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The Nature Conservancy

Georgia State Director

The Nature Conservancy


Job Summary

The State Director functions as the executive director for TNC in Georgia and serves as a senior leader for TNC, advancing major conservation initiatives to benefit people and nature.  The State Director leads chapter staff and trustees to develop new and existing donors, form large scale partnerships, and build a broader constituency for conservation.  The position is in Atlanta.

The State Director oversees development and marketing and works with staff to increase individual, foundation and corporate support, and engage major donor cultivation, especially in the Atlanta market. As a leader in the Georgia conservation movement, the State Director plays a primary role in working with partner organizations, government agencies, elected officials, corporations, and other key decision-makers to build alliances and shared agendas that advance science driven conservation outcomes in Georgia, across the southeastern U.S., and around the world.

The State Director is accountable for the chapter’s success in implementing the Conservancy’s global conservation approach, producing measurable results, and upholding organizational values.  They demonstrate progress by successfully creating and leading a diverse workplace culture, nurturing a safe and inclusive environment for all, and focusing on equitable conservation processes and results.  They support seasoned and emerging staff and volunteer leaders in service of shared organizational goals and outcomes, as well as a culture of collaboration, personal accountability, innovation, and high morale.

The State Director in Georgia plays a leading role in the Southern U.S. Division, which spans 10 states from Virginia and Kentucky southward to Florida and Louisiana, and reports to the Southern Division Director.  They actively participate in the Southern Leadership team and other Division teams, collaborating on innovative, cross-boundary projects and funding efforts.

Job Responsibilities

We’re looking for someone who is a passionate, motivated problem-solver, a demonstrated leader and manager of people, and an excellent communicator. This role offers a unique opportunity to design and implement a strategic approach to conservation of nature—and to help shape a resilient future for all Georgians. Come join TNC and apply today! Whether it’s career development, flexible schedules, or a rewarding mission, there are many reasons to love life #insideTNC. To learn more, check out our Talent playlist on YouTube. As many employees say, “you’ll join for our mission, and you’ll stay for our people.”


  • Bachelor’s degree and minimum of 7 years of experience as a leader in the conservation arena, non-profit sector, advocacy, or related for-profit area.
  • Extensive experience in fundraising and commitment to increase program fundraising success, especially by forging relationships and results in the Atlanta market. 
  • Proven ability to create a vision that with enthusiasm and stature can elevate the brand of TNC statewide.
  • Experience leading and managing large multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Experience communicating with and presenting to diverse audiences including donors, board members, employees, agency partners, or equivalent.
  • Proven ability to convene a diversity of groups to find common ground and implement shared solutions.
  • Written and verbal fluency in English. 
  • Success as an inspirational leader who has motivated staff to achieve and sustain excellence.
  • Proven talent in hiring, developing, and retaining staff.
  • Proven skills in board development and recruitment for fundraising and influencing results.
  • Well organized and self-directed; politically savvy and a team player.
  • Proven technical skills, analytical ability, good judgment, and strong operational focus. 
  • High energy, forward thinking, creative individual with strong ethical standards. 
  • Outstanding leadership and visionary qualities, with ability to work effectively with and through others in a decentralized and geographically dispersed organization.

Additional Information


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.

Do you have military experience? Visit our U.S. Military Skills Translator to match your military experience with our current job openings!  TNC is committed to offering accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application process. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please send a note to applyhelp@tnc.org with Request for Accommodation in the subject line.

Where legally permissible, TNC requires all new employees to be fully vaccinated and willing to keep up to date with vaccines that protect against COVID-19.   By accepting an offer of employment, you agree to comply with this requirement, unless you are entitled to a legally mandated exemption.

How to Apply

To apply for job ID 52079, submit your cover letter and resume online by using the Apply Now button at https://careers.nature.org/ or by clicking HERE.  Need help applying? Visit our recruitment page or contact applyhelp@tnc.org.



  • Date Posted: September 2, 2022
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Executive Leadership
  • Service Area: Environment
  • Start Date: 11/01/2022
  • Working Hours: 35 hours a week