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 Manager, Community Science role at Audubon’s National Science team is focused on supporting, promoting, and innovating Audubon’s current and future Community Science programs, including Audubon’s Christmas Bird Count (CBC), Climate Watch (CW) and Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) programs. These programs should contribute directly to advancing the Flight Plan’s community milestone as well as other milestones. They serve as lead project manager to track project deadlines, materials development, promotion activities, program assessments, data submission management, and other deliverables are on track working closely with each program lead on the team. This position coordinates with Audubon’s Network, and Marketing & Communications teams, as well as with science staff and consultants. The specialist also leads trainings and assessments, including deployment of structured surveys of volunteers rooted in social science best practices, as required for program evolution.
This position provides first-line support to coordinators and volunteers. The Manager, Community Science provides support and outreach to volunteers by developing and maintaining training and outreach materials such as manuals, how-to resources, videos, FAQs and by providing direct assistance to volunteers by email and phone as needed. They are responsible for maintaining general web content and web-based training materials for these programs and for scheduling and promoting training webinars for program participants, in coordination with program leads. The manager also participates in a team environment to plan, test and support the technology assets of all of Audubon’s Community Science initiatives. This includes coordinating with the Enterprise GIS and Data analytics teams on data visualization and data curation and management.
The specialist contributes to the planning, development and review of content as part of the team in producing each issue of American Birds, Audubon’s quarterly community science eNewsletter. The position also works with Audubon’s Science team to prepare and present materials that summarize community science outcomes and stories for a variety of audiences such as the general public, participants and volunteers.
Salary range based on geo-differentials:
This position is represented by the Communication Workers of America (CWA).
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