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Position: Senior Communications Manager, Marine (1-year term, remote)
Organization: Nature United
Location: anywhere in Canada

Who We Are:

Nature United is a national organization that is reimagining conservation across Canada. We believe that nature—thriving and full of life—is the foundation of strong communities, a prosperous economy, and a future worth passing on to our grandchildren. We believe that reconciliation is at the heart of our progress as a nation. And we believe that Canada can be a global beacon for hope. We work to advance sustainable resource management by supporting Indigenous leadership and authority and to harness the power of nature to address the climate crisis by advancing natural climate solutions. Nature United is an affiliate of the global organization The Nature Conservancy (TNC).

As a conservation organization, we support the authority of Indigenous peoples to steward and manage their lands and waters by working in partnership with Indigenous Nations to strengthen governance, build on-the-ground stewardship capacity, support leaders, and catalyze local economies. Diversity, equity, inclusion and justice are central to achieving our conservation mission and we are committed to co-creating a culture that is equitable and a workplace that is diverse, inclusive and safe for all staff, partners, donors, and volunteers.

Our goal is to cultivate an inclusive work environment so that our colleagues feel a sense of belonging and that their unique contributions to our mission are valued. We know 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. To quote myriad staff members, “You’ll join for our mission, and you’ll stay for our people.”

What We Can Achieve Together:

The Senior Communications Manager, Marine (1-year term), is a senior-level communications professional with specialized experience in communicating marine issues, including science, governance, and balancing biodiversity, climate and economic interests. As a member of the Communications Team, the Senior Communications Manager will provide strategic direction as well as the tools, support, and direct action to engage targeted audiences to advance marine solutions, with a particular focus on the Great Bear Sea initiative, which is Indigenous-led and will result in the world’s first Indigenous-led marine-protected-area network co-managed by multiple levels of government that integrates ecosystem and cultural values while balancing the economic vitality of coastal communities. (Read more here.)

This role is responsible for the development, management, and implementation of strategic communications plans to build awareness, engage targeted audiences, and influence conservation action. The Senior Communications Manager, Marine, will work collaboratively with others across our Canada team, as well as our global organization, to maximize effectiveness of overall communications efforts and to ensure alignment in messaging and outreach activities. Reporting to the Director of Marketing & Communications, you will be part of a small but mighty communications team that is advancing our strategic priorities and reimagining conservation in Canada.

Today, more people rely on our oceans for food, energy, transport, recreation and other natural resources than any other time in history. These increasing demands, coupled with a changing climate, are impacting ocean health by altering vital habitat, depleting fish stocks and polluting seas. Nature United is tackling these challenges — particularly on British Columbia’s coast and in the Pacific Ocean — with a bold, collaborative approach to ocean management that delivers lasting results for people, nature and economies. Our organization has long worked to support initiatives in B.C., such as the Marine Plan Partnership, a first-of-its kind partnership to support collaborative management and decision-making by First Nations and B.C. governments, and the Great Bear Sea initiative. We also support community-driven fisheries and business plans that create new jobs, build local harvest capacity, maintain sustainable seafood supplies and strengthen coastal stewardship. And we are developing innovative and collaborative solutions to build more adaptive and resilient fisheries in the face of climate change.

We’re Looking for You:

Are you looking for work you can believe in? Nature United is a workplace where we care about each other and know that what we do matters, and that our work makes a difference. We’re looking for candidates with strong experience in communicating marine issues and/or other complex issues to strategic audiences (e.g. policymakers, Indigenous governments, coastal communities, corporate and philanthropic leaders). You will also have experience in building trust-based relationships across teams and coordinating multiple projects.

This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the ongoing mission of conservation by supporting the work of our team. Join us as we impact conservation across Canada and 70+ countries and territories around the globe.

What You’ll Bring:


  • Bachelor’s degree in related field and a minimum 7 years related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience communicating marine and/or environmental issues in Canada to strategic audiences (e.g., policymakers, Indigenous governments, communities, corporate and philanthropic leaders); strong knowledge of Canadian marine policy and practice.
  • Experience developing, implementing and measuring communication and engagement plans/strategies.
  • Experience managing and implementing media strategies and measuring results.
  • Experience writing, editing and proofreading messages for targeted audiences.
  • Experience developing media-relations networks.
  • Experience implementing, and managing multiple complex projects


  • Experience working with Indigenous communities and/or knowledge of Indigenous issues strongly preferred.
  • Multi-lingual skills appreciated.
  • Excellent writing, presentation, and communication skills.
  • Experience managing a budget.
  • Familiarity with communication technologies and best practices.
  • Knowledge and application of current and evolving trends in relevant discipline.

We recognize that women, visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, people with disabilities and other equity-deserving groups are less likely to apply if they do not match most of the qualifications. NU finds strength in diversity of backgrounds, lived experiences, knowledge, and identities. We strongly encourage those interested who bring new perspective to apply.

What We Bring:

Nature United has a proven record of creating solutions for people and nature. Building on three decades of conservation in Canada, Nature United has developed effective, long-term partnerships with governments, Indigenous and local communities, and industry to advance large-scale conservation, protect critical wildlife habitat, drive sustainable economic development, and safeguard local food sources. We bring world-leading science, innovation and resources to Canadian conservation opportunities, and we collaborate with global teams to integrate Canadian leadership and solutions into global efforts.

Nature United also offers a competitive, comprehensive benefits package including health care benefits, 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

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

Salary Information:

The estimated starting salary for this position is dependent on experience, qualifications and location.

  • Salary range for this position is: $103,000 - $110,000 CAD annually

How To Apply:

To apply for job ID 54318, submit your cover letter and resume online by using the Apply Now button at Please indicate you saw this posting at GoodWork.

Need help applying? Visit our recruitment page

Nature United 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 with Request for Accommodation in the subject line


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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Nov 15 2023    ID: 69463