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).
Audubon's mission is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth's biological diversity. By connecting people with nature, Audubon is a leader in creating a powerful voice for the environment, deeply rooted in and broadly drawn from all parts of our population. We accomplish this through conservation, advocacy, community involvement, and tapping into an active network that includes more than 350,000 members and supporters and 48 affiliated chapters in communities throughout California. Audubon California is a field program of the National Audubon Society.
Audubon California works at a regional scale collaborating with Audubon Chapters and other State programs and external partners along the Pacific Flyway. In addition, we implement cross-cutting conservation strategies with Audubon partners across the country and hemisphere, including our work in Coastal Stewardship, Seabird Conservation, Working Lands, and Bird-Friendly Communities.
Audubon California’s Working Lands Program is focused on increasing and sustaining the habitat value of California’s agricultural lands to ensure the conservation of birds and other wildlife in the context of a productive agricultural landscape. We work at multiple levels, partnering with farmers, wetland managers, agricultural organizations, public agencies, and other conservation groups to develop and implement creative, cost-effective ways to meet our goals.
The Conservation Project Associate is an integral member of Audubon California’s Working Lands Team, supporting projects to enhance the habitat value of managed wetlands and agricultural lands for birds and other wildlife. The Working Lands Team utilizes research, planning, advocacy, restoration, and implementation to advance bird habitat enhancement goals in the Central Valley. As a member of the Migratory Bird Conservation Partnership, the Project Associate will work closely with The Nature Conservancy and Point Blue Conservation Science, as well as with public agencies, especially the Natural Resources Conservation Service and Resource Conservation Districts, agricultural producer organizations, farmers, wetland managers, and conservation partners.
The Project Associate reports to the Working Lands Project Director and collaborates directly with all members of the Working Lands Team. This position is based in Sacramento, California.
Candidates should submit a cover letter when applying to this position. Position will remain open until filled.
Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.