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).
Trinity River Audubon Center (TRAC) opened in October 2008 and serves as a flagship location for the National Audubon Society’s mission to conserve and restore ecosystems, focusing on birds and other wildlife and their habitat for the benefit of humanity and the earth’s biological diversity. TRAC is located just eight minutes from downtown Dallas on 120 acres of the Great Trinity Forest – the largest urban bottomland hardwood forest in the United States. TRAC offers programs throughout the year related to local ecology, habitat study and stewardship. Built on top of a reclaimed, former landfill, TRAC is the first major signature development for the Trinity River Corridor Project, a $2 billion City of Dallas public works project. The City of Dallas is the owner of the Trinity River Audubon Center building and TRAC is under the jurisdiction of the Department of Parks and Recreation.
The Program Manager, Academic Programs works with the Director of Education to develop, implement and directly teach a broad range of programs for youth and adults that reflect the strategic goals of the national and state programs, as well as local conservation issues. S/he will manage Audubon’s Conservation Leaders Program for Young Women at TRAC and also serve as trip leader on multiple Audubon Conservation Treks multi-day camping trips throughout the year in conjunction with other staff members. Additionally, S/he will manage and train education staff. The position is full-time and is expected to begin as soon as possible.