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 Iain Nicolson Audubon Center is located at Audubon’s Rowe Sanctuary, approximately 20 minutes east of Kearney, NE. The mission of Iain Nicolson Audubon Center at Rowe Sanctuary is to conserve and restore the Platte River ecosystem, focusing on cranes, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth's biological diversity. The nearly 3000-acre sanctuary is located along the Platte River south of Gibbon, Nebraska. It is open year-round, featuring nature education programs, community science, outdoor activities, and nature trails. Rowe Sanctuary is critical to Audubon’s education and conservation initiatives in Nebraska and throughout the Platte River Basin and Great Plains. The Sanctuary welcomes thousands of visitors annually through the annual crane migration and existing education programs. The Sanctuary is well positioned to expand and diversify visitation, educational programming, and outreach onsite and in communities throughout south-Central Nebraska.
The Education Manager works to develop, implement, and lead a broad range of programs for youth and adults, reflecting the strategic goals of the national Flight Plan, Rowe Sanctuary’s strategic plan, and local conservation issues. The Education Manager is responsible for the creation, development, and leadership of Rowe’s education and outreach programs, Rowe’s large volunteer program, and community science program. The Education Manager will manage all education programming at Rowe and in surrounding communities in south-central Nebraska, ensuring accessibility and utilization by diverse groups throughout the area. The Education Manager will work closely with local school systems, institutions of higher learning, and local community organizations and businesses to ensure the success of Audubon’s educational and outreach programming. The Education Manager will supervise the Senior Coordinator, Outreach, and the Senior Coordinator, Volunteers & Education.
Audubon seeks a candidate who is a strategic thinker with strong motivation and commitment, who is skilled at building internal and external partnerships, and is an effective communicator.
$52,000 – $60,000 / year
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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