Philanthropy Staff Engagement Partner (Location Negotiable)

Philanthropy Staff Engagement Partner (Location Negotiable)

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The Philanthropy Staff Engagement Partner directs multiple activities within the Philanthropy Learning department. The role will be responsible for providing organizational services and resources such as onboarding new leaders and staff, coordinating and managing cohorts and peer networks, knowledge management and sharing, etc.


The Philanthropy Staff Engagement Partner will design and deliver high quality virtual and in-person learning experiences that drive engagement and development at all levels of the organization, foster a culture of philanthropy, and equip staff and volunteers to maximize their contributions to TNC’s conservation outcomes. The Partner will:

  • Develop a baseline onboarding process and program for all Development staff that can be tailored by business unit (US and International)
  • Refresh and maintain Development onboarding and orientation process and delivery
  • Experiment with new programming that builds community among Philanthropy staff and fosters collaboration
  • Coordinate and manage employee cohorts, peer networks, and mentoring matches to ensure consistent support and connections across geographies, business units, and roles
  • Utilize pulse surveys, other feedback, and the latest, most appropriate technology to deliver, monitor, and ensure high quality experiences
  • Lead knowledge sharing and knowledge management efforts for the Development division, including connecting people to one another and the most useful, up-to-date resources

The Philanthropy Staff Engagement Partner will work towards meeting the strategic priorities of the program by developing and coordinating plans and related tactics, and overseeing day-to-day tasks. They will manage guidelines and analyze factual information to achieve results, improve workflow, and solve problems. They will contribute to the development of new guidelines and report to senior leadership on functional activities. They reinforce consistency in the organization’s policies and procedures, and provide support related to their relevant field(s). They will provide advice, recommendations, and broad training related to the functional area. The Partner maintains expert knowledge of the systems and resources utilized by the team; applies knowledge to managing organization support and planning communications related to the resources. They will manage documentation, initiate complex processes, and serve as key team member for the enhancement of systems and tools used by the team. The Partner 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 will lead diverse activities, analyze situations, evaluate alternatives, project outcomes, and implement solutions in order to improve effectiveness.


  • Act independently, exercise independent judgment to identify and solve complex problems.
  • Decisions may have program-wide impact and may bind the organization financially or legally.
  • Demonstrate sensitivity in handling confidential information.
  • Design and manage multiple projects, directing work of staff, managing budget, setting deadlines, and ensuring accountability.
  • Design and plan new initiatives that will ensure department and organization-wide goals and strategies are achieved.
  • Does not supervise any staff but may take a leadership role in interdepartmental teams to coordinate the work of peers;
  • Ensure programmatic commitments, TNC policies and procedures, and financial standards are met and managed for compliance.
  • Financial responsibilities include budget planning and assisting with monitoring and administration of a budget.
  • Manage team accountability for strategic goals related to functional area.
  • May direct or participate in negotiations for complex or sensitive agreements.
  • Minimize legal risk to the Conservancy and ensure legal compliance with applicable state and local regulation.
  • Travel frequently and on short notice, work long or flexible hours as needed.
  • Work checked through consultation and agreement with others rather than by directives of superiors.
  • Work environment involves only infrequent exposure to disagreeable elements and minor physical exertion and/or strain.
Location: All United States
Organization: The Nature Conservancy
Deadline: July 4, 2021
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