The National Audubon Society Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging (EDIB) team seeks a dynamic and detail-oriented candidate to join our growing team. Reporting to the Chief EDIB Officer, this position will provide high level operational and administrative support to the EDIB Department, as well as support the tactical delivery of select projects in the EDIB portfolio. This is a new position and will be a key part of the EDIB Department. The Associate, EDIB must possess high-quality judgement, prioritization and organizational skills and drive tasks / projects to completion under limited supervision and collaboratively as part of a team. The EDIB team is highly collaborative and passionate about National Audubon Society staff and programs.
$20 - $26 / hour (contingent on geo-differential)
Reporting to the Manager, Financial Systems, the Associate, Financial Systems is a member of Audubon’s Finance Department. Under the direction of the Manager, Financial Systems, the Associate will play a pivotal role in assisting in the implementation and in maintaining various financial solutions. These solutions include but are not limited to financial reporting, expense reimbursements, payments, budgets, forecasts, and time tracking.
$29.00 - $32.00 / hour
The Café Cook and Attendant will be an integral member of the Visitor Center experience. The responsibility of this role is to combine basic food service with customer service. Tasks include food preparation, café set-up, order preparation and completion, ringing up sales, liaising with customers, and daily café clean-up and organization. The Café Cook and Attendant will be provided with on-the-job training, and can demonstrate and develop their skills while surrounded by nature in the renovated Visitor Center.
This is a full-time, seasonal position, working up to 40 hours per week, from November 2023 through April 2024.
Audubon CA is seeking an individual to help develop the inaugural Coastal Leadership Program. This individual will assist the Sr. Coastal Program Manager with curriculum development, recruitment, communications, coordination, and facilitation of the Leadership Program. The fellow will help create curriculum that provides participants the skills to advocate about coastal issues to their state representative and the Coastal Commission. This pilot project will be based in Southern California focusing on San Diego, Orange, and LA County.
To help increase capacity within the Coastal Program at Audubon CA, the fellow will assist in the communications of the leadership program from social media to blog posts. They will assist in the outreach and recruitment to colleges, community organizations, and Audubon campus and local chapters. They will help develop the application, coordinate interviews, and help select the first cohort of Coastal Advocates. They will then work with other Audubon staff members to develop the program curriculum and materials. Lastly, the fellow will help coordinate and implement the program alongside Audubon staff, volunteers, and partners.
This position is paid for by Civic Spark.
Audubon Southwest (ASW) is seeking a Communications Manager. This person will create and implement communication strategies in support of ASW’s mission, brand, and conservation strategies in New Mexico and Arizona. Reporting to the Executive Director of ASW, the Communications Manager will primarily focus on digital outreach and engagement related to Audubon Southwest education, development, conservation, and advocacy strategies through email, social media engagement, and website management.
The ideal candidate is detail oriented, thrives in a fast-pasted environment, and passionate about engaging the public through social media, email campaigns, and other digital communication channels. This is an exciting time to join Audubon Southwest.
$70,000 / year
The Community Action Manager works with the Network team to help guide Audubon’s community engagement strategy across the four flyways. The Manager trains volunteer leaders on how to use organizing tools and build relationships among like-minded chapters to connect and inspire Audubon’s unparalleled community network and helps bring to life the organization’s strategic plan.
The Community Action Manager compiles, curates, and develops resources, conducts online and in-person trainings, forges new connections, builds authentic partnerships, and assists the Network team, chapter relationship managers, engagement managers, and center staff, who work with our campus and community chapters on a daily basis, to take the action needed for birds and our communities.
This role reports to the Director, Network Action and Leadership Development.
Occasional travel will be required.
Salary range based on geo-differentials:
- $60,000-$70,000/year = National
- $65,000-$75,000/year = Alaska, CA (not San Francisco), Connecticut, D.C., Chicago, Oyster Bay, NY
- $72,000-$82,000/year = NYC, San Francisco, Seattle
Reporting to the Facilities and Grounds Manager, the Coordinator, Grounds and Maintenance will support the daily operations at John James Audubon Center. This includes land and habitat management and improvements, maintenance of structures and equipment, ensuring accessible and safe grounds experiences for the visiting public, and the engagement and monitoring of volunteers.
$20-$22 / hour
Audubon’s Director of Board Relations is responsible for developing a best-in-class board relations function and team at Audubon. They foster an effective and engaged National Board of Directors in support of Audubon’s mission. The Director acts as the principal liaison between the Board of Directors and the CEO. They ensure that each Board Director’s service on the Audubon Board is highly beneficial to both the organization and the individual. They and their team provide best-in-class governance and administrative guidance and support to the CEO, Board Chair, and entire Board of Directors.
Reporting to the Chief of Staff, the Director is an important resource for the Board Directors and CEO and is responsible for developing, maintaining, and continuously improving the full suite of resources to assist the Board in their fiduciary, governance, and ambassador roles for Audubon. The Director will partner closely with the Audubon events team to design, plan, and host three Board Meetings annually.
The successful Director has deep experience with Boards of Directors, including knowledge of best practices in Board governance. They are also experienced in working closely with and in support of a chief executive. They possess a keen attention to detail and project management skills to oversee the planning, execution, and follow up to Board meetings. They will have experience navigating large, complex organizations through influence and collaboration. It is also essential that the person have experience in managing high-level relationships with discretion and in handling sensitive and confidential information.
