The Nature Conservancy Director of Communications in Missouri

OFFICE LOCATION

St. Louis, Missouri

MO 201

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The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working to make a positive impact for people and nature around the world in 69 countries, all 50 United States, major US cities and in your neighborhood. Founded in 1951, the mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity. Therefore, we are committed to a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Visit www.nature.org/aboutus to learn more.

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.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Director of Communications implements focused internal and external communication and/or media tactics that facilitate the advancement of the organization’s goals and objectives. S/he manages media and visibility events.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

The Director of Communications leads marketing activities and ensures that messaging reflects the position, platform, and voice of the organization and meets the needs of fellow staff and other stakeholders. S/he ensures clear, consistent messaging across all internal and external channels. S/he manages a budget and oversees internal and external day-to-day communication tasks. S/he identifies communications needs and opportunities and is responsible for implementing media tactics following approved strategies and plans. The Director of Communications researches, writes and distributes a wide variety of communication materials including but not limited to: op-eds, news releases, fact sheets, website material, Facebook posts, membership articles, and newsletters. S/he actively identifies target audiences and cultivates media contacts on a local and national level. The Director of Communications plans and executes events that are related to recognition, visibility, media, etc. S/he develops and fosters relationships with internal and external partners. S/he assists the state director with other duties, as needed.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE

  • Designs, implements and directs multiple marketing projects including managing project budget.
  • Responsible for contributing to and implementing a coordinated communications strategy.
  • Designs, writes, edits and produces a diverse range of publication products and communication materials to educate and inform the public and further fundraising goals. Products may include newsletters, magazine content, annual reports, website articles/stories, donor profiles, campaign brochures, videos, fact sheets and presentations.
  • Works closely with staff to provide editorial advice and expertise.
  • Coordinates with freelance writers, graphic designers, photographers, printers and other vendors as required.
  • Maintains consistent visual image and writing style.
  • Exercises quality control over documents intended for external distribution.
  • Develops and maintains local media contacts and identifies targets and sources for conservation messages.
  • Manages and maintains program website, which includes creating slideshows and videos, writing website narrative, posting event information, updating photos, and keeping all website pages current.
  • Works flexible hours at times and travels occasionally.
  • Coordinates multiple, diverse projects by organizing time and prioritizing deadlines.
  • Understands duties are highly confidential and requires comprehensive knowledge of TNC's policies, procedures and operations.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field and a minimum 5 years’ related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience cultivating and managing client relationships.
  • Experience organizing and coordinating multiple projects.
  • Experience writing, editing and proofreading.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Excellent writing, presentation, communication skills.
  • Familiarity with communication technologies and best practices.
  • Knowledge and some application of current and evolving trends in marketing.
  • Experience developing media relations networks.
  • Flexibility and good communication skills essential to working with staff, donors, and trustees.
  • Experience implementing and measuring communication and engagement plans/strategies.
  • Experience leading or managing projects.

AUTO SAFETY POLICY

This position requires a valid driver's license and compliance with the Conservancy's Auto Safety Program. Employees may not drive Conservancy-owned/leased vehicles, rental cars, or personal vehicles on behalf of the Conservancy if considered "high risk drivers." Please see further details in the Auto Safety Program document available at www.nature.org/careers.

Employment in this position will be contingent upon completion of a Vehicle Use Agreement, which may include a review of the prospective employee's motor vehicle record.

HOW TO APPLY

To apply to position number45419, 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 May 23, 2017.

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.

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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 men and women 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.*

Job Title: Director of Communications

Location: Missouri

Job ID: 45419

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Full/Part Time: Full-Time