Manager, Internal Communications

26 Mar, 2021


Manager, Internal Communications

The Nature Conservancy
Arlington, VA


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, and conserving lands, waters and oceans at unprecedented scale.  Working in 79 countries and territories, including all 50 United States, our vision is a world where the diversity of life thrives, and people act to conserve nature for its own sake and its ability to fulfill our needs and enrich our lives.

While our vision is global, our commitment is local; we build solutions together with communities, governments and businesses on the issues unfolding right in their backyards. At the heart of this work are relationships, and they are guided by a respect for all people, honor for communities and culture, and an unwavering commitment to diversity. To learn more, visit or follow @nature_press on Twitter.


As TNC transforms its conservation goals to serve a changing world, it has never been more important for us to connect, guide, inspire and recognize our colleagues who are working hard to save the planet. Our team is growing to meet this need by hiring a Manager of Internal Communications to develop and implement a communications plan to raise staff awareness of our global conservation strategy and its strong science foundation among 4000 colleagues worldwide. This position reports to the Director, Internal Communications, in the Global Marketing and Communications Division.


The Manager will support internal communications priorities of our conservation leaders that are directed to the all-staff audience and work closely with the Chief Conservation Office and the field to ensure that all staff know what our goals are, how to talk about them and how their role makes a contribution. The Manager will highlight conservation successes and science, share inspiring stories of our people and places, and create opportunities for diverse staff voices to speak about our work in internal channels. Working with the Chief Conservation Office and Conservation team other key stakeholders such as our scientists, the Manager will design all-staff outreach strategies around major events, milestones and announcements, and create guidance, tools and resources that support staff. The role will help manage strategy for the distribution of important information to staff in a timely manner, ensuring that messages are consistent and promoted across all internal channels. The Manager can see the big picture while keeping track of the details and can make complex information relatable, understandable and inspiring.


  • Working with the Chief Conservation Office team, help develop and implement an internal communications plan for TNC’s global conservation strategy and its scientific underpinning and the narrative that makes it come alive. This includes supporting the rollout of a training program for staff so they are confident, clear communicators about our work.
  • Help lead event creation and storytelling that inspires staff about our conservation work.
  • Curate, produce and coordinate conservation and science content across all channels including TNC’s Intranet, social media platform, live virtual events, and all-staff email and e-newsletter. Types of content includes blogs, short videos, live virtual events, social media posts, all-staff emails, all-staff newsletter, presentations and Intranet sites.
  • Provide coaching, writing support, event production and talking points to leaders serving as spokesperson(s) in internal channels.
  • Help develop major updates from TNC conservation executives to the all-staff audience that may be delivered in writing, by recorded video message or during live virtual events.
  • Manage TNC’s Executive Council’s Virtual Office Hours’ planning and promotion internally.
  • Coordinate a group of internal communications colleagues across regions and global teams to increase collaboration and information sharing and to gather examples of our work for all-staff channels.
  • Act as a thought partner to conservation and science leaders on internal communications best practices to make it easier for staff to connect to our mission and one another.
  • Ensure that our core values and diverse voices are represented in all internal communications channels from our all-staff emails to our Intranet, internal social media and live staff events.
  • Work across a wide spectrum of constituencies and coordinate multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Develop messaging and communications that are tailored to the audience and written in simple to understand, relatable and authentic way.
  • Continuously challenge the messaging and channels to keep content fresh.


  • Bachelor’s degree in related field and a minimum 5 years’ related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience implementing and measuring strategic communications plans.
  • Experience communicating conservation, biodiversity issues, natural sciences or climate change.
  • Experience creating multimedia content across different channels and formats.
  • Experience managing stakeholder groups or project teams.
  • Experience writing, editing and proofreading


The strongest candidates will also bring one or more of the following:

  • Multi-lingual skills.
  • Multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience, preferably living or having lived outside of the U.S.
  • Experience advising leaders on their communications strategies.
  • Knowledge of current and evolving trends in strategic communications or internal communications.
  • Experience working with people across time zones to meet quick deadlines.
  • Excellent writing, presentation, and communication skills.
  • Familiarity with communication technologies and best practices.
  • Experience in rapid response communications.
  • Strong organization skills and attention to detail.


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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.

The successful applicant must meet the requirements of The Nature Conservancy’s background screening process.

Job posted: 2021-03-26