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As part of the Audubon Alliance for Coastal Waterbirds, the American Oystercatcher Technician/Boat Operator is responsible for aiding Connecticut Dept. of Energy and Environmental Protection Wildlife Division and US Fish and Wildlife Service efforts to inventory, monitor, and steward coastal waterbirds in Connecticut.   This position will focus mainly on American Oystercatcher monitoring. The American Oystercatcher is a shorebird that nests primarily on rocky, offshore islands in Connecticut. To monitor these birds, staff will drive a boat out to the islands. The boat will also be used to carry supplies such as string fencing stakes and banding materials. The Technician will be responsible for driving the boat safely to conduct these activities, as well as assisting with monitoring, banding, and other stewardship.   This is a great opportunity to work with American Oystercatchers through monitoring and banding. The American Oystercatcher Technician/Boat Operator is a seasonal, full-time position with a 35 hours per week schedule, and is slated for April 1st - August 31st, 2020.
Job ID
2020-4374
Job Category
Science
State
Connecticut
City
Southbury
Audubon Florida seeks a Shorebird Biologist to support beach-nesting season and nonbreeding season bird conservation work in the Eastern Florida Panhandle.  The Shorebird Biologist will work remotely in the Apalachicola region of southern Franklin County and travel to complete the majority of work on and around beaches and islands including: Little St. George Island, Dog Island, Flag Island Critical Wildlife Area, St. George Island Causeway Critical Wildlife Area and other sites as assigned.   From February to August, or later if nesting activity continues (“breeding season”), the Shorebird Biologist will be responsible for performing independent beach-nesting bird monitoring and protection work primarily in Franklin County, Florida. Responsibilities include the following, in addition to other as-needed duties: - Posting symbolic fencing around beach-nesting bird sites and maintaining said posting; - Monitoring nest sites weekly, at minimum, for evidence of disturbance or predation; - Monitoring nonbreeding Piping, Snowy, and Wilson’s plovers, and Red Knots, and other focal species; - Performing weekly bird surveys to collect demographic data according to specified protocol, and banded bird resightings as directed; and - Protecting sites from disturbance through predation management and game camera monitoring in cooperation with site managers and partner agencies, educating beachgoers about coastal bird species while encouraging compliance with posted areas, and engaging in outreach to user groups through presentations at organizational meetings. From mid-August through mid-February (“non-breeding season”), s/he will be responsible for completing biweekly winter coastal bird surveys and banded bird resightings focusing on Red Knot, Piping Plover, and Snowy Plover, primarily in Franklin County, Florida, and elsewhere in the Florida Panhandle as needed; assisting with volunteer recruitment, management, and training; carrying out equipment maintenance; and giving public presentations and beach walks as outreach to key user groups that may impact conservation of coastal birds in the Florida Panhandle.   This is a year round full-time, grant-funded opportunity through December 31 2020 with potential to extend beyond should additional funding be secured.  
Job ID
2020-4302
Job Category
Science
State
Florida
The Greenwich Audubon Center in Greenwich, CT provides the opportunity to work in a day camp setting with children ages 5 to 16. Camp runs for eight weeks and campers spend time exploring the meadows, ponds, and forests at the Audubon Center.    The Assistant Camp Director will work with the Camp Director to support the daily running of camp programs, assist with education and childcare, and provide administrative support to the summer camp program.  The Assistant Camp Director will also be responsible for responding to all first aid/CPR incidences and emergencies that take place during the Greenwich Audubon Summer Camp hours (8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., June 22 – August 14). In addition, The Assistant Camp Director will be on call during the camp overnight from 3 p.m. Thursday, August 13 to 9:30 a.m. Friday, August 14. Please note that while this position requires attending to minor injuries and other health concerns, all training is provided and no prior medical knowledge is required. 
Job ID
2020-4336
Job Category
Education/Teaching
State
Connecticut
City
Greenwich
The Audubon Center at Riverlands and US Army Corp of Engineers – St. Louis District is seeking one seasonal area search survey technicians to assist in long-term bottomland forest bird surveys for the Upper Mississippi River system. Working under a supervisor from the Army Corp of Engineers, the Bottomland Forest Area Search Survey Technician will assist in conducting area search surveys on islands along the Mississippi River during the spring/summer. This technician will also assist in associated data entry and quality assurance, as well as data analysis. This full-time position starts May 1st until July 31st (dates may vary due to river conditions) with some weekend and holiday work being required. Housing in not provided. Applicants will be accepted until the position is filled.
Job ID
2020-4293
Job Category
Science
State
Missouri
City
West Alton
Audubon Florida seeks a Shorebird Biologist to support beach-nesting season and nonbreeding season bird conservation work in the Eastern Florida Panhandle.  The Shorebird Biologist will work remotely in the Carrabelle region of southern Franklin County and travel to complete the majority of work on and around beaches and islands including: Little St. George Island, Dog Island, Lanark Reef Critical Wildlife Area, Phipps Preserve Critical Wildlife Area and other sites as assigned.   From February to August, or later if nesting activity continues (“breeding season”), the Shorebird Biologist will be responsible for performing independent beach-nesting bird monitoring and protection work primarily in Franklin County, Florida. Responsibilities include the following, in addition to other as-needed duties:   - Posting symbolic fencing around beach-nesting bird sites and maintaining said posting; - Monitoring nest sites weekly, at minimum, for evidence of disturbance or predation; - Monitoring nonbreeding Piping, Snowy, and Wilson’s plovers, and Red Knots, and other focal species; - Performing weekly bird surveys to collect demographic data according to specified protocol, and banded bird resightings as directed; and - Protecting sites from disturbance through predation management and game camera monitoring in cooperation with site managers and partner agencies, educating beachgoers about coastal bird species while encouraging compliance with posted areas, and engaging in outreach to user groups through presentations at organizational meetings.   From mid-August through mid-February (“non-breeding season”), s/he will be responsible for completing biweekly winter coastal bird surveys and banded bird resightings focusing on Red Knot, Piping Plover, and Snowy Plover, primarily in Franklin County, Florida, and elsewhere in the Florida Panhandle as needed; assisting with volunteer recruitment, management, and training; carrying out equipment maintenance; and giving public presentations and beach walks as outreach to key user groups that may impact conservation of coastal birds in the Florida Panhandle.   This is a year round full-time, grant-funded opportunity through December 31, 2020 with potential to extend beyond should additional funding be secured. 
