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.
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Reporting to the Vice President – Climate, the Policy Director, Climate Justice, is a key leader of the Audubon Climate Program in Washington, DC, and helps drive achievement of the Climate Program’s objectives at the federal level while ensuring those achievements are aligned with Audubon’s environmental justice outcomes. They will collaborate with Climate and Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) leadership to ensure that environmental justice goals and principles for Audubon’s policy leadership are established and achieved.
The Policy Director, Climate Justice will be responsible for developing and advancing a climate justice agenda at Audubon including understanding, addressing, integrating and adding issues of environmental justice across Audubon’s climate state and federal policy portfolio. Supported by 23 state offices, 500 chapters, nearly 2 million members, an issue campaign infrastructure and a bi-partisan government affairs team, the Director will have a powerful platform to drive a top priority agenda for Audubon. This position will collaborate with the DC-based Policy team; the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) division; Audubon state offices; and partner organizations and coalitions to advance environmental justice though climate policy and create inclusive strategies for promoting environmental justice across all policy priorities.