The Trustees of Reservations

200 High St.
Boston, MA 02110

Date Posted:
August 06, 2018

Eastern Massachusetts



Manager of Coastal Communications - Boston (year-round, full-time)


Position Summary:

The Trustees is seeking a Manager of Coastal Communications who can implement an integrated marketing strategy that uplifts our coastal work and highlights the need for greater coastal resilience planning. The manager should be a marketing, publications, digital communications, and social media specialist who can create content, manage production timelines, and implement communication strategies around the Trustees’ focus on coastal and waterfront issues.

The Manager of Coastal Communications will report to the Chief Marketing Officer and is part of the Stakeholder Engagement team. The Manager of Coastal Communications will work closely with the Program Director for Coastal and Natural Resources, Director of Marketing and Communications, and the Marketing staff. This position is a full-time, exempt position and will be located at 200 High Street, Boston, MA. This position is funded for one year, with the chance of being renewed pending additional funding.

Key Responsibilities:

This position will provide direction and oversight for the day-to-day communications efforts and strategies related to our coastal strategy and Boston Waterfront Initiative.

Essential Functions:

  • Create an annual strategy for managing the communications channels related to coastal and waterfront activities in order to elevate the Trustees’ priorities around stewardship, resiliency, and advocacy
  • Write, edit, and produce an annual State of the Coast Report
  • Work with marketing staff on digital communications strategy
  • Manage and compose social media content, calendar and implementation
  • Assist and support press efforts
  • Manage a “clean the beach” public awareness campaign
  • Contribute to Special Places magazine.
  • Provide reports and summaries of all activities and outcomes
  • Working with the Boston Waterfront Initiative, co-manage a series of events

The ideal candidate will be a strong communicator and strategist with excellent writing skills and knowledge of standard marketing channels. The manager should be technologically savvy, self-motivated, reliable, and flexible.

Additional qualifications include:

  • 4+ years of progressively responsible experience in communications and marketing especially in areas of environmental sciences, marine life, ecology, and coastal impacts
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Expertise in creating digital media strategies and communications
  • Deep knowledge of one or more of the following and the ability to learn: Convio, all social media platforms, photography editing and video production
  • Demonstrated ability to manage many deadlines, projects, and relationships
  • Familiarity and understanding of communications strategy and best practices
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office software applications
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to manage relationships across geographic distances and through a matrixed management structure
  • Strong analytic and organizational skills; the ability to manage projects and workflow while using time and resources effectively
  • Strong interest in building audience and constituency

Compensation & Benefits

Salary is commensurate with experience. The Manager of Coastal Communications is a full-time, year-round, exempt position. As a full-time employee, the Manager is eligible for benefits offered by The Trustees, including: medical insurance, disability and life insurance, vacation, sick and personal time, and the option to participate in our 401(k) plan. The position is based at 200 High Street in Boston and requires some travel across the state in one’s own car.

About The Trustees

Founded in 1891, The Trustees of Reservations preserves, for public use and enjoyment, properties of exceptional scenic, historic, and ecological value in Massachusetts and works to protect special places across the state. We have helped protect more than 50,000 acres, including 26,000+ acres on more than 100 reservations that are all open to the public. We are a nonprofit conservation organization funded and supported by our visitors, supporters, volunteers, and more than 60,000 member households.

The Trustees own and protect over 120 miles of coastline in Massachusetts with 35 properties including 75 miles of coastline located in 25 different communities, representing 16% of all protected coastline in Massachusetts. In recent years, the organization has redoubled its efforts to understand the long-term impacts of climate change on these natural resources and to begin to plan for how they can be stewarded, protected, and adapted.

With a mission to protect and care for the coastline, The Trustees recognize that accelerating potential for coastal storms, sea level rise, flooding and erosion could impact the preservation and enjoyment of the properties and habitats we have been charged with protecting. A key element of our strategy involves the activation of our constituents as ambassadors, volunteer stewards, and the next generation of conservationists.

In addition to being an Equal Opportunity Employer, the Trustees of Reservations aims to create a thriving, inclusive workplace that values each member of our team. We aspire to reflect and effectively serve the residents and communities of Massachusetts, who are at the core of our mission.

How To Apply:

Candidates should submit their resume, cover letter, and salary requirements online via The Trustees online application portal.

We kindly request that you do not call to inquire about the status of your application. Those candidates chosen for interviews will be contacted

Apply by:
September 30, 2018
About this Organization:
The Trustees of Reservations is one of Massachusetts’ largest non-profits and the nation’s first conservation and preservation organization. We preserve and protect places of natural, scenic and historic beauty and hold these “reservations” in “trust” for public use and enjoyment. Our passion is to improve the quality of life in the Commonwealth, using our properties and their many programs as a powerful and compelling platform to engage more residents and visitors in our mission-driven work. We believe in protecting the irreplaceable forever, for everyone.  Today, we care for 117 special reservations -- from beaches to farms, gardens and historic sites – within minutes of every resident. Funded and supported entirely by our nearly 2 million visitors and supporters, and more than 60,000 member households, we invite you to find your place.