Animal Care interns learn how to build skills and knowledge that directly relate to the care and maintenance of a wide variety of farm animals in a public farm setting.
Dates of Employment: August 26, 2019 – January 24, 2020
Audubon’s Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary is a 13,000-acre sanctuary with 2.25 miles of boardwalk, the Blair Audubon Center, Nature Store and Gallery Cafe, as well as education, research and resource management programs. More than 100,000 people visit Corkscrew each year, and Corkscrew enjoys the support of nearly 200 regular volunteers. The Sanctuary serves as an anchor for Audubon Florida’s policy advocacy in the Western Everglades and is a living laboratory for the study and restoration of Southwest Florida’s freshwater wetlands. In the next two years, Corkscrew will likely undertake a facilities expansion; this position will have a critical role in shaping the future of this jewel of the National Audubon Society and RAMSAR Wetland of International Significance.
Reporting to the Sanctuary Director, the Associate Director, Blair Audubon Center is primarily responsible for the oversight and management of staff, volunteers and budgets supporting Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary and the Blair Center visitor experience programs. They will provide leadership, ensure visitor and education programming and support Audubon’s mission and goals for the Sanctuary and greater Corkscrew, Big Cypress and Everglades ecosystems. They will plan budgets, project revenues and manage expenses associated with all programs related to visitor experience. Additionally, the Associate Director will play a lead role in marketing the Corkscrew experience to attract visitors and program participants, all while embracing and advancing Corkscrew’s mission which aims to influence conservation of the Greater Everglades.
The John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove will hire multiple, part-time Center Assistants to support events and visitor services at the site. These are temporary positions for up to six months with the possibility of conversion in to a regular, part-time position.
Shifts include weekdays, evenings, and weekends. Work schedules and total hours worked will vary based on the candidate’s availability and flexibility.
Audubon’s coastal program is offering university credit for this internship opportunity in Washington, DC, for an individual interested in coastal resilience and marine conservation policy. The intern will work on various research, outreach, and creative projects to advance our coastal program’s goals, which include education, outreach, and influencing decision makers.
The Director of Coastal Resilience will shape, lead, manage and implement strategies and actions to advance Audubon’s mission and conservation objectives. Reporting to the Vice President for Coastal Conservation, the (Senior) Director is a key member of the conservation and policy team, in Washington D.C. and will be responsible for leading policy strategies and supporting implementation of on the ground conservation efforts with an emphasis on issues related to coastal resilience and natural infrastructure.
The Communications Director, Policy is responsible for the National Audubon Society’s policy profile in the media. The Communications Director will ensure a strong and increasing positive public perception of Audubon and Audubon’s positions and key strategic initiatives through message development and dissemination, media relations, and other communications work. As a senior member of the communications team, the s/he will design and execute strategic public relations campaigns, work with PR agencies, develop message frames and talking points for key initiatives and issues, conduct media training for spokespeople, provide leadership for local and regional media relations staff and program staff, oversee media coverage reporting, and secure high-quality coverage across the media landscape nationwide. The role will report to the Vice President of Communications.
The Communications Manager will be responsible for the implementation of strategies that strengthen Audubon Louisiana’s brand and raise local and state-wide visibility. S/He will conduct day-to-day work in the areas of planning, marketing, writing, print/electronic communication and publication, media and public relations, production and project management.
The Community Engagement Coordinator (CEC) will provide crucial staff support across a suite of programs focused on volunteer-based restoration of native habitats in San Francisco Bay (mostly on/near RBACS) and engagement of community members in the work of the Program and Center. This position reports to the RBACS Center Director (CD) and will work closely with the San Francisco Bay Conservation Program Manager (CPM) in fulfillment of the following functions. The general schedule for this position is Tuesday through Saturday.
Candidates should include a cover letter when applying to this position.
The GreenStart Intern will assist in the daily operations of the Randall Davey Audubon Center and the conservation activities of Audubon New Mexico; including the delivery of school and community education programs, habitat restoration projects, bird surveys and monitoring, projects to improve the facilities at RDAC, hydrological data management, grassroots organizing, and a variety of others.
This paid position is seasonal and hourly scheduled for 20-30 hours per week. The educator will be supervised directly by the Director of Community Education at the Randall Davey Audubon Center. Projected start date is September 9, 2019 and projected end date is December 6, 2019. Weekday, some evening, and some weekend work may be required.
Audubon’s chapter members, online advocates, and community activists are the key to our ability to influence decision makers on the biggest conservation challenges of today. Audubon’s Conservation Organizer will be tasked with strengthening and broadening our political power in this region, recruiting new advocates, and identifying members who can effectively participate in more active policy advocacy campaigns on Everglades Restoration and Climate Change. These positions will report to the Director of Everglades Policy and coordinate with the Director of Legislative Affairs. The Conservation Organizer is highly energetic, adaptable, relationship-oriented, and a results-driven team player who effectively engages volunteers, partners and nontraditional allies to achieve Climate Change Solutions and Everglades policy outcomes. They will be responsible for a number of activities, to include volunteer trainings, lobbying days, field trips, sign-on letters, opinion media, gathering signatures, regular statewide travel, and more.
