Reporting to the Sanctuary Director, the Associate Director is primarily responsible for the oversight and management of staff, volunteers and budgets supporting the Blair Audubon Visitor Center visitor experience programs. They will provide leadership, ensure visitor and education programming and support Audubon’s mission and goals for the Sanctuary and greater Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed, Big Cypress and Everglades ecosystems. They will plan budgets, project revenue and manage expenses associated with all programs related to visitor experience. Additionally, the Associate Director will play a lead role in marketing the Corkscrew Swamp experience to attract visitors and program participants, all while embracing and advancing the Sanctuary’s mission which aims to influence conservation of the Greater Everglades.
The Associate Director will lead the Blair Audubon Visitor Center operations and guest services including Admissions, its Nature Store and Gallery Cafe sales, general visitor and volunteer assistance, and membership sales as well as public and youth education programs.
COVID-19 mitigation at the Blair Audubon Visitor Center includes frequent sanitation, a Plexi glass partition, Merv-13 filtration system, timed ticketing, mask requirement inside the Visitors Center, and the closure of some amenities.
This is a full-time position working 40 hours per week. Ability to work evenings and weekends required.
The Business Analyst is an IT role that serves in a lead project and support function across business units for addressing business process and IT systems needs and implementing system enhancements and bug fixes. This includes troubleshooting issues with supported systems and handing off issues to senior analysts, administrators, and/or application support or engineering teams, as necessary. The Business Analyst will also help implement computer system requirements by defining and analyzing system problems and designing and testing standards and solutions. The person in this role will work on core IT projects that support Audubon’s operations across the organization, including its network of field offices, and will report to the Director of IT & Application Development.
The Center Associate (part-time) will provide high-quality administrative support to the Audubon Greenwich Center and programs. Specifically, they will be responsible for providing excellent customer service, executing rental contracts, staffing the Center’s front desk on weekends, and encouraging visitors to connect with the Center’s mission and educational materials. The position is located in Greenwich, CT, reports to the Center Director and will have a 25 hour/week schedule, Thursdays through Sundays.
About the location and the hours:
**The position will be located at Audubon Greenwich location and will report to the Center Director.
**The position is considered PART TIME and will work up to 25 hour/week schedule, **Thursdays through Sundays with Saturday and Sunday being most critical. May have flexibility to accommodate workdays, as needed, outside of weekends.
The Conservation Education Intern will assist the Education Manager with many different aspects of the Audubon Center for Birds of Prey education program. This is a six-month part time, paid position running from January through June.
The Conservation Education Intern works under the guidance and direct supervision of the Education Manager, however, the entire staff is available to interns for special interest sessions, guidance, and assistance. The intern may also work with Center volunteers, the general public, school teachers, and Center guests. The intern will be leading programming that focuses on conservation, saving energy and protecting habitat for birds to participants of all ages. With spring and early summer being the busiest times for the Center’s Education department, the intern will gain experience in organizing fundraisers, special educational events, and summer camp lessons.
The intern will have the opportunity to learn and gain valuable skills as it relates to operations of a nature center, developing content for programs, program delivery, marketing, and social media.
The Development Coordinator will play an important role in Audubon’s fund development program in Nebraska. This position will report to the National Audubon Society’s Director of Development, Audubon Nebraska and will work closely with Audubon Nebraska leaders and with development staff throughout the Central Flyway. This is a full-time position located in Omaha, Nebraska.
Reporting to the Director, Digital Platforms, the Digital Platforms Data Manager will provide industry-leading technical support, systems administration, and training to support Audubon’s EveryAction/VAN users. The person in this role will help Audubon’s educators, volunteer coordinators, grassroots organizers, and Audubon Center directors engage local communities across the country with beautifully templated emails, intelligent segmentation and automation, and accessible online interfaces, in collaboration with Audubon’s national marketing, advocacy, and fundraising teams.
