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 Seasonal Land Steward will work at Stratford Point, a sanctuary managed by Audubon Connecticut located in Stratford, CT from Mar. 15th to Oct. 31st. The Land Steward will be responsible for site maintenance and care throughout the growing season. He/she will maintain regular communication with partners, volunteers, and visitors. The Land Steward will assist Sacred Heart University with salt marsh and dune restoration that is part of the Stratford Point Living Shoreline project. The Land Steward will also recruit, organize and implement volunteer days, which will include removing litter and invasive plants and enhancing and planting new native plant gardens. Lastly, the Steward will assist with required data collection associated with restoration projects. The Seasonal Land Steward will work 35 hrs/week.