NCS Science Communication Manager (Location Flexible Internationally)

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The Nature Conservancy

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Arlington, VA, United States

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15 days ago


Arlington, Virginia, USA

Flexible internationally. Arlington, Virginia is our headquarters.

The location for this position is negotiable for locations where TNC is an established NGO. No immigration/visa or relocation assistance is available with this position. Preference is for locations that can work within US time zones.





The Nature Conservancy’s mission is to protect the lands and waters upon which all life depends. 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. Whether it’s career development, flexible schedules, or a rewarding mission, there are lots of reasons to love life #insideTNC. Want a better insight to TNC? Check out our TNC Talent playlist on YouTube on Glassdoor.

Our goal is to cultivate an inclusive work environment so that all our colleagues around the globe feel a sense of belonging, and that their unique contributions to our mission are valued. We’ll only achieve our Mission by hiring and engaging a diverse workforce that reflects the communities in which we work. In addition to the requirements in our postings, we recognize that people come with talent and experiences outside of a job. Diversity of experience and skills combined with passion is a key to innovation and a culture of inclusion! Please apply – we’d love to hear from you. To quote myriad TNC staff members, “you’ll join for our mission, and you’ll stay for our people.”


The NCS Communications Manager is responsible for conceptualizing and creating communications products, including white papers, policy briefs, case studies, fact sheets, blog posts, articles, presentations, and other written materials to help advance our Natural Climate Solutions and the science behind this strategy . Under the direct management of the Global Director of Natural Climate Solutions, they will act as a conduit and guide between the NCS Science Team and the Global Marketing and Communications (GMC) Team. They are a thought partner and science communicator who will use strategic thinking, storytelling, and creative approaches to communicate outputs from the NCS Science team that fit within layers of goals and objectives of the organization and its climate change priority and narrative.

The NCS Communications Manager will create and contribute content for the GMC and NCS Science Teams based on a co-developed prioritized communications plan. They will develop content including key messages and talking points, as needed. They will actively identify focal audiences and cultivate relationships with key stakeholders and media contacts and manage the dissemination of media information. They will funnel content through internal channels for communications (GMC, Media Relations, Donor Communications). They will help the NCS Science Team elevate NCS overall through storytelling and interactions with Global Digital, Global Creative, Internal Communications, Regional Marketing colleagues, and others as needed on local, regional, and global levels. They will also provide consultation, media training, coaching and talking points to persons serving as spokesperson(s).

This is a two-year funded position with the possibility for extension based on deliverables and funding.


If you’re looking for a career where you can find meaning and purpose, come join our Team as the Natural Climate Solutions Communications Manager! Not only will you help us fulfill our NCS science and conservation objectives, but you’ll contribute to conservation goals through many networks including Nature4Climate!

We’re looking for a passionate, dedicated person to work within our Team. Building relationships, creativity, and the ability to influence without authority are key in this role. Come join TNC and apply today! The location for this position is negotiable for locations where TNC is an established NGO. No immigration/visa or relocation assistance is available with this position. Preference is for locations that can work within US time zones. This is a two-year funded position with the possibility for extension based on deliverables and funding.


  • Bachelor’s degree in related field and a minimum 7 years’ related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience managing and implementing media strategies and measuring results.
  • Experience writing, editing and proofreading messages for targeted audiences.
  • Experience cultivating and managing client relationships.
  • Experience developing media relations networks.
  • Experience implementing and managing multiple complex projects.


  • Multi-lingual skills appreciated.
  • Multi-cultural, cross-cultural, and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion experience preferred.
  • Experience developing, implementing and measuring communication and engagement plans/strategies.
  • Experience in understand audiences and how to cater different content (e.g. policy makers, corporate partners, NGO’s, government agencies, media).
  • Excellent science communication writing, presentation, and communication skills.
  • Experience managing a budget.
  • Familiarity with communication technologies and best practices.
  • Upward management experience, experience with senior staff/leadership.
  • Knowledge and application of current and evolving trends in Natural Climate Solutions.


Since 1951, The Nature Conservancy has been doing work you can believe in protecting the lands and waters that all life depends on. Through grassroots action, TNC has grown to become 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, we impact conservation throughout the world!

The Nature Conservancy offers competitive and comprehensive benefits packages tailored to the individual countries where we work. These may include health care benefits, retirement benefits, parental leave, paid time off, life insurance, and disability coverage as well as an employee assistance program and other life and well-being benefits. Learn more about our benefits in the Culture Tab on

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


Job Family: Marketing

Internal Job Code: 200036

Salary Grade: 7

Status: Salaried


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