Audubon’s Connecticut and New York regional program is seeking an experienced and entrepreneurial manager and conservation leader to carry out the mission of the Greenwich Audubon Center. In partnership with the Executive Director, Director of Center Programs and Education, other Audubon CT/NY staff, and Audubon Development staff, the Greenwich Center Director will be responsible for all aspects of operating, managing, and fundraising for the Center, and for executing on the mission of the National Audubon Society in the Greenwich community and surrounding area.
The ideal candidate will have excellent leadership and management capabilities, be a strategic thinker, experienced fundraiser, passionate conservationist, and charismatic facilitator able to work with staff, volunteers, families, and community leaders. This is an excellent opportunity for a self-motivated, entrepreneurial, confident, and accomplished leader excited to manage this dynamic conservation hub. The Center Director will manage a staff of approximately five and report directly to the Executive Director of Audubon CT/NY.
Audubon Delta is a regional field office of the National Audubon Society. Audubon Delta manages Audubon's conservation and network priorities in the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. This geography includes 81 Important Bird Areas covering more than 16 million acres and over 42,000 Audubon members and supporters, many of whom belong to one of Audubon's 21 local chapters.
Reporting to the Louisiana Stewardship Manager, the Coastal Bird Technician will be responsible for conducting coastal bird surveys, outreach and education, and providing technical instruction and support for volunteers and community members in southeastern Louisiana. Primarily focused on Audubon Delta’s stewardship sites in the Grand Isle area, the technician will provide support during bird nesting season in summer and during winter and migratory seasons through the Audubon Coastal Bird Survey (ACBS) program. Research and monitoring opportunities may also be available in the New Orleans region. They will work closely with Audubon staff, volunteers, and partners to help protect and monitor the breeding of Least Terns, Wilson’s Plovers, and Common Nighthawks on Grand Isle and Elmer’s Island in southeastern Louisiana, and conduct winter/migratory research through the ACBS program
This is a full-time, year-round position that is grant funded through the end of 2024. Extensions may be possible depending on additional funding being secured.
Audubon California is seeking one fellow for a program dedicated to engaging a broad diversity of communities to create meaningful conservation solutions that work for birds, nature, and people. The Community Conservation Fellowship seeks to build lasting relationships between urban communities and Audubon. Working at the Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary in the San Francisco Bay Area, the Fellows will engage communities in nature, environmental advocacy, and climate resilience over a nine month period beginning October 3, 2022
The project goal is to engage the surrounding communities and neighborhoods in Bird-Friendly Communities activities, increase neighborhood participation, and engage local leaders and stakeholders in meaningful ways. With mentorship from Audubon staff, the Fellow will contribute to conservation and outreach work at the Richardson Bay Audubon center. The Fellow will work with youth (14-18) programming for a full school year. Throughout the season, the Fellow will receive training and gain the skills necessary to work with youth and community members in hands-on habitat restoration, leadership development, community stewardship, and advocacy training. Through center-based programming, the fellows will practice and develop skills by working with youth and communities – building up student leaders, advocates, and land stewards. Fellow will co-design with center leadership and staff a series of outdoor community events and projects that target diverse, multi-generational audiences.
This job requires a culturally competent, organized, and responsible person who is an excellent communicator that can work effectively as part of a team and independently. The successful applicant must have an enthusiasm for the outdoors, and a willingness to learn, teach, and share actively with community groups.
Under the supervision of Audubon’s Programs and Education Manager, the Conservation Education Intern (the Intern) will participate in a 10-week experiential education program based at The Discovery Center in Philadelphia, PA. Through hands-on activities, discussion, and assigned readings, the Intern will improve understanding of ecosystem health, learn best practices to protect birds and other wildlife, including conservation tactics like Leave No Trace®, participate Outward Bound leadership development programs, gain transferable skills that can be applied across several employment sectors, and deepen connections with nature. As part of the program, the Intern will be asked to design and implement a conservation project that considers the intersection of climate change, environmental justice, and related threats to birds and the habitat we share, and will be expected to present their project at a final celebration event.
The internship will begin in September 2022 and last for 10 weeks. It will be in-person at The Discovery Center, 3401 Reservoir Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19121, with potential for some remote work. Compensation is $16/hour, not to exceed 10 hours/week. Some travel assistance may be provided.
Under the guidance of the Facilities and Grounds Manager, the Custodian will be responsible for maintaining the Farm Discovery Center and the Nature Center at Aullwood Audubon, as well as other houses and structures on an as needed basis. The primary emphasis is in cleaning and maintaining the two main facilities, one at the nature center and one at the farm, including cleaning the bathrooms, wiping down high touch areas, vacuuming carpets, dusting shelves and counters, replacing supplies such as toilet paper, soap and paper towels as needed. There will be light duty maintenance such as light bulb replacements, paint touch up, filter replacements, lubricating/fastening hardware, and repairing faulty plumbing parts.
This position requires shifts that begin at 5:00 p.m. and shifts that include Saturdays and Sundays. Shifts can be alternated with the second position.
The Development Associate will play an important role in Audubon’s fund development program in Florida. This position will report to the Development Director of Florida and will work closely with development and program team in Florida. This is a full-time position based in Florida with the potential for remote office depending on location.
The Development Manager, reporting to the Senior Director of Major Giving and Campaigns, will focus on the qualification of prospects in California, Washington, and Alaska. Their primary responsibility is to identify and qualify a pool of prospective funders to determine whether they have the capacity to make a major gift ($10,000+ annually) that will help Audubon to achieve its ambitious local, state, and national goals. They will help develop and work with mid-level donors and prospects currently giving $500+ annually and capable of giving $10,000+ annually. To do so successfully, they will work closely with members of the development team, the Vice President, Senior Director, Executive Director in all three states, other colleagues throughout the assigned programs, and volunteer board leaders. The right candidate will have lived experience working with people and communities of color—and demonstrated ability in doing so.
