Program Manager, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Job Locations
US-NY-New York | US-DC | US
Type
Regular, Full-Time
Job Category
Program/Project Management
ID
2021-4629
City
New York
State/Province
NY
Additional Location : State/Province
DC

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 approximately 450 local chapters, 120 campus chapters, 17 state and regional offices, 34 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). All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. We are committed to a policy of nondiscrimination, inclusion and equal opportunity and actively seek a diverse pool of candidates in this search.

 

The National Audubon Society endeavors to make https://careers-audubon.icims.com/ accessible to any and all users.  If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the application process, please contact Accommodations@audubon.org. This contact information is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

 

Position Summary

The Program Manager provides high-quality program development and delivery to advance equity and inclusion across the Audubon network, including project and partnerships management, training and organization culture initiatives, overseeing Audubon affinity groups and cultural heritage programs, and managing calendars, travel, expenses, and other tasks for the Chief Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Officer (CEDIO). The Program Manager must possess excellent judgment, prioritization and organizational skills and have the ability to drive tasks/projects to completion under limited supervision and as part of a team.

 

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter with their resume. This position can be remote across the US, or located in our New York or DC offices. 

Essential Functions

  • Lead process to develop and implement project management systems and resources for Audubon’s EDI team.
  • Maintain and furnish regular progress reports for key projects and initiatives.
  • Provide effective administration of procurement processes for contractors: evaluations of bids, payments of contracts, vendor relationship management, etc., and provide recommendations as appropriate.
  • Track expenses against the department budget.
  • Manage data and inquiries related to Audubon’s EDI team, including reports, contact information, grants and other financial transactions, and correspondence.
  • Provide administrative support to the CEDIO, including scheduling of activities, writing correspondence, answering inquiries, maintaining Outlook calendars, making travel arrangements, and reconciling expenses.
  • Monitor, screen, respond to and distribute incoming communications as instructed by the CEDIO.
  • Utilize good judgment in the organization and prioritization of calendars; proactively and efficiently keep stakeholders up-to-date through recurring check-in meetings.
  • Manage Audubon affinity groups to promote learning, belonging, problem-solving, and outreach within and outside of Audubon.
  • Support Audubon staff EDI taskforce by preparing agendas, taking notes, distributing materials, managing projects, and communications.
  • Partner with program teams to lead training and cultural work around large events like Audubon Conventions and student summits.
  • Conduct research and identify best practices, models, tools and strategies that will develop skills and equip and engage staff and chapters in advancing EDI efforts throughout Audubon.
  • Draft and review communications, reports, materials, surveys, and other relevant content with an EDI lens.
  • Work with writers, editors and journalists to develop and produce EDI content and marketing materials and/or videos for the website, social media, publication, and other proprietary uses.
  • Update and maintain the internal EDI Intranet web page.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to a culture of belonging within the office that values all people and respects all differences.

Qualifications and Experience

  • 5 years of professional administrative or project management experience desired, with a preference for experience supporting an executive or other senior leader in an organization.
  • Demonstrated administration and time management skills and ability to complete a high volume of varied responsibilities in a fast‐paced setting with keen attention to detail, thoroughness and accuracy.
  • Excellent judgment and ability to set priorities, make decisions, and move programs forward in a complex and dynamic environment.
  • Demonstrated proactive approaches to problem-solving with excellent decision-making capability.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to build consensus amongst diverse individuals.
  • Demonstrated experience working with racially and ethnically diverse and/or low-income communities.
  • Demonstrated skills in community and stakeholder outreach, communications, and relationship management.
  • Leadership and interpersonal skills; effective listening, probing, and assessment skills, and ability to collaborate and motivate diverse team members, volunteers and partners.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work both autonomously and as part of a team.
  • Must be highly organized, detail-oriented and able to work effectively under pressure while multitasking.
  • Ability to cope with volume, frequent changes in priorities, and many interruptions throughout the day.
  • Ability to interact with a wide range of team members, applying judgment, tact and discretion as situations demand.
  • Technically savvy, including advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office suite applications, including Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint, as well as other web-based tools such as Concur.
  • Experience with billing and vendor management a plus.
  • Flexibility and willingness to work extended hours and/or travel as needed to accommodate unexpected issues, workload, meetings or events.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with confidential, sensitive information.
  • Bachelors degree preferred or relevant work experience.
  • Commitment to Audubon’s role as an evidence-based conservation organization that works across the political spectrum to carry out our mission through science, political advocacy, education, and on-the-ground conservation.

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