$140,000 / year
The Director of Conservation will lead the development of conservation objectives and implementation of conservation strategies throughout North Dakota, South Dakota, and Nebraska (Great Plains), ensuring alignment with the goals and objectives of the National Audubon Society, Audubon Great Plains, and Central Flyways. They will oversee Audubon’s plan to expand ecosystem conservation at scale to restore prairies and wetlands across the Great Plains using programs such as the Prairie Management Toolbox, Conservation Forage Program and Audubon Conservation Ranching, and Urban Woods and Prairies by collaborating with external partners such as state and federal natural resource agencies, non-profit conservation organizations, local Audubon chapters, universities, and commercial entities. The Director of Conservation will expand existing programs and develop new programs across all three states in ways that engage communities, restore habitats, increase climate resiliency, and benefit target birds.
The Director will manage the conservation staff and project managers and collaborate closely with the Executive Director of Audubon Great Plains to develop conservation priorities and policies for the region. They will be responsible for developing funding proposals to natural resource agencies, organizations, foundations, corporations, and individuals, as well as be responsible for identifying funding opportunities and managing the funding relationships with natural resource agencies at multiple levels of governance. Reporting to the Great Plains Executive Director, the Director is a senior leadership team member and will play a crucial role in developing and executing conservation priorities and measures for the Great Plains strategic plan. This highly organized and effective conservation leader will bring a collaborative drive, inspirational energy, and proven programmatic development and execution skills to the role, leading a dynamic portfolio of conservation actions across the Great Plains grounded in efforts to address the growing threats of biodiversity loss.
$90,000 / year
The National Audubon Society is seeking a Director of Safety to join its conservation team. As the Director of Safety, the focus will be continual learning and understanding of the diverse work within the Audubon Network (including chapters) and the issues that staff face both in physical and emotional safety. Through this work, the Director will help evolve Audubon's safety practices, philosophy, and organizational culture that aligns our work and staff around a shared view of risk management principles. The Director will help create and promote an inclusive, mission-aligned organization that balances work and safety.
$90,000-$105,000 / year
Audubon is seeking a motivated, dynamic individual to serve as its Director, Coastal Resilience for Connecticut (CT) and New York (NY). They will lead our efforts to work with chapters, community based-organizations, coastal communities, and elected officials to protect birds and nature and improve the health and resilience of our coastline. The Director, Coastal Resilience is a high-level position that will advance federal and state policies. They will promote coastal resiliency planning and nature-based solutions and deliver public dollars to coastal resiliency projects (e.g., restoration of salt marshes, beaches, dunes, and barrier islands) that provide important habitat for priority birds and provide protection to coastal communities from storm events.
To advance these policies, the Director will help organize, cultivate, and lead a high-level coalition of government agencies, municipalities, conservation organizations, businesses, and other coastal resiliency stakeholders. They will develop and pursue a shared strategy for coastal resiliency and facilitate identification and implementation of on-the-ground projects.
This role will report to the Executive Director and be located at an Audubon office in the coastal region of NY or CT (e.g., the Greenwich Audubon Center in CT or the Theodore Roosevelt Audubon Center in NY).
$115,000-$130,000 / year
Reporting to the VP, Development, Central and Mississippi Flyways, the Director, Major Giving will assist in growing the major gifts program primarily across the Rockies territory (Colorado, Wyoming and Utah) for the National Audubon Society. They do so through collaborative fundraising efforts together with field leadership, regionally-based current and former national board members, advisory board members, and other conservation professionals working across the Audubon Network, supporting Audubon in achieving its ambitious state, regional, and national goals. They will accomplish this in the following ways:
- Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward a portfolio of 100 – 150 major gift donors and prospects and capable of giving $10,000 + annually
- Partner with regionally based current and former advisory and fiduciary board members to deepen relationships throughout the Rockies
- Establish a framework for increased annual fundraising results to include securing new $10,000 annual gifts and growing the gift size of current donors to 6-figures
- Lead Rockies Advisory Board engagement activities related to fundraising and participate in board development activities together with field leadership
The Director will partner across the organization, engaging program staff and Board members in fundraising activities, as well as identify giving opportunities. The right candidate will have lived experience working with people and communities of color—and demonstrated skill in doing so. They must also have exceptional written and oral communication skills and demonstrate a commitment to a collaborative work style.
Key metrics for results will include donor engagement (number of personal meetings with prospect and volunteers) and revenue (value of gifts; the number of solicitations; success rate of solicitations; and achievement of programmatic contributed revenue goals—both for Rockies, Flyway and National programs). The successful candidate is an entrepreneurial, results-driven, development professional who is adept at closing six and seven-figure gifts and leading teams.
This role is remote based out of Colorado, Wyoming, Utah. This position requires up to 50 percent travel in the assigned territories with occasional evening and weekend travel.
$115,000-130,000 / year
For those interested in environmental education, Audubon Vermont provides college students and recent graduates with a paid internship. The internship is designed to provide a range of administrative and programmatic experiences with a focus on environmental education. Work on some or all of the following programs:
- Field trips and outreach programs comprise the core of our education programs during the school year, September-June. We work with local schools, day camps, and community organizations to provide outdoor education to their members and students.
