Audubon’s Wings internship program invites students and recent graduates to help shape a healthy environment and vibrant future for birds – and all of us who share the planet with them.
Audubon of Florida Center for Birds of Prey is an office of the National Audubon Society dedicated to promoting a stewardship ethic towards Florida’s birds of prey and their habitats through medical rehabilitation, interactive education and practical research. Audubon Center for Birds of Prey is offering an internship opportunity designed to provide an indivdual, who has a demonstrated interest in wildlife rehabilitation and clinical care, the ability to learn the operations of the Raptor Trauma Clinic and rehabilitation programs. In addition, this individual will learn the aspects of animal husbandry as it relates to raptors in a captive setting. We will be offering the internship for college credit.
The John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove will hire multiple, part-time Center Assistants to support events and visitor services at the site. These are temporary positions for up to six months with the possibility of conversion in to a regular, part-time position.
Shifts include weekdays, evenings, and weekends. Work schedules and total hours worked will vary based on the candidate’s availability and flexibility.
The mission of Trinity River Audubon Center is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth’s biological diversity. Reporting to the Executive Director of Audubon Texas, the Center Director at Trinity River Audubon Center (TRAC) will have four core functions: manage all TRAC operations; work closely with State Conservation staff in efforts for conservation strategies interpreted by TRAC; play a significant and proactive role in fundraising for TRAC facilities and operations as well as other statewide initiatives; and serve on the Audubon Texas senior management team convened by the Executive Director. The Center’s programs, developed in conjunction with relevant stakeholders, include elements of all Audubon’s core approaches to conservation – education, science, public policy, and direct habitat management. The Center Director will play an important role in carrying out the mission of Audubon Texas and the National Audubon Society (NAS).
Audubon’s Climate Strategy has a paid internship opportunity in Washington, DC, for an individual interested in issue campaigns, climate change, and environmental policy. The intern will work directly with Audubon’s Climate Program Manager and National Campaign Manager on various research, outreach, and creative projects to advance our Climate Strategy goals and pass climate-related policies across the U.S. This internship is designed to provide the intern with the opportunity to interact with and learn from experts in the field of conservation and to make a contribution to Audubon’s climate work and campaign strategy.
Submitting a cover letter would be highly preferred
With a 92-year presence on the Texas Gulf Coast, Audubon Texas manages a system of more than 179 island sanctuaries on which the majority of Texas’s waterbirds depend for their survival. This position offers an exciting opportunity for a qualified conservation leader to lead an important program to further coastal bird conservation efforts in Texas, and build the capacity of the Audubon organization to achieve great conservation both in Texas and throughout the Gulf of Mexico. The Coastal Program Manager for Audubon Texas will lead the development of coastal conservation objectives and implementation of coastal conservation projects throughout the Texas Coast.
They will work with the Director of Conservation Strategy to ensure that goals and objectives align with that of the National Audubon Society, Gulf Coast Initiative, and other strategic priority programs/projects. This position will collaborate with Audubon chapters, other state Audubon offices and external partners such as TX General Land Office, US Fish and Wildlife, Texas Parks and Wildlife, NGOs, universities, local, regional, other state and federal agencies.
This position will play a critical role in our overall state conservation strategy by ensuring Audubon Texas is working collectively with partners to improve and encourage coastal conservation efforts along the entire Texas coast. This person will supervise coastal conservation staff, contractors, interns, and volunteers, and will work closely with the Director of Conservation Strategy, Director of Policy, and the State Director to keep information on coastal species and habitat needs and status flowing throughout the Audubon network.
The Director of Coastal Resilience will shape, lead, manage and implement strategies and actions to advance Audubon’s mission and conservation objectives. Reporting to the Vice President for Coastal Conservation, the (Senior) Director is a key member of the conservation and policy team, in Washington D.C. and will be responsible for leading policy strategies and supporting implementation of on the ground conservation efforts with an emphasis on issues related to coastal resilience and natural infrastructure.
The Communications Director, Policy is responsible for the National Audubon Society’s policy profile in the media. The Communications Director will ensure a strong and increasing positive public perception of Audubon and Audubon’s positions and key strategic initiatives through message development and dissemination, media relations, and other communications work. As a senior member of the communications team, the s/he will design and execute strategic public relations campaigns, work with PR agencies, develop message frames and talking points for key initiatives and issues, conduct media training for spokespeople, provide leadership for local and regional media relations staff and program staff, oversee media coverage reporting, and secure high-quality coverage across the media landscape nationwide. The role will report to the Vice President of Communications.
