The Nature Conservancy Director of Marketing and Outreach in Topeka, Kansas

OFFICE LOCATION

Topeka, Kansas (KS) KS201

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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 Marketing and Outreach (Director) reports to the State Director and sets and implements strategies for marketing and outreach for The Nature Conservancy in Kansas.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

The Director is responsible for developing a strategic plan for marketing and outreach for The Nature Conservancy in Kansas with goals such as:

  • Elevating awareness of the organization’s work among target audiences,
  • Engagin g stakeholders,
  • Influencing conservation action, and
  • Achieving revenue goals.

The Director is also responsible for implementing the strategic marketing platform, measuring progress against it, and recalibrating as necessary. This includes developing messaging and managing all aspects of outreach and marketing for TNC in Kansas, such as media and marketing campaigns, social media, speaking engagements, donor recognition projects, newsletters, and the chapter’s website. The Director will create and promote content for various outlets, such as the chapter’s press releases, newsletters, website, social media, and internal communications.

The Director will communicate closely with field staff to identify opportunities to promote the organization and will take the lead on promotion initiatives. Some of the opportunities to promote the organization will be events, many of which the Director will be instrumental in planning.

As a member of the chapter’s management team, the Director will play a key role in making decisions.

The Director will work with staff, members of the Board of Trustees, vendors, and other stakeholders to ensure work products are consistent with marketing goals and aligned with priorities set by the Kansas management team.

The Director is responsible for the budget for marketing and outreach.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE

  • Works with the State Director and Management Team to develop plans, manages and implements multiple projects by coordinating the work of other professionals inside and outside the organization.
  • Accountable for achieving business and professional development goals and objectives.
  • Financial responsibilities include planning and managing the marketing and communications budgets. Provides input to budget process for overall mission accomplishment.
  • Opportunities to act independently within specific program or project goals. Work will be confirmed through collaboration with State Director and Management Team.
  • Decisions have project- and program-wide impact.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field and a minimum of 8 years related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience creating and implementing successful earned media strategies.
  • Experience leading complex projects including measuring results of strategic implementation.
  • Demonstrated excellent written communications skills; strong verbal communication and presentation skills; ability to persuasively convey the mission of TNC to diverse groups, including donors, trustees, and the public.

ADDITIONAL JOB INFORMATION

PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  • Management experience including ability to motivate and lead staff.
  • Fosters and environment of creativity and professional growth.
  • Expert knowledge of current and evolving trends in relevant marketing disciplines. Cross-disciplinary knowledge to support program objectives.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage budgets.
  • Basic web design skills.
  • Knowledge of software for working with media and designing communications (e.g. Adobe Creative Suite, Camtasia).
  • Demonstrated experience building engaged audiences on social media.

HOW TO APPLY

To apply to position number 45433, 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 24, 2017.

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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 Marketing and Outreach

Location: Kansas

Job ID: 45433

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Full/Part Time: Full-Time