Job ID
2020-4398
Job Category
Science
State
Florida
Reporting to the Executive Director, Audubon Great Lakes, with oversight by the GIAC Stewardship Board, the Center Director at Grange Insurance Audubon Center (GIAC) of Columbus, Ohio, will have four core functions:  manage all GIAC operations; serve as the lead spokesperson and community outreach ambassador on behalf of the Center and Audubon; lead fundraising for the Center’s programs, facilities and operations; and participate as an active and productive member of Audubon Great Lakes’ senior management team as convened by the Executive Director.   The Center Director, therefore, plays an important role in carrying out the mission of Audubon in Ohio on behalf of the National Audubon Society, collaborating with the key partners – the Columbus & Franklin County Metro Parks, the City of Columbus, and the Columbus Audubon Chapter – as well as members, volunteers, and other partners, in concert with flyway and national leaders. The programs to be developed and managed in conjunction with relevant stakeholders will include elements of all Audubon’s core approaches to conservation – education, science, public policy, and direct habitat management.
Job ID
2019-4221
Job Category
Program/Project Management
State
Ohio
City
Columbus
The Chief Scientist is a senior leader who serves a crucial role in shaping Audubon’s science agenda to inform and drive the organization’s conservation priorities across the hemisphere. In this role, the Chief Scientist will need to be a person of deep experience and stature in the science field, and also be a person eager to work in an innovative and collaborative workplace.   The Chief Scientist is the strategic leader and provides day-to-day direction to the Science Division staff. There are currently three teams with approximately 30 staff with a $6M annual budget. Teams range from (1) Community Science, which manages the Audubon Christmas Bird Count and similar programs, (2) Conservation Science which provides spatial and quantitative support for Audubon’s five Conservation Strategies and track progress against our conservation goals, and (3) Migratory Bird Initiative.   Generating and interpreting science in support of actionable conservation and policy is at the heart of the position. Recruiting and managing staff with skills ranging from spatial and quantitative ecology to GIS and coastal biology is essential. Because of the breadth of disciplines involved in the overall program, the Chief Scientist must possess both vision and an ability to analyze and synthesize complex information that supports the organization’s conservation goals. He/she must cultivate strong and cooperative working partnerships with government agencies, corporations, foundations, and other conservation partners, and have the presence and stature to engage the highest levels of leadership in these organizations. He/she must have the ability to translate basic emerging science into Audubon’s practical and applied field approaches.   The Chief Scientist also advances the organization by directly supporting Audubon’s strategic conservation goals and objectives. This position reports to the Chief Conservation Officer (CCO) and works closely with the CCO and other senior leadership team members, and must be comfortable presenting to and working with a diverse variety of audiences , from NGOs, to government agencies to business leaders. In addition, the Chief Scientist works closely with the network of bird conservation staff and scientists in Audubon’s field offices to align and support our priorities on the ground. The Chief Scientist, in collaboration with Audubon’s development staff, will be responsible for raising and managing adequate annual financial support for current and expanding programs.   Audubon’s science program is also an essential resource and partner to our Conservation Strategies, International programs, state field offices and other ornithological institutions.  Since Audubon is the BirdLife International partner in the US, the Chief Scientist will collaborate closely with the science staff of the BirdLife Secretariat and other BirdLife partners.
Job ID
2019-4229
Job Category
Executive/Senior Management
State
Washington, DC
City
Washington
Audubon North Carolina, the state office of the National Audubon Society, leads scientific and applied coastal research, on-the-ground conservation projects, community engagement, and education at our 2,600-acre Pine Island Sanctuary on Currituck Sound in Corolla, North Carolina. Audubon has identified four primary research areas at Pine Island: 1) priority bird adaptation, 2) marsh and submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) restoration and management, 3) sea level rise (SLR), saltwater intrusion (SWI), and storm impacts on natural systems and communities, and 4) nature-based solutions for resilience.   As part of our coastal resilience program, Audubon’s Maggie Walker internships provide career opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students in the environmental field. These seasonal positions allow students to develop skills and knowledge in the field of environmental conservation while contributing to Audubon's coastal resilience program in North Carolina.    The Coastal Resilience Intern will support conservation and restoration projects, research, and community engagement in the Currituck Sound region. The intern will also assist with development of strategies for engaging students in Audubon's Coastal Resilience Program at Pine Island. Daily activities may include a combination of desk and field work. Additionally, the intern may be called upon to participate in public education programs and support visitor relations to gain exposure to how conservation facilities like Pine Island operate.   This is a paid internship that will last 10 weeks at 40 hours per week based at the Pine Island Sanctuary in Corolla, NC, where the intern will live in a multi-use historic hunting lodge. Each intern has his/her own bedroom and a shared living room, kitchen, dining room and bathroom. The intern may be required to use a personal vehicle for several trips to the state office in Durham, North Carolina. Mileage for travel will be reimbursed and overnight accommodations will be provided or reimbursed for trips. Interns are given responsibilities outside of a 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. workday and living on-site will contribute to an overall experience and understanding of the daily requirements of running a nature sanctuary. Interns are not charged rent to live in the lodge and utilities are covered by Audubon.   To apply, upload a one-page cover letter and one-page resume, applications lacking a cover letter will not be reviewed.   National Audubon Society is dedicated to building a culturally diverse organization and strongly encourages applications from people of color and women.
