Opened 2011, the Audubon Center at Riverlands is one of 41 Audubon Centers in the U.S. Audubon Centers are hubs of influence and leadership for conservation throughout their regions and communities. We are a project of the National Audubon Society, a key component of Audubon’s Upper Mississippi River Program and a unique partnership with the Rivers Project Office of the St. Louis District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
We use education, science and public engagement to protect birds and their habitats in the Great Rivers Confluence Important Bird Area and the greater St. Louis Region. We build new generations of conservationists and leaders through experiential STEM-based learning in nature focused on under-resourced schools and communities; use science to understand and protect birds and habitat; and offer programs and events that promote an understanding and appreciation of nature, and inspire action to protect our Great Rivers, birds and habitat.
The Alternative Spring Break Internship is an essential part of the NEST (Nature Stewards of Tomorrow) program and interns will participate in outdoor conservation work, environmental justice trainings and career exposure opportunities. This week-long job opportunity will provide five-ten St. Louis region teens from the Ferguson-Florissant School District and Hazelwood School District with real work experience, understanding of local environmental issues, career exposure, and networking opportunities in the field of environmental conservation and sustainability.
In order to be considered for this opportunity you must be currently enrolled at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts.
Increasing diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in the field of conservation is an important strategic priority for the National Audubon Society (Audubon). To further this priority, Audubon is identifying opportunities to recruit, support, retain, and advance emerging BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) leaders in the conservation field, including through exposure to non-profit management and operations. An early initiative is the Audubon Development Internship Program for BIPOC Student Leaders, which launched summer 2021. We are resuming this program in 2023.
The program builds upon an alliance created in 2021 between Audubon’s Development Office and the College of the Holy Cross (Holy Cross). Holy Cross is a New England, Jesuit liberal arts college that has been recognized for its commitment to sustainability for more than a decade. The College considers safeguarding the environment for future generations a reflection of its Jesuit mission and is committed to reaching net-zero emission by 2040. Audubon’s Vice President for Principal Giving, Danita Beck Wickwire graduated in 1994 and will oversee the effort with members of the Development Management Team and Development Senior Leaders.
Applicants must provide a cover letter that describes their interest in the position, a resume to include details on any academic, extracurricular, or community projects managed by the applicant. This could include on academic projects, student leadership roles, and participation in community projects in Worcester, their home community, or elsewhere, e.g., the Appalachia Service Project.
$15.00 / hour
Reporting to Audubon Mid-Atlantic’s (AMA) Coastal Program Manager, the Avian Biologist, Coastal, is a new position in Audubon Mid-Atlantic’s growing coastal conservation team and plays a core role in implementing Audubon’s conservation goals across Maryland’s eastern shore. The Avian Biologist’s main responsibility will be to provide essential field and data support to restoration and resilience projects, by monitoring and assessing bird populations and their habitats in coastal environments. The monitoring program will allow us to assess the effectiveness of innovative restoration techniques, and to track bird populations and habitat condition at reference sites, mostly in salt marshes, but also in other coastal habitats. The Avian Biologist will also manage biological and spatial data and communicate about restoration project impacts and trends in bird populations and their habitats, to internal and external audiences. Because of the focus on bird species that breed in the Mid-Atlantic coastal zone, this position will be mostly field-based during the spring and summer months, and office-based at other times of year. They will work closely and build partnerships with internal conservation staff and with external partners including federal, state, local and private landowners, land managers, scientists and others.
Candidates should include a cover letter when applying to this position.
$45,000 / year
Reporting to the Grounds Manager, the Center Assistant will support visitor services at The John James Audubon Center. They will provide excellent administrative and customer service at the front desk, gift shop and museum, staff the Center on weekends, and encourage visitors to connect with the Center’s mission and educational materials. This is a part-time role working up to 21 hours a week. Ability to work Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm throughout the year as needed. The schedule will most likely involve alternating weekend work except during special on-site weekend events.
$17.50 / hour
Reporting to the Center Director of the Seward Park Audubon Center (SPAC), the Center Assistant will lead nature store operations, front desk management, basic financial duties, online program registration, and facility rentals.
$55,000 / year
Reporting to and collaborating with the Administrative and Finance Manager, the Center Coordinator will work to support the center and its mission, through visitor and member engagement. The coordinator will use their time management and organizational skills to assist with revenue producing programs and events. The Center Coordinator will support daily operations and visitor experiences that promotes the levels of growth of our supporters for conservation.
Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center is an operation of National Audubon Society. The 200-acre wildlife sanctuary is located in Cedar Hill, TX, southwest of Dallas. The property is jointly owned by the City of Cedar Hill, National Audubon Society, and the local Audubon Dallas Chapter. The building is owned and managed by the National Audubon Society. The C.E. Doolin Visitor Center includes classrooms, indoor bird viewing, meeting space, offices, and a nature store. The site includes over three miles of hiking trails, a children’s play area, demonstration gardens and picnic area. The center and the surrounding grounds are open year-round, attracting nature enthusiasts from throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Being a part of the Audubon team means making a difference for birds and conservation.
The position is a Tuesday-Saturday work schedule with some evenings. As open hours change, the schedule may alter to a Wednesday-Sunday schedule.
$17.50 - $20.50 / hour
Reporting to the Center Director, the Center Senior Assistant will provide high-quality administrative support to the Sharon Audubon Center and its programs. Specifically, they will provide excellent customer service, staff the Center on weekends, and encourage visitors to connect with the Center’s mission and educational materials. The position is located in Sharon, CT, and will have an 8 hour/week schedule, mainly on Saturdays and Sundays.
About the location and the hours:
- The position will be located at the Sharon Audubon Center and will report to the Center Director.
