Reporting to the Assistant Sanctuary Director, the Administrative/Development Assistant of the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary and Blair Audubon Center will be responsible for management and coordination of administrative support for the Assistant Director, Sanctuary Director and 20 person staff. S/he will ensure smooth office operations by proactively addressing needs related to technology, supply ordering, meeting logistics and day-of support, as well as tracking purchases and rectifying accounts. The Assistant will also help CSS ensure fundraising success by coordinating acknowledgment letters to donors, and supporting miscellaneous activities such as on-site recognition events.
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 Eastern Panhandle Beach Anchor Steward to work in one or more coastal areas that support beach-nesting birds in the Eastern Panhandle. The primary responsibility of the Anchor Steward is to organize volunteers in order to help monitor nesting birds and to conduct public outreach around the shore/seabird nesting areas primarily around the Eastern Panhandle.
This is a part-time, 20 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 will begin April 1, 2018 and continue through the end of nesting season. 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.
The Biological Technician will provide support for our San Francisco Bay conservation and engagement programs. Depending on the time of the year, the position will assist with restoration work including propagation of native plants, seed collection, and invasive plant removal on-site, as well as, at restoration sites. S/He will also facilitate weekend volunteer workdays, and as needed, will help with engagement programs such as Audubon Youth Leaders (AYL) and Audubon Adventure Summer Camp. The Biological Technician will assist in biophysical monitoring surveys including water quality sampling and waterbird counts. This opportunity provides a diversity of experiences in a learning environment.
This is a full-time (40 hours/week), temporary position that will run from July 10th to January 10th. Work schedule will be Tuesday through Saturday.
The Biological Technician position will include on-site housing provided by Audubon as a condition of employment to perform onsite functions including assisting with safekeeping the center (securing doors, gates, and alarms), monitoring evening facility rentals, and reporting ordinance violations on the Richardson Bay sanctuary. Living on-site will afford the opportunity to develop a first-hand understanding of the operation of the center and sanctuary as well as live in the scenic San Francisco Bay area.
Housing will be provided on the center grounds at 376 Greenwood Beach Road, Tiburon, CA 94920. Tiburon is located in Marin County, home of Muir Woods and Marin Headlands. San Francisco is 16 miles away and easily accessible by ferry. Available space includes an apartment for one person in the historic 1876 “Lyford House” with a kitchen and restroom, and an upstairs room with double beds for up to two people sharing space in the “Main Building” with shared kitchen and restroom. No minors are allowed. Utilities are paid by Audubon.
The Summer Camp Assistant will provide support to Audubon staff members responsible for the summer nature programs for children (ages 3-14) at the Sharon Audubon Center. This position will be needed approximately eight weeks over the course of the summer, Monday through Friday, for 7-8 hours per day. The Assistant will participate in and help with the games, crafts, lessons and activities with the children, as needed, and may be asked to prepare crafts such as running the photocopier or computer, cutting out projects, glueing, painting, etc. The Assistant will help ensure the safety of all campers at all times. Summer Camp Assistants also run the before and after-care portions of camp each week and oversee the care of all campers during those times.
This position runs June 25 through August 17, 2018. Hours vary and rotate among all camp assistants in order to cover before and after-care. Examples of times are 7:45am-3:15pm, 8:45am-3:15pm and 9:00am-4:30pm.
The Center Assistant reports to the Center Director and is responsible for assisting with a wide variety of tasks associated with the finalization of exhibits and projects associated with new construction at the John James Audubon Center (Audubon, PA) and The Discovery Center (Philadelphia, PA). Responsibilities will include administrative support, research, writing and editing interpretive content and assistance with asset acquisition, procurement of furniture/fixtures/equipment, exhibit installation, and collections management.
This is a part-time, temporary opportunity expected to last for up to six months and will have a 20-25 hour work week/schedule.
Audubon Greenwich has been connecting people with nature since 1942. Creating life-changing experiences that enable community members and their families to appreciate, understand and protect the natural world is at the very core of our mission. The Greenwich Audubon Center is a nature center and wildlife sanctuary owned and operated by the National Audubon Society. The nature center is located in the southwest corner of Connecticut, in the town of Greenwich. The Greenwich Audubon Center has over 15 miles of scenic hiking trails, and includes 650 acres of mixed forest, meadows, wetlands, ponds, and streams. The mission of the National Audubon Society is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of the Earth's biological diversity and humanity. The Greenwich Audubon Center strives to meet this mission through education, conservation and environmental research to encourage the responsible usage and stewardship of natural lands. The Greenwich Audubon Center offers educational programs for all ages, a seasonal newsletter, nature programs, annual Hawk Watch, live animal exhibits, a children's learning center, a nature store, and a bird viewing area.
