Equity Diversity Inclusion and Belonging (EDIB) Program Associate

Job Post Information* : Posted Date 2 months ago(3/21/2023 2:32 PM)
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US-NY-New York | US-DC | US-NY | US-DC
Regular, Full-Time
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Office/Support Services
New York
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US-NY-New York
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National Audubon Society
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National Audubon Society - Headquarters
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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 Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging (EDIB) team seeks a dynamic and detail-oriented candidate to join our growing team. Reporting to the Chief EDIB Officer, this position will provide high level operational and administrative support to the Chief EDIB Officer, as well as support the tactical delivery of select projects in the EDIB portfolio.

This is a new position and will be key part of the EDIB Department. The Program Associate, EDIB must possess high-quality judgement, prioritization and organizational skills and drive tasks / projects to completion under limited supervision and collaboratively as part of a team.

The EDIB team is highly collaborative and passionate about National Audubon Society staff and programs.



$20 - $26 / hour (contingent on geo-differential)

Essential Functions

  • Manage research and prepare appropriate briefing materials for functions/meetings the Chief EDIB Officer needs to attend, including background materials, reports, etc.
  • Provide administrative support to the Chief EDIB Officer, including scheduling activities, writing correspondence, answering inquiries, maintaining Outlook calendars, making travel arrangements, and processing travel expenses and reimbursements.
  • Monitor, screen, respond to and distribute incoming communications for the Chief EDIB Officer.
  • Manage expense processing and budget tracking for all EDIB vendors and programs.
  • Lead the coordination for all virtual and in-person EDIB team activities including recurring meetings and off-site retreats.
  • Ensure EDIB digital files and data are up to date, including vendor and staff data, program information, and evaluations as the basis for EDIB reporting and fundraising efforts.
  • Create and administer surveys to evaluate EDIB trainings and programs and partner with key internal stakeholders on employee engagement data, demographic data, and vendor diversity data.
  • Prepare and edit correspondence, communications, presentations, and other documents as requested.
  • Prepare agendas and take notes at internal meetings as requested.
  • Partner with EDIB colleagues to respond to staff inquiries related to Audubon’s EDIB initiatives including updates, reports, contact information, grants and other financial transactions, and correspondence.
  • Utilize good judgment in the organization and prioritization of calendars; proactively and efficiently keep leaders up to date through recurring check-in meetings.
  • Other job-related duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Experience

  • 2 years' professional administrative experience. Experience supporting an executive leader is a plus, but not required. Associate’s degree or higher preferred but not required.
  • Proven administrative and time management skills and ability to complete a high volume of varied responsibilities in a fast‐paced setting, make decisions, and effectively move programs forward with keen attention to detail, thoroughness, and accuracy.
  • Has understanding and interest in anti-racism, environmental justice, transformative justice and/or restorative justice frameworks that inform Audubon’s internal and external EDIB efforts.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as ability to edit and proofread documents.
  • Strong people skills and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team. High-level of emotional intelligence and self-awareness.
  • ighly self-motivated with demonstrated critical thinking skills and strong aptitude for continuous learning
  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office suite applications, including Excel, Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint, as well as knowledge of or the capacity to learn other web-based tools such as Concur, Slack, Asana, and Survey Monkey.
  • Willingness to work flexible hours and/or for occasional weekend or evening meetings and events.
  • Ability to travel as needed.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with confidential, sensitive information.
  • Genuine interest in conservation and birds is a plus.

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.

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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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