As Audubon strengthens its development program and confirms its position as a philanthropic partner for donors capable of transformational support, its principal giving program will need an experienced manager to support the Vice President for Principal Giving and oversee operations. The Development Manager, Principal Giving will play an important role in Audubon’s continued development of a best in class principal giving program. This position will report to the Vice President for Principal Giving and work closely with national development, principal giving, stewardship, and development communications staff. This is a full-time position.
The principal giving program is a new operation and the first of its kind at Audubon. To ensure the nascent program’s ongoing success in the engagement of $1M+ donors, the program requires an experienced development professional with project management capability and experience in high major/principal-level giving. This is a unique position as it seeks one who will play an essential role creating the structure and systems necessary for this new operation.
The successful candidate will be a self-starter who works well independently and as part of a results-oriented team, who can prioritize workload, and ensure deadlines are met. This person will have experience navigating complex organizations--such as higher education, managing high-level projects and training colleagues, and communicating the role and values of a team within a larger organization.
The Director of Conservation--a newly created senior leadership position--will lead the development and implementation of landscape-level conservation objectives in the Mid-Atlantic region for the benefit of birds and the places they need to thrive and survive. This seasoned leader will bring inspirational energy and proven execution skills to the role, leading a dynamic portfolio of conservation work in Maryland and Pennsylvania that is grounded in efforts to address the growing threats of climate change and habitat loss in the region. They will supervise and support regional conservation staff and work in coordination with Audubon’s national and Atlantic flyway conservation teams to grow Audubon’s regional impact.
Audubon Mid-Atlantic's conservation work currently includes programs in forest and coastal habitats as well as efforts within the Delaware River Watershed through a special project that is led separately. In keeping with National Audubon Society objectives, much of our regional conservation work focuses on the deployment of natural infrastructure strategies to enhance habitats needed by birds throughout their lifecycles, build connectivity between those habitats, increase climate resiliency and mitigate carbon emissions through sequestration.
The Director will also work with regional and national staff to develop urban conservation strategies and will work collaboratively with the Director of the Delaware River Watershed program on habitat improvement and conservation projects within this watershed. Given the geography of the region, the Director is likely to spend much of their time on Audubon Mid-Atlantic’s forest stewardship and management efforts, working to grow Audubon’s Healthy Forests Initiative. This work involves the design and implementation of programs aimed at engaging private landowners, public agencies, land trusts, commercial timber companies, and the professional forestry community in promoting sustainable forest management techniques that create habitat for forest birds and other wildlife. The Director will also work with regional staff to develop additional forest conservation strategies for PA DCNR’s Conservation Landscapes, especially the Kittatinny Ridge—where Audubon already plays a role—and priority areas in Maryland.
The Director will collaborate with natural resource agencies (federal, state, county, and municipal), non-profit conservation organizations, and commercial entities for successful implementation of their work across the landscape in the Mid-Atlantic and the overall Atlantic Flyway. They will work closely with the executive director and other regional and national staff to build sustainable income streams, engagement efforts, and conservation science strategies, and will work with the Audubon Mid-Atlantic’s director of policy to develop and promote policy priorities that further Audubon’s regional conservation objectives.
The Director will report to the Vice President & Executive Director for Audubon Mid-Atlantic. This role is based in the Mid-Atlantic region including PA, DC and Maryland. The role is onsite as well as remote.
Audubon’s Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary comprises 13,000 acres of bald cypress swamp, freshwater marshes and pine flatwoods in Southwest Florida. While more than 100,000 visitors walk the site’s 2.25-mile boardwalk each year, much of the acreage is closed to the public and managed for conservation purposes.
The Director of Conservation will be responsible for leading land management and driving restoration activities at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, including influencing restoration in the larger watershed to benefit the Sanctuary and regional natural resources and wildlife. The Sanctuary is a hub for wetland science, conservation and resource management for Audubon Florida and a critical area of conservation focus. The Director of Conservation will be responsible for a variety of collaborative activities that work to protect and restore freshwater wetlands for birds and other wildlife.
Reporting to the Corkscrew‘s Senior Sanctuary Director, the Director of Conservation must be an effective project leader aligned with the conservation objectives of the Sanctuary, Audubon Florida, and the National Audubon Society.
Reporting to the VP, Development, the Director, Major Giving and Campaigns will assist in growing the major gifts program throughout Connecticut and New York for the National Audubon Society. They do so through collaborative fundraising efforts together with regional leadership and other conservation professionals working across the Audubon Network, supporting Audubon in achieving its ambitious local, state, and national goals. They will accomplish this in the following ways:
• Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward a portfolio of 75 – 100 major gift donors and prospects based in Connecticut and New York and capable of giving $25,000 + annually.• Manage the CTNY Elevate Campaign, driving forward all fundraising-related activities with staff and volunteer leadership.• Establish a framework for increased annual fundraising results to meet the expanded operating needs resulting from campaign growth.• Manage the regionally focused individual giving fundraising team.
The Director will partner across the organization, engaging program staff and Board members in fundraising activities, as well as identify giving opportunities. The right candidate will have lived experience working with people and communities of color—and demonstrated skill in doing so. They must also have exceptional written and oral communication skills and demonstrate a commitment to a collaborative work style.Key metrics for results will include donor engagement (number of personal meetings with prospect and volunteers) and revenue (value of gifts; the number of solicitations; success rate of solicitations; and achievement of programmatic contributed revenue goals). The successful candidate is an entrepreneurial, results-driven, development professional who is adept at closing six and seven-figure gifts and leading teams.This position requires up to 50 percent travel in the assigned territories with occasional evening and weekend travel.
