Temporary Part Time Facilities Assistant

Job Locations
US-MS-Moss Point
Type
Temporary, Part-Time
Job Category
Office/Support Services
ID
2021-4770
City
Moss Point
State/Province
MS

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. 

 

 

Position Summary

The Temporary Part Time Facilities Assistant will be responsible for assisting the staff with week day, weekend and after-hour facility operations, including facility rentals and events, stocking of cleaning and operational supplies, manning or scheduling the reception desk, and maintaining outside landscape. 

Essential Functions

  • Manage all aspects of the Reception Desk to include answering phones, greeting guests, management of the cash register and center opening and closing procedures.
  • Participate in and help coordinate Center special events, educational programs and community development.
  • Assist with daily feeding of fish, turtles and snakes and ensure the inventory of food is replenished.
  • Assist staff and volunteers in daily operating and maintenance activities.
  • Assist in maintaining inventory, condition and organization of Center’s materials, supplies, gift shop and equipment.
  • Interact and work with the general public, Audubon members, teachers, board members, volunteers, other conservation groups and government officials.
  • S/he will monitor time to work no more than 25 hours weekly. Schedule will be flexible and coordinated in 2 to 4-week intervals. Weekend and holiday work is required.
  • Serve as an ambassador for the Center and the National Audubon Society throughout the community, specifically at festivals, meetings and other public events.
  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 lbs. without assistance and move kayaks, rental equipment and other landscaping and tools.

Qualifications and Experience

  • High School Diploma required; Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Demonstrate experience and comfort using various software programs.
  • Ability to think strategically and creatively while managing multiple tasks, meeting deadlines and operating in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills; ability to motivate staff and volunteers is essential.
  • Attention to detail in composing, typing, proofing, speaking and meeting deadlines.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Self-motivated and willingness to work in a flexible environment.
  • Ability to stand and/or move constantly during a shift.
  • Ability to work unsupervised.

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 Accommodations@audubon.org. 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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