Audubon Florida seeks a Shorebird Biologist to support beach-nesting season and nonbreeding season bird conservation work in the Eastern Florida Panhandle. The Shorebird Biologist will work remotely in the Apalachicola region of southern Franklin County and travel to complete the majority of work on and around beaches and islands including: Little St. George Island, Dog Island, Flag Island Critical Wildlife Area, St. George Island Causeway Critical Wildlife Area and other sites as assigned.
From February to August, or later if nesting activity continues (“breeding season”), the Shorebird Biologist will be responsible for performing independent beach-nesting bird monitoring and protection work primarily in Franklin County, Florida. Responsibilities include the following, in addition to other as-needed duties:
- Posting symbolic fencing around beach-nesting bird sites and maintaining said posting;
- Monitoring nest sites weekly, at minimum, for evidence of disturbance or predation;
- Documenting nonbreeding Piping, Snowy, and Wilson’s plovers, and Red Knots, and other focal species;
- Performing weekly bird surveys to collect demographic data according to specified protocol, and banded bird resightings as directed; and
- Protecting sites from disturbance through predation management and game camera monitoring in cooperation with site managers and partner agencies, educating beachgoers about coastal bird species while encouraging compliance with posted areas, and engaging in outreach to user groups through presentations at organizational meetings.
From mid-August through mid-February (“non-breeding season”), they will be responsible for completing biweekly winter coastal bird surveys and banded bird resightings focusing on Red Knot, Piping Plover, and Snowy Plover, primarily in Franklin County, Florida, and elsewhere in the Florida Panhandle as needed; assisting with volunteer recruitment, management, and training; carrying out equipment maintenance; and giving public presentations and beach walks as outreach to key user groups that may impact conservation of coastal birds in the Florida Panhandle.
This is a full-time, grant-funded opportunity through December 31, 2023.
The Business Analyst is an IT role that serves in a lead project and support function across business units for addressing business process and IT systems needs and implementing system enhancements and bug fixes. This includes troubleshooting issues with supported systems and handing off issues to senior analysts, administrators, and/or application support or engineering teams, as necessary. The Business Analyst will also help implement computer system requirements by defining and analyzing system problems and designing and testing standards and solutions. The person in this role will work on core IT projects that support Audubon’s operations across the organization, including its network of field offices, and will report to the Director of IT & Application Development.
The Center and/or Farm Assistant will provide customer service to visitors and maintain the Discovery Center or Farm lobby for the public. In addition, this position will promote Aullwood’s mission to increase understanding and preservation of the planet by children and adults through education, research, and conservation.
This is a part-time position working weekday and weekend shifts at two sites, no more than 20 hours per week.
The John James Audubon Center (Center) wishes to hire a part-time Center Assistant to support visitor services at the site and will work with the Visitor Services Manager as their assistant. This position will involve weekend work.
The Center Associate (part-time) will provide high-quality administrative support to the Audubon Greenwich Center and programs. Specifically, they will be responsible for providing excellent customer service, executing rental contracts, staffing the Center’s front desk on weekends, and encouraging visitors to connect with the Center’s mission and educational materials. The position is located in Greenwich, CT, reports to the Center Director and will have a 25 hour/week schedule, Thursdays through Sundays.
About the location and the hours:
**The position will be located at Audubon Greenwich location and will report to the Center Director.
**The position is considered PART TIME and will work up to 25 hour/week schedule, **Thursdays through Sundays with Saturday and Sunday being most critical. May have flexibility to accommodate workdays, as needed, outside of weekends.
The Development Coordinator will play an important role in Audubon’s fund development program in Nebraska. This position will report to the National Audubon Society’s Director of Development, Audubon Nebraska and will work closely with Audubon Nebraska leaders and with development staff throughout the Central Flyway. This is a full-time position located in Omaha, Nebraska.
Reporting to the Director, Digital Platforms, the Digital Platforms Data Manager will provide industry-leading technical support, systems administration, and training to support Audubon’s EveryAction/VAN users. The person in this role will help Audubon’s educators, volunteer coordinators, grassroots organizers, and Audubon Center directors engage local communities across the country with beautifully templated emails, intelligent segmentation and automation, and accessible online interfaces, in collaboration with Audubon’s national marketing, advocacy, and fundraising teams.
"Remote work considered for qualified candidates"
The Director, Labor Relations will be direct the negotiation and administration of the collective bargaining agreement(s) with Audubon’s union(s). They will be responsible for implementing the labor relations strategy for the organization including contract administration/interpretation, data collection, support of the collective bargaining process and dispute/grievance resolutions.
