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 Conservation Manager, Michigan is an integral member of the Audubon Great Lakes team. They are responsible for building partnerships, engaging the network, and implementing conservation projects that realize Audubon’s ambitious goals for the region with an emphasis on program delivery across the state of Michigan. Working closely with Michigan Department of Natural Resources, other public agencies, tribes, NGO partners, Audubon’s network of chapters and volunteers, the Conservation Manager will restore habitat for birds and people, while building a diverse constituency that stewards habitat and builds strong public policy across the five-state Great Lakes region (WI, IL, IN, MI, OH).
The Conservation Manager will manage and further develop ongoing conservation projects in Audubon’s key geographies: Eastern Lake Michigan, Saint Marys River and the Straits of Mackinac, Saginaw Bay, and Detroit – St. Clair Flats. This role will also build new relationships and secure funding to expand Audubon’s on-the-ground conservation work in priority regions of Michigan and beyond as identified in Audubon’s Great Lakes conservation plan. Working with the Great Lakes policy and engagement teams, they will build support that helps realize Audubon’s Climate, Coasts, Water and Working Lands conservation objectives and policy goals. The Conservation Manager will grow and diversify Audubon’s conservation partnerships, community science participation, stewardship engagement and advocacy efforts.
This role will report to the Senior Manager, Conservation.
$60,000 - $70,000 / year
This position is represented by the Communication Workers of America (CWA).
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