• Program Coordinator, Bird-friendly Buildings

    Job Locations
    Regular, Part-Time
    Job Category
    Program/Project Management
  • Overview

    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).



    Position Summary

    The Program Coordinator, Bird-friendly Buildings will play a role in the Bird-Friendly Communities and Network teams, contributing to our vision of a future for thriving communities, healthy ecosystems, and abundant bird populations. The Program Coordinator will work closely with, and report to, the Senior Director for Bird-friendly Communities to support the development and implementation of Audubon’s Bird-friendly Buildings program. S/He will support the program by contributing to key elements of Bird-friendly Buildings, including creating a digital storehouse of information that will help support expanding Bird-friendly Buildings programs across the Audubon network; developing additional resources that will help Audubon’s network create change in their communities, including the passing of legislation to protect birds; soliciting, collecting, synthesizing and incorporating feedback to ensure continual improvement of digital tools and resources that support the program.

    Essential Functions

    • Support the development of the Bird-friendly Buildings program, a national Bird-Friendly Communities initiative that works to minimize the hazards that birds face from artificial light at night (ALAN) and glass (reflective and transmitting surfaces) as they navigate the human built environment
    • Compile existing resources, information and tools relevant to Bird-friendly Buildings activities and organize into a navigable digital format to support increased understanding of the issues and implementation of solutions across the Audubon network.
    • Assist the Senior Director for Bird-friendly Communities to solicit, synthesize and incorporate feedback on Bird-friendly Buildings from the network to continually improve the digital tools and resources that support the program
    • Act as the point person at the national level for Bird-friendly Buildings activities; fielding questions from the Audubon network, coordinating and facilitating scheduled meetings.
    • Support the Senior Director for Bird-friendly Communities development of training resources that will support implementation of Bird-friendly Buildings across the Audubon network
    • Work with Audubon’s campus chapter program team to represent the Bird-friendly Buildings program in potential campus chapter visits and program development.

    Qualifications and Experience

    • BA/BS is preferred, or in place of a degree, 3+ years of relevant experience.
    • Experience with research, scientific methodology, data collection, and organizing data.
    • Must be passionate about conservation, improving urban/suburban natural areas, and native ecosystems/birds.
    • Have research, high-level writing, and documentation skills.
    • Must have meticulous work habits and attention to detail.
    • Possess strong organizational skills, detail oriented, self-motivated and task-focused on primary deliverables as well as ability to multitask.
    • Have excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills. Must be comfortable working with diverse groups of stakeholders.
    • Ability to problem solve to obtain results and outcomes efficiently.
    • Be self-motivated, able to follow directions and work independently.
    • A willingness to travel.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Outlook required.
    • Knowledge of Bird-friendly Buildings issues, including ALAN and glass.
    • Demonstrated understanding of conservation issues and community science projects, as well as a keen interest in the mission of the National Audubon Society.


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