Audubon’s EagleWatch program is one of the largest community science programs in the state monitoring over 1,000 Bald Eagle nests in Florida by 600+ volunteers. This seasonal part time position is designed to provide support and assistance to the EagleWatch Program Manager. They will be expected to maintain good communications within other departments of the Center, Audubon staff and volunteers in addition to the general public to actively help promote the Center’s programs and mission of caring for Florida’s raptors.
This is a part –time seasonal position (6 months) starting October - March to provide support during eagle nesting season at Audubon Center for Birds of Prey.
Mitchell Lake Audubon Center is seeking a qualified individual to fulfill the role of Engagement Assistant. This position will assist staff in various capacities including but not limited: administrative duties related to programs, volunteers, and center visitors; community outreach and engagement opportunities; and social media.
This is a part-time position requiring 20-24 hours per week, with a Tuesday – Saturday schedule.
The mission of the National Audubon Society, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is to protect birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow throughout the Americas using science, advocacy, education, and on-the-ground conservation. Audubon Texas is the state field office of the National Audubon Society, implementing Audubon’s strategic priorities in the state. This geography includes a statewide team that implements programs at three Audubon nature centers, one sanctuary, 177 rookery islands along the Texas Coast, and key geographies across the state. Audubon Texas’ engagement network includes 83,000 passionate Audubon members, 22 local chapters, and emerging campus chapters.
Reporting to Audubon Texas’s Public Affairs Director, the Engagement Manager of Audubon Texas is responsible for statewide efforts to engage, activate, and grow Audubon’s traditional chapters and grassroots membership, while supporting our college chapters, with the goal of deepening the sphere of influence of the Audubon network in Texas. The Engagement Manager will be responsible for developing partnerships and providing training and capacity-building opportunities, tools, and mechanisms across the network to enhance the connectedness, capacity, diversity, and size of the Audubon network in the state. They will collaborate closely with the Directors of Public Affairs and Policy for Texas for successful engagement of our bipartisan network and conservation partners for outcome-driven policy campaigns and conservation leadership.
The Engagement Manager, with support from the Audubon Texas Community Outreach Manager, will oversee Audubon Texas’s Lights Out Texas and Bird City Texas work. Lights Out Texas is a collaborative statewide partnership campaign focused on education, awareness, and action in support of turning out lights at night during the spring and fall migrations in order to help protect the billions of migratory birds that fly over Texas annually. The Bird City Texas program is a three-year pilot program in partnership with Texas Park & Wildlife Department (TPWD) and in coordination with local Audubon Chapters located. The Engagement Manager will work closely with national and state campaigns teams, national network teams, and other Audubon departments as needed. They will participate on a team that ensures high-quality communications that raise the profile of Audubon Texas, moves our strategic priorities forward, and set us up for fundraising success.
The ideal candidate will be a skilled, experienced leader and a strategic thinker, with a background working with diverse communities, campaigns, and collaborative partnerships. Proven experience in growing bipartisan, representative, and inclusive networks and building diverse grassroots movements is required. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter, able to utilize a variety of internal and external resources, while building a network of support in a team environment. Experience across a matrix organization is preferred.
An active pursuit of equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging is a moral and strategic imperative for Audubon. We are committed to a workplace in which every employee feels valued, seen, and heard, and in which everyone has the opportunity to grow, thrive, and live their values. Respect, inclusion, and opportunity for people of all backgrounds, lifestyles, and perspectives will attract the best ideas and harness the greatest passion to shape a healthier, more vibrant future for all of us who share our planet.
Audubon’s first Ethics and Compliance Officer (ECO) will be responsible for establishing and administering Audubon’s Ethics and Compliance Program. Under the supervision of the Office of General Counsel and working closely with Human Resources, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging, Finance, and Senior Management, this position will help Audubon strengthen and maintain a culture of compliance within the organization by reviewing, evaluating and resolving compliance issues/concerns. The ECO will develop a new Code of Conduct; monitor and ensure the organization remains in compliance with relevant rules and regulations, as well as internal company policies and procedures; implement a strategy to coordinate the management of internal/external risks; and assure that across the organization the highest ethical standards are being met.
Under the guidance of the Facilities Manager, the Facilities Assistant will be responsible for helping maintain the Blair Audubon Center and the surrounding Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary grounds and buildings. Specifically, they will be responsible for closure of the campus/boardwalk including serving as the after-hours point of contact and land and building maintenance. This position will assist with maintenance tasks around campus, on the Boardwalk, and in the field, including but limited to, keeping these buildings in good running condition, plumbing repair, carpentry work, mechanical repairs on equipment, using high ladders to change light bulbs, paint touch-up, A/C filter change, lubricating/fastening hardware, and moving materials and equipment around campus.
The Farm Manager will help lead the Aullwood farm in a wide variety of tasks and responsibilities including animal care, grounds and facilities care, and farm crop production. Includes supervision of part-time staff and volunteers in roles that support the farm and its work.
Audubon Rockies, the regional office of The National Audubon Society, is looking for 2 part time educators to serve the Four Mile Ranch in Pagosa Springs and southwestern Colorado. We are committed to providing the local schools with educational programs, special events, and to promote the solid conservation efforts of The National Audubon Society through hands on science education programs.
Responsibilities include the following: Develop, implement, and evaluate Audubon’s environmental education program for students, families, and adults at the Four Mile Ranch and throughout southwest Colorado, including the communities of Pagosa Springs, Gunnison, Durango and others. Coordinated teacher requests for field and classroom programs. Advertise, schedule and help present teacher workshops for local teachers and naturalists focusing on birds and conservation. Assist in the development and implementation of a strong volunteer recruitment and training program.
The Grant Specialist works closely with program managers, leadership and administrative staff across the organization to provide pre and post award support, financial tracking and other necessary tasks to meet overall grant compliance. The successful candidate will have demonstrated knowledge and experience in all phases of the grant life cycle, be able to work in a fast-paced environment and prioritize work among multiple projects.
