Associate Director of Marketing for Partnering with Indigenous and Traditional Communities

The Nature Conservancy’s mission is to protect the lands and waters upon which all life depends. As a science- and values-based organization, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that we can create a world in which people and nature thrive. We’re rooted in our Mission and guided by our Values, which includes a Commitment to Diversity and Respect for People, Communities, and Cultures. Whether it’s career development, flexible schedules, or a rewarding mission, there’s lots of reasons to love life #insideTNC. Want a better insight to TNC? Check out our TNC Talent playlist on YouTube or on Glassdoor.

Our goal is to cultivate an inclusive work environment so that all our colleagues around the globe feel a sense of belonging, and that their unique contributions to our mission are valued. We know we’ll only achieve our Mission by hiring and engaging a diverse workforce that reflects the communities in which we work. In addition to the requirements in our postings, we recognize that people come with talent and experiences outside of a job. Diversity of experience and skills combined with passion is a key to innovation and a culture of inclusion! Please apply – we’d love to hear from you. To quote myriad TNC staff members, “you’ll join for our mission, and you’ll stay for our people.”


The Associate Director of Marketing for Partnering with Indigenous and Traditional Communities is responsible for developing and implementing communications plans for the Conservancy’s collaborative work in the North America Region and at the global level. Working with the Director of the North America Indigenous Landscapes and Communities Program and the Director of the Global Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities Program, the Associate Director of Marketing will design and implement strategies and tactics that support the goals of the two programs by building awareness, engaging stakeholders and rightsholders, and influencing conservation action. Our shared efforts are on the cutting edge of transforming how we work, including a focus on equitable conservation. Responsibilities include developing key messages, implementing effective outreach strategies for both internal and external audiences, writing for a variety of platforms, creating communications assets, managing simultaneous projects and deadlines, and measuring the success of communications tactics, including increased awareness of authentic storytelling from the people closest to the ecosystems we strive to conserve. This individual will coordinate closely with internal conservation and marketing staff at the local, national, and global levels to ensure equitable and creative messaging about our collaborations with Indigenous and local communities. This individual will also coordinate with external partners, including Indigenous and local communities, to ensure communications are equitable, authentic, and reflective of our mutual goals and perspectives that put Indigenous and local communities at the center of our conservation efforts.  The Associate Director also will coordinate with other colleagues to ensure communications are aligned with organization-wide activities to deepen the Conservancy’s collective capacity to ethically and effectively partner with Indigenous Peoples and local communities.  

This position is currently funded for three years, with the possibility to extend based on business need and/or funding. Indigenous candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Location is flexible.  The selected candidate should anticipate a need to develop modes of working with a core team located in Hawaii and California time zones.  May be fully remote or hybrid (home/office). 


The salary range is $100k - $110k at our headquarters in Arlington, VA.  Since this position may be remote, the salary range may vary based on the location of the selected candidate.


Click here for more information or to apply. To apply for job ID 52967, submit your materials online by using the Apply Now button at Need help applying? Visit our recruitment page or contact [email protected].

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 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.

TNC is committed to offering accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application process. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please send a note to [email protected] with Request for Accommodation in the subject line.

Where legally permissible, TNC requires all new employees to be fully vaccinated and willing to keep up to date with vaccines that protect against COVID-19.   By accepting an offer of employment, you agree to comply with this requirement, unless you are entitled to a legally mandated exemption.

An attractive salary and benefits package is part of TNC’s value proposition to our employees. TNC strives to provide competitive pay and bases salaries on the geographic location of the role committing to being equitable across groups and providing hiring salary ranges when possible.

Since we support flexible and remote work for our employees, many positions have a flexible location within countries where we’re registered as a Non-government Organization and established as an employer. This may mean we’re unable to provide a hiring salary range in the posting for some of our positions. However, candidates invited to be part of our interview process will be provided their location specific range upon request.


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  • Kevin Perez
    published this page in Job Board 2023-03-03 17:19:33 -0500