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 Student Outreach Associate is responsible for the launch, implementation, and support of NAS’ campus chapter program to help build the diversity and size of the Audubon network. In collaboration with the Chief Network Officer and the VP, Grassroots Capacity Building, s/he will develop and implement specific goals for the program that lead to positive results for the students, the campus communities, and birds. One area of focus will be developing and maintaining key partnerships and mentoring relationships to ensure success. Working with regional and state Audubon leaders to connect students to conservation and advocacy goals will enable these campus clubs to get involved in program work. As the program launches and continues to grow, s/he will ensure student leaders, mentors, and partners have the training, materials, and support needed and our NAS campus chapter program operates as a network across the country.