The Grant Specialist is a member of Audubon’s Finance Team and reports to the Director, National Grants and Compliance. This is a remote position.
Are you ready to influence leaders across the organization with insight and impact? Are you looking for a place where you can combine your passion for creating an outstanding employee experience with your passion for protecting the environment? If so, come take a seat at the table to help contribute to the vision of the National Audubon Society! We're excited to see what we can accomplish together when your unique skills, ideas and perspectives meet our dynamic team.
The National Audubon Society is seeking a highly motivated, and hands-on Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP) to join our world class HR team. This role reports directly to the Senior Director, Human Resources, and can be located in one of Audubon’s New York, California or Washington, DC offices.
The HRBP will provide strategic direction and support to leadership and employees throughout a dedicated portfolio. They will assist in all human resources functional areas, including culture, onboarding, employee relations, performance management, talent planning, and hiring/selection.
The Institutional Giving Manager will help build a robust portfolio of corporate, foundation and public funders capable of making five- and six-figure investments, as well manage the work of the newly created Audubon Americas Development Project Team, supporting National Audubon Society’s international conservation goals.
Led by the Senior Director, Institutional Giving (IG) the Audubon Americas Development Project Team will work collaboratively across development functions (Principal Gifts, Events and Development Services) to raise funds for the rapidly growing Audubon Americas program (AAP). AAP recently launched a new strategic vision to address conservation shortfalls in Latin America and the Caribbean, by applying Audubon’s conservation expertise and regional experience in innovative new ways. Over the next five years, we are targeting 10 million hectares (25 million acres) of prime ecosystems that are important for priority birds and wildlife, and human well-being. In Canada, we are striving to be allies to Indigenous governments and communities across the Boreal Forest region. The IG Manager will build and provide key operational support for the Project Team, support lead institutional fundraising efforts, and manage the proposal and report process.
The remainder of the IG Manager’s portfolio is focused on conservation programs across the American West. The IG Manager will partner with the IG Senior Director in qualifying prospects and closing new gifts, and take the lead in managing established donors and grant renewals.
The IG Manager will report to the Senior Director, Institutional Giving based in the San Francisco Bay Area and work closely with the Audubon Americas team spread across Latin America and Canada with leadership based in Washington D.C. Open to remote or hybrid schedule. Office location is flexible, preferably the Bay Area or Washington D.C.
The Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary and the Blair Audubon Visitor Center located in Naples, FL is one of National Audubon Society’s premiere centers. Operating as part of the Audubon Florida state program, Corkscrew public programs at the Sanctuary unite visitor and education experiences with science and conservation to understand, protect, and restore habitats on the Sanctuary’s 13,450 acres and its regional and connected watershed and public lands corridors. The Sanctuary is well served by seasoned staff who are experts in their fields and by a dedicated and talented pool of volunteers, and the Sustainability Board.
The Land Management Technician will report to the Senior Resource Manager and will be primarily responsible for aiding in the implementation of an ecologically sound land management plan developed by the team. This will involve direct field work treating invasive exotics and native invasive plant species, assisting with prescribed burns, and coordinating with field crews or volunteers to assist with these primary tasks.
The Land Management Technician will work collaboratively with the research team, facilities, volunteers, and interns.
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 four 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 Marshbird Biological Assistant will work closely with Audubon Delta’s Marshbird Biologist to conduct night-time dragline surveys. By assisting with this project, the 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 15-20 hours per week for four months between November 2022 and February 2023. Please submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of three references with your application by October 3rd, 2022.
Reporting to the Executive Director, the Operations Manager will provide high-level programmatic and operational support for Audubon California (ACA), a regional office of National Audubon Society. Specifically, they will be responsible for efficient and smooth management of the ACA office in Oakland, provide remote support for the Sacramento office, and support the seamless integration of remote and nature center staff into ACA and National Audubon Society’s (NAS) operations.
The Operations Manager will develop and implement efficient office and organizational management that supports team success. They will provide guidance and support to the team on issues of financial management and reporting, fundraising, and contracting. They will provide logistical support and management for the state advisory board and committees.
The National Audubon Society is a nonprofit conservation organization that protects birds and their habitats. We work throughout the Americas using science, advocacy, education, and on-the-ground conservation.
Founded in 1954, Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary and Sanctuary and Blair Audubon Center is a non-profit education center and wildlife sanctuary owned by the National Audubon Society. Located in the northeast of Naples, Florida, the Sanctuary encompasses over 13,000 acres. Habitats range from upland pine flatwoods and oak hammock to wetlands which include various types of marshes and the largest stand of old-growth bald cypress left in the world. The Sanctuary supports a wide variety of flora and fauna, including endangered bromeliads and orchids, over 200 bird species, and contributes to the land needed for Florida panthers.
Our part-time seasonal Outdoor Educator will lead and support outdoor education and nature interpretation programs on-site for Sanctuary visitors of all ages, on an occasional basis. This will include leading guided tours for adults and visiting groups, youth programming, nature birthday parties, school programming, full day camps, and other educational programs and events at the Sanctuary. They will also occasionally support our visitor center by working at our admissions desk and performing facility and boardwalk closing duties. This position is classified as part-time, seasonal at a rate of $15.00 per hour, from approximately October 2022 to April 2023.
Reporting to the Vice President for Natural Solutions and Working Lands, the Policy Analyst is a key member of the working lands and natural climate solutions conservation strategies team in Washington, DC, and will be responsible for helping develop and implement a robust policy agenda to advance Audubon’s bipartisan conservation within the US Congress and federal agencies. This role will provide critical policy research, analysis, writing and strategic guidance while serving as a highly visible representative of Audubon with congressional offices and committees, federal agencies and partner organizations. The Analyst will also work closely with the Vice President to provide guidance and helpful tools to distribute across Audubon’s network, including background materials for consultants and lobbyists and other relevant content for internal communications.
