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 Colorado River Program Director at the National Audubon Society, the Program Manager is responsible for assisting the Colorado River Program with policy and management efforts as well as stakeholder relations with a principal focus on water and habitat issues at the United States-Mexico border. As part of the team, s/he will work with a broad array of internal and external partners to improve coordination and collaboration, to contribute to Audubon’s efforts to use science, economics, law, fundraising and communications to improve the reliability of water supplies for people and birds across the Colorado River Basin, as well as produce timely work products throughout the year. Additionally, the Program Manager effectively oversees specific projects pertaining to Audubon’s Colorado River Program. S/he will work in partnership with other like-minded organizations in pursuit of Audubon’s objectives; and s/he will also advocate on behalf of Audubon to local, state, and federal government officials, including agency staff and appointed and elected officials.
**The Program Manager may be based out of Boulder, Colorado or an agreeable remote location within the region that uses Colorado River water.