We are looking for this person to be located in or around the West Palm Beach area.
Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary is a private not-for-profit Audubon Sanctuary encompassing 13,000 acres in Southwest Florida’s western Everglades. The Sanctuary is open seven days a week year-round and attracts visitors from all over the world. Being a part of the Corkscrew team means making a difference for conservation. The Campus Host position is a part-time seasonal position assisting with essential end-of-day and after-hours functions related to guest safety and facility support and security. Corkscrew closes to the public at 5:30 p.m. each night (except during special events). Campus Hosts support the Blair Audubon Visitor Center by ensuring that all visitors have made it off the boardwalk at the close of business hours, and securing the gates and parking lot. Campus Hosts support the Facilities Supervisor by serving as on-call resources on weekends and after hours for alarms or unexpected needs that arise from interns or guests such as visiting scientists. Campus Hosts share on-call and closing responsibilities in shifts with others. Campus Hosts can expect to work an average of two hours per scheduled day. When not working, opportunities abound for Campus Hosts interested in volunteering in resource management, facilities, our Visitor Center and public education.
Campus Host positions are filled by RV campers and are required to live on-site in their personal RV on one of Audubon’s two RV pads. RV sites are equipped with water, sewer and electricity hook-ups as well as a private outdoor patio and grill. Corkscrew is a remote sanctuary and is known as a dark-sky site. The RV pads are nestled in the pine flatwoods near the housing area. There are four seasonal positions (up to two people per RV) that require a minimum multi-month commitment between May 1 and Mid-October and is open until filled. Applicants must own and operate their own RV, including having applicable motor vehicle licenses and insurances.
Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary is a private not-for-profit Audubon Sanctuary encompassing 13,000 acres in Southwest Florida’s Western Everglades. The Sanctuary is open seven days a week year-round and attracts visitors from all over the world. Being a part of the Corkscrew team means making a difference for conservation. The Campus Host position is a part-time seasonal position assisting with essential end-of-day and after-hours functions related to guest safety, and facility support and security. Corkscrew closes to the public at 5:30 p.m. each night. Campus Hosts support the Blair Audubon Visitor Center by ensuring that all visitors have made it off the boardwalk at the close of business hours, and securing the gates and parking lot. Campus Hosts support the Facilities supervisor by serving as on-call resources on weekends and after hours for alarms or unexpected needs that arise from interns or visiting guests and scientists. Campus Hosts share on-call and closing responsibilities in shifts with others. Campus Hosts can expect to work an average of 1 1/2 hours per scheduled day. When not working, opportunities abound for Campus Hosts interested in volunteering in Resource Management, Facilities, the Visitor Center and Education.
Campus Host positions are filled by RV campers and are required to live on-site in their personal RV on one of Corkscrew’s two RV pads. RV sites are equipped with water, sewer and electricity hook-ups as well as a private outdoor patio and grill. Corkscrew is a remote sanctuary and is known as a dark-sky site. The RV pads are nestled in the pine flatwoods near the housing area. There are four seasonal positions (up to two people per RV) that require a minimum four-month commitment between October 1 and April 30. Applicants must own and operate their own RV, including having applicable motor vehicle licenses and insurance.
Under the guidance of the Facilities Manager, the Full-time seasonal Custodian is responsible for helping maintain and taking pride and ownership of the Blair Audubon Center and the surrounding Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary grounds and buildings. The primary emphasis is cleaning and maintenance of the Blair Audubon Visitor Center, including the restrooms, and office buildings scattered throughout the campus. There will be light duty-maintenance associated with keeping these buildings in good condition such as; using high ladders to change light bulbs, paint touch-up, A/C filter cleaning, lubricating/fastening hardware, repairing faulty plumbing parts etc.
Days are intended to be Wednesday through Sunday or any variation that includes full-time weekend coverage.
Reporting to the Executive Director of Audubon Louisiana, the Deputy Director will serve as second in command and a key member of the Audubon Louisiana team. S/He will be responsible for implementation of the office’s strategic plan with a key focus on its role in the Restore the Mississippi River Delta (MRD) Coalition. Based in the MRD offices in New Orleans, they will make regular visits to the Audubon offices in Baton Rouge and as needed to other parts of the state. Under the guidance of the Executive Director, they will be responsible for Audubon Louisiana’s work on the MRD Coalition, specifically around science, policy, outreach, and communications, in collaboration with partner organizations. Additionally, this role will create and execute the office’s strategic policy agenda designed to support Audubon’s national and local objectives to increase the conservation impact in Louisiana.
The Development Associate will play an important role in Audubon’s fund development program in Nebraska. This position will report to the National Audubon Society’s Director of Development, Audubon Nebraska and will work closely with Audubon Nebraska leaders and with development staff throughout the Central Flyway. This is a full-time position located in Omaha, Nebraska.
