National Audubon Society Job Opportunities

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Located in South Central Phoenix, the Nina Mason Pulliam Rio Salado Audubon Center (the Center) makes conservation action accessible to everyone by reaching out to audiences that are new to environmental stewardship and by providing useful information about sustainable living through a full spectrum of hands-on experiences for every age including fun-filled family programming, weekend activities & festivals, STEM-supporting school field trips and on-the-ground conservation work focused on local species at risk.   The Center Manager will be responsible for the planning, operating, and managing of the day-to-day operations of the Center, as well as the implementation of long-term resource and habitat goals of the Center. S/he will be responsible for oversight of the land, facilities, trails, and grounds including management of volunteers and contractors; management of capital projects, and visitor engagement. The Center Manager will oversee the Center’s budget, including expenses and revenue generated by rentals, Center-based fee programs, relevant grants, and the retail store.   A key outcome for this work will be engaging and building a more diverse constituency to advance Audubon’s local, regional, and national goals. The Center Manager will build and manage culturally resonant programs and messages collaboratively with communities that address community needs and assets and that connect to actions that positively contribute to the conservation of our region’s birds and the spaces they need to thrive.
Job ID
2020-4460
Job Category
Program/Project Management
State
Arizona
City
Phoenix
The CCO reports to the President & CEO, David Yarnold, and works closely with all members of the Executive Leadership Team, and especially with the Senior Vice President, States (who oversees the flyway leadership and state offices); the Chief Network Officer (who oversees chapter relations); and the Chief Development Officer.   The CCO sets broad conservation strategies and frames large-scale projects with input from the states and regions. In turn the conservation strategy VPs under the CCO guide the state leaders as they decide how to apply the strategies in the most geographically relevant manner. The chapters play an important role in community science and member education and serve as a bipartisan passionate grassroots force on behalf of Audubon’s conservation and climate policy work.   Importantly, the CCO is a key front-line communicator and fundraiser, synthesizing and articulating conservation vision, translating that vision into actionable and fundable programs, and communicating the vision persuasively to broad and diverse audiences. It is an equally external- and internal-facing role.   Direct reports to the CCO include the Senior Vice President, Conservation Policy; the Senior Vice President for International Alliances; the Chief Scientist; and four strategy leads—Vice Presidents for Climate, Coastal Conservation, Water Conservation, and Working Lands. Together these teams oversee 130 total staff members and a budget of $21M.   The CCO also serves as president of the National Audubon Action Fund, a 501(c)(4).
Job ID
2020-4443
Job Category
Executive/Senior Management
State
Washington, DC
City
Washington
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 Sr. Manager and National Campaign Sr. 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.   This full-time paid internship (35 hours/week) will run from October 2020 through March 2021. Due to COVID-19, the internship may start off as remote with the intention of transitioning to in-person in Washington, DC.   National Audubon Society is dedicated to building a culturally diverse organization and strongly encourages applications from people of color and women.
Job ID
2020-4458
Job Category
Internships/Fellowships
State
Washington, DC
City
Washington
Mississippi’s coastal birds and marine turtles are either in decline, threatened, or endangered.  There is a need to start to monitor for nesting marine turtles to understand utilization of Harrison County’s beaches as well as to protect marine turtle and bird nests from potential threats including routine maintenance of the beaches such as raking or renourishment.  This position will report to the Program Manager of the Audubon Mississippi Coastal Stewardship Program.    The position will monitor for beach-nesting and stranded marine turtles and liaise with the appropriate agencies and organizations for species conservation and management; assist with monitoring for beach-nesting birds and liaise with the appropriate agencies and organizations for species conservation and management; assist with state and federal permits related to beach renourishments and construction projects on Harrison County beaches; and initiate and support a working group with a focus on birds and turtles that includes conservation partners and natural resource managers to foster communications among practitioners, inform best management practices, and seek and secure funding for future on-the-ground projects.    The successful candidate will act as a liaison with the MS Harrison County Board of Supervisors, MS Harrison County Sand Beach Authority, state and federal agencies charged with wildlife and coastal management, and other stakeholders with interest in Harrison County’s beaches.    This is a full-time, grant-funded position through 2021 with possibility of extension with subsequent grants.