Job ID
2020-4288
Job Category
Internships/Fellowships
State
North Carolina
City
Corolla
The Audubon Mississippi Coastal Bird Stewardship Program (AMCBSP) is a comprehensive conservation and research program based in southern Mississippi that promotes the safeguarding of coastal birds and their habitats through volunteer-driven, citizen science and outreach, and strategic partnerships with federal, state, and local agencies, local academic institutions and community organizations.    We are seeking six enthusiastic individuals to serve as Seasonal Coastal Stewards for Harrison, Jackson and Hancock Counties. Supervised by the AMCBSP Stewardship Manager, the Seasonal Coastal Steward will work with AMCBSP staff and Audubon volunteers during the breeding season (mid April – end of August) to help protect nesting sites from the threats of human disturbance.   This position is full-time (up to 40 hrs/week), seasonal opportunity that does not offer short-term housing or benefits.
Job ID
2020-4388
Job Category
Science
State
Mississippi
City
Moss Point
Audubon Vermont seeks three current students pursuing degrees in conservation, natural resources, ornithology, and related fields to serve as Maggie Walker Conservation Intern/Externs. The people in this position will work with Audubon biologists on a variety of bird conservation projects. Depending on interest and experience level these may include: monitoring Vermont bird species of conservation concern, working with private landowners on shrubland, young forest and/or mature forest habitat management, designing and implementing a bird-friendly solar site, assist with the Green Mountain Audubon bird banding station and conducting public outreach and market-based bird conservation projects (maple, solar). The externship is designed to provide a range of administrative and programmatic experiences with a focus on issues facing Vermont and Northern New England.   In the course of this internship, the students will gain valuable experience interacting with professional biologists, educators, and leadership at Audubon, as well as with other environmental professionals in Vermont. This position will contribute to the goals of Audubon Vermont through supporting one or more strategic conservation program areas including Working Lands, Climate, Coasts, and Bird-Friendly Communities. Internships will be for the summer of 2020 (May-July) with a time frame that can be adapted to meet a variety of academic schedules. Applicants must commit to working 116 hours.
Job ID
2020-4362
Job Category
Internships/Fellowships
State
Vermont
City
Huntington
Audubon’s Wings internship program invites students and recent graduates to help shape a healthy environment and vibrant future for birds – and all of us who share the planet with them. The Conservation Leadership Initiative (CLI) Intern will assist the Program Associate with many different aspects of the Audubon CLI program including student recruitment and event planning. This is a three-month position running from May-August. The CLI Intern works under the guidance and direct supervision of the Research Director, while project-based work will be under the guidance of the CLI Program Associate, and Corkscrew’s Associate Director and Research Technician. The intern may also work with Sanctuary volunteers, chapter leaders, the general public, students and other Audubon program staff.  The intern will be receiving hands-on experience in ecological field research, environmental education and outreach, and event planning. The CLI intern will also have the opportunity to learn and gain valuable skills as it relates to operations of a wildlife sanctuary, building relationships with surrounding universities, planning events, program development, and social media.   As part of Audubon’s Western Everglades Research Center at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, research duties will include field data collection, laboratory sample processing and data entry for long-term monitoring of hydrology, aquatic fauna (fish and macroinvertebrates), wading birds, herpetofauna, and mammals. Education and outreach duties will be focused on assisting with development of a summer youth environmental education program for the sanctuary which receives ~100,000 visitors (including over 3,000 elementary through college students) each year, as well as other tasks that contribute to Sanctuary operations.    The CLI Intern will gain valuable hands-on experience and professional skills in ecology and conservation. Working at the 13,000-acre Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary in southwestern Florida, the intern will assist with various projects, including ecology research (~50% of time), sanctuary education and outreach (~25% of time) and CLI outreach and event planning (~25% of time).   CLI is a co-mentorship program that connects college students of diverse backgrounds to Audubon leaders, conservation projects, and professional development opportunities within the Audubon Florida network. This program aims to bridge the gap between our current Audubon Leaders and the next generation of young conservationists in Florida. The program also has a large interest in introducing people of diverse races and backgrounds to Audubon.   This paid, full-time internship will last 12 weeks. The internship will run from mid-May 2020 through mid-August 2020 and will not exceed 40 hours per week. The position is based out of Audubon’s Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary in Naples, FL.On-site housing is provided due to the relatively remote location of the Sanctuary. Housing is a furnished one-level dormitory-style building with four bedrooms, two bathrooms, two joined kitchens, a living room and a screened porch. Wireless internet, water, electricity and local phone service are provided. Rooms may be shared with other interns (gender inclusive) and the dormitory may be shared with visiting researchers, Americorps team members, or other special guests.   Conservation Leadership Initiative alumni are strongly encouraged to apply.   National Audubon Society is dedicated to building a culturally diverse organization and strongly encourages applications from people of color and women.
Job ID
2020-4371
Job Category
Internships/Fellowships
State
Florida
City
Naples
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 Alaska. 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 donor program for Alaska, 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 Alaska and volunteer leaders in their role as fundraisers. They will build and manage a portfolio of mid-level donors and in state-based institutions, as well as state’s Grinnell Society program, which entails ongoing stewardship of donors who have included Audubon in their estate plans. The Development Manager directly and indirectly identifies, cultivates and solicits gifts from donors and prospects using a range of activities, including personal visits, written proposals, telephone, email, appeals, events and tours.     Interested applicants must submit a cover letter to be considered for this position.
Job ID
2020-4365
Job Category
Development/Fundraising
State
Washington
City
Seattle
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 Washington. 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 donor program for Washington, 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 Washington and volunteer leaders in their role as fundraisers. They will build and manage a portfolio of mid-level donors and in state based institutions, as well as state’s Grinnell Society program, which entails ongoing stewardship of donors who have included Audubon in their estate plans. The Development Manager directly and indirectly identifies, cultivates and solicits gifts from donors and prospects using a range of activities, including personal visits, written proposals, telephone, email, appeals, events and tours.     Interested applicants must submit a cover letter to be considered for this position.