Please include a cover letter with your submission for this opportunity.
The National Audubon Society is seeking a Program Director, Mississippi River Water Initiative to strengthen, expand and lead Audubon’s water conservation strategy across the River and key parts of watershed. Audubon’s water strategy is a key element of our strategic plan, focused on ensuring clean and abundant water in rivers, lakes, streams, wetlands, and marshes in landscapes where this is paramount to birds’ survival. The Mississippi River Water Initiative seeks to coordinate existing strategies in the priority states of Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, Ohio, Missouri, Louisiana, Arkansas and Mississippi while developing new strategies to advance more comprehensive habitat protection and restoration efforts to benefit birds and the places they need. The Program Director is charged with coordinating and building upon existing Mississippi River Water Initiative policy on-the-ground conservation and public engagement work designed to increase support, delivery and funding for water conservation and environmental protection efforts. This position reports to the Vice President, Water Conservation.
An experienced and credible environmental leader, the Program Director will work collaboratively with national and regional policy, conservation, science, communications and engagement staff on water issues throughout the watershed, including staff within three regional Audubon offices: Audubon Delta, Audubon Great Lakes and Audubon Minnesota, Missouri and Iowa.
The Program Director will build upon existing Mississippi River water conservation programs, act as a spokesperson for the Water Initiative, lead our coalition work in this area and build strategic partnerships that advance Audubon’s objectives. They will manage large grants and identify and cultivate promising new funding opportunities in collaboration with national and regional program and development staff.
An active pursuit of racial equity is a moral and strategic imperative for Audubon. We are committed to becoming a workplace in which every employee feels valued, seen, and heard, and in which everyone has the opportunity to grow, thrive, and live their values. We know that a more diverse Audubon allows us to be more equitable and inclusive in how and where we work.
The Coordinator, Public Programs, will develop and deliver dynamic, high quality programming, conservation science and advocacy programs and contribute to community engagement efforts.
Reporting directly to the Vice President and Executive Director of Audubon Southwest the Ranch Director at the Appleton Whittell Research Ranch (AWRR) will provide senior leadership for the facilities, operations and programs at AWRR. This includes oversight of the land, trails and grounds, management of personnel, capital projects and budget. The Director receives support in managing operations from two staff positions. In partnership with ranch staff, local community and volunteers, they will deliver on the mission to formulate, test, and demonstrate methods to rehabilitate and safeguard the bioregion, and help community members and policymakers in the protection and stewardship of our native ecosystems, natural resources and quality of life.
The Ranch Director will provide visionary leadership as Audubon works to grow and expand the impact the Ranch has in the region and the broader grassland conservation community. The Director will have the opportunity to exercise their leadership skills in the areas of land and facility management, habitat restoration, research design, educational outreach, and recreation management. The Director will also be the primary liaison with federal and state agency partners, neighboring ranchers, and community members.
A residence is provided for the Director on the AWRR.
Audubon Rockies is a growing conservation leader in Colorado, Utah and Wyoming, establishing innovative programs to protect, conserve, and enhance habitat for a wide variety of bird species. From backyard conservation to prairies and wetlands, Audubon Rockies on the leading edge of advancing conservation in Western Wyoming. We are heavily involved with private and public stakeholders to ensure that the future is bright for birds and the community of the Great Plains, because we believe that “Where birds thrive, people prosper”.
The Range Ecologist will work closely with local landowners to implement working lands programs, including the Audubon Conservation Ranching (ACR) Program and the Prairie Management Toolbox which works in partnership with conservation organizations and agencies to deliver private landowner programs. These working lands programs aim to improve private landowners’ ability to practice bird-friendly land management. They will be responsible for enrolling landowners into these programs and assisting them with implementation of innovative land management practices.
Utilizing habitat management plans (HMPs), an integral ACR conservation tool, the Range Ecologist will partner with landowners to determine land management goals and ensure program compliance. These HMPs support practices such as adaptive grazing, prescribed fire, prairie restoration, invasive species removal, and establishing rotational grazing infrastructure. HMPs rely on the designation of grassland bird species for each ranch or project site. The Range Ecologist will also conduct vegetation diversity and use monitoring to ensure landowners are compliant with program goals and are enhancing their grasslands to benefit grassland birds.
The Retail Sales Manager at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary will be responsible for achieving the financial and educational goals of the and Blair Audubon Visitor Center's nature store, admissions, food service operations/café, exhibits and special initiatives. The Sales Manager will create and review financial reports; administer an annual budget; order merchandise; recruit, train, schedule and supervise sales staff; oversee daily store, admission, and food service operations; and manage exhibits and special initiatives.
The Retail Sales Manager will also bring forward and implement creative and innovative ideas to attract and engage partners, the local community and visitors from around the world. They will function as an exemplary model for salesmanship and customer/visitor/volunteer interactions.
Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary is a private not-for-profit Audubon Sanctuary encompassing 13,450 acres in Southwest Florida’s western Everglades. Being a part of the Sanctuary team means making a difference for conservation. The Seasonal Campus Host position is a part-time seasonal position requiring an average of 15 hours of work per week in support of essential end-of-day and Center-related functions.
Seasonal Campus Hosts support Blair Visitor Center operations by ensuring all visitors have safely exited the boardwalk at the close of business hours, and by securing the gates and parking lot. Additionally, Campus Hosts serve as on-site staff point of contacts for Audubon's alarm company and special guests. These responsibilities are scheduled in shifts with others. When not working, opportunities abound for Campus Hosts interested in volunteering in public education, natural resource protection, maintenance, and more. This is an exciting seasonal opportunity to work with a leader within the conservation industry.
Seasonal 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 on campus. Each site is equipped with water, sewer and electricity hook-ups as well as a private outdoor patio and grill. Corkscrew Swamp is a remote location.
