• Navarre Beach Seabird Steward

    Job Locations
    US
    Type
    Seasonal, Part-Time
    Job Category
    Science
    ID
    2019-3977
  • 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

     Audubon Florida helps to manage beach-nesting birds through much of the Panhandle, posting, stewarding and protecting nesting areas from disturbance. To better monitor and protect the nesting shorebirds and seabirds along beaches and other nest sites on Navarre Beach, Audubon is hiring a seasonal Navarre Beach Steward. The primary responsibility of the Navarre Beach Steward is to organize volunteers in order to monitor shorebird nesting, conduct public outreach and survey nest sites along the nesting areas of Santa Rosa County including Navarre Causeway, Navarre Beach and beaches along Highway 399.

     

    This is a part-time seasonal position working 27 hours a week from April – September, with a focus on weekend days and holidays, including Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day.

     

    With the help of the Western Panhandle Program Manager, the Navarre Beach Steward will be responsible for the following tasks:

    Essential Functions

    • Contact and recruit volunteers
    • Conduct public outreach on nesting beaches
    • Assist with training volunteers and organize volunteers for public outreach on nesting beaches
    • Survey nesting beaches weekly
    • Post nesting sites
    • Monitor shorebird nests for nesting progress and disturbance
    • Timely data entry and reporting

    Qualifications and Experience

    • Experience and ability to communicate clearly orally and in writing.
    • Ability to organize, support and schedule volunteers.
    • Work well independently and with others.
    • Must be able to work in full summer sun, walk in sand, and lift 30 lbs.
    • A flexible approach to work and be willing to work some weekends and holidays.
    • Must have a valid driver's license and vehicle.
    • Must have a valid driver's license and vehicle.
    • Experience with volunteer organization, education, and management preferred.
    • Familiarity with Santa Rosa beaches preferred.
    • Experience with shorebird identification and nest monitoring preferred.

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