Please submit a cover letter along with your resume. A cover letter is required to be considered for this role.
As a member of Audubon’s national Development team, the Development Manager will play an important role in the success of the fund development program in Arizona. Reporting to the Vice President for Development overseeing the Pacific and Central Flyways, the Development Manager leads the development and expansion of the mid-level and major donor program for Arizona, both as a source of critical unrestricted revenue and as a pipeline for major and planned giving. Additionally, the Development Manager supports the Vice President for Development, the Executive Director of Arizona and volunteer leaders in their role as fundraisers. They will build and manage a portfolio of mid-level and major donors and for state based institutions, as well as state’s Grinnell Society program, which entails ongoing stewardship of donors who have included Audubon in their estate plans. The Development Manager directly and indirectly identifies, cultivates and solicits gifts from donors and prospects using a range of activities, including personal visits, written proposals, telephone, email, appeals, events and tours.
As a member of Audubon’s national Development team, the Development Manager will play an important role in the success of the fund development program at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary. Reporting to the Managing Director of Development, Florida, the Development Manager leads the development and expansion of the mid-level donor program for Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, both as a source of critical unrestricted revenue and also as a pipeline for major and planned giving. Additionally, the Development Manager supports the Center Director and Director of Individual Giving, and volunteer leaders in their role as fundraisers. They will build and manage a portfolio of donors and prospects capable of giving in the range of $1K-$9.9K annually for individuals. The Development Manager directly and indirectly identifies, cultivates and solicits gifts from donors and prospects using a range of activities, including personal visits, written proposals, telephone, email, appeals, events and tours.
The Digital Campaign Senior Manager will work at the intersection of digital and campaign work. This role will develop and execute a digital strategy, making tactical recommendations to reach and engage advocacy-minded volunteers in priority geographies and equip them with the tools they need to effect political change. Reporting to the Vice President of Audience Engagement, this role will work closely with Audubon’s National Campaign’s team and take on a leadership role in crafting and implementing plans that will directly contribute to the success of our campaign-based work.
The Director of Development, reporting to the VP for Development, will assist in growing the major gifts program at Audubon through collaborative fundraising efforts in support of all Audubon priorities together with the state director and other conservation professionals working across the Audubon Network. His/her role is to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward high capacity donors toward gifts that support Audubon to achieve its ambitious local, state and national goals. S/he will manage a portfolio of major gift donors and prospects capable of giving $10,000 + annually, working collaboratively to leverage donors across projects in the state and the national organization with the goal of moving donors up the table of gifts. The Director of Development will partner across the organization to coordinate and coach various program staff and Board members engaged in fundraising as well as to identify giving opportunities. S/he must have exceptional written and oral communication skills and demonstrate a commitment to a collaborative workstyle.
In addition to their role as a frontline fundraiser, the Director of Development will devote 20 percent of his/her time supporting the development and implementation of sustainable revenue plans for all contributed income for Audubon North Carolina together with the VP for Development. The Managing Director will manage development staff in North Carolina. Together, he/she will oversee and execute comprehensive fundraising plans for Audubon North Carolina. They will help lead a resource development planning exercise in conjunction with the strategic planning exercise Audubon North Carolina is currently undertaking, which tie directly to the National Audubon Society’s three-year strategic plan.
Key metrics for success will include donor engagement (number of personal meetings with prospects and volunteers), revenue (value of gifts; number of solicitations; success rate of solicitations; and achievement of programmatic contributed revenue goals), increased board engagement and support for Audubon North Carolina, and the strategic deployment of Audubon North Carolina’s Executive Director and lead conservation professionals. The successful candidate will be an entrepreneurial, result driven, development professional with success in closing five, six, and seven figure gifts and as well as management experience. This position requires up to 50 percent travel throughout North Carolina as well as occasional evenings and weekends.
Audubon North Carolina has retained Capital Development Services to assist with recruitment for this position. Nominations, expressions of interest, and applications should be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Candidates must provide a cover letter, resume, and list of three references. All materials will be kept confidential.
The Director, Enterprise Geographic Information Systems (GIS) applies an interdisciplinary approach to manage and support priority projects, initiatives, and staff across National Audubon Society and its network. Reporting to the VP & Chief Scientist, s/he is responsible for managing an enterprise GIS consisting of server, desktop, cloud, and mobile infrastructure. The Director will also work to develop standards for GIS deployment and use, as well as provide oversight to enterprise GIS staff and fellows through Audubon’s Dangermond fund, ensuring they receive guidance and mentoring while accomplishing the duties of their roles. Additionally, s/he acts as the interface between Audubon, partners, and other parties in GIS-related interests and represents the Science Division at a variety of meetings, trainings and important events to further enterprise GIS projects and initiatives.
This position has opportunity to sit in NYC, DC, CA or IL.
Interested candidates should attach a cover letter to be considered for this opportunity.
For more than a century Audubon—America’s leading advocate for bird conservation—has used 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.