The Center Assistant will provide high-quality administrative support to the Audubon Greenwich Center and programs. Specifically, s/he will be responsible for providing excellent customer service, executing rental contracts, staffing the Nature Store and facility rentals as needed, and ensuring the smooth operation of the Audubon Greenwich Nature Store. The position is located in Greenwich, CT, reports to the Center Director and will have a 20 hour/week schedule, Tuesdays through Saturdays.
Audubon is seeking a visionary and growth-focused Chief Operating Officer to join the team. Reporting to President & CEO, David Yarnold, the COO will be passionate about operating efficiency and deploying at scale, with a focus on building our Audubon’s strategic plan and accelerating the changes of the business and integration. In addition, s/he will also have direct oversight of finance, IT and legal functions including running the daily operations.
We seek two enthusiastic individuals to serve as Coastal Stewards for the AMCBS program. Supervised by the AMCBSP Stewardship Manager, the Coastal Stewards will work with AMCBSP staff and Audubon volunteers during the breeding season (mid April – end of August) to help protect nesting sites from the threats of human disturbance.
Stewards will work at nesting sites which are primarily in Harrison County, MS (Biloxi to Pass Christian), but some occasional office work in Moss Point will be required.
This is a full-time, seasonal position working up to 40 hours per week. Housing is not provided.
As prominent state programs within the Atlantic Flyway, Audubon NY and Audubon CT have a combined annual budget of more than $7 million and a staff of 50 professionals. Our network includes 32 local Audubon Chapters, 10 environmental education centers and/or sanctuaries, and more than 50,000 members.
The Communications Manager holds primary responsibility for state-level communications around policy and conservation priorities to Audubon members, the public, and key decision makers for Audubon New York and Audubon Connecticut. In that role, and in coordination with counterparts in the Audubon network such as communications staff in Audubon Great Lakes, Audubon Pennsylvania and at Audubon headquarters, the Manager develops state-based communications strategies for Audubon’s priority issues, frames messages, develops content, develops earned and digital media strategies, and maximizes use of marketing tools including print and digital media. S/he will work closely with the news media and relevant news outlets to deliver Audubon’s conservation message and to engage constituencies and donors. The Communications Manager is also responsible for developing print and online content and managing consultants, vendors, and staff to implement an aggressive communications program in the region. The Manager coaches program leaders to develop and deliver quality materials and generate social and digital media in support of strategies to publicize programs and conservation goals. S/he will work closely with the Vice President and Executive Director for Audubon New York and Audubon Connecticut and jointly report to the Managing Directors of Audubon NY and Audubon CT.
Reporting to the Deputy Director, the Communications Manager is responsible for the implementation of strategies that elevate Audubon Alaska’s profile within Alaska and nationally through the use of both innovative and conventional communications strategies and tactics. S/He will conduct day-to-day work in the areas of planning, marketing, writing, print/electronic communication and publication, media and public relations, production and project management.
Applications will be accepted through April 2nd. Please be sure to include a cover letter to be considered for this position.
Audubon Arizona seeks motivated interns to assist with the River Pathways high school field trip program and other conservation and education programs. The River Pathways program gets students out of their classrooms and brings them to the Rio Salado Audubon Center, the Agua Fria National Monument, the Tonto National Forest, and the Black Canyon Heritage Park where they assist Audubon, partner organizations, and federal biologists with wildlife and habitat monitoring activities. The program intends to connect students with nature and introduce them to careers in conservation and resource management.
Interns will help Audubon staff facilitate this program by serving as a front-line educator during field trips, preparing and maintaining educational and field equipment, and compiling program evaluations. Interns will also assist with other programs and events at the Rio Salado Audubon Center and with programs in Audubon Arizona’s Nature in Your Neighborhood Suite, including Downtown Owls and Urban Hummingbirds in-class presentations, Conservation Workdays, and K-8 field trips.
All training will be provided. Transportation between the Rio Salado Audubon Center (3131 S Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ) and field sites will also be provided. Positions will begin on August 20th and continue through December 14th and will involve approximately 12-20 hours of work per week.