The Communications Manager will be responsible for the implementation of strategies that strengthen Audubon Louisiana’s brand and raise local and state-wide visibility. S/He will conduct day-to-day work in the areas of planning, marketing, writing, print/electronic communication and publication, media and public relations, production and project management.
Reporting to National Audubon Society’s Vice President of Communications, the Communications Manager, Coasts is responsible for overseeing the organization’s coast and Gulf profile in the media, ensuring a strong and increasing positive public perception of Audubon’s expertise, and its key strategic initiatives through message development, media relations, and other communications work. The Communications Manager will work with staff and partners along the coasts and across the Gulf-region as well as nationally to help position Audubon as a leader in conservation and restoration working to address ongoing environmental challenges for birds and people including recovery from the BP oil spill, hurricanes, habitat loss, climate change, and more. The position will leverage effective storytelling, media relations, social media and marketing strategies, and online advocacy to reach target audiences with Audubon’s key messages and priorities for the Gulf in compelling and innovative ways.
Candidates MUST include a cover letter when applying to this position.
This position will be based in New Orleans, Washington DC or New York-relocation assistant offered for the right candidate.
The Community Engagement Coordinator (CEC) will provide crucial staff support across a suite of programs focused on volunteer-based restoration of native habitats in San Francisco Bay (mostly on/near RBACS) and engagement of community members in the work of the Program and Center. This position reports to the RBACS Center Director (CD) and will work closely with the San Francisco Bay Conservation Program Manager (CPM) in fulfillment of the following functions. The general schedule for this position is Tuesday through Saturday.
Candidates should include a cover letter when applying to this position.
The Conservation Intern will gain valuable hands-on experience and professional skills in natural resource management and conservation ecology. Working at the 13,000-acre Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary in southwestern Florida, the intern will assist with the implementation of an ecologically-sound land management program and assist with hydrology and wildlife monitoring projects. Each month, the work breakdown for interns will be roughly 60% resource management work and 40% research.
This paid full-time six-month internship will run from September 2019 through February 2020 and will not exceed 40 hours per week, with occasional weekend work, as needed.
On-site housing is required due to the relatively remote location of the Sanctuary and early field hours. Housing is a furnished one-level dormitory-style building with four bedrooms, two bathrooms, two joined kitchens, a living room, and a screened porch. Wireless internet, water, electricity, and local phone service are provided. Rooms may be shared (gender inclusive) with other interns and the dormitory may be shared by interns, visiting researchers, AmeriCorps team members, or other special guests.
National Audubon Society is dedicated to building a culturally diverse organization and strongly encourages applications from people of color and women.
The Conservation Intern will gain valuable hands-on experience and professional skills in ecology and conservation. Working at the 13,000-acre Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary in southwestern Florida, the intern will assist with ecological monitoring and research at Audubon’s Western Everglades Research Center and land management activities throughout Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary. The position will be a combination of research (field research, sample processing and data entry; 90%), and land management (assisting with prescribed fire and non-native plant control; 10%).
This paid full-time six-month internship will run from September 2019 through February 2020 and will not exceed 40 hours per week, with occasional weekend work as needed.
On-site housing is required due to the relatively remote location of the Sanctuary and early field hours. Housing is a furnished one-level dormitory-style building with four bedrooms, two bathrooms, two joined kitchens, a living room and a screened porch. Wireless internet, water, electricity and local phone service are provided. Rooms may be shared (gender inclusive) with other interns and the dormitory may be shared by interns, visiting researchers, Americorps team members, or other special guests.
Audubon’s 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 be tasked with strengthening and broadening our political power in this region, recruiting new advocates, and identifying members who can effectively participate in more active policy advocacy campaigns on Everglades Restoration and Climate Change. These positions will report to the Director of Everglades Policy and coordinate with the Director of Legislative Affairs. The Conservation Organizer is highly energetic, adaptable, relationship-oriented, and a results-driven team player who effectively engages volunteers, partners and nontraditional allies to achieve Climate Change Solutions and Everglades policy outcomes. They will be responsible for a number of activities, to include volunteer trainings, lobbying days, field trips, sign-on letters, opinion media, gathering signatures, regular statewide travel, and more.
We are looking for this person to be located in or around the West Palm Beach area.
Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary is a private not-for-profit Audubon Sanctuary encompassing 13,000 acres in Southwest Florida’s western Everglades. The Sanctuary is open seven days a week year-round and attracts visitors from all over the world. Being a part of the Corkscrew team means making a difference for conservation. The Campus Host position is a part-time seasonal position assisting with essential end-of-day and after-hours functions related to guest safety and facility support and security. Corkscrew closes to the public at 5:30 p.m. each night (except during special events). Campus Hosts support the Blair Audubon Visitor Center by ensuring that all visitors have made it off the boardwalk at the close of business hours, and securing the gates and parking lot. Campus Hosts support the Facilities Supervisor by serving as on-call resources on weekends and after hours for alarms or unexpected needs that arise from interns or guests such as visiting scientists. Campus Hosts share on-call and closing responsibilities in shifts with others. Campus Hosts can expect to work an average of two hours per scheduled day. When not working, opportunities abound for Campus Hosts interested in volunteering in resource management, facilities, our Visitor Center and public education.
Campus Host positions are filled by RV campers and are required to live on-site in their personal RV on one of Audubon’s two RV pads. RV sites are equipped with water, sewer and electricity hook-ups as well as a private outdoor patio and grill. Corkscrew is a remote sanctuary and is known as a dark-sky site. The RV pads are nestled in the pine flatwoods near the housing area. There are four seasonal positions (up to two people per RV) that require a minimum multi-month commitment between May 1 and Mid-October and is open until filled. Applicants must own and operate their own RV, including having applicable motor vehicle licenses and insurances.
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 Arizona. Reporting to the Vice President for Development overseeing the Pacific and Central Flyways, the Development Manager leads the development and expansion of the mid-level and major donor program for Arizona, 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 for Development, the Executive Director of Arizona and volunteer leaders in their role as fundraisers. They will build and manage a portfolio of mid-level and major donors and for 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, appeals, events and tours.
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 at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary. Reporting to the Managing Director of Development, Florida, the Development Manager leads the development and expansion of the mid-level donor program for Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, both as a source of critical unrestricted revenue and also as a pipeline for major and planned giving. Additionally, the Development Manager supports the Center Director and Director of Individual Giving, and volunteer leaders in their role as fundraisers. They will build and manage a portfolio of donors and prospects capable of giving in the range of $1K-$9.9K annually for individuals. 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, appeals, events and tours.
The Digital Campaign Senior Manager will work at the intersection of digital and campaign work. This role will develop and execute a digital strategy, making tactical recommendations to reach and engage advocacy-minded volunteers in priority geographies and equip them with the tools they need to effect political change. Reporting to the Vice President of Audience Engagement, this role will work closely with Audubon’s National Campaign’s team and take on a leadership role in crafting and implementing plans that will directly contribute to the success of our campaign-based work.
The Director of Conservation (DC) is charged with leading land management and driving restoration activities at the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, including influencing restoration in the larger watershed to benefit the Sanctuary and regional natural resources and wildlife. As a key location for Audubon Florida and critical area of conservation focus, they will be responsible for a variety of collaborative activities that work to protect and restore freshwater wetlands for birds and other wildlife. Reporting to the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Director, the DC is seen as an effective project leader and ensures projected outcomes align with the objectives of Audubon Florida and larger conservation strategies at the National Audubon Society.
The Director of Development, reporting to the VP for Development, will assist in growing the major gifts program at Audubon through collaborative fundraising efforts in support of all Audubon priorities together with the state director and other conservation professionals working across the Audubon Network. His/her role is to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward high capacity donors toward gifts that support Audubon to achieve its ambitious local, state and national goals. S/he will manage a portfolio of major gift donors and prospects capable of giving $10,000 + annually, working collaboratively to leverage donors across projects in the state and the national organization with the goal of moving donors up the table of gifts. The Director of Development will partner across the organization to coordinate and coach various program staff and Board members engaged in fundraising as well as to identify giving opportunities. S/he must have exceptional written and oral communication skills and demonstrate a commitment to a collaborative workstyle.
In addition to their role as a frontline fundraiser, the Director of Development will devote 20 percent of his/her time supporting the development and implementation of sustainable revenue plans for all contributed income for Audubon North Carolina together with the VP for Development. The Managing Director will manage development staff in North Carolina. Together, he/she will oversee and execute comprehensive fundraising plans for Audubon North Carolina. They will help lead a resource development planning exercise in conjunction with the strategic planning exercise Audubon North Carolina is currently undertaking, which tie directly to the National Audubon Society’s three-year strategic plan.
