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

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

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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