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 Vice President for Water Conservation will serve on the national conservation leadership team at the National Audubon Society and lead a conservation portfolio that includes specific strategies on Western Water, Western Saline Lakes, the Great Lakes, the Mississippi River and the Everglades. This large and diverse portfolio is focused on landscape scale conservation working with the public and private sectors and in coalition with other nongovernmental organizations, to accomplish lasting conservation results that contribute to the full life-cycle conservation of birds and the habitats on which they rely.
Reporting to the Chief Conservation Officer/Senior Advisor to the CEO, s/he will work closely with all parts of the Audubon network including state offices, the National Policy and Science teams, development, marketing, legal and communications’ offices. The Vice President will direct the organization’s Water Conservation Strategies by leading or guiding conservation staff at the national, state, and local levels to ensure the successful delivery of program outcomes.
This position will also serve as a thought-leader for the National Audubon Society. In this role, s/he will provide strategic advice to the Audubon leadership on cutting-edge water conservation issues and solutions that can benefit the portfolio, advise partners on strategies and tactics to achieve conservation wins at scale and participate in forums and conferences to share best practices, highlight challenges and showcase solutions.
Candidates should also submit a cover letter when applying to this position.