"Remote work considered for qualified candidates"
Audubon South Carolina is seeking a seasoned and visionary leader to serve as Director of Conservation for the South Carolina office of the National Audubon Society, helping advance its mission to protect birds and the places they, and we, need to thrive using science, advocacy, education, and on-the-ground conservation.
Reporting to the Vice President and Executive Director for Audubon South Carolina, the Director of Conservation will help bring National Audubon’s conservation strategies and priorities to life in South Carolina by developing a comprehensive vision and science-driven, landscape-level with conservation goals to guide Audubon’s conservation work in the state— with a particular focus on increasing climate resiliency through restoring and protecting critical coastal, marsh and forest habitat and mitigating the impacts of climate change through sustainable forestry and agricultural practices.
The Director of Conservation will define measures of success, develop implementation plans, track conservation activities, report on progress toward goals, and manage and grow the state conservation team to support these efforts. They will work closely with natural resource agencies, other conservation organizations, and stakeholders across National Audubon and Atlantic Flyway offices to ensure the successful planning and implementation of Audubon South Carolina’s conservation programs. This includes coordinating with members of Audubon’s Science, Network, and Policy teams to ensure alignment between state and national conservation science, engagement programs, and policy agendas to enhance Audubon’s conservation impact at every level.
They will also work closely with Audubon’s Fundraising and Finance teams to secure funding and shape sustainable income streams to support Audubon South Carolina’s conservation priorities, with responsibilities to include cultivating and stewarding donors; developing and managing funding proposals for foundations, corporations, government agencies, and individuals; and creating a culture of philanthropy among Audubon South Carolina’s conservation team.
Audubon South Carolina is committed to building equitable, resilient, and healthy communities in which every member benefit from the joy and value of nature. The Director of Conservation is expected to embody these values in his/her/their direction and vision.
Reporting to the VP, Development, the Director, Major Giving and Campaigns will assist in growing the major gifts program at the National Audubon Society 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 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 magazine, the editorially independent publication of the National Audubon Society, uses explanatory and advocacy journalism, as well as stunning original photography, to inform its readers about the natural world, inspire them to care passionately about that world, and motivate them to take action on its behalf. Audubon’s editorial intern contributes meaningfully to that effort via both the print publication and website.
Ideal candidates will have strong writing and communication skills as well as an interest in covering topics ranging from science and conservation news to climate change and environmental justice. A basic level of comfort with science is a must, but the heart of this seasonal internship is reporting, pitching, researching, and writing. Strong candidates will have experience with those journalistic practices. At the end of the experience, the intern should walk away with solid clips as well as an in-depth understanding of what it's like to work as an editor at a major publication.
The paid internship ($15/hour) is up to 35 hours per week and lasts approximately 14-16 weeks, running from mid-January through mid-May (start and end dates are flexible). This is a remote-work position.
To apply, please upload a one-page cover letter, one-page resume, and links to three to five writing clips. Links to clips can be included with the cover letter. Please upload PDFs.
For those interested in environmental education, Audubon Vermont provides students and recent graduates with a paid internship. The Intern will have an opportunity to gain practical experience, teaching students (ages from preschool through high school) while working directly with GMAC’s team of professional Teacher/Naturalists. The work will include some or all of the following programs:
- School Programs: Field trips and outreach comprise the core of our education programs
- Preschool-age students visit for 1-2 hours programs including Snug in the Snow, Tricky Tracks, Wilderness Skills, and Maple Sugaring.
- Elementary and Middle school students visit for half or full-day programs including Secret Lives of Trees, All About Birds, Wilderness Skills, Insect Investigations, Wetlands and Watersheds, and Maple Sugaring
- Forest Preschool: We invite preschoolers (ages 3-5) to spend Friday & Monday mornings in the woods, at our Forest Camp. Seasonal changes guide our weekly theme and activities, with plenty of sensory exploration and free play time.
