Center Coordinator

Job Post Information* : Posted Date 2 months ago(3/28/2023 2:11 PM)
Job Locations
US-TX-Cedar Hill
Regular, Full-Time
Job Category
Office/Support Services
Cedar Hill
Location : Location
US-TX-Cedar Hill
Job Post Information* : External Company Name
National Audubon Society
Job Post Information* : External Company URL
Location : Postal Code
Location : Address
Audubon Texas - Dogwood Canyon Center


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

Reporting to and collaborating with the Administrative and Finance Manager, the Center Coordinator will work to support the center and its mission, through visitor and member engagement. The coordinator will use their time management and organizational skills to assist with revenue producing programs and events. The Center Coordinator will support daily operations and visitor experiences that promotes the levels of growth of our supporters for conservation.


Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center is an operation of National Audubon Society. The 200-acre wildlife sanctuary is located in Cedar Hill, TX, southwest of Dallas. The property is jointly owned by the City of Cedar Hill, National Audubon Society, and the local Audubon Dallas Chapter. The building is owned and managed by the National Audubon Society. The C.E. Doolin Visitor Center includes classrooms, indoor bird viewing, meeting space, offices, and a nature store. The site includes over three miles of hiking trails, a children’s play area, demonstration gardens and picnic area. The center and the surrounding grounds are open year-round, attracting nature enthusiasts from throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Being a part of the Audubon team means making a difference for birds and conservation.


The position is a Tuesday-Saturday work schedule with some evenings. As open hours change, the schedule may alter to a Wednesday-Sunday schedule.



$17.50 - $20.50 / hour

Essential Functions

  • Oversee and coordinate center reception including but not limited to, welcoming & registration of guest, answering phones, providing visitors information about the center and being point of contact for general center inquires
  • Manage gift shop sales, both in person and fulfilment of online orders, and daily maintenance and merchandising of gift shop
  • Lead front-end customer service, sales, and timely fulfillment with respect to membership program, facility rentals, and event and program ticket sales
  • Acknowledge receipt of contributions from donors
  • Assist with animal care to include feeding, cleaning and other duties
  • Assist with marketing and administrative needs for programs and events
  • Assist with organizing, implementing, and data entry for native plant sales, fundraising events, appreciation events and other events as they are developed
  • Promote equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging principles through all facets of Audubon’s work
  • Other job-related duties as required.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, project, non-profit, retail or marketing management or related field. An equivalent combination of education and experience will also be considered.
  • At least two years' experience of demonstrated program and event support.
  • Demonstrated experience with retail set up and store sales, event and project management and membership enrollment.
  • Demonstrated experience with data entry and rental contracts
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, management software and other computer or web-based tools.
  • Self-starter with a strong collaborative work ethic and ability to work independently.
  • Excellent attention to detail, time-management and organizational skills, sound judgment under pressure.
  • Must possess valid driver’s license and have access to reliable transportation . Able and willing to travel locally and within the greater Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex area as job duties require.
  • Capacity to work easily and effectively with a wide range of people, build relationships, be diplomatic and exhibit sensitivity to and understanding of the dynamics of a complex organization.
  • Desire to work with diverse communities not typically engaged in conservation efforts.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership with interpersonal skills, critical thinking skills, and a problem-solving attitude.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in marketing, graphic design, photography, or social media experience preferred.
  • Experience and familiarity with the natural history, outdoor education, and conservation a plus.
  • A strong commitment to the mission, values, and programs of Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center and the 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.

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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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