Job ID
2020-4433
Job Category
Land Stewardship
State
Mississippi
City
Moss Point
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 North Carolina. Reporting to the Vice President for Development overseeing the SE Flyway, states along the Gulf of Mexico and International Alliance Programs, the Development Manager leads the development and expansion of the development program for North Carolina, 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 North Carolina and volunteer leaders in their role as fundraisers. S/he will build and manage a portfolio of donors and prospects capable of giving in the range of $5,000 annually for individuals, and $5,000-$25,000+ for 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.  
Job ID
2020-4400
Job Category
Development/Fundraising
State
North Carolina
City
Durham
Based in NYC and reporting to the Chief Technology Officer (CTO), the Director of Information Technology (IT) will be charged with leading strategy and a growing team that delivers the IT infrastructure, tools, and services that enable Audubon’s work to further its mission. The Director of IT will lead a team responsible for delivering the optimal secure and cloud-oriented infrastructure and related user support across all Audubon locations including the NYC and DC headquarters, 20+ state offices, and 30+ Audubon nature centers. The role also oversees the roadmap and management of enterprise platforms that underlie Audubon’s work encompassing constituent management, fundraising, and back office operations, and will work with business peers to ensure that appropriate data governance processes are in place for those platforms.   Please submit a cover letter and resume in order to be considered. 
Job ID
2020-4439
Job Category
Information Technology
State
New York
City
New York
Reporting to the Managing Director, Institutional Relations (in New York City), the Director, Institutional Giving will be a key member of Audubon’s development team. This is an opportunity for a highly motivated development professional to build and manage a portfolio of institutional prospects and donors capable of making six and seven-figure investments in Audubon’s work.   This position is based in Chicago though strong candidates based elsewhere in the Midwest are encouraged to apply.
Job ID
2020-4451
Job Category
Development/Fundraising
State
Illinois
City
Chicago
Audubon, the editorially independent publication of the National Audubon Society, uses explanatory and advocacy journalism, as well as stunning original photography, to inform its readers about the natural world, inspire them to care passionately about that world, and motivate them to take action on its behalf. Audubon’s editorial intern contributes meaningfully to that effort via both the print publication and website.   Ideal candidates will have strong writing and communication skills as well as an interest in covering topics ranging from science and conservation news to environmental and social justice. A basic level of comfort with science is a must, but the heart of this seasonal internship is reporting, pitching, researching, and writing. At the end of the experience, the intern should walk away with solid clips as well as an in-depth understanding of what it's like to work as an editor at a major publication.   This paid internship is up to 35 hours per week and lasts approximately 15 weeks, running from September through the end of December (start and end dates are flexible). This is a remote-work position.   To apply, please upload a one-page cover letter, one-page resume, and links to three to five writing clips. Links can be included on the one-page cover letter. Please upload PDFs.   National Audubon Society is dedicated to building a culturally diverse organization and strongly encourages applications from people of color and LGBTQIA+ individuals.  
Job ID
2020-4445
Job Category
Internships/Fellowships
State
New York
City
New York
The Field Technician, Habitat will assist with habitat restoration and management activities on the 850 acres of Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center,  including implementing the habitat management plan on diverse habitats associated with the tallgrass prairie. The Habitat Program Technician participates in habitat operations and management as well as maintenance of equipment, grounds and building.   **This is a year round full-time, grant-funded opportunity through August / September 2021 with potential to extend beyond should additional funding be secured. 
Job ID
2020-4459
Job Category
Science
State
Nebraska
City
Denton
Reporting to the Senior Vice President of the International Alliances Program (IAP), the Finance and Contracts Associate will be responsible for providing support to staff and overseeing financial and operational administrative of the Program.  Areas of responsibility will include accounts payable/receivable, contract drafting and administration plus grants administration. S/he will also play a support role in growth projections, budget development and financial gap analysis to support proposal development. Additionally, the Finance and Contract Associate will need to effectively communicate in Spanish and English to coordinate with Audubon’s international partner organizations, contractors, government agencies, National Audubon colleagues in finance, legal and development departments to ensure smooth support for Audubon’s international programs.    As a key staff member of IAP, the Finance and Contracts Associate will have the opportunity to work alongside several senior staff members, and play a role in helping the program grow in Latin America and Caribbean.   *Position requires complete fluency in both Spanish and English.  
