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, Conservation Strategy and Operations plays a key role in the implementation of the National Audubon Society’s conservation strategies—climate, coasts, water and working lands—and will serve on Audubon’s senior conservation leadership team. Reporting to the Chief Conservation Officer/Senior Advisor to the CEO, s/he will support state offices and flyway teams by providing direct strategy and operational services, and engaging conservation leadership across the organization to ensure strategies are fully integrated across the network. The VP is an effective collaborator who works across the organization to ensure that short and long-term conservation objectives are well defined at all levels of the organization and milestones are met.