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Harpeth Conservancy

Communications Coordinator

Harpeth Conservancy


Job Summary

Harpeth Conservancy is seeking an enthusiastic full-time Communications Coordinator to join our Community Engagement Team. The primary objective is to engage the broader community by articulating a coherent narrative that enhances our visibility to target audiences, informs and educates the public on issues impacting waterways in Tennessee, and mobilizes support for our mission using print and digital communications tools and platforms. This position requires storytelling-based social media and website management, original content creation, email marketing, and creative thinking with an overall objective of empowering and providing the tools for communities to effectively champion clean water and healthy ecosystems for rivers in Tennessee.

Job Responsibilities

Supervised by the Community Engagement Manager, the responsibilities of the position will include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • Manage and implement HC’s communications strategy, in collaboration with other staff members
    • Manage HC’s presence on social media and networking platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, YouTube, LinkedIn, Linktree, and future technologies)
    • Manage bi-weekly+ electronic newsletter (Constant Contact)
    • Manage website content including blog posts, event pages, program area pages, etc. (WordPress)
    • Manage the preparation of press releases and media advisories
    • Manage our digital archive of all content, including press and promotional collateral
  • Maintain content publication calendars and lead monthly communications meetings to align timelines and goals across multiple departments
  • Maintain brand integrity across all digital platforms, including style and content consistency
  • Collaborate with other staff in the creation and implementation of digital, video, audio, and print content
  • Write, edit, and proofread across a variety of print and digital content mediums, including the Annual Newsletter
  • Track engagement across various platforms and utilize appropriate analytics to maximize traffic to digital platforms and increase audience via data-driven decisions
  • Stay up-to-date on industry trends and make recommendations for adjustments to communications strategies and practices to improve our exposure to target audiences
  • Assist with engagement and fundraising events as needed
  • Other office and organizational tasks as assigned by the Community Engagement Manager


Ideal Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree with a minimum of two or more years of relevant professional work experience
  • Technical Proficiencies: Slack, Donor Perfect, Dropbox, Microsoft Office suite, Adobe Creative suite and/or Canva (for graphic design), Social Media Platforms, email marketing software such as Constant Contact, and project management software such as Monday
  • Understanding of digital and content strategy with experience in building successful audience programs across various mediums
  • Willingness and comfort in learning new digital tools and systems as well as evaluating new ones and training people to use them
  • Experience utilizing communication tools for social movements and policy advocacy is a plus
  • Excellent time management, organizational skills, and ability to meet deadlines
  • Exceptional writing and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Reliable, responsible, and with the flexibility and willingness to work outside of the constraints of a standard work week, as required, including weekends and before and after scheduled hours
  • Knowledge of and interest in environmental issues and scientific concepts to aid in the explanation of our work to a broad variety of audiences
  • Commitment to the mission of Harpeth Conservancy and to the values of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice and be dedicated to creating environmental equity and ensuring environmental justice
  • Valid Driver’s License in the State of Tennessee and adequate transportation and proof of insurance
  • Ability to transport 25+ pounds and be in a stationary position for long periods of time as required for events

Additional Information


The salary base is $42,000 with a range above based on experience. This position is part of Harpeth Conservancy’s (HC) strategic growth plan to expand the number of vibrant, talented, and experienced leaders in Tennessee working together to ensure clean water and healthy rivers in Tennessee. The position is based at our office in Brentwood, TN. A flexible work schedule is expected to accommodate evenings and weekends, travel, and traffic. Harpeth Conservancy benefits include paid-time-off and Blue Cross Blue Shield of TN cafeteria health insurance plan with a pre-tax Health Savings Account assuming certain thresholds are met for employment if not full-time, and a Simple-IRA retirement plan.

How to Apply

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to Marie Campbell, Community Engagement Manager, by email at mariecampbell@harpethriver.org.


  • Date Posted: August 19, 2023
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Communications / Marketing / PR
  • Service Area: Environment
  • Start Date: 01/01/2024
  • Salary Range: $42,000
  • Working Hours: 40 hrs/wk