Job ID
2020-4425
Job Category
Accounting/Finance
State
Washington, DC
City
Washington
As a member of Audubon’s Finance Team, the Finance Associate is the first resource for program staff in assigned departments who need guidance on coding and processing business expenses. The successful candidate will have an excellent grasp of financial and accounting concepts, be comfortable learning new systems to solve problems, and be able to communicate financial information clearly. They will thrive in a fast-paced environment and be able to juggle multiple projects. The position requires knowledge of nonprofit expense tracking and payment processing and, with training, an awareness of how these practices affect variance analysis and budgeting.   The Finance Associate will report to the Director of Financial Planning and Analysis for National Programs and will be based at Audubon’s New York City Headquarters.
Job ID
2020-4426
Job Category
Accounting/Finance
State
New York
City
New York
The Finance Manager is responsible for performing a broad range of fiscal, budgetary and analytical duties for Audubon’s field offices. They will support the Director of Financial Planning and Analysis for State offices, and are responsible for the organization, preparation, review and control of annual operating budgets, as well as the semi-annual forecasts.    They are responsible for regular reporting for both internal and external stakeholders, variance analysis, and will interact with State leaders and office staff to facilitate financial planning and clarify/resolve financial issues.   The ideal candidate has a high degree of financial acumen, strong financial systems skills, communicates frequently and well, and is very well-organized. The position reports to the Director of Financial Planning and Analysis for State offices. 
Job ID
2020-4429
Job Category
Accounting/Finance
State
New York
The Greenwich Audubon Center has been connecting people with nature since 1942.  Creating life-changing experiences that enable community members and their families to appreciate, understand and protect the natural world is at the very core of our mission. The Greenwich Audubon Center is a nature center and wildlife sanctuary owned and operated by the National Audubon Society. The nature center is located in the southwest corner of Connecticut, in the town of Greenwich. The Greenwich Audubon Center has over 15 miles of scenic hiking trails, and includes 650 acres of mixed forest, meadows, wetlands, ponds, and streams. The mission of the National Audubon Society is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of the Earth's biological diversity and humanity. The Greenwich Audubon Center strives to meet this mission through education, conservation and environmental research to encourage the responsible usage and stewardship of natural lands. The Greenwich Audubon Center offers educational programs for all ages, a seasonal newsletter, nature programs, annual Hawk Watch, live animal exhibits, a children's learning center, a nature store, and a bird viewing area. Public access to the Greenwich Audubon buildings, facilities and programs have been altered, reduced or prohibited due to the ongoing public health crisis. Under the supervision of the Center Director, the Hawk Watch Intern will play an integral part in the Quaker Ridge Hawk Watch program located on the grounds of the Greenwich Audubon Center in Greenwich, CT. Quaker Ridge is one of the premier hawk watch sites in the Northeast, with an average of over 14,000 hawks recorded each season. Cost-free, on-site, and furnished apartment is available.The value of rent will be imputed for employee tax purposes. Residence contains private bedrooms and a shared kitchen, bath, and living room.   Applications are encouraged from candidates without formal experience in conservation.    National Audubon Society is dedicated to building a culturally diverse organization and strongly encourages applications from people of color and women.
Job ID
2020-4461
Job Category
Internships/Fellowships
State
Connecticut
City
Greenwich
The Internal Communications Manager is responsible for communicating the values, priorities, and activities of the National Audubon Society throughout the organization’s large, distributed staff structure. The manager will develop and implement a comprehensive, network-wide, dynamic, and inspiring internal communications strategy aimed at communicating news, accomplishments, executive decisions, strategic priorities and shifts, employee practices and culture to staff across the organization.  In addition to partnering with key Audubon departments on organization-wide communications, the manager will be responsible for overseeing the strategic creation, writing, and editing of key internal communication projects and platforms.  The Internal Communications Manager will champion Audubon’s mission and strategic initiatives and priorities, using communication and feedback channels to drive staff engagement and commitment while increasing impact and collaboration across the staff network. The manager will also possess a high degree of cultural competence and shape communications and internal processes in ways that explicitly support and engage employees of all genders, races, faiths, ethnicities, orientations, cultures, locations, and levels.   Reports to the Vice President, Communications.    **YOU MUST SUBMIT A COVER LETTER ALONG WITH A RESUME TO BE CONSIDERED.** 
Job ID
2020-4434
Job Category
Communications/Marketing
State
New York
City
New York
