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 Director, Clean Energy Initiative, the Field Manager, Clean Energy Initiative is a key member of the Audubon Climate Program. This position will help ensure the robust build out of climate-friendly renewable energy, transmission and storage projects that are appropriately sited and operated to minimize conflicts with birds and other wildlife, working closely with Audubon staff and members, industry, government agencies, and other partners.
The Field Manager will be part of a team implementing Audubon’s Clean Energy Initiative and policies through federal, state and local renewable energy planning processes, siting and permitting policies and priority renewable energy projects throughout the Four Flyways. The emphasis of this work will be in Audubon’s priority states where clean energy development has the greatest potential to flourish and where conflicts with birds and the places birds need have the greatest need to be resolved cooperatively.
**This position can be located remotely in NY, PA, NC, FL, MN, MO, MI, IA, or in our Washington, DC, office. Other areas in the eastern U.S may also be considered.
Previous advocacy work on offshore wind in the Atlantic is preferred. This encompasses knowledge of seabirds and Endangered Species of sea and shorebirds, ocean conservation, and U.S. Outer Continental Shelf energy permitting.