Development Program Specialist

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The Nature Conservancy

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Singapore, Singapore

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12 days ago





The position’s location is negotiable within any Asia Pacific country where TNC has office or affiliated local entity, preferably in Australia, Hong Kong or Singapore.


The Nature Conservancy’s mission is to protect the lands and waters upon which all life depends. As a science-based organization, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that we can create a world in which people and nature thrive. We’re rooted in our Mission and guided by our Values, which includes a Commitment to Diversity and Respect for People, Communities, and Cultures. Whether it’s career development, flexible schedules, or a rewarding mission, there’s lots of reasons to love life #insideTNC. Want a better insight to TNC? Check out our TNC Talent playlist on YouTube or on Glassdoor.

Our goal is to cultivate an inclusive work environment so that all our colleagues around the globe feel a sense of belonging, and that their unique contributions to our mission are valued. We know we’ll only achieve our Mission by hiring and engaging a diverse workforce that reflects the communities in which we work. In addition to the requirements in our postings, we recognize that people come with talent and experiences outside of a job. Diversity of experience and skills combined with passion is a key to innovation and a culture of inclusion! Please apply – we’d love to hear from you. To quote myriad TNC staff members, “you’ll join for our mission, and you’ll stay for our people.”


The Development Program Specialist, a key member of the Asia Pacific Regional Office (APRO) Philanthropy Team, works toward supporting the US-based AP Philanthropy Team and the five AP in-region Development Teams (Australia, China, Hong Kong SAR, Indonesia and New Zealand) to achieve their collective private fundraising goal of USD 43.2 million in FY23, and beyond. The person will be involved in various development operations functions, such as fundraising data management, portfolio management, prospect research, gift processing and stewardship, etc. They will provide support and targeted training related to the functional area of the team. The Specialist must maintain advanced skills with the systems and resources utilized by the team in order to execute tasks. They will implement processes and practices in order to improve effectiveness based on their in-depth understanding of related policies and procedures. The Specialist will effectively communicate or distribute information to assist staff in making decisions, solving problems, and improving workflow. Reporting to the AP Development Operations and Strategy Manager, the preferred locations for this position are Australia, Hongkong or Singapore, with the potential to recruit candidates based and legally able to work in other countries in the Asia Pacific region, with no sponsor relocation and support for immigration and visa.


Want to help save the planet? Join us in our mission to create a world where people and nature can thrive. Find out more about TNC’s 2030 goals and what we are doing in Asia Pacific to reach them in our Latest Impact Report


  • Bachelor’s degree and 2 years’ experience or equivalent combination.
  • Experience building relationships with staff, external stakeholders or similar.
  • Experience managing databases, generating reports and interpreting data.
  • Experience working and communicating with a wide range of people.
  • Experience managing varied activities to meet deadlines.
  • Experience, coursework, or other training in principles and practices of relevant field.


  • Knowledge of or experience in working in the fundraising/philanthropy sector.
  • Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated.
  • Ability to analyze information for the purpose of coordinating and planning activities and solving problems.
  • Ability to implement processes and strategic program goals.
  • Ability to coordinate projects, prioritize workflow and work under pressure.
  • Ability to use existing technology to achieve desired results.
  • Ability to apply research skills.
  • Ability to build strong productive working relationships with external and internal stakeholders
  • Ability to interpret guidelines to achieve desired results.
  • Experience with database administration and spreadsheet software, including managing, manipulating and tracking data.
  • Knowledge of current trends in the specific field.
  • Strong organizational skills, accuracy, and attention to detail.


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 including employer match, parental leave, accrued paid time off, life insurance, disability coverage, employee assistance program, other life and work wellbeing benefits. Learn more about our benefits at in the Culture Tab on

We’re proud to offer a work-environment that is supportive of the health, wellbeing, and flexibility needs of the people we employ!


To apply for job ID 52081, submit your materials online by using the Apply Now button at by 11:59 PM EST on September 30th, 2022. Need help applying? Visit our recruitment page or contact

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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