The Director, Labor Relations will regularly interact with Audubon senior leadership; state and national labor leaders; and other key internal and external stakeholders regarding labor relations strategy and labor/management matters of significance.
This role will report to the Chief People and Culture Officer.
Reporting to the Email Marketing Manager, the Email Marketing Coordinator is charged with supporting the production and distribution of national and network email communications ensuring Audubon reaches and engages target audiences. In other words, keeping our list of 800,000 subscribers happy, healthy, and primed to engage in digital advocacy or fundraising.
The ideal candidate will be a creative and dynamic writer who will bring an analytical approach to content creation and have experience building and deploying emails within an CRM. They will be responsible for supporting Audubon’s engagement email and messaging programs as measured by engaging target audience and steadily increasing active email subscribers.
This is an exciting opportunity for a talented professional to join an organization in a great period of growth and is interested in serving in a highly visible role across Audubon – regularly interfacing with key advocacy, science, network, and fundraising teams to ensure email communications support organizational goals.
**To be considered for this opportunity, kindly submit a cover letter with your application. The hiring team is open to remote applicants on the East Coast/Time Zone.
The Engagement Manager is responsible for regional efforts to engage and activate Audubon chapters and members while expanding the sphere of influence of the Audubon network within the region. Reporting to the Vice President / Executive Director of Audubon Upper Mississippi River (UMR), they will serve as a part of UMR’s senior leadership team and work closely with regional and national staff to support a strong chapter network, communicate with supporters across the region, engage members in Audubon’s advocacy initiatives, and create healthy community-based initiatives that support bird conservation.
Working with the Policy Director and UMR conservation team members, they will develop a strategy to engage Audubon chapters and members with an emerging Upper Mississippi River conservation initiative. The Engagement Manager will be responsible for developing partnerships and providing training and capacity-building opportunities, tools, and mechanisms to build the connectedness, capacity, diversity, and size of the Audubon network in the region. The Engagement Manager will collaborate closely with the Vice President / Executive Director to successfully engage our bipartisan network and conservation partners for successful policy campaigns and conservation leadership. They will oversee the development and delivery of UMR’s community engagement programs, with a specific focus on the Lights Out initiative.
The ideal candidate will be a skilled, experienced manager and a strategic thinker and have a background in working with communities, campaigns, and collaborative partnerships across the region and the Upper Mississippi River watershed.
The Grange Insurance Audubon Center seeks an energetic and qualified candidate to oversee the efforts of front desk during weekend open hours and special events. This position reports to the center director and works closely with guests and vendors to ensure a positive experience, that guests are good stewards of the 18,000 sq ft. LEED-Certified building and in promoting our mission and membership. Additionally, this position will have an opportunity to assist special projects, data entry for membership and attendance.
This position is scheduled approximately (18-20 hours a week) on the weekends. This position is scheduled in day/evening on the weekends between 10am-6pm with occasional evening weekday or weekend.
Audubon Mid-Atlantic’s mission—like that of its parent organization, the National Audubon Society—is to protect the places that people and birds need today and tomorrow, through science, advocacy, education, and on-the-ground conservation. Where birds thrive, people prosper. Audubon is committed to the sustainability of our planet and is working to mitigate the growing harmful impact of climate change. Audubon Mid-Atlantic serves a broad constituency of more than 100,000 members. Our grassroots network includes 26 local Audubon chapters and we serve over 75,000 people annually through our conservation, education, and advocacy programs. Our Pennsylvania centers—The Discovery Center in Philadelphia, and the John James Audubon Center in Montgomery County—along with Patterson Park Audubon Center in Baltimore, represent three of Audubon’s 41 centers.
This two-year position is funded by the FAO Schwarz Fellowship program and National Audubon Society and is designed to provide new college graduates who have the potential to become future social impact leaders with exposure to nonprofit organizations and training. The transformative Fellowship experiences combine direct service and special projects with professional development, mentoring and networking opportunities and help the Fellow launch a successful career in the nonprofit sector. For more information: faoschwarzfellowship.org
Applicants must submit a cover letter. In the cover letter they should address: name, email, phone, pronouns, name of college/university, state or country of college/university, name of hometown, state or country of hometown, college, major(s), how the candidate heard about the role, and race/ethnicity and first generation college student status (disclosure on these this is optional).
In addition to that, they need to answer the following three questions.