- The position is part-time and will work an 8 hour/week schedule, on Saturday and Sunday. Total hours on each day may vary. Some flexibility to include weekday hours may be considered.
$15.00 / hour
The Coastal Warden works with the Coastal Conservation Program Manager to asses s, monitor, and manage coastal bird islands in and near Matagorda Bay. The warden will patrol the waterbird sanctuaries by boat throughout the year, emphasizing monitoring, reducing disturbance, and identifying stressors during the February through August nesting season. During the non-breeding season, the Coastal Warden will work to conduct management actions to enhance coastal islands for bird nesting success. The warden will work to develop strong ties with partners in and near Matagorda Bay. The warden will collaborate with partners to identify potential nesting sites and, if needed, seek permission from landowners to access sites. The warden will collect data and submit monthly reports to the Coastal Program Manager in Texas.
$18.00 / hour
The Communications Associate will be responsible for contributing to the general communications and engagement efforts of Audubon Great Lakes, a regional office of the National Audubon Society. They will work with the communications team and help execute the organization's editorial, day-to-day communications, and creation of communications and promotional materials. The Communications Associate will work with team members to ensure consistency of Audubon's message and brand across all communications media and will help develop content for digital and print communication channels, including Audubon Great Lakes website and social media sites including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube. The ideal candidate will be an ambitious and highly creative digital storyteller with experience in digital communications sourcing, producing, and managing content.
This position will report to the Senior Communications Manager, Advocacy and will help build awareness of Audubon Great Lake’s programs, conservation priorities, policy efforts, and community engagement through a variety of methods to help further Audubon’s mission and goals. The position will be based in Michigan, Indiana or Wisconsin and will work closely with the team across the Great Lakes region.
$22.00-$25.00 / hour
Audubon Southwest (ASW) is seeking a Communications Manager. This person will create and implement communication strategies in support of ASW’s mission, brand, and conservation strategies in New Mexico and Arizona. Reporting to the Executive Director of ASW, the Communications Manager will primarily focus on digital outreach and engagement related to Audubon Southwest education, development, conservation, and advocacy strategies through email, social media engagement, and website management.
The ideal candidate is detail oriented, thrives in a fast-pasted environment, and passionate about engaging the public through social media, email campaigns, and other digital communication channels. This is an exciting time to join Audubon Southwest.
$70,000 / year
The Communications Manager will be primarily responsible for communications focused on Great Salt Lake, as well as communication needs for saline lakes across the Intermountain West. Working in close coordination with Audubon’s Saline Lakes Program Director and Executive Director of the Great Salt Lake Watershed Enhancement Trust (GSLWET), this role will lead the development and implementation of an integrated communications strategy that advances the goals of GSLWET, as well as Audubon’s goals.
As a key member of the growing GSLWET team, the Communications Manager will lead and coordinate the GSLWET communications committee, and will work in collaboration with communications professionals at The Nature Conservancy of Utah, the State of Utah, and the Community Foundation of Utah and will manage day-to-day communications needs for the program and GSLWET. The Communications Manager will also be responsible for coordinating with consultants, vendors, and staff in implementing a strategic communications program for the region. The Manager will coach program leaders to develop and deliver quality materials and generate social and digital media to publicize programs and conservation goals. The Communications Manager will also engage in national priority communications, as necessary, working with Audubon’s communications team.
This position will report directly to the Communications Director, Water, and will be based in the greater Salt Lake City area, working closely with the Saline Lakes Program and Western Water leadership.
$70,000-$80,000 / year
Audubon California is seeking a fellow for the Audubon Center at Debs Park; fellows are meant to engage a broad diversity of communities to create meaningful conservation solutions that work for birds, nature, and people. The Community Conservation Fellowship seeks to develop lasting relationships between urban communities and Audubon. The Fellow will engage communities in nature, environmental advocacy, and climate resilience over a 12-month period beginning July 1, 2023.
The 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 either Debs Park Center or the Richardson Bay Audubon Center. The Fellow will work with youth programming (14-21) for a year, as a part-time employee. 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. Through center-based programming, fellows will practice and develop skills by working with youth and communities – building up student leaders, advocates, and land stewards. Fellows 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.
This position is on-site at Audubon California Debs Park, 4700 Griffin Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90031
$15.50-$17.98 / hour
Reporting to the Facilities and Grounds Manager, the Coordinator, Grounds and Maintenance will support the daily operations at John James Audubon Center. This includes land and habitat management and improvements, maintenance of structures and equipment, ensuring accessible and safe grounds experiences for the visiting public, and the engagement and monitoring of volunteers.
$20-$22 / hour
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 National Audubon Society is implementing a strategic data platform to support its work in conservation. As the capabilities of the data platform grow, so does the demand for making available high-quality data sets across all areas of the organization.
This is a remote position within the Data and Analytics team. The Database Engineer will be charged with building data solutions within a modern-day data stack. This team member will work closely with other Data and Analytics team members (membership analytics, geospatial engineers, data scientists and software engineers) and report to the Director, Data Engineering.
Working closely with other Data and Analytics team members and project stakeholders, the Database Engineer will support projects such as:
- Participate in building out an enterprise data architecture that includes ELT, systems integration, governance, cataloging and quality control
- Improving inclusive outreach to prospective and current Audubon members by bringing together disparate data sets from CRM systems, census, demographic, social media and web analytics data sources
- Manage data related to conservation advocacy actions, which further the organization’s mission of equitably protecting birds, their habitats and the people who share them
- Integrating data from other conservation and research organizations to support scientific research and policy guidance
- Enabling geospatial processing of ornithological, climate, membership and demographic data within the data warehouse
- Support data science environment for ornithological and membership data. Implement MLOps workflows
Salary range based on geo-differentials:
$65,000 - $85,000 = All other locations
$75,000 - $95,000 = Alaska, Los Angeles, Connecticut, D.C., Chicago, Oyster Bay,NY
$85,000 - $110,000 = NYC, San Francisco, Seattle
The Development Associate will play an important role in Audubon’s fund development program in Florida acting as the primary contact for most donors and supporters at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, and maintaining a small portfolio of their own. This position will report to the Senior Manager, Major Giving and will work closely with the development and program team at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary. This is a full-time position based in Naples, Florida with the potential for a Florida-based remote office depending on location.
