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 California Director of Policy, the Outreach and Engagement Program Manager (OEM) acts as a key individual in building political power and advancing the National Audubon Society’s climate and conservation priorities in California. They will be responsible for organizing and mobilizing constituents in Audubon’s network (including reaching out to new constituencies and strengthening our current network of chapter members, partners, and volunteers) to help execute and win Audubon’s state-based policy campaigns, with a particular focus on climate goals.
The OEM is a highly energetic, adaptable, relationship-oriented, and a results-driven team player who effectively engages volunteers, partners and non-traditional allies towards policy outcomes. They will be responsible for a number of activities to include volunteer trainings, lobbying days, sign-on letters, opinion media, gathering signatures, regular statewide travel, and more. Additionally, the OEM works closely with Audubon’s state leadership and staff to bring the organization’s ambitious conservation focused strategic plan to life in communities from coast to coast, helping to contribute to the overall goal of becoming the most effective conservation network in America.
This person will be based in California, the specific location is open to the best candidate. Additionally, this role is grant-funded and anticipated to last three years, with the potential to continue pending funding and programmatic needs.