Founded in 1905, the National Audubon Society (NAS) protects birds and the places they need, for today and tomorrow. Throughout the Americas, Audubon uses science, advocacy, education, technology and on-the-ground conservation to achieve its vision -- to maintain a world in which both people and wildlife thrive.
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. 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.
Led by President & CEO, David Yarnold, the National Audubon Society intends to be the most effective conservation network in the United States. Yarnold, a Pulitzer prize-winning journalist by background, joined the NAS in 2010 after a successful career at the San Jose Mercury News and the Environmental Defense Fund. Under David’s leadership, Audubon has grown revenue from $73M to $105M, member base from 350k to 1M+ and social audience from 35k to 1.5M+ with a vast millennial base.
Audubon is seeking a visionary and growth-focused Chief Operating Officer to join the team. Reporting to President & CEO, David Yarnold, the COO will be passionate about operating efficiency and deploying at scale, with a focus on building our Audubon’s strategic plan and accelerating the changes of the business and integration. In addition, s/he will also have direct oversight of finance, IT and legal functions including running the daily operations.
The successful candidate will be a visionary leader with a proven track record inside of high growth organizations. S/he will understand how to operate at a national scale as well as at local markets. Internally, this individual will serve as an enabling force to constantly raise the bar and keep the team focused on growing the business. S/he will have an eye toward innovation and creativity, with an ability to position Audubon for significant growth in the coming years.
The ideal candidate will have:
Audubon is partnering with Rich Talent Group. To be formerly considered, please submit your resume and a cover letter to Ally Baker, Associate at firstname.lastname@example.org.