Development Officer

TennGreen Land Conservancy


Fundraising $ Development

Position Description / Responsibilities

TennGreen Land Conservancy (formerly the Tennessee Parks & Greenways Foundation) empowers landowners and communities to protect large, connected natural areas that support diversity of life, inspire appreciation of nature, and spark action to protect the water we drink, the air we breathe, and the land that sustains us all. Founded in 1998, TennGreen is the oldest, accredited statewide land trust in Tennessee.

Fueled by a Strategic Land Conservation Plan and a transformative bequest, TennGreen Land Conservancy has recently invested in strategic opportunities for growth to protect more land. This ambitious plan will require significant funding. Throughout the past five years, TennGreen leadership has increased its focus on expanding staff capacity, expertise, and professionalism. This growth in staff capacity has positively impacted the ability to engage more members through outreach and education and increase our conservation impact across Tennessee. This is an exciting time to join this team.

TennGreen is seeking an experienced development officer who is passionate for conservation of our natural treasures and ready to take TennGreen to the next level. Reporting to the Associate Director, this position will manage a qualified portfolio of current and potential leadership donors and will focus on acquiring gifts at or above $1,000 and upgrading current donors. The position will capitalize on the prospect research and prospect management work by the Development Manager and will complement the work of an additional gift officer. Annual Goals will be set in conjunction with assigned prospects and the needs of the organization.

This position will have a direct impact on TennGreen’s reputation among members, sponsors, and other donors, as well as the financial and operational performance of the organization. Persistence, authenticity, inquisitiveness, persuasiveness, flexibility, and a positive outlook are necessary for success in this role.

PURPOSE: Drawing from research and using good listening skills, identify donor interests and align them with organizational funding priorities to acquire major philanthropic investments for TennGreen Land Conservancy.


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Application Instructions

Send a cover letter and resume to Alice Hudson Pell, Associate Director at by May 15 with Development Officer in the subject line. No phone calls, please.

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