- Public Programs: We offer programs on various seasonal topics throughout the year for adults and youth. Interns will have the opportunity to host their own program.
- Virtual programs and webinars: During the COVID pandemic the Audubon Vermont team began offering presentations and webinars, including an intern-driven and organized series called "Tough Conversations." Our spring interns will have the opportunity to work together with Policy Interns to plan and organize another Tough Conversations.
All seasonal interns will gain experience and/or knowledge in:
- Local natural history, teaching and public speaking expertise, program planning experience, and research skills.
- Leading and co-leading small groups of students through seasonal programs.
- Developing lesson plans and curricula for an outdoor setting.
- Connecting kids with nature through the arts of questioning, storytelling, and role-modeling interest and empathy towards all living things.
Each intern will work with the Education Manager to develop a customized teaching schedule and semester-long project, based on your individual learning goals.
Schedule: The programs occur Monday through Friday during the school day (8am-3pm). Interns must be able to commit to 14 hours per week, Monday-Friday, and must be available to teach on those days between 8am and 3pm. Candidates must have reliable transportation to/from the Green Mountain Audubon Center.
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 Educator is an essential team member and will be responsible for planning, developing and presenting quality programming to children and adults that is aligned with Audubon priorities. They will also be responsible for helping maintain positive relationships with staff, volunteers, program participants, teachers, community members and other stakeholders.
Reporting to the Email Marketing Manager, the Email Marketing Coordinator is charged with supporting the production and distribution of national and network email communications ensuring Audubon reaches and engages target audiences. In other words, keeping our list of 800,000 subscribers happy, healthy, and primed to engage in digital advocacy or fundraising.
The ideal candidate will be a creative and dynamic writer who will bring an analytical approach to content creation and have experience building and deploying emails within an CRM. They will be responsible for supporting Audubon’s engagement email and messaging programs as measured by engaging target audience and steadily increasing active email subscribers.
This is an exciting opportunity for a talented professional to join an organization in a great period of growth and is interested in serving in a highly visible role across Audubon – regularly interfacing with key advocacy, science, network, and fundraising teams to ensure email communications support organizational goals.
**To be considered for this opportunity, kindly submit a cover letter with your application. The hiring team is open to remote applicants on the East Coast/Time Zone.
The Engagement Manager is responsible for regional efforts to engage and activate Audubon chapters and members while expanding the sphere of influence of the Audubon network within the region. Reporting to the Vice President / Executive Director of Audubon Upper Mississippi River (UMR), they will serve as a part of UMR’s senior leadership team and work closely with regional and national staff to support a strong chapter network, communicate with supporters across the region, engage members in Audubon’s advocacy initiatives, and create healthy community-based initiatives that support bird conservation.
Working with the Policy Director and UMR conservation team members, they will develop a strategy to engage Audubon chapters and members with an emerging Upper Mississippi River conservation initiative. The Engagement Manager will be responsible for developing partnerships and providing training and capacity-building opportunities, tools, and mechanisms to build the connectedness, capacity, diversity, and size of the Audubon network in the region. The Engagement Manager will collaborate closely with the Vice President / Executive Director to successfully engage our bipartisan network and conservation partners for successful policy campaigns and conservation leadership. They will oversee the development and delivery of UMR’s community engagement programs, with a specific focus on the Lights Out initiative.
The ideal candidate will be a skilled, experienced manager and a strategic thinker and have a background in working with communities, campaigns, and collaborative partnerships across the region and the Upper Mississippi River watershed.
Audubon Mid-Atlantic’s mission—like that of its parent organization, the National Audubon Society—is to protect the places that people and birds need today and tomorrow, through science, advocacy, education, and on-the-ground conservation. Where birds thrive, people prosper. Audubon is committed to the sustainability of our planet and is working to mitigate the growing harmful impact of climate change. Audubon Mid-Atlantic serves a broad constituency of more than 100,000 members. Our grassroots network includes 26 local Audubon chapters and we serve over 75,000 people annually through our conservation, education, and advocacy programs. Our Pennsylvania centers—The Discovery Center in Philadelphia, and the John James Audubon Center in Montgomery County—along with Patterson Park Audubon Center in Baltimore, represent three of Audubon’s 41 centers.