Key metrics for success will include donor engagement (number of personal meetings with prospects and volunteers), revenue (value of gifts; number of solicitations; success rate of solicitations; and achievement of programmatic contributed revenue goals), increased board engagement and support for Audubon North Carolina, and the strategic deployment of Audubon North Carolina’s Executive Director and lead conservation professionals. The successful candidate will be an entrepreneurial, result driven, development professional with success in closing five, six, and seven figure gifts and as well as management experience. This position requires up to 50 percent travel throughout North Carolina as well as occasional evenings and weekends.
Reporting to the VP, Human Resources, the National Audubon Society is seeking an experienced, highly-motivated and creative Director, Talent Acquisition who has a solid foundation in all aspects of recruiting. The Director, Talent Acquisition will be responsible for leading all facets of full-cycle recruiting, while managing an active requisition load and leading the talent acquisition team. The Director, Talent Acquisition will develop specific recruiting strategies for each client group and execute on that strategy by utilizing knowledge of talent pools and sourcing strategies to generate a robust pipeline of qualified candidates.
The Director will also drive key Talent Acquisition related initiatives to the leadership team and employees throughout the Audubon Network offices, including identify internal high-potential talent for the purposes of succession planning.
Dates of Employment: August 26 – December 13, 2019
Aullwood Audubon is an education center and farm located in Dayton, Ohio. Our 200-acre sanctuary includes six miles of walking trails winding through prairie, woods, ponds, farmland and meadows and provides outstanding learning opportunities in a diverse and beautiful setting. Internships have been a part of our program since 1967.
The Educator coordinates, develops and helps deliver outdoor environmental education programs to children and adults who visit the Mitchell Lake Audubon Center, as well as at offsite locations throughout the San Antonio area.
Reporting to the California Director of Policy, the Outreach and Engagement Program Manager (OEM) acts as a key individual in building political power and advancing the National Audubon Society’s climate and conservation priorities in California. They will be responsible for organizing and mobilizing constituents in Audubon’s network (including reaching out to new constituencies and strengthening our current network of chapter members, partners, and volunteers) to help execute and win Audubon’s state-based policy campaigns, with a particular focus on climate goals.
The OEM is a highly energetic, adaptable, relationship-oriented, and a results-driven team player who effectively engages volunteers, partners and non-traditional allies towards policy outcomes. They will be responsible for a number of activities to include volunteer trainings, lobbying days, sign-on letters, opinion media, gathering signatures, regular statewide travel, and more. Additionally, the OEM works closely with Audubon’s state leadership and staff to bring the organization’s ambitious conservation focused strategic plan to life in communities from coast to coast, helping to contribute to the overall goal of becoming the most effective conservation network in America.
This person will be based in California, the specific location is open to the best candidate. Additionally, this role is grant-funded and anticipated to last three years, with the potential to continue pending funding and programmatic needs.
The Environmental Education Internship is a three-month position during which the intern will have the opportunity to gain hands-on teaching experience in an outdoor setting for a wide variety of audiences. The Environmental Education Intern will learn from our experienced naturalists and gain helpful teaching techniques as well as plant and wildlife identification skills and natural history facts. This position is ideal for students who are interested in pursuing a science education career such as science teacher, park ranger, environmental educator, or naturalist. The intern will acquire valuable experience working within an established conservation organization while receiving college credit. Must be available at least 10 hours a week during the fall semester. Hours and dates are flexible. The intern may be asked to work occasional weekend hours.
The Executive Assistant is primarily responsible for providing executive level support to the Vice President for Climate. This person will support the Vice President in several key areas to include: administrative support (travel, expenses, scheduling, invoices, etc.), research, budget management and reporting, and communications across a widely distributed team.
Based out of Audubon’s Washington, DC location, additional duties may include providing logistical support for senior leader at this national office by acting as the point-of-contact for guests and liaising with vendors for services, when needed. They will also assist with basic office management needs, such as ordering supplies, and setting up/organizing meetings and events.
The ideal candidate will possess strong judgment, prioritization and organizational skills. This person will have the ability to drive tasks/projects to completion under limited supervision and as part of a team.
Interested candidates must submit a cover letter when applying to this position. Candidates without cover letter submission will not be considered.
The Executive Assistant provides support to the Executive Director for Audubon New York and Audubon Connecticut. This position will create materials such as PowerPoint presentations to support leadership, project manage material creation, as well as manage calendars, travel and expenses in addition to other administrative responsibilities as needed.