This is a remote position and reports to the VP of Data and Analytics, the Lead Data Engineer will be charged with implementing data infrastructure that is core to the Data and Analytics team mission.  This infrastructure should be built using modern-day data tools and platforms and will support the technology strategy and services that enable data-powered work and maximize Audubon’s mission impact. Data science, analytics, geographic mapping, and business intelligence are essential to how Audubon does its work across business teams including conservation, science, advocacy, marketing, fundraising, and finance. The Data and Analytics team plays a key role in empowering that work and needs an engineer who will be responsible for building and maintaining the infrastructure that will enable this mission.   They will work closely with the VP of Data and Analytics to design and implement a new strategic data platform for the National Audubon Society that will support projects such as: - Migratory Bird Initiative, a multi-year project to track and aggregate varied data sources about migratory bird species, where they go, and the threats they face - Integrate data from multiple sources (e.g., email, website interactions, CRM and volunteer activity, voter files, demographic data to support inclusion and equity metrics) into a data warehouse and building optimized views and workflows for analysis, reporting, and dashboard visualization - Identify, evaluate, and implement infrastructure solutions for unified business intelligence, data warehousing, scaling and parallel processing, and machine learning - Proactive data analysis to identify issues and implement a plan to improve the quality and integrity of operational data, particularly constituent data across data-heavy systems like Salesforce and EveryAction - Advise on the design, build, and maintenance of structured databases to track curated data such as bird species taxonomies, bird-friendly native plants by geolocation, and important bird areas, along with product and engineering staff - Convert raster data of predictive bird species ranges based on climate change models to vector features to enable enterprise GIS analysis and further conservation research
Job ID
2020-4447
Job Category
Information Technology
State
New York
City
New York
Reporting to the Vice President of Human Resources, the Manager, Benefits Administration is the primary manager Audubon’s benefits programs, policies, and procedures. The incumbent will be responsible for employee health, welfare, wellness, and retirement programs (including frozen and grandfathered retirement plans). The Manager will also be responsible for communicating and counseling employees on benefits related issues. The Manager plays an integral role in ensuring that Audubon’s benefits programs meet employee needs while also being cost-effective, competitive, equitable.
Job ID
2020-4454
Job Category
Human Resources
State
New York
City
New York
The Manager,Employee Relationswill serve as a conduit between the HR team and Audubon staff to manage all aspects of employee relations including: conducting incident and disciplinary investigations, conducting departmental administrative reviews, and reviewing disciplinary procedures (including performance improvement plans), investigations and findings to determine if policy violations have occurred. This person will also be responsible for submitting reports with official findings and proposed solutions to resolve employee relations matters.   Reporting to the Vice President, Human Resources, the incumbent works closely with Talent Acquisition, HR Business Partners, Executive Leadership, internal/external legal counsel, and others on a variety of matters concerning workplace behavior, policies, and procedures.
Job ID
2020-4449
Job Category
Human Resources
State
Washington, DC
City
Washington
The Director of Policy will lead and define policy efforts and overall governmental affairs functions to advance Audubon’s mission and bird conservation objectives in Alaska. Reporting to the Vice President and Executive Director of Audubon Alaska, they will serve as a part of Alaska’s senior leadership team and work closely with all staff to design strategic conservation campaigns. The Director of Policy will lead the development and execution of a state policy agenda to advance both state and federal priorities, focusing on public lands, climate conservation priorities, and protection for Important Bird Areas (IBAs) and at-risk species. The Director is responsible for coordinating and implementing policy efforts with staff across National Audubon and Alaska programs. This includes engaging chapters, grassroots networks, partners, proactively communicating issues and positions, and helping attract contributions to execute successful policy campaigns and conservation outcomes.   The Director of Policy will also be tasked with extending our digital reach to more effectively and efficiently organize our membership in Alaska and across the U.S. to take action on issues that impact birds and communities in the state.   The ideal candidate is a skilled, experienced manager and strategic thinker with a working background knowledge of Alaska wildlife conservation, environmental, energy and/or climate policy.
Job ID
2020-4448
Job Category
Advocacy/Public Policy/Government Relations
State
Alaska
City
Anchorage
Based in NYC and reporting to the Director of Information Technology, the Product Manager will be charged with overseeing the strategic effectiveness of Audubon’s operational and programmatic work through the development and deployment of internal-facing web applications, enterprise platforms and CRMs, and data systems, much of which is centered around Salesforce.   The role requires a mix of business operations expertise, solid project management skills, an intuitive sense for user experience, and fluency in the tools of enterprise CRMs and operational systems. The Product Manager will work with business stakeholders to plan product roadmaps, identify and deploy solutions, and analyze metrics to enable the success of staff and volunteers who are the users of Audubon internal systems.   Please submit a cover letter and a resume in order to be considered. 
