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 towards a future where birds thrive because Audubon is a powerful, diverse, and ever-growing force for conservation. Audubon has more than 700 staff working across the hemisphere and more than 1.5 million active supporters.
North America has lost three billion birds since 1970, and more than 500 bird species are at risk of extinction across Latin America and the Caribbean. Birds act as early warning systems about the health of our environment, and they tell us that birds – and our planet – are in crisis. Together as one Audubon, we are working to alter the course of climate change and habitat loss, leading to healthier bird populations and reversing current trends in biodiversity loss. We do this by implementing on-the-ground conservation, partnering with local communities, influencing public and corporate policy, and building community.
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 brings new creativity, effectiveness, and leadership to our work throughout the hemisphere.
Audubon seeks a motivated, dynamic individual to develop and lead conservation projects and policies related to California water supplies for people, birds, and the environment. The Senior Program Manager reports to Audubon California’s Director of Policy and closely coordinates with staff from Audubon California’s Conservation and Working Lands Programs. They will plan, implement, and achieve Audubon’s goals and objectives for California water, including implementation of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA), water supplies for Central Valley wetlands, and improving resilience to climate change through effective water policy for communities and the environment. The Senior Manager will oversee several projects related to California water supply challenges, identify, and engage in strategic policy efforts, and build and maintain Audubon’s presence in diverse coalitions and with external partners. In coordination with the Policy Director, the Senior Manager will serve as Audubon California’s lead on water issues when interacting with external partners, governmental agencies, and elected officials. The Senior Manager will also provide expertise to senior leadership staff, and Audubon chapter leaders on California water challenges, and opportunities and assist in effective external communications regarding water.
$100,000-115,000 / year
This position is a union eligible position and is represented by the Communications Workers of America (CWA).
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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