The Finance Coordinator works with the Finance Director to manage the $8 million annual budget of Audubon Florida, the state’s oldest conservation nonprofit. This is an excellent position for a hard worker with an eye for detail and an interest in helping our growing organization manage our finances more efficiently and effectively. This position has responsibilities in accounts receivable and payable, ensuring data is entered in a timely matter, contracting, equipment inventory and lease management, as well as office operations. The duties and responsibilities of this position require not only a knack for numbers, but also attention to detail and well-developed organizational and communication skills.
As a member of Audubon’s Finance Team, the Finance Associate is the business partner for Program Directors and will assist them in managing the day-to-day financial operations of their departments. The successful candidate will have an excellent grasp of financial and accounting concepts, and is able to communicate financial information clearly and concisely. He or she will thrive in a fast-paced environment and is able to juggle multiple projects with a positive attitude. The position requires sophisticated financial systems skills (especially budgeting systems) and the ability to create and analyze budget and variance reports. The Finance Associate is responsible for financial support, administration, and knowledge for New York Headquarters and Washington, D.C. based programs including Central Services, Development, Content, International Alliances, Policy, Education, and Science.
The Finance Associate will report to the Director of Finance and Planning and will be based at Audubon’s New York City Headquarters.
The Audubon Florida Coastal Islands Sanctuaries Field Technician will be responsible for assisting with management of the colonial wading bird colonies along the central Gulf Coast of Florida and interacting with the boating and recreating public to prevent disturbance to nesting birds. This is a full-time, seasonal position that will begin approximately March 25, 2019 and last until the end of the nesting season (normally September 30th). The person in this position performs a spectrum of independent, bird nesting island conservation tasks with responsibilities that include:
•Posting sanctuary signs around bird island nesting sites and maintaining said posting;
•Patrol of nesting islands for evidence of disturbance or predation;
•Data entry as directed by supervisor;
•Protect sites from disturbance through stewardship activities, to include: training and coordinating with Audubon Colony Watch volunteers, educating the boating public about the nesting species and encouraging compliance with posted areas;
•Assist with restoration projects of the coastal sanctuary islands including non-native vegetation removal, native plantings and monitoring progress of offshore erosion control breakwater construction;
•Coordinate and assist with cleanups of the rookery islands to remove discarded fishing gear and other entangling debris;
•Interacting with boaters to avoid trespass on or closely approaching nesting islands;
•Additional Duties as assigned.
The Grant Specialist will work closely with field staff to provide efficient financial grant management and administrative support.
**This position is slated for our DC office, however, we will consider this a remote opportunity for the right candidate.
Audubon Pennsylvania is seeking an experienced hawk migration counter for Waggoner’s Gap Hawk Watch near Carlisle, PA. Waggoner’s Gap is located on the Kittatinny Ridge in central Pennsylvania, and provides one of the finest hawk-watching opportunities in the East. It is also one of the oldest count sites in North America, beginning in at least 1948, and its count data have been submitted annually to the Hawk Migration Association of North America (HMANA) since the latter's inception in 1974. Throughout its existence, Waggoner’s Gap has relied on trained volunteers to conduct the annual count, which runs from Aug. 1 to Dec. 31. Annual totals average more than 20,000 raptors, including some of the highest golden eagle counts east of the Rockies. Audubon Pennsylvania was given ownership of the hawk watch in 2001 and has since been managing the site in collaboration with the long-time count crew. Waggoner's Gap receives approximately 3,000 visitors annually during the fall migration.
**This is a full-time, seasonal opportunity for approximately 12 weeks (September 3rd through November 30, 2019) for the fall migration.
**Audubon will provide housing, as necessary.
The Hawk Migration Internship is a three-month position during which the intern will learn how to spot and identify various raptor species in flight and gain experience carrying out migrating hawk species surveys on the Audubon Center in Greenwich’s site. This position will provide the intern with important field work skills and experience. The intern will also be responsible for recording data and educating the general public. This internship offers a unique opportunity to learn about and participate in a joint citizen science project and fundraising event at a non-profit organization. The intern will gain valuable experience working within an established conservation organization while receiving college credit.
Reporting to the Senior Director of Development Services, the Manager, Development Services is responsible for maintaining, refining and reporting on the donor database of record. They will act as a leading subject matter expert for the Salesforce CRM, providing onboarding, ongoing training, and regular client support to a network of over 200 users. The Manager, Development Services will work closely with Development Leadership to support cohesive database usage, managing data quality and maintaining accuracy across the CRM.
