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 Network Organizer acts as a key individual in building Audubon’s power and advancing the National Audubon Society’s conservation and policy priorities in Texas. S/he will be responsible for building volunteer leadership and mobilizing constituents in Audubon’s network (including chapter members, partners, and volunteers) to help further network engagement goals in the state. S/he is a highly energetic, adaptable, relationship-oriented, and a results-driven team player who effectively engages the Network in both action and advocacy using a variety of methods – from volunteer events to recruitment drives and phone banking. Additionally, the Network Organizer works closely with Audubon’s regional/state program leadership and staff to implement and facilitate best-in-class training for local supporters, thereby serving as the vital link in bringing Audubon’s ambitious conservation-focused strategic plan to life in communities from coast to coast and in making Audubon the most effective conservation network in America.
The Network Organizer will ideally be based in Austin, Texas, in close proximity to an emerging Audubon office, although other locations will also be considered. Additionally, this role is grant-funded and anticipated to last three years, with the potential to continue pending funding and programmatic needs.