Human Resources Business Partner

Job Locations
US-NY-New York | US-CA-San Francisco | US-DC
Regular, Full-Time
Job Category
Human Resources
New York
Additional Location : City
San Francisco
Additional Location : State/Province


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

The National Audubon Society is seeking a full-time, highly-motivated and hands-on Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP) with a solid foundation in all functional aspects of Human Resources. Reporting to the Director, Human Resources, the position can be located in Audubon’s New York, California or Washington, DC office.
The HRBP will provide critical HR support to leadership and employees throughout a dedicated portfolio of State offices, as well department heads in NY and DC. Acting as a trusted partner, the HRBP will engage closely with employees on matters related to workforce planning, training, development, and day to day work/life balance issues.

Essential Functions

  • Create and own partnerships with senior leaders, managers and staff to fully serve the needs of the Audubon network.
  • Collaborate with managers and talent acquisition team on organizational development and workforce planning, including reviewing job descriptions for new hires and assessing internal opportunities for existing employees.
  • Work across the HR team to create a bridge between managers and staff members as needed.
  • In partnership with the Senior Director, Employee Relations, provide assistance to staff and managers with issues regarding employee relations, counseling employees concerning work-related issues, as well as interpreting and applying company policies, procedures, practices, benefits, salary changes, etc.
  • Support performance development program to ensure effectiveness, compliance, and equity within organization.
  • Conduct research to determine the effectiveness of HR programs and policies, recommending improvement to policies, programs, and procedures to improve human resources operations.
  • Keep abreast of current EEO guidelines, human resources legislation and regulations, as well as changes in the human resources field specific to States covered in the portfolio.
  • Regularly participate in and review the career and salary structure to ensure it is equitable and a fit for Audubon’s needs.
  • Assist with other HR-related projects as assigned.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in a human resources generalist role, with demonstrated experience closely engaging managers and staff on a regular basis.
  • If in California: Comprehensive understanding of California state human resources policies and procedures.
  • Strong orientation to issues surrounding equity, diversity, and inclusion in relation to all HR practices, procedures, and protocols.
  • Comprehensive understanding of the role EDI initiatives plays in the formation of HR policies and procedures.
  • Positive attitude and ability to remain flexible in an evolving environment.
  • Excellent organizational (including project management), interpersonal and communication skills (written and oral). Ability to take initiative, make decisions, multitask, meet deadlines, and work well under pressure.
  • Enthusiasm for and willingness to jump into projects as needed.

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.

Accessibility Statement

The National Audubon Society endeavors to keep our careers site 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 This contact information is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

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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