Civic Spark Coastal Fellow

Job Post Information* : Posted Date 2 weeks ago(9/8/2023 2:21 PM)
Job Locations
US-CA-Los Angeles | US-CA
Seasonal, Full-Time
Job Category
Los Angeles
Additional Location : State/Province


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.

Position Summary

Audubon CA is seeking an individual to help develop the inaugural Coastal Leadership Program. This individual will assist the Sr. Coastal Program Manager with curriculum development, recruitment, communications, coordination, and facilitation of the Leadership Program. The fellow will help create curriculum that provides participants the skills to advocate about coastal issues to their state representative and the Coastal Commission. This pilot project will be based in Southern California focusing on San Diego, Orange, and LA County.


To help increase capacity within the Coastal Program at Audubon CA, the fellow will assist in the communications of the leadership program from social media to blog posts. They will assist in the outreach and recruitment to colleges, community organizations, and Audubon campus and local chapters. They will help develop the application, coordinate interviews, and help select the first cohort of Coastal Advocates. They will then work with other Audubon staff members to develop the program curriculum and materials. Lastly, the fellow will help coordinate and implement the program alongside Audubon staff, volunteers, and partners.



This position is paid for by Civic Spark.

Essential Functions

  • Assist in Communications – publish social media posts, emails, newsletters, and blog posts.
  • Outreach – Outreach and recruit for applicants to college, community college, community organizations, and Audubon campus and local chapters
  • Candidate Selection – develop the application for interested individuals, coordinate interviews, and help select the first cohort of participants for the leadership program.
  • Curriculum Development – assist in the development of the program’s curriculum and materials.
  • Coordination – assist in the coordination of the leadership program once it launches. Help coordinate meetings, sessions, and field trips.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Experience in communications (social media, blog posts, newsletters, or publications)
  • Experience working and engaging with diverse communities
  • Has an environmental science, sustainability, biology, ornithology, or similar science background
  • Experience or interest in coastal issues
  • Skills in curriculum development, project management, and facilitation

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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