Communications & Engagement Coordinator

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Arlington, VA, USA

Washington, DC, USA


The mission of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is to conserve the lands and waters upon which all life depends. As a science-based organization, we develop innovative, on-the-ground solutions to the world’s toughest environmental challenges so that people and nature can thrive. Our work is guided by our values, which include a commitment to diversity and respect for people, communities, and cultures. From a rewarding mission to career development and flexible schedules, there are many reasons to love life #insideTNC. Want to know more? Check out our TNC Talent playlist on YouTube to hear stories from staff or visit Glassdoor.

One of TNC’s primary goals is to cultivate an inclusive work environment so that employees around the globe have a sense of belonging and feel that their unique contributions are valued. We know we’ll only achieve our mission by hiring and engaging a diverse staff that reflects the communities in which we work. Recognizing that people bring talent and skills that have been developed outside the scope of a job, we take a holistic approach to recruitment that considers life experience in addition to the professional requirements listed in our postings. Please apply – we’d love to hear from you. To quote a popular saying at TNC, “you’ll join for the mission, and you’ll stay for the people.”


The Communications & Engagement Coordinator will work in collaboration with the office of the CEO to track and monitor executive engagements, outcomes and support overall thought leadership activity in support of achieving the organization’s 2030 goals.

The ideal candidate should have a passion for conservation and an appreciation of the global policy, events, and media landscape. Youwill use available systems and resources to maintain, track, and research data, and to produce and review reports. You may be called upon to support content development and creation to include managing, and tracking speeches, social or digital content, presentation development and working with graphic assets.

In this role, you will apply established processes and practices to improve effectiveness and to document program procedures for reference by staff. You will also coordinate activities with multiple variables, set realistic deadlines and manage the timeline. The Communications & Engagement Coordinator may communicate on behalf of their supervisor with internal and external sources, including staff, donors, vendors, and businesses to coordinate arrangements, convey information, and ensure successful execution of program.

The Communications & Engagement Coordinator role is a fulltime, one year term position based out of TNC’s Arlington, VA office, there will be opportunities to work remotely on a regular basis.

This position may include travel, work overtime, and work evenings and weekends as needed. The work environment involves only infrequent exposure to disagreeable elements and minor physical exertion and/or strain.


We’re looking for someone who is adept at researching, comfortable with social media, has an interest in current events and is a passionate, motivated problem-solver. Come join TNC and apply today!


  • Bachelor’s degree in related field and a minimum 2 years’ related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience in business writing, editing, and proofreading.
  • Experience organizing time and managing diverse activities to meet deadlines.
  • Experience performing one or more administrative processes.
  • Experience working and communicating with a wide range of people.
  • Experience with social media, multimedia and graphic design/visual storytelling skills.


  • Ability to analyze information for the purpose of preparing reports, coordinating activities, and solving problems.
  • Ability to apply research skills with a specific focus on external events as well as earned and owned media/social media.
  • Coursework, previous volunteer experience, or a personal interest in conservation, environmental policy, thought leadership, communications, finance, and/or international affairs are desirable but not required.
  • Ability to provide administrative support, project management.
  • Effective database skills, including managing and tracking data, and producing reports.
  • Effective communications skills and ability to write and edit materials for use with program communications and special events.
  • Excellent customer service skills and focus.
  • Experience, coursework, or other training in relevant field.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experiences are appreciated.

We recognize that women, visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, people with disabilities and other equity-deserving groups are less likely to apply if they do not match most of the qualifications. Nature United finds strength in diversity of backgrounds, lived experiences, knowledge, and identities. We strongly encourage those interested who bring new perspective to apply.


We offer a 35-hour work week that is supportive of the health, wellbeing, and flexibility needs of the people we employ.

We provide a competitive benefits package which includes: comprehensive health care plans (3 options to fit your needs,) flexible spending accounts (medical and dependent care,) a 401(k) plan including employer match (8% after 1 year!) 8 weeks paid parental leave, up to 10 days of accrued paid time off in the first year, 2 personal days, 10 holidays, and 10 days to attend to health needs, life insurance (2x salary,) short and long-term disability coverage, employee assistance program, and other life and work wellbeing benefits. Learn more about our benefits at in the Culture Tab on

We also offer an environment supportive of empowering our employees, amplifying an equitable workforce, and creating opportunities to participate Employee Resource Groups. We’re proud to offer a flexible work environment that supports of the health and well-being of the people we employ.

Since 1951, TNC has been doing work you can believe in. Through grassroots action, we have grown from a small non-profit into one of the most effective and wide-reaching environmental organizations in the world. Thanks to more than 1 million members, over 400 scientists, and the dedicated efforts of our diverse staff and partners, we impact conservation around the world!

We’re proud to offer a work-environment that is supportive of the health, wellbeing, and flexibility needs of the people we employ!

This description is not designed to be a complete list of all duties and responsibilities required for this job.


The starting pay range for a candidate selected for this position is generally within the range of $62,400 - $68,00 for annual base salary. This range only applies to candidates whose country of employment is the USA. Where a successful candidate’s actual pay will fall within this range will be based on a variety of factors, including, for example, the candidate's location, qualifications, specific skills, and experience. Please note countries outside the USA would have a different pay range in the local currency based on the local labor market, and not tied to USA pay or ranges. Your geographic location will be confirmed during the recruitment.


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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.

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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 with Request for Accommodation in the subject line.

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.