The internship is up to 35 hours per week in Audubon's New York City headquarters (Manhattan) and lasts approximately 12-16 weeks, typically running from September to December.
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.
The Mackenzie Fellowship is a 4 month, outdoor leadership education instructor position based at the Rio Salado Audubon Center in Phoenix, AZ. Mackenzie Fellows are assigned primarily to work on the River Pathways outdoor science education and youth leadership program, and provide field experiences in science and conservation to diverse and traditionally underserved students, ages 14-18. Audubon Arizona seeks candidates for its Fall 2019 Mackenzie Fellowship to lead River Pathways high school field trip programs and other conservation and education programs. The River Pathways program engages students outdoors at the Rio Salado Audubon Center, the Agua Fria National Monument, the Tonto National Forest, and the Black Canyon Heritage Park. The program connects participants with nature and introduces students to careers in conservation and resource management.
Mackenzie Fellows assist Audubon staff to implement youth programs by serving as a lead educator during field trips, preparing and maintaining educational and field equipment, and compiling program evaluations. Fellows will also assist with other programs and events at the Rio Salado Audubon Center and with programs in Audubon Arizona’s Nature in Your Neighborhood Suite, including Downtown Owls and Urban Hummingbirds in-class presentations, Conservation Workdays, and K-8 field trips. Fellows will report to the Conservation and Outreach Assistant. All training will be provided. Transportation between the Rio Salado Audubon Center (3131 S Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ) and field sites will also be provided. Seasonal part-time positions will begin on September 9 and continue through December 13 and will involve approximately 12-25 hours of work per week.
National Audubon Society is dedicated to building a culturally diverse organization and strongly encourages applications from people of color and women.
For those interested in environmental education, Audubon Vermont provides students and recent graduates with a paid internship and up to 115 hours for the semester. College credit is also available. Gain practical experience teaching students from preschool through high school while working directly with GMAC’s team of professional Teacher/Naturalists. Work on some or all of the following programs:
School Programs: Field trips and outreach comprise the core of our education programs;
- Preschool-age students visit for 1-2 hour programs including Critter Construction, Autumn Inquiry, and Let’s Talk Turkeys
- Elementary and middle school students visit for half or full-day programs including Secret Lives of Trees, All About Birds, Wilderness Skills, Orienteering, Insect Investigations, and Autumn Inquiry.
Forest Preschool: We invite preschoolers (ages 3-5) to spend Friday mornings in the woods, at our Forest Camp. Seasonal changes guide our weekly theme and activities, with plenty of sensory exploration and free play time. Visit http://vt.audubon.org/forest-preschool.
Public Programs: We offer programs on various seasonal topics throughout the year. Interns will have the opportunity to host their own program.
Programs occur Monday through Friday during the school day (8am-3pm). Interns must be able to commit to 2-3 days per week and must be available to teach on those days between 8am and 3pm. Candidates must have reliable transportation to/from the GMAC. **** Note: If you are only available for half-days or for part of the internship period, please contact us to discuss options.
Reporting to the California Director of Policy, the Outreach and Engagement Program Manager (OEM) acts as a key individual in building political power and advancing the National Audubon Society’s climate and conservation priorities in California. They will be responsible for organizing and mobilizing constituents in Audubon’s network (including reaching out to new constituencies and strengthening our current network of chapter members, partners, and volunteers) to help execute and win Audubon’s state-based policy campaigns, with a particular focus on climate goals.
The OEM is a highly energetic, adaptable, relationship-oriented, and a results-driven team player who effectively engages volunteers, partners and non-traditional allies towards policy outcomes. They will be responsible for a number of activities to include volunteer trainings, lobbying days, sign-on letters, opinion media, gathering signatures, regular statewide travel, and more. Additionally, the OEM works closely with Audubon’s state leadership and staff to bring the organization’s ambitious conservation focused strategic plan to life in communities from coast to coast, helping to contribute to the overall goal of becoming the most effective conservation network in America.
This person will be based in California, the specific location is open to the best candidate. Additionally, this role is grant-funded and anticipated to last three years, with the potential to continue pending funding and programmatic needs.
Audubon Vermont seeks candidates pursuing a career in environmental law or policy with a background and demonstrated interest in environmental policy to serve as a paid extern, for up to 115 hours for the semester. We will also consider students pursuing an internship for academic credit for this position. The person in this position will work with the Executive Director to advance environmental policy while learning how to apply law, science, and policy for the protection of birds and the places they need to thrive. The internship is designed to provide a range of administrative and programmatic experiences with a focus on issues facing Vermont and Northern New England.
The purpose of the Facilities Assistant position is to provide support the Center Manager in all operational functions of the Randall Davey Audubon Center & Sanctuary (RDAC). These operational functions include performing maintenance work for the buildings, grounds, equipment and vehicles at the RDAC or to contract to have the work done when necessary; collaborating with the staff on facilities use and planning; collaboratively manage and improve the site for wildlife with Center Manager and volunteers; and coordinating with volunteers, whenever possible, for gardening, building and grounds upkeep, trails maintenance and other tasks. The Facilities Assistant will regularly interact with the public and with diverse populations of visitors from around the world.
