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.
Reporting to the Vice President, Climate, the Senior Director of Climate Strategy, will be responsible for leading efforts to implement Audubon’s climate program objectives through and with state and local Audubon offices and chapters. They will identify and communicate state and local climate policy opportunities across our network footprint, and work with the appropriate state and national staff to develop and implement effective strategies that lead to on the ground climate policy wins.
The Senior Director will also serve as part of Audubon’s climate team with particular focus on acceleration of transmission capacity in support of rapid deployment of renewable energy (solar, wind, and offshore) projects with a particular focus on supporting state program engagement. The Senior Director will provide leadership to the team including representing Audubon to external audiences and funders, providing technical advice to local and regional offices, and supervise a growing team of transmission advocates working at the regional level. They must have a background in state level climate and energy policy, including fluency in regulatory environments impacting projects (state, federal, FERC, RTOs, etc.) and be a strong strategic planner and manager.
In addition, the Senior Director must possess a thorough understanding of our distributed national network, building and leading internal and external coalitions, campaign execution, and demonstrated expertise in a variety of climate change mitigation and energy policy issues - including renewable energy policy, transmission energy efficiency, and industrial emissions. This role will focus on supporting the implementation of Audubon's climate priorities through our organizations state and regional network for successful execution. They will also be responsible for supporting the development of state based advocacy efforts in support of clean energy and transmission projects aligned with Audubon priorities.
This is a remote position.
Salary range based on geo-differentials:
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