Communications Coordinator

Communications Coordinator

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The Communications Coordinator is a key member of the APIPP team. The team works in partnership with NYSDEC to protect the Adirondack region from the impact of invasive species. The Coordinator works closely with other APIPP and Conservancy employees, NYSDEC, and partners to develop, manage, and advance communications, outreach and education programs to help prevent the spread of invasive species.

The work location is Keene Valley, New York, USA. This position requires on-site work throughout New York’s six-million-acre Adirondack Park.



The Coordinator works closely with the APIPP Program Manager and the Conservancy’s Adirondack Communications Manager to lead the development and implementation of an annual communications plan to strategically engage partners and the public in preventing the spread of invasive species. The Coordinator also develops and communicates messaging that promotes APIPP and the Conservancy’s conservation priorities and program successes. The Coordinator organizes APIPP’s annual education calendar, and provides training on invasive species awareness, identification and data collection. The Coordinator works with partners and contractors to develop educational outreach materials and serves as a resource for outreach events held by partners. The Coordinator works independently and as part of a team, and oversees multiple projects, sets deadlines and manages projects to completion. This description is not designed to be a complete list of all duties and responsibilities required for this job.



  • Develops and implements a communications plan that engages the public via print and digital media, social media, newsletters, blogs and other communications tools; manages APIPP’s website and social media accounts.
  • Establishes and builds cooperative relationships with local and regional partners. Assists partners with invasive species outreach and education programs by participating in field days, workshops, and webinars, and by tabling at events.
  • Coordinates APIPP’s education programs and events, including securing speakers, promoting events, and managing registration.
  • Provides logistical support for APIPP’s volunteer citizen-science programs in close coordination with APIPP’s subject matter experts.
  • Responds to requests for information about invasive species and/or directs queries to the appropriate team member or partner.
  • Develops educational and promotional material to support outreach goals.
  • Integrates closely with other employees and partners and manages multiple projects with deadlines.
  • Ensures program compliance with internal policies and external requirements, and helps prepare reports to comply with contract and grant requirements.
  • Occasionally works long days or attends events in the evening or on weekends.
Location: New York State
Organization: The Nature Conservancy
Deadline: February 7, 2022
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