Delaware River Watershed Fellow

Job Locations
US-PA-Audubon
Type
Seasonal, Full-Time
Job Category
Internships/Fellowships
ID
2021-4634
City
Audubon
State/Province
PA

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.

 

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Position Summary

The Delaware River Watershed Fellow will serve as an ambassador for Audubon Mid-Atlantic and the Delaware River watershed by engaging our watershed community, inspiring watershed stewardship and helping APA reach and engage new and underserved audiences. By the end of the 12 weeks of service, Fellows will have become local watershed ambassadors in their community and will have introduced many new people to their local trails, waterways, and environmental center, as well as the steps they can take to help restore and protect the Delaware River watershed.

Essential Functions

  • Engage target communities (Norristown, PA) through stewardship, education, recreation and civic engagement.
  • Required to participate in a 3-day supportive watershed stewardship training at Pocono Environmental Education Center (overnight, June 16-18.) http://www.peec.org/
  • Fellows will be expected to participate in weekly webinars and check-ins.
  • Fellows will attend 2 (two) in-person regional meetings.
  • Complete a required Capstone project to be presented at the end of season Watershed Fellowship Summit, August 20. This individual project will help enhance network goals, deepen the connection and engagement of trail and water users and expand watershed protection and restoration.
  • Represent Audubon Mid-Atlantic at resource fairs and festivals around Philadelphia.
  • Assist with leading environmental education and programming in targeted communities.
  • Explore ways to engage new and diverse communities, including underrepresented audiences in the city.
  • Assist with volunteer events.
  • Assist in communication with Audubon’s constituents via targeted emails and publications.
  • Monitor and document restoration site conditions, and make recommendations on maintenance.
  • Complete other tasks as assigned.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Must have High School degree or equivalent.
  • Must be people oriented, have a team-focused attitude, and the ability to professionally represent Audubon Pennsylvania and the network to the public.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; superior interpersonal skills with a demonstrated commitment to cultural diversity also necessary.
  • A positive attitude and good sense of humor, as well as comfort working independently as a leader and part of a team, when needed.
  • Ability to work in a dynamic fast-paced environment and juggle multiple, changing priorities; strong time and project management skills needed. Must be self-motivated and willing to work in a flexible, non-structured environment.
  • Occasional evening and weekend hours required.
  • Must have access to reliable vehicle OR proficient with public transportation.

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