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 46 states, and 700 staff across the country. Audubon is a federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).
One of two Maryland educational centers of the National Audubon Society, Patterson Park Audubon Center is located in urban southeast Baltimore and based out of an office in a rehabilitated row home, across the street from Patterson Park. Popular programs at the Center work to engage participants in conservation education and outcomes, through academic environmental education, community engagement, and stewardship. The programs are outdoor-based, hands-on experiences that provide:
The Green Leaders educator is a part-time, seasonal position (August – June with potential to extend the timeline) and includes after-school program development, preparation, instruction, and evaluation. This innovative Audubon program comprises an interactive education program for 6th – 8th grade students with a focus on climate change and its impact on birds; a written curriculum guides the educator through successful lesson plans. The educator teaches students on school campuses and in 155-acre Patterson Park, Audubon’s outdoor “classroom.” Shaped by input from youth participants, the group will share its message with the broader community through public presentations and lead by example with local action projects. Occasional evening and weekend activities, including assistance with other Audubon programs, may be required.
Note: This position is grant funded (already received) and the employee will need to acknowledge the understanding that employment is contingent upon this funding.
We seek a creative, knowledgeable, and hardworking person dedicated to education and the environment, who possesses the following skills and experiences: