Director of Communications

Position Description


The Wilderness Land Trust is the only national conservation organization solely dedicated to purchasing privately owned lands within designated wilderness and transferring them into public ownership to ensure the promise of wilderness for future generations.


Summary of Position

The Director of Communications is a member of the Trust’s core management team, and reports to and is supervised by the President. Primary responsibilities include project management, content strategy, graphic design and writing for the Trust’s social media, website and weekly e-news. The position is part editor, part designer and part staff mentor in support of the Trust’s broad communications needs. Time commitment is 10 hours per week or equivalent to .25 FTE.



Essential Duties:

  • Lead strategist for all social media and email communications. 
  • Establishment and execution of a communications editorial calendar. This includes identifying content sources, developing and maintaining a content library and developing an organizational content approval process.
  • Set measurable goals, develop strategies and implement programs to increase visibility and outreach across all communications platforms, targeting key audiences with specific messages and content to raise awareness and support.
  • Consistently update and maintain the Trust’s social media and web presence, ensuring consistency with organizational core values, branding, voice and messaging.
  • Provide editorial assistance for other departmental external communications as necessary.
  • Manage all processes for photography to build photo database and capture material to draft and promote compelling stories of the Trust’s work.



General Duties:

  • Manages operational expenses consistent with the current budget and budget resolutions.
  • Manages and negotiates contracts for goods and services acquired, as they relate to Communications program needs.
  • Keeps budgetary, financial and project records in a systematic manner using Trust protocols.
  • Conducts business in a professional and business-like manner, consistent with the Standards and Practices promulgated by the Land Trust Alliance.
  • Collaborates with staff on special events, Board meetings, site visits and program activities.
  • Supervises staff, consultants and contractors as needed to achieve program goals.
  • Furthers the goals and mission of the organization.
  • Communicates fully with other staff and Board Members.
  • Represents the Trust in a professional manner at meetings, gatherings and in social settings.



Job Qualifications:

  • Bachelors’ degree in digital media, marketing, communications or related field; or equivalent job experience.
  • Five years progressively responsible marketing and communications experience with an emphasis in social media.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with ability to convey complex issues
  • Ability to develop a positive working relationship with a variety of stakeholders across political, social and cultural spectrums.
  • Computer literate, with excellent skills in all social media platforms.
  • Self-directed and ability to coordinate and manage the Communications office from home or remote location while meeting pressing deadlines.
  • Demonstrated commitment to environmental issues, specifically wilderness preservation.



Physical/Other Requirements:

  • Extensive travel, as needed.
  • Occasional weekend and evening work, as needed.
  • Location convenient to a commercially served airport.


To apply, qualified candidates should email a cover letter and resume to  Please include the words Director of Communications in the subject line. No faxes or recruiters please.


This position will remain opened until filled. Applicant review will begin on Monday, November 6, 2017.





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