Specialist, Education and Outreach

The Nature Conservancy


OFFICE LOCATION

United States

Position may be fully remote

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WHO WE ARE

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 working in more than 75 countries and territories. 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’s 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.


YOUR POSITION WITH TNC

The Nature Conservancy’s (TNC) Youth Engagement team collaborates with national and international partners to teach students about the critical role of nature and conservation in their lives. At the heart of this work is a focus on ensuring that all students—no matter their background, geography, or demographics–have an opportunity to identify as a conservationist within their community. In particular, the team works to ensure that students traditionally furthest from the environmental career and education fields are engaged and empowered to both know and preserve nature.

The Education and Outreach Specialist works on a variety of youth engagement projects, and provides program and marketing support for Nature Lab, TNC’s K-12 online curriculum platform. They offer creative marketing solutions and implement multifaceted initiatives to expand the reach and impact of TNC’s youth content, curriculum, and programs.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

The Education and Outreach Specialist provides technical and programmatic support to TNC’s Youth Engagement team, which includes conducting research for K-12 curriculum projects; coordinating and executing creative marketing and outreach action plans; and creating youth content and curriculum to connect students with nature and teach conservation concepts. They work closely with Youth Engagement team members, other TNC teams, content hosting partner contacts, and other internal and external connections to expand outreach efforts and promote Nature Lab projects. They support communication with internal and external partners, content and curriculum development, and marketing and promotion of existing and new content. They also assist with website management, data collection, and social media management.


RESPONSIBILITIES & SCOPE

  • Assists development and management of content for The Nature Conservancy’s Nature Lab
  • Organizes, manages, and coordinates diverse creative projects and manages a timeline from start to finish.
  • Coordinates the work of peers on departmental project teams. May supervise volunteers, interns or temporary staff where opportunities arise.
  • Assists the Youth Engagement team in executing digital strategies to engage a younger, more diverse audience, as well as steward communications among existing digital strategies and channels
  • Helps facilitate creative and content for digital assets, such as email copy, image selection and web content.
  • Identifies, assembles and coordinates reporting that will help monitor campaign performance.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field and 5 years’ related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience cultivating and managing client/customer relationships.
  • Experience writing, editing and proofreading.
  • Experience organizing and coordinating multiple projects.


DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Multi-lingual skills appreciated.
  • Multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience preferred.
  • Experience in curriculum development, teaching, or other relevant education programming
  • Experience in partnership development with non-profit partners, community groups and/or government agencies.
  • Knowledge and application of current and evolving trends in marketing.
  • Experience with the development of educational curriculum in either a creative or supervisory role.
  • Ability to work in a team-based environment with internal and external partners.
  • Demonstrated ability to conceive and write creatively for various audiences from technical information.
  • Strong organization skills and attention to detail.
  • Relevant technology skills required to prepare presentations and analyze data to construct reports.
  • Experience using MS Suite, including Excel and PowerPoint
  • Familiarity with paid social media such as YouTube and Facebook advertising.
  • Practical knowledge of marketing and branding principles.

WHAT WE BRING

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 nature.org/careers.

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


APPLY NOW

To apply for job ID 51428, submit your materials online by using the Apply Now button at https://careers.nature.org/. Need help applying? Visit our recruitment page or contact [email protected]


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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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 [email protected] with Request for Accommodation in the subject line.

Where legally permissible, TNC requires all new employees to be fully vaccinated and willing to keep up to date with vaccines that protect against COVID-19. By accepting an offer of employment, you agree to comply with this requirement, unless you are entitled to a legally mandated exemption.

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