Sustainability Communications Coordinator- NHQ

Ducks Unlimited, Inc
 Memphis, TN

Sustainability Communications Coordinator- NHQ

Ducks Unlimited, North America’s leader in wetlands and waterfowl conservation, seeks a Sustainability Communications Coordinator to engage stakeholders about the multitude of environmental and human benefits our mission provides. Wetlands filter pollutants from waterways, absorb floodwaters, buffer coastal communities from erosion, refill groundwater and capture carbon. Ducks Unlimited has restored or protected nearly 16 million acres of these wetlands and associated habitats since 1937. We need a creative, passionate communicator who can give life to these nature-based solutions, someone who can keep pace and support an innovative conservation organization active in all 50 states.


Lead outreach, promotion and education of Ducks Unlimited sustainability efforts across all stakeholder groups, including:

  • Corporate partners – Effectively promote partnerships between Ducks Unlimited and corporate supporters, meeting strategic partnership goals of all organizations.
  • Media relations – Develop and execute media outreach plan. Build relationships with relevant regional and national reporters to obtain national media placements.
  • Conservation organizations – Collaborate with governmental and NGO partners to amplify messages across multiple audiences.

Lead production of sustainability support materials for all DU divisions, including conservation, policy, foundations, corporate partner development and events-based fundraising.

Work with conservation and digital departments to create engaging sustainability website content.

Assist DU staff with grant proposals, foundation proposals and major corporate funding requests related to sustainability issues.

Produce regular, national social media content.

Produce sustainability articles for Wetlands America magazine and website, Ducks Unlimited Magazine, DU and stakeholder newsletters.

Find public speaking/keynote opportunities for DU staff at sustainability-based conferences, gatherings and expos.

Identify new, innovative communications and outreach opportunities.

Preferred qualifications

Ideal candidate will have:

  • Proven experience using communications to achieve strategic goals.
  • Five years of experience in communications for large or national organizations.
  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism or related program.
  • Proven media relations experience.
  • Proven experience working with stakeholders in remote settings.
  • Proven experience in social media and digital content creation.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Photography, video editing experience.

Reporting and Location: This position reports to the Communications Director and is based at the National Headquarters in Memphis, Tenn. Candidates must be willing to work hours outside the typical workday and workweek throughout the year. Some overnight travel is required.

Salary and Benefits Package: Salary commensurate with experience. We work hard to encourage everyone at Ducks Unlimited to bring their authentic selves to work every day. DU offers an exceptional benefits package that includes comprehensive group medical, prescription, dental, and vision insurance, including spouse and dependent coverage; minimum three weeks paid vacation to start; paid sick leave and 10 paid holidays; 401(k) plan (including partial employer match); and tuition reimbursement.

Application Instructions: Apply by Feb. 28 by submitting a cover letter indicating why you are interested in the position and a resume highlighting your qualifications. For external candidates, visit, select the job title and follow the prompts to APPLY.

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It is the policy of Ducks Unlimited, Inc. to afford equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons regardless of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, military status, disability, age, or genetic information except where age or gender is a bona fide occupational qualification as allowed by the Civil Rights Act of 1964. It is the policy of Ducks Unlimited, Inc. to afford equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons regardless of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 or over), disability (physical, mental or visual), genetic information, marital status (including registered domestic partnership status), military and veteran status, immigration status, or any other category protected by federal, state or local law.