Job ID
2020-4364
Job Category
Development/Fundraising
State
Washington
City
Seattle
As a key member of Audubon’s development team, the Director of Development will manage and grow a comprehensive development program in Nebraska that supports the Central Flyway conservation initiatives, including Audubon Nebraska, Iain Nicolson Audubon Center at Rowe Sanctuary, and Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center.   Reporting to the VP, Development, the Director of Development will play the leading part in the creation and implementation of an effective fundraising program for Audubon Nebraska, and will be a vital part of the National Audubon Society’s Development office, an integrated team that is working together to deliver the next quantum leap in fundraising.    Climate change and the environment are increasingly urgent philanthropic causes.  Birding is second only to gardening as this country’s favorite pastime.  There is an exceptional pool of wealthy individuals who have the capacity to make major and transformational gifts to Audubon. In this context, Audubon has the opportunity to develop a universe of support and influence, leveraging individuals’ personal, voluntary, professional, political and business networks in order to support Audubon and to make a positive impact on the quality of life on Earth.   This position is an opportunity for a highly motivated and experienced professional to build and manage a comprehensive development program including managing the current staff of two and developing a staff structure to support and advance the fundraising aspirations of Audubon Nebraska. This individual will be responsible for all aspects of creating sustainable contributed income streams including significant expansion of the major gift program. Additionally, this position will be responsible for conducting special fundraising campaigns in order to advance Audubon’s strategic priorities in the Central Flyway. Key metrics for success include return on development investment, donor engagement (number of personal meetings with donors, prospects, and volunteers) and revenue (value of gifts; number of solicitations; and success rate of closing gifts), donor acquisition, and retention rates within the annual fund, and outcomes of any special campaign.   After 12 months in the position, the successful candidate will have: - Analyzed, and, where appropriate, modified Nebraska’s development plan incorporating metrics, outcome reporting, and new staffing structures to maximize contributed income - Become a strong, successful and respected member of a newly integrated, nation-wide Development team - Built a personal portfolio of 100-125 major gift prospects complete with bespoke cultivation and solicitation strategies - Established and achieved stretch fundraising goals for Audubon Nebraska including improving return on investment and increasing major gifts and donor acquisition - Advanced the campaign plan including recruiting the campaign cabinet, securing lead gifts and developing and leading a campaign communication plan - Contributed to the development and implementation of a stewardship program - Become competent in presenting Audubon’s strategic plan and priority projects - Demonstrated a flexible and ‘can-do’ approach in all elements of daily work **YOU MUST SUBMIT A COVER LETTER ALONG WITH A RESUME TO BE CONSIDERED.**
Job ID
2019-4274
Job Category
Development/Fundraising
State
Nebraska
City
Omaha
Reporting to the Director, Clean Energy Initiative, the Field Manager, Clean Energy Initiative is a key member of the Audubon Climate Program.  This position will help ensure the robust build out of climate-friendly renewable energy, transmission and storage projects that are appropriately sited and operated to minimize conflicts with birds and other wildlife, working closely with Audubon staff and members, industry, government agencies, and other partners.   The Field Manager will be part of a team implementing Audubon’s Clean Energy Initiative and policies through federal, state and local renewable energy planning processes, siting and permitting policies and priority renewable energy projects throughout the Four Flyways. The emphasis of this work will be in Audubon’s priority states where clean energy development has the greatest potential to flourish and where conflicts with birds and the places birds need have the greatest need to be resolved cooperatively.   **This position can be located remotely in NY, PA, NC, FL, MN, MO, MI, IA, or in our Washington, DC, office.  Other areas in the eastern U.S may also be considered.  
Job ID
2020-4350
Job Category
Advocacy/Public Policy/Government Relations
State
Washington, DC
City
Washington
The Field Technician Intern will assist Audubon Mississippi staff with stewardship and monitoring of Least Terns and other breeding bird species on the sandy beaches of mainland and nearshore islands in coastal Mississippi. Interns will be responsible for collecting data relating to nesting, disturbance, predation, and other threats. Interns will also be expected to interact with beach visitors and assist with stewardship as needed.   This is a full-time, 40-hour per week position that runs from early to mid-May through early August, 2020. Occasional weekend and holiday work will be required, including stewardship of tern colonies leading up to and during Independence Day. Housing is not provided.   National Audubon Society is dedicated to building a culturally diverse organization and strongly encourages applications from people of color and women.