The seasonal Field Technician is a full-time position assisting essential research studies with their main focus being on assisting biologists in monitoring, trapping, tagging and banding Roseate Spoonbills. They will also assist with other ESC projects and activities as necessary, including, but not limited to: database entry and maintenance, general field station/office upkeep, care and repair of field supplies and equipment, the collection of fishes in the mangrove habitats of Florida Bay; submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) surveys; hydrologic instrumentation installation and maintenance. The seasonal Field Technician position will report to ESC staff in charge of the Spoonbill Monitoring project and will primarily assist with the Spoonbill Monitoring project. This is an excellent opportunity to gain hands on field experience in wading bird ecology. Two positions are available with staggered start dates. One position is expected to begin in early January 2023 and the other is expected to start in early February 2023.
Under the direction of the Facilities and Grounds Manager and/or Farm Manager, the Seasonal Grounds & Farm assistant will perform a wide variety of tasks related to maintaining the facilities, grounds, trails and farm at Aullwood Audubon. This is a seasonal, 4-month position.
The Habitat Program Technician will assist with habitat restoration and management activities on Audubon's Spring Creek Prairie including implementing the habitat management plan on diverse habitats associated with the tallgrass prairie. The Habitat Program Technician participates in habitat & Center operations, maintenance and management.
Position will be up to 6 months from hire date and is up to 40 hours/ week
The John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove will to hire two, part-time seasonal Site Supervisors to support events and visitor services at the site. These are temporary positions for up to six months. Shifts include weekdays, evenings, and weekends. Work schedules and total hours worked will vary based on the candidate’s availability and flexibility.
The Seasonal Visitor Center Associate will support the Blair Audubon Visitor Center operations and guest services including Admissions, Nature Store and Gallery Cafe sales, general visitor and volunteer assistance, boardwalk closing and membership sales. The Center Associate will work in the Center and provide excellent customer service by eagerly welcoming each visitor with information about the Sanctuary with warmth and kindness.
Audubon’s COVID Policy: all new hires must be fully vaccinated prior to their start of employment unless they are pre-qualified by HR for exemption. COVID-19 mitigation at the Visitor Center includes frequent sanitation, a Plexiglas partition, a Merv-13 filtration system, timed ticketing, and the closure of some amenities.
This is a full-time seasonal position working up to 40 hours per week
Reporting to the Assistant Controller, the Senior Accountant will be part of a dynamic Finance group. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellent accounting knowledge and financial systems skills and have a track record of active participation in process improvement initiatives. The Senior Accountant will be responsible for general accounting with a focus on restricted funds, charitable gift annuities and revenue, and act as a Finance department resource for business managers and field staff across Audubon. In addition, they will be responsible for project reporting, financial systems implementation, and assist with the month-end close and annual financial audit. This is a highly visible position. We are seeking someone who is energetic, team oriented, and open to new ideas and concepts.
Reporting to the Director of Climate Science, the Senior Associate, Climate will apply skills in ecological and climate data management, cleaning, and processing (including big monitoring datasets and remotely-sensed data products), as well as geoprocessing and spatial data analysis, to support Audubon’s climate science team and climate initiative. This position has a particular focus on ecological and climate data curation, analysis, and visualization using tools such as ESRI GIS desktop and ArcGIS Pro and web mapping applications, as well as supporting data analyses using R and/or Python.
One area of work will involve collaboration with Audubon’s quantitative science team, including working closely with a Quantitative Ecologist, as well as external partners at Michigan State University, to provide the processed spatial data needed (e.g. climate and land use projections) for estimating and forecasting the response of bird communities to climate and land use factors. This position will work with team members to process, curate, interpret, and visualize ecological and spatial data on birds, climate, and land use from across the United States.
Other areas of work will include geospatial data management for the Bird Friendliness Index and data curation and outreach for the Important Bird Areas and Key Biodiversity Areas program. We are looking for an energetic team member with the capacity to work closely with collaborators to generate ideas and deliver products efficiently. The Senior Associate will also contribute to the process of publishing Audubon science work including, but not limited to, peer-reviewed articles and reports.
Reporting to the Interim Vice President, Audience Engagement, the Senior Associate, Digital Engagement will contribute to the development and implementation of Audubon's digital engagement efforts to build and maintain a diverse community of loyal members and advocates ready to take the action needed to advance Audubon’s mission.
The Senior Associate will support regional and national efforts, especially in our Central & Pacific Flyways. The role will work closely with Conservation Policy, Climate, States, Network, Direct Response, and Communications staff to ensure a holistic approach to engaging Audubon’s 1.8 million members and nationwide network of chapters and volunteers.
The Senior Associate, Digital Engagement will help develop and execute online digital advocacy strategies to support the organization’s conservation policy priorities, including creating action alerts and crafting emails. The Senior Associate will be a data-driven storyteller who will produce compelling content and utilize technology to reach and engage people through digital platforms to drive meaningful change. They will join a sophisticated digital team and will be responsible for helping to balance the needs of a nationwide network to ultimately deliver on organizational goals.
**Please submit a cover letter in order to be considered for this position.
Reporting to the Executive Director of Audubon Connecticut & New York, the Senior Center Manager, Bent of the River will serve as the primary point of contact at the Bent of the River Audubon Center (BOTR) and will be responsible for all operations, staff management, and sound financial oversight of the location. BOTR, located in the Litchfield Foothills between Danbury and Waterbury, Connecticut, is a critical asset in Audubon Connecticut’s network. An important community hub, the Center is open to the public year-round and provides a variety of onsite education programs during the seasons. The property also includes 700 acres that are maintained and preserved as both a sanctuary and dedicated trail system for visitors. Audubon’s vision for the BOTR is that the center will help promote and advance Audubon’s Bird Friendly Communities strategy in Connecticut, engage the diverse communities it serves in ways that result in conservation actions being taken for birds and the places they need, and mentor and help develop the next generation of conservationists.