- Preschool-age students visit for 1.5-2 hours. Example programs include Let’s Talk Turkeys, Journey from Sap to Syrup, Down by the River, and Critter Construction.
- Elementary and middle school students visit for 2- or 4-hour trips. Programs include Secret Lives of Trees, All About Birds, Wilderness Skills, Insect Investigations, Aquatic Ecosystems and Watershed Wonders, and Bird-friendly Maple Sugaring.
- Vacation Camps: Audubon Vermont hosts up to 12 days of day camps during school breaks to kids from our local communities. Campers explore, investigate, and discover in our forests, ponds, rivers, wetlands, and fields. Interns work at camps as their schedules allow, assisting staff with everything from lesson planning to teaching.
- Public Programs: We offer programs on various seasonal topics throughout the year for audiences of all ages.
Depending on their schedule, our Education Intern will have the opportunity to host their own program or work with our AmeriCorps members or Staff on community science programs, adult education programs, and programs for kids. These programs include Unschool, Forest Classroom, Forest Playschool, Audubon Afterschool, Pride Hikes, Mushroom Walks, Forest Bathing, etc. Additionally, the intern helps run our Free Nature Playgroup for children ages 0-5 and their caregivers.
This internship is a temporary role and is paid at a rate of $16.00 per hour during the 2023-2024 academic year (October-May). Applicants must be available during the public-school day 8am-2pm, but availability until 5pm allows this position to work with our afterschool programs as well. This position is best suited to a self-driven individual who has experience in education (formal or informal) and working with elementary-aged children and can bring a creative edge to natural history interpretation. This is an on-site role based at Audubon Vermont, Green Mountain Audubon Center, Huntington, VT.
$16.00 / hour
The Education Internship is a great opportunity to learn more about environmental education. The intern will be assist in the delivery of education programs and daily operations of the Nina Mason Pulliam Rio Salado Audubon Center. The education intern will learn about effective teaching skills, curriculum development, as well as various educational pedagogies.
The position is temporary and paid at a rate of $15.00 per hour, scheduled for approximately 8-12 hours per week. The interns will work with the Education Coordinator at the Nina Mason Pulliam Rio Salado Audubon Center to develop their skills, as well as identify and complete a project based on the intern’s individual interests. This position is eligible for college credit at ASU and GCU.
$15.00 / hour
The Trinity River Audubon Center (TRAC) is an environmental education center in Dallas, Texas. Our 120-acre sanctuary is located in the 6,000-acre Great Trinity Forest. It includes five miles of walking trails winding through forest, prairie, and wetland habitats, providing an outstanding learning opportunity in a diverse, beautiful setting.
The Educator reports directly to the Program Manager and provides environmental education to school-aged children, the public, and various community organizations. Environmental Education programs are both on-site and off-site. Along with leading programs, the Educator assists with habitat management, visitor services, social media, and marketing.
$17-$19 / hour
In coordination with the GIAC team, the Engagement Coordinator will work to build meaningful relationships with community-based organizations in Central Ohio. In partnership with the Engagement Manager and Center Director this position will develop and maintain creative and lasting partnerships with local organizations serving underrepresented and marginalized communities. This position will work with center staff to co-design and deliver relevant programs and stewardship activities that engage targeted communities with Grange Insurance Audubon Center and other local nature areas.
$18.00 - $20.00 / hour
Under the supervision of the Engagement Manager, the Engagement Coordinator, Stewardship is a vital member of the Grange Insurance Audubon Center team and works closely with volunteers, Columbus Metro Park staff, center management team and staff to maintain a plan that positions the center as a hub in the community as a showcase for ecological restoration. This position will execute public programming through conservation stewardship and advocacy that focuses on improving habitat for breeding and migratory birds, while improving water quality and building climate resiliency in and around the center and local communities. Under the supervision of the Engagement Manager, the coordinator will recruit, develop, and support volunteers (stewards and monitors) with the specific goal of developing strategies to diversify the volunteer community.
$18.00 - 20.00 / hour
The Environmental Educator will develop and deliver dynamic, high quality, and integrated environmental interpretation and education, outdoor recreation, conservation science and advocacy programs in the Finger Lakes Region. They will lead programs at Montezuma Audubon Center (MAC), the Montezuma Wetlands Complex, and off-site outreach will support Audubon’s strategic plan in Water, Working Lands, Climate Change, and Creating Bird-Friendly Communities. This is a full-time position that will not exceed 35 hours/week.
$19.00 / hour
The Manager, Executive Engagement (Manager) is responsible for the successful and smooth execution of the Chief Executive Officer’s (CEO) travel and engagement events. These include regular visits with donors, key partners, media events, Audubon-sponsored trips, and high-profile national and international meetings.
The Manager works under the direction of the Chief of Staff (CoS) and in close partnership with the CEO’s Senior Executive Assistant. The Manager is responsible for traveling with the CEO, ensuring they are prepared, on time, and positioned to achieve the goals for each event. The Manager will anticipate potential issues that may impact the schedule and priorities of the day and take proactive and timely action to mitigate those challenges with minimal disruption to the objectives for the trip. They will research and prepare for the event, have a working knowledge of the itinerary and the CEO’s talking points, and be familiar with key participant profiles.
