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.
The Senior Director, Conservation Funding and Partnerships leads development and implementation of Audubon’s strategy to build and deepen partnerships with new, existing, and emerging state, federal, and multi-national public agencies to influence and/or implement impactful, high-priority projects across the organization’s priority geographies.
The Senior Director works across departments and at times lead cross-organizational teams to identify, develop, and drive innovative public partnerships and funding investments in Audubon’s conservation work across the Americas. Under the Senior Director’s leadership, Audubon aspires to more than double public partnerships, cooperative agreements and opportunities to implement transformational public funding through Audubon-delivered conservation projects over the next five years as part of Flight Plan, its new strategic plan.
The Senior Director will use their entrepreneurial and visionary leader capabilities to develop strong partnerships with colleagues across the organization and focus teams on the most impactful opportunities for public funding investment. They will work to leverage established relationships with government agencies and foundations distributing public funding and will secure public funding partnerships for large-scale projects that involve multiple partners and community stakeholders.
The Senior Director reports to the Deputy Chief Conservation Officer and will also receive guidance from the Development team.
Salary range based on geo-differentials:
$160,000-$170,000/year=Alaska, CA (not San Francisco), Connecticut, D.C., Chicago, Oyster Bay, NY
$170,000-$180,000/year=NYC (not Oyster Bay), San Francisco, Seattle
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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