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 Executive Director of Audubon Louisiana, the Deputy Director will serve as second in command and a key member of the Audubon Louisiana team. S/He will be responsible for implementation of the office’s strategic plan with a key focus on its role in the Restore the Mississippi River Delta (MRD) Coalition. Based in the MRD offices in New Orleans, they will make regular visits to the Audubon offices in Baton Rouge and as needed to other parts of the state. Under the guidance of the Executive Director, they will be responsible for Audubon Louisiana’s work on the MRD Coalition, specifically around science, policy, outreach, and communications, in collaboration with partner organizations. Additionally, this role will create and execute the office’s strategic policy agenda designed to support Audubon’s national and local objectives to increase the conservation impact in Louisiana.
Audubon Louisiana Policy Leadership (50%)
Restore the Mississippi River Delta Coalition (50%)