Job ID
2020-4287
Job Category
Internships/Fellowships
State
Mississippi
City
Moss Point
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
2019-4279
Job Category
Communications/Marketing
State
New York
City
New York
Audubon's Seabird Restoration Program manages seven island research stations off the coast of Maine that support breeding colonies of Arctic, Common, Roseate, and Least Terns, Atlantic Puffins, Black Guillemots, Razorbills, Laughing Gulls, Common Eiders, Leach’s Storm-Petrels, and wading birds. Work includes, but is not limited to: managing multiple concurrent seabird research projects; training and supervising Research Assistants, interns, and volunteers; creating daily work schedules; monitoring seabird populations, productivity, and growth; conducting seabird diet studies; banding and resighting birds; removing invasive vegetation; educating island visitors; conducting predator management; data entry and proofing; preparing a season report; camp maintenance; and coordinating logistics with mainland staff. Primitive camping and working on offshore islands are required. At each island, a cabin or wall tent serves as the base of field operations, and field team members sleep in their own tents. Island field stations have limited electricity (solar panels power research needs), propane stoves, composting toilets, and no running water (rainwater is collected for washing; drinking water is brought from the mainland). Communications with the mainland are via cell or VOIP phone, depending on location, with VHF radios as back-up.  Island field teams consist of 2 to 5 people (depending on island and time of year) and are led by the Island Supervisor. All field team members participate in seabird research and camp maintenance duties. For the welfare of the birds, field work is highly weather-dependent. The work week may stretch across seven days. Days can be long and weekend work may be required.   Island work schedule and daily duties are determined by the Island Supervisor, following established work plans and procedures.  Daily schedules will vary based on weather (no entry into the seabird colony is permitted during inclement weather to protect the nesting terns) and time of the nesting season (when tern chicks are fully feathered, entry into the colony is less restrictive). Daily activities may include the following: island-wide morning bird count at 0600 hours; collection of weather data three times per day; one to two 3-hour “stints” in the observation blinds for data collection; seabird trapping and banding; productivity monitoring; trail maintenance; invasive plant removal; predator control; computer data entry; daily journal log entries; and maintenance of camp facilities.   Island Supervisors will spend the entire field season living on island.  Supervisors working on inshore islands (3 of the 7 islands) will have the ability to go ashore (about every 1-2 weeks) to procure food and supplies for the field station. Inshore Island Supervisors must possess a valid driver’s license, and a personal vehicle is desirable.  On offshore islands, food and supplies will be delivered approximately every two weeks, and supervisors are responsible for submitting a grocery/supply list prior to scheduled deliveries.    Food and worker’s compensation insurance are provided. Island Supervisors must provide their own binoculars, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, and 2-person tent.   For further information on the Seabird Restoration Program and research islands, visit http://projectpuffin.audubon.org/island-research-program   Positions start between May 1 and May 15, depending on site, and end on August 15 or August 30   To apply submit cover letter, resume, and list of 3 references with contact information
Job ID
2019-4260
Job Category
Science
State
Maine
City
Bremen
This Law Clerk Intern position is available for Summer 2020. The Law Clerk Intern will support Audubon’s public lands program and meaningfully contribute to our efforts to defend and innovate implementation of bedrock wildlife conservation laws, as well as their implementation through on-the-ground decisions. We are working to develop and advance initiatives in key western landscapes to protect and restore public lands most important to birds and the places they need now and into the future. The Law Clerk Intern will be supervised by the Vice President for Public Lands/Senior Policy.   The position will be located in the Denver office of the National Audubon Society and may be for 8-10 weeks, full-time (35 hours per week).   To apply, you must submit a cover letter with a link to a writing sample and a resume.    National Audubon Society is dedicated to building a culturally diverse organization and strongly encourages applications from people of color.  
Job ID
2020-4396
Job Category
Internships/Fellowships
State
Colorado
The Managing Director, Events and Engagement Programs is a member of Audubon’s Development Team and is responsible for developing strategies for, organizing, and implementing fundraising and campaign events, three national board meetings annually, and building out a series of other engagement opportunities designed to advance relationships with current and prospective funders. Reporting to the VP, Development and serving as a member of the Development Leadership Team, they will act as the lead project manager for these duties and will focus on creating lasting, effective partnerships with Development staff across Audubon, Program colleagues, and national/international volunteers to ensure seamless and successful fundraising and donor cultivation activities with measurable outcomes.   **YOU MUST SUBMIT A COVER LETTER ALONG WITH A RESUME TO BE CONSIDERED.**
Job ID
2020-4298
Job Category
Development/Fundraising
State
New York
City
New York
Audubon Rockies is a regional office of the National Audubon Society serving Colorado, Wyoming, and Utah. Our core programs are Community Naturalist, Habitat Hero, Western Rivers Initiative, Conservation Ranching, Sagebrush Ecosystem Initiative, and Gillmor Sanctuary.   Audubon Rockies seeks a Marketing & Communications Intern to join our team. This paid internship will be located in our downtown Fort Collins office. The intern must commit to working 24 hours per week from May 2020 through the beginning of August 2020. To apply, upload a cover letter and resume. Applications without cover letters will not be reviewed. Under the supervision of the Marketing & Communications Coordinator, the intern can expect to learn about conservation science, outreach, and policy in Colorado, Wyoming, and Utah through the frame of nonprofit communications. This is an excellent opportunity for students interested in fundraising, social media, email, and storytelling.   National Audubon Society is dedicated to building a culturally diverse organization and strongly encourages applications from people of color and women.
Job ID
2020-4368
Job Category
Internships/Fellowships
State
Colorado
City
Fort Collins
Audubon Florida supports management of beach-nesting birds at many locations in Northeast Florida by surveying, posting, stewarding, and protecting nesting areas from disturbance. To better protect nesting shorebirds Audubon is hiring a seasonal Anchor Steward to work at the beaches of Nassau Sound including Amelia Island and Little Talbot Island.   The primary responsibilities of the Anchor Steward are to steward shorebird nesting areas and organize volunteer stewards to help these efforts. Stewarding involves a variety of actions including observations of birds and the public at nesting sites and educating the public when their actions may pose a threat to the birds.   This is a part-time, 20-hour-per-week seasonal position focused on weekends and holidays, including Memorial Day and Independence Day. The position will begin 04/06/2020 and continue through the end of nesting season. Nesting may persist into August or early September but can end early in the event of a catastrophic event or other total loss of nesting activity. Hours are generally between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. though may vary depending on needs. 40 hours allowed on weeks with holidays.
Job ID
2020-4340
Job Category
Science
State
Florida
Gain practical experience teaching students from preschool through high school while working directly with GMAC’s team of professional Teachers/Naturalists. Work on some or all of the following programs: - Summer Programs: Field trips and outreach comprise the core of our education programs; - Preschool-age students visit for 1-2 hours programs including Down by the River, Insect Extravaganza, Whirligigs and Water Tigers, and Wiggly Worms - Elementary and middle school students visit for half or full-day programs including Secret Lives of Trees, All About Birds, Wilderness Skills, Insect Investigations, and Wetlands and Watersheds. - Summer Camp: Audubon Vermont hosts 8 weeks of summer day camp to over 250 kids from our local communities. Campers explore, investigate, and discover in our forests, ponds, rivers, wetlands, and fields. vt.audubon.org/camps - Public Programs: We offer programs on various seasonal topics throughout the year. Interns will have the opportunity to host their own program.
