Philanthropy Operations & Engagement Manager

Philanthropy Operations & Engagement Manager

Type of offer:

The Philanthropy Operations & Engagement Manager is a team player who excels at leading projects and people and thrives in a fast-paced environment. The Manager is part of a robust Florida philanthropy team and will lead externally facing work (such as donor events and field trips) as well as internal work (such as managing the philanthropy operations team, project managing, and daily operational functions). The Manager will work in tandem with out-the-door fundraisers to provide high quality donor cultivation and stewardship experiences across the state. 

The Manager must have advanced knowledge of technology, software and systems and resources utilized in successful project and team management; applies knowledge to manage support and coordinate communications to a variety of stakeholders. The Manager works in close cooperation with any or all of the following: Conservancy staff, donors, volunteers, vendors, public agencies, financial institutions, and legal and accounting professionals. They will organize and coordinate diverse activities, project outcomes, and implement solutions in consultation with leadership.


  • Produce 15-20 events (including a mix of in-person and virtual events, as well as 3 – 4 field trips), working closely with Philanthropy and Conservation leaders on event goals, materials, content, and follow up. 
  • Serve as production lead for all donor mailings (10-15 annually). 
  • Supervise administrative, professional and/or volunteer staff, responsibility includes training and professional development.
  • Act independently within broad program goals to prioritize tasks in the absence of specific instructions and exercise independent judgment to identify and solve problems.
  • Coordinate projects with several variables, set realistic deadlines for own work and for team members involved in projects, and manage multiple timelines for multiple priorities. 
  • Decisions may bind the organization financially or legally.
  • Ensure programmatic commitments, TNC policies and procedures, financial standards, and legal requirements are met and managed for compliance.
  • Financial responsibility includes helping to set and working within a budget, as well as negotiating and contracting with vendors. 
  • Implement and manage new initiatives with a strategic focus that will ensure department and organization-wide goals are achieved.
  • Manage functional activity toward program’s strategic goals.
  • May participate in complex negotiations.
  • Travel occasionally (more frequently during the fall and winter), work long and flexible hours 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.
Location: Florida
Organization: The Nature Conservancy
Deadline: July 4, 2021
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