Located in South Central Phoenix, the Nina Mason Pulliam Rio Salado Audubon Center (the Center) makes conservation action accessible to everyone by reaching out to audiences that are new to environmental stewardship and by providing useful information about sustainable living through a full spectrum of hands-on experiences for every age including fun-filled family programming, weekend activities & festivals, STEM-supporting school field trips and on-the-ground conservation work focused on local species at risk.
The Center Manager will be responsible for the planning, operating, and managing of the day-to-day operations of the Center, as well as the implementation of long-term resource and habitat goals of the Center. S/he will be responsible for oversight of the land, facilities, trails, and grounds including management of volunteers and contractors; management of capital projects, and visitor engagement. The Center Manager will oversee the Center’s budget, including expenses and revenue generated by rentals, Center-based fee programs, relevant grants, and the retail store.
A key outcome for this work will be engaging and building a more diverse constituency to advance Audubon’s local, regional, and national goals. The Center Manager will build and manage culturally resonant programs and messages collaboratively with communities that address community needs and assets and that connect to actions that positively contribute to the conservation of our region’s birds and the spaces they need to thrive.
Rowe Sanctuary lies right in the heart of a critical spring staging area for migrating Sandhill Cranes. Located along the Platte River in southcentral Nebraska, the 1,447-acre sanctuary contains 2.5 miles of river channel, wet meadows, and some agricultural fields. Public hiking trails wind through riparian areas and along the banks of the Platte.
The Center Manager will be responsible for the planning, operating, and managing of the day-to-day operations of the Center. S/he/they will be responsible for oversight of the facilities, trails, and grounds including management of volunteers and contractors and visitor engagement. The Center Manager will oversee the Center’s budget, including expenses and revenue generated by rentals, Center-based fee programs, relevant grants, and the retail store.
**In order to be considered for this position, candidates must submit a cover letter.
The CCO reports to the President & CEO, David Yarnold, and works closely with all members of the Executive Leadership Team, and especially with the Senior Vice President, States (who oversees the flyway leadership and state offices); the Chief Network Officer (who oversees chapter relations); and the Chief Development Officer.
The CCO sets broad conservation strategies and frames large-scale projects with input from the states and regions. In turn the conservation strategy VPs under the CCO guide the state leaders as they decide how to apply the strategies in the most geographically relevant manner. The chapters play an important role in community science and member education and serve as a bipartisan passionate grassroots force on behalf of Audubon’s conservation and climate policy work.
Importantly, the CCO is a key front-line communicator and fundraiser, synthesizing and articulating conservation vision, translating that vision into actionable and fundable programs, and communicating the vision persuasively to broad and diverse audiences. It is an equally external- and internal-facing role.
Direct reports to the CCO include the Senior Vice President, Conservation Policy; the Senior Vice President for International Alliances; the Chief Scientist; and four strategy leads—Vice Presidents for Climate, Coastal Conservation, Water Conservation, and Working Lands. Together these teams oversee 130 total staff members and a budget of $21M.
The CCO also serves as president of the National Audubon Action Fund, a 501(c)(4).
Mississippi’s coastal birds and marine turtles are either in decline, threatened, or endangered. There is a need to start to monitor for nesting marine turtles to understand utilization of Harrison County’s beaches as well as to protect marine turtle and bird nests from potential threats including routine maintenance of the beaches such as raking or renourishment. This position will report to the Program Manager of the Audubon Mississippi Coastal Stewardship Program.
The position will monitor for beach-nesting and stranded marine turtles and liaise with the appropriate agencies and organizations for species conservation and management; assist with monitoring for beach-nesting birds and liaise with the appropriate agencies and organizations for species conservation and management; assist with state and federal permits related to beach renourishments and construction projects on Harrison County beaches; and initiate and support a working group with a focus on birds and turtles that includes conservation partners and natural resource managers to foster communications among practitioners, inform best management practices, and seek and secure funding for future on-the-ground projects.
The successful candidate will act as a liaison with the MS Harrison County Board of Supervisors, MS Harrison County Sand Beach Authority, state and federal agencies charged with wildlife and coastal management, and other stakeholders with interest in Harrison County’s beaches.
This is a full-time, grant-funded position through 2021 with possibility of extension with subsequent grants.
