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.
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The Iain Nicolson Audubon Center is located at Audubon’s Rowe Sanctuary, approximately 20 minutes east of Kearney, NE. The mission of the Iain Nicolson Audubon Center at Rowe Sanctuary is to conserve and restore the Platte River ecosystem, focusing on cranes, other wildlife, their habitats, and the earth's biological diversity. The nearly 3000-acre sanctuary is located along the Platte River south of Gibbon, Nebraska. 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 and outreach programs. Visitation and crane season programming is supported by several hundred volunteers, some of whom reside seasonally at Rowe each migration season. Volunteers also assist with other education and outreach efforts and conservation program tasks throughout the remainder of the year. The Sanctuary is well positioned to expand and diversify its current volunteer network, visitation, facility event rental program, educational programming, and outreach onsite and in communities throughout south-central Nebraska.
This is an on-site position based at the Audubon Iain Nicholson Center at Rowe Sanctuary.
Reporting to the Education Manager, the Senior Coordinator, Volunteers & Education leads the development, implementation, and maintenance of a robust and diverse volunteer program, supporting the annual crane migration, visitor engagement, outreach and education, operations, and Rowe’s conservation program. They will manage volunteer recruitment, retention, and ensure that volunteer opportunities reach non-traditional audiences and reflect Audubon’s EDIB values. They will manage, organize, and implement all volunteer training and enrichment programs throughout the year, including pre-crane season annual training.
$43,000 – $50,000 / year
This position is represented by the Communications Workers of America (CWA).
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