This is a seasonal, full-time position that reports to the Field Supervisor and comprises the ‘field crew.” This position exists to do the work of upland exotic control and rare habitat restoration. All work at the Starr Ranch is non-chemical (no herbicides used) and is guided by the research that is executed on-site.
The Field Assistants are required to reside on-site in housing provided by Audubon as a condition of employment. Residing on-site allows the Field Assistants to properly perform the essential functions of the position that begin during early morning hours (5AM) to avoid occasional high afternoon temperatures that may be in excess of 90 degrees. Living on-site will also afford the Field Assistants the opportunity to develop a first-hand understanding of the operation of a large conservation sanctuary.
Housing will be provided in the “Main House” located at 100 Bell Canyon Road, Trabuco Canyon, CA 92679. The dwelling is in excellent condition and is the former lodging of the Starr family. The lodge-like building, built in the 1930’s, has a fireplace, redwood interior and five bedrooms. It is fully furnished and linens are provided. There are three bathrooms, two with a shower. Each field assistant has his/her own room. The Field Crew Leader has a room with a double bed and a bathroom. Double beds are provided in all but the smallest room that has a single bed. The house is professionally cleaned before the crew arrives and again in late spring. All bedrooms are occupied by one staff, no minors are allowed. Up to five adults can live in this residence. Utilities are paid by Audubon.
Reporting to the Audubon Mississippi Coastal Bird Stewardship Program Biologist, the Field Associate will be tasked with managing day-to-day operations going on in the field. They will work with the program staff to ensure implementation of conservation objectives align with the National Audubon Society strategic priority programs and goals. They will assist the Biologist with implementing and managing biological monitoring, research efforts, conservation projects, as needed.
Please submit a cover letter to be considered for this position.
The Finance Coordinator works with the Finance Director to manage the $8 million annual budget of Audubon Florida, the state’s oldest conservation nonprofit. This is an excellent position for a hard worker with an eye for detail and an interest in helping our growing organization manage our finances more efficiently and effectively. This position has responsibilities in accounts receivable and payable, ensuring data is entered in a timely matter, contracting, equipment inventory and lease management, as well as office operations. The duties and responsibilities of this position require not only a knack for numbers, but also attention to detail and well-developed organizational and communication skills.
As a member of Audubon’s Finance Team, the Finance Associate is the business partner for Program Directors and will assist them in managing the day-to-day financial operations of their departments. The successful candidate will have an excellent grasp of financial and accounting concepts, and is able to communicate financial information clearly and concisely. He or she will thrive in a fast-paced environment and is able to juggle multiple projects with a positive attitude. The position requires sophisticated financial systems skills (especially budgeting systems) and the ability to create and analyze budget and variance reports. The Finance Associate is responsible for financial support, administration, and knowledge for New York Headquarters and Washington, D.C. based programs including Central Services, Development, Content, International Alliances, Policy, Education, and Science.
The Finance Associate will report to the Director of Finance and Planning and will be based at Audubon’s New York City Headquarters.
The Audubon Florida Coastal Islands Sanctuaries Field Technician will be responsible for assisting with management of the colonial wading bird colonies along the central Gulf Coast of Florida and interacting with the boating and recreating public to prevent disturbance to nesting birds. This is a full-time, seasonal position that will begin approximately March 25, 2019 and last until the end of the nesting season (normally September 30th). The person in this position performs a spectrum of independent, bird nesting island conservation tasks with responsibilities that include:
•Posting sanctuary signs around bird island nesting sites and maintaining said posting;
•Patrol of nesting islands for evidence of disturbance or predation;
•Data entry as directed by supervisor;
•Protect sites from disturbance through stewardship activities, to include: training and coordinating with Audubon Colony Watch volunteers, educating the boating public about the nesting species and encouraging compliance with posted areas;
•Assist with restoration projects of the coastal sanctuary islands including non-native vegetation removal, native plantings and monitoring progress of offshore erosion control breakwater construction;
•Coordinate and assist with cleanups of the rookery islands to remove discarded fishing gear and other entangling debris;
•Interacting with boaters to avoid trespass on or closely approaching nesting islands;
•Additional Duties as assigned.
Reporting to the Managing Director, Development Communications, the Graphic Designer will create design solutions for donor-facing materials across Audubon’s Development department, which spans a vast network of national and state offices, centers, and sanctuaries. They will use a discerning eye and a detail-oriented approach to design beautiful layouts for donor decks, brochures, booklets, reports, invitations, proposals, and more. The Graphic Designer will also help educate and support the Development department in adopting the organization’s recently refreshed brand guidelines for fundraising collateral, ensuring that all donor-facing materials reflect the Audubon brand. They will support the small but mighty Development Communications team by helping to translate ideas, data, and content into design, as well as proofing documents. The Development department at Audubon is in a tremendous growth period, and is entering the public phase of a fundraising campaign; we’re looking for someone who can hit the ground running.