Job ID
2020-4446
Job Category
Information Technology
State
New York
City
New York
The Project Manager will be part of the COO’s Delivery Office and will play a key role in implementing projects at the National Audubon Society.  The role of the Project Manager is to plan, execute, and complete projects on time, on budget and with quality throughout the project’s lifecycle.  This includes coordinating and managing plans for resources and orchestrating the efforts of team members and third-party contractors, vendors or consultants in order to deliver projects according to expected outcomes. The Project Manager will also provide problem-solving and direct interventions to ensure that the project overcomes any barriers to its ability to execute according to plan working with key team members.  The Project Manager will report to the Senior Director, Delivery at Audubon for project direction that reports to the VP, Strategy & Operations under the Office of the Chief Operating Officer.
Job ID
2020-4401
Job Category
Program/Project Management
State
Washington, DC
City
Washington
The John James Audubon Center (JJAC) is based in Pennsylvania and is the original home of the artist and naturalist, John James Audubon. The mission of JJAC is to educate and inspire people to cherish and protect the natural world, by preserving Audubon’s artistic, scientific, and historic legacy and celebrating the conservation movement he inspired while serving the mission of the National Audubon Society (NAS), “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.”   The John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove is looking for competent, dedicated, and reliable additions to our Center Assistant team to oversee different events that occur on the grounds, as well as, help maintain the serene grounds, and help fill out our museum’s front desk staff. Center Assistant's report to the Event Manager and are responsible for assisting with a wide variety of tasks at the John James Audubon Center. Tasks include, but are not limited to, preparing facilities prior to events, supervising the activities of rental parties and their vendors during the event, securing buildings, grounds keeping, and providing any other support for different departments. You should be detail oriented and able to follow a checklist of instructions, but should also be independent enough to analyze potential problems and do what is necessary to resolve each issue. It is also important that your tasks be completed in a timely fashion, so good time management habits are required.    This is a part-time, seasonal job that will be scheduled for 10-25 hours per week. The position starts in July of 2020 and ends in November of 2020.  If working events, most hours will be during the evenings and weekends. Might be called upon to work during some weekdays as need arises and seasons change.
Job ID
2020-4348
Job Category
Facilities/Property Maintenance
State
Pennsylvania
City
Audubon
The Grange Audubon Insurance Center is a sanctuary for birds and nature lovers, set in parkland created from a formerly urban and industrial site in the heart of downtown Columbus, along the Scioto River.  This LEED-Certified 18,000 sq. ft. building and surrounding two-acre property brings visitors from the community and beyond for onsite education programs, as well as for special public and private events.    The Office and Communications Administrator Coordinator is a vital part of the Grange Insurance Audubon team. The facility/event attendant will oversee and execute signature and wedding events held on weekends and ensure the property is stewarded appropriately.  This individual will be the liaison between Grange Insurance Audubon and Metro Cuisine.  The position typically works between 15-20 hours a week and will involve working on weekends. 
Job ID
2020-4462
Job Category
Facilities/Property Maintenance
State
Ohio
City
Columbus
The Outreach Assistant represents the Seabird Restoration Program (SRP) to the public as a narrator aboard puffin watching cruises. Outreach Assistants bring the story of SRP’s 45-year history to children, adults, and families, and help people to understand the necessity for this applied conservation work, as well as to inspire them to become personally involved in conservation action as donors and citizen activists.  There are (2) full-time seasonal positions available as detailed below:   Start Dates: - July 1 2020 End Dates: -  August 31 2020
Job ID
2020-4294
Job Category
Education/Teaching
State
Maine
City
Bremen
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. Site Hosts can expect to work an average of 5-10 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.   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.
Job ID
2020-4470
Job Category
Facilities/Property Maintenance
State
Texas
City
San Antonio
The Senior Communications Manager, Advocacy will play a key role in raising awareness of and building a constituency for Audubon’s conservation and policy priorities within the Great Lakes Region and broader Upper Mississippi Flyway. As a direct report to the Audubon Great Lakes Communications Director, the Senior Manager will produce and ensure placement of high quality, compelling content across media channels.