Reporting to the Managing Director of Institutional Relations, the Corporate Giving and Partnerships Manager will be a key part of institutional fundraising in Audubon’s National Development office. This is an opportunity for a highly motivated development professional to grow a corporate fundraising strategy for a highly respected, century old organization working across the United States as well as Latin America and the Caribbean.
The position will be based out of Audubon’s Headquarters in New York City, with possible travel approximately 25% of the time.
Candidates should submit a cover letter and writing sample (preferably a funder proposal or concept) when applying.
Reporting to the Director of Philanthropy for Audubon South Carolina, the Development Associate is charged with supporting fundraising activities for Audubon South Carolina and performs a variety of fundraising tasks that contribute to the state’s operations and endowments. This position will support the Director of Philanthropy (DoP) and Executive Director (ED) in all aspects of fundraising related to annual appeals, donor research, identification, grant research, grant calendar creation, database updating, and check processing. S/he aims to improve communications with existing and potential donors, chapter leaders, Ambassadors, Bird-Friendly Community members and other partners strategic to the Audubon network in support of alignment with the Mission and Strategic Plan of ASC and the National Audubon Society (NAS).
The Director of Events and Engagement Programs is a member of Audubon’s Development team and is responsible for developing strategies for, organizing, and implementing special events, three board meetings annually, and other donor and prospect engagement opportunities including national and international trips. Reporting to the VP - Development, s/he will act as the lead project manager for these duties and will focus on creating lasting, effective partnerships with Development staff across Audubon, Program colleagues, and national/international volunteers to ensure seamless and successful fundraising and donor cultivation activities with measurable outcomes.
Audubon Great Lakes (AGL) is the regional arm of National Audubon Society, working across Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin and the lead office for Audubon’s Great Lakes conservation strategy. Audubon’s bipartisan membership base in the region spans more than 55 chapters and 112,000 people. Based in Chicago and reporting to AGL’s Executive Director, the Director of Policy is responsible for localizing national policy priorities, building state-based policy agendas, and collaborating with the Executive Director to elevate Audubon’s leadership in the region. This new position has been created to build political power to advance conservation policy to protect birds and the places they need across the region.
The Director of Policy is responsible for leading the policy efforts and overall governmental affairs functions for the five states managed by Audubon Great Lakes as well as leading conservation policy strategy across the Great Lakes Basin. As part of AGL’s senior leadership team, s/he will collaborate with the Executive Director and senior conservation policy, fundraising, and engagement leads at AGL and across National Audubon to develop a regional policy agenda to advance both state and federal priorities. The Director of Policy will collaborate closely with the Director of Engagement to successfully engage our bipartisan network and conservation partners for successful policy campaigns and conservation leadership.
The ideal candidate will be a skilled, experienced manager and a strategic thinker, and have a background in Great Lakes and water conservation, renewable energy, and/or climate change policy.
The Director of Policy will shape, lead, manage and implement strategies and actions to advance Audubon’s mission and conservation objectives in Audubon Florida. Reporting to the Vice President and Executive Director, s/he acts as a critical member of the senior leadership team and closely collaborates with a variety of key staff at the state, Flyway and national level. The Director is responsible for overseeing the policy team and coordinating and implementing policy efforts with staff across Audubon Florida’s programs, sanctuaries and/or centers. This includes engaging grassroots and partners in this work, proactively communicating issues and positions through earned and social media, and helping attract contributions to support this important work.
The Director, Conservation Strategy plays a key role in the implementation of the National Audubon Society’s conservation strategies—climate, coasts, water and working lands – in Texas. Reporting to the Vice President & Executive Director s/he will provide direct strategy services, manage conservation priorities and opportunities for the state, engaging network conservation leadership, staff and stakeholders to ensure strategies are fully integrated across the network. The Director, Conservation Strategy is an effective collaborator who works across the organization to ensure that short and long-term conservation objectives are well defined at all levels and milestones are met. The ideal candidate will have experience working with local stakeholders within the Texas conservation space. This position is located in Austin, Texas.
The Farm Discovery Center Assistant will provide customer service to visitors and maintain the Farm Discovery Center 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 recreation.
This is a part-time position working variable shifts at two sites.
The National Audubon Society (Audubon Pennsylvania) and the Philadelphia Outward Bound School are joining forces to save and sustain a vital part of our natural heritage in a unique partnership. Their missions converge in the East Park section of Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park—just blocks from the neighborhood of Strawberry Mansion—where a century-old abandoned reservoir has become a unique wildlife sanctuary and an important stopover location for birds migrating along the Atlantic Flyway.
This groundbreaking venture, known as the Discovery Center, will be a national model for partnership and collaboration, reaching more than 15,000 children, youth and adults per year between the two organizations. The Center will protect and interpret a unique habitat rarely found in a major urban area and will provide education and adventure programs that inspire self-discovery, foster personal achievement, and build community across Philadelphia.
The National Audubon Society will use The Discovery Center as a facility for research, conservation efforts, and educational programs throughout the Philadelphia region. Audubon will engage individuals and communities by offering the resources and tools necessary to analyze, preserve and restore our natural environment. Audubon’s education programs will challenge both young people and adults through hands-on exploration of the natural world in their own backyards and neighborhoods. The Discovery Center will also allow visitors to connect to Audubon’s national and international conservation initiatives, as it serves as a major migratory stopover on the Atlantic Flyway for nearly 150 species of birds and as a premier destination for bird watching throughout the region.
As part of this vision, the Education Manager will play a critical leadership role in developing, implementing and overseeing all environmental educational programming for Audubon at the Center. Reporting to the Vice President and Executive Director of Audubon Pennsylvania, s/he will be also be responsible for engaging the constituents of the area with lively and innovative environmental programming. There will be a major focus on developing lasting partnerships in order to further embed Audubon’s presence in the adjacent community and throughout the Philadelphia region.
The Earth Adventures Educator will develop and deliver dynamic, high quality environmental and agriculture interpretation and education, outdoor recreation, conservation science and advocacy programs.
The Facility/Maintenance attendant will assist the Operations Manager of the Grange Insurance Audubon Center (GIAC), a LEED-Certified 18,000 sq. ft. building and the surrounding two acre site.
This is a part-time position and will require working weekends.
From February to August, the Panhandle Florida Field Technician is the coastal bird biologist primarily responsible for beach-nesting bird monitoring and protection work at sites in Florida's Franklin and Gulf counties including: Little St. George Island, Dog Island, Lanark Reef, Phipps Preserve and other sites as assigned. At these sites, the field technician is responsible for:
- Posting symbolic fencing around beach-nesting bird sites and maintaining said posting;
- Monitoring nest sites weekly for evidence of disturbance or predation;
- Performing formal nesting bird surveys weekly including during seven, formal, one-week time windows (including color band resighting);
- Non-breeding season shore/seabird surveys and band resightings; and
- Helping protect sites from disturbance through stewardship activities, to include working closely with volunteers to chaperone 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.
From September through February, this position performs winter coastal bird surveys and resights color-banded birds, especially snowy plovers, piping plovers and red knots, assists with volunteer recruitment and management, training and appreciation, assists with the creation of educational signage about coastal birds, and helps conduct outreach to key user groups impacting coastal birds in the Florida Panhandle.
This position is funded as full-time permanent for four years (through December 2020) with extension possible contingent on a secure funding source. The Field Technician will be based out of their home in coastal Franklin County. This is an exciting position for a professional biologist with shorebirds/seabird survey skills, as well as experience kayaking and boating in nearshore marine waters and use of ATV/UTVs.
Reporting to the Vice President of Development, s/he will be a key part of institutional fundraising in the National Development office. The Officer is responsible for qualifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding major foundations and corporations. Key metrics for success will include donor engagement and revenue secured as well as proposals submitted, success rate, and number of new gifts secured. The Institutional Giving Officer will collaborate effectively with program staff and leadership across the organization. This is an opportunity for a highly motivated development professional to build and manage a portfolio of corporate and foundation prospects and donors capable of making six and seven-figure investments in Audubon’s work.
The position will be based out of Audubon’s Headquarters in New York City, with possible travel approximately 25% of time.
Candidates should submit a cover letter and writing sample (preferably an LOI or funder proposal) when applying.
We are seeking a Land Conservation Steward to assist with the implementation of bird-friendly farming practices on our 120-acre farm. The Land Conservation Steward will assist with the conversion of crop fields to enhance habitat for upland birds and support habitat for the reintroduction of quail. S/He will also support the conversion of pastureland to conifer groves and convert pastures to alternating fields of warm season and cool season grasses.
