Communications Coordinator

The Nature Conservancy | Arlington, VA

Posted Date 1/14/2020

Founded in 1951, the Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world's toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. We are tackling climate change, conserving lands, waters and oceans at unprecedented scale, providing food and water sustainably and helping make cities more sustainable. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity. Therefore, we strive for a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Working in 74 countries, including all 50 United States, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners. To learn more, visit or follow @nature_press on Twitter.

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.


In this exciting, brand-new position with the People Team, you will guide the all-staff audience to better understand the People Team’s vision and strategy, create compelling, relevant and timely communications to our colleagues, and lead the first-ever Chief People Office communications plan toward internal stakeholders. The Communications Coordinator maintains and manages the People Team’s Connect site, a Microsoft SharePoint-based internal website for Conservancy staff.



We are looking for a strong communicator who is comfortable with ambiguity, and gets excited about starting and executing new initiatives, is cognizant of and appreciates the diversity of our workforce, and who regularly seeks out feedback and continuous improvement. They have experience in preparing communications and leading the execution and maintenance of communications strategies.They are a predictive problem solver who seeks input from a variety of perspectives but also moves quickly and is adept at engaging internal stakeholders.

The Chief People Office’s Connect site is designed to provide Conservancy staff with guidance and resources within all of the Human Resources functional areas, Leadership Development, Coda Fellowships and Organizational Strategies. The Communications Coordinator is responsible for understanding the overall organization of the site; the technological capacities and constraints of SharePoint. They will work with other staff in understanding their site’s needs and create and maintain an inviting, engaging and user-friendly site.



  • Lead an internal communications plan for Chief People Office.
  • Counsel on and execution of messaging and sequencing of outreach from the Chief People Office.
  • Create talking points, all-staff emails, video clips, photos, Connect blogs, Workplace Blogs, and Powerpoint decks.
  • Monitor Workplace posts and advise when/if a response is needed by the Chief People Officer.
  • Acts independently on assigned tasks and exercises independent judgment based on analysis and experience, referring difficult questions and unusual problems to supervisor.
  • Demonstrates sensitivity in handling confidential information;
  • Creates and edits Connect pages;
  • Maintains accurate and up-to-date SharePoint lists and document libraries;
  • Manages permissions for access to the site by various users;



  •  Bachelor’s degree and 2 years related experience or equivalent combination;
  • Experience in business writing, editing, and proofreading;
  • Experience using Sharepoint;
  • Experience using the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Powerpoint, Excel, Access, Publisher);
  • Experience organizing time and managing diverse activities to meet deadlines; and
  • Experience working across teams and communicating with a wide range of people.


  • Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experiences are appreciated.
  • Experience in writing, editing, strategic communications.
  • Experience managing outreach efforts and an understanding of what audiences need.
  • Familiarity with TNC internal communications channels.
  • Experience with SharePoint platform.
  • Ability to use existing technology to achieve desired results;
  • Excellent customer service skills and focus;
  • Experience interpreting guidelines to achieve desired results; and
  • Strong organization skills, accuracy, and attention to detail.



To apply to position number 48267, 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 Wednesday, January 15, 2020.

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The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer



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