The Managing Director, Individual Giving, reporting to the VP for Development, Atlantic Flyway, Northeast, will assist in growing the major gifts program at National Audubon Society through collaborative fundraising efforts together with state directors and other conservation professionals working across the Audubon Network. Their role is to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward high capacity donors toward gifts that support Audubon to achieve its ambitious local, state, and national goals. 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 Managing Director, Individual Giving will collaborate across the organization to activate and leverage natural partners (both internal colleagues and board members); engaging them in fundraising as well as helping to identify and/or shape giving opportunities. They must have exceptional written and oral communication skills and demonstrate a commitment to a collaborative workstyle.
In addition to their role as a frontline fundraiser, the Managing Director, Individual Giving will support the development and implementation of sustainable revenue plans for contributed income for Audubon PA and Audubon MD-DC together with the VP for Development, Atlantic Flyway, Northeast. They will also manage Audubon development staff imbedded in the Audubon PA and Audubon MD-DC state offices. When required, they will help lead a resource development planning exercise in conjunction with any multi-year strategic planning efforts undertaken in assigned territories.
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 six and seven figure gifts and with management experience. This position requires up to 50 percent travel in the assigned territories and occasional evenings and weekends.
This position can be based in Philadelphia, Baltimore or Washington DC
Audubon is seeking a Mobile Engineer to lead development efforts of the Audubon Bird Guide, our React Native mobile application. The Mobile Engineer will report to and work closely with the VP of Digital Products, and collaborate with our existing contract engineering and product design staff to develop new features, optimize existing functionality, and continuously improve the user experience of one of the most popular Android and iOS bird guide apps on the market.
The Office and Sales Assistant is responsible for supporting all aspects of the operations of the center including guest services, admissions, Nature Store and Gallery Café, customer service, membership sales, adding merchandise into the inventory system and other technical aspects of operations. They will assist the Nature Store Manager with daily tasks as assigned including merchandise orders and returns, office and administrative work and oversight of general operations.
The Office Manager will provide high-quality administrative support to Audubon Texas programs. Specifically, s/he will be responsible for the timely processing of gifts and gift acknowledgements, payables, and ensure the smooth operation of the Texas office.
This position is a full-time, non-exempt position with benefits. The position is located in Austin, TX and reports to the Vice President and Executive Director of Audubon Texas.
By implementing the Wild Indigo framework for collaboratively designing nature-based educational activities, the coordinator will seek to reestablish lasting connections between communities of color and local natural areas. With guidance from Audubon and local community partners, the Wild Indigo Coordinator will co-design a series of outdoor community events that will target diverse multi-generational audiences. Programs will incorporate community interests and concerns of the community (health, safety, education, and heritage, etc.), to demonstrate links between clean water, healthy fisheries, and birds habitats, while providing opportunities for stewardship and local advocacy. This project builds on Audubon Great Lakes’ wetland restoration efforts. This work focuses on marsh birds – key predators in wetland habitats— as indicators of health and also charismatic species that help visualize for residents environment health in the air, on land, and in our waterways.
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 a willingness to learn, teach, and share actively with community groups. The position requires travel to community organizations and local natural areas throughout the communities of Detroit, Michigan.
**This is a year round part-time position not to exceed 25 hours / week. This is a grant‐funded position.
Reporting to the Vice President for Water Conservation, the Policy Manager is a key member of the Water conservation team in Washington, DC, and will be responsible for helping to develop and implement a robust water policy agenda to advance Audubon’s bi-partisan conservation priorities within the US Congress and federal agencies. This role will a focus on the federal appropriations process that can benefit water initiatives and other policy issues by providing critical research, analysis and strategic direction, while serving as a highly visible representative of Audubon with congressional offices and committees, federal agencies and partner organizations. The Policy Manager also works closely with the VP to develop guidance and helpful tools to distribute across Audubon’s network, including background materials for state offices, the National Audubon Government Affairs team, and other consultants and lobbyists.
**In order to be considered for this opportunity, you must submit a cover letter with your application.
Audubon on Campus is a bold new initiative to develop Audubon chapters on college and university campuses and engage student ambassadors in leadership and career development opportunities in conservation and advocacy. The Program Manager, Audubon on Campus will lead strategic outreach, development, implementation, and evaluation for Audubon on Campus, growing it into a powerhouse program that connects a new generation to Audubon’s mission across hundreds of campuses. The Program Manager is experienced with college and university student engagement and program development and execution, including moves management or sales funnel management.
Reporting to the Director, Network Development and Strategy, the Program Manager will manage outreach staff; continue program design and development; identify and manage opportunities for training, grants, and scholarships; represent Audubon with faculty and administrators; and connect students and faculty with local Audubon staff and traditional chapters.
