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Associate Director of Communications, Natural Climate Solutions

Associate Director of Communications, Natural Climate Solutions

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The Associate Communications Director, NCS will build a program that works with our partners in the Emerald Edge and India to equip the communities to tell their stories in innovative ways – through digital and social media, film making, art or music. As well as providing a platform for our partners, the content captured through this process will also enhance TNC’s own communications pipeline. They will also work closely with NCS science group to promote the tools and products being developed, ensuring they are targeting a decision-maker audience of policy-makers and investors. They will lead and implement the following communications activities: earned media, digital campaigns and social media, communications in support of events, and partner communications coordination. They will establish project goals and metrics, develop project plans, budgets and schedules with input and buy-in from key stakeholders and team members, and will lead the project teams to successfully achieve those goals in the most compelling and cost-effective manner possible. The Associate Communications Director, NCS will need excellent time management skills and the ability to manage multiple workstreams simultaneously and would benefit from external communications contacts on a global level within the nature and climate communities. 

RESPONSIBILITIES & SCOPE

  • Development and execution of communication activities under the BEF grant, across all three programs. 
  • Development and execution of storytelling program for key community partners, and identification of content for TNC. 
  • Development and execution of event-led communications campaigns, raising the profile of the BEF-funded work at key global events, such as the UNFCCC COP26 
  • Design, management and implementation of a communications strategy in collaboration and coordination with other professionals inside and outside the organization. 
  • Close collaboration with Marketing and Communications colleagues to align External Affairs comms objectives to the organizational editorial calendar and the Global Marketing and Communications strategies
  • Collaboration with internal and external partners to ensure alignment with other NGOs, community organizations, sector bodies such as the NCS Alliance and communications workstreams.
  • Writing and production of a variety of content, including social media, blogs, talking points, case studies, presentations
  • Exercise judgment to identify and solve complex problems; determining scope of work through consultation rather than by directives of superiors;
  • Demonstrate sensitivity in handling confidential information;
  • Design and manage multiple projects, including directing work of staff, partners and agencies, managing budget, setting deadlines, and ensuring accountability;
  • Design, plan and/or assist with new initiatives that will ensure department and organization-wide goals and strategies are achieved;
  • Travel less than 25%; may be on short notice; working flexible hours as needed.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field and a minimum of 8 years related experience or equivalent combination.
  • Experience in project management, developing communications, media and engagement strategies and measuring results. 
  • Experience cultivating and managing client relationships.
  • Experience developing and implementing communications strategies
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