Senior Manager, Security & Building Operations

Job Locations
US-NY-New York
Regular, Full-Time
Job Category
Facilities/Property Maintenance
New York


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 National Audubon Society seeks a Senior Manager, Security & Building Operations to manage operational risk and the security programs and safety procedures across National Audubon Society’s places and spaces.


Reporting to the VP Operations in consultation with the Director of Safety, the Senior Manager, Security & Building Operations will oversee all security activities and develop and implement plans to respond to issues or threats to our spaces and places. Ensure compliance with federal, state and local safety regulations. Install or improve systems to protect buildings and assets, and the people therein. Conduct risk management assessments and assist with asset loss investigations. The Senior Manager of Security & Building Operations will support office and facilities managers.



$115,000 to $125,000 / year

Essential Functions

Risk Management, Safety & Security for Audubon Locations:

  • Partner with staff across Audubon including the Director of Safety and Director of Risk Management to develop, establish and share safety and security policies, access control procedures, support risk management efforts, fire, safety, emergency management and asset protection.
  • Conduct inspections to identify fire, safety, and security risks; recommend and implement solutions.
  • Support risk management audits and asset loss investigations.
  • Draft and submit reports and work orders related to fire, safety, and security operations.
  • Inform and manage business continuity plans for each division, ensuring appropriate and ongoing training, testing, and exercises to evaluate both the recovery strategies and the plans themselves. Recommend adjustments to the plan as needed.
  • Oversee the implementation of a travel system and travel policies and procedures. Ensure all staff who travel, and managers who supervise staff who travel, both domestically and internationally are trained on the protocol.
  • Direct implementation of our covid policies at our places and spaces.
  • Stay informed and up to date on current trends and best practices in risk management, safety and security. Recommend updates to policies as needed based on changing environment.

Building Operations/Office Management:

  • Assess and manage office space at NYHQ and DC and additional locations within Audubon’s portfolio, looking for efficiencies.
  • Partner with building management and external vendors for effective building operations.
  • In collaboration with the Senior Director, Centers and Sanctuaries assess building operations for locations in the field, including Conservation Centers.
  • Support future office planning in line with workforce planning and the strategic plan.
  • Assess and promote accessibility at all of our locations.
  • Work on an environmental sustainability policy and procedures for our spaces and places, creating baseline measurement and continued monitoring and optimization of energy and water usage.
  • Other job-related duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelors degree or relevant experience required.
  • 8+ years of risk management/safety/security/building & office management experience required. Experience working in the conservation sector preferred. Strong knowledge of safety and security operations. Knowledge and appreciation for Safety II.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) or related software.
  • Training or certification in safety and security preferred.
  • Ability to travel domestically, up to 25% of the time.
  • Commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging.
  • Interest in, understanding of, and commitment to conservation and the mission of National Audubon Society

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

The National Audubon Society endeavors to keep our careers site accessible to any and all users.  If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the application process, please contact This contact information is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

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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