As a member of Audubon’s national Development team, the Development Manager will play an important role in the success of the fund development program in the Great Lakes and Upper Mississippi River region. Reporting to the Vice President of Development overseeing the Central and Mississippi Flyways, the Development Manager leads the development and expansion of the mid-level and major donor program for the Great Lakes and Upper Mississippi River region, both as a source of critical unrestricted revenue and as a pipeline for major and planned giving. Additionally, the Development Manager supports the Vice President of Development, the Executive Directors of Audubon Great Lakes and Audubon Minnesota/Upper Mississippi River region and volunteer leaders in their role as fundraisers. They will build and manage a portfolio of major donors and in state-based institutions, as well as state’s Grinnell Society program, which entails ongoing stewardship of donors who have included Audubon in their estate plans. The Development Manager directly and indirectly identifies, cultivates and solicits gifts from donors and prospects using a range of activities, including personal visits, written proposals, telephone, email, events and tours.
Key metrics for success will include donor engagement (number of personal meetings with prospects and volunteers) and revenue (value of gifts; number of solicitations; success rate of solicitations; and achievement of programmatic contributed revenue goals). The successful candidate will be an entrepreneurial, result driven, development professional with success in closing five- and six-figure gifts.
As a member of Audubon’s Development team, the Development Manager will assist in growing the major gifts program at Audubon through collaborative fundraising efforts together with regional leadership and other conservation professionals working across the Audubon Network. Reporting to the Senior Director of Development, overseeing the Carolinas and International Alliance Programs, the Development Manager leads the development and expansion of the major gifts program for Audubon in South Carolina. Additionally, the Development Manager supports the Sr. Director of Development, the Executive Director of South Carolina, and volunteer leaders in their role as fundraisers. They will manage a portfolio of major gift donors and prospects, working collaboratively to leverage donors across projects, Flyways, and beyond with the goal of moving donors up the giving pyramid. The Development Manager directly and indirectly identifies, cultivates, and solicits gifts from donors and prospects using a range of activities, including personal visits, Zoom video calls, bird walks, written proposals, telephone, email, events, and tours. They must have exceptional written and oral communication skills and demonstrate a commitment to a collaborative workstyle.
Key metrics for success will include donor engagement (number of personal meetings with prospects and volunteers) and revenue (value of gifts; number of solicitations; success rate of solicitations; and achievement of programmatic contributed revenue goals). The successful candidate will be an entrepreneurial, result driven, development professional with success in closing five and six-figure gifts. This position requires up to 50 percent travel throughout South Carolina and occasional evenings and weekends.
Reporting to the Managing Director, Institutional Relations (in New York City), the Director, Institutional Giving will be a key member of Audubon’s development team. This is an opportunity for a highly motivated development professional to build and manage a portfolio of institutional prospects and donors capable of making six and seven-figure investments in Audubon’s work.
This position is based in Chicago though strong candidates based elsewhere in the Midwest are encouraged to apply.
This is a rigorous and fast-paced virtual internship designed to provide professional development in environmental education and educational publishing for a national nonprofit organization. The Education Intern will have the opportunity to collaborate as a team member alongside educators, scientists, and creative professionals to create new editions of Audubon Adventures student magazines and support other projects that engage the public in making communities bird-friendly and healthy for people too.
A cover letter is required. Applications without cover letters will not be considered. In your cover letter please describe a successful team project experience and lessons learned from being on the team.
As a member of Audubon’s Finance Team, the Finance Associate is the first resource for program staff in assigned departments who need guidance on coding and processing business expenses. The successful candidate will have an excellent grasp of financial and accounting concepts, be comfortable learning new systems to solve problems, and be able to communicate financial information clearly. They will thrive in a fast-paced environment and be able to juggle multiple projects. The position requires knowledge of nonprofit expense tracking and payment processing and, with training, an awareness of how these practices affect variance analysis and budgeting.
The Finance Associate will report to the Director of Financial Planning and Analysis for National Programs and will be based at Audubon’s New York City Headquarters.
