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Reporting to the Senior Director, Conservation, Senior Manager will be responsible for delivering Audubon’s Coastal Stewardship program across the central Gulf Coast region (Louisiana and Mississippi) and for managing Paul J. Rainey Wildlife Sanctuary a 26,000-acre refuge owned by the National Audubon Society in Vermilion Parish, Louisiana.
Coastal Stewardship Program
The coastal stewardship program includes monitoring and stewardship of coastal birds during the breeding and non-breeding seasons, engagement of volunteers and community leaders, and delivery of education and outreach activities and frameworks. The Senior Manager will be responsible for building a cohesive and sustainable team that is representative of the region, resourcing and managing the program’s budgets and associated grants, and collaborating across national and regional departments to ensure that the coastal stewardship program is fully integrated into Audubon’s local and national strategies and assets. This includes collaborating closely with the region’s centers and sanctuaries, finance and operations, and conservation and policy teams.
Paul J. Rainey Wildlife Sanctuary
Established in 1924, Rainey Sanctuary is Audubon’s oldest and largest sanctuary. The property includes not only saltwater marshland and ponds, but beach and bay-shore. Accessible only by boat, the Rainey sanctuary provides habitat for over 200 species of birds including endangered piping plovers and more recently, whooping cranes. Coyotes, bobcats, otters, and muskrats also call Rainey home. The Senior Manager will be responsible for overseeing the sanctuary team, resourcing, and managing the sanctuary’s budgets and associated grants, integrating the sanctuary and costal stewardship work into a cohesive coastal program, and aligning sanctuary work with local and national strategies.
The position will be located remotely near Moss Point, MS or in New Orleans, LA. They will be responsible for managing a team of full-time, part-time, and seasonal staff.
$75,000 / year
Leadership and Staff Management
Financial Planning and Management
Program Development and Implementation
Outreach and Communications
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