Job ID
2020-4361
Job Category
Internships/Fellowships
State
Vermont
City
Huntington
Audubon Nort­­h Carolina, the state office of the National Audubon Society, informs supporters about birds and the natural world, inspires them to care passionately about that world, and motivates them to take action on its behalf via multiple online platforms and engagement with a diverse range of partners. Through Audubon's coastal resilience program at our 2,600-acre Pine Island Sanctuary, we conduct scientific and applied coastal research, community engagement, and educational programming to make coastal birds and communities stronger. Based at Pine Island, Audubon’s Maggie Walker Internship Program provides career opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students in the environmental field. These seasonal positions allow students to develop skills and knowledge in the field of environmental conservation while contributing to Audubon's coastal resilience program in northeastern North Carolina.    The intern will help to develop internal and external communications about Audubon’s coastal resilience program and support community engagement efforts in the Currituck Sound region. Daily activities will likely include office and field work. Additionally, the intern may be called upon to participate in public education programs and support visitor relations to gain exposure to how facilities like Pine Island operate.   This paid internship will last 10 weeks at 40 hours per week based at the Pine Island Sanctuary in Corolla, NC, where the intern will live in a multi-use historic hunting lodge. Each intern has his/her own bedroom and a shared living room, kitchen, dining room and bathroom. The intern may be required to use a personal vehicle for several trips to the state office in Durham, North Carolina. Mileage for travel will be reimbursed and overnight accommodations will be provided or reimbursed for trips. Interns are given responsibilities outside of a 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. workday and living on-site will contribute to an overall experience and understanding of the daily requirements of running a nature sanctuary. Interns are not charged rent to live in the lodge and utilities are covered by Audubon.    To apply, upload a one-page cover letter and one-page resume, applications lacking a cover letter will not be reviewed.   National Audubon Society is dedicated to building a culturally diverse organization and strongly encourages applications from people of color and women.
Job ID
2020-4289
Job Category
Internships/Fellowships
State
North Carolina
City
Corolla
The National Audubon Society has identified the Platte River as a national conservation priority and a centerpiece of Audubon’s hemispheric water strategy. The Platte River watershed spans three states—Nebraska, Colorado, and Wyoming—and is home to millions of people. It also supports the most significant spring migration event in the Western Hemisphere with half a million Sandhill Cranes, endangered Whooping Cranes, and thousands of shorebirds and waterfowl that use this area for staging on their migration. Audubon is seeking its first Platte River Program Manager to organize and expand our work across the watershed, and leverage our partnerships and assets to advance a comprehensive restoration and protection plan for the entire basin. Reporting to the Vice President and Executive Director of Audubon Nebraska and closely collaborating with our Vice President for Water Conservation, the Program Manager is charged with directing conservation planning and engagement among multiple stakeholders, overseeing and strengthening existing programs within the three watershed states, leveraging programs for maximum mission impact, identifying policies needed for implementation, creating innovative strategic partnerships, and executing a comprehensive strategy.   The Platte River Program Manager is seen as an experienced and credible conservation leader, one who is an ambassador of the organization and frequently serves as Audubon’s voice on avian and environmental issues across the Watershed. The Program Manager will serve in a leadership role for National Audubon Society and Audubon Nebraska, working with science, policy, communication, conservation and network staff. He/she will manage conservation plan development across three states, engage stakeholders for maximum buy-in, facilitate and coordinate program implementation among Audubon and other partner conservation organizations within the watershed, be spokesperson with the media, represent Audubon at regional conferences, and share responsibility for managing major grants, identifying new funding opportunities, and building strategic partnerships that advances our mission. This position will coordinate with nature centers, but will not be directly responsible for managing them.   **This position has potential opportunity to sit remotely in CO or WY as well as in office space in Lincoln, NE.      
Job ID
2019-4283
Job Category
Program/Project Management
State
Nebraska
City
Gibbon
Mitchell Lake Audubon Center is a 1,200-acre wildlife refuge, located in south San Antonio, TX. The property is owned by the local water utility, San Antonio Water System (SAWS), and managed by the National Audubon Society. The historic Leeper House serves as its visitor center, with a small education pavilion on property. The site includes 7.5 miles of both walking and/or driving trails.   The center and the surrounding grounds are open 6 days per week year-round and attracts visitors from all over the world. Being a part of the Audubon team means making a difference for conservation. The Site Host position is a part-time, seasonal position assisting with essential end of day and after hours’ functions related to guest safety and facility support and security. Site Hosts support Mitchell Lake Audubon Center by ensuring all visitors have left the property at the close of business hours, and securing the gates and parking lot. Site Hosts can expect to work an average of 10 hours per scheduled week. When not working, opportunities for Site Hosts to volunteer in public education, resource management, visitor services, and maintenance of gardens and trails is encouraged at the minimum of 20 hours per week.  Site Host positions are filled by RV campers and are required to live on-site in their personal RV on one of Audubon’s two RV pads. RV sites are equipped with water, sewer, and electricity hook-ups. Site Hosts share closing responsibilities with staff as needed.
