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.
Reporting to the Executive Director of Audubon Mid-Atlantic, the Policy Director will be a senior member of Audubon Mid-Atlantic team. The Policy Director will be responsible for developing and executing a comprehensive strategy to advance a bipartisan policy agenda at the state level in Pennsylvania and Maryland with a particular near-term focus on advancing climate mitigation and resiliency policy opportunities through legislative and administrative regulatory action.
The Policy Director will work in collaboration with other Audubon Mid-Atlantic conservation, communications, and network engagement staff to achieve priority policy objectives. The Policy Director will also act as the region’s connector to national policy work (except for fresh water policies) and works with national conservation strategy, policy, and Atlantic Flyway leadership.
The Policy Director will be a critical leader in driving the regional office’s vision to implement transformative and equitable policy solutions and mobilize an effective conservation network of 90,000 plus members and other supporters across the region. Audubon Mid-Atlantic is committed to turning pragmatic policy ideas into real protections for birds and the places they and we all need to thrive.
Audubon MidAtlantic is committed to equitable, resilient and healthy communities in which every member benefits from the joy and value of nature. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and celebrate differences among candidates and employees. We also work to ensure that every candidate and employee is positioned to succeed, regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability, age or veteran status.
This position is based in either Maryland or Pennsylvania, with regular travel to Harrisburg and Annapolis and other locations around the region, as needed.
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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