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).
The goal of Audubon Florida’s Conservation Leadership Initiative (CLI) is to provide a co-mentoring experience for students and Audubon chapter leaders to bridge the generational gap and bring college students into Audubon. This two-way mentorship program helps Audubon leaders to understand what inspires young people to become involved with conservation and the students to learn more about Audubon’s mission and on-the-ground programs. Through this experience Audubon hopes to learn to better engage and communicate with the next generation of conservationists. CLI provides a unique networking and leadership experience for college students interested in entering the conservation field.
The Program Associate, CLI is a newly developed position to lead an expanded statewide effort in the recruitment of students, leadership training, program expansion and outreach efforts to engage the next generation of conservation leaders. This individual will recruit, engage with and coordinate events for CLI students and alums in effort to connect with Audubon leaders, programs and volunteer opportunities in the conservation field.