Job ID
2020-4327
Job Category
Facilities/Property Maintenance
State
Texas
City
San Antonio
Restoration Interns play a critical role in the management and restoration in Forest Preserves of Cook County (FPCC) and Chicago Park District (CPD) Natural Areas. Under the direction of Audubon's Stewardship Program Associate, Restoration Crew Chief and Restoration Assistant Crew Chief, Restoration Interns will help to restore ecological health and integrity of prairie, savanna, woodland, wetland and hemimarsh habitats by removing invasive species at various preserves and natural areas in Cook County. This internship is an excellent opportunity to gain experience in natural areas management and land stewardship, as well as contribute to the growing network of individuals and organizations in the Chicago area that possess a personal commitment to conservation.    The commitment is a full-time, 40 hours per week, seasonal paid position that runs from May through October. The 40-hour work week requires commitment to a Monday through Friday schedule with most workdays scheduled 7am-3pm. Interns must also be extremely flexible with scheduling as field work is subject to change daily to hourly due to weather, work adjustments and crew needs. They are also expected to be prepared to work occasional weekends throughout the season. Interns will report to the Stewardship Program Associate and preference will be given to those who commit to the full length of the program. The program is physically rigorous and challenging, but offers an interesting and educational experiences to an energetic and motivated individual. The positions are offered through Audubon’s Wings Internship program in partnership with the FPCC and CPD.   This program offers: - Paid position with competitive compensation. - Reimbursement of mileage to and from work sites. - Uniforms, work vests and personal protective equipment (PPE) provided by Audubon. - Certifications, licenses, conference and field seminar experience.
Job ID
2020-4381
Job Category
Internships/Fellowships
State
Illinois
City
Chicago
The Restoration Intern-Assistant Crew Chief will play a critical role in the management and restoration of Forest Preserves of Cook County (FPCC) and Chicago Park District (CPD) Natural Areas. Under the direction of Audubon's Stewardship Program Associate, the Restoration Intern-Assistant Crew Chief will help the Restoration Intern-Crew Chief to lead Restoration Interns in restoring ecological health and integrity of prairie, savanna, woodland, wetland and hemimarsh habitats by removing invasive species at various preserves and natural areas in Cook County. This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience in assisting with crew management and land stewardship responsibilities, as well as develop leadership and organizational skills. The Restoration Intern-Assistant Crew Chief will be expected to work effectively with the Restoration Intern-Crew Chief to balance crew management in the field and administrative duties.   The commitment is a full-time, 40 hours per week, seasonal paid position that runs from May through October. The 40-hour work week requires commitment to a Monday through Friday schedule with most workdays scheduled 7am-3pm. The Restoration Intern-Assistant Crew Chief must also be extremely flexible with scheduling as field work is subject to change daily to hourly due to weather, work adjustments and crew needs. They are also expected to be prepared to work occasional weekends throughout the season. The Restoration Intern-Assistant Crew Chief will report to the Stewardship Program Associate and should commit to the full length of the program. The program is physically rigorous and challenging, but offers interesting and educational experiences to an energetic and motivated individual. The intern position is offered under Audubon’s Wings Internship program in partnership with the FPCC and CPD.   This program offers: - Paid position with competitive compensation. - Reimbursement of mileage to and from work sites. - Uniforms, Work Vests and Personal Protective Equipment provided by Audubon. - Ecological certifications, licenses, conference and field seminar experience.
Job ID
2020-4384
Job Category
Internships/Fellowships
State
Illinois
City
Chicago
The Restoration Intern-Crew Chief will play a critical role in the management and restoration of Forest Preserves of Cook County (FPCC) and Chicago Park District (CPD) Natural Areas. Under the direction of Audubon's Stewardship Program Associate, the Restoration Intern-Crew Chief will lead Restoration Interns in restoring ecological health and integrity of prairie, savanna, woodland, wetland and hemimarsh habitats by removing invasive species at various preserves and natural areas in Cook County. This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience in crew management and land stewardship responsibilities, as well as develop leadership and organizational skills. The Restoration Intern-Crew Chief will be expected to work effectively with the Restoration Intern-Assistant Crew Chief to balance crew management in the field and administrative duties.   The commitment is a full-time, 40 hours per week, seasonal paid position that runs from May through October. The 40-hour work week requires commitment to a Monday through Friday schedule with most workdays scheduled 7am-3pm. The Restoration Intern-Crew Chief must also be extremely flexible with scheduling as field work is subject to change daily to hourly due to weather, work adjustments and crew needs. They are also expected to be prepared to work occasional weekends throughout the season. The Restoration Intern-Crew Chief will report to the Stewardship Program Associate and should commit to the full length of the program. The program is physically rigorous and challenging, but offers interesting and educational experiences to an energetic and motivated individual. The intern position is offered under Audubon’s Wings Internship program in partnership with the FPCC and CPD.   This program offers: - Paid position with competitive compensation. - Reimbursement of mileage to and from work sites. - Uniforms, work vests and personal protective equipment (PPE) provided by Audubon. - Certifications, licenses, conference and field seminar experience.
Job ID
2020-4385
Job Category
Internships/Fellowships
State
Illinois
City
Chicago
The Audubon Center at Riverlands is seeking one seasonal point-count survey technician to assist in our long-term bottomland forest bird surveys for the Upper Mississippi River system. Working under the Conservation Science Associate, the Bottomland Forest Point-count Technician I will assist in conducting point-count surveys on islands and areas along the Mississippi River during the spring/summer. Technicians will also assist in associated data entry and quality assurance, as well as data analysis. This posting starts May 1st until July 31st (dates may vary due to river conditions) with some weekend and holiday work being required. Housing is not provided. Applicants will be accepted until the position is filled.
Job ID
2020-4292
Job Category
Science
State
Missouri
City
West Alton
The Audubon Center at Riverlands is seeking one seasonal point-count survey technician to assist in our long-term bottomland forest bird surveys for the Upper Mississippi River system. Working under the Conservation Science Associate, the Bottomland Forest Point-count Technician II will assist in conducting point-count surveys on islands and areas along the Mississippi River during the spring/summer. Technicians will also assist in associated data entry and quality assurance, as well as data analysis. This posting starts May 1st until July 31st (dates may vary due to river conditions) with some weekend and holiday work being required. Housing is not provided. Applicants will be accepted until the position is filled.  