The ideal candidate will be an assertive, proactive problem-solver with a calm temperament. They will have demonstrated experience providing executive support at the C-Suite level and are adept at managing multiple competing priorities, multi-tasking, and consistently meeting deadlines. They are a resourceful and seasoned traveler. Their ability to exercise sound judgment and discretion across a range of situations is a core strength. Strong interpersonal and communication skills are imperative, and technology is an integral part of their problem-solving toolkit.
$85,000 - $95,000 / year
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. This role will work as part of a five person field crew 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.
Opportunity to live on our 4000-acre Sanctuary. Positions start October 30 2023 and run six months from start date.
$15.50 / hour
Our full-time seasonal Outdoor Educator will report to the Education Manager and lead and support outdoor education and nature interpretation programs on-site for Sanctuary visitors of all ages. This will primarily include delivering school programs for children ages 6-12, along with other educational programs and events at the Sanctuary. They may also occasionally support our visitor center by working at our admissions desk and performing facility and boardwalk closing duties, as required. This position is classified as full-time, seasonal, at up to 35 hours/week, at a rate of $15.00 per hour, from approximately October 2, 2023 – April 26, 2024.
Rustic, shared accommodations are available on-site, as a taxable employment benefit. Please indicate in your application if you require on-site accommodations.
$15.00 / hour
Reporting to the Conservation Science Senior Manager, the GIS Specialist, Conservation is responsible for applying advanced skills in data management, geoprocessing, spatial analysis, and map design to support the Audubon Great Lakes and Audubon Upper Mississippi River conservation teams. This position contributes to a variety of projects from field conservation, scientific analyses, fundraising needs, membership outreach and support for grassroots partners and chapters. This position is a GIS and data management resource for Audubon Great Lakes and Audubon Upper Mississippi River and works in collaboration with the science team at the National Audubon Society.
$55,000-70,000 / year
The Graphic Artist Internship is a great opportunity to learn more about how graphic design and visual art can support wildlife conservation, education and engagement through self-guided and exploration-based learning. The intern will assist in the design of interpretive center signage, interactive, media-based displays, touchscreen kiosks, and support the design of revitalized outdoor nature-trail signage and a new pollinator garden. Additionally, the intern may have the opportunity to help design materials, teaching aids and media for our environmental education programs, and will support other public events at the center. Throughout the internship, the intern will learn about didactic visitor engagement and interpretation from our Center Director.
$18.00 / hour
The John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove is looking for a competent, dedicated, and reliable addition to our Grounds and Maintenance team to help maintain the serene grounds and rustic feel to the property as well as keep the physical plant in excellent working order. The Grounds and Maintenance Assistant reports to the Manager, Facilities, Grounds & Events and supports the Coordinator of Grounds and Maintenance.
Tasks include basic maintenance of buildings and equipment, and grounds and trails keeping. will support the daily operations at John James Audubon Center. This includes land and habitat management and improvements, maintenance of structures and equipment, ensuring accessible and safe grounds experiences for the visiting public.
This is a part-time, seasonal position for up to 22 hours per week. Schedules will vary depending on events and seasonal maintenance schedules. They might be called upon to work during some weekends as need arises and seasonal priorities arise, such as snow removal or downed trees due to storms. Timeframe is 26 weeks.
$17.00 / hour
Reporting to the Vice President, Government Affairs, the Manager of Government Affairs will be part of a dynamic and growing team working across the political spectrum to advance Audubon’s federal policy priorities, including climate solutions and habitat protections that are essential for birds and people.
Based in Washington, DC, the Manager will be responsible for coordinating decision maker outreach, developing and managing policy advocacy strategies that engage Audubon’s vast community, and providing support to policy experts as part of a matrixed team. Following Audubon’s strategic plan, this person will help weave together ambitious goals to tackle climate change, create an environment in which birds thrive, and create healthy communities for birds and people.
The Manager must be an energetic, adaptable, relationship-oriented, and impact-driven individual who can effectively work across internal teams and with diverse partners in pursuit of policy accomplishments; and who will bring an entrepreneurial spirit and thoughtfulness as we deepen our commitment to building the most effective conservation community across the Western Hemisphere.
The ideal candidate will possess a strong understanding of the legislative process and policy advocacy, combined with strong prioritization and organizational skills and a deep commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging values. This person will have the ability to drive tasks and projects to completion under limited supervision and as part of a team.
$85,000 / year
Audubon Delta is the regional office of the National Audubon Society, encompassing the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi, and combining the former state office of Audubon Louisiana with two other state offices. The National Audubon Society protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow, throughout the Americas using science, advocacy, education, and on-the-ground conservation. Audubon has had a presence on the Gulf Coast for nearly a century and is invested thoroughly in the region. Audubon Delta has built a reputation as a pragmatic advocate for clean energy transition, backed by best available science and supported by inclusive coalition-building.
