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 Biological Aide will provide support for our San Francisco Bay conservation and engagement programs. Depending on the time of the year, the position will assist with restoration work including propagation of native plants, seed collection, and invasive plant removal on-site, as well as, at restoration sites. S/He will also facilitate weekend volunteer workdays, and as needed, will help with engagement programs such as Audubon Youth Leaders (AYL) and Audubon Adventure Summer Camp. The Biological Aide will assist in biophysical monitoring surveys including water quality sampling and waterbird counts. This opportunity provides a diversity of experiences in a learning environment.
This is a full-time (40 hours/week), temporary position that will run from November 1st to May 1st.
The Biological Aide position will include on-site housing provided by Audubon as a condition of employment to perform onsite functions including assisting with safekeeping the center (securing doors, gates, and alarms), monitoring evening facility rentals, and reporting ordinance violations on the Richardson Bay sanctuary. Living on-site will afford the opportunity to develop a first-hand understanding of the operation of the center and sanctuary as well as live in the scenic San Francisco Bay area.
Housing will be provided on the center grounds at 376 Greenwood Beach Road, Tiburon, CA 94920. Tiburon is located in Marin County, home of Muir Woods and Marin Headlands. San Francisco is 16 miles away and easily accessible by ferry. Available space includes an apartment for one person in the historic 1876 “Lyford House” with a kitchen and restroom, and an upstairs room with double beds for up to two people sharing space in the “Main Building” with shared kitchen and restroom. No minors are allowed. Utilities are paid by Audubon.
Please provide a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references when applying. Applications without cover letters will not be reviewed.