Work with the TLC

We are currently recruiting for the position of Engagement and Giving Manager. This is a fantastic opportunity to contribute to nature conservation in Tasmania and join an organisation that offers a supportive and welcoming working environment. Applications close: Sunday, 12 June 2022.


The TLC is a for-purpose (not-for-profit), apolitical, science and community-based organisation that protects nature on private land in Tasmania. Through science, community and enduring commitment, we inspire and empower people to conserve nature in Tasmania; we do this for the benefit of current and future human generations and for nature itself.

We conserve important habitats and ecosystems by raising funds to buy and manage private land and by working with landholders to protect nature on their land.

Tasmania has a wonderful natural heritage with over 50% of the state already protected by magnificent reserves. We are superbly placed to develop one of the world’s leading protected area systems – a reserve system that provides sufficient habitat for the long-term survival of our biodiversity.

The TLC strategy is to build a system of secure core areas managed for conservation. Our aim is to conserve and manage an additional 30,000 hectares of land for nature conservation by 2025 through reserves and through management for conservation.

Some land becomes TLC reserves, protected by conservation covenants. Other land goes into our ‘revolving fund’: it is permanently legally protected with a conservation covenant and resold to conservation-minded buyers. The TLC also works with landowners to protect the ecological values of their properties through conservation programs including the Midlands Conservation Fund, Land for Wildlife and WildTracker. In 21 years of operation, the organisation has protected more than 91,000 hectares through our activity.


The Engagement and Giving Manager leads the Engagement and Giving Team to support the organisation to achieve its vision for Tasmania to be a global leader in nature conservation, through the delivery of the organisation’s four Strategic Intents as outlined in the TLC 2020-2025 Strategic Plan. The Engagement and Giving Team delivers the key targets in the Engagement and Giving Strategy, an operational sub-strategy of the TLC Strategic Plan. Developing and implementing the TLC Engagement and Giving Program, the role oversees communication, participation, engagement, partnerships and philanthropy. As a member of the TLC Management Team, the Engagement and Giving Manager is a hands-on leadership position supporting the CEO and others in the execution of the TLC Strategic Plan.

We are looking for a tertiary qualified candidate with minimum three years’ experience developing and implementing fundraising strategies, or equivalent experience in communications, sales or relationship management. We want someone with excellent communication and strong interpersonal skills with the ability to strengthen existing supporter relationships and build new ones. You will be able to lead, motivate and manage a dynamic and multi-disciplinary team prioritising competing demands, deadlines, and workflows.

The position on offer is ongoing, full time (100% FTE = 76.0 hours / fortnight) and based in Hobart, Tasmania. The TLC provides a flexible work environment where a good work-life balance can be maintained.

A remuneration package is offered based on TLC Executive Level 1 - 4 ($106,000 - $117,000 plus statutory superannuation) commensurate with qualifications, skills and experience.

Please see the Position Description for more information: Download Position Description


Please include the following and send to using the subject line: Engagement and Giving Manager application via Website:

  • An introductory cover letter
  • Your resume (including contact details of two referees)
  • A statement addressing the Qualifications, Experience, Skills & Competencies listed in the position description

Failure to address those criteria will likely preclude the applicant from consideration for the role.

Applications close: Sunday, 12 June 2022.

If you would like more information about this role please contact James Hattam, CEO at

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