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).
With a 92-year presence on the Texas Gulf Coast, Audubon Texas manages a system of more than 179 island sanctuaries on which the majority of Texas’s waterbirds depend for their survival. This position offers an exciting opportunity for a qualified conservation leader to lead an important program to further coastal bird conservation efforts in Texas, and build the capacity of the Audubon organization to achieve great conservation both in Texas and throughout the Gulf of Mexico. The Coastal Program Manager for Audubon Texas will lead the development of coastal conservation objectives and implementation of coastal conservation projects throughout the Texas Coast.
They will work with the Director of Conservation Strategy to ensure that goals and objectives align with that of the National Audubon Society, Gulf Coast Initiative, and other strategic priority programs/projects. This position will collaborate with Audubon chapters, other state Audubon offices and external partners such as TX General Land Office, US Fish and Wildlife, Texas Parks and Wildlife, NGOs, universities, local, regional, other state and federal agencies.
This position will play a critical role in our overall state conservation strategy by ensuring Audubon Texas is working collectively with partners to improve and encourage coastal conservation efforts along the entire Texas coast. This person will supervise coastal conservation staff, contractors, interns, and volunteers, and will work closely with the Director of Conservation Strategy, Director of Policy, and the State Director to keep information on coastal species and habitat needs and status flowing throughout the Audubon network.
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