$22.00-$26.00 / hour
The Development Manager, reporting to thereporting to Senior Director, Major Giving and Campaigns, will focus on the qualification of prospects in Florida. 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 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 across Florida to create a portfolio of consistent annual funders giving at the $10,000+ level. To do so successfully, they will work closely with members of the development team, the Vice President, Senior Director, Executive Director Florida, program leaders in Florida, and volunteer board leaders. The right candidate will have lived experience working with people and communities of color—and demonstrated ability in doing so. This position is remote in Florida, with a preference for being based in the Orlando metro region.
$65,000-$70,000 / year
The Development Manager, reporting to the Senior Development Manager, Major Gifts, will focus on the qualification of prospects in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Carolinas, and other places as assigned. 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 across the above states with the aim of creating a portfolio of consistent annual funders giving at the $10,000+ level. To do so successfully, they will work closely with members of the development team, the Vice President, Senior Director, Senior Development Manager, Executive Directors leading field offices in the above states, other colleagues throughout the assigned areas, and volunteer board leaders. The right candidate will have lived experience working with people and communities of color—and demonstrated ability in doing so. This position is a hybrid role, based in the Philadelphia metro region with dedicated work space at the Discovery Center in Fairmont Park.
$70,000 / year
The Development Operations Associate will play a foundational role in Audubon’s development program. This position will report to the Director, Development Planning and Analysis and will work closely with the entire development operations team in support of Audubon’s ambitious fundraising goals and conservation priorities. They will serve as the key administrative support professional for the Development Operations team, ensuring systems accuracy, process integrity, and development operations best practices are maintained and enhanced. They should possess familiarity with data management best practices and an ability to quickly learn new concepts; an understanding of a variety of the development fields’ concepts and a command of development best practices and procedures are a plus.
The position requires the ability to act independently and within a team to plan and accomplish goals, the ability to deliver high-quality work under short deadlines, comfort with some ambiguity, flexibility, and creativity. The ideal candidate will be an entrepreneurial, organized, and thoughtful development professional interested in conservation with a commitment to data integrity and experience working with sensitive donor or client information.
$27.00-$32.00 / hour
Audubon's Digital Product Designer will work with the Digital Products team to lead UI/UX design efforts across our core digital properties, including Audubon.org, the Audubon Bird Guide app, and other digital projects within the Product team’s purview. This role will also collaborate closely with Audubon’s larger creative team, ensuring their work harmonizes with and helps evolve the design of the overall brand.
Salary range based on geo-differentials:
$100,000-$115,000 = NYC, San Francisco, Seattle;
$90,000-$105,000 = Alaska, California, Connecticut, D.C., Chicago, Oyster Bay, NY
$80,000-$95,000 = All other locations
Audubon’s Director of Board Relations is responsible for developing a best-in-class board relations function and team at Audubon. They foster an effective and engaged National Board of Directors in support of Audubon’s mission. The Director acts as the principal liaison between the Board of Directors and the CEO. They ensure that each Board Director’s service on the Audubon Board is highly beneficial to both the organization and the individual. They and their team provide best-in-class governance and administrative guidance and support to the CEO, Board Chair, and entire Board of Directors.
Reporting to the Chief of Staff, the Director is an important resource for the Board Directors and CEO and is responsible for developing, maintaining, and continuously improving the full suite of resources to assist the Board in their fiduciary, governance, and ambassador roles for Audubon. The Director will partner closely with the Audubon events team to design, plan, and host three Board Meetings annually.
The successful Director has deep experience with Boards of Directors, including knowledge of best practices in Board governance. They are also experienced in working closely with and in support of a chief executive. They possess a keen attention to detail and project management skills to oversee the planning, execution, and follow up to Board meetings. They will have experience navigating large, complex organizations through influence and collaboration. It is also essential that the person have experience in managing high-level relationships with discretion and in handling sensitive and confidential information.
$140,000 / year
The Director of Conservation will lead the development of conservation objectives and implementation of conservation strategies throughout Texas, ensuring alignment with the goals and objectives of the National Audubon Society, Central and Mississippi Flyways, and other strategic priority programs and projects. The Director will oversee Audubon Texas Conservation programs, collaborating with external partners such as natural resource agencies (federal, state, county, and municipal), non-profit conservation organizations, local Audubon chapters, universities, and commercial entities.
The Director will manage the conservation staff and project managers and collaborate closely with the Texas Executive Director and Vice President to develop conservation priorities and policies for the region. The Director will develop funding proposals to foundations, corporations, agencies, and individuals, and be responsible for identifying funding opportunities and managing funding relationships with natural resource agencies at multiple levels of governance. Reporting to the Texas Executive Director and Vice President, the Director is a senior leadership team member who will play a crucial role in developing and executing conservation priorities and measures for the Texas strategic plan. This highly organized and effective conservation leader will bring a collaborative drive, inspirational energy and proven programmatic development and execution skills to the role, leading a dynamic portfolio of conservation actions across Texas grounded in efforts to address the growing threats of biodiversity loss.
