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 Director of Policy will define and lead policy efforts and overall governmental affairs functions to advance Audubon’s mission and conservation objectives in Pennsylvania. Reporting to the Vice President and Executive Director and as part of Audubon Pennsylvania's (APA) senior leadership team, they will collaborate with the Executive Director and senior conservation policy, fundraising, and engagement leads at APA and across National Audubon to develop and execute a policy agenda to advance both state and federal priorities. The Director is responsible for coordinating and implementing policy efforts with staff across National Audubon and APA’s programs, sanctuaries and/or centers. This includes engaging grassroots and partners, proactively communicating issues and positions through earned and social media, and helping attract contributions to execute successful policy campaigns and conservation outcomes.
The ideal candidate will be a skilled, experienced manager and a strategic thinker, and have a background working in Pennsylvania conservation, environmental, and/or energy policy.
Candidates should also submit a cover letter when applying to this position.