WY Public Funding Strategy Manager

The Nature Conservancy

United States, Remote

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details The starting pay range for a candidate selected for this position is generally within the range of $46,800 – $69,000 for annual base salary.
Deadline Sep 22, 2023


United States; travel within Wyoming should be expected.


The mission of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is to conserve the lands and waters upon which all life depends. As a science-based organization, we develop innovative, on-the-ground solutions to the world’s toughest environmental challenges so that people and nature can thrive. Our work is guided by our values, which include a commitment to diversity and respect for people, communities, and cultures. From a rewarding mission to career development and flexible schedules, there are many reasons to love life #insideTNC. Want to know more? Check out our TNC Talent playlist on YouTube   to hear stories from staff or visit  Glassdoor.

One of TNC’s primary goals is to cultivate an inclusive work environment so that employees around the globe have a sense of belonging and feel that their unique contributions are valued. We know we’ll only achieve our mission by hiring and engaging a diverse staff that reflects the communities in which we work. Recognizing that people bring talent and skills that have been developed outside the scope of a job, we take a holistic approach to recruitment that considers life experience in addition to the professional requirements listed in our postings. Please apply – we’d love to hear from you. To quote a popular saying at TNC, “you’ll join for the mission, and you’ll stay for the people.”


The WY Public Funding Strategy Manager (the Manager) helps the Wyoming Business Unit (BU) in applying for and obtaining federal and state funds to further state-level conservation efforts and help communities transition in the face of climate change. Federal funding opportunities may include funds from the Inflation Reduction Act, the Investment Infrastructure and Jobs Act, as well as from our traditional partners such as the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF).

The Manager's key roles include: 1) leading public funding strategies; 2) developing grant proposals; and 3) reporting progress to agency partners on behalf of the Wyoming BU. 

The Manager is responsible for researching, writing, editing, and submitting grant applications. 

Leading Public Funding Strategies - The WY Public Funding Strategy Manager plays a strategic role in building networks within TNC and with external partners. They work closely with TNC program and development staff to identify fundable priority work and grant funding opportunities. Programs this person may interface with include Climate and Energy, Colorado River, Wyoming Forests, Land Protection and others. The Manager will work directly with our BU’s external affairs staff to share knowledge and capacity. They will act as liaison with our BU’s Public Funding Pipeline Manager (PFPM) and with the regional public funding positions. The Manager will screen new announcement lists for applicable RFPs and communicate opportunities. 

Developing Grant Proposals - Working in collaboration with internal and external partners, they will critically assess each proposal’s scope and objectives, ensuring alignment with the BU’s strategic plan and with our commitment to equitable conservation outcomes. They will participate in state and regional partnership meetings to learn about funding opportunities and represent the BU at a local level. They track external schedules and communicate with our team about participation opportunities in local meetings. 

Reporting Progress - They monitor and manage grant funded programs to ensure compliance with donor requests. They serve as liaison and strategic public funding lead between the BU and its partners. They may work with grant specialists to structure, track and report on publicly and privately funded grant programs. 

The WY Public Funding Strategy Manager may provide support to other administrative or operations functions (e.g., pre-award public funding tracking). Travel within Wyoming should be expected.


We’re seeking someone who can work independently but seek supervisor input on complex matters as needed.  Our ideal candidate will make independent decisions within the scope of work assignments. They should have strong organizational skills, attentiveness to detail and experience with proposal writing. They may aid in preparation of program materials including presentations, memos and other communications. They may provide research and policy analysis in support of legislative and/or policy priorities. They may supervise administrative staff and/or volunteers, interns or temporary staff.

Our current work in Wyoming is focused under our strategic plan pillars of Healthy Watersheds, Resilient Landscapes, and Reduced Greenhouse Gas Emissions. Within and beyond these pillars, we are committed to embedding diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice (DEIJ) principles into our conservation outcomes because we recognize the inextricable nature of ecological and social issues.

Key job duties include:

  • Outreach and relationship building with key state and federal agency partners
  • Public funding strategy and research
  • Public proposal development and tracking
  • Act as liaison for our BU in the TNC public grants network

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 passionate, motivated problem-solver. Come join TNC and apply today 


  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 2 years related work experience or equivalent combination.
  • Experience researching information from diverse sources and compiling it into a cohesive reporting structure. 
  • Experience writing and editing proposals, promotional and informational material. 
  • Experience presenting to and communicating with internal and external audiences.
  • Experience working with partners/government agencies.  
  • Experience interacting with senior leadership in a professional manner.


  • Experience coordinating complex projects in a decentralized organization, working across teams, business units and functions to achieve optimal results.  
  • Experience building networks, facilitating informational sessions, increasing internal knowledge and capacity, and identifying key stakeholders.  
  • Self-starting, independent worker who can thrive with minimal oversight while also functioning as an effective team member. 
  • Knowledge and application of current and evolving trends in public funding
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to negotiate, influence and persuade.
  • Conservation background helpful.
  • Experience or training in government relations, public policy, sustainability or fundraising a plus.
  • Strong writing skills and attention to detail.
  • Understanding of conservation funding sources and landowner concerns in the western United States.


Since 1951, TNC has been doing work you can believe in. Through grassroots action, we have grown from a small non-profit into one of the most effective and wide-reaching environmental organizations in the world. Thanks to more than 1 million members, over 400 scientists, and the dedicated efforts of our diverse staff and partners, we impact conservation around the world! 

TNC offers a competitive, comprehensive benefits package including health care benefits, flexible spending accounts, a 401(k) plan with an 8% employer match, parental leave, accrued paid time off, life insurance, disability coverage, employee assistance program, other life and work well-being benefits. Learn more about our benefits on our Culture Tab on nature.org/careers.

We’re proud to offer a flexible work environment that supports of the health and well-being of the people we employ.


The starting pay range for a candidate selected for this position is generally within the range of $46,800 – $69,000 for annual base salary. This range only applies to candidates whose country of employment is the USA. Where a successful candidate’s actual pay will fall within this range will be based on a variety of factors, including, for example, the candidate's location, qualifications, specific skills, and experience.

Please note countries outside the USA would have a different pay range in the local currency based on the local labor market, and not tied to USA pay or ranges. Your geographic location will be confirmed during the recruitment.


To apply for job ID 53730, submit your materials online by using the Apply Now button at https://careers.nature.org/. Need help applying? Visit our recruitment page or contact applyhelp@tnc.org.

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.

The successful applicant must meet the requirements of The Nature Conservancy's background screening process.

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.

An attractive salary and benefits package is part of TNC’s value proposition to our employees. TNC strives to provide competitive pay and bases salaries on the geographic location of the role committing to being equitable across groups and providing hiring salary ranges when possible.

Since we support flexible and remote work for our employees, many positions have a flexible location within countries where we’re registered as a Non-government Organization and established as an employer. This may mean we’re unable to provide a hiring salary range in the posting for some of our positions. However, candidates invited to be part of our interview process will be provided their location specific range upon request.

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Category Admin & Leadership, Land Trust, Policy And Law
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