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 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.
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