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).
As prominent state programs within the Atlantic Flyway, Audubon NY and Audubon CT have a combined annual budget of more than $7 million and a staff of 50 professionals. Our network includes 32 local Audubon Chapters, 10 environmental education centers and/or sanctuaries, and more than 50,000 members.
The Communications Manager holds primary responsibility for state-level communications around policy and conservation priorities to Audubon members, the public, and key decision makers for Audubon New York and Audubon Connecticut. In that role, and in coordination with counterparts in the Audubon network such as communications staff in Audubon Great Lakes, Audubon Pennsylvania and at Audubon headquarters, the Manager develops state-based communications strategies for Audubon’s priority issues, frames messages, develops content, develops earned and digital media strategies, and maximizes use of marketing tools including print and digital media. S/he will work closely with the news media and relevant news outlets to deliver Audubon’s conservation message and to engage constituencies and donors. The Communications Manager is also responsible for developing print and online content and managing consultants, vendors, and staff to implement an aggressive communications program in the region. The Manager coaches program leaders to develop and deliver quality materials and generate social and digital media in support of strategies to publicize programs and conservation goals. S/he will work closely with the Vice President and Executive Director for Audubon New York and Audubon Connecticut and jointly report to the Managing Directors of Audubon NY and Audubon CT.