This two-year position is funded by the FAO Schwarz Fellowship program and National Audubon Society and is designed to provide new college graduates who have the potential to become future social impact leaders with exposure to nonprofit organizations and training. The transformative Fellowship experiences combine direct service and special projects with professional development, mentoring and networking opportunities and help the Fellow launch a successful career in the nonprofit sector. For more information: faoschwarzfellowship.org
Applicants must submit a cover letter. In the cover letter they should address: name, email, phone, pronouns, name of college/university, state or country of college/university, name of hometown, state or country of hometown, college, major(s), how the candidate heard about the role, and race/ethnicity and first generation college student status (disclosure on these this is optional).
In addition to that, they need to answer the following three questions.
- Question 1: How did you learn about the FAO Schwarz Fellowship, and why are you interested in being a FAO Schwarz Fellow?
- Question 2: Why are you interested in being the FAO Schwarz Fellow at Audubon Mid Atlantic? Why does their mission engage you?
- Question 3: What background and experiences would you bring to the direct service and special project work at this organization?
You will be asked to upload a resume and cover letter in PDF format. Please name your files as follows:
Application Deadline is February 10th, 2022
The Finance Manager is responsible for performing a broad range of fiscal, budgetary and analytical duties for Audubon’s field offices. They will support the Director of Financial Planning and Analysis for State offices, and are responsible for the organization, preparation, review and control of annual operating budgets, as well as the semi-annual forecasts.
They are responsible for regular reporting for both internal and external stakeholders, variance analysis, and will interact with State leaders and office staff to facilitate financial planning and clarify/resolve financial issues. The ideal candidate has a high degree of financial acumen, strong financial systems skills, communicates frequently and well, and is very well-organized. The position reports to the Director of Financial Planning and Analysis for State offices.
The Finance Manager manages the budgets and financial position including analytical duties of several field offices.
The Forest Program Associate will help implement forest conservation efforts as part of the Healthy Forests Initiative – a critical component to Audubon’s Working Lands conservation strategy. Specifically, this position will help deliver outcomes associated with grants from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, US Forest Service, and Natural Resources Conservation Service, as well as other related programmatic work. The Forest Program Associate will support the development of habitat management plans and conduct outreach and education programs that target forest owners and managers, both public and private, to promote sustainable forest management techniques that create and improve habitat required by priority forest bird species (Prairie Warbler, Golden-winged warbler, American Woodcock, Black-throated Blue Warbler, Cerulean Warbler, and Wood Thrush). They will also assist with training foresters on bird-friendly management practices, conduct field assessments, develop habitat management recommendations for forest owners and land trusts, and work with foresters and other land managers to implement forest management. A key contributor to forest work within the Atlantic Flyway, the Forest Program Associate will work closely with forest program staff in CT, NY, and other Audubon state and regional programs. Additionally, this position will collaborate with partners, organizations, and agencies that share Audubon’s forest conservation objectives.
Specifics for the role:
**This is a grant funded position currently funded for three years. There is an opportunity for renewal pending additional funding.
**This position will work remotely (e.g. home office) with the ability to travel to project sites in northeastern New York and throughout Connecticut.
The Land Steward will help maintain 650 acres of sanctuary property, implement the Habitat Management Plan, and provide support and assistance to the Greenwich Audubon Center Director. The Land Steward will work in partnership with staff from the Greenwich Audubon Center as well as Audubon Connecticut and New York to accomplish the following: sanctuary maintenance, which may include landscaping, mowing, and/or snowplowing, control of invasive plant species, and other habitat restoration activities; development and implementation of conservation plans for sanctuary lands; and administrative assistance on an as-needed basis. The Land Steward will be responsible for stewardship equipment preparation and maintenance as a part of field work, and other responsibilities as assigned. The Land Steward will coordinate volunteer stewardship activities with local volunteers and lead Volunteer Days. Responsibilities include supervising volunteers and contractors and working in close cooperation with partner agencies and organizations, such as the Town of Greenwich and the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.
