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


The National Audubon Society is a nonprofit conservation organization that protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow. We work throughout the Americas using science, advocacy, education, and on-the-ground conservation. Audubon’s state, regional, national, and international programs, nature centers, and chapters have an unparalleled wingspan that reaches millions of people each year to inform, inspire, and unite diverse communities in conservation action. As a sentinel species, we recognize that the fate of birds is inextricably tied to the fate of us all.


Audubon has more than 700 staff working across the United States and seven countries in 17 state and regional offices, 41 nature centers, and 23 wildlife sanctuaries. Together as one Audubon, we aspire to alter the course of climate change and habitat loss, leading to healthier bird populations and reversing current trends in biodiversity loss.


Audubon is committed to a culture of workplace excellence, where our talented and diverse staff are deeply engaged, with a strong sense of belonging. The birds Audubon pledges to protect differ in color, size, behavior, geographical preference, and countless other ways. By honoring and celebrating the equally remarkable diversity of the human species, Audubon will bring new creativity, effectiveness, and leadership to our work throughout the hemisphere.

Position Summary

The National Audubon Society is seeking a full-time, motivated, and hands-on Recruiter.  Position will report to the Manager, Talent Acquisition. The Recruiter will provide critical HR support to key team members and employees throughout the National Audubon Society and will play a key role in achieving Audubon’s strategic goals by identifying top talent, promoting a high-performance culture, and handling day-to-day recruiting duties. They will work across disciplines and must be proficient in candidate generation and sourcing, and be able to deliver quality, diverse candidates with minimal lead time. This role is ideal for a process-oriented individual that can handle a high volume across multiple geographies without sacrificing candidate experience.

Essential Functions

  • Full life-cycle recruitment for open roles across programs and business functions; partnering with leaders and developing /executing strategy, screen/interview/evaluate. candidates, perform reference checks, and facilitate the process through to offer delivery, negotiation, and on-boarding.
  • Conduct competency-based interviews, assess candidates, lead debriefs with hiring managers, mentor, and guide managers through hiring decisions.
  • Develop candidate networks and candidate pipelines in key areas across the organization, developing relationships and tapping industry sources to develop talent pools.
  • Act as Audubon brand ambassador and champion best practices throughout the process.
  • Utilize Applicant Tracking System as well as provide support as needed to hiring managers.
  • Develop an on-going pipeline of diverse internal and external candidates for various roles.
  • Assist or lead other Talent Acquisition-related projects as assigned; bring new ideas or relevant technologies to improve our effectiveness.
  • Knowledge of current EEO guidelines, human resources legislation and regulations, as well as changes in the human resources field. 

Qualifications and Experience

  • 3+ years of experience as a full cycle recruiter, ideally in a non-profit or fast paced, matrixed environment.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience recruiting exempt and non-exempt employees within a high-volume arena.
  • Understanding of human resources policies and procedures.
  • Positive attitude and ability to remain flexible in an evolving environment.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills (written and oral).
  • Ability to take initiative, make decisions, multitask, meet deadlines, and work well under pressure.
  • Self-starter with high energy; ability to work autonomously or as part of a team.
  • Good judgment to handle sensitive and confidential matters.
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and Outlook; Knowledge of LinkedIn Recruiter, iCIMS and/or Ceridian applicant tracking system strongly preferred. 

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

All new hires must be fully vaccinated prior to their start of employment unless they are pre-qualified by HR for exemption.


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