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, Transformative Strategies, leads the team responsible for developing and implementing communications strategies for the organization’s cross-cutting functions and teams: Impact Finance and Markets, Indigenous and Community Leadership, Global Policy and Public Funding, Global Science, and Human Rights Gender and Equity. They serve as a trusted counsellor and advisor and provide strategic communications direction and guidance to the Communications Leads for each conservation priority area. They sit on the Global Marketing and Communications leadership team and help to drive best practices and consistency across the team. They report to the Senior Director of Global Marketing and Communications.
The Director of Marketing and Communications, Transformative Strategies leads a team of 10+ communications experts, who work closely with the organization’s Impact Finance and Markets, Indigenous and Community Leadership, Global Policy and Public Funding, Global Science, and Human Rights Gender and Equity teams to provide marketing and communications strategies in support of their goals and objectives.
They work across a matrixed organization with leaders in global programs and functions who are leading efforts connected to outcomes in direct support of TNC’s 2030 Goals, including policy, corporate engagement, philanthropy, science, climate change, biodiversity, and other relevant areas.
They work across the broader Marketing and Communications Division and in partnership with the Marketing and Communication Leadership Team (MACLT) to leverage TNC-owned channels and campaigns to integrate Conservation messaging as well as design and implement marketing and communications plans and dedicated campaigns that strategically support the functions leading to the 2030 Goals. They manage their team to develop effective and inspiring communications and marketing efforts to help ensure public and private support for The Nature Conservancy, as well as aid colleagues in delivering on TNC’s ambitious 2030 goals.
They lead a team of communicators who strategise, develop, and implement marketing and communications for digital, print as well as campaigns/events, including messaging, speeches, digital content, print materials, blogs and opinion pieces; directing rapid response outreach to audiences; supporting executive visibility plans and speaking opportunities; and working with digital, social and traditional media managers to support TNC’s work.
They are a collaborator who facilitates on-going communication between all parts of the global organization and internal and external stakeholders and identifies and leverages communication and media needs and opportunities. They work closely with TNC’s media relations staff to identify opportunities for collaboration for earned media in key markets and work closely with other communications and marketing teams to oversee the execution of marketing and communications plans. They exhibit superb judgement, relationship savvy, creative thinking, curiosity, hustle and bring both a global view and diplomacy in working with internal and external partners. They act as a communications advisor to program leadership and staff, providing consultation, media training, coaching and talking points to persons serving as spokespeople. They also serve as a TNC spokesperson as appropriate.
As Director of Marketing and Communications, Transformative Strategies, you will:
· Lead a team of experienced and expert marketing and communications professionals, ensuring close collaboration across the priorities to maximise synergies and minimize duplication of effort.
· Be a trusted counsel to the Transformative Functions’ leadership, ensuring GMC is providing thoughtful strategic marketing and communications support that advances their highest priorities.
· Oversee the creation of multi-year communications strategies and annual plans to advance the team’s priorities and provides an overarching vision and strategy for the team.
· Lead a team of individual contributors, consulting with them on overall strategies, implementation plans and leverage opportunities; manages, coaches and conducts team member appraisals annually.
· Lead strategic initiatives through collaboration with senior level stakeholders to enhance overall communications and marketing performance in accordance with short and long-term objectives.
· Design and direct complex and diversified communications strategies and plans, coordinating the work of other professionals, and ensuring program accountability.
· Ensure all TNC audiences in the development and execution of communications programming, including but not limited to global and local policy makers, corporations, conservation practitioners, TNC members, public and private donors, prospective donors, external partners, media, youth.
· Coordinate with leaders to prepare for crisis communications as needed; anticipates potential reputational risks and actively manages against them.
· Assist with the creation and management of budget and actively works with leadership teams to identify opportunities to seek funding for communications initiatives including embedding communications support into grant proposals and fundraising asks; evaluate results and develop corrective strategies as needed.
· Operate collaboratively, efficiently and effectively across a matrixed organization and exhibits excellent judgement in managing projects, decisions and people.
· Own responsibility and accountability for meeting strategic goals and objectives.
· Have significant opportunity to act independently within broad program goals.
· Understand that decisions can commit the programs’ resources and may have program or organization-wide impact and elevates decision-making as appropriate.
· Provide input into departmental budget process.
· May supervise staff and/or contractors.
· Travel as needed for business meetings, team retreats, or professional development.
· Serve as mentor/advisor to staff throughout organization.
We’re Looking for You:
If you’re looking for a career where you can find meaning and purpose, come join TNC’s Global Marketing and Communications team as Director of Marketing and Communications, Transformative Strategies. You’ll have the opportunity to help push forward The Nature Conservancy’s highest priority global efforts.
The ideal candidate will have all or some of these qualifications. If you don’t have all of them, apply anyway and tell us about your skills and experience:
· Expertise in conservation, policy, science and conservation finance issues, and/or managing complex communications for an international nonprofit organization.
· Experience developing communication and engagement strategies and evaluating effectiveness of communications.
· Excellent writing, presentation, communication, mediation and negotiation skills.
· Experience and/or understanding of communication best practices at a decentralized organization.
· Master’s degree or extensive professional experience.
· Experience in project management principles and tools
· Management experience including ability to motivate, lead, set objectives, manage performance, and help with conflict resolution on a multi-disciplinary team.
· Ability to persuasively convey the mission of The Nature Conservancy to diverse groups including donors, board members and target external audiences.
· Familiarity with communication technologies and best practices.
· Demonstrated ability in communications planning and execution.
· Multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience preferred.
· Multi-lingual skills appreciated.
We’re looking for a passionate, dedicated person to lead our Chapter and work within our division. Systems Leadership, creativity, and the ability to influence are key in this role. Come join TNC and apply today!
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 leading and managing a large multi-disciplinary team or complex program.
· Experience cultivating and managing relationships with senior level executives, Board of Trustees, Board of Directors and/or external marketing contacts.
· Experience fostering an environment of creativity and professional growth
· Experience in program management, including broad financial responsibility and measuring results of strategic plans and programs.
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!
This description is not designed to be a complete list of all duties and responsibilities required for this job.
How to Apply:
To apply for job ID 53952, submit your materials online by using the Apply Now button at https://careers.nature.org/. Need help applying? Visit our recruitment page or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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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.