The National Audubon Society is seeking a Head of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) who can deliver the fulfillment of the vision to drive change in racial equity by enabling the organization to act in solidarity and with intentionality to move initiatives forward in unison. For Audubon, it is a moral and business imperative to represent and reflect human diversity, embracing it in all the communities where the organization works, in order to achieve its conservation goals. Today, the National Audubon Society is has publicly committed to becoming an antiracist institution in everything they do internally and externally. Conservation, and the enjoyment of birds, cannot be held separate from racial equity any longer. The organization is committed to doing its best to right wrongs and build a bright future. This includes acknowledging the racist actions of its 19th-century namesake John James Audubon. Equity, diversity, and inclusion are core Audubon values. They are also business essentials. Respect, inclusion, and opportunity for people and perspectives from different cultures, attracts the best ideas and harnesses the greatest passion to shape a healthier, more vibrant future for all who share this planet. The birds Audubon protects differ in color, size, behavior, range, and countless other ways. By honoring and celebrating the equally remarkable diversity of the human species, Audubon strives to bring new creativity, innovation, and impact to its work throughout the hemisphere. Only by creating a truly inclusive workplace, with equitable access to career development opportunities for all staff, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, or sexual orientation can Audubon bring greater diversity to staff at all levels—from junior positions to senior management Audubon’s 34 nature centers include 14 in urban locations like Dallas, Seattle, and Columbus, Ohio, as well as others in rural areas from the Mississippi Gulf coast to the Nebraska prairie. This network makes the organization local in an astoundingly diverse array of communities throughout the U.S. and enables it to share the wonder of birds and nature with more than one million visitors of different ages and back-grounds each year. Audubon’s staff, chapters, and volunteers augment the work of its centers by spearheading education and outreach programs in communities without a center—from the Latino community surrounding California’s Salton Sea to African-American neighborhoods in Chicago. Audubon’s goal is to engage and mobilize people around the most pressing environmental issues where they live. Fundamental to the organization’s mission, is the recognition that it is a part of the communities it serves, with local relationships that give it a platform to be an influential advocate for environmental justice and equity.
This is a remote position and reports to the VP of Data and Analytics, the Lead Data Engineer will be charged with implementing data infrastructure that is core to the Data and Analytics team mission. This infrastructure should be 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 and Analytics team 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.
They will work closely with the VP of Data and Analytics to design and implement a new 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
Supervised by Audubon Louisiana’s Director of Bird Conservation, the Marshbird Biologist will coordinate with Audubon staff and external partners to conduct marshbird surveys across coastal Louisiana, including point count surveys, nocturnal drag-line surveys, and habitat and vegetation surveys consistent with SHARP (Saltmarsh Habitat & Avian Research Program) protocols. In addition, the Marshbird Biologist will provide support for other avian research projects that connect the health of waterbird, songbird, and marshbird populations with coastal restoration activities. The position will also enter and summarize data into digital formats for archival and analysis purposes.
The Mobile Product Manager will oversee the growth and strategic effectiveness of the Audubon Bird Guide app. Reporting to the VP/Digital Products and working closely with our engineering and design teams, the Mobile Product Manager will ensure that our mobile app is constantly evolving to better serve its current users, to more effectively reach new users, and to channel engagement in ways that support Audubon’s conservation mission. The role requires a mix of competencies across modern mobile design and user experience, React Native mobile development best practices , direct user communications and outreach, and project management. A deep understanding of our current and target audiences, gained via research and testing, will form a key foundation of the Mobile Product Manager’s work. The Mobile Product Manager will be joining a lean Product Team with significant freedom to shape our mobile product roadmap for the future. Candidates should be able to develop an effective high-level strategic vision while executing on the day-to-day work of maintaining a mobile app with a large, highly engaged audience.
Please submit a cover letter and a resume in order to be considered.
The Plants for Birds Intern will work remotely and play a role in the Bird-Friendly Communities and Network teams, contributing to our vision of a future for thriving communities, healthy ecosystems, and abundant bird populations. They will support the program by contributing to key elements of Plants for Birds, including helping to manage the data that support Audubon’s first of its kind native plants database, as well as soliciting, collecting, synthesizing and incorporating feedback to ensure continual improvement of digital tools and resources that support the program.
The Director of Policy 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 Director of Policy will lead the development and execution of a state 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 Director of Policy will also be tasked with extending our digital reach to more effectively 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 a working background knowledge of Alaska wildlife conservation, environmental, energy and/or climate policy.
Remote from Juneau Only - Applicants from other locations will also be considered.
Please note: Applicants that have submitted a cover letter are strongly considered.
Reporting to the Vice President – Climate, the Policy Director, Climate Justice, is a key leader of the Audubon Climate Program in Washington, DC, and helps drive achievement of the Climate Program’s objectives at the federal level while ensuring those achievements are aligned with Audubon’s environmental justice outcomes. They will collaborate with Climate and Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) leadership to ensure that environmental justice goals and principles for Audubon’s policy leadership are established and achieved.
