• Program Coordinator, Plant for Birds

    Job Locations US-NY-New York
    Temporary, Part-Time
    Job Category
    Program/Project Management
    New York
  • Overview

    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).



    Position Summary

    The Program Coordinator, Plants for Birds will play a role in the Bird-Friendly Communities and Network teams, contributing to our vision of a future for thriving communities, healthy ecosystems, and abundant bird populations. The Program Coordinator will work closely with, and report to, the Director of Community Conservation to support the development and implementation of Audubon’s Plants for Birds program. S/He will support the program by contributing to key elements of Plants for Birds, including helping to manage the data that support Audubon’s first of its kind native plants database, as well as soliciting, collecting, synthesizing and incorporating feedback to ensure continual improvement of digital tools and resources that support the program.
    Candidates should also submit a cover letter when applying to this position.


    Essential Functions

    • Support the development of Plants for Birds, a signature national Bird-Friendly Communities initiative that engages a continually expanding Audubon network in local conservation, community action, and love and enjoyment of birds
    • Assist the Director of Community Conservation to synthesize and incorporate feedback on Plants for Birds from the network to continually improve the digital tools and resources that support the program
    • Support the team’s work of ensuring information contained in the Plants for Birds database is accurate and consistently up to date.
    • Support the Director of Community Conservation’s development of training resources that will support implementation of Plants for Birds across the Audubon network


    Qualifications and Experience

    • Students working toward an undergraduate degree in conservation biology, natural resources, ecology, environmental studies, or a related field, or recent graduates.
    • Experience with research, scientific methodology, data collection, and organizing data.
    • Must be passionate about conservation, improving urban/suburban natural areas, and native ecosystems/birds.
    • Have research, high-level writing, and documentation skills.
    • Must have meticulous work habits and attention to detail.
    • Possess strong organizational skills, detail oriented, self-motivated and task-focused on primary deliverables as well as ability to multitask.
    • Have excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.
    • Ability to problem solve to obtain results and outcomes efficiently.
    • Be self-motivated, able to follow directions and work independently.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Outlook required.
    • Knowledge of native plants and/or plant/bird interactions a plus.



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