Stock Gift Specialist

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The Nature Conservancy

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19 days ago


Location negotiable within the United States. Arlington, Virginia preferred.


The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working to make a positive impact around the world in more than 30 countries, all 50 United States, and your backyard. Founded in 1951, the mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity therefore we are committed to a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Visit to learn more.


The Stock Gift Specialist will work as part of the Gift Administration Team to perform a variety of administrative tasks in relation accepting outright and planned gifts of securities.


The Stock Gift Specialist will serve as a liaison between the Worldwide Office and Field Offices to ensure accurate processing of stock gift transfers. They will work closely with Development and Treasury staff in the Worldwide Office and Field Offices to support transfers of gifts of securities, solve stock-related transfer issues, provide correct stock instructions, ensure proper recording of gift designation and support for all stock transactions. They will maintain necessary proficiency in both the internal database to perform tasks described above. They provide input to gift administration stock team financials including generating reports, processing of general ledger journal entry requests and completing adjustment requests as needed. The position will have significant communication with donors and/or their advisors on gifts of stocks and provide instructions to brokers on the disposition of stock gifts as needed. The position will also produce tax acknowledgements for gifts of stock as appropriate and may support other Gift Administration tasks such as Donor Advised Fund reporting and support, Estate Administration support , non-trusteed trust value tracking, and other tasks as needed. The Stock Gift Specialist must be well versed in all systems, programs and resources utilized by the Gift Administration Team as a whole to execute assigned tasks efficiently and timely. They will implement processes and practices to improve effectiveness and be able to nimbly reprioritize current workload to take on new tasks when necessary and do so with little input to ensure seamless team performance. They will be on site for essential stock processes, such as check processing, atleast once per month as needed


  • Act independently within broad program goals to prioritize tasks in the absence of specific instructions and exercise independent judgment to identify and solve problems.
  • Does not supervise any staff but may manage work of peers on departmental project teams.
  • Ensure compliance with TNC policies and procedures, and external (donor/legal/IRS) requirements.
  • Financial responsibility includes working within a budget, processing transfers and stock transfers.
  • Manage an account or client relationship.
  • Manage projects with several variables, set realistic deadlines, manage a timeline, and ensure accountability.
  • May provide oversight for a key function of the team.
  • Provide centralized support to chapters or programs
  • Provide input through project teams for the development and implementation of new initiatives or the improvement of existing programs.
  • Travel and work overtime as needed.
  • Work environment involves only infrequent exposure to disagreeable elements and minor physical exertion and/or strain.
  • Work is diversified and may not always fall under established practices and guidelines.
  • Work within scope of program’s strategic goals.


  • Bachelor’s degree and 3 years related experience or equivalent combination.
  • Experience, coursework, or other training in principles and practices of accounting.
  • Experience generating reports, and analyzing and interpreting data.
  • Experience working across departments.
  • Experience with database management.
  • Experience working and communicating with a wide range of people.

Desired Qualifications

  • Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience are appreciated.
  • Degree in finance or accounting preferred.
  • Ability to implement complex processes.
  • Ability to use existing technology to achieve desired results.
  • Demonstrated experience using diplomacy and tact to build strong relationships and motivate staff.
  • Experience coordinating projects.
  • Experience interpreting guidelines to achieve desired results.
  • Strong organization skills, accuracy, attention to detail and ability to manage multiple tasks.
  • Successful experience implementing strategic program goals.
  • Understanding of basic accounting practices and controls.


Since 1951, The Nature Conservancy has been doing work you can believe in protecting the lands and waters that all life depends on. Through grassroots action, TNC has grown to become 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, we impact conservation throughout the world!

The Nature Conservancy offers a competitive, comprehensive benefits package including health care benefits, flexible spending accounts, 401(k) plan to include 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 in the Culture Tab on

We’re proud to offer a work environment that is supportive of the health, well-being, and flexibility needs 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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