The Policy Director, Climate Justice will be responsible for developing and advancing a climate justice agenda at Audubon including understanding, addressing, integrating and adding issues of environmental justice across Audubon’s climate state and federal policy portfolio. Supported by 23 state offices, 500 chapters, nearly 2 million members, an issue campaign infrastructure and a bi-partisan government affairs team, the Director will have a powerful platform to drive a top priority agenda for Audubon. This position will collaborate with the DC-based Policy team; the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) division; Audubon state offices; and partner organizations and coalitions to advance environmental justice though climate policy and create inclusive strategies for promoting environmental justice across all policy priorities.
Based in NYC and reporting to the Director of Information Technology, the Product Manager will be charged with overseeing the strategic effectiveness of Audubon’s operational and programmatic work through the development and deployment of internal-facing web applications, enterprise platforms and CRMs, and data systems, much of which is centered around Salesforce.
The role requires a mix of business operations expertise, solid project management skills, an intuitive sense for user experience, and fluency in the tools of enterprise CRMs and operational systems. The Product Manager will work with business stakeholders to plan product roadmaps, identify and deploy solutions, and analyze metrics to enable the success of staff and volunteers who are the users of Audubon internal systems.
Please submit a cover letter and a resume in order to be considered.
The Project Coordinator provides high-quality project management on behalf of the Audience Engagement team and under the direction of the Vice President, Audience Engagement. Day-to-day tasks include correspondence and outreach, managing calendars, expenses, and other tasks as assigned. Given the focus on the Audience Engagement team, a knowledge and familiarity with the digital tools Audubon utilizes to achieve its conservation priority is a must.
The Project Coordinator must possess strong judgment, prioritization and organizational skills and have the ability to drive tasks/projects to completion under limited supervision and as part of a team.
The field assistants, as part of the upland field crew, implement the innovative Starr Ranch invasive species control and coastal sage scrub and native grassland restoration project. This is a research-based project to control Cynara cardunculus (artichoke thistle) and other invasive species without chemicals and restore to rare native habitat. The incumbent will be part of a field crew (6) who perform mechanical and physical removal of artichoke thistle and all aspects of invasive species control and restoration including non-chemical control of other invasive species, native seed collection and planting, and quantitative monitoring. Experience in outdoor physical work and plant sampling in the field desirable as is enthusiasm for working outdoors. Opportunity to live on our 4000-acre Sanctuary.
We have an evolving COVID-19 safety plan, e.g. new staff will quarantine on the Ranch for 14 days after arrival. We will follow CDC and Orange County Public Health recommendations. The targeted start date will January 11, 2021 and run approximately six months from start date.
Audubon's Everglades Science Center at Tavernier was established in the Florida Keys in 1939, by National Audubon's first Director of Research, Robert Porter Allen. Currently, Audubon scientists are studying the flow of freshwater into Florida Bay and the impacts that the diversion of water has had throughout the Everglades ecosystem. Our experiments link changes in freshwater flow to decreased plant production and subsequent loss of small fishes. These are vital parts of the ecosystem, making up the food base for many higher predators such as game fishes, crocodilians, wading birds and birds of prey.
The Seasonal Field Technician is a full-time position assisting with essential research studies, with their main focus being on assisting biologists in monitoring, trapping, tagging and banding Roseate Spoonbills. They will also assist with other Center projects and activities as necessary, including, but not limited to: the collection of fishes in the mangrove habitats of Florida bay; submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) surveys; database entry and maintenance. This is an excellent opportunity to gain hands on field experience in wading bird ecology.
The National Audubon Society is expanding our engineering team. We are looking for a Software Engineer to play a critical role in solving problems on existing systems while also working to build out modern solutions that allow Audubon to serve its mission to protect birds and the places they live, today and tomorrow.
The Software Engineer is responsible for designing and implementing technology solutions to support and enhance mission-critical business operations throughout the organization. This includes internal custom web applications and services, database development, and the integration of 3rd-party and vendor-developed systems. This position reports to the Full Stack Engineering Lead.
The Audubon Mississippi Coastal Bird Stewardship Program (AMCBSP) is a comprehensive conservation and research program based in south Mississippi that promotes the safeguarding of coastal birds and their habitats through volunteer-driven, community science and outreach, and strategic partnerships with federal, state, and local agencies, local academic institutions and community organizations.
