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 Program Associate, MI Birds is a position established in 2016 through a partnership between National Audubon Society and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) with the goal of increasing and deepening the number of Michigan residents engaged in the understanding, care, and stewardship of public lands that are important for birds and for communities.
The Program Associate will communicate the bird conservation actions, policies, and priorities of Audubon, Michigan DNR and those formed collaboratively as part of the MI Birds Steering Committee to the public and specific stakeholder groups through presentations, meetings, events, and social media/e-communication tools. S/he will develop and manage partnerships that engage a broad diversity of Michigan residents in both urban and rural communities through a set of strategic communications, programs, events, and other activities. The Prgroam Associate will work closely with Audubon members and chapters and additional organizational members of the MI Birds Steering Committee, while also reaching new audiences for bird conservation and land stewardship.
This is a "remote worker position" and may be located in or around Lansing, Michigan.