Arlington, Virginia, USA
Location is flexible within the United States.
Since 1951, The Nature Conservancy has been doing work you can believe in protecting the lands and waters that all life depends on. As a science-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. We know we’ll only achieve our Mission by hiring and engaging a diverse workforce that reflects the communities in which we work. Whether it’s career development, work/life balance, or a rewarding mission, there’s lots of reasons to love life #insideTNC. Our goal is to cultivate an inclusive work environment so that all of our colleagues around the globe feel a sense of belonging, and that their unique contributions to our mission are valued.
Although you’ll see requirements in our postings, we recognize that people come with talent and experiences outside of a job. Passion, innovation, and diversity are all key components to advancing our Mission and we encourage you to apply.
Are you a highly organized team player who is big on detail and capable of proactively managing multiple projects and tasks? Do you have a passion operating at the nexus of a team’s operational, administrative, cultural and strategic initiatives to help ensure success?
We’re looking for an Associate Director, Global Communications Management that will provide substantive and operational support for Global Communications (GC) team priorities to ensure the high functioning performance of the GC team. They will work closely with the Director of Global Strategic Communications and other GC team leadership and will oversee or support a variety of operational and strategic priorities of the GC team. Although this position has location flexibility, TNC is unable to accommodate personal moves.

  • The Associate Director, Global Communications Management will report to the Director, Global Strategic Communications and will support the execution of internal and external-facing projects and initiatives of various size and scope for the GC team. They will develop a deep and comprehensive understanding of the full scope of the work of the GC team, and will, in partnership with team leadership, actively identify high-priority projects and successes to be shared with Global Marketing and Communications Division leadership and other high-level internal leadership and stakeholders. They will be responsible for creating reports or presentations regarding the status or outcomes of key GC projects and initiatives.
  • They will oversee all team operations, including contract and invoice management, budgeting and budget management, recruitment and onboarding, logistics and content for team calls and retreats, and other operational needs, ensuring that team commitments, TNC policies and procedures, and legal requirements are met and managed for compliance. They will serve as a resource to GC colleagues and leadership through knowledge of finance and HR-relation operational policies and procedures.
  • They will act as project manager on select GC team initiatives and projects, including coordinating the work of an ad-hoc team, managing to deadlines and budgets, and reporting out as needed.
  • Develop and maintain comprehensive understanding and tracking of the priorities and work of the full GC team; identify and lead the development of status updates and final reports to be shared regularly with division and organizational leadership and stakeholders, and work closely with the team Director on identifying and executing top priorities in support of successful team performance.
  • Lead annual budgeting process in partnership with team Director and GC management staff, and maintain ongoing budget tracking and management to inform decision-making and resource allocation.
  • Manage project budgets and assist with budget development related to strategic projects.
  • Oversee management of contracts across the GC team, ensuring that contracts and invoice payments are delivered in a timely manner and in compliance with all SOPs.
  • Support team leadership to establish and track the strategic priorities, goals, success factors and KPIs for the GC team.
  • Collaborate with team to identify and coordinate creative ways to build a team-spirited culture of engaged employees, across a geographically diverse team.
  • Ensure compliance with Conservancy policies and procedures and external (donor/legal/IRS) requirements; decisions may have organization-wide impact and bind the organization financially or legally.
  • Implement and lead multiple projects, directing work of peers, managing budget, setting deadlines, and ensuring accountability.
  • Act independently and in supervisor’s stead, as needed; exercise independent judgment to identify and solve problems.
  • Demonstrate sensitivity in handling confidential information.
  • Manage multiple complex accounts or client relationships.
  • Supervise a single staff person or a small team of staff or interns. 
  • Interface with staff and leadership within the Global Marketing and Communications division and across TNC as needed.
  • Travel occasionally.
  • Ability to work long and/or flexible hours as needed during peak workload periods.
  • Availability to work outside of standard work hours, within reason and agreed-upon with manager, to accommodate meetings with global colleagues.

  • Bachelor’s degree and 5 years related experience or equivalent combination.
  • Experience leading and implementing multiple projects.
  • Experience with business process improvement and project management.
  • Experience working with teams across an organization.
  • Experience, coursework, or other training in principles, practices, and procedures of relevant field.

  • Results-driven, motivated self-starter capable of working both independently and collaboratively.
  • Strong organization skills, time management, accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work effectively across multiple complex, strategic projects simultaneously.
  • Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experiences are appreciated.
  • Experience in project management, preferably experience working as a project lead.
  • Ability to manage project teams of peers.
  • Ability to work in partnership with all levels of staff in a collaborative or advisory role.
  • Experience supervising staff, interns and/or volunteers.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills.
  • Advanced proficiency in interpreting guidelines to achieve desired results.
  • Positive, solution-oriented outlook.
  • Discretion and excellent judgement.
  • Strong interpersonal and upwards management skills.
  • Leadership ability.
To apply for job ID 50379, submit your materials online by using the Apply Now button at https://careers.nature.org/. Need help applying? Visit our recruitment page or contact applyhelp@tnc.org.
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.
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