Reporting to the Stewardship Manager, the Stewardship Assistant will work with Audubon team and volunteers year-round to help protect resting wintering birds and nesting colonial birds in the summer with a focus on reducing human disturbance. The Stewardship Assistant will also work closely with the team in public outreach and research efforts.
This position is a temporary, full time position that will involve working with weekends, especially during nesting season, and occasional night-time hours required.
Audubon’s grassroots – our chapter members, online advocates, and community activists – are the key to our ability to influence decision makers on the biggest conservation challenges of today. Audubon’s Conservation Organizer will strengthen and broaden our political power by coordinating our climate advocacy work in the region, both growing and engaging our grassroots network. We are looking for an energetic, adaptable, relationship-oriented, and results-driven team player who effectively engages volunteers, partners and nontraditional allies to achieve climate solutions. This position will report to the Campaign Coordinator.
The National Audubon Society (NAS) seeks a dynamic, entrepreneurial, and strategic Executive Director to build and lead our new regional office across the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. The Executive Director will lead a talented team to advance overall conservation objectives, strengthen and mobilize our bipartisan network, and deliver durable policy solutions across the region. The Executive Director will also serve as a Vice President of the National Audubon Society and work with their peers across the country to shape and deliver national objectives, initiatives, and processes.
The incoming Vice President and Executive Director must have demonstrated success in implementing innovative conservation, policy, engagement, and development strategies. Building on the success of the region’s well-respected conservation program, they must inspire collaboration among our conservation, legislative, and philanthropic partners to deepen our conservation impact and leadership across the delta and gulf region and inspire the region’s decision-makers, conservation partners, and philanthropic community to invest in Audubon’s conservation vision and strategic plan. Additionally, the chief executive for the delta region will oversee the Pascagoula River Audubon Center and Strawberry Plains Audubon Center in Mississippi, the Paul J. Rainey Wildlife Sanctuary in Louisiana and the Little Rock Audubon Center in Arkansas.
This is a high-profile position with the potential to grow National Audubon Society’s reach and effect change at the local, regional, and national levels. The Vice President and Executive Director will report to Audubon’s Vice President for the Mississippi Flyway.
Victory Search Group (VSG) has the privilege of leading the recruitment for the Vice President & Executive Director for Audubon Regional Southeast (Arkansas/Louisiana/Mississippi). VSG is a senior level retained executive search firm serving a select group of clients, including nonprofit organizations. **Interested individuals should submit a resume and cover letter to email@example.com.
The Vice President for Climate reports to the Chief Conservation Officer (an open seat; searches are being conducted concurrently) and works closely with colleagues at all levels across the organization.
The VP currently oversees a team of six individuals and a budget of $10M. Direct reports include two Senior Directors for Federal Climate Strategy; a Director for State and Local Climate Strategy; a Senior Program Manager for Climate; a Director of the Clean Energy Initiative, and a Climate Policy Analyst. However, there are as many as 70 professionals across the distributed organization assigned to funded climate activities, and the VP has to inspire and unite them around common strategies and goals.
Audubon is seeking a strategic, collaborative and innovative leader to serve as Vice President of the Mississippi Flyway; to help develop and support its powerful grassroots network of state offices, local chapters, nature centers, volunteers and partners.
The Vice President will be an exceptional communicator who leads by example and brings deep experience and humility in managing high-performing teams to the role.
The Vice President will drive the organization’s strategic direction as a partner and manager to the state executive directors. The Vice President will lead through integration: making the field offices more effective and efficient by helping them solve problems and creating more informed strategies and processes with the national office. As a key member of the management team, the Vice President will deepen coordination and communication between the state offices and national office.
The Vice President will improve the integration, operations, and execution in the organization by playing a key role in advocacy, conservation, campaigns, fundraising, and budgeting in the states in their region. Working side-by-side with the state executive directors, the Vice President will help them implement and fine tune strategies, establish and meet goals and benchmarks, and navigate organizational processes and procedures.
The ideal candidate is a confident leader with a proven record of success as a manager of people and operations, a history of innovative work, a sophisticated understanding of the political process in key states and experience inside a matrix organization.
This is an incredible opportunity to serve in the leadership of an organization uniquely positioned to win conservation victories in the states and to transform communities and protect birds and their habitats.
The Vice President, Mississippi Flyway can be located anywhere in their portfolio of states with access to an airport for frequent travel, with a strong preference for candidates who can work out of the following state or local Audubon offices:
- Chicago, IL
- New Orleans, LA
- St. Paul / Minneapolis, MN
- Dallas, TX