$110,000 – $115,000 / year
The National Audubon Society is seeking a Director of Safety to join its conservation team. As the Director of Safety, the focus will be continual learning and understanding of the diverse work within the Audubon Network (including chapters) and the issues that staff face both in physical and emotional safety. Through this work, the Director will help evolve Audubon's safety practices, philosophy, and organizational culture that aligns our work and staff around a shared view of risk management principles. The Director will help create and promote an inclusive, mission-aligned organization that balances work and safety.
$90,000-$105,000 / year
Audubon is seeking a motivated, dynamic individual to serve as its Director, Coastal Resilience for Connecticut (CT) and New York (NY). They will lead our efforts to work with chapters, community based-organizations, coastal communities, and elected officials to protect birds and nature and improve the health and resilience of our coastline. The Director, Coastal Resilience is a high-level position that will advance federal and state policies. They will promote coastal resiliency planning and nature-based solutions and deliver public dollars to coastal resiliency projects (e.g., restoration of salt marshes, beaches, dunes, and barrier islands) that provide important habitat for priority birds and provide protection to coastal communities from storm events.
To advance these policies, the Director will help organize, cultivate, and lead a high-level coalition of government agencies, municipalities, conservation organizations, businesses, and other coastal resiliency stakeholders. They will develop and pursue a shared strategy for coastal resiliency and facilitate identification and implementation of on-the-ground projects.
This role will report to the Executive Director and be located at an Audubon office in the coastal region of NY or CT (e.g., the Greenwich Audubon Center in CT or the Theodore Roosevelt Audubon Center in NY).
$115,000-$130,000 / year
Reporting to the VP, Development, the Director, Development Planning and Analysis leads Audubon Development’s planning and analysis (P&A) team of four and co-leads Audubon’s Development Operations team with the Director of Prospect Development. Their portfolio includes responsibility for overseeing and managing all aspects of projecting, tracking, analyzing, and reporting on philanthropic revenue; fundraiser portfolio architecture and moves management systems; and accurate support for all aspects of donor data management, systems training, and hygiene/audit of systems and tools across the network. They lead and manage a team of analysts and work closely with members of the fundraising, finance, and IT teams to deliver exceptional work in service of Audubon’s ambitious fundraising goals and conservation priorities.
The ideal candidate will have a comprehensive knowledge of fundraising infrastructure and analytics, preferably in a large and complex operation with diversified funding streams. They will be data-driven and committed to the “science” of fundraising, while at the same time having an appreciation and understanding of the “art” of philanthropy. They will be naturally inquisitive, demonstrate creativity and fluidity in approach and process, and possess strong tactical data management skills.
The Director must be a strategic thinker, who can visualize data, see trends, identify opportunities for growth as well as efficiencies of scale, and design tools for communicating observations both technically and in a way that is understood by those who may not be systems thinkers. They will have exceptional written and oral communication skills and a demonstrated commitment to a collaborative work style.
The successful candidate is an entrepreneurial, results-driven, development professional who is adept at enterprise level thinking while also able to get granular when needed to identify anomalies and errors as well as emerging opportunities.
$130,000 - $145,000/ year
Reporting to the VP, Development, Central and Mississippi Flyways, the Director, Major Giving will assist in growing the major gifts program primarily across the Texas and Delta territories (Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi) for the National Audubon Society. They do so through collaborative fundraising efforts together with field leadership, regionally-based current and former national board members, advisory board members, 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 100 – 150 major gift donors and prospects based primarily in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi and capable of giving $10,000 + annually
- Partner with regionally based current and former advisory and fiduciary board members to deepen relationships throughout Texas and the Delta Region
- Establish a framework for increased annual fundraising results for Audubon’s programs in the Texas and the Delta and from donors based in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi
- Lead Texas and Audubon Delta’s Advisory Board engagement activities related to fundraising and participate in board development activities together with field leadership
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 prospects and volunteers) and revenue (value of gifts; the number of solicitations; success rate of solicitations; and achievement of programmatic contributed revenue goals—for Texas, Delta, Flyway and National programs). 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.
Reporting to the Vice President and Executive Director, Audubon Delta the Director, Strategic Operations will provide high-level programmatic and operational support for Audubon Delta, a regional office of National Audubon Society encompassing Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. Specifically, they will be responsible for efficient and smooth management and the seamless integration of Delta staff and centers into the Delta Region and National Audubon Society’s (NAS) operations.
The Director will develop and implement efficient long-term office and organizational management that supports team success. They will provide general business guidance and support to the team on issues of financial management and reporting, strategic planning, fundraising, contracting, human resources, outreach, and grants.
$101,500 / year
The National Audubon Society is offering a crash course in how to create an award-winning magazine and website. As a full-time fellow, the journalist will have the chance to be a valuable member of our team, contributing both digital and print content and getting a behind-the-scenes look at what it’s like to be an editor at a major publication. This fellowship is a training ground for a long-term, successful career in journalism. Ideal candidates will have strong writing and communication skills as well as an interest in covering topics ranging from science, environmental, and conservation news to social justice. Immersed in the day-to-day operations, the fellow will hone the skill of creating fresh and accurate content on fast-paced deadlines and develop a stronger ability to tell longer, engaging narrative stories. The intent is for fellows to gain experience, published work, and job savvy that will help them land a staff job or launch a successful freelance career.
The fellowship is 35 hours per week with a pay of $18 an hour. The position is fully remote with the option to work out of Audubon's New York City headquarters. The fellowship spans a period of up to six months, from July to December.
To apply, please upload a one-page cover letter, one-page resume, and links to three to five writing samples. The links can be included in the cover letter.
$18.00 / hour
The Education Manager is responsible for all aspects of planning, developing, delivering, and managing all environmental education activities, programs, events, and promotion at Audubon’s Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary. Tasks include staff recruitment, training, and management; education program, activity and event delivery and oversight; communications and marketing; report writing and review; budget and statistics planning, tracking and management; coordination of educational exhibits and displays; and support of other conservation activities at the Sanctuary.
