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, 22 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).
Audubon Great Lakes
Audubon Great Lakes is dedicated to engaging a broad diversity of communities to create meaningful conservation solutions that work for birds, nature, and people. The Wild Indigo Fellow play a critical role in this work by engaging community organizations and individuals within in diverse communities in Detroit to introduce them to the local natural spaces. Wild Indigo is a partnership among Audubon Great Lakes, Audubon Detroit Society, Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge, the Greening of Detroit, and the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History.
The Wild Indigo Fellow will work with Audubon partners to build relationships with organizations and community members. S/he will design and deliver culturally relevant programs and restoration activities that introduce community members to local nature preserves, engages them in learning about natural assets and their care, and builds a path to stewardship for those individuals interested in actively caring for local preserves.
This job requires an organized, responsible person who is an excellent communicator than can work effectively as part of a team and independently. The successful applicant must have an enthusiasm for the outdoors and a willingness to learn and share actively with community members and the team of partners. The position requires travel to community organizations and local natural areas throughout the Detroit metropolitan area.
This is a grant‐funded, part-time position located in Detroit, MI.