Senior Coordinator, Center Operations

Job Locations
Regular, Full-Time
Job Category
Program/Project Management


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

Rowe Sanctuary lies in the heart of a critical spring staging area for migrating Sandhill Cranes.  Located along the Platte River in southcentral Nebraska, the 1,447-acre sanctuary contains 2.5 miles of river channel, wet meadows, and some agricultural fields. Public hiking trails wind through riparian areas and along the banks of the Platte.


The Senior Coordinator, Center Operations will be responsible for the implementation of strategies that strengthen Rowe’s volunteer program and earned income revenue from sales and facilities rentals.  They will conduct day-to-day work in the areas of volunteer recruitment, training and placement as well as be responsible for overall guest and phone reception, as well as, planning and execution of all aspects of a robust facilities rentals program. 


**In order to be considered for this position, candidates must submit a cover letter. 

Essential Functions

  • Lead and oversee Rowe’s Volunteer Program including recruitment, training and coordination of all volunteer duties.
  • Manage volunteer database and signup system.
  • Manage and oversee all aspects of the gift shop operations including oversight of webpage.
  • Ensure the Center is adequately staffed at all times utilizing staff and volunteers.
  • Lead engagement of in-person visitors and phone reception.
  • Establish and grow a robust facilities rental program including updating and maintaining website rental page and advertising components as well as coordinating with renters.
  • Work with staff and contractors ensuring buildings and grounds associated with the Visitor Center, are maintained in a timely manner.
  • Support the Center Director through coordination of logistics for Rowe Stewardship Board and committee meetings.
  • Communicate meeting details, assemble, and edit meeting agendas and materials. Take and maintain board meeting minutes.
  • Work with development staff, lead planning and implementation of all special events at Rowe including fundraisers, donor cultivation experiences, etc.


Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation or Business Administration preferred.
  • 3-5 years’ experience in recreational or business administration. Experience working with volunteer programs is highly desired. 
  • Must possess excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent analytical skills and attention to detail.
  • Commitment to working in a collaborative environment.
  • Self-motivated, dedicated to accomplishing tasks, able to take initiative and solve problems.
  • Proficiency with Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat, and other key Microsoft Office and web-based products.
  • Experience working for a non-profit organization preferred.
  • Dedicated to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging.
  • Commitment to Audubon’s overall mission of conservation of birds and other wildlife, their habitats, and environmental education.



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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