- Question 1: How did you learn about the FAO Schwarz Fellowship, and why are you interested in being a FAO Schwarz Fellow?
- Question 2: Why are you interested in being the FAO Schwarz Fellow at Audubon Mid Atlantic? Why does their mission engage you?
- Question 3: What background and experiences would you bring to the direct service and special project work at this organization?
You will be asked to upload a resume and cover letter in PDF format. Please name your files as follows:
Application Deadline is February 10th, 2022
The Finance Manager is responsible for performing a broad range of fiscal, budgetary and analytical duties for Audubon’s field offices. They will support the Director of Financial Planning and Analysis for State offices, and are responsible for the organization, preparation, review and control of annual operating budgets, as well as the semi-annual forecasts.
They are responsible for regular reporting for both internal and external stakeholders, variance analysis, and will interact with State leaders and office staff to facilitate financial planning and clarify/resolve financial issues. The ideal candidate has a high degree of financial acumen, strong financial systems skills, communicates frequently and well, and is very well-organized. The position reports to the Director of Financial Planning and Analysis for State offices.
The Finance Manager manages the budgets and financial position including analytical duties of several field offices.
The Forest Program Associate will help implement forest conservation efforts as part of the Healthy Forests Initiative – a critical component to Audubon’s Working Lands conservation strategy. Specifically, this position will help deliver outcomes associated with grants from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, US Forest Service, and Natural Resources Conservation Service, as well as other related programmatic work. The Forest Program Associate will support the development of habitat management plans and conduct outreach and education programs that target forest owners and managers, both public and private, to promote sustainable forest management techniques that create and improve habitat required by priority forest bird species (Prairie Warbler, Golden-winged warbler, American Woodcock, Black-throated Blue Warbler, Cerulean Warbler, and Wood Thrush). They will also assist with training foresters on bird-friendly management practices, conduct field assessments, develop habitat management recommendations for forest owners and land trusts, and work with foresters and other land managers to implement forest management. A key contributor to forest work within the Atlantic Flyway, the Forest Program Associate will work closely with forest program staff in CT, NY, and other Audubon state and regional programs. Additionally, this position will collaborate with partners, organizations, and agencies that share Audubon’s forest conservation objectives.
Specifics for the role:
**This is a grant funded position currently funded for three years. There is an opportunity for renewal pending additional funding.
**This position will work remotely (e.g. home office) with the ability to travel to project sites in northeastern New York and throughout Connecticut.
The Land Management Intern will be responsible for assisting with Audubon’s robust forest management and restoration program with a focus on inventory and restoration work at the Silver Bluff Center and Sanctuary in Aiken, SC. Main duties will be assisting the Sanctuary Manager and Assistant Manager in ongoing forest stand inventory, prescribed burning, tree planting and general facilities maintenance activities. This is a full-time, Intern position that will begin approximately December 2021. The individual selected for this position will be expected to perform a variety of tasks under the guidance and supervision of the Sanctuary Manager/Assistant Manager.
It is our intention that the Intern will come away from this experience with an enhanced understanding of South Carolina’s $21 billion dollar Forest Products Industry, but more importantly Audubon’s mission and work, and the role that forest management plays in protecting birds and the places they need to survive.
We will provide housing at our rustic, scenic Audubon cabin, should the selected person need.
The Manager, Public Programs will play a lead role in the development and execution of events and programs that drive attendance, expand the guest experience and grow and diversify the audience at the Audubon Center at Debs Park. Specifically, the Manager of Public Programs will be responsible for the development of innovative programs that support and align the Center’s educational and public programs with Audubon California and National strategies and initiatives.
Additionally, they will work with the Center Director to build the centers flagship programs around Youth Leadership Development. The candidate must be a strategic thinker who is skilled at building internal and external partnerships and is an effective communicator.
The Policy Director, Alaska will lead and define policy efforts and overall governmental affairs functions to advance Audubon’s mission and bird conservation objectives in Alaska. Reporting to the Vice President and Executive Director of Audubon Alaska, they will serve as a part of Alaska’s senior leadership team and work closely with all staff to design strategic conservation campaigns.
The Policy Director will lead the development and execution of a state and federal policy agenda to advance both state and federal priorities, focusing on public lands, climate conservation priorities, and protection for Important Bird Areas (IBAs) and at-risk species. The Director is responsible for coordinating and implementing policy efforts with staff across National Audubon and Alaska programs. This includes engaging chapters, grassroots networks, partners, proactively communicating issues and positions, and helping attract contributions to execute successful policy campaigns and conservation outcomes. The Policy Director will also be tasked with government affairs activities in coordination with our national policy team leadership, and efficiently organize our membership in Alaska and across the U.S. to take action on issues that impact birds and communities in the state.
