Alliance for Watershed Education Fellow

Job Locations
US-PA-Philadelphia
Type
Seasonal, Full-Time
Job Category
Internships/Fellowships
ID
2022-5006
City
Philadelphia
State/Province
PA

Overview

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 has more than 700 staff working across the United States and seven countries in 17 state and regional offices, 41 nature centers, and 23 wildlife sanctuaries. Together as one Audubon, we aspire to alter the course of climate change and habitat loss, leading to healthier bird populations and reversing current trends in biodiversity loss.

 

Audubon is committed to a culture of workplace excellence, where our talented and diverse staff are deeply engaged, with a strong sense of belonging. The birds Audubon pledges to protect differ in color, size, behavior, geographical preference, and countless other ways. By honoring and celebrating the equally remarkable diversity of the human species, Audubon will bring new creativity, effectiveness, and leadership to our work throughout the hemisphere.

Position Summary

The Delaware River Watershed Fellow will serve as an ambassador for Audubon Mid-Atlantic and the Delaware River watershed by engaging our watershed community, inspiring watershed stewardship and helping APA reach and engage new audiences. By the end of the 12 weeks of service, Fellows will have become local watershed ambassadors in their community and will have introduced many new people to their local trails, waterways, and environmental center, as well as the steps they can take to help restore and protect the Delaware River watershed. 

 

This position comes with a pre-determined capstone to polite a floating wetland on the Strawberry Mansion reservoir.  The Fellow will take the lead with support from AMA and The Discovery Center on implementation, maintenance and engagement of the capstone. Examples include but not limited to choosing plant species for the wetlands, creating a work schedule for maintenance and creating signage to inform guest of what the project is.

Essential Functions

  • Engage target communities (Strawberry Mansion) in the Philadelphia through stewardship, education, recreation and civic engagement.
  • Required to participate in a 3-day supportive watershed stewardship training at Pocono Environmental Education Center (overnight, June 15-17.) http://www.peec.org/
  • Fellows will be expected to participate in weekly webinars and check-ins.
  • Fellows will attend 2 (two) in-person regional meetings.
  • Complete a required Capstone project to be presented at the end of season Watershed Fellowship Summit, August 19. This individual project will help enhance network goals, deepen the connection and engagement of trail and water users and expand watershed protection and restoration.
  • Represent Audubon Pennsylvania at resource fairs and festivals around Philadelphia.
  • Assist with leading environmental education and programming in targeted communities.
  • Explore ways to engage new and diverse communities, including underrepresented audiences in the city.
  • Assist with volunteer events.
  • Assist in communication with Audubon’s constituents via targeted emails and publications.
  • Monitor and document restoration site conditions, and make recommendations on maintenance.
  • Complete other tasks as assigned.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Must be 18 years old at the time of hire.
  • Must be people oriented, have a team-focused attitude, and the ability to professionally represent Audubon Mid-Atlantic and the network to the public.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; superior interpersonal skills with a demonstrated commitment to cultural diversity also necessary.
  • A positive attitude and good sense of humor, as well as comfort working independently as a leader and part of a team, when needed.
  • Ability to work in a dynamic fast-paced environment and juggle multiple, changing priorities; strong time and project management skills needed. Must be self-motivated and willing to work in a flexible, non-structured environment.
  • Occasional evening and weekend hours required.
  • Must have access to reliable vehicle OR proficient with public transportation.

EEO Statement

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.

Accessibility Statement

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COVID Policy

All new hires must be fully vaccinated prior to their start of employment unless they are pre-qualified by HR for exemption.

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