The Education Manager will also lead the implementation of Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary’s strategic education objectives and goals, as well as establish and launch new and innovative education program models. The Education Manager must be able to work well under pressure and manage a fast-paced schedule, be a skilled and effective communicator, and be able to effectively lead programs for ages two to adult, including school programs. Most work will take place at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, with occasional visits and meetings in other locations.
$52,000 - $60,000 / year
The National Audubon Society Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging (EDIB) team seeks a dynamic and detail-oriented candidate to join our growing team. Reporting to the Chief EDIB Officer, this position will provide high level operational and administrative support to the Chief EDIB Officer, as well as support the tactical delivery of select projects in the EDIB portfolio.
This is a new position and will be key part of the EDIB Department. The Program Associate, EDIB must possess high-quality judgement, prioritization and organizational skills and drive tasks / projects to completion under limited supervision and collaboratively as part of a team.
The EDIB team is highly collaborative and passionate about National Audubon Society staff and programs.
$20 - $26 / hour (contingent on geo-differential)
The Grange Insurance Audubon Center seeks an energetic and qualified candidate to oversee the efforts of the front desk during weekend open hours and special events. This position reports to the center director and works directly with guests and vendors to ensure a positive experience, that guests are good stewards of the 18,000 sq ft. LEED-Certified building and in promoting our mission and membership. Additionally, this position will have an opportunity to assist special projects, data entry for membership and attendance.
This position is scheduled approximately 20-22 hours a week. This position is required to work most weekends and weekdays, both daytime and evening shifts, to cover front desk and/or rental and special events. Evening shift can go as late as 1:00 am. It will also have one to two standard shifts during the work week. These shifts may vary from week to week depending on rental and special events scheduling.
$15.00 / hour
The part-time Events Assistants will provide support services at The John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove for weddings and other celebratory events taking place at the site. These are seasonal positions. Shifts include weekday and weekend evenings. Work schedules and total hours worked will vary based on the candidate’s availability and flexibility.
$17.00 / hour
The Executive Engagement Manager is responsible for planning and implementing all facets of engagement events and opportunities for the Chief Executive Officer, Chief Conservation Officer, and other Executive Team members at Audubon. Working under the direction of the Senior Manager, Executive Communications with a dotted line to the Vice President, Principal Giving, the Executive Engagement Manager is responsible for coordinating across the Development, Conservation, Marketing & Communications, Executive Office, and other teams to ensure the seamless execution of engagement activities and events.
The Manager is responsible for the scheduling, agenda development, and follow through of all Executive engagement strategy and planning meetings. They will develop and execute a consistent and rigorous approach to ensure the executive engagement strategy is implemented seamlessly. The successful Manager possesses a keen attention to detail and follow-up skills to see a project through from beginning to end. They will have experience navigating in matrixed environments and thrive within a team dynamic. The ideal individual will exercise good judgment in a wide range of situations, with strong written and verbal communication, administrative and organizational skills, and the ability to maintain a realistic balance among multiple priorities. This position offers a combination of in-office and virtual work. Compensation:$85k-$95k/yearly
Our full-time seasonal Outdoor Educator will report to the Director of Public Programs and lead and support outdoor education and nature interpretation programs on-site for Sanctuary visitors of all ages. This will primarily include delivering summer camp for children ages 6-12, along with guided tours for visiting groups, nature birthday parties, 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, as required. This position is classified as full-time, seasonal at a rate of $15.00 per hour, from approximately May 29 to July 21, 2023.
Rustic, shared accommodations are available on-site, as a taxable employment benefit. Please indicate in your application if you require on-site accommodations.
$15.00 / hour
The regional offices of the National Audubon Society are leaders and integral members of a community of conservation practice, establishing innovative programs to protect, conserve, and enhance habitat for a wide variety of bird species throughout the upper Midwest and beyond.
The Grassland Ecologists will work closely with local landowners to implement working lands programs, including the Audubon Conservation Ranching (ACR) Program and a variety of voluntary range and grassland conservation tools. The Grassland Ecologist will work in partnership within a community of conservation groups including sustainable agriculture organizations, and agencies to deliver robust private landowner programming. These working lands programs aim to improve private landowners’ ability to practice bird-friendly land management. The Grassland Ecologist will be responsible for engaging, cultivating, and enrolling landowners into these programs and assisting them with implementation of innovative land management practices.
Utilizing habitat management plans (HMPs), the Grassland Ecologist will partner with landowners to determine land management goals and ensure program compliance. These HMPs support practices such as adaptive grazing, prescribed fire, grass and rangeland restoration, invasive species removal, and establishing rotational grazing infrastructure. HMPs rely on the designation of priority grassland bird species for each ranch or project site. The Grassland Ecologist will also conduct and/or support vegetation, bird, and soil monitoring to ensure landowners are compliant with program goals and are enhancing their grasslands to benefit grassland birds.
There are two open positions, one based in Minnesota as part of the Audubon Minnesota Iowa Missouri regional office, and another based in Wisconsin as part of the Audubon Great Lakes regional office.
$52,500 / year plus benefits
The Sharon Audubon Center and Miles Audubon Sanctuary comprise nearly 2,000 acres of forest, trails, wetlands, fields, gardens, and grounds, managed primarily to provide excellent habitat for birds. An additional objective is to provide a safe, welcoming, and accessible venue for people to enjoy the landscape and wildlife of Northwest CT. Achieving these objectives requires intensive management during the growing season.
The Land Management Assistant is a seasonal position running from April through August, with a 35-hour work week, reporting to Sharon Audubon’s Land and Facilities Manager, to assist as needed with all aspects of maintaining wildlife habitat, visitor areas, facilities, and buildings at the Sharon Audubon Center and Miles Sanctuary.