The ideal candidate is a skilled, experienced manager and strategic thinker with in-depth experience and knowledge of Alaska wildlife conservation, environmental, energy and/or climate policy. They will also have experience working across Alaska’s diverse social and ecological geographies.
Willingness to travel, including regular visits to Alaska (if based in Washington DC), and comfort working evenings and weekends as job responsibilities demand.
**Please submit a cover letter with your application for consideration.**
The Project Director plays a strategic role working in the Office of the CEO and closely with Audubon’s Executive Team to guide, manage, and implement a portfolio of key projects with organization-wide scope. Strong business acumen is required to manage multiple projects simultaneously while maintaining a high degree of integrity and confidentiality.
The Director will have broad exposure to and the ability to impact all parts of the organization. Specifically, the Director will provide expert project management, in close consultation with outside consultants and a Steering Committee comprised of board and staff, for Audubon’s next strategic plan. The Project Director will report to the Chief of Staff in the Office of the CEO.
The National Audubon Society is seeking a full-time, motivated, and hands-on Recruiter. Position will report to the Manager, Talent Acquisition. The Recruiter will provide critical HR support to key team members and employees throughout the National Audubon Society and will play a key role in achieving Audubon’s strategic goals by identifying top talent, promoting a high-performance culture, and handling day-to-day recruiting duties. They will work across disciplines and must be proficient in candidate generation and sourcing, and be able to deliver quality, diverse candidates with minimal lead time. This role is ideal for a process-oriented individual that can handle a high volume across multiple geographies without sacrificing candidate experience.
The Audubon Center at Riverlands is seeking one full-time Seasonal Biological Technician to assist in our long-term bottomland forest bird surveys for the Upper Mississippi River system. Working under the Conservation Science Associate, Biological Technicians will assist in conducting point-count surveys on islands and areas along the Mississippi River during the spring/summer. Technicians will also assist in associated data entry and quality assurance, as well as data analysis. This position starts May 2nd and could last until August 30th (dates may vary due to river conditions) with some weekend and holiday work being required. Housing is not provided. Applicants will be accepted until the position is filled.
The Seasonal Bird Monitor is responsible for performing daily surveys of the Tampa Port Authority Dredge Material Management Area 3D during the nesting season while the United States Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE) dredging contractor is actively disposing into the island. They will conduct interior and exterior surveys with access to the islands via boat to ensure nesting birds are not disturbed by dredging activities.
As part of the Audubon Alliance for Coastal Waterbirds, the Seasonal Boat Operator & Coastal Waterbird Technician is responsible for aiding Connecticut Dept. of Energy and Environmental Protection Wildlife Division and US Fish and Wildlife Service efforts to inventory, monitor, and steward coastal waterbirds (American Oystercatcher, Piping Plover, Least Tern, Common Tern, and Black Skimmer) across the Connecticut shoreline.
This position will focus mainly on American Oystercatcher monitoring and management. The American Oystercatcher is a shorebird that nests on beaches and rocky, offshore islands in Connecticut. To monitor these birds, a motor boat is used to access the island sites. The boat will also be used to carry supplies such as string fencing stakes and banding materials to islands and beaches. The Technician will be responsible for assisting with boat maintenance and operation to safely conduct these activities, as well as assisting with monitoring of all focal species, American Oystercatcher banding, and all other aspects of the Coastal Program.
This is a great opportunity to work with several species of shorebirds and waterbirds in a unique estuarine ecosystem. The Boat Operator & Coastal Waterbird Technician is a seasonal, full-time position starting by April 4th through September 30th, 2022.
Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary is a private not-for-profit Audubon Sanctuary encompassing 13,000 acres in Southwest Florida’s western Everglades. Being a part of the Corkscrew team means making a difference for conservation. The Campus Host position is a part-time seasonal position assisting with essential end-of-day and center-related functions related to guest safety and facility support and security. Campus Hosts support the Blair Visitor Center by ensuring that all visitors have made it off the boardwalk at the close of business hours, and securing the gates and parking lot. Campus Hosts serve as on-call resources on weekends and after hours for alarms or unexpected needs that arise from interns or guests such as visiting scientists. Campus Hosts share on-call and closing responsibilities in shifts with others. Campus Hosts can expect to work an average of two to five hours per scheduled shift. When not working, opportunities abound for Campus Hosts interested in volunteering in public education, resource management, maintenance, and more. This is an exciting seasonal opportunity to work with a leader within the conservation industry.