Reporting to the Director of Policy for Audubon Delta, the Policy Manager, Energy, is a key member of the Audubon Delta policy team, focusing on climate and clean energy issues engagement across Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. This position will work to target and promote Audubon’s support for the rapid deployment of responsibly sited and operated transmission and generation infrastructure to hasten the transition to clean energy. The incumbent will work closely with Audubon national and state staff, chapters, industry, federal, state and local government agencies, grid planning organizations and other partners.
The Policy Manager, Energy will be responsible for managing and growing Audubon’s Transmission initiative, monitoring and engaging in dockets at public service commissions in the three Delta region states and in the City of New Orleans, and participating in offshore wind initiatives in the Gulf as appropriate. The work will include: drafting policy technical comments and filing in dockets that align with Audubon Delta priorities, engagement and advocacy to improve transmission planning, siting, and permitting policies through federal, RTO, state and local transmission planning and permitting processes, member and policy-maker education on the importance of improved transmission and clean energy transition policies, and advocacy in support of priority transmission and clean energy transition projects.
**This position will work remotely and can be located in Arkansas, Mississippi, or Louisiana.
$75,000 / year
The Policy Manager, Mississippi River Water Initiative supports policy efforts and government affairs functions to advance Audubon’s mission and bird conservation objectives. Reporting to the Policy Director, Water Conservation the role serve as a part of the Mississippi River team and works in collaboration with other national, regional, and state policy and program staff, as well as external partners. The Policy Manager plays a key role in implementing Audubon’s vision for transformative water policy solutions by helping to mobilize our effective conservation network of Audubon members and supporters and builds relationships with a broad range of stakeholders.
$75,000-105,000 / year dependent on zone
Reporting to the Executive Director of the Great Salt Lake Watershed Enhancement Trust (GSLWET or Trust), Program Director, GSLWET, will be a key member of the growing GSLWET and the National Audubon Society (Audubon) Saline Lakes Program team, working in collaboration with The Nature Conservancy of Utah (TNC), the State of Utah, and the Community Foundation of Utah, as we launch the Trust.
GSLWET has been established pursuant to an Act passed by the Utah Legislature in 2022. Working with partners, the Trust will:
- Support voluntary water leases and acquisitions to retain existing flows or enhance flows and improve water quality and quantity for wildlife areas at Great Salt Lake.
- Protect and restore upstream wetlands and habitats in the Great Salt Lake's surrounding ecosystem to benefit the hydrology of the Great Salt Lake.
- Identify priority areas and protect essential habitats and hydrology connected with the lake, including areas providing return flow and groundwater recharge.
- Identify and address infrastructure needs and projects to improve water distribution or otherwise respond to low water levels and rising salinity in the lake.
- Support water management and planning efforts with key stakeholders.
Under the leadership of the Executive Director, the Program Director will help build and lead the new Trust focused on Great Salt Lake. They will help oversee GSLWET operations and projects through to success, including meeting project deadlines, financial goals, and coordinating the work of key staff and partners. Together, with the Executive Director, they will be responsible for managing priority strategies and programs. Additionally, this role will help with local and regional development and outreach opportunities (donors, foundations, and grants) to support the work of the Trust.
This a hybrid role based in Utah, with an expectation of an average of at least three (3) days a week in the Salt Lake City office.
$100,000-$110,000 / year
The National Audubon Society is seeking a full-time, motivated, and hands-on Recruiter. Position will report to the Senior Director, Talent Acquisition. The Recruiter will provide critical talent acquisition support to key team members and employees throughout the National Audubon Society and will play a key role in achieving Audubon’s strategic goals by identifying top talent, promoting a high-performance culture, and handling day-to-day recruiting duties. They will work across disciplines and must be proficient in candidate generation and sourcing, and be able to deliver quality, diverse candidates with minimal lead time. This role is ideal for a process-oriented individual that can handle a high volume across multiple geographies without sacrificing candidate experience.
This is a hybrid position. Candidates can work from one of our office locations in New York, NY, Washington, DC, or Oakland, CA with preference for Washington, DC.
Salary range based on geo-differentials:
- DC Metro, Oakland: $82,000-92,000/year
- NYC Metro: $87,000-97,000/year
Reporting to the Mangrove Fish Project Manager, the Associate, Research will split their time between field and office activities associated with the current projects being carried out at Audubon Florida’s Everglades Science Center. Heavily focused on field work, the Associate’s primary responsibility will be monitoring prey base fish populations in the mangrove zone of Everglades National Park, Biscayne National Park, and the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. Scientific responsibilities will consist of the collection and analyses of fishes in the mangrove habitats of Florida bay and maintaining data accuracy in a database. They will also spend time working with and maintaining physical, vegetation and bird data collections as well.
The Associate will be responsible for making decisions about data collection (e.g. adjusting collection methods, cancelling or proceeding with sample, collecting partial samples when unexpected conditions are encountered due to weather, water management activities, equipment malfunction or myriad other surprises) that commonly arise during field activities and base these decisions on sound scientific methodology knowing such decisions can reduce the scientific integrity of this long term (30+ years) study. Fish populations are monitored using a 9m2 drop system, throw traps, and seines.
$20.19 / hour
The Senior Assistant, Facilities provides basic daily facilities support for the New York Headquarters office and to employees and visitors on a variety of issues. Identifies, researches, and resolves problems. Responds to telephone calls, email and requests for facilities support. Documents, tracks and monitors problems to ensure timely resolution. Relies on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job. Escalates complex issues as appropriate. Reports to the VP, Operations. This is a part-time role, up to 20 hours per week.