$20.00 / hour
The Land Management Intern will be responsible for assisting with Audubon’s robust forest management and restoration program with a focus on inventory and restoration work at the Silver Bluff Center and Sanctuary in Aiken, SC. Main duties will be assisting the Sanctuary Manager, and Assistant Manager in ongoing forest stand inventory, prescribed burning, invasive species control, and general facilities maintenance activities. This is a full-time, Intern position that will begin approximately May 1st. The start date will be determined by the selected applicants’ schedule and availability.
$15.00 / hour
This is a remote position and reports to Director of Data Engineering, the Lead Data Engineer will be charged with implementing and enhancing data infrastructure that is core to the Data and Analytics team mission. This infrastructure is built using modern-day data tools and platforms and will support the technology strategy and services that enable data-powered work and maximize Audubon’s mission impact. Data science, analytics, geographic mapping, and business intelligence are essential to how Audubon does its work across business teams including conservation, science, advocacy, marketing, fundraising, and finance. The Data Engineering team within Audubon’s Data and Analytics group plays a key role in empowering that work and needs an engineer who will be responsible for building and maintaining the infrastructure that will enable this mission. As a key thought leader, this engineer will participate in guiding the team on data governance, quality and security.
They will work closely with the Director of Data Engineering to enhance and implement the strategic data platform for the National Audubon Society that will support projects such as:
- Migratory Bird Initiative, a multi-year project to track and aggregate varied data sources about migratory bird species, where they go, and the threats they face
- Integrate data from multiple sources (e.g., email, website interactions, CRM and volunteer activity, voter files, demographic data to support inclusion and equity metrics) into a data warehouse and building optimized views and workflows for analysis, reporting, and dashboard visualization
- Identify, evaluate, and implement infrastructure solutions for unified business intelligence, data warehousing, scaling and parallel processing, and machine learning
- Proactive data analysis to identify issues and implement a plan to improve the quality and integrity of operational data, particularly constituent data across data-heavy systems like Salesforce and EveryAction
- Advise on the design, build, and maintenance of structured databases to track curated data such as bird species taxonomies, bird-friendly native plants by geolocation, and important bird areas, along with product and engineering staff
- Convert raster data of predictive bird species ranges based on climate change models to vector features to enable enterprise GIS analysis and further conservation research
The key technologies currently leveraged by the Data Engineering team include: Snowflake, Fivetran, OvalEdge, Apache Airflow, Sigma, Mulesoft and ArcGIS.
Salary range based on geo-differentials:
$140,000 - $155,000 = NYC, San Francisco, Seattle;
$135,000 - $145,000 = Alaska, California, Connecticut, D.C., Chicago, Oyster Bay, NY
$120,000 - $135,000 = All other locations
The Manager, Public Programs will play a lead role in the development, execution, and delivery of programs that drive attendance, expand the guest experience, and grow and diversify the audience at the Audubon Center at Debs Park. The Public Programs Manager will be responsible for the development, implementation, and delivery of innovative programs that support and align with the Center’s conservation, educational, and public programs and with Audubon California and National strategies and initiatives. This position is a supervisory position that reports to the Center Director.
Additionally, they will work with the Center Director to expand the center’s flagship programs around youth conservation leadership and development. The Public Programs Manager must be a strategic thinker, skilled at building internal and external partnerships, and an effective communicator with diverse audiences (youth, policymakers, families, and conservation partners).
This position is on-site at the Audubon California – Debs Park Center, Los Angeles, CA.
$68,000 / year
Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary, Tiburon, CA, is looking for nature-loving individuals with a passion for engaging young children on the wonders of the outdoors and environmental science.
Audubon Adventure Summer Camp is fully inclusive and consists of one week of staff training and 9 week-long sessions for children ages 4-7. Time commitment is 10 weeks: June 12th-August 18th.
$20.00 / hour
Reporting to the Photo Director, the Network Photographer will use a keen eye and technical skill to document, via still photography and video, events and stories that unfold throughout Audubon’s vast network of chapters, offices, centers, and partners. Between assignments, the Network Photographer will play a critical role in archiving and researching photographic content for use by the organization.
$70,000-$80,000 / year
The Office Coordinator will be a critical member of the Audubon Vermont team, which works to protect birds, other wildlife and their habitats by engaging people of all ages in education, conservation, stewardship and action. The Office Coordinator will provide administrative support to Audubon Vermont, including the Green Mountain Audubon Center. Responsibilities will include a combination of office-management support tasks including assisting with the preparation of communications materials, timely processing of gifts and gift acknowledgements, payables, and administrative tasks to ensure the smooth and efficient operation of Audubon Vermont’s office. The successful candidate will be a team player with excellent communication skills and a commitment to Audubon’s conservation mission.
This position is a full-time, 35 hours/week position with benefits that will be based at the Green Mountain Audubon Center in Huntington. Work week is Monday – Friday with occasional evening and weekend work.
The position is located at the Green Mountain Audubon Center in Huntington, Vermont and reports to the Vice President, and Executive Director of Audubon Vermont. Must be able to work occasionally on evenings and weekends. This position includes full benefits. Salary based on experience.
$17.00 - $19.00 / hour
Audubon Delta is the regional office of the National Audubon Society, encompassing the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi, and combining the former state office of Audubon Louisiana with two other state offices. The National Audubon Society protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow, throughout the Americas using science, advocacy, education, and on-the-ground conservation. Audubon has had a presence on the Gulf Coast for nearly a century and is invested thoroughly in the region. Audubon Delta has built a reputation as a pragmatic advocate for clean energy transition, backed by best available science and supported by inclusive coalition-building.