Mitchell Lake Audubon Center is a 1,200-acre wildlife refuge, located in south San Antonio, TX. The property is owned by the local water utility, San Antonio Water System (SAWS), and managed by the National Audubon Society. The historic Leeper House serves as its visitor center, with a small education pavilion on property. The site includes 7.5 miles of both walking and/or driving trails.
The center and the surrounding grounds are open 6 days per week year-round and attracts visitors from all over the world. Being a part of the Audubon team means making a difference for conservation. The Site Host position is a part-time, seasonal position assisting with essential end of day and after hours’ functions related to guest safety and facility support and security. Site Hosts support Mitchell Lake Audubon Center by ensuring all visitors have left the property at the close of business hours, and securing the gates and parking lot.
Site Hosts can expect to work an average of 10 hours per scheduled week. When not working, opportunities for Site Hosts to volunteer in public education, resource management, visitor services, and maintenance of gardens and trails is encouraged at the minimum of 20 hours per week. Site Host positions are filled by RV campers and are required to live on-site in their personal RV on one of Audubon’s two RV pads. RV sites are equipped with water, sewer, and electricity hook-ups. Site Hosts share closing responsibilities with staff as needed.
The Ranch Hand will report directly to the Bobcat Ranch Manager, who will often work alongside this individual as a team. They will perform various field projects primarily relating to livestock operations, ranch management and maintenance, and general operations. The position will interact with members of the public, partners from agencies and other non-profits, and the grazing lessee. While the position will primarily be in the field, there may be components of office administrative work. Work will generally occur Tuesday-Thursday, and occasional weekends during fire season, hunting season, and as needed for special events on weekends. They will work directly with the Ranch Manager, and will often work alone in remote, rugged locations, occasionally in hot and wet weather, and without cell reception. Applicants must be able to work independently. Housing is not provided and must have a reliable mode of transportation to get to Bobcat Ranch.
This ia a part-time position located at Audubon California’s Bobcat Ranch, near the town of Winters, in Yolo County, CA.
Audubon Dakota is a growing conservation leader in North and South Dakota, establishing innovative programs to protect, conserve, and enhance habitat for a wide variety of bird species. From backyard conservation to vast prairies and prairie wetlands, Audubon Dakota is on the leading edge of advancing conservation in the Northern Great Plains. We are heavily involved with private and public stakeholders to ensure that the future is bright for birds and the community of the Northern Great Plains, because we believe that “Where birds thrive, people prosper”. Audubon Dakota’s range ecologists work closely with local landowners to implement working lands programs, including the Audubon Conservation Ranching (ACR) Program and the Prairie Management Toolbox. These working lands programs led by Audubon Dakota aim to improve private landowners’ ability to practice bird-friendly land management. Range ecologists are responsible for enrolling landowners into these working lands programs and assisting landowners in the implementation of innovative land management practices. Integral conservation tools utilized through these programs are habitat management plans (HMPs), which are adaptive and annually referenced by the range ecologist and landowner to determine management goals and confirm program compliance. HMPs support practices such as adaptive grazing, prairie restoration, invasive species removal, and establishing rotational grazing infrastructure. HMPs rely on the designation of grassland bird species for each ranch or project site; therefore, the range ecologist needs to be familiar with grassland bird ranges and their habitat associations. The range ecologist conducts vegetation diversity and use monitoring to ensure landowners are compliant with program goals and are enhancing their grasslands to benefit grassland birds.
**To be considered for this role, you must include a cover letter with your application**
**This position will be based remotely in Eastern Dakotas**
Reporting to the Managing Director, Individual Giving (based in New York City or Greenwich Connecticut). The Regional Grant Writer will be an important 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 five and six-figure investments in Audubon’s work.
This position can be based in New York City or remotely. Possible travel 25%-40% of time in the northeast US. Please submit a cover letter.
This paid 3-6 month internship will run from approximately September to January. The Restoration Intern (Marga & Peter Levy Intern) would conduct various restoration-related activities, centered around reaching long-term goals outlined in the Audubon Conservation Ranching Program Habitat Management Plan for Bobcat Ranch. Goals include, but are not limited to: increasing riparian vegetation in key areas to benefit bird focal species, and reducing non-native invasive species grazing and other weed control methods. Restoration projects will contribute to Bobcat Ranch’s ability to serve as a demonstration site under Audubon’s Conservation Ranching Program, showcasing resilient and regenerative conservation ranching methods. The intern will gain technical restoration skills; an understanding of basic ranch management; increased understanding of rangeland and fire ecology; and outreach, engagement and volunteer management experience The position will be supervised by the Bobcat Ranch Manager and will interact with programmatic staff including the Conservation Ranching Program Manager and Director of Land and Water Conservation.
