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 California is seeking an experienced and entrepreneurial conservation leader to carry out Audubon’s mission for the San Francisco Bay Program. In partnership with the Director of Bird Conservation, Marine Program Director, Richardson Bay Engagement and Operations Manager and other Audubon California staff, the San Francisco Bay Program Director will be responsible for executing the mission of the National Audubon Society throughout San Francisco Bay. This position offers the chance to advocate for and protect globally significant Important Bird Areas and to address proximate and long-term threats to waterbirds and forage fish species.
The Program Director will be dedicated to advancing policy, conservation, and applied science to address known threats to waterbirds, Pacific herring, subtidal vegetation and associated bird life in San Francisco Bay. The most compelling candidates will be able to describe their experience in solving conservation problems, interpreting science, working within a coalition, and inspiring others to work toward common goals.
The Program Director will manage program staff and will report directly to the Director of Bird Conservation. The position is located at the Richardson Bay Audubon Center in Tiburon, with regular visits to the San Francisco Bay and/or Sacramento offices.
Please submit a cover letter and three references when applying for this position. Applications are due by November 10, 2017.