**To be considered for this opportunity, please submit a cover letter with your application.
The Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis is responsible for performing a broad range of fiscal, budgetary and analytical duties for Audubon’s Atlantic Flyway field offices in Maine, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Vermont, and Maryland. S/he is primarily responsible for the preparation, review and control of the annual operating budget for each State Office, as well as semi-annual forecasts. This role is a part of the Audubon FP&A flyway leadership team.
S/he is responsible for regular internal and external stakeholder reporting and variance analysis. To facilitate financial planning s/he will build key relationships with state executives and across multiple teams. The ideal candidate has a high degree of financial acumen, is able to navigate multiple financial systems, communicates effectively, and is well organized. The position reports to the Director, Financial Planning & Analysis.
**In order to be considered for this opportunity, you must submit a cover letter with your application.
**This position has option to be based out of NYC or Washington, D.C.
The Managing Director, Individual Giving, reporting to the VP for Development, Atlantic Flyway, Northeast, will assist in growing the major gifts program at National Audubon Society through collaborative fundraising efforts together with state directors and other conservation professionals working across the Audubon Network. Their role is to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward high capacity donors toward gifts that support Audubon to achieve its ambitious local, state, and national goals. They will manage a portfolio of major gift donors and prospects, working collaboratively to leverage donors across projects, Flyways, and beyond with the goal of moving donors up the giving pyramid. The Managing Director, Individual Giving will collaborate across the organization to activate and leverage natural partners (both internal colleagues and board members); engaging them in fundraising as well as helping to identify and/or shape giving opportunities. They must have exceptional written and oral communication skills and demonstrate a commitment to a collaborative workstyle.
In addition to their role as a frontline fundraiser, the Managing Director, Individual Giving will support the development and implementation of sustainable revenue plans for contributed income for Audubon PA and Audubon MD-DC together with the VP for Development, Atlantic Flyway, Northeast. They will also manage Audubon development staff imbedded in the Audubon PA and Audubon MD-DC state offices. When required, they will help lead a resource development planning exercise in conjunction with any multi-year strategic planning efforts undertaken in assigned territories.
Key metrics for success will include donor engagement (number of personal meetings with prospects and volunteers) and revenue (value of gifts; number of solicitations; success rate of solicitations; and achievement of programmatic contributed revenue goals). The successful candidate will be an entrepreneurial, result driven, development professional with success in closing six and seven figure gifts and with management experience. This position requires up to 50 percent travel in the assigned territories and occasional evenings and weekends.
This position can be based in Philadelphia, Baltimore or Washington DC
Reporting to the National Campaigns Director, the National Campaigns Manager is responsible for ensuring the issue campaigns we run build political power and advance the National Audubon Society’s conservation priorities. As part of the National Policy team, this person will spearhead the coordination of a multidisciplinary team to plan and execute Audubon’s state and/or federal policy campaigns. They will also work closely with state offices and local chapters to carry out grassroots and grasstops campaigns. The successful candidate will have a background in campaign development and execution, strategic thinking, issue campaigns and familiarity with state and federal legislative processes.
The Office and Sales Assistant is responsible for supporting all aspects of the operations of the center including guest services, admissions, Nature Store and Gallery Café, customer service, membership sales, adding merchandise into the inventory system and other technical aspects of operations. They will assist the Nature Store Manager with daily tasks as assigned including merchandise orders and returns, office and administrative work and oversight of general operations.
Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center is located 16 miles south of downtown Dallas in Cedar Hill, TX. Dogwood Canyon is part of the White Rock Escarpment. Audubon owns or manages more than 200 acres of nearly pristine wildlife habitat in the Canyon. Because the property neighbors school, county, and state lands, it is part of a nearly 3,000-acre greenbelt in southwest Dallas County. There are 2 miles of trails winding up the Canyon (the West Loop Trail) and a ½ mile Canyon Floor Trail. The Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center is open to the public and provides science education to nearly 8,000 school students on an annual basis from the surrounding DFW Metroplex.
The Part-Time Educator works with the Director of Education to prepare and present high quality environmental education programs at the center. The Part-Time Educator will aid in pre and post evaluation, program development, teaching, marketing and program preparations. This positon may also require assisting with education and/or outreach programming at the Trinity River Audubon Center, located in Dallas.
Pickering Creek is located on a tidal tributary of the Chesapeake Bay. The Center's 410 acres are a microcosm of Maryland's Eastern Shore. We seek an enthusiastic individual that is willing to inspire others about the natural world and take conservation action.
Pickering Creek Audubon Center seeks three part-time Teacher Naturalists to assist in growing our successful environmental education programs. The Teacher Naturalists will serve as integral to our education team; report to the center’s Education Manager; and work with additional center and state staff. They will maintain positive and friendly working relationships with the general public, volunteers, and local/regional community organizations and school groups.
This is a part-time position with hours varying seasonally, with 15-25 weekly hours likely during our busiest field seasons, September through November and March through May and 0-15 weekly hours likely December through February and June through August.