The Policy Director, Alaska will lead and define policy efforts and overall governmental affairs functions to advance Audubon’s mission and bird conservation objectives in Alaska. Reporting to the Vice President and Executive Director of Audubon Alaska, they will serve as a part of Alaska’s senior leadership team and work closely with all staff to design strategic conservation campaigns.
The Policy Director will lead the development and execution of a state and federal policy agenda to advance both state and federal priorities, focusing on public lands, climate conservation priorities, and protection for Important Bird Areas (IBAs) and at-risk species. The Director is responsible for coordinating and implementing policy efforts with staff across National Audubon and Alaska programs. This includes engaging chapters, grassroots networks, partners, proactively communicating issues and positions, and helping attract contributions to execute successful policy campaigns and conservation outcomes. The Policy Director will also be tasked with government affairs activities in coordination with our national policy team leadership, and efficiently organize our membership in Alaska and across the U.S. to take action on issues that impact birds and communities in the state.
The ideal candidate is a skilled, experienced manager and strategic thinker with in-depth experience and knowledge of Alaska wildlife conservation, environmental, energy and/or climate policy. They will also have experience working across Alaska’s diverse social and ecological geographies.
Willingness to travel, including regular visits to Alaska (if based in Washington DC), and comfort working evenings and weekends as job responsibilities demand.
**Please submit a cover letter with your application for consideration.**
Reporting to the Executive Director of Audubon Mid-Atlantic, the Policy Director will be a senior member of Audubon Mid-Atlantic team. The Policy Director will be responsible for developing and executing a comprehensive strategy to advance a bipartisan policy agenda at the state level in Pennsylvania and Maryland with a particular near-term focus on advancing climate mitigation and resiliency policy opportunities through legislative and administrative regulatory action.
The Policy Director will work in collaboration with other Audubon Mid-Atlantic conservation, communications, and network engagement staff to achieve priority policy objectives. The Policy Director will also act as the region’s connector to national policy work (except for fresh water policies) and works with national conservation strategy, policy, and Atlantic Flyway leadership.
The Policy Director will be a critical leader in driving the regional office’s vision to implement transformative and equitable policy solutions and mobilize an effective conservation network of 90,000 plus members and other supporters across the region. Audubon Mid-Atlantic is committed to turning pragmatic policy ideas into real protections for birds and the places they and we all need to thrive.
Audubon MidAtlantic is committed to equitable, resilient and healthy communities in which every member benefits from the joy and value of nature. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and celebrate differences among candidates and employees. We also work to ensure that every candidate and employee is positioned to succeed, regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability, age or veteran status.
This position is based in either Maryland or Pennsylvania, with regular travel to Harrisburg and Annapolis and other locations around the region, as needed.
The Seasonal Field Technician will be an integral part of several field efforts supporting the Working Lands Initiative including wildlife-friendly agriculture, understanding drought impacts on shorebirds, and alternative wetland management.
This position will report to the Working Lands Conservation Project Manager and will work in close coordination with the Working Lands Team at Audubon CA and the Migratory Bird Conservation Partnership that includes Audubon California, The Nature Conservancy, and Point Blue Conservation Science as well as other partners.
This is a full-time, temporary grant-funded position scheduled for 40 hours/week, December – March with occasional overtime and the possibility of extension pending funding and needs. The position can be based outside of the Central Valley however the job duties require a daily presence in the Valley. Housing is available at the Cosumnes River Preserve and COVID-19 guidelines will be followed.
