• Fund II Foundation Apprenticeship Program at Audubon - Marketing

    Job Locations
    US-NY-New York
    Regular, Full-Time
    Job Category
    New York
  • Overview

    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).



    Position Summary

    The National Audubon Society is embarking on an exciting and innovative organizational initiative that provides on-the-job training and learning opportunities to individuals who are interested in pursuing a career in the environmental and conservation sector. The Fund II Foundation Apprenticeship Program at Audubon is geared for those who are early on in their professional career or currently enrolled in an advanced education in law/graduate school program. Selected individuals will be given the opportunity to serve in professional positions for 12 months that advance Audubon’s mission and contribute to critical work occurring within organizational functions such as science, fund-raising/development, marketing, outreach, communications, and finance.


    Reporting to the Chief Marketing Officer, the Fund II Foundation Apprentice - Partnerships will be responsible for developing external facing partnerships that will help introduce Audubon to new audiences, particularly people of color. This position is based in our New York headquarters office. The anticipated start date for this role is 12/3.



    Essential Functions

    Fund II Foundation Apprentice - Partnerships will be guided by a dedicated program manager who will work closely with the host department or team to ensure the success of the individual and provide training, collaborative learning opportunities and other career readiness services to lead to the eventual placement of a longer-term job placement in the field. 


    This Fund II Foundation Apprentice - Partnerships will conduct in-depth research on top potential partner organizations, how their mission and goals align with Audubon, and how a partnership could provide mutual benefit to both organizations.  This person will work with Audubon staff to develop program concepts that integrate with target organizations, and then work with the Audubon Brand Partnerships team to develop tailored pitches.  Through the Fund II Foundation Apprentice - Parternships' work, the goal is to secure new partnerships.


    Qualifications and Experience

    • Bachelor’s degree in marketing or related field. An equivalent combination of education and experience will also be considered.
    • Strong research and analytical skills.
    • Creative writer and thinker.
    • Sound communication and interpersonal skills, as well as excellent interpersonal skills.
    • A self-starter, one who takes an appropriate amount of initiative and is interested in continuous learning to develop their skills and career aspirations.
    • Tech-savvy, including proficiency with Microsoft Office applications. Experience with social media, large databases, online tools or similar technologies a plus.
    • Willingness and ability to travel regionally and nationally as the job requires.
    • Genuine interest in conservation, the mission of the National Audubon Society, and social and environmental justice.


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