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 a prominent state program of the National Audubon Society, Audubon New York leads a statewide network of 50,000 members, seven sanctuaries and nature centers, and hundreds of volunteers while collaborating with 27 local Audubon Chapters and dozens of partners in the protection of birds and their habitats through science, advocacy, education, and on-the-ground conservation programs.
Reporting to the Director of Operations for Audubon New York, the Center Director at Constitution Marsh Audubon Center & Sanctuary (CMACS) will have four core functions: manage all CMACS operations and staff; serve as lead for center efforts on Audubon’s conservation priorities; play a significant and proactive role in fundraising for CMACS facilities and operations as well as other statewide initiatives; and participate as an active and productive participant in the Audubon New York senior leadership team. The Center Director will also manage the education and conservation programs at Audubon’s other properties in the mid-Hudson Valley; Buttercup Farm Audubon Sanctuary in Dutchess County, Rheinstrom Hill Audubon Center & Sanctuary in Columbia County and RamsHorn-Livingston Audubon Sanctuary in Greene County. The Center Director, therefore, plays an important role in carrying out the mission of Audubon New York and the National Audubon Society. Audubon's mission is to protect birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow, throughout the Americas using science, advocacy, education, and on-the-ground conservation.
Candidates should include a cover letter when applying to this position.
Leadership and Staff Management
Program Development and Implementation
Marketing and Community Outreach
Budget and Fundraising
Land and Facilities Management