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.
The Engagement Manager is responsible for regional efforts to engage and activate Audubon chapters and members while expanding the sphere of influence of the Audubon network within the region. Reporting to the Vice President / Executive Director of Audubon Upper Mississippi River (UMR), they will serve as a part of UMR’s senior leadership team and work closely with regional and national staff to support a strong chapter network, communicate with supporters across the region, engage members in Audubon’s advocacy initiatives, and create healthy community-based initiatives that support bird conservation.
Working with the Policy Director and UMR conservation team members, they will develop a strategy to engage Audubon chapters and members with an emerging Upper Mississippi River conservation initiative. The Engagement Manager will be responsible for developing partnerships and providing training and capacity-building opportunities, tools, and mechanisms to build the connectedness, capacity, diversity, and size of the Audubon network in the region. The Engagement Manager will collaborate closely with the Vice President / Executive Director to successfully engage our bipartisan network and conservation partners for successful policy campaigns and conservation leadership. They will oversee the development and delivery of UMR’s community engagement programs, with a specific focus on the Lights Out initiative.
The ideal candidate will be a skilled, experienced manager and a strategic thinker and have a background in working with communities, campaigns, and collaborative partnerships across the region and the Upper Mississippi River watershed.
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