Aullwood Audubon seeks a Large Animal Veterinary technician to manage the care of a wide variety of animals, mostly large animals, in a public farm setting. S/He will be responsible for maintaining the highest quality care of all farm animals including but not limited to cattle, horses, sheep, goats, donkeys, pigs, chickens, turkeys, ducks and cats.
Audubon seeks a Managing Director to lead Audubon Vermont and build on its rich history to expand the organization’s contributions to conservation in Vermont and throughout the Atlantic Flyway. This person will lead the organization to its next level of conservation and financial success working with a group of professionals in the state, an active and supportive state advisory board, and conservation, policy, network and development colleagues along the entire flyway.
This is a high profile, pivotal opportunity for a dynamic conservation professional. As one of Audubon’s state programs with a significant leadership role in the Atlantic Flyway, an annual budget of nearly $700,000 and a staff of 7, Audubon Vermont uses its statewide Forest Bird and Champlain Valley Bird conservation initiatives, educational programming, the Green Mountain Audubon Center, 6 affiliated local Audubon Chapters, and 6,000 grassroots members to protect birds and the places they need through on-the-ground conservation, educational and outreach programs and policy advocacy.
Reporting to the Vice President of the Atlantic Flyway, the successful candidate will have the passion and organizational leadership skills necessary to work closely with the Board and staff of Audubon Vermont and leadership across the Atlantic Flyway and Audubon’s national network to articulate, develop, and implement Audubon’s conservation goals and strategies within Vermont while maintaining Audubon Vermont’s leadership role in the flyway.
Audubon offers an excellent benefits package and a competitive salary that is commensurate with experience. This position will be located in Huntington at the Audubon Vermont State Office/Green Mountain Audubon Center.
The Marketing Event Coordinator will support the development, planning, and execution of innovative pilot projects and programs with the aim of discovering and investing in the best ideas and methods from across the Audubon network for reaching and engaging new audiences.
Reporting to the National Campaigns Director, the National Campaigns Manager is responsible for building political power and advancing the National Audubon Society’s conservation priorities. As part of the National Policy team, s/he will spearhead the coordination of a multidisciplinary team to plan, implement and win Audubon’s state and federal policy campaigns. The Manager will also work closely with state office staff to execute statewide grassroots/grasstops campaigns. To be successful, the candidate should be a skilled and experienced manager, a strategic thinker, and ideally have a background in clean energy and other climate-related issues.
The Office Assistant will provide high-quality administrative support to Strawberry Plains Audubon Center's programs and operations. Specifically, s/he will be responsible for the timely processing of gifts and gift acknowledgements, payables, day-to-day office support, and ensuring the smooth operation of the Strawberry Plains Audubon Center office.
The Office Assistant will provide high-quality administrative support to Audubon Minnesota’s programs and operations. Specifically, s/he will be responsible for the timely processing of gifts and gift acknowledgements, payables, day-to-day office support, and ensuring the smooth operation of the Audubon Minnesota office.
This is a temporary, part-time position.
The Saline Lakes Policy Manager, based in Salt Lake City, Utah, will be a member of the National Audubon Society Western Water Initiative team. The Initiative’s goal is to advance balanced solutions to water use in the West to ensure birds, ecosystems, people and economies thrive. The Policy Manager will be part of Audubon’s program focused on the Saline Lakes of the Intermountain West. This network of lakes provides critically important breeding and stopover habitat for millions of migratory birds and supports local and regional economies. S/he is responsible for designated policy efforts and governmental relations functions for Utah and other aspects of the Saline Lakes Program. As part of the Saline Lakes leadership team, s/he will report to the Saline Lakes Program Director and collaborate with senior conservation policy leads for Western Water and Federal Policy to further develop the policy agenda on issues impacting saline lakes. The Policy Manager will also advocate on behalf of Audubon to local, state, and federal government officials, including agency staff and appointed and elected officials.
Please include a cover letter along with your resume when applying.
Audubon Florida is looking for a PR/Communications Intern to join our team for the summer 2018 semester. The internship will be located in our downtown Tallahassee office and is a college credit internship. The internship may expand into the fall 2018 semester based on performance, availability, and interest.
We want someone who can commit to about 15 hours, weekly and we’re flexible around fall class schedules. Ideally, the intern can be able to commit to 4-hour shifts at least three times a week.
