The Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity. Therefore, we are committed to a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Working in 72 countries, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners. To learn more, visit www.nature.org or follow @nature_press on Twitter.
The Associate Director of Events will be responsible for directing all aspects of an organizational program providing a broad range of resources related to meetings management and/or special events.
The Associate Director of Events will work towards meeting the strategic priorities of a program by developing and managing plans and strategies. They will manage a team that partners with the Development team on facilitating a strong and compelling donor experience via single day engagements and multi-day adventures. This individual and his/her team will oversee event programming and logistics for organization-wide meetings and/or special events, evaluate and select vendors and direct payments, and be a key thought partner in how we enhance the connection depth between TNC and our volunteer leaders as well as our donors. They will assess needs from our donors and the development team and oversee the development of comprehensive engagement activities across four key experience areas: thought leadership, adventures, salon dinners and field trips. They will be responsible for ensuring the programmatic work is a collaborative and well-integrated effort across the organization, including organizing relevant internal communications and integrating marketing touchpoints. They will reinforce consistency in the organization's policies and procedures and provide direction to both a team and peers to establish and track measures, and lead indicators of progress and success. They will lead diverse activities, develop complex processes, project outcomes, and initiate solutions in order to improve effectiveness. They will serve as team leader for the enhancement of systems and tools used by the team. The Associate Director of Events will leverage constructive and effective relationships with a wide range of people, including staff, public and private sector colleagues, vendors, and donors. They will serve as the direct liaison with senior leadership, and in select cases, the Board of Trustees and the Conservation Leadership Council (CLC) as well as key leadership teams at WO (when applicable).
Desired Skills & Experience
Bachelor’s degree in related field and a minimum of 8 years related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience supervising staff and teams.
Experience cultivating and managing client relationships.
Experience in project management, developing marketing strategies and measuring results.
Multi-lingual skills appreciated.
Multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience preferred.
Management experience that includes ability to lead, motivate, set objectives and manage performance and conflict resolution.
Fosters an environment of creativity and professional growth.
Excellent writing, presentation, communication, mediation and negotiation skills.
Ability to persuasively convey the mission of The Nature Conservancy to diverse groups including donors, board members, and the public.
Expert knowledge of current and evolving trends in relevant marketing disciplines. Cross disciplinary knowledge to support program objectives.
Demonstrated ability in managing the fiduciary aspects of planning and delivery of budgets.
How to Apply
For more information and to apply, please visit www.nature.org/careers and search for job ID# 48097 in the keyword search. Deadline to apply is 11:59 PM EST October 31, 2019.
The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.
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Internal Number: 48097
About The Nature Conservancy
The Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity. Therefore, we are committed to a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Working in 72 countries, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners. To learn more, visit www.nature.org or follow @nature_press on Twitter.To learn more about career opportunities at The Nature Conservancy, visit www.nature.org/careers.The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity EmployerOur commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of men and women 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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