Campus Hosts are required to live on-site in their personal RV (Recreational Vehicle) on one of Audubon’s two RV pads. The RV pads are nestled in the pine flatwoods near the housing area. Each site is equipped with water, sewer and electricity hook-ups as well as a private outdoor patio and grill. Corkscrew is a remote sanctuary.
The Seasonal Center Assistant, Admissions will support the Blair Audubon Visitor Center operations and guest services including Admissions, its Nature Store and Gallery Cafe sales, general visitor and volunteer assistance, and membership sales.
COVID-19 mitigation at the Center includes frequent sanitation, a Plexi glass partition, Merv-13 filtration system, timed ticketing, mask requirement inside the Visitors Center, and the closure of some amenities.
This is a seasonal position working 40 hours per week starting January 3, 2022. Ability to work evenings and weekends required.
South Louisiana is a popular destination for tourists, fishermen, and beachgoers. Birds including Least Terns, Wilson's Plovers, and Common Nighthawks nest on these beaches, creating the potential for disturbance by recreational users of private and public lands.
In partnership with other organizations, the Coastal Bird Technician will help buffer beach-nesting bird sites against the threats of human disturbance, and work with community members to provide protection efforts and offer outreach and education opportunities to visitors (contingent on the status of the Covid-19 pandemic). The program will have a strong bird-monitoring component, which will involve tracking nests, chicks, and their fates, to understand the impacts of human disturbance, predation, and other environmental stresses on breeding productivity.
Supervised by the Coastal Stewardship Manager, the Coastal Bird Technician will demonstrate and gain skills in outreach and education (virtual and/or in-person), as well as have opportunities to intimately monitor and protect charismatic beach-nesting bird species.
We will hire one or two full-time seasonal positions based in Grand Isle and one or two full-time seasonal positions based in Cameron Parish. The position will start in 1 April and terminate in early August (~20 weeks).
As part of the Audubon Alliance for Coastal Waterbirds, the Seasonal Coastal Waterbird Technician is responsible for aiding Connecticut Dept. of Energy and Environmental Protection Wildlife Division and US Fish and Wildlife Service efforts to inventory, monitor, and steward coastal waterbirds (Piping Plover, American Oystercatcher, Least and Common Terns, and Black Skimmers) across the Connecticut shoreline.
Audubon Connecticut will also be participating in the Atlantic Flyway Disturbance Project (AFDP) funded by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. The purpose of this project is to implement strategies to reduce human disturbance impacts on nesting and migrating shorebirds. Social science based strategies will be employed at two sites in conjunction with disturbance and behavioral monitoring to assess effectiveness.
This is a great opportunity to work with several species of shorebirds and waterbirds in a unique estuarine ecosystem. The Seasonal Coastal Waterbird Technician is a seasonal, full-time position starting on April 4th through September 30th, 2022.
Audubon Florida supports management of beach-nesting birds at many locations on the Gulf Coast and Northeast Atlantic Coast of Florida by surveying, posting, stewarding and protecting nesting areas from disturbance. To better monitor and protect the nesting shorebirds along beaches and other nest sites Audubon is hiring a seasonal Beach Anchor Steward to work at beach-nesting bird sites within Collier County, Florida. The site most likely requiring stewardship is Big Marco Pass CWA. Nesting species may include Wilson’s Plover and Black Skimmer. The primary responsibility of the Anchor Steward is to organize and train volunteers in order to help monitor nesting birds and to conduct public outreach around the shore/seabird nesting areas. Additional responsibilities include aiding with additional sea/shorebird surveys with the supervisor, assisting external partners with research and management, and data management at the discretion of the supervisor.
This is a full-time, 40 hour per week, seasonal position focused on weekend days and holidays, including Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day, if nesting persists until the latter holiday. The position is expected to begin on April 15, 2022 and continue through the end of nesting season, to be determined in consultation with supervisor. Nesting may persist into August or early September but can end early in the event of a catastrophic event or other total loss of nesting activity.
