Now in its second century, Audubon is dedicated to protecting birds and other wildlife and the habitat that supports them. Audubon’s mission is engaging people in bird conservation on a hemispheric scale through science, policy, education and on-the-ground conservation action. By mobilizing and aligning its network of Chapters, Centers, State and Important Bird Area programs in the four major migratory flyways in the Americas, the organization will bring the full power of Audubon to bear on protecting common and threatened bird species and the critical habitat they need to survive. And as part of BirdLife International, Audubon will join people in over 100 in-country organizations all working to protect a network of Important Bird Areas around the world, leveraging the impact of actions they take at a local level. What defines Audubon’s unique value is a powerful grassroots network of nearly 500 local chapters, 23 state offices, 41 Audubon Centers, Important Bird Area Programs in 50 states, and 700 staff across the country. Audubon is a federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).
Reporting to and working closely with the Vice President and Executive Director, the Director of Development is responsible for developing and implementing sustainable revenue plans and draws support from the Audubon Louisiana team, Board of Directors, and National Audubon Society (NAS) Development team in order to effectively manage donor relations and solicit contributions to support annual budgets, projects, and campaigns. S/he will coordinate and coach various program staff and Board members engaged in fundraising plans. The Director will manage a portfolio of major gift donors and prospects and work collaboratively to leverage donors across projects, Flyways and the national organization, where appropriate, in order to support NAS’s major gifts program. Additionally, as an instrumental member of Audubon Louisiana leadership team, the Director of Development will plan and build state and program budgets and match current and prospective donors to those budgets. S/he will also oversee and/or coordinate the efforts of staff, contractors and volunteer leaders to coalesce strategies and plans to generate and expand financial support for Audubon Louisiana.