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 Executive Assistant is primarily responsible for providing high-quality administrative support to the Chief Conservation Officer (CCO) and Vice President for Conservation Policy, including managing email and calendars, travel needs, expenses and other tasks. Based out of Audubon’s Washington, DC location, s/he will provide logistical meeting support for senior leaders at this national office, including acting as the point-of-contact for guests and liaising with vendors for services, when needed. Additionally, the EA is the space’s go-to person for all office management needs, such as ordering supplies, paying invoices, and troubleshooting facilities issues as they arise.
The ideal candidate will possess strong judgment, prioritization and organizational skills and have the ability to drive tasks/projects to completion under limited supervision and as part of a team. While the EA is charged with supporting the CCO and VP for Conservation Policy, s/he will, on occasion, also assist the Vice President for Equity, Diversity & Inclusion with travel and expense management.
Candidates should also submit a cover letter when applying to this position.