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 Delta (AD) is a regional field office of the National Audubon Society. AD manages Audubon's conservation and network priorities in the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. This geography includes 81 Important Bird Areas covering more than 16 million acres and over 42,000 Audubon members and supporters, many of whom belong to one of Audubon Delta's 21 local chapters.
Reporting to Audubon Delta’s Vice President and Executive Director, the Senior Communications Manager, Audubon Delta, is responsible for creating the region’s communication strategy, raising awareness, and building a constituency for Audubon Delta’s conservation priorities in the region including work on climate, coasts, and lower Mississippi river water issues. Primary responsibilities include leading the development of an integrated communications strategy that advances Audubon Delta’s conservation goals and day-to-day work implementing that strategy including writing blog posts, email alerts, press releases, and donor communications; developing media strategies and content for earned media; managing various social media accounts; creating an editorial calendar; and coordinating or creating communications outputs for the Delta team. They will also work closely with staff within the region, the Mississippi Flyway, and with partner and media organizations. The Regional Communications Manager will also engage in national priority communications as necessary and work with Audubon’s VP of Communications.
Priorities for the first year:
This is a remote position, but candidates must be located in the Delta region with a preference for Mississippi.
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Interested applicants are REQUIRED to include WITH their resume a cover letter that showcases their communications skills and 2-3 items from their portfolio that best reflect their passion for the work and/or that showcase approaches they would be interested in implementing in the Delta region (given what is known from the job description and glances at our website).
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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