The Senior Center Manager is seen as an ambassador of the National Audubon Society, representing Audubon’s Connecticut and New York program locally, and integrating well with dozens of Center and Sanctuary leaders across the country. They are a collaborative, visionary thinker who can bring new programming opportunities to increase attendance and the diversity of its participants, as well as evolve the sphere of influence at the local level. The Senior Center Manager provides leadership for audience and partner engagement, ensuring that the BOTR offers programming that supports Audubon’s conservation mission throughout the region; is responsible for oversight of seasonal staff and volunteers and program content; manages the day to day operations at the center; and assists the BOTR Land Manager in implementing our site management plans. The Senior Center Manager is also responsible for keeping local operations running smoothly so visitors have positive experiences, are well engaged, and understand how BOTR folds into Audubon’s wider conservation and engagement strategies that focus on Climate, Working Lands, Water, Coasts and Bird-Friendly Communities. They must also be willing to work a flexible schedule, with 5 days on and 2 days off, including some standard weekend and evening work as needed.
This is an excellent opportunity for a conservation leader to apply their proven operational, staff management, and program leadership skills at one of Audubon Connecticut’s critical assets.
Audubon Delta (AD) is a regional field office of the National Audubon Society. AD manages Audubon's conservation and network priorities in the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. This geography includes 81 Important Bird Areas covering more than 16 million acres and over 42,000 Audubon members and supporters, many of whom belong to one of Audubon Delta's 21 local chapters.
Reporting to Audubon Delta’s Vice President and Executive Director, the Senior Communications Manager, Audubon Delta, is responsible for creating the region’s communication strategy, raising awareness, and building a constituency for Audubon Delta’s conservation priorities in the region including work on climate, coasts, and lower Mississippi river water issues. Primary responsibilities include leading the development of an integrated communications strategy that advances Audubon Delta’s conservation goals and day-to-day work implementing that strategy including writing blog posts, email alerts, press releases, and donor communications; developing media strategies and content for earned media; managing various social media accounts; creating an editorial calendar; and coordinating or creating communications outputs for the Delta team. They will also work closely with staff within the region, the Mississippi Flyway, and with partner and media organizations. The Regional Communications Manager will also engage in national priority communications as necessary and work with Audubon’s VP of Communications.
Priorities for the first year:
- Setting the Delta’s overall communication strategy including developing an editorial calendar and identifying metrics for tracking communication successes;
- Mentoring and coaching Audubon Delta’s conservation and science teams in producing impactful content that measurably influences conservation goals (e.g. increased engagement in action alerts, membership, social media engagement, local media coverage);
- Lead and support Audubon Delta’s policy and engagement staff in educating members and chapters via monthly newsletters, blogs, op-eds, and education materials as well as reporting on major advocacy initiatives;
- Working with Audubon’s Director of the Mississippi River Delta to better amplify communications around the Restore the Mississippi River Delta Coalition and Audubon Delta’s role.
This is a remote position, but candidates must be located in the Delta region with a preference for Mississippi.
An active pursuit of racial equity is a moral and strategic imperative for Audubon. We are committed to becoming a workplace in which every employee feels valued, seen, and heard, and in which everyone has the opportunity to grow, thrive, and live their values. We know that a more diverse Audubon allows us to be more equitable and inclusive in how and where we work.
Audubon’s New York City youth education programs focus on increasing people's knowledge and awareness about birds, other wildlife, and the natural world; guides them to change their behaviors and attitudes to be more active participants in our conservation work saving birds and protecting habitat; and teaches new problem-solving skills needed to make informed decisions and take responsible action.
We offer place-based, experiential programs for elementary through early career that engage in environmental issues through the unique and relatable lens of birds. These learning opportunities not only provide knowledge of local bird species and habitats, but also encourage a sense of ecological identity in one’s own community and empower the community to take an active, lifelong interest in protecting their local environment for both birds and people.
Our flagship program, For the Birds! enhances the traditional elementary and middle school curriculum and provides foundational skills and knowledge in bird conservation while our LARK (Learn, Advocate, Rise-up, and Keep Conserving) program works with high school and young adult students with taking action on local conservation issues and developing their careers in the conservation field.
Under the supervision of the NYC Youth Education Program Manager, the Education and Volunteer Outreach Senior Coordinator will provide leadership, direction, and organization for all NYC Youth (k-12) Education Programs throughout the five boroughs of NYC, with a particular focus on schools located within Environmental Justice neighborhoods. This position will oversee day-to-day activities that support For the Birds! and LARK education programs and activities, including booking and invoicing programs, maintaining an accurate education program calendar, and assigning education staff to deliver programs. Additionally, the Education and Volunteer Outreach Senior Coordinator will be responsible for recruiting and training recurring volunteers to support NYC education programs and develop and implement a volunteer outreach strategy to increase participation from under-resourced communities.
Reporting to the Director of Climate Science, the Senior Coordinator, Climate Science will be responsible for supporting Audubon’s science team with regional, national, and hemispheric bird conservation initiatives.
The Senior Coordinator will conduct technical analyses and the application of knowledge and skills in data management, spatial data analysis, geoprocessing, landscape analysis, climate science, ornithology, environmental and/or climate justice, and map design; assembling relevant datasets; and generating spatial and quantitative data products.
The Senior Coordinator, Climate Science will also contribute to the process of publishing Audubon science work including, but not limited to, peer-reviewed articles and reports. This will include participating in cross-functional teams, particularly with the spatial and quantitative science teams and across the broader Conservation Division within which science is located.
Audubon Florida helps manage beach-nesting and wintering coastal birds through much of the Florida Panhandle through posting, stewarding and protecting nesting areas from disturbance. The focus of these efforts are state-and federally-threatened species including Snowy Plover, American Oystercatcher, Black Skimmer, Least Tern, Wilson’s Plover, Red Knot and Piping Plover.
