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).
Based in New York City and reporting to the Chief Development Officer at the National Audubon Society, the Director of Network Fundraising will be charged with increasing the effectiveness and efficiency of fundraising across the network including the 23 state offices and 41 nature centers of the National Audubon Society.
The Director will work closely with the newly created Development Operations team to build upon the successful launch of Salesforce for fundraisers. The Director will be responsible for helping the CDO develop the campaign plan for Audubon’s strategic plan. As a senior leader on the Audubon Development team, s/he will work across development management teams and will partner with state, regional, and national executives to maximize Audubon’s impact with existing and potential donors.
The successful candidate will be an entrepreneurial, results-driven, senior development professional with success in leading development teams to success. The Director will have experience in planning fundraising campaigns for complex institutions. This is a new and exciting opportunity to help influence and create value for an organization-wide fundraising initiative and act as an internal consultant to one of the nation’s oldest and well-known leaders in the conservation arena. The Director will need to have a flexible approach to work, a willingness to travel regionally and nationally occasionally.