Audubon Florida supports management of beach-nesting birds at many locations on the Gulf Coast and Northeast Atlantic Coast of Florida by surveying, posting, stewarding and protecting nesting areas from disturbance. To better monitor and protect the nesting shorebirds along beaches and other nest sites, Audubon is hiring a seasonal Bird Anchor Steward to work at beach-nesting bird sites within Lee County, Florida. The site most likely requiring stewardship include Black Skimmer and Least Tern colonies within Little Estero Critical Wildlife Area and private sections of Fort Myers Beach. There are also nesting Wilson’s and Snowy Plovers in the area. The primary responsibility of the Anchor Steward is to organize and train volunteers in order to help monitor nesting birds and to conduct public outreach around the shore/seabird nesting areas.
This is a part-time, 20-hour per week, seasonal position focused on weekends and holidays, including Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day, if nesting persists through the latter. The position is expected to begin April 15, 2022 and continue through the end of nesting season, to be determined in consultation with supervisor. Nesting may persist into late-August to mid-September but can end early in the event of a catastrophic event or other total loss of nesting activity.
A lack of understanding of the temporal and spatial distribution of the Black Rail (Laterallus jamaicensis) in Louisiana has resulted in an inability to (1) study basic aspects of the species’ biology in this part of the range and (2) implement effective conservation measures to benefit this species. Without knowing when and where the Black Rail occurs in the state, restoration and management efforts will be unable to account for the habitat needs of this rare and declining species. This project seeks to build upon three years of research to locate Black Rails in coastal Louisiana, describe important habitat on which they depend, and understand their responses to fire management.
Supervised by the Marshbird Biologist, the Seasonal Marshbird Biological Assistant will work closely with Audubon Delta’s Marshbird Biologist to conduct point-count and vegetation surveys. By assisting with this project, the Seasonal Marshbird Biological Assistant will gain experience and learn from experts in the field of conservation and avian ecology, while gaining practical skills in ornithological research, monitoring techniques, and volunteer coordination.
This position is expected to work 40 hours per week for five months between February and June 2022. Please submit a cover letter with your application by January 22nd, 2022.
Audubon Florida supports management of beach-nesting birds at many locations on the Gulf Coast and Northeast Atlantic Coast of Florida by surveying, posting, stewarding and protecting nesting areas from disturbance. To better monitor and protect the nesting shorebirds along beaches and other nest sites, Audubon is hiring a seasonal Anchor Steward to work at beach-nesting bird sites within Pinellas County, Florida. Sites requiring stewardship will include Black Skimmer colonies on Indian Shores Beach and Clearwater Beach. The primary responsibility of the Anchor Steward is to organize and train volunteers in order to conduct public outreach near these colonies and to help monitor nesting and disturbance.
This is a seasonal position working 20 hours per week with a focus on weekends and holidays, including Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day, if nesting persists through the latter. The position is expected to begin May 2, 2022 and continue through the end of nesting season, to be determined in consultation with supervisor. Nesting may persist into late August or early September but can end early in the event of a catastrophic event or other total loss of nesting activity.
The Audubon Center at Riverlands is seeking two Seasonal Part-time Biological Technicians to assist in our long-term bottomland forest bird surveys for the Upper Mississippi River system. Working under the Conservation Science Associate, Seasonal Part-time Biological Technicians will assist in conducting point-count surveys on islands and areas along the Mississippi River during the spring/summer. Technicians will also assist in associated data entry and quality assurance, as well as data analysis. This position starts May 2nd until July 31st (dates may vary due to river conditions) with some weekend and holiday work being required. Housing is not provided. Applicants will be accepted until the position is filled.
Audubon Florida seeks a Seasonal Sarasota Stewardship Coordinator to support beach-nesting bird conservation work in Sarasota County. The Seasonal Coordinator will work on beaches throughout Sarasota County, a shoreline distance of about 37 miles, but predominantly in the central and northern portions of the county where shorebirds and seabirds have nested historically.
During the breeding season from March through August, the Coordinator will be responsible for independently performing bird monitoring and protection work for beach-nesting birds with responsibilities that include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Post and maintain symbolic fencing around beach-nesting bird sites;
- Monitor nest sites 2-4 times weekly or more often for evidence of disturbance or predation;
- Perform weekly or more bird surveys including number of adult pairs of shore/seabirds, number of downy chicks, number of feathered chicks, and number of fledged young; and
- Help protect sites from disturbance through stewardship activities which will include: coordinating with municipal staff or landowners to minimize disturbance; recruiting and training new volunteers; advising and partnering with volunteers to chaperon beach-nesting bird colonies during busy warm-weather weekends; educating beachgoers about these species and encouraging compliance with posted areas; and engaging in outreach to user groups through presentations at organizational meetings.
