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 Audubon Mississippi Coastal Bird Stewardship Program (AMCBSP) is a comprehensive conservation and research program based in southern Mississippi that promotes the safeguarding of coastal birds and their habitats through volunteer-driven, citizen science and outreach, and strategic partnerships with federal, state, and local agencies, local academic institutions and community organizations.
We seek two enthusiastic individuals to serve as Coastal Stewards for the AMCBS program. Supervised by the AMCBSP Stewardship Manager, the Coastal Stewards will work with AMCBSP staff and Audubon volunteers during the breeding season (mid April – end of August) to help protect nesting sites from the threats of human disturbance.
Stewards will work at nesting sites which are primarily in Harrison County, MS (Biloxi to Pass Christian), but some occasional office work in Moss Point will be required.
This is a full-time, seasonal position working up to 40 hours per week. Housing is not provided.