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).
The Bird Conservation Program Associate will play an integral role in Audubon Connecticut’s (ACT) conservation efforts. Under the supervision of the Bird Conservation Program Manager, s/he will oversee day to day operations at Stratford Point, work on furthering the Important Bird Area (IBA) Program, serve as second in command of the Audubon Alliance for Coastal Waterbirds, and provide technical assistance to the New Haven Harbor WildLife Refuge Partnership. The Program Associate will assist with IBA Technical Committee and Science Committee meetings (each once a year), the Long Island Sound “proof of concept” Initiative, fundraising, and external relations for ACT in areas of expertise. While the official position location is the Bent of the River Audubon Center in Southbury, the BCC will spend the majority of their time at Stratford Point, located at 1207 Prospect Drive, in Stratford, CT.
Reporting to the Bird Conservation Program Manager and working in partnership with other ACT and Flyway staff, the Associate will play a crucial role in implementing projects that achieve AFL goals for Connecticut related to the programs described above.
Coastal bird Conservation
Important Bird Area Program
New Haven Harbor Watershed Urban Wildlife Refuge Partnership