This is a seasonal, full-time, grant-funded position from approximately March 14, 2022 to mid-August 2022. This seasonal position is funded through Fall 2023 with future funding possible.
Audubon Florida supports management of beach-nesting birds at many locations on the Gulf Coast and Northeast Atlantic Coast of Florida by surveying, posting, stewarding and protecting nesting areas from disturbance. To better monitor and protect the nesting shorebirds along beaches and other nest sites Audubon is hiring a seasonal Anchor Steward to work at beach-nesting bird sites located in the southern portion of Pinellas County, Florida. Sites requiring stewardship may include Fort De Soto County Park and St. Pete Beach. Nesting species may include American Oystercatcher, Wilson’s Plover, Snowy Plover, Least Tern, and Black Skimmer. The primary responsibility of the Anchor Steward is to organize and train volunteers to conduct public outreach near shore/seabird nesting areas and to help monitor nesting.
This is a seasonal position working 40 hours per week to include weekend days and the following holidays: Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day, if nesting persists until the latter holiday. The position is expected to begin on March 21, 2022 and continue through the end of nesting season, to be determined in consultation with supervisor. Nesting may persist into late August or early September but can end early in the event of a catastrophic event or other total loss of nesting activity.
From April through September, the Seasonal Three Rooker Island Shorebird Monitoring Stewardship Coordinator is primarily responsible for assisting Florida Park Service staff with beach-nesting bird monitoring and stewardship work at sites in Pinellas County, Florida. Waterbird species surveyed include but are not limited to Black Skimmers, Royal Terns, Laughing Gull, Snowy Plovers, and American Oystercatchers. Stewardship activities will be conducted on Three Rooker Island, located within Anclote Key Preserve State Park. Surveys and monitoring will be conducted on all islands within Anclote Key Preserve State Park (Three Rooker Island, Anclote Key, and Anclote Bar) and within Honeymoon Island State Park and Caladesi Island State Park. At these sites, the coordinator is responsible for assisting Park staff with:
- Posting symbolic fencing and signage around beach-nesting bird sites and maintaining said posting.
- Monitoring and surveying nest sites weekly for evidence of disturbance or predation.
- Performing formal nesting bird surveys weekly including during five formal, one-week time windows (including color band resighting).
- Non-breeding shorebird surveys and band resightings, especially focused on state and federally listed species.
- Data entry, recordkeeping, and reporting as directed by supervisor and by Park staff.
- Helping protect sites from disturbance through stewardship activities requiring motorboat transportation to and from Three Rooker Island; organize and work closely with volunteers to chaperon beach-nesting bird colonies during busy warm-weather weekends and major holidays; educating beachgoers about these species; encouraging compliance with posted areas; and engaging in outreach to user groups as directed by supervisor.
This position performs coastal bird surveys for breeding and non-breeding waterbirds and resighting color-banded birds (including piping plovers and red knots), assists with posting and maintaining symbolic fencing, assists with volunteer recruitment and management, training, and appreciation, operates an Audubon motorboat to provide transportation for bird stewards to and from Three Rooker Island on weekend days and major holidays, and helps conduct outreach to key user groups impacting coastal birds.
This is a full-time seasonal position with a start date of April 18, 2022 and ending in mid-September of 2022, determined in consultation with supervisor and Park staff. This seasonal position is funded through Fall 2023 with future funding possible. The Stewardship Coordinator will be based out of their home in the Tampa Bay area. This is an exciting seasonal position for a professional biologist with shorebirds/seabird survey skills, as well as experience with solo operation of small vessels in nearshore marine waters subject to tides, strong currents, and inclement weather. Wet landings are required to disembark passengers at several islands.
Audubon Florida seeks a Shorebird Biologist to support beach-nesting season bird conservation work in the Florida Panhandle. The Shorebird Biologist will work remotely in the Panama City region of Bay and Gulf counties and travel to complete the majority of work on and around beaches and islands including Tyndall Critical Wildlife Area, islands and beaches and adjacent to or within Tyndall Air Force Base and Eglin Cape San Blas.
This is a full-time seasonal position working 40 hours a week between February and August 2022 including some weekend days and holidays, such as Memorial Day and Independence Day. The Shorebird Biologist will be responsible for performing beach-nesting bird monitoring and protection work primarily in Bay and Gulf counties, Florida. Responsibilities include the following, in addition to other as-needed duties:
- Breeding surveys and nest searching for imperiled bird species including Snowy Plovers, Wilson’s Plovers, Black Skimmers, Least Terns, and American Oystercatchers.
