Communications Coordinator
The Nature Conservancy - New York, NY

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The Communications Coordinator is responsible for increasing public awareness of The Nature Conservancy and contributing to and implementing a coordinated communications strategy in Central & Western New York and in New York State. Key roles include:

Develops and maintains strong local and statewide media contacts and identifies targets and sources for conservation messages. Ensures that appropriate Chapter staff respond to media requests, and assists with developing and implementing media strategies, including news releases and other media placements.

Regularly freshens the Chapter’s website and other social/digital media communication outlets.

Coordinates and writes semi-annual Chapter newsletter.

Serves as a member of the statewide communications and marketing team and helps implement shared New York State and Eastern U.S. communications priorities.

Develops and executes an event management plan. Identifies marketing and visibility opportunities, and coordinates Chapter presence at community events.

Develops, maintains, and distributes background information on the Conservancy, including fact sheets and related media files.

This position reports to the Senior Philanthropy Officer and works closely as a team member with philanthropy staff, conservation staff, statewide communications colleagues, and the Chapter Director.



Bachelor’s degree in Natural Resources, Environmental Studies, English, Communications, Journalism, Marketing or related field and a minimum of 2 years related experience or equivalent combination.

Experience writing, editing, and with oral communications.

Experience using all MS Office suite software.

Experience with digital and social media.

Experience coordinating projects.


Bachelor’s degree in Natural Resources, Environmental Studies, English, Communications, Journalism, Marketing or related field and 2 to 3 years related experience or equivalent combination.

Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Excellent organizational and proofreading skills.

Experience in video productions and social media outlets including website management.

Experience working in public relations.

Demonstrated experience in MS Office, Word, and Excel. May require database management skills with ability to produce reports. Ability to use advanced computer functions including navigating the Internet. Ability to manipulate, analyze and interpret data.

Ability to organize time and manage diverse activities. Meet deadlines.


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

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.



The Nature Conservancy offers competitive compensation,

401k 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.


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The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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