Boreal Communications Manager

Job Locations
US-NY-New York | US | US-DC
Regular, Full-Time
Job Category
New York


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. 



Position Summary

Reporting to the Communications Director, Policy and working closely with the Vice President of Boreal Conservation, the Boreal Communications Manager will be responsible for creating and executing a comprehensive communications strategy to support the implementation of the Audubon Boreal Conservation program in alignment with the Audubon Americas Program’s broader communication plan and in close partnership with Audubon’s International, conservation, policy and communications teams. The ideal candidate will have experience working in the non-profit sector and with developing integrated communications strategies. In addition, knowledge of and experience working with indigenous communities and governments in the United States and Canada or internationally is a plus. 


This position has the opportunity to be fully remote for the right candidate.

Essential Functions

  • Develop a two-year communication strategy that includes target audiences, activities, products, actions and tactics to achieve goals of Boreal Conservation program.
  • Manage relationships with various consultants, maintain connections to coalition partners, and ensure full participation and ownership of Boreal Conservation team in the execution of the communications strategy.
  • Maintain alignment and coordination with Audubon’s brand guidelines and organizational goals.
  • Manage and coordinate message and content development working closely with internal and external audiences.
  • Support the fundraising effort and communications-related pro-bono work to support the Boreal Conservation and IAP.
  • Review the performance outcomes and status of all communications activities and evaluate and report these results and make recommendations for future activities.
  • Work with Audubon’s digital team and outside consultants to redesign and populate Boreal Conservation program website presence and ensure alignment within Audubon Americas website presence, all within Audubon’s overall web structure.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in journalism, communications, marketing or a closely related field required. Equivalent combination of education and experience also considered.
  • 5 years in public relations, journalism or other communications and marketing fields preferably with a nonprofit.
  • Experience working with Indigenous governments, organizations or communities and a deep understanding of the sensitivities and cultural norms of Indigenous cultures, especially in Canada.
  • Experience pitching and developing strong relationships with traditional and new media; using online communications tools to enhance and amplify an organization’s core messages; and providing creative communications support, editing support, and strategy to multiple internal project teams simultaneously.
  • Experience working remotely with interdisciplinary teams and colleagues
  • Must be an excellent written and oral communicator
  • Detail-oriented, self-starter with the ability to take initiative, manage multiple priorities, while working in a fast-paced dynamic environment and keeping deadlines and maintaining complete and accurate documentation.
  • Capacity to build and work in different teams, cultures and countries: lead and follow.
  • Passion for and commitment to the mission of the Audubon and programmatic work of the Audubon Americas Program.
  • Understanding of data analytics and use of them.

EEO Statement

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 identity, 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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COVID Policy

Beginning September 15, 2021: Audubon requires all staff either to provide proof of being fully vaccinated or, if they cannot provide such proof for any reason, to wear a mask while working indoors, including in all Audubon facilities and offsite, and while working outdoors in situations where they cannot maintain social distancing. In addition, at this time and until CDC recommendations change, all staff in counties the CDC identifies as having “substantial” and “high” COVID transmission ratesmust wear masks indoors (unless alone in a closed office) and outdoors in situations where they cannot maintain social distancing regardless of vaccination status. 


This policy covers national and state offices, centers, and sanctuaries, as well as Audubon employees working offsite. Should you be selected for this position, you will be asked to acknowledge you have read the above policy and provide your vaccination status.


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