Under the supervision of the Communications Manager, interns can expect to learn about conservation policy, protecting Florida’s nature resources, grassroots advocacy and fundraising, and managing communications in a fast-paced environment. This is an excellent opportunity for students interested in PR/Communications.
The Program Associate, MI Birds is a position established in 2016 through a partnership between National Audubon Society and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) with the goal of increasing and deepening the number of Michigan residents engaged in the understanding, care, and stewardship of public lands that are important for birds and for communities.
The Program Associate will communicate the bird conservation actions, policies, and priorities of Audubon, Michigan DNR and those formed collaboratively as part of the MI Birds Steering Committee to the public and specific stakeholder groups through presentations, meetings, events, and social media/e-communication tools. S/he will develop and manage partnerships that engage a broad diversity of Michigan residents in both urban and rural communities through a set of strategic communications, programs, events, and other activities. The Prgroam Associate will work closely with Audubon members and chapters and additional organizational members of the MI Birds Steering Committee, while also reaching new audiences for bird conservation and land stewardship.
This is a "remote worker position" and may be located in or around Lansing, Michigan.
The conservation ranching program range ecologist will work closely with local ranchers in southwest South Dakota and Nebraska to facilitate the development of “bird- friendly” grazing regimes which comply with the program protocols to benefit both birds and the rancher. The range ecologist will be responsible for developing the habitat management plan, an integral conservation tool which will be referenced by both the ecologist and the rancher to determine management goals and confirm protocol compliance annually. Habitat management plans rely on the designation of target grassland bird species for each ranch, therefore, the range ecologist needs to be familiar with grassland bird ranges and their habitat associations. Through monitoring grassland use and identifying goals, the range ecologist ensures that ranchers are compliant with the conservation ranching program and are enhancing their grasslands for the benefit of grassland birds. Additionally, the range ecologist will be responsible for identifying, developing, and implementing research needs at Audubon Dakota Sanctuaries and partner land. This may include vegetation, avian, and mammal surveys related to climate change, energy development, land development, etc. The range ecologist will work under the direction of Audubon Dakota’s Conservation Programs Manager in the Dakotas to meet program goals and benchmarks. The position can be located in either Southwest South Dakota and/or Sandhills of Nebraska. Please note the desired location in your cover letter. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered for the position.
The Saline Lakes Ecologist will be a member of the National Audubon Society Western Water Initiative team. The Initiative’s goal is to advance balanced solutions to water use in the West to ensure birds, ecosystems, people and economies thrive. The role is based in the Western United States, with preference for the Salt Lake City, Utah office. The Ecologist will be part of Audubon’s program focused on the Saline Lakes of the Intermountain West. This network of lakes and associated wetlands provides critically important breeding and stopover habitat for millions of migratory birds and supports local and regional economies.
Reporting to the Director of the Saline Lakes Program, this position will help drive conservation outcomes for saline lakes and the birds that depend on them by analyzing, synthesizing, generating or facilitating development of scientific information necessary to inform priorities, management plans, and policy positions. In addition, s/he will be responsible for building and working with a network of scientific and other colleagues in agencies, academic institutions, conservation organizations and other partners to advance scientific understanding of saline lakes and their associated wetland habitats.
Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary is a private not-for-profit Audubon Sanctuary encompassing 13,000 acres in Southwest Florida’s western Everglades. The Sanctuary is open seven days per week year-round and attracts visitors from all around the world. Being a part of the Corkscrew team means making a difference for conservation.
The Campus Host/Sanctuary Assistant position is a part-time seasonal position assisting with essential end of day and after hour’s functions related to guest safety and facility support and security along with some limited administrative support for our Friends of Corkscrew membership program. Corkscrew closes to the public at 5:30pm each night, except during special events. 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. Additionally, they support the Facilities Supervisor by serving as on-call resources on weekends and after hours for alarms or unexpected needs that arise from interns or guests such as visiting scientists. Hosts share on-call and closing responsibilities in shifts with others and can expect to work an average of two hours per scheduled day on a four-day rotation. Since there are four positions to conduct this work, staff will rotate through boardwalk closing and on call duties so that, on average, only two hours per day are worked per person on a four-day rotation. When not working, opportunities are also available for individuals interested in volunteering in public education, resource management, maintenance and in our Blair Visitor Center. Volunteerism is key to the success of Audubon’s Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary and is emphasized as a core operational need and service element within our culture and community.