The Director of Policy will define and lead policy efforts and overall governmental affairs functions to advance Audubon’s mission and bird conservation objectives in New Mexico. Reporting to the Vice President and Executive Director of Audubon New Mexico, they will serve as part of New Mexico’s senior leadership team and work closely with the Director of Freshwater Conservation and Regional Network Action Manager. The Director of Policy will lead development and execution of a state policy agenda to advance both state and federal priorities, focusing on water, working lands, and climate conservation priorities as they relate to the conservation of at-risk bird populations. The Director is responsible for coordinating and implementing policy efforts with staff across National Audubon and New Mexico programs. This includes engaging chapters, grassroots, and 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 New Mexico to take action on issues that impact bird populations in the state.
The ideal candidate is a skilled, experienced manager and strategic thinker with a working background knowledge of New Mexico wildlife conservation, environmental, and/or energy policy.
Only candidates who submit a cover letter will be considered for this opportunity.
Reporting to the Vice President for Water Conservation, the Policy Manager is a key member of the Water conservation team in Washington, DC, and will be responsible for helping to develop and implement a robust water policy agenda to advance Audubon’s bi-partisan conservation priorities within the US Congress and federal agencies. This role will a focus on the federal appropriations process that can benefit water initiatives and other policy issues by providing critical research, analysis and strategic direction, while serving as a highly visible representative of Audubon with congressional offices and committees, federal agencies and partner organizations. The Policy Manager also works closely with the VP to develop guidance and helpful tools to distribute across Audubon’s network, including background materials for state offices, the National Audubon Government Affairs team, and other consultants and lobbyists.
**In order to be considered for this opportunity, you must submit a cover letter with your application.
The goal of Audubon Florida’s Conservation Leadership Initiative (CLI) is to provide a co-mentoring experience for students and Audubon chapter leaders to bridge the generational gap and bring college students into Audubon. This two-way mentorship program helps Audubon leaders to understand what inspires young people to become involved with conservation and the students to learn more about Audubon’s mission and on-the-ground programs. Through this experience Audubon hopes to learn to better engage and communicate with the next generation of conservationists. CLI provides a unique networking and leadership experience for college students interested in entering the conservation field.
The Program Associate, CLI is a newly developed position to lead an expanded statewide effort in the recruitment of students, leadership training, program expansion and outreach efforts to engage the next generation of conservation leaders. This individual will recruit, engage with and coordinate events for CLI students and alums in effort to connect with Audubon leaders, programs and volunteer opportunities in the conservation field.
The Project Manager, Campaigns is primarily responsible for providing administrative level and programmatic support to the National Campaigns Director and the campaigns department. This person will support the National Campaigns Director in several key areas to include: administrative support (travel, expenses, scheduling, invoices, etc.), research, budget management and reporting, and internal communications across a widely distributed team.
Based out of Audubon’s Washington, DC location, additional duties may include providing logistical support for the National Campaigns Director at this national office by acting as the point-of-contact for guests and liaising with vendors for services when needed. They will also assist with basic office management needs, such as ordering supplies/food, and setting up/organizing meetings and events.
The ideal candidate will possess strong judgment, prioritization and organizational skills. This person will have the ability to drive tasks/projects to completion under limited supervision and as part of a team.
Interested candidates must submit a cover letter when applying to this position.
The Ranch Hand will report directly to the Bobcat Ranch Manager, who will often work alongside this individual as a team. They will perform various field projects primarily relating to livestock operations, ranch management and maintenance, and general operations. The position will interact with members of the public, partners from agencies and other non-profits, and the grazing lessee. While the position will primarily be in the field, there may be components of office administrative work. Work will generally occur Tuesday-Thursday, and occasional weekends during fire season, hunting season, and as needed for special events on weekends. They will work directly with the Ranch Manager, and will often work alone in remote, rugged locations, occasionally in hot and wet weather, and without cell reception. Applicants must be able to work independently. Housing is not provided and must have a reliable mode of transportation to get to Bobcat Ranch.
This ia a part-time position located at Audubon California’s Bobcat Ranch, near the town of Winters, in Yolo County, CA.
Reporting to the Managing Director, Individual Giving (based in New York City or Greenwich Connecticut). The Regional Grant Writer will be an important member of Audubon’s development team.
This is an opportunity for a highly motivated development professional to build and manage a portfolio of institutional prospects and donors capable of making five and six-figure investments in Audubon’s work.
This position can be based in New York City or remotely. Possible travel 25%-40% of time in the northeast US. Please submit a cover letter.
The Research Associate will report to State Director of Research at the Everglades Science Center. Their primary responsibilities will be a combination of fieldwork and office projects. This is a full-time position that monitors prey base fish populations in the mangrove zone of Everglades National Park, Biscayne National Park, and the Florida Keys. Scientific responsibilities will primarily consist of the collection of fishes in the mangrove habitats of Florida bay but analyses of fishes, submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) surveys, and maintaining data accuracy in a database. Additionally, the research associate will also need to work with and maintain physical data. Applicants may be asked occasionally to assist in wading bird surveys but it should not be an expectation.