$23.00-$26.00 / hour
The Senior Assistant, Membership Sales will serve as the key contact for Sanctuary visitors and members to drive membership sales and build member relationships/community. This includes working at the Blair Visitor Center and engaging visitors and members, securing membership sales, handling inquiries, and promoting, processing, and tracking memberships. Additionally, this individual will work closely with the Volunteer and Membership Manager to support membership experiences, events, programs, and promotions. This is a part-time, 24 hours a week position based in Naples, Florida.
$15.00 / hour
Reporting to the Senior Center Manager, the Senior Coordinator, Community Conservation Programs is responsible for, but not limited to, the design, promotion, implementation, and evaluation of the Center’s school and public programming and community conservation outreach, especially in underserved areas. The role includes engaging community groups, forging partnerships, collaboration on shared projects, managing volunteers, and leading programs in person and online. Most of the activities take place either at the Center, in parks, and in a diverse array of communities and reach a range of ages from two to adult. Strong candidates will take a thoughtful approach to community engagement and will seek opportunities for projects that meet Center goals, neighborhood/ community goals, and Audubon’s mission. While the focus is on the Center’s public programs, the Senior Coordinator, Community Conservation Programs also provides instruction for our school programs, scout programs, and field trips.
They must also be a skilled and diplomatic communicator, with the ability to teach effectively and work with diverse stakeholders to find solutions that address the needs and goals of each group. As with all our initiatives, strong partnerships are essential, and we focus on collaborative and community-centered methods; strong candidates for this role will also take a thoughtful approach to the relationships they must build to find creative solutions to meet the goals of diverse stakeholders. There is a strong culture of support, collaboration, and teamwork at the Bent of the River (BOTR). The Senior Coordinator, Community Conservation Programs is an important team member, whose input will be valuable for operationalizing the Centers Transformation Process at the Bent of the River, which will shape the future of our work.
The work of the Senior Coordinator, Community Conservation Programs will:
- Grow and diversify our network through community conservation projects in underserved communities.
- Incorporate inclusive programming, events, and volunteer opportunities.
- Address barriers which make natural spaces and conservation education inaccessible to under-represented and underserved communities.
- Contribute to a program that provides conservation action outcomes through community conservation programming (Bird-friendly Communities/Urban Oases), environmental education, and partnerships/collaborations with underserved communities.
- Advance Audubon’s equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging strategies.
Position is ~35 hours/week, generally Tuesdays-Saturdays, 9am-5pm, but those hours can vary considerably based on the program and project schedule. Evening hours will regularly be necessary. The position requires a significant amount of outdoor activity, hiking in varied terrain, driving in all seasons, and superior presentation skills. Some programs will be offered off-site in the surrounding communities ranging from Southbury/Woodbury/Oxford/Newtown to Waterbury and Danbury.
$50,000 / year
The Senior Coordinator, Contracts, will work closely with the program and operations teams to ensure procedural compliance on contracts, including partner and vendor subcontracts for grant-funded conservation programs across the state, focusing on the Central Valley, Salton Sea, and Conservation Ranching programs. The Senior Coordinator will serve as a technical resource and will be responsible for procedures that optimize the efficiency of the contract management process.
$70,000 / year
The Senior Education Coordinator will provide nature education to Phoenix youth as a lead naturalist guide and program coordinator at the Nina Pulliam Rio Salado Audubon Center. The core functions of this position include coordinating our school programs, including K-8th grade field trips and in-classroom presentations, service-learning opportunities, and community programs at the Nina Mason Pulliam Rio Salado Audubon Center.
Additionally, the Education Coordinator will help recruit and manage our Center volunteers, seasonal interns, along with the Center and Audubon Education team.
$43,000 / year
The Farm Sr. Assistant will support the Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm in a wide variety of tasks and responsibilities including animal care, grounds, and facilities care.
$16.00-$18.00 / hour
Reporting to the Senior Director, Conservation, Senior Manager will be responsible for delivering Audubon’s Coastal Stewardship program across the central Gulf Coast region (Louisiana and Mississippi) and for managing Paul J. Rainey Wildlife Sanctuary a 26,000-acre refuge owned by the National Audubon Society in Vermilion Parish, Louisiana.
Coastal Stewardship Program
The coastal stewardship program includes monitoring and stewardship of coastal birds during the breeding and non-breeding seasons, engagement of volunteers and community leaders, and delivery of education and outreach activities and frameworks. The Senior Manager will be responsible for building a cohesive and sustainable team that is representative of the region, resourcing and managing the program’s budgets and associated grants, and collaborating across national and regional departments to ensure that the coastal stewardship program is fully integrated into Audubon’s local and national strategies and assets. This includes collaborating closely with the region’s centers and sanctuaries, finance and operations, and conservation and policy teams.
