In the spring of 2016, the National Audubon Society adopted a new strategic plan to renew the organization’s focus on the most important opportunities for addressing critical threats to birds and their habitat throughout the Western Hemisphere. The plan reaffirms Audubon’s commitment to organizing our conservation work along four migratory flyways – the Atlantic, Mississippi, Central and Pacific. Each spring and fall, billions of migratory birds follow the flyways of the Americas from wintering to breeding grounds and back again. By protecting the web of life that represents the Americas’ richest veins of biodiversity, Audubon is safeguarding our great natural heritage for future generations, preserving our shared quality of life, and fostering a healthier and more resilience environment. To do so, Audubon connects its powerful network—463 Chapters, 41 nature centers and sanctuaries, 23 state offices, more than 650 state and national staff members, 1.2 million members and volunteers, and U.S. and international partners—along each of the flyways, to weave a seamless web of conservation across the hemisphere.
Our 2016 strategic plan builds on the strong foundation established by the previous plan. It creates a five-year roadmap for the organization through 2020 and is guided by two ideas: by focusing on the needs of bird species, the scale and ambition of our conservation work can match the complexity of 21st century demands; and to do so, Audubon will become the most effective conservation network in America. We have set our sights on tackling the largest issues of our time across five crosscutting conservation strategies--climate, coasts, working lands, water, and bird friendly communities. We are building durable public will for conservation by broadening and deepening our support base, with a clear-eyed focus on increasing diversity and promoting inclusion. We have invested in the skills and capacity of our unparalleled distributed network to achieve wins across all these strategies.
Audubon is a federal contractor an and equal opportunity employer.
Audubon seeks a Managing Director to lead Audubon Vermont and build on its rich history to expand the organization’s contributions to conservation in Vermont and throughout the Atlantic Flyway. This person will lead the organization to its next level of conservation and financial success working with a group of professionals in the state, an active and supportive state advisory board, and conservation, policy, network and development colleagues along the entire flyway.
This is a high profile, pivotal opportunity for a dynamic conservation professional. As one of Audubon’s state programs with a significant leadership role in the Atlantic Flyway, an annual budget of nearly $700,000 and a staff of 7, Audubon Vermont uses its statewide Forest Bird and Champlain Valley Bird conservation initiatives, educational programming, the Green Mountain Audubon Center, 6 affiliated local Audubon Chapters, and 6,000 grassroots members to protect birds and the places they need through on-the-ground conservation, educational and outreach programs and policy advocacy.
Reporting to the Vice President of the Atlantic Flyway, the successful candidate will have the passion and organizational leadership skills necessary to work closely with the Board and staff of Audubon Vermont and leadership across the Atlantic Flyway and Audubon’s national network to articulate, develop, and implement Audubon’s conservation goals and strategies within Vermont while maintaining Audubon Vermont’s leadership role in the flyway.
Audubon offers an excellent benefits package and a competitive salary that is commensurate with experience. This position will be located in Huntington at the Audubon Vermont State Office/Green Mountain Audubon Center.
Strategic and Organizational Leadership
Fundraising, External and Network Relations