Work with Audubon staff to ensure a safe and successful operation of the 600 tap maple sugaring operation at the Green Mountain Audubon Center in Huntington, Vermont. Audubon uses buckets to gather sap to highlight the traditional gathering method. Specifically, responsible for preparing the sugarhouse for the season, including setting up the arch, evaporator pan and all other sugaring facilities to ensure the production of maple syrup will take place with the first sap run. The Maple Sugar Maker will keep the sugarhouse in presentable condition both inside an out at all times. The Sugar Maker will work with volunteers and the Maple Sugaring Assistants on a regular basis to coordinate the gathering of sap. They must be available and willing to answer questions and demonstrate the maple sugaring process to students, teachers and other visitors to the Center. Responsible for the timely breakdown, cleaning and closing of the sugarhouse at the end of the season.
To assist the Sugar Maker in all aspects of the maple sugaring operation and to support the Audubon Center staff in the preparation and implementation of community-wide Sugar on Snow Parties. Specifically, responsible for prepping equipment and preparing the supplies to tap the sugarbush, setting up and cleaning the sugarhouse, gathering sap throughout the season, stocking the sugarhouse with wood as needed and cleaning all sugaring supplies and equipment in the sugarhouse and taking the taps out of the trees at the end of the season.
The National Audubon Society seeks a strategic Senior Director of Development Communications to lead a best-in-class team that includes development communications and donor stewardship programs. Reporting to the Vice President of Principal Giving, the Senior Director will design and implement an integrated and comprehensive communications strategy that will advance the effectiveness of the development team and therefore, the philanthropic success of this 100 year-old organization.
The successful candidate will be a strategic and creative communicator with experience supporting development colleagues who engage donors from cultivation through solicitation and stewardship. The ability to collaborate broadly across a complex organization with multiple business units, while supporting colleagues at multiple levels of the organization, are critical attributes for the Senior Director. The incumbent will exemplify Audubon’s values while managing up, down, and sideways with diplomacy, professionalism, and commitment to inclusion.
As a team leader, the Senior Director will recruit, motivate, coach and mentor a diverse team of professionals, advancing the aptitude of individuals and the collective department.
Application Information: Advancement Incite, has been retained by National Audubon Society to assist in this search process. Applications, nominations, and further inquiries should be directed to Executive Search Consultant, Mary Gene Clavin, email@example.com. All inquiries and discussions will be considered strictly confidential.
Reporting to the Vice President of Development Services, the Senior Manager, Development Services is responsible for leading comprehensive strategy on major donor reporting and analytics, drawing on data trends from prospecting, projection management, and fundraiser results to guide prospecting priorities across the national front line fundraising team. They will partner with fundraising leadership to establish and track revenue benchmarks on a state and national level.
The Senior Manager, Development Services works closely Finance, Finance Operations and IT teams to provide a cohesive data structure, creating and maintaining an in-depth reporting system focusing on financial and moves management targets. They are the lead subject matter expert in Fundraising for the Salesforce CRM and are responsible for designing, recommending and managing all systematic architectural improvements impacting major gift donors.
The Temporary Assistant Land Steward will provide support to the Senior Sanctuary Manager to and help oversee the daily operations of the Paul J. Rainey Wildlife Sanctuary.
This is a full-time position and will require transportation, of seven miles, by boat to the Sanctuary where work will be performed, and overnight stays of one or more nights at a time at the Sanctuary.
The Web Product Director will oversee the growth and strategic effectiveness of Audubon’s web presence (Audubon.org, and its network of 60+ state office and nature center sites). Reporting to the VP of Digital Products and working closely with the Editorial Site Director, the Web Product Director will ensure that Audubon’s web presence is effectively engaging both existing and new audiences.
The role requires a mix of excellent digital marketing instincts, solid project management skills, an intuitive sense for user experience, and fluency in the tools of the modern web. A deep understanding of Audubon’s digital audiences, gained via research and testing, will form a key foundation of the Web Product Director’s work.