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 the Arctic Refuge Defense Campaign will lead a collaborative effort to defend the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from destructive oil and gas development. Working closely with leading conservation organizations, the Gwich’in Steering Committee, and other partners in the faith, environmental justice, outdoor recreation, climate change, wildlife, and Native American rights movements, the Director will oversee and coordinate a multi-prong campaign – consisting of communications, administrative, legislative, corporate, and grassroots strategies – to protect this cherished and iconic landscape.
This is a unique and exciting job requiring someone with strong leadership, strategic thinking, collaboration, communication, and organizational skills, as well as a successful track record of issue and/or political campaign work. The Director must have a desire to authentically engage a diverse group of partners, including regional and national partners and Alaska Natives.
To apply: Submit a cover letter and resume to Jobs@arcticrefugedefense.org. Position is open until filled; application review will begin on October 15, 2018.