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 protects birds and the places they need throughout their full lifecycle. The science of avian migration serves as the foundation of this vision: It not only tells us where we should invest our limited time, resources and energies, but it also communicates the story of migration to engage more people in conservation action. Working at the nexus of science, communication, and policy, Audubon is uniquely positioned to translate the miracle of migration into conservation action across the Americas. Audubon seeks to build a stronger migration science program that combines the many sources of migration science from academics and forge them into compelling visual narratives that drives policy and inspires our network to conservation action.
As a member of the Conservation Science Team, the Migration Ecologist will provide critical information that will serve as the foundation for Audubon’s migration work within coasts, working lands, and water strategies. Reporting to the Director of Conservation Science, the Ecologist will build partnerships with academic scientists, fundraise for collaborative migration projects for new research, collect all available migration data for priority bird species, and provide outputs (visualizations and briefs) to support Audubon's conservation and policy work.