Fish populations are monitored using a 3M2 drop system, throw traps, and seines. In addition, the submerged aquatic vegetation surveys is conducted using a quadrat while snorkeling. Field data will be collected from, powerboats, rowboats, canoes and kayaks.
This paid 3-6 month internship will run from approximately September to January. The Restoration Intern (Marga & Peter Levy Intern) would conduct various restoration-related activities, centered around reaching long-term goals outlined in the Audubon Conservation Ranching Program Habitat Management Plan for Bobcat Ranch. Goals include, but are not limited to: increasing riparian vegetation in key areas to benefit bird focal species, and reducing non-native invasive species grazing and other weed control methods. Restoration projects will contribute to Bobcat Ranch’s ability to serve as a demonstration site under Audubon’s Conservation Ranching Program, showcasing resilient and regenerative conservation ranching methods. The intern will gain technical restoration skills; an understanding of basic ranch management; increased understanding of rangeland and fire ecology; and outreach, engagement and volunteer management experience The position will be supervised by the Bobcat Ranch Manager and will interact with programmatic staff including the Conservation Ranching Program Manager and Director of Land and Water Conservation.
This position will be located at Bobcat Ranch, outside of Winters, CA.
Position Status: Part-time 1-2 days a week
Position Schedule: Tuesday – Thursday, occasional weekend days
The Sales Associate will help to support the Blair Audubon Center operations and guest services including Admissions, its Nature Store and Gallery Cafe sales,
general visitor and volunteer assistance and membership sales.
The Senior Project Manager, Business Transformation reports to the COO and is responsible for supporting Audubon’s business leaders by helping to ensure the successful completion of major initiatives. The Senior Project Manager, Business Transformation is a key member of the Transformation Office within the Office of the COO. The Senior Project Manager, Business Transformation may support multiple initiatives for multiple business “clients” within Audubon. This Senior Project Manager, Business Transformation position will primarily support initiatives in the Conservation area and requires hands-on, detail-oriented, analytical capabilities.
The Senior Project Manager, Business Transformation is a fully engaged, objective team member who works closely with all project team members and stakeholders. They may also assist in coordinating external vendors/parties as needed to accomplish the project’s objectives.
The successful candidate will be an entrepreneurial, results-driven, project management professional with a proven record of accomplishment.
This position will be based in Washington D.C. and will require some travel
The Williams Sisters Ranch is a 1200-acre historic cattle ranch along Skyline Drive near La Honda. A beloved property, the ranch manager has taken care of the land for over 60 years and is a San Mateo County treasure. Audubon is seeking, on a separate track, to identify and negotiate a long-term grazing lease to bring cattle back to the property. The temporary ranch assistant will work with the ranch manager for approximately 16 hours per week to maintain operations during the recruitment and negotiation period for the long-term leasee. The candidate will be capable of completing day-to-day tasks, minor maintenance, and will be conscious of when additional capacity is needed.
The address of the ranch is:
19100 Skyline Blvd
Woodside, CA 94062
The Vice President for Community Conservation (the VP) will lead Audubon’s work to protect birds and their habitats in cities and towns through programs and partnerships that contribute to more just, resilient, and healthy communities in which every member benefits from the joy and value of nature. We call these Bird-Friendly Communities. This position offers an outstanding opportunity to reimagine communities’ relationship with nature by integrating disciplines including environmental justice, biodiversity conservation, grassroots organizing, and urban planning and revitalization.
Resident and migratory birds face great challenges in dense human communities, from lack of food and shelter to deadly hazards and pollution. Meanwhile, human residents themselves, especially low-income people and people of color, face exposure to toxins, human-exacerbated natural disasters, unjust land use, and disconnection from nature. In the coming years, U.S. cities and towns will expand significantly in both population and land cover, and increasingly, they will grapple with the consequences of a changing climate: All of these factors will heighten challenges for birds and people alike.
A visionary, skilled, and motivated leader, the VP will develop and lead a portfolio of programs and partnerships to transform communities and protect birds and the places they need. The starting points are existing nationwide Audubon initiatives like Plants for Birds and the successful work and partnerships developed by local Audubon staff and chapters across the country. These need more visibility, more resources, and more scale. However, the scope of the challenges also requires new and boundary-pushing approaches, partners, and ideas, and the VP will lead the way with bold action, a strong foundation in science, and a fundamental commitment to justice and equality for all people.
Reporting to the Chief Network Officer, the VP will work closely with all parts of Audubon and its network to ensure successful conservation delivery and outcomes in communities, including Audubon’s state offices and nature centers; its national conservation, policy, grassroots, science, marketing, legal, and communications teams; Audubon’s VP for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion; Audubon’s network of 450 affiliated chapters, including large staffed affiliates in major cities; Audubon’s partners, including international partners; and Audubon’s development (fundraising) team.