Reporting to the Director of Policy for Audubon Delta, the Policy Manager, Energy, is a key member of the Audubon Delta policy team, focusing on climate and clean energy issues engagement across Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. This position will work to target and promote Audubon’s support for the rapid deployment of responsibly sited and operated transmission and generation infrastructure to hasten the transition to clean energy. The incumbent will work closely with Audubon national and state staff, chapters, industry, federal, state and local government agencies, grid planning organizations and other partners.
The Policy Manager, Energy will be responsible for managing and growing Audubon’s Transmission initiative, monitoring and engaging in dockets at public service commissions in the three Delta region states and in the City of New Orleans, and participating in offshore wind initiatives in the Gulf as appropriate. The work will include: drafting policy technical comments and filing in dockets that align with Audubon Delta priorities, engagement and advocacy to improve transmission planning, siting, and permitting policies through federal, RTO, state and local transmission planning and permitting processes, member and policy-maker education on the importance of improved transmission and clean energy transition policies, and advocacy in support of priority transmission and clean energy transition projects.
**This position will work remotely and can be located in Arkansas, Mississippi, or Louisiana.
$75,000 / year
Reporting to the Executive Director of the Great Salt Lake Watershed Enhancement Trust (GSLWET or Trust), Program Director, GSLWET, will be a key member of the growing GSLWET and the National Audubon Society (Audubon) Saline Lakes Program team, working in collaboration with The Nature Conservancy of Utah (TNC), the State of Utah, and the Community Foundation of Utah, as we launch the Trust.
GSLWET has been established pursuant to an Act passed by the Utah Legislature in 2022. Working with partners, the Trust will:
- Support voluntary water leases and acquisitions to retain existing flows or enhance flows and improve water quality and quantity for wildlife areas at Great Salt Lake.
- Protect and restore upstream wetlands and habitats in the Great Salt Lake's surrounding ecosystem to benefit the hydrology of the Great Salt Lake.
- Identify priority areas and protect essential habitats and hydrology connected with the lake, including areas providing return flow and groundwater recharge.
- Identify and address infrastructure needs and projects to improve water distribution or otherwise respond to low water levels and rising salinity in the lake.
- Support water management and planning efforts with key stakeholders.
Under the leadership of the Executive Director, the Program Director will help build and lead the new Trust focused on Great Salt Lake. They will help oversee GSLWET operations and projects through to success, including meeting project deadlines, financial goals, and coordinating the work of key staff and partners. Together, with the Executive Director, they will be responsible for managing priority strategies and programs. Additionally, this role will help with local and regional development and outreach opportunities (donors, foundations, and grants) to support the work of the Trust.
This a hybrid role based in Utah, with an expectation of an average of at least three (3) days a week in the Salt Lake City office.
$100,000-$110,000 / year
Audubon North Carolina has a robust forest program that has included working with private landowners and public land managers in the forested landscapes in the state to implement forest management practices to enhance habitat for priority birds. Reporting to the Director of Conservation, and working with other State and Center Staff, the Forests Project Manager will be charged with leading forest protection and stewardship efforts across North Carolina. The position will have a specific focus on landscapes identified by Audubon scientists as priority forests.
This role will contribute to Audubon’s Healthy Forests and Climate initiatives that protect and restore Climate Stronghold Forests across the Atlantic Flyway. They will co-create and conduct education and outreach programs in partnership with strategic partners targeting forest owners and managers, both public and private, to promote sustainable forest management techniques that create and protect habitat required by priority forest bird species. The Project Manager will effectively train foresters on bird-friendly management practices; conduct field assessments, and consult with forest land owners and managers on management plans for their properties.
They will collaborate with Audubon staff from North Carolina and other states in the Atlantic Flyway, as well as with partner organizations that share Audubon’s forest conservation objectives. In addition, the Forest Project Manager will work with and advise Audubon North Carolina’s Director of Conservation as well as other program leads (e.g. Bird Friendly Communities, Coastal Resilience, and Policy) in the pursuit of policies and programs that promote and support our forest conservation goals.
National Audubon Society is in the process of completing a new strategic plan and Audubon North Carolina is finalizing a complementary state implementation plan. The Forests Project Manger will contribute to both of these processes. Forest focus areas have been identified throughout the Atlantic Flyway, with a long-term goal of increasing the proportions of those areas that are protected from conversion to non-forest uses and managed in ways that are compatible with the habitat needs of priority species. These forests also provide nature-based solutions for the effects of climate change through carbon storage, sequestration, and climate resilience.
$55,000 - $60,000 / year
The Rangeland Ecologist will work closely with local landowners to implement working lands programs, including the Audubon Conservation Ranching (ACR) Program and various voluntary rangeland conservation tools. This position will partner with a conservation community, including sustainable agriculture organizations and agencies, to deliver robust private landowner programming. These working lands programs aim to improve private landowners’ ability to practice bird-friendly land management. The Rangeland Ecologist will be responsible for engaging, cultivating, and enrolling landowners into these programs and assisting them with implementation of innovative land management practices.
Developing habitat management plans (HMPs), the Rangeland Ecologist will partner with landowners to determine land management goals and ensure program compliance. These HMPs support practices such as adaptive grazing, prescribed fire, grass and rangeland restoration, invasive species removal, and establishing rotational grazing infrastructure. HMPs rely on the designation of priority bird species for each ranch or project site. The Rangeland Ecologist will also conduct and support vegetation, bird, and soil monitoring to ensure landowners are compliant with program goals and are enhancing their grasslands to benefit grassland birds .
This position is remote with a preference for being based in the Central/Southern California region, with periodic meetings at the Sacramento Audubon office.