This position will be located at Bobcat Ranch, outside of Winters, CA.
Position Status: Part-time 1-2 days a week
Position Schedule: Tuesday – Thursday, occasional weekend days
Pickering Creek Audubon Center is located on a tidal tributary of the Chesapeake Bay. The Center's 400 acres are a microcosm of Maryland's Eastern Shore. We seek three enthusiastic individuals who are willing to inspire others about the natural world and take conservation action.
Pickering Creek Audubon Center seeks three School Year Educators to assist in our successful environmental education programs. The School Year Educators will serve as integral parts of our education team; report to the center’s Education Manager; and work with additional center and state staff. They will maintain positive and friendly working relationships with the general public, volunteers, and local/regional community organizations and school groups.
The school year position is scheduled for 35 hours per week beginning September 4, 2019 through May 29, 2020 and includes a 6-week winter break from December 9, 2019 through January 21, 2020. On-site housing is available but not required.
Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center seeks (3) Seasonal Educators to assist in growing our successful environmental education and public programs. Located in the tallgrass prairie region of southeast Nebraska, the Center's 850 acres are managed for over 225 bird species and provide an outdoor classroom visited by over 10,000 students and adults each year. We seek a person with strong educational and communication skills to work on a variety of different projects. The Educator will work with staff to facilitate the Center’s fall Prairie Immersion school program as well as its Fall Festival and other public programs.
** Please note that this is a three-month assignment beginning in AUGUST 2019. 18-24 hours / week with a minimum of 6 hours / day.
The Senior Delivery Lead (SDL) reports to the COO and is responsible for supporting Audubon’s business leaders by helping to ensure the successful completion of major initiatives. The Senior Delivery Lead is a key member of the Transformation Office within the Office of the COO. The Delivery Lead may support multiple initiatives for multiple business “clients” within Audubon. This Senior Delivery Lead position will primarily support initiatives in the Conservation area and requires hands-on, detail-oriented, analytical capabilities.
The Senior Delivery Lead is a fully engaged, objective team member who works closely with all project team members and stakeholders. They may also assist in coordinating external vendors/parties as needed to accomplish the project’s objectives.
The successful candidate will be an entrepreneurial, results-driven, project management professional with a proven record of accomplishment.
This position will be based in Washington D.C. and will require some travel
The National Audubon Society seeks a Senior Director of Development, Advocacy to join an ambitious development team and build an advocacy-focused funding stream as the organization embarks on a historic 9-figure campaign.
- Policy leadership that generates innovative solutions to improve implementation of bedrock laws (like the Migratory Bird Treaty Act and Endangered Species Act) and secure habitat protections on private and public lands;
- A bipartisan government relations team that ensures Audubon is a visible, trusted, and influential resource to federal congressional and agency decision makers;
- A campaign team with the savvy and skill to bring Audubon’s network of bird-lovers and partners to bear to win policy victories and fundamentally change the politics of conservation at the local, state and federal levels, and;
- A C4 organization, the National Audubon Society Action Fund, that enables Audubon’s advocacy and growing political influence from the ground up.
Reporting to the Vice President of Strategic Giving, the Senior Director of Development, Advocacy is a critical member of Audubon’s Development Leadership. This newly created position will be responsible for building an advocacy-focused funding stream and raising Audubon’s profile within the political landscape and among its organizational peers. The Senior Director will partner with colleagues across the organization—particularly the Policy team—as well as with Executive leadership.
Please email your cover letter and resume in confidence to: AudubonSrDir@developmentguild.com
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The Senior Vice President for International Alliance Programs is a vital part of the conservation leadership team at Audubon. This position will re-build and lead Audubon’s international programs, forge partnerships with international partners and institutions like International Development Bank and the Global Environmental Facility, and drive programs that significantly contribute to Audubon’s hemispheric objectives.
The Senior Vice President is responsible for developing, implementing and stewarding Audubon’s alliances program. Predominant focus will be in Latin America and the Caribbean countries, but we will continue to build our presence in the Canadian Boreal. A significant portion of the Senior Vice President’s time will be spent setting a vision for the Audubon’s international program, fundraising and developing public and private partnerships in Latin America at all levels to further the conservation goals of Audubon and its partners in the western hemisphere. The Senior Vice President reports to the Chief Conservation Officer and will help build a team to support this important strategic work.