- Nonbreeding surveys for Piping Plovers, Red Knots, and other coastal bird species.
- Posting symbolic fencing around beach-nesting bird sites and maintaining said posting;
- Monitoring nest sites weekly, at minimum, for evidence of disturbance or predation;
- Performing weekly bird surveys to collect demographic data according to specified protocol, and banded bird resightings as instructed; and
- Protecting sites from disturbance through predation management and game camera monitoring in cooperation with site managers and partner agencies, educating beachgoers about coastal bird species while encouraging compliance with posted areas, and engaging in outreach to user groups.
The Seasonal Warden will be responsible for patrolling the colonial wading bird and beach-nesting bird colonies in Hillsborough Bay and interacting with the boating and recreating public to prevent disturbance to nesting birds. This is a part-time, seasonal position that requires the employee to work weekends and holidays when traffic around the nesting islands is at its peak.
Reporting to Audubon’s Director of Gift Planning, the Senior Coordinator, Development - Gift Planning will manage a portfolio of gift planning donors and prospects, and will play a lead role in supporting Audubon’s Charitable Gift Annuity (CGA) program, including the coordination of state reporting requirements with outside vendors. An essential member of the gift planning team, the Senior Coordinator will work with the Director to broaden the scope and effectiveness of Audubon’s gift planning initiatives, support gift planning communication efforts with Audubon donors and colleagues, and will be responsible for administrative support to the Director. The Senior Coordinator will be responsible for working collaboratively with a wide array of individuals across National Audubon Society, including development colleagues, natural partners and program leaders with fundraising roles.
The Senior Director, Talent Acquisition (TA) is a critical part of our Human Resources team, responsible for catalyzing and owning all things Talent from delivery against hiring targets to identifying the strategic changes necessary to help Audubon achieve results at scale. Reporting to the Vice President of Human Resources, the Senior Director plays an integral role, guiding a critical team through a period of transformation. The ideal candidate will be able to combine great empathy for stakeholders and hiring managers, deep recruiting expertise, and creative and strategic thinking to drive our organization forward.
The Senior Director, Talent Acquisition is responsible for developing all facets of full-cycle recruiting, while managing an active requisition load and supervising the TA team. The Senior Director, Talent Acquisition will develop specific recruiting strategies for each client group and implement them by utilizing knowledge of candidate pools and sourcing strategies to generate an extensive pipeline of qualified candidates. The Senior Director will also implement key TA related initiatives throughout the Audubon network.
Audubon is looking for an experienced writer and editor to be an integral part of the Office of the CEO. Reporting to the Chief of Staff and working in close collaboration with the Communications and Marketing teams, this role will be responsible for the development of communications to advance organizational goals through the CEO. This includes communications that will elevate the Audubon’s external profile through the CEO as well as ensuring clear and frequent communication from Audubon leadership to staff and board members. This is a unique opportunity to play a very active role supporting a CEO and conservation organization during an exciting time of growth and transformation.
This position reports to the Accounting Manager and requires a high level of accountability and responsibility.
The Staff Accountant will be a business partner to Audubon’s field locations and act as a liaison between the field and National Headquarters. They will primarily focus on assisting field locations in accounting, grants, reporting, and other areas as needed. The Staff Accountant will be highly involved into the monthly close process. The Staff Accountant will collaborate with other members of the Finance Department on a regular basis, and provide excellent support to staff across the organization.
The Temporary Assistant Land Steward will provide support to the Senior Sanctuary Manager to and help oversee the daily operations of the Paul J. Rainey Wildlife Sanctuary.
This is a full-time position and will require transportation, of seven miles, by boat to the Sanctuary where work will be performed, and overnight stays of one or more nights at a time at the Sanctuary.
The Web Product Director will oversee the growth and strategic effectiveness of Audubon’s web presence (Audubon.org, and its network of 60+ state office and nature center sites). Reporting to the VP of Digital Products and working closely with the Editorial Site Director, the Web Product Director will ensure that Audubon’s web presence is effectively engaging both existing and new audiences.
The role requires a mix of excellent digital marketing instincts, solid project management skills, an intuitive sense for user experience, and fluency in the tools of the modern web. A deep understanding of Audubon’s digital audiences, gained via research and testing, will form a key foundation of the Web Product Director’s work.