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Communications and Community Engagement Manager

The Nature Conservancy
Position Profile

Communications and Community Engagement Manager

Have you ever asked yourself, “How can I help?” or “How can I make a difference?”, but you don’t know where to go or have the time to do it? Welcome to The Nature Conservancy. You have found the solution and now you can pointedly make a difference every day!

By joining our New York team, you will become part of a group that is a force to be reckoned with; a force for nature, a force for people, and a force for our planet. We are making a difference every day through our boots on the ground conservation work, voices in public policy advocacy, and teaching minds in local cities and communities. 

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. Our ideal candidate is self-motivated, organized, influential, and diplomatic when navigating across geographies, departments, and organizational levels. We appreciate collaborative approaches and encourage innovative ideas and recommendations.

The position reports to the Adirondack 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.

  The ideal candidate will have a background and track record that includes: 
· 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

If you are interested in doing work you can believe in, want to work in a collaborative environment, and like a great benefits package, please visit the external application link on Handshake and search for job ID #48153 in the keyword search. Applications must be made online. Submit your cover letter and application by 11:59 PM EST on November 24, 2019, to be considered. The location for this position is in Keene Valley, NY.

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 diverse people of all genders, 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 orientations, gender identities, military or veteran status or other status protected by law.