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.
The National Audubon Society is a federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). We are committed to a policy of nondiscrimination, inclusion, and equal opportunity and actively seek a diverse pool of candidates in this search.
Located in South Central Phoenix, the Nina Mason Pulliam Rio Salado Audubon Center (the Center) makes conservation action accessible to everyone by reaching out to audiences that are new to environmental stewardship and by providing useful information about sustainable living through a full spectrum of hands-on experiences for every age including fun-filled family programming, weekend activities & festivals, STEM-supporting school field trips and on-the-ground conservation work focused on local species at risk.
The Center Manager will be responsible for the planning, operating, and managing of the day-to-day operations of the Center, as well as the implementation of long-term resource and habitat goals of the Center. S/he will be responsible for oversight of the land, facilities, trails, and grounds including management of volunteers and contractors; management of capital projects, and visitor engagement. The Center Manager will oversee the Center’s budget, including expenses and revenue generated by rentals, Center-based fee programs, relevant grants, and the retail store.
A key outcome for this work will be engaging and building a more diverse constituency to advance Audubon’s local, regional, and national goals. The Center Manager will build and manage culturally resonant programs and messages collaboratively with communities that address community needs and assets and that connect to actions that positively contribute to the conservation of our region’s birds and the spaces they need to thrive.