Job ID
2020-4455
Job Category
Communications/Marketing
State
Illinois
City
Chicago
The National Audubon Society is expanding our engineering team. We are looking for a Software Engineer to play a critical role in solving problems on existing systems while also working to build out modern solutions that allow Audubon to serve its mission to protect birds and the places they live, today and tomorrow.   The Software Engineer is responsible for designing and implementing technology solutions to support and enhance mission-critical business operations throughout the organization. This includes internal custom web applications and services, database development, and the integration of 3rd-party and vendor-developed systems. This position reports to the Full Stack Engineering Lead.
Job ID
2020-4464
Job Category
Information Technology
Audubon is seeking a strategic, collaborative and innovative leader to serve as Vice President of the Mississippi Flyway; to help develop and support its powerful grassroots network of state offices, local chapters, nature centers, volunteers and partners.   The Vice President will be an exceptional communicator who leads by example and brings deep experience and humility in managing high-performing teams to the role.   The Vice President will drive the organization’s strategic direction as a partner and manager to the state executive directors. The Vice President will lead through integration: making the field offices more effective and efficient by helping them solve problems and creating more informed strategies and processes with the national office. As a key member of the management team, the Vice President will deepen coordination and communication between the state offices and national office.   The Vice President will improve the integration, operations, and execution in the organization by playing a key role in advocacy, conservation, campaigns, fundraising, and budgeting in the states in their region. Working side-by-side with the state executive directors, the Vice President will help them implement and fine tune strategies, establish and meet goals and benchmarks, and navigate organizational processes and procedures.   The ideal candidate is a confident leader with a proven record of success as a manager of people and operations, a history of innovative work, a sophisticated understanding of the political process in key states and experience inside a matrix organization.   This is an incredible opportunity to serve in the leadership of an organization uniquely positioned to win conservation victories in the states and to transform communities and protect birds and their habitats.   Location   The Vice President, Mississippi Flyway can be located anywhere in their portfolio of states with access to an airport for frequent travel, with a strong preference for candidates who can work out of the following state or local Audubon offices: - Chicago, IL - New Orleans, LA - St. Paul / Minneapolis, MN - Dallas, TX
Job ID
2020-4442
Job Category
Executive/Senior Management
State
Illinois
City
Chicago
Reporting to the Chief Conservation Officer, the Vice President, Natural Solutions and Working Lands is a new Audubon position focused on advancing strategies that protect and enhance bird habitat, while promoting the economic viability of working lands (specifically ranchlands, rice fields, and forests). The position is one of five strategy leaders who will direct our grassland and forest conservation work across the entire Audubon network.  The VP will be responsible for building a national strategy for advancing emerging natural climate solutions, innovative public policies, and the use of market-based approaches to achieve working lands conservation.     Working lands is one of Audubon’s five strategic priorities focusing on landscape scale efforts to collaborate with landowners, industry, and government to increase the quality of habitat on privately managed lands. In addition, the strategy is focused on public policies, including the Farm Bill and state-based legislation and administrative action. With the emergence of nature-based solutions to climate change and emerging carbon sequestration markets, the VP will be responsible for building these new opportunities into our existing work and shaping new market-based programs.  Natural solutions - land management practices that increase carbon sequestered in soil and vegetation - is an emerging strategy to protect habitat and enhance the management of private lands. These solutions contribute to both carbon reduction targets and create habitat beneficial to birds. New science suggests that the conservation and enhanced management of grasslands, forests and wetlands can contribute up to a third of carbon emission reductions needed to reach 2030 goals. Given the nexus of habitat for birds and solutions that reduce carbon, Audubon has embraced natural climate solutions as a key pillar of its climate and working lands strategies. Position Priorities: - Develop and drive a national natural solutions and working lands strategy that addresses the loss of birds in priority landscapes dominated by private lands, including grasslands and forested lands. Develop high leverage partnerships with governments, corporations and other NGOs working in this space in support of our priorities, as well as collaborate with our International Alliance Program on working lands strategies in Latin America. - Lead the working lands strategy team, and coordinate with state-based staff working on these issues, to advance natural solutions, regenerative agriculture and bird-friendly practices on range, rice and forested lands. - Improve Audubon’s existing landscape scale initiatives by bringing value added science, policy and resource support. Elevate this work to influence natural solutions, regenerative agriculture and working lands policies as well as emerging market opportunities to benefit these and other important bird habitats. - Though Audubon’s working lands strategy is primarily focused on private land management this position may work to develop strategies and policies to accelerate implementation of natural solutions on state and federal public lands.  
Job ID
2020-4410
Job Category
Executive/Senior Management
State
Washington, DC
City
Washington