Public Program Coordinator

Job Locations
US-NY-Oyster Bay
Regular, Full-Time
Job Category
Oyster Bay


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 Coordinator, Public Programs, will develop and deliver dynamic, high quality programming, conservation science and advocacy programs and contribute to community engagement efforts.  

Essential Functions

• Work with Education Manager to develop and implement conservation education programs that advance the understanding and conservation of birds, other wildlife and their habitats.
• Ensure equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging initiatives are integrated into our work and our programs.
• Teach For the Birds series of lessons to school districts throughout Long Island, New York. Travel is required with reimbursement available.
• Assist in coastal stewardship programs including, shorebird conservation lessons, kids sign contest coordination, Be a Good Egg outreach and coastal stewardship events.
• Teach onsite, offsite and special event programs for children and adults.
• During summer months (late June-August) serve as a lead camp counselor Monday-Thursday (8am-4pm). Lead daily activities and support seasonal staff to create and implement camp curriculum for children 6-12 years old.
• Provide office support such as programmatic communications and social media posting,, newsletter support, appeal mailings etc.
• Attend and contribute to education and staff meetings, network with other educators and other staff in within Audubon.

Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Experience

• Bachelor's degree and at least 2 years experience in a conservation education setting including teaching, management experience and curriculum development. A similar combination of education and experience will also be considered.
• Bilingual ability (Spanish/English) preferred.
• Proven abilities in designing, writing and evaluating environmental education curricula, lesson plans and activities. 
• Proven skills teaching in formal and informal settings to a variety of audiences.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality and work independently in a fast-paced environment, all while exercising discretion and personal judgment. 
• Ability to think strategically and creatively, while managing multiple tasks, meeting deadlines and operating in a dynamic, fast‐paced environment.
• Must be people oriented, have a team-focused attitude, and the ability to professionally represent Audubon to the public. 
• Commitment to conservation and the Audubon mission. 
• Comfort and ability to work outdoors in varying weather conditions, terrains and physically lift up to 50 lbs with or without accommodation.
• Must be willing to work a flexible work schedule, including occasional evenings and weekends, and have reliable transportation to travel to and from schools with teaching materials. In the near future, will need to work one day during the weekend.
• Must have valid Driver’s License.
• Excellent organizational skills, written and verbal communication skills, and computer literacy, particularly word-processing, e-mail, and database functions required. Proficient in Outlook, Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, as well as social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram.

This position is represented by the Communications Workers of America (CWA).

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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