Who We Are:
The Nature Conservancy’s mission is to protect the lands and waters upon which all life depends. As a science-based organization, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that we can create a world in which people and nature thrive. We’re rooted in our Mission and guided by our Values, which includes a Commitment to Diversity and Respect for People, Communities, and Cultures. Whether it’s career development, flexible schedules, or a rewarding mission, there’s lots of reasons to love life #insideTNC. Want a better insight to TNC? Check out our TNC Talent playlist on YouTube or on Glassdoor.
Our goal is to cultivate an inclusive work environment so that all our colleagues around the globe feel a sense of belonging, and that their unique contributions to our mission are valued. We know we’ll only achieve our Mission by hiring and engaging a diverse workforce that reflects the communities in which we work. In addition to the requirements in our postings, we recognize that people come with talent and experiences outside of a job. Diversity of experience and skills combined with passion is a key to innovation and a culture of inclusion! Please apply – we’d love to hear from you. To quote myriad TNC staff members, “you’ll join for our mission, and you’ll stay for our people.”
What We Can Achieve Together:
The Director of Marketing and Communications for the Conservancy’s Provide Food & Water global priority provides direction and leadership over a broad and integrated communications strategy that facilitates the comprehension, adoption, and advancement of the organization’s goals and business objectives, specifically related to achieving resilient and regenerative food and water systems.
The Director of Marketing and Communications leads the development and implementation of an integrated communications and engagement strategy to help drive the goals and objectives of the Provide Food & Water teams, build engagement, influence conservation action, and achieve awareness goals with key audiences. They partner with the Managing Director of the Provide Food & Water team and the department’s senior leaders to engage stakeholders in key strategy and communications-based operational decisions. They facilitate on-going communication between all parts of the Conservancy’s globally dispersed Marketing division and internal and external stakeholders. They are responsible for the development and implementation of an integrated, proactive, inspiring, and effective communications, media, and engagement plan that promotes thought leadership, leverages global events, and engages key audiences in innovative and compelling ways. They conceive and deploy communications tactics that strategically support the achievement of TNC´s 2030 goals. They use communications to engage high level external partners, including with major alliances and coalitions that are fundamental for TNC´s strategic impact. They work closely with senior executives to implement strategies to strengthen communications channels and to develop and maintain staff engagement. Working in collaboration with the global, regional, and field staff, they will shape an effective TNC narrative to catalyze action to improve food and water security, support communities and restore biodiversity. They are required to manage some crisis communications and act as a spokesperson for the Conservancy. The Director of Marketing and Communications will lead a team of individual contributors who serve as primary communications support for key subject matter areas.
This position is part of TNC’s Marketing and Communications division and reports to the Director of Marketing and Communication for Conservation Strategies. Occasional travel will be required for business meetings, team retreats, and/or professional development.
We’re Looking for You:
Are you driven to apply your marketing and communications skills and experience to address the global climate and biodiversity crises? Do you want to wake up each day, knowing that your work is making a difference? We’re looking for a senior professional with strong experience in environmental communications and specifically food and water systems, who can inspire influential audiences to make decisions that will advance our mission. Working in a matrixed organization, the ideal candidate should be passionate about communications and conservation, including the outsized role food and water systems can play in achieving a more resilient and regenerative future. The ideal candidate should be an innovative and proactive thinker, have exceptional communication and collaboration skills and experience leading, organizing, and directing complex projects. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the ongoing mission of conservation by directing and shaping the work of our team!
What You’ll Bring:
· Bachelor’s degree in related field and minimum 10 years related work experience or an equivalent combination, including at least 3 years’ experience at a senior management level.
· Experience developing communications, media and engagement strategies and measuring results.
· Experience cultivating and managing relationships with senior level executives, Board of Trustees, Board of Directors and/or national media contacts.
· Experience in program management, including broad financial responsibility and measuring results of strategic plans.
· Experience fostering an environment of creativity and professional growth.
· Experience working in a matrixed environment and designing, directing and implementing multiple projects.
What We Bring:
Since 1951, The Nature Conservancy has been doing work you can believe in protecting the lands and waters that all life depends on. Through grassroots action, TNC has grown to become 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, we impact conservation throughout the world!
The Nature Conservancy offers a competitive, comprehensive benefits package including: health care benefits, flexible spending accounts, 401(k) plan including employer match, parental leave, accrued paid time off, life insurance, disability coverage, employee assistance program, other life and work wellbeing benefits. Learn more about our benefits at in the Culture Tab on nature.org/careers.
We’re proud to offer a work-environment that is supportive of the health, wellbeing, and flexibility needs of the people we employ!
To apply for job ID 53832, submit your materials online by using the Apply Now button at https://careers.nature.org/. Need help applying? Visit our recruitment page 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.