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).
San Francisco Bay Program and the Richardson Bay Audubon Center and Sanctuary:
Audubon CA’s San Francisco Bay Program works to protect this globally important estuary for the benefit of birds and people by leading priority habitat conservation projects and engaging closely on policy issues that impact the Bay’s suite of natural resources. Ecologically, the program focuses primarily on subtidal habitat conservation to support the eelgrass-herring-waterbird system. Our efforts also include innovative, climate resilient, living shorelines projects at places like Sonoma Creek and Aramburu Island, and waterbird monitoring at Richardson Bay and Point Richmond. The Richardson Bay Audubon Center and Sanctuary (RBACS) in Tiburon serves as the home base of the Bay Program. Additional Center-based programming includes community-based restoration of native habitats, engagement efforts to develop future generations of conservationists, and priority conservation actions to protect key natural resources within our Sanctuary. Together, the Bay Program and the Center collaborate closely with partners throughout the Bay Area and along the California coast to leverage our work into large-scale conservation gains for the Pacific Flyway.
The Community Engagement Coordinator (CEC) will provide crucial staff support across a suite of programs focused on volunteer-based restoration of native habitats in San Francisco Bay (mostly on/near RBACS) and engagement of community members in the work of the Program and Center. This position reports to the RBACS Center Director (CD) and will work closely with the San Francisco Bay Conservation Program Manager (CPM) in fulfillment of the following functions. The general schedule for this position is Tuesday through Saturday.
Candidates should include a cover letter when applying to this position.
Engagement – 50%
Community Based Restoration – 35%
Other – 15%