Senior Manager, Executive Communications

Job Locations
US-DC
Type
Regular, Full-Time
Job Category
Communications/Marketing
ID
2021-4837
State/Province
DC

Overview

The National Audubon Society is a nonprofit conservation organization that protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow. We work throughout the Americas using science, advocacy, education, and on-the-ground conservation. Audubon’s state, regional, national, and international programs, nature centers, and chapters have an unparalleled wingspan that reaches millions of people each year to inform, inspire, and unite diverse communities in conservation action. As a sentinel species, we recognize that the fate of birds is inextricably tied to the fate of us all.

 

Audubon has more than 700 staff working across the United States and seven countries in 17 state and regional offices, 41 nature centers, and 23 wildlife sanctuaries. Together as one Audubon, we aspire to alter the course of climate change and habitat loss, leading to healthier bird populations and reversing current trends in biodiversity loss.

 

Audubon is committed to a culture of workplace excellence, where our talented and diverse staff are deeply engaged, with a strong sense of belonging. The birds Audubon pledges to protect differ in color, size, behavior, geographical preference, and countless other ways. By honoring and celebrating the equally remarkable diversity of the human species, Audubon will bring new creativity, effectiveness, and leadership to our work throughout the hemisphere.

Position Summary

Audubon is looking for an experienced writer and editor to be an integral part of the Office of the CEO. Reporting to the Chief of Staff and working in close collaboration with the Communications and Marketing teams, this role will be responsible for the development of communications to advance organizational goals through the CEO. This includes communications that will elevate the Audubon’s external profile through the CEO as well as ensuring clear and frequent communication from Audubon leadership to staff and board members. This is a unique opportunity to play a very active role supporting a CEO and conservation organization during an exciting time of growth and transformation.

Essential Functions

  • Write and review high-quality correspondence, speeches and talking points, internal memos, and long-form pieces for the CEO.
  • Play an active role, in collaboration with communications and marketing colleagues, in developing a strategy for communications from the CEO to the Board of Directors, staff, and external audiences.
  • Coordinate among communications and marketing teams to prepare materials for CEO for external speaking events, employee meetings, video shoots.
  • In collaboration with communications and marketing teams, develop and implement strategy for CEO’s external presence, including social media.
  • Manage and develop a proactive and deliberate approach to board and staff communications on behalf of the CEO.
  • Ensure that all communications accurately reflect CEO’s voice and priorities, as well as Audubon policy and positions.
  • Review and coordinates letters and other documents for signature by the CEO.
  • Develop and enforce quality standards for all letters and documents from the Office of the CEO.
  • Stay current on trends, social issues, and industry news, and ensure the CEO's messaging reflects prevailing global sentiments and events.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Eight+ years minimum experience in a Communications, Public Relations, Internal Communications, or Executive Communications role.
  • Bachelors degree in an degree program within Communications, relevant to the requirements.
  • Proven experience writing and editing content for senior executives.
  • Strategic mindset and ability to map out a series of communications.
  • Ability to build collaborative relationships with senior executives, marketing, and communications to develop leadership content and communications.
  • Excellent judgement and ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Strong writing and research skills, a global mindset, an emphasis on quality and detail, and the ability to work on several projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment are critical.
  • Excellent verbal and interpersonal skills. Accountable, great execution ability with a positive attitude.
  • Understanding of the social media landscape.
  • Team player.
  • Strong attention to detail and the ability to work under pressure is essential.

EEO Statement

The National Audubon Society is a federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. We are committed to a policy of nondiscrimination, inclusion and equal opportunity and actively seek a diverse pool of candidates in this search.

Accessibility Statement

The National Audubon Society endeavors to keep our careers site accessible to any and all users.  If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the application process, please contact Accommodations@audubon.org. This contact information is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

COVID Policy

All staff must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 no later than January 31, 2022, unless they are approved by Human Resources for a qualified exemption. Those unvaccinated after January 31st will be required to follow a weekly testing protocol.

 

All unvaccinated staff are required to wear masks or other approved facial coverings while working indoors at all times or outdoors when social distancing cannot be maintained. Further, effective December 13th, any unvaccinated staff person entering an Audubon building must submit a negative Covid-19 test that has been taken within 72 hours. 

 

This policy is effective through February 27th and may be changed due to changes in the law and/or changes to Audubon policies such as the Return to Work/Hybrid Work policy.

 

All new hires must be fully vaccinated prior to their start of employment unless they are pre-qualified by HR for exemption.

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