Campaign Manager (Mississippi Headwaters Initiative)

The Nature Conservancy (TNC)
Minneapolis, MN, United States
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
NGO/Civil Society
Experience Level: 
Mid-Level (5-7 Years)
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)


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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 Campaign Manager has overall responsibility for managing the Mississippi Headwaters Initiative, a multi-year, comprehensive statewide advocacy campaign whose purpose is to generate public support and public dollars to protect water quality and local economies in the headwaters region of north central Minnesota


The Campaign Manager (CM) will work closely with the State Director (SD) to manage the Mississippi Headwaters  Initiative through 2020 at a minimum and potentially several years beyond. This will include providing staff support to a diverse coalition and overseeing the field, communications, and government relations components of the initiative. The CM will work closely with all consultants and staff teams.  The CM will respond to opportunities and challenges to assure the initiative is successful, as well as assuring the SD is prepared and representing TNC and the coalition, as appropriate, on behalf of the initiative. They will work closely with the SD and the entire chapter Leadership Team to ensure accomplishment of targeted results while contributing to a positive, collaborative and results-driven chapter culture.


  • Proven experience managing or providing leadership on a complex statewide or national advocacy, issue or candidate campaign, with a solid understanding of how to integrate grassroots, grasstops, communications, and lobbying strategies to achieve wins.
  • Previous coalition leadership experience and ability to build relationships across different communities and cultures. 
  • Previous experience working with elected officials, corporate or community leaders.
  • Project management experience including coordinating the work of other professionals inside and outside an organization.
  • Proven supervisory skills and experience, including the demonstrated ability to lead and inspire others.
  • Five years of campaign management experience and degree in political science, policy, or related field OR equivalent combination of experience and education.


  • Multi-cultural experience and/or multi-language skills appreciated.
  • Well-organized and self-directed, able to delegate appropriately.
  • Proven outstanding interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills.
  • Proven commitment to and enjoyment of people and teamwork.
  • Proven commitment to the success and advancement of others.
  • Ability to foster an environment of creativity and professional growth.
  • Demonstrates patience under pressure and the ability to generate excitement, trust and good will.
  • Ability to successfully navigate complex relationships and networks


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