$62,400 / year
The seasonal Research Associate will work on the Everglades Science Centers fish crew and report to the State Director of Research. Their primary responsibilities will be laboratory work and recording data. The positions will last for approximately 12 weeks with an hourly rate of $15.00 per hour and an estimated 40-hour work week.
The seasonal Field Technician is a full-time position assisting essential research studies. Their main focus is identifying prey fish populations within the mangrove zones of the Everglades National Park, Biscayne National Park, and the Florida Keys. Data for this project was previously collected using a 9M2 drop system, throw traps, and seines throughout the mangrove coastal zone during the winter of 2022.
Responsibilities will primarily consist of identifying fish, recording data onto lab sheets, and accurately entering data into databases. Applicants may occasionally be asked to assist with other tasks associated with the various projects at Everglades Science Center.
The start Employment period will run from June to August 2023; some flexibility may be granted within those dates. Candidate must have reliable transportation.
This position is on-site at Audubon Florida Tavernier Science Center.
$15.00 / hour
Restoration Interns play a critical role in the management and restoration of Forest Preserves of Cook County (FPCC) and Chicago Park District (CPD) Natural Areas. Under the direction of Audubon's Stewardship Program Associate, Restoration Intern - Crew Chief and Restoration Intern - Assistant Crew Chief, Restoration Interns will help to restore ecological health and integrity of prairie, savanna, woodland, wetland, and hemimarsh habitats by removing invasive species at various preserves and natural areas in Cook County. This internship is an excellent opportunity to gain experience in natural areas management and land stewardship, as well as contribute to the growing network of individuals and organizations in the Chicago area that possess a personal commitment to conservation.
It is preferred but not required that interns have reliable transportation to and from work sites. Interns will report to the Stewardship Program Associate and preference will be given to those who commit to the full length of the program. The program is physically rigorous and challenging but offers interesting and educational experiences to an energetic and motivated individual. The positions are offered through Audubon’s Wings Internship program in partnership with the FPCC and CPD.
This program offers:
• Paid position with competitive compensation.
• Reimbursement of mileage to and from work sites.
• Uniforms, work vests and personal protective equipment (PPE) provided by Audubon.
• Ecological certifications, licenses, conference, and field seminar experience.
This role is on-site and based out of Audubon Great Lakes (125 S. Wacker Dr., Suite 2125, Chicago, IL 60606).
Forest Preserves District of Cook County (Powderhorn Nature Preserve, Orland Grassland, Michigan City Road Savanna, + multiple other properties), Chicago Park District (Deadstick Pond, Marian Byrnes, Big Marsh Park, and Indian Ridge Marsh Park).
Several positions available
Positions start between May 1 and May 25 and end between August 15 and September 15, depending on site Audubon's Seabird Institute manages seven island research stations off the coast of Maine that support breeding colonies of Arctic, Common, Roseate, and Least Terns, Atlantic Puffins, Black Guillemots, Razorbills, Laughing Gulls, Common Eiders, Leach’s Storm-Petrels, and wading birds (study species vary by island). Work includes, but is not limited to: monitoring seabird populations, productivity, and growth; conducting seabird diet studies; banding and resighting birds; removing invasive vegetation; educating island visitors; assisting with predator management; data entry and proofing; and camp maintenance.
Primitive camping and working on offshore islands are required. At each island, a cabin or wall tent serves as the base of field operations, and field team members sleep in their own tents. Island field stations have limited electricity (solar panels power research needs), propane stoves, composting toilets, and no running water (rainwater is collected for washing; drinking water is brought from the mainland). Communications with the mainland are via cell or VOIP phone, depending on location, with VHF radios as back-up. Island field teams consist of 2 to 5 people (depending on island and time of year) and are led by the Island Supervisor. All field team members participate in seabird research and camp maintenance duties. For the welfare of the birds, field work is highly weather-dependent. The work week may stretch across seven days. Days can be long and weekend work may be required.
Island work schedule and daily duties are determined by the Island Supervisor, following established work plans and procedures. Daily schedules will vary based on weather (no entry into the seabird colony is permitted during inclement weather to protect the nesting terns) and time of the nesting season. Daily activities may include the following: island-wide morning bird count at 0600 hours; collection of weather data three times per day; one to two 3-hour “stints” in the observation blinds for data collection; seabird trapping and banding; productivity monitoring; trail maintenance; invasive plant removal; predator control; computer data entry; daily journal log entries; and maintenance of camp facilities.
Following a brief orientation period on the mainland (shared housing provided), field teams will spend the entire field season living on-island. Food is provided. At inshore field sites (3 of the 7 islands), teams may have the ability to go ashore to assist with procuring food and supplies for the field station, approximately every 2-3 weeks. On offshore islands, food and supplies will be delivered approximately every 3 weeks.
$15.00-$16.50 / hour
South Louisiana is a popular destination for tourists, fishermen, and beachgoers. Birds including Least Terns, Wilson's Plovers, and Common Nighthawks nest on these beaches, creating the potential for disturbance by recreational users of private and public lands.
In partnership with other organizations, the Seasonal Coastal Bird Technician will help buffer beach-nesting bird sites against the threats of human disturbance, and work with community members to provide protection efforts and offer outreach and education opportunities to visitors. The program will have a strong bird-monitoring component, which will involve tracking nests, chicks, and their fates, to understand the impacts of human disturbance, predation, and other environmental stresses on breeding productivity.
Supervised by the Coastal Stewardship Manager, the Seasonal Coastal Bird Technician will demonstrate and gain skills in outreach and education (virtual and/or in-person), as well as have opportunities to intimately monitor and protect charismatic beach-nesting bird species.
We will hire one full-time seasonal position based in Grand Isle and two full-time seasonal positions based in Cameron Parish. The position will start in 3 April 2023 and terminate in early August (~20 weeks).