Oct 22, 2019
The Nature Conservancy OFFICE LOCATION Keene Valley, New York ,USA NY201 A LITTLE ABOUT US Founded in 1951, the Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world's toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. We are tackling climate change, conserving lands, waters and oceans at unprecedented scale, providing food and water sustainably and helping make cities more sustainable. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity. Therefore, we strive for a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Working in 72 countries, including all 50 United States, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners. To learn more, visit www.nature.org or follow @nature_press on Twitter. 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. YOUR POSITION WITH TNC Communication is an integrated strategy essential to achieving our conservation goals. This position will focus on advancing strategic communications, community outreach, media relations, and marketing initiatives to further the Conservancy's goals and objectives in the Adirondacks, in New York, and beyond. We are looking for an experienced communications manager and creative problem solver with excellent writing skills, people skills and experience developing, implementing, and measuring communication and community engagement/awareness strategies and plans. The position reports to the Adirondacks Chapter Director with a dotted line to the Senior Director of Marketing for the New York Division and will be a member of the New York marketing/communications team and part of the Conservancy's global marketing division. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS The Communications and Community Engagement Manager - Adirondacks works closely with the Adirondacks Chapter Director and conservation and philanthropy staff in the Adirondacks and the New York Division to produce impactful communication materials that describe our work, uphold our values, and reduce reputational and other types of risk as well as engages and serves as a liaison to community partners and stakeholders. They will be embedded in conservation strategy teams, working closely with the Marketing and Policy teams to develop, manage, and implement communication and media strategies that facilitate comprehension, adoption, and advancement of the Conservancy's goals and objectives. They will elevate the profile of the organization and its work through media, events, content, and other profile-raising strategies. Working in close coordination with the Conservancy's marketing, science, and policy staff, they will develop, execute, and monitor communications plans designed to build the base of support to achieve strategic outcomes that include healthy forests, sustainable waters, and tackling climate change. RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE Manage and serve as communications lead on assigned conservation teams and communication/media initiatives translating strategy and concepts into implementable plans Identify and engage relevant audiences, influencers, and stakeholders; recommend and implement actions to amplify key messages Create content for traditional and new media platforms (including but not limited to media pitches, op-eds, print and digital publications, social media.) Develop effective messaging, and engage target audiences Manage dissemination of information to the media, Conservancy media spokesperson, write press releases, schedule and manage press events, employ other media strategies, and develop and maintain media and public relationships at local and regional level Provide consultation, talking points, media training, and coaching to Conservancy spokespersons Accountable for achieving project goals and objectives, measuring and evaluating the effectiveness and impact of communications and social media outreach, and recommending and developing strategies to improve impact May supervise staff and/or oversee work of volunteers or interns MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Bachelor's degree in Public Relations, Journalism, Strategic Communications or related field and a minimum 5 years' related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience Experience cultivating and managing media relationships Excellent writing, editing, communications, and presentation skills Experience communicating with and presenting to different targeted audiences Experience with current communication technologies and brand marketing Experience cultivating and managing stakeholder relationships Experience coordinating, implementing, and managing multiple projects and timelines DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS Multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience preferred; multi-lingual skills appreciated Experience as a media manager and spokesperson, writing press releases, managing press events, issues management, pitching stories and implementing other media strategies, and developing and maintaining media and public relationships Experience in developing and implementing communications strategies and plans with constituencies Professional communications experience writing for traditional and social media platforms (including newsprint, blogs, op-eds, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube) Knowledge of current and evolving trends in communications, digital marketing, and digital metrics Knowledge/experience in the field of conservation or natural resource protection Experience managing a budget Willingness to travel HOW TO APPLY To apply to position number 48153, submit resume (required) and cover letter separately using the upload buttons. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on November 24, 2019. Click "submit" to apply for the position or "save for later" to create a draft application for future submission. Once submitted, applications cannot be revised or edited. Failure to complete required fields may result in your application being disqualified from consideration. If you experience technical issues, please refer to our applicant user guide or contact email@example.com . 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.
Professional Diversity Network Keene Valley, NY, USA Full-Time