Paul J. Rainey Wildlife Sanctuary
Established in 1924, Rainey Sanctuary is Audubon’s oldest and largest sanctuary. The property includes not only saltwater marshland and ponds, but beach and bay-shore. Accessible only by boat, the Rainey sanctuary provides habitat for over 200 species of birds including endangered piping plovers and more recently, whooping cranes. Coyotes, bobcats, otters, and muskrats also call Rainey home. The Senior Manager will be responsible for overseeing the sanctuary team, resourcing, and managing the sanctuary’s budgets and associated grants, integrating the sanctuary and costal stewardship work into a cohesive coastal program, and aligning sanctuary work with local and national strategies.
The position will be located remotely near Moss Point, MS or in New Orleans, LA. They will be responsible for managing a team of full-time, part-time, and seasonal staff.
$75,000 / year
The Senior Manager of GIS Systems leads the implementation of Audubon’s geographic information systems (GIS) infrastructure to enable users across the organization to develop and implement data-driven approaches to delivering our mission for hemispheric level bird conservation. This role is responsible for ensuring the health and reliability of GIS servers, the development and maintenance of spatial databases, and the production of integrations and queries across GIS and internal data warehouses. A successful candidate will have the requisite technical skills as well as strengths in project management and communication with stakeholders regarding requirements and expectations for successful delivery. This position reports to the Director of Enterprise GIS on the Data & Analytics team within the Audubon Technology team, and will work alongside the Senior Manager of GIS Products and in an advisory capacity to Audubon’s Dangermond Fellows.
This position can sit in NYC or Washington, DC, or can be remote within the United States.
Interested candidates should attach a cover letter to be considered for this opportunity.
Examples of initiatives that the position will support are:
- Maintain, update and evaluate opportunities to further automate and optimize spatial data that undergirds the Bird Migration Explorer and other signature geospatial products from Audubon.
- Diagram, generate, analyze, and publish database views of internal and third-party data to localize global datasets for regional conservation planning and decision support.
- Develop the backend processes to increase audience engagement by integrating local events and offline engagement opportunities on geographic-specific Audubon websites, targeted emails, and the Audubon app experience.
Salary range based on geo-differentials:
- $105,000-$115,000/year = National
- $115,000-$125,000/year = Alaska, CA (not San Francisco), Connecticut, D.C., Chicago, Oyster Bay, NY
- $120,000-$130,000/year = NYC, San Francisco, Seattle
The Senior Manager, Institutional Giving manages a portfolio of institutional prospects and donors capable of making five-, six-, and seven-figure investments in Audubon’s work and aspires to raise at least $1M annually. Reporting to the Vice President, Institutional Giving based in New York, and working closely with the Director, Institutional Giving based in Chicago, Audubon is currently recruiting for a Senior Manager to manage a portfolio of donors primarily based in the Central and Upper Mississippi River region.
Salary range based on geo-differentials:
$100,000 - $110,000 = All other locations
$105,000 - $115,000 = Alaska, Los Angeles, Connecticut, D.C., Chicago, Oyster Bay, NY
$110,000 - $125,000 = NYC, San Francisco, Seattle
The Audubon Conservation Ranching (ACR) Senior Outreach Coordinator position is focused on supporting strategies that increase the visibility and connectivity of the ACR Program in California. Reporting to ACR California Director, the Senior Outreach Coordinator will be responsible for developing and implementing strategies that advance Audubon’s conservation ranching goals through strategic communications, partnership building and market development. The Senior Outreach Coordinator will work closely with the ACR leadership team, communications, policy, and conservation staff across the ACR network, including state and national staff.
$62,480 / year
Audubon seeks a motivated, dynamic individual to develop and lead conservation projects and policies related to California water supplies for people, birds, and the environment. The Senior Program Manager reports to Audubon California’s Director of Policy and closely coordinates with staff from Audubon California’s Conservation and Working Lands Programs. They will plan, implement, and achieve Audubon’s goals and objectives for California water, including implementation of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA), water supplies for Central Valley wetlands, and improving resilience to climate change through effective water policy for communities and the environment. The Senior Manager will oversee several projects related to California water supply challenges, identify, and engage in strategic policy efforts, and build and maintain Audubon’s presence in diverse coalitions and with external partners. In coordination with the Policy Director, the Senior Manager will serve as Audubon California’s lead on water issues when interacting with external partners, governmental agencies, and elected officials. The Senior Manager will also provide expertise to senior leadership staff, and Audubon chapter leaders on California water challenges, and opportunities and assist in effective external communications regarding water.
$100,000-115,000 / year
Audubon’s Seabird Institute (ASI) seeks a Senior Manager, Operations, to build on its rich history and success, and expand its contributions to conservation in Maine and beyond. This is a high-profile position with opportunity to manage the operations of a program with an annual budget of ~$2M and full-time staff of eleven. The successful candidate will report to ASI’s Director of Conservation Science and be based in Bremen, Maine.
- $80,000 to $90,000/year
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 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. Training provided as needed.
Site Hosts can expect to work an average of 5-10 hours per scheduled week. This position is based on workcamper/park host positions at state and national parks across the country.
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.
$15.00 / hour
Reporting to the Director of Spatial Conservation Planning, the Spatial Ecologist will be responsible for supporting Audubon’s science team with regional, national, and hemispheric bird conservation initiatives.
