• Executive Director, Tucson Audubon Society (Chapter Opportunity)

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  • Overview

    Tucson Audubon Society seeks an experienced, visionary leader to work with our Board, staff, members and investors to take our organization to its next level of programmatic and financial success. Tucson Audubon inspires people to enjoy and protect birds through recreation, education, conservation, and restoration of the environment. We work to connect the people of southeastern Arizona to their natural world through birds, and to foster the responsible and sustainable use of our natural resources.

    Founded in 1949, Tucson Audubon is an independent 501(c)3 corporation that is affiliated with the National Audubon Society. We are southeastern Arizona’s leading non-profit engaging people in the conservation of birds and their habitats, and one of the largest and most respected Audubon chapters in the U.S. We involve people through recreational birding, extend their horizons through educational activities, and engage them in conservation actions from planting trees and counting birds, to working with local, state, and national policy makers.

    Position Summary

    Tucson Audubon has a downtown headquarters, owns and operates the internationally known Paton Center for hummingbirds in Patagonia, AZ and the 20-acre Mason Center in northwest Tucson.  Tucson Audubon operates two nature shops and is known for its publications, the quarterly Vermilion Flycatcher, bird checklists, and Finding Birds in Southeast Arizona, in book form and as a user-friendly app. Our major annual event is the highly successful Southeast Arizona Birding Festival.                                                                                                                                                     


    Tucson Audubon is a Founding Member of the Coalition for Sonoran Desert Protection. We are a leader in land conservation science and implementation with our renowned Restoration and Important Bird Areas programs. Our organization and its members have been a major influence in: the creation and adoption of Pima County’s national award-winning Sonoran Desert Conservation Plan and Multi-species Habitat Conservation Plan; the expansion of the Tucson Mountain Park, the Tortolita Mountain Park, and the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument; and the establishment of the Empire Ranch, the Patagonia-Sonoita Creek Preserve, the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area, the Las Cienegas National Conservation Area and the Ironwood National Monument.

    We are a leader in environmental education with our Christmas Bird Count for Children, monthly youth birding and nature outing program, weekly visits to area schools, an active Habitat at Home program and a beginning Habitat @ School program, as well as scouting programs and adult workshops.

    Essential Functions

    Tucson Audubon is located in beautiful southeastern Arizona on the U.S.-Mexico border, a region that is unsurpassed in biodiversity, North American birdwatching, and a broad environmental conservation community. Tucson, honored by UNESCO as the first U.S. City of Gastronomy for its diversity of food growers, farmers’ markets and restaurants, is considered among the top ten most desirable U.S. cities in which to live thanks to the uniqueness of the Sonoran Desert, lower cost of living, cultural diversity, vibrant downtown and area-wide music and arts scene, world-class University of Arizona, and of course, the beautiful weather.

    A successful candidate will have a proven track record of managing a substantial non-profit organization and leading it to its next level of achievement.

    Qualifications and Experience



    Interested individuals should not apply on this website. Rather, to be considered, please submit a resume and cover letter directly to edsearch@tucsonaudubon.org.


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