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Manager, Investment Fundraising (flexible location with preference to: NYC, San Francisco, or London

The Nature Conservancy
New York, United States
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Oct 16, 2021

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Position Type
Fundraising, Other Fundraising
Employment Type
Full Time
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Location flexible with preference for New York City, San Francisco, or London.


About Us


The Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, our teams create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world's toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. NatureVest, the impact investment unit of The Nature Conservancy (TNC), aims to create and transact investable deals that deliver conservation results and financial returns for investors. To achieve our mission, we source and structure investment products that support TNC’s global strategies, raise capital for these investments, and share our knowledge and experience with the investment and conservation communities. NatureVest’s Investment Fundraising team, which consists of four experienced professionals who focus on raising capital for NatureVest’s work by engaging with external partners as well as investors of all types. This team has helped to mobilize more than US$1.3B in impact investment capital over the past seven years.


Position Summary


The Manager, Investment Fundraising, NatureVest will provide mission-critical investment fundraising support to the NatureVest team and external partners with whom NatureVest collaborates on its deals. You will work closely with investors themselves, TNC’s communications & marketing staff, internal & external counsel, other relationships managers, and deal partners to share NatureVest’s work, identify potential investors, track conversations with prospects, and manage the overall fundraising process for specific deals. In doing so, you will help The Nature Conservancy achieve its conservation goals globally and work across a range of asset classes (primarily private equity and debt) and sectors (including climate-smart forestry, regenerative agriculture and aquaculture, ecotourism, infrastructure, and more). The Manager will report to the Senior Director, Investment Fundraising, NatureVest. The position can be based anywhere TNC has offices, with a strong preference for London, UK or New York, NY.


The Manager will focus on fundraising for specific deals in the NatureVest pipeline. You will be reaching out to prospective investors when legally permissible, and you’ll be required to create or utilize existing fundraising processes and tools to manage and track multiple fundraises at a time. You will be working across TNC’s extensive network of relationship managers to identify potential investors and strategize on how best to share NatureVest’s work to motivate an interest in investing. You will also be collaborating with external investment partners, who will be leading or assisting the fundraising process, depending on the structure of the deal. You will also help negotiate NatureVest’s position with these external partners in order to maximize efficiency and results, and you will also provide market feedback for deals in development.


Skills & Experience

  • BA/BS degree and 5 years’ related experience in fundraising or equivalent combination.
  • Experience with tracking and implementing multiple fundraising projects at one time.
  • Experience creating or utilizing existing fundraising processes and tools to manage and track multiple prospects.
  • Experience using listening, diplomacy, and tact to build strong relationships internally and externally.
  • Experience developing and implementing complex projects and strategic initiatives in an unstructured environment.
  • Experience leading and managing large scale projects, including working with both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Experience building relationships with diverse audiences.


Apply Now

See full job description ( JOB ID 50315) and apply with resume and cover letter, HERE.

Deadline: Applications will be reviewed in the order they are received, and the position will remain open until filled.


 Working with TNC

We encourage you to explore the many great reasons to join our team, including our comprehensive benefits package. To learn more about our benefits, click here. See Who we are for more 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 cultures. 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 orientations, gender identities, military or veteran status or other status protected by law.

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 with Request for Accommodation in the subject line.

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