects.
  • Experience negotiating agreements.
  • Experience supervising staff, interns, and/or volunteers.
  • Experience with current and evolving technology in relevant field.
  • Experience working across departments and/or with cross-functional teams.
  • 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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