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 Mid-Atlantic seeks a passionate candidate to support its work with the Alliance for Watershed Education (AWE), a network of 23 environmental centers spread across the Delaware River watershed that are interconnected by multi-use bike/pedestrian trails and waterways (rivers, streams, and creeks). This individual will assume leadership of AWE’s high successful Fellowship Program. Through this initiative, AWE’s goal is to engage individuals and communities that have not previously participated in watershed related programs, recreation or stewardship.
More than 80 individuals from diverse backgrounds have participated in this Program since 2017. With guidance from their local supervisor, Fellows develop projects that help centers expand their constituency, reflecting AWE’s values of equity, diversity and inclusion. Fellows are recruited from the communities which centers serve or seek to serve, participate in AWE sponsored trainings throughout their experience, and work towards the completion of a capstone project at their Center. Fellowships begin each May.
The Fellowship Program Associate will coordinate and direct all aspects of the Program, including assisting each center with recruitment, management, training and evaluation of active Fellows. He or she will also build the alumni network to keep former Fellows connected and engaged. The program goal is to foster watershed stewardship by establishing a cadre of ambassadors and building capacity for each of its centers to reach diverse and traditionally underserved constituents.
The Program Associate will be based at the Discovery Center in East Fairmount Park (Philadelphia), and will be directly supervised by Audubon’s Director of Centers and Operations. The Fellowship Committee of AWE will also provide direction regarding the development and implementation of Fellowship activities, as well as creative and hands-on support. The Program Associate will also support and be supported by other AWE-related staff.
**Significant day travel and some overnights is required.
**This is a grant-funded position made possible by The William Penn Foundation. Thirty months of funding is currently in place.
This position is represented by the Communications Workers of America (CWA).
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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