Director of Marketing and Communications Wyoming/Montana (Hybrid; Location flexible within MT and...

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The Nature Conservancy

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Bozeman, MT, United States

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15 days ago


Bozeman, Montana, USA

Flexible within MT and WY (Bozeman or Lander preferred). Work location may be Hybrid (home/office)



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.”


Are you an exceptional relationship manager with the ability to influence for outcomes? Do you have a proven ability to manage and inspire a multi-disciplinary marketing and communications team? The Director of Marketing and Communications will provide direction and leadership over a multidisciplinary marketing team serving the TNC’s Wyoming and Montana Chapters. They will manage the creation and execution of marketing and communications plans, ensuring they are in alignment the strategic priorities of the respective chapter, the Western US and Canada division, and the global organization. These priorities include mitigating and adapting to climate change, protecting and restoring freshwater, securing habitat for biodiversity and collaborating with myriad partners including Indigenous communities.

They should be passionate about the environment and know industry best practices and trends across all marketing and communications platforms, as well as have the know-how to deploy the strategies successfully.


The Director of Marketing and Communications will develop and implement high-level, comprehensive and integrated marketing and communications plans to achieve the Wyoming and Montana chapter objectives. They initiate and implement key marketing initiatives and programs designed to achieve revenue goals, influence conservation action, steward existing supporters, and build awareness and engagement among a younger, diverse audience. They align staff efforts to match priorities.

The Director works closely with each chapter’s executive team, board of trustees, philanthropy colleagues, and conservation and government relations staff to ensure the delivery of programs. They partner with their colleagues across the global marketing and communications division and engage external vendors as needed to achieve outcomes. They manage the budget and operational delivery of the programs.


  • Serves as a thought partner with the Wyoming and Montana chapter leadership teams, chapter staff, and their respective board of trustees in identifying strategic opportunities to elevate the TNC brand and creating and executing integrated, multichannel marketing and communication plans.
  • Designs, manages and implements multiple projects by coordinating the work of other professionals inside and outside the organization while implementing multiple projects/responsibilities on their own.
  • Manages two or more professional staff and is accountable for the achievement of team business and professional development goals and objectives.
  • Leads creation/administration of budget, evaluates results and develops corrective strategies as needed.
  • Leads communication and media initiatives through collaboration with key stakeholders.
  • Carries responsibility and accountability for meeting strategic goals and objectives.
  • Ability to act independently within a specific program or project goals.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field plus 9 years related experience, or equivalent combination of years working experience and education.
  • Experience managing staff and teams.
  • Experience developing communications, media and engagement strategies and measuring results.
  • Experience cultivating and managing client relationships.
  • Experience developing and leading complex projects or programs including financial responsibility and measuring results of strategic plans and programs.
  • Experience in project management.


  • Experience developing, implementing and measuring communication and engagement plans/strategies.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills; ability to persuasively convey the mission of TNC to varied audiences.
  • Experience in writing to a wide variety of audiences (especially with donor-centered communication) in different voices and formats.
  • Experience leveraging digital tools, channels and content for business goals.
  • Fosters an environment of creativity and professional growth.
  • Experience and understanding of work with Indigenous communities.
  • Familiarity with major and principal gift stewardship.
  • Demonstrated ability in managing the fiduciary aspects of planning and delivery of budgets.
  • Familiarity with communication technologies and best practices.
  • Multi-lingual skills appreciated. Multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience preferred.
  • Ability to effectively leverage resources in a complex, multi-faceted environment.
  • Experience in a client service-oriented environment.
  • Experience attracting outside resources and partnerships/sponsorships to augment existing funding.
  • Strong creative streak and willingness to experiment.
  • A demonstrated history of being proactive.
  • Familiarity/experience with events (in-person and digital).
  • Experience infusing DEIJ (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice) perspectives into communications approach and content.
  • Management experience includes the ability to lead, motivate, set objectives and manage performance and conflict resolution.


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 a competitive, comprehensive benefits package including health care benefits, flexible spending accounts, 401(k) plan to include employer match, parental leave, accrued paid time off, life insurance, disability coverage, employee assistance program, other life and work 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!


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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.

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