Program Manager, Impact Management Team

Arlington, VA +3

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 working in more than 75 countries and territories. 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. 

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The Program Manager, Impact Management Team provides technical and program support for TNC’s conservation advisory services partnerships with private equity managers. This primarily includes leading and/or supporting the review of timberland, agricultural and water investments and the management of assets to maximize conservation outcomes to advance regional conservation priorities. They lead projects with other TNC staff and with external partners to help drive the implementation of partnerships in the United States and internationally, with projects in North and South America, Australia and Africa. They serve as a principle contact to government agencies, other conservation organizations, donors, and NGO collaborators. They establish the Conservancy as a major conservation partner in the regions TNC’s investment partnerships are active in and define conservation priorities for each investment. They lead and manage a team of technical staff and a matrixed team of experts to support and improve conservation efforts and build strategic, scientific, and technical capacity in the field. They lead aspects of strategy development, lead cross-disciplinary work with regional TNC staff and external teams, and develop innovative methods, analyses, tools and frameworks to guide investments and associated conservation projects in each geography. They negotiate complex and innovative solutions with commercial partners, conservation organizations, government agencies, and landowners to conserve and protect natural communities.


  • BA/BS degree and 7 years’ experience in conservation practice or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience managing complex or multiple projects, including managing finances and coordinating the work of other professionals and partners.  
  • Supervisory experience, including motivating, leading, setting objectives and managing performance.
  • Experience in partnership development with non-profit partners, community groups and/or government agencies.                    
  • Experience communicating clearly via written, spoken, and graphical means in English and other relevant languages.
  • Experience negotiating.


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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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