Host positions are filled by RV campers and are required to live on-site in their personal RV on one of Audubon’s two RV pads. RV sites are equipped with water, sewer and electricity hook-ups as well as a private outdoor patio and grill. Corkscrew is a remote Sanctuary and is known as a dark sky site. The RV pads are nestled in the pine flatwoods near the housing area. There are four seasonal positions (up to two people per RV) which requires a minimum 4-month commitment between Mid-April and Mid-September and is open until filled. Applicants must own and operate their own RV including having applicable motor vehicle licenses and insurances.
In addition to a resume, candidates should also upload a cover letter when applying to this position.
The Camp Counselor is responsible for assisting senior camp staff in implementing programs and experiences for fourth and fifth grade campers at the Little Creek Nature Area in Florissant, Missouri. The Camp Counselor will enthusiastically help campers develop their outdoor skills such as archery, campfire cooking, kayaking, nature hikes and more. Working in small group settings, the Camp Counselor will serve as a positive role model, have a genuine interest in the campers, foster the campers’ curiosity of nature and the outdoors, and create fond and lasting memories of a real summer camp experience.
Audubon seeks a dynamic leader to serve as the Vice President & Executive Director of Audubon Alaska, leading the organization to its next level of conservation impact and sustained financial support. The leader will build on a rich four-decade history of conservation activities and achievements, and expand Audubon Alaska’s reputation and contributions to conservation in Alaska, the Pacific Flyway, and nationally.
The Vice President & Executive Director will exercise broad leadership and management responsibility in developing and executing statewide conservation strategies, initiatives, and public programming. These will include working closely with Audubon Alaska’s state advisory board, staff and chapters, and with Audubon’s national conservation team, to develop Alaska programs in tandem with strategic regional and national priorities, including Audubon Alaska’s evolving role within growing Pacific Flyway programming.
David Secord of Barnacle Strategies is conducting this search on an exclusive basis on behalf of the National Audubon Society. All inquiries and applications should be sent by email to AudubonAlaskaEDSearch@gmail.com. To apply, please submit a single PDF file, including a cover letter outlining your interest and qualifications, a brief bio, and your resume/CV with “Audubon Alaska - VP & ED” in the subject line. Priority will be given to complete files received by August 20th, 2018. Although the search team will begin reviewing files after that date, the position will remain open until filled.
Audubon seeks a dynamic leader to serve as the Vice President and Executive Director of Audubon Minnesota and Upper Mississippi River, leading the organization to its next level of conservation and fiscal success. The leader will build on the rich history of conservation and expand Audubon Minnesota’s contributions to conservation across Minnesota and throughout the Great Lakes and Upper Mississippi Flyway.
The Vice President and Executive Director will exercise broad leadership and management responsibility in developing statewide conservation strategies, initiatives, and public programming. This will include working closely with the Audubon regional Advisory Boards of Directors and staff, and Audubon’s key national conservation leaders to continue to develop the state program in tandem with strategic regional and national priorities, including Audubon Minnesota’s evolving role with the Great Lakes and Upper Mississippi Flyway.
The position will report directly to Rebeccah Sanders, Vice President, Great Lakes and Upper Mississippi Flyway and Senior Advisor to the Chief Conservation Officer.
Leadership Search Partners is conducting this search on an exclusive basis on behalf of the National Audubon Society. Interested candidates should apply via email by sending a letter outlining qualifications, brief bio and resume as PDF or Word documents to Stacey Konner at Stacey@leadershipsearch.com, with “Audubon – VP & ED” in the subject line. Applications will be accepted through Friday, May 25th, 2018.
Inquiries may be made, in confidence, to Search Consultant Scott Staub at Scott@leadershipsearch.com.
Audubon seeks a dynamic Executive Director to build on Audubon Nebraska’s (ANE) rich history and expand its contributions to conservation in Nebraska and throughout the entire Central Flyway, leading the organization to its next level of programmatic and financial success.