The Senior Coordinator, Shorebird Stewardship will be responsible for recruiting and managing volunteer bird stewards, and conducting public outreach, and education year-round in Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, Bay, Gulf and Franklin counties in the Florida panhandle. The program goals are to grow volunteer bird steward participation at target beaches and incorporate principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion into in-person and virtual public outreach and educational programs. During the non-breeding season, approximately September through March, the Senior Coordinator, Shorebird Stewardship will participate in, train and organize volunteers to conduct nonbreeding surveys at key sites, assist with coastal cleanups and other service projects, and will assist other full-time panhandle staff with organizing beach walks and public presentations.
The Senior Coordinator, Shorebird Stewardship works closely with three seasonal staff charged with bird stewardship and site management at key beaches and rooftops in Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, and Bay counties during the nesting season, February through August or later in some years. TheSenior Coordinator, Shorebird Stewardship will also work with two full time staff in Gulf and Franklin counties to recruit and deploy volunteers. The Senior Coordinator, Shorebird Stewardship will build public and partner engagement in bird stewardship during the nesting season through public presentations, beach walks, and coastal conservation-focused activities. They will be responsible for effective coordination between Audubon and key partner Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) regarding data collection and stewardship as well as building and maintaining a broad variety of other working relationships among state and local agency staff, regional organizations, local governments, and volunteers.
This is a full-time, grant-funded position available approximately August 15, 2022 through December 31, 2023. Additional funding may be available to extend the term of employment beyond December 2023.
Audubon seeks a motivated, dynamic individual to support its Working Lands Program in California. The Senior Coordinator, Working Lands will implement habitat incentive projects, conduct science and monitoring, and coordinate advocacy and projects to advance Audubon’s conservation priorities in the Central Valley. This position reports to the Working Lands Program Director and works closely with the Working Lands Team, as well as a broad range of external partners, including farmers, wetland managers, local, state, and federal agencies, Audubon chapters, community members, and other conservation organizations. Audubon California’s Working Lands Program works throughout the Central Valley to advance policies and projects to improve farms for the benefit of birds, enhance managed wetlands, ensure adequate flooded habitat for migratory birds, and improve the climate resilience of wildlife in the Central Valley.
The Senior Development Associate will play an important role in Audubon’s fund development program in the Pacific Flyway, which consists of California, Pacific Northwest, and Alaska. This position will report to the Senior Director, Major Giving and Campaigns, Pacific Flyway and will work closely with development staff throughout the Pacific Flyway. This is a full-time position based out of Oakland, CA with potential for remote.
The Senior Development Manager, Coastal Flyways, will play an important role in managing Audubon’s individual giving program on the coasts—18 staff based in 10 states who raised $17 million + in FY22. This position will report to the National Audubon Society’s Vice President, Development, Coastal Flyways and Events and will work closely with staff across the development team and beyond. The incumbent will serve in a project management capacity, helping to coordinate, structure, and drive forward through analysis the team’s fundraising activity. They will also work behind the scenes to support the VP’s personal relationship management and fundraising. This is a full-time position. There is a preference for the candidate to be based at NYHQ but for the right individual, we will consider alternative locations.
Reporting to the Vice President – Climate, the Senior Director of Federal Climate Strategy is a key member of the Audubon Climate Program in Washington, DC, and helps drive achievement the Climate Program’s objectives to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 at the federal level.
The Senior Director will be responsible for identifying, prioritizing, and negotiating federal legislative and regulatory opportunities to make progress on mitigating climate change, and mobilizing Audubon’s resources to achieve them. The Senior Director will represent Audubon with key partners and in the media. They must have expertise in federal policy, including familiarity with Congress and executive branch agencies, climate and clean energy policy, and experience working with diverse stakeholders. This position will focus on executing Audubon’s national climate program priorities to make a strategic, highly leveraged contribution to the overall goal of mitigating climate change at a national level.
Audubon’s Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary is a 13,000-acre nature sanctuary in Southwest Florida. It includes 2.25 miles of boardwalk, the Blair Audubon Center, Nature Store and Gallery Café, as well as education, research and resource management programs. More than 100,000 people visit Corkscrew each year and the Sanctuary enjoys the support of a dedicated sustainability board and many volunteers. Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary serves as an anchor for Audubon Florida’s policy advocacy in the Western Everglades and is a living laboratory for the study and restoration of Southwest Florida’s freshwater wetlands.
The Sanctuary is currently conducting a capital campaign to implement our reimagined campus and staff have raised $6M with a capital goal of $12M.
The Senior Director, Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, will be responsible for advancing Audubon’s science-based conservation mission protecting the Sanctuary and its watershed. Working in partnership with the Audubon Florida’s Executive Director, they will set the strategic direction for the center and sanctuary and will play an important role in carrying out the mission of Audubon Florida and the National Audubon Society. In conjunction with relevant stakeholders, they will work to develop programming that includes elements of Audubon’s core approaches to conservation—science, education, public policy and direct habitat management. The Senior Director will be responsible for maintaining and expanding Corkscrew’s facilities, staff and programming, while simultaneously restoring and protecting the ecology of the Sanctuary. To ensure the Sanctuary’s financial stability and continued expansion, the Senior Director will work closely with Audubon Florida’s development team to identify, cultivate and solicit donors, and with center staff to maximize earned income and manage expenses.The Sanctuary Director is a key Audubon spokesperson for the conservation of the Western Everglades, and works closely with Audubon Florida’s Director of Everglades Policy, state Director of Policy, and Corkscrew Leadership Team to achieve Audubon’s conservation goals in the region.This role reports to the Executive Director for Audubon Florida and has five direct reports including several senior-level positions leading research, land management, center operations and maintenance. Overall, the Sanctuary employs 25 regular staff and has an annual operating budget of about $2 million.