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).
Reporting to the Executive Director of Audubon New York, the Policy Manager is responsible for leading the overall public policy functions for the state office focusing predominately at the state level, but also the federal and local levels (as needed). S/he will also advocate on behalf of A-NY to local, state, and federal government officials, including agency staff and appointed and elected officials.
As part of the A-NY leadership team, s/he will collaborate with the Executive Director and colleagues to develop and implement a comprehensive policy strategy that helps advance the conservation priorities and objectives of A-NY. S/he will follow that strategy with focus and produce timely work products throughout the year. In addition, the Manager works with local Audubon chapters, Audubon partners throughout the Atlantic Flyway, and the National Policy Office on shared priorities.
The Policy Manager oversees specific projects pertaining to A-NY’s policy objectives and interacts with the Conservation Committee of the State Board. S/he will work in partnership and in coalitions with other like-minded organizations in pursuit of A-NY objectives. A key role of the Policy Manager is to grow A-NY’s advocacy army that is critical to securing our policy goals.
The Policy Manager will be based out of the A-NY office in Troy, New York and interested individuals should also include a cover letter when applying to this position.