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 Great Salt Lake Policy Director, based in Salt Lake City, Utah, is a member of the National Audubon Society Western Water Initiative team whose goal is to advance balanced solutions to water use in the West to ensure birds, ecosystems, people and economies thrive. Our primary goal is to develop and drive policy outcomes that protect and restore Great Salt Lake as well as other Saline Lakes of the Intermountain West – a network of lakes providing critically important breeding and stopover habitat for millions of migratory birds and supports local and regional economies. The Policy Director will also serve as National Audubon Society’s policy lead in Utah to advise and assist in advancing national policy priorities that support Audubon’s strategic goals.
The Policy Director reports to the Saline Lakes Program Director and collaborates with senior conservation policy leads to develop and execute an agenda that addresses issues impacting the Great Salt Lake and supports other priority policy priorities affecting birds and the places they need in Utah. They also serve as a spokesperson for Audubon and advocate on behalf of Audubon to local, state, and federal government officials, including agency staff and appointed and elected officials.
Candidates should include a cover letter when applying to this position.