Tennessee State Director

Tennessee State Director

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The Tennessee State Director functions as manager and conservation strategist for The Nature Conservancy in Tennessee.  They are accountable for Tennessee’s success in implementing TNC’s conservation approach, producing measurable conservation results and maintaining organizational values.  They ensure outcomes are achieved in priority areas that fall within the operating unit’s responsibilities, and contributes intellectual, financial, and/or human resources to the formulation and execution of priority cross-boundary efforts.  They support the alignment of activities by securing, coordinating, and configuring resources, capacity, and programs to address the most critical organization-wide projects, threats and strategies.  They are responsible for collaborating with others on the procurement and application of resources to address the conservation priorities established by TNC, both in their ecoregion(s)/operating unit and in areas beyond their span of authority. They serve as the primary local spokesperson for TNC to internal and external audiences (including staff, volunteers, the Board of Trustees, public and private donors, government agencies and officials, community leaders and other partners) and cultivates those audiences to support and promote TNC’s mission and vision.

The Tennessee State Director partners with the Director of Philanthropy and Communications on strategic fundraising and marketing for the Chapter, including approving budgets and setting priorities which dictate private and public fundraising goals and in engaging Tennessee’s Board of Trustees. They support philanthropy staff in the cultivation and direct solicitation of donors and government relations staff in policy strategy and advocacy to secure public funding to meet revenue goals.

The Tennessee State Director reports to the Southern U.S. Division (SUSD) Director and plays an active role on the SUSD in supporting the conservation priorities that help maximize the Division’s collective contributions to realizing the Conservancy’s 2030 goals.


Are you looking for a career to help people and nature? Guided by science, TNC creates innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that people and nature can thrive together. We’re looking for someone who is a passionate, motivated problem-solver. Come join TNC and apply today!

Location: Tennessee
Organization: The Nature Conservancy
Deadline: November 27, 2022
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