Director of Communications and Community Engagement

Job Type

Full Time



Application Deadline:



Keene Valley
New York
United States


About Us


The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working to make a positive impact around the world in more than 72 countries, all 50 United States, and your backyard. 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 to learn more.


Become a force for nature and a healthy planet by joining New York’s Adirondack Chapter team. The work of this position will connect people and nature by implementing communications and marketing strategies that help achieve our conservation goals. This position will focus on advancing impactful communication, community outreach, and marketing initiatives that facilitate comprehension, adoption, and advancement of The Nature Conservancy’s goals and objectives in the Adirondacks and beyond. We are looking for a proven leader and a creative problem solver with excellent people skills and experience implementing and measuring communication and community engagement plans/strategies. 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 part of the larger New York marketing communications team for the North America region.

Minimum Qualifications


Bachelor’s degree in related field and a minimum 5 years’ related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Experience with current communication technologies and brand marketing. 

Experience with writing, editing, and proofreading.

Experience presenting to and communicating with different audiences.

Experience cultivating and managing stakeholder relationships.

Experience organizing and coordinating multiple projects and timelines.


Preferred Qualifications

Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience preferred.

Experience implementing and measuring effectiveness of communication and engagement plans/strategies.

Experience developing media relations networks.

Knowledge and application of current and evolving trends in relevant discipline.

Knowledge/experience in the field of conservation or natural resource protection.


Since its founding in 1951, The Nature Conservancy has protected more than 119 million acres of land and 5,000 miles of rivers worldwide. With the support of more than one million members, the Conservancy addresses the most pressing threats to our natural world. Through important and strategic partnerships, we are expanding the impact of our work, finding creative ways to fund that bigger vision and building long-term relationships with communities, government agencies and commercial businesses to conserve natural resources at a new scale.


Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

If you have a personal passion for conserving and protecting the natural world with a belief in the mission, principles, and values of The Nature Conservancy’s approach to conservation, and want to receive great benefits, then please visit to learn more. Submit your cover letter and resume for position number 46423 by 11:59pm ET on May 7, 2018. Please note that the position will be located in Keene Valley, New York.

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 all genders, 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,

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