The Spatial Ecologist will conduct scientific analyses and apply knowledge and skills in data management, geoprocessing and spatial analysis, landscape ecology, climate science, ornithology, conservation biology, environmental and/or climate justice, and cartography to develop products such as reports or scientific publications. This role will assemble and prepare relevant datasets for analysis and generate spatial and quantitative data products. The Spatial Ecologist will also contribute to and/or lead the process of publishing Audubon science products including, but not limited to, datasets, peer-reviewed articles, and reports. This position participates in cross-functional teams, particularly with the conservation planning, climate, and quantitative science teams and across the broader Conservation Division within which science is located.
$60,000 - $70,000 / year
The Senior Center Assistant will be an integral part of the Center team working closely with Center Director and program leads to support visitor services, volunteer program, and conservation and education programs. This is a part-time, 24 hour per week, position.
$16.00-$18.00 / hour
The National Audubon Society seeks a dynamic Vice President and Executive Director to build on Audubon North Carolina’s rich history and expand its conservation impact in North Carolina and throughout the entire Atlantic Flyway, leading the organization to its next level of programmatic and financial success. The Vice President and Executive Director will exercise broad leadership and management responsibility in developing and executing statewide conservation policy, initiatives, and public programming. In addition, the Executive Director will lead a talented and passionate team to advance overall conservation objectives, strengthen and mobilize our bipartisan network, and deliver durable policy solutions across the region. Audubon North Carolina’s current team includes 10 staff and a combined FY2023 budget of $2 million derived primarily from individual, foundation, corporate, government grants, earned income, and investments.
The successful candidate will have the passion and skills necessary to lead the development, communication, resourcing, and implementation of Audubon’s conservation goals and strategies across the state. All while working closely with Audubon North Carolina’s staff and key National Audubon conservation leaders to continue to develop the state program in tandem with strategic regional and national priorities. The Executive Director will hold the title of Vice President within the national organization and will report directly to the Senior Vice President, Flyways.
$175,000-$195,000 / year
The Center Assistant will support the Blair Visitor Center operations and guest services at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary including admissions, Nature Store and Cypress Cafe sales, visitor and volunteer assistance, boardwalk closing and membership sales. The Center Assistant will work in the Center and provide excellent customer service by eagerly welcoming each visitor with information about the Sanctuary with warmth and kindness.
This is a part-time floating position, working up to 25 hours per week. Hours are not guaranteed on a regular basis and will be offered to the successful candidate based on Visitor Center needs and can be accepted as availability of the candidate allows.
$15.00 / hour
The Center Assistant will support the Blair Visitor Center operations and guest services at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, including Admissions, Nature Store, and Cypress Cafe sales, visitor and volunteer assistance, boardwalk closing and membership sales. The Center Assistant will work in the Center and provide excellent customer service by eagerly welcoming each visitor with information about the Sanctuary with warmth and kindness.
This is a part-time, seasonal position, working up to 25 hours per week, from November 2023 through April 2024.
$15.00 / hour
The National Audubon Society has identified the Everglades as a national conservation priority and a centerpiece of Audubon’s hemispheric water strategy. One of the greatest challenges to the health of the Greater Everglades Ecosystem is the historic ditching and draining of the landscape, which causes water to rush through the system faster and dirtier than it would have historically. As a result, it is a high priority to implement projects that hold and clean water—especially at the top of the system near Orlando, in the Okeechobee Watershed. While engineered projects can meet these needs, rehydrating historically drained wetlands, especially on private lands, can help hold and clean water, provide wildlife habitat, and present revenue opportunities for ranchers and other private lands that contribute to their economic viability.
Restoring and rehydrating historically drained wetlands—often through partnerships with private landowners--is one of the best opportunities for holding water in the region and increasing groundwater recharge. Audubon has developed a GIS tool that identifies and prioritizes locations within the Central Florida Water Initiative region where both surface water storage and groundwater recharge would have the greatest potential gains from restoration activities.
Aligned with Audubon’s Policy and Everglades teams, the Wetland Restoration Specialist will introduce the tool and its capabilities to local entities, including Water Management Districts, local governments, and private landowners, catalyzing the funding and development of water storage and wetland restoration projects in the portion of the CFWI that intersects with the Okeechobee Watershed and the Greater Everglades ecosystem. Relationship building with agency funders, regulators, and private landowners is a cornerstone of this work. This project may be expanded into other regions of Florida experiencing their own water resource challenges.
This is a remote position, located in the Orlando region, with regular travel anticipated throughout the Okeechobee Watershed.
$65,000-75,000 / year
Do you want to work on meaningful and impactful environmental education programs? Are you looking for an internship that makes a difference in conservation? If this sounds exciting, the National Audubon Society’s internship may be great for you.
The Wild Indigo Explorer will work with the Milwaukee Wild Indigo Coordinator to implement nature exploration efforts in several of Milwaukee’s parks and youth centers. The goal of the explorers is to teach them the work of the coordinator and allow them to engage with nature in new ways, this time focused on several ideas around environmental advocacy. The Explorers will then take what they have learned and will continue to engage with their local natural areas and their surrounding communities by completing several stewardship projects and developing a video documentation platform!
This is an onsite role based in the Audubon Great Lakes – State Office – COA Goldin Center, Havenwoods State Forest, Lincoln Creek.
$15.00 / hour