OverviewThe Land Trust Alliance is the voice of the land trust community. As the national leader in policy, standards and education, we work passionately to advance land trusts across America, so they can save and secure more land now and for future generations. Our natural spaces are a lifeline to clean air, water, food and good health. Natural spaces also bring us together, inspire us and provide opportunities to recreate and recharge. The land trust community is a crucial component in this equation. With natural spaces under continual threat, land trusts need access to the best tools, information and advocacy. Armed with a diverse network and valuable resources, the Alliance is the land trust community’s source for the knowledge and capabilities they need to reach their goals. From tax and funding policy on Capitol Hill to innovative ideas, partnerships and initiatives, we ensure our members can always be heard and achieve more.
The Alliance is committed to building the constituency for conservation. Our six-person Communications team is focused on building the communication capacity of land trusts while using the Alliance’s communication channels to build public support and political influence for land conservation. At the same time, we work to elevate and promote the work of the Alliance and its programs to our members, funders and other key stakeholders.
Summary DescriptionThis position requires four to six years of hands-on communications and marketing experience in a non-profit, association, public relations, congressional or agency environment. Experience with marketing or public awareness campaigns is desired, and the preferred candidate will have an understanding of cause marketing partnerships. The ideal candidate will have exceptional written and oral communication skills, along with an ability to manage independently multiple planned and special projects along with the core components of concurrent communication campaigns. The ability to do some design work using the Adobe creative suite, such as for document templates or PowerPoint presentations, is ideal. Knowledge of land conservation issues is preferred but not required. Strategic thinking, political savvy and creative development experience is essential. Must have a sincere interest and commitment to the Alliance’s conservation mission.
Join a growing and successful organization that supports a network of 1,000 land trusts. Together, land trusts have conserved more land than in all of the national parks in the lower 48 states combined. Our work is making a difference in communities across America.
Responsibilities: Develop cost-effective strategies that raise the national profile of the Alliance and its members
Write, edit and disseminate a wide variety of products including brochures, fact sheets, reports, ad copy, web posts, emails, social media posts, blog posts, briefing packets, articles and other marketing materials
Lead marketing and outreach for Alliance programs and projects, including setting and implementing strategies, overseeing campaign budgets and timelines, and coordinating with Alliance staff and outside vendors
Complete simple design projects using InDesign/Photoshop, such as importing content to existing templates, revising templates or creating original PowerPoint or Word designs
Provide strategic guidance and counsel to Alliance staff and members on how communications can help support their goals and initiatives
Coach/train Alliance staff and members in communication skills
Maintain a working knowledge of all program areas and identify opportunity to promote the Alliance’s work to target audiences
Promote curriculum and training materials to the land trust community
Help track costs, compile budget figures, research and develop project budgets
Maintain and improve internal and external communication systems
Bachelor’s degree in English, journalism, communications studies or natural resources
4 to 6 years’ experience in communications and marketing
3 years’ progressive experience managing projects
Proven ability to promote projects and track outcomes and impact
Strategic and creative thinker, with an ability to develop and implement plans
Exceptional writing and oral communication skills, with an ability to adjust writing style to different markets and for different purposes; public speaking/training experience a plus
Demonstrated initiative, including an ability to work both independently and with others
Immaculate attention to detail, rules of style and grammar (AP style)
Experience working under deadline in a fast-paced environment
Flexible team member, sense of humor and a cheerful ability to work quickly and prioritize multiple projects in a fast-paced, nonprofit work culture
Experience developing marketing plans and budgets
Experience planning and supervising marketing collateral production, including design, print and mailing processes
Experience working with corporate marketing partnerships
Experience with multiple-vendor coordination and supervision
Outgoing person who enjoys telephone and personal outreach
Knowledge of the internet and familiarity with a range of software, including Microsoft Word and Excel, and project management applications, as well as database (iMIS) and email programs (Informz); familiarity with Adobe Acrobat, Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, and WordPress desirable
A sincere interest in and commitment to our conservation mission
Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Eastern
The Land Trust Alliance’s mission is to save the places people love by strengthening land conservation across America. The Land Trust Alliance is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate because of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability or marital status.
This is a full-time exempt permanent position.
Competitive salary and benefits provided.
Send resume and cover letter via email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Communications” in the subject line no later than Friday, October 6, 2017. All submissions should be in Microsoft Word format and include a resume with a relevant writing communications/marketing sample. If email is not an option, applications will be accepted by mail to:
Human Resources Manager,
Attn: Sybil Stewart
Land Trust Alliance
1250 H Street, NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20005.