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.
For over 40 years, Audubon's Rowe Sanctuary (Rowe) has protected critical habitat within the Platte River Valley for birds and other wildlife that depend on it. Rowe Sanctuary encompassed approximately 3,000 acres of prairie and riverine habitat, which is managed for Sandhill Cranes, the endangered Whooping Cranes, shorebirds, and grassland birds. Every spring, the Sandhill Crane migration provides rich opportunities to engage an international audience of more than 30,000 people who visit the Iain Nicolson Audubon Center (Center) on Rowe Sanctuary. The strong partnership between Rowe Sanctuary and local communities provides significant income for the Center and is an important local economic driver.
The Center Director at Rowe must be an innovative leader who can work in partnership with key internal and external stakeholders. The Center Director will ensure alignment with Audubon’s national strategic plan, lead the implementation of Rowe Sanctuary’s Strategic Plan, and share the vision and mission of Rowe Sanctuary widely. The Center Director will deliver the highest possible value to the central Nebraska community by cultivating strong partnerships with local community leaders, state and federal agency representatives, educators, researchers, surrounding landowners, and Central Platte Valley conservation partners. The Center Director will advocate for sustainable water use for Platte River conservation and expand Rowe’s conservation impact, in part by reaching out and engaging a variety of audiences.
Reporting directly to the Vice President and Executive Director of Audubon Great Plains, the Center Director is the administrative lead for the Center, managing all aspects of Center operations including oversight of the land, habitat, facilities, trails and grounds, management of volunteers and contractors and management of capital projects. The Center Director will oversee the Center’s budget, and multiple revenue streams and fundraise in partnership with members of the Development Team. The Center Director will supervise an education team, a conservation team, and an operations manager, and receive support from nationally based finance and development staff. Optional Onsite housing is available for the Center Director.
$85,000-$87,000 / year
Habitat, Land and Facilities Management
Program Development, Coordination, and Delivery
Leadership and Staff Management
Budget and Fundraising
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