The Executive Director will be the chief executive officer for Audubon Nebraska and will exercise broad leadership and management responsibility in developing statewide conservation policy, initiatives, and public programming. The Director will also work with senior management in exploring opportunities and the feasibility of expanding ANE’s leadership in Audubon’s Water and North American Grasslands work. The successful candidate will have the passion and leadership skills necessary to articulate, develop, and implement Audubon’s conservation goals and strategies in the state, all while working closely with the Audubon Nebraska Board of Directors and staff, and Audubon’s key national conservation leaders to continue to develop the state program in tandem with strategic regional and national priorities. The Executive Director will hold the title of Vice President within the national organization and will report directly to the Central Flyway Vice President.
Audubon Nebraska has a staff of 20 (includes part-time and seasonal staff) and an annual budget of nearly $1.6 million, which includes multiple facilities and programs across the state. Audubon Nebraska works with a network of four independently funded and managed, affiliated local Audubon Chapters, and approximately 10,000 grassroots members, plus various conservation organizations, government agencies, and other public and private entities to protect birds and their habitats. Audubon Nebraska is a critical part of an extensive network of 22 National Audubon Society state offices that advance state and local conservation policies, conduct on-the-ground work and educational programming and contribute to the goals of hemispheric-scale conservation priorities of the organization.
In 2014, Audubon published its Birds and Climate Change Report. The study shows that more than half of the bird species in North America could lose at least half of their current ranges by 2080 due to rising temperatures. These species include the Sandhill Crane, the Bald Eagle, and the American Kestrel. Given the urgent threat climate change poses to birds and people, Audubon supports common-sense, bipartisan solutions that reduce carbon emissions at the speed and scale necessary to protect birds and the places they need.
The National Audubon Society is poised to impact the future direction of climate change policies and initiative in the United States and globally. Momentum is building for a remarkable chapter in how we move the climate debate into the mainstream of America. A landmark $10 Million grant from Overlook International Foundation will help Audubon engage its 1.2 million members in creating bipartisan public demand for climate solutions. Audubon’s unique membership spans the breadth of the political spectrum with 55 percent progressive and 45 percent moderate to conservative members spread among 463 local, bipartisan chapters across the country and 23 state field offices. No one is better positioned than Audubon to create a bipartisan public demand for climate solutions. Many of Audubon’s members are already climate advocates for birds. Now the organization will have the resources to organize even more of its members and other Americans like them to harness that energy in a focused effort.
The National Audubon Society’s climate strategy is founded on their commitment to protecting 315 bird species and the habitats on which they rely that are under considerable threat due to climate change. They have determined that climate change is the most pervasive threat to birds in North America and around the globe. Audubon’s approach to addressing climate change is a highly pragmatic one focused on building bi-partisan coalitions and serving as a trusted resource to decision-makers, drawing on an authentic, large and centrist membership base to advocate for a suite of politically-sustainable solutions that dramatically reduce carbon emissions and build resilience into ecosystems. Audubon’s unique strength is its grassroots constituency, a critical and often missing piece of previous national climate initiatives. This job description emphasizes policy and campaign experience because success will come as much from outside the Beltway—in communities and in partnership with industries—as from Capitol Hill.
Audubon’s strategy has clear and ambitious goals to engage its grassroots and expertise to successfully enact meaningful climate-related policy solutions in a bipartisan manner. Audubon is two years into its five-year climate strategy goals, which are:
- Mobilize one million new climate advocates
- Secure 10 state legislative, ballot or administrative solutions
- Pass 100 local climate policies and resolutions
- Move up to 60 house Republican members to take proactive actions that advance climate solutions
- Lead 100 in district events within targeted congressional districts
- Build effective, consensus-oriented and long-term center-right national coalitions to support climate solutions
- Advance 3 new bipartisan climate solution bills or policies
- Advocate and advance 10 well-sited renewable energy projects
Audubon has made good progress toward these goals. The organization has succeeded in passing local and state climate policies; they have trained and mobilized their membership and other bird lovers to advocate for practical solutions; they have built important relationships with leaders of both parties; they have successfully advocated for well-sited renewable energy projects and state policies that support clean energy. Their actions and their theory of victory has raised significant capital needed to propel their work into the future.
Today, Audubon is working from the grassroots to Washington, D.C. to advance its goals and focusing that work in three priority areas:
- Building a politically active, national network of bi-partisan advocates for climate change solutions by informing, training, and engaging Audubon’s membership and other bird lovers in targeted Congressional and State legislative districts across the country.
- Supporting and advancing state and local climate policy solutions through grassroots campaigns and by contributing technical expertise.
- Advancing clean energy policies and well-sited renewable energy projects across the country.