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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Reporting to the Senior Manager of the Western Rivers Program at Audubon Rockies, the Program Specialist is responsible for overseeing the Western Water on-the-ground project management, implementation, grant coordination and proposals, internal and external communications, and coalition collaboration with a principal focus on water and freshwater habitat issues in Colorado. The Program Specialist will need to demonstrate strong project management skills, and an understanding of river restoration, hydrology, watershed science, working agriculture, and partnership-building. As part of the team, they will work with a broad array of internal and external partners to improve coordination and collaboration, to contribute to Audubon’s efforts to use science, projects, and communications to improve the reliability of water supplies for birds, freshwater habitats, and people across the Audubon Rockies territory, as well as produce timely work products throughout the year.
Additionally, the Program Specialist will work in partnership with water stakeholders and like-minded organizations in pursuit of Audubon’s project objectives, including assisting in advocacy on behalf of Audubon to local, state, and federal government officials, agency staff, and decision-makers.
$55,000-$65,000 / year
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