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).
Reporting to the Vice President of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (ED&I) at the National Audubon Society, the Audubon Apprenticeships Program Manager will be responsible for overseeing the effective implementation of an innovative organizational program that provides on-the-job training and learning opportunities for young people of color in graduate school or law school, and young professionals. Apprentices will serve in positions that advance Audubon’s mission, coupled with hands on training in organization functions such as science, development, marketing, communications, and finance.
The Program Manager coordinates the strategic placement of apprentices across teams that are key to Audubon’s operating success, cultivates relationships and tracks progress, provides the necessary training for the cohort to collaborate and share learning experiences, and ultimately ensures the Program’s success by helping to place individuals in permanent jobs that evolve their careers in the environment and conservation field.
This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced professional who is passionate about ED&I, career development, and building a unique, valued-added program for an organization. Ideally, the Program Manager will be based in Washington, DC, although other locations may be considered.
Under the direction of and reporting to the Vice President of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (VP), in the pilot year of Audubon’s Apprenticeships Program, the Program Manager will: