The Nature Conservancy Senior Project Manager, Digital in Arlington, Virginia


Arlington, VA



The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working to make a positive impact for people and nature around the world in 69 countries, all 50 United States, major US cities and in your neighborhood. Founded in 1951, the mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity. Therefore, we are committed to a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Visit to learn more.

The Nature Conservancy offers competitive compensation, 401k or savings-plan matching for eligible employees, excellent benefits, flexible work policies and a collaborative work environment. We also provide professional development opportunities and promote from within. As a result, you will find a culture that supports and inspires conservation achievement and personal development, both within the workplace and beyond.


The Senior Project Manager, Digital develops, implements, and ensures consistent delivery of a portfolio of digital projects supporting global marketing strategies that deepen engagement of Conservancy supporters and drive revenue.


The Senior Project Manager, Digital creates and manages a large-scale, business-critical portfolio of digital projects on behalf of The Nature Conservancy’s Marketing division by aligning staff efforts to match priorities and marketing initiatives set by the organization. S/he leads the cross-functional Digital Systems team in using digital methodologies and processes, advancing agile principles across digital’s work product and ensures all digital standards are met and product offerings defined. S/he establishes project goals and success factors, develops project plans, budgets and schedules with input and buy-in from key stakeholders and team members, and leads the project teams to successfully achieve those goals in the most cost-effective and time-saving manner possible. S/he ensures coordination between multiple TNC departments, digital groups, TIS units, TNC partners, vendors and volunteers. S/he works with executive leadership to develop and enhance digital strategies, methodologies, processes and standards. S/he provides mentorship for team members to assist in their professional development. S/he will manage the implementation of TNC’s digital transformation roadmap including the CMS replacement and redesign. S/he acts as supervisor for the Digital Systems team staff. Compensation, evaluation and goal setting for this position will be managed by the Director of Marketing Technology.


  • Creates and manages a portfolio of marketing technology projects that ensures achievement of marketing and organization-wide goals.

  • Oversees the implementation of the digital transformation roadmap in support TNC’s critical global marketing objectives.

  • Ensures delivery of web and software products within scope, schedule, and budget.

  • Sets realistic and practical goals for projects and develops appropriate strategies for achieving these goals.

  • Drives adoption of change management processes and strategic training plans to ensure a smooth transition to new technology within the organization.

  • Collaborates effectively with internal groups and outside consultants, supervises process and maintains integrity of organizational technology standards.

  • Supervises the Digital Systems team to implement TNC’s portfolio of marketing technology projects.

  • Provides coaching and guidance to digital team members about every aspect of the project so that the team members can understand their tasks fully and act on them efficiently.

  • Participates in negotiations for complex, high profile or sensitive agreements

  • Well versed in digital industry best practices, and an ability to adapt them to TNC’s organization and culture.

  • Works effectively across multiple complex, strategic projects simultaneously.

  • Effectively works under stress during peak workload periods.

  • Effectively communicates to executive leadership and stakeholders via presentations, conversations and documents.


  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field, or equivalent work experience.

  • 7 years of experience in a digital environment, including 5 years of digital project management experience.

  • Experience using project management techniques and tools.

  • Experience managing a project team and the scheduling and financial aspects of large term projects.

  • Experience communicating with diverse audiences such as customers, the public, technical staff, and senior leadership.

  • Experience supervising staff.


  • Multi-lingual skills appreciated.

  • Multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience preferred.

  • PMP Certification.

  • Demonstrated ability to manage highly complex, large scaled projects or multiple medium scale projects in a large, decentralized organization.

  • Experience in a global organization.

  • Well versed in industry best practices, and an ability to adapt them to TNC’s organization and culture.

  • Critical thinker with demonstrated problem-solving skills. Results driven.

  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.

  • Experience in leading effective teams. Supervisory skills a plus.

  • Experience with LEAN and/or agile development principles.

  • Strong ability to collaborate with internal groups and outside consultants, supervise process, and maintain integrity of organizational technology standards.

  • Strong dedication to the development of customer-centric standards and solutions.

  • Experience with HTML, CSS, JavaScript and other web development tools. Power user of applications and awareness of accessibility and 508-compliance standards.

  • Dependable; assumes ownership of tasks assigned and willingness to take on new tasks.

  • Ability to be flexible in work assignments and works well under pressure. Needs minimal supervision.

  • Understands technical language and concepts specific to digital space and can communicate digital technical issues to non-technical staff.


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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 men and women 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.

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Job Title: Senior Project Manager, Digital

Location: DC Metro Area

Job ID: 45504

Regular/Temporary: Regular