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 Wetland Restoration Manager will work as part of a team to develop and implement actions to achieve conservation goals associated with Audubon’s Great Lakes Initiative. S/he will directly oversee implementation of wetland and riparian restoration and protection projects within the Great Lakes’ region. S/he will coordinate with national and regional science, engagement, policy, and administrative staff, as well as Audubon chapters and members, and partners to ensure conservation projects and programs are holistic, inclusive, and sustainable.
Audubon’s Great Lakes Initiative has experienced rapid growth and early conservation successes since its launching in 2016. Program objectives focus on improving habitat for breeding and migratory birds, while improving water quality and building climate resiliency in and around the Great Lakes. The Wetland Restoration Manager will work to strengthen existing partnerships, while mobilizing restoration action on the ground. S/he will manage the implementation of a portfolio of projects funded by state and federal agencies, foundations and corporate and individual donors. Working with science, conservation, development, and leadership staff within Audubon, the Wetland Restoration Manager will play a key role in achieving Audubon’s ambitious conservation goals in the region.