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.
The mission of the National Audubon Society, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is to protect birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow throughout the Americas using science, advocacy, education, and on-the-ground conservation. Audubon Texas is the state field office of the National Audubon Society, implementing Audubon’s strategic priorities in the state. This geography includes a statewide team that implements programs at three Audubon nature centers, one sanctuary, 177 rookery islands along the Texas Coast, and key geographies across the state. Audubon Texas’ engagement network includes 83,000 passionate Audubon members, 22 local chapters, and emerging campus chapters.
Reporting to Audubon Texas’s Public Affairs Director, the Engagement Manager of Audubon Texas is responsible for statewide efforts to engage, activate, and grow Audubon’s traditional chapters and grassroots membership, while supporting our college chapters, with the goal of deepening the sphere of influence of the Audubon network in Texas. The Engagement Manager will be responsible for developing partnerships and providing training and capacity-building opportunities, tools, and mechanisms across the network to enhance the connectedness, capacity, diversity, and size of the Audubon network in the state. They will collaborate closely with the Directors of Public Affairs and Policy for Texas for successful engagement of our bipartisan network and conservation partners for outcome-driven policy campaigns and conservation leadership.
The Engagement Manager, with support from the Audubon Texas Community Outreach Manager, will oversee Audubon Texas’s Lights Out Texas and Bird City Texas work. Lights Out Texas is a collaborative statewide partnership campaign focused on education, awareness, and action in support of turning out lights at night during the spring and fall migrations in order to help protect the billions of migratory birds that fly over Texas annually. The Bird City Texas program is a three-year pilot program in partnership with Texas Park & Wildlife Department (TPWD) and in coordination with local Audubon Chapters located. The Engagement Manager will work closely with national and state campaigns teams, national network teams, and other Audubon departments as needed. They will participate on a team that ensures high-quality communications that raise the profile of Audubon Texas, moves our strategic priorities forward, and set us up for fundraising success.
The ideal candidate will be a skilled, experienced leader and a strategic thinker, with a background working with diverse communities, campaigns, and collaborative partnerships. Proven experience in growing bipartisan, representative, and inclusive networks and building diverse grassroots movements is required. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter, able to utilize a variety of internal and external resources, while building a network of support in a team environment. Experience across a matrix organization is preferred.
An active pursuit of equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging is a moral and strategic imperative for Audubon. We are committed to a workplace in which every employee feels valued, seen, and heard, and in which everyone has the opportunity to grow, thrive, and live their values. Respect, inclusion, and opportunity for people of all backgrounds, lifestyles, and perspectives will attract the best ideas and harness the greatest passion to shape a healthier, more vibrant future for all of us who share our planet.
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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