Job ID
2020-4291
Job Category
Science
State
Missouri
City
West Alton
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 on March 16, 2020 and ends on November 8, 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
Pickering Creek Audubon Center is one of National Audubon Society’s 41 Centers located across the country. Pickering Creek Audubon Center conserves natural habitats on Maryland’s Eastern Shore by engaging and empowering our community through exploration, education and stewardship. The Center includes 410 acres of mature hardwood forests, fresh and brackish wetlands, meadow, over a mile of shoreline along Pickering Creek, and “best management practice” agriculture. Audubon is a federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).   The EcoCamp Counselor position lasts from June 3rd, 2020 to August 14th, 2020. Our three counselors work closely with Pickering Creek Audubon Center's EcoCamp Director and other Center staff to run our successful 7 week-long, nature-themed day camp for K-7th graders. Each counselor is responsible for one group of campers (12 maximum) during each week and 2 to 3 teen volunteer counselors (aka Junior Naturalists). On-site housing is available but not required. Visit the EcoCamp website to learn about the camp: Pickering Camp  
Job ID
2020-4338
Job Category
Education/Teaching
State
Maryland
City
Easton
Audubon South Carolina’s mission is to protect birds and the places they need, right here in South Carolina. For more than 40 years, Audubon South Carolina has achieved this mission through land protection and restoration, education, outreach, and advocacy.   In South Carolina, Audubon owns and operates two centers and sanctuaries, the largest of which is at the Audubon Center at Francis Beidler Forest in Harleyville. At this location, Audubon protects and manages over 18,000 acres of land in the Four Holes Swamp watershed. The crown jewel of this sanctuary is the 1,800 acres of virgin, cypress-tupelo swamp, the largest habitat of its kind left in the world.   While functioning as a sanctuary for birds and other wildlife, Beidler Forest is also a hub for education and conservation. At the Beidler Forest visitor center, a 1.75-mile ADA-compliant boardwalk takes guests on self-guided tours of the swamp. Many guided tours are also available, including bird walks, night walks, and canoe trips. Youth programs occur throughout the year, capped off by four weeks of day camp each summer.   This person will primarily be responsible for being an interpretive guide for K-12 youth groups and adult groups visiting the center in April and May, as well as being a counselor during the four weeks of summer camp taking place in June and July. Other educational programming, as well as helping staff the visitor center and routine building maintenance, will be also be required. When possible, this educator will also assist Center staff with ongoing research and land management projects on the sanctuary. This is a seasonal, part time position that will run April 15th through July 31st 2020, reporting into the Educator at the center.
Job ID
2020-4387
Job Category
Education/Teaching
State
South Carolina
City
Harleyville
Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary & Audubon Center (TRSAC) in Oyster Bay, NY hosts an 8-week summer environmental education program. Participants enjoy a variety of activities including meeting resident captive wildlife, conducting ecological studies, hiking on Sanctuary property, exploring a variety of habitats and playing nature games.  With access to forests, meadows, marshes, seashores, and grasslands, participants experience the wonders and diversity of nature on Long Island and gain a greater understanding of and respect for the natural world. Kayaking and overnight camping trips are also offered to some age groups. TRSAC provides experienced and aspiring teachers and environmental educators with an opportunity to work in an outdoor setting as part of a dynamic education team. The Seasonal Educator will work 35 hours per week with assigned age groups ranging from 4-17.  
Job ID
2019-4272
Job Category
Education/Teaching
State
New York
City
Oyster Bay
The Montezuma Audubon Center is a state owned facility operated through a cooperative agreement by The New York State Department of Conservation and Audubon.  Dedicated to enhance the habitat of the Montezuma Wetlands Complex and surrounding Important Bird Areas (IBAs), it is Audubon’s first Globally Significant Important Bird Area.  Programs focus on the IBA, wetland habitat and engaging people in the conservation actions of the Wetlands Complex.   The Environmental Education Specialist will develop and deliver dynamic, high quality, and integrated environmental interpretation and education, outdoor recreation, conservation science and advocacy programs at the Montezuma Audubon Center including school field trips and summer camps for youth ages 6-15.   
Job ID
2020-4349
Job Category
Education/Teaching
State
New York
City
Savannah
The Sharon Audubon Center is a nature center and wildlife sanctuary owned and operated by the National Audubon Society. The nature center is located in the northwest corner of Connecticut, in the town of Sharon. The Sharon Audubon Center has over eleven miles of scenic hiking trails, and includes 1,147 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 Sharon Audubon Center strives to meet this mission through education, conservation and environmental research to encourage the responsible usage and stewardship of natural lands.The Sharon Audubon Center offers educational programs for all ages, nature programs, wildlife rehabilitation, research, live animal exhibits, a children's adventure center, a nature store, and a natural history library.   The Seasonal Environmental Educator/Summer Naturalist will have a furnished apartment on-site at either the Miles Wildlife Sanctuary or Sharon Audubon Center with private bedrooms and a shared kitchen, bath and living room. Students should arrange for school credit with their adviser beforehand, if applicable.   Seasonal Educators will work with and learn from experts in the field of conservation education while gaining exposure to informal education techniques both inside and outside of the classroom.  Expand your Wings at Audubon and learn how to: -  Research and develop educational conservation programs; -  Create teacher resource materials for outreach; -  Draft, review and modify curriculum; -  Lead field trip and camp programs; and -  Organize community outreach and involve the community in conservation efforts.
Job ID
2019-4273
Job Category
Education/Teaching
State
Connecticut
City
Sharon
Flight Crew Members are part of a conservation-focused job corps for young adults and will receive 8-weeks of paid, hands-on work experience in wildlife conservation, recreation, and environmental education. For the first 5 weeks of Flight Crew 2020, Crew Members will receive training in water conservation, wildlife conservation, and land restoration and will participate in local conservation projects. Crew Members will network with environmental organization professionals and explore career opportunities. In addition, Crew Members will utilize the conservation knowledge gained to learn how to facilitate environmental education programs. This will allow Crew Members to become stewards of tomorrow by educating others about conservation issues in our region. For the final 3 weeks, Members will transition into a role serving as camp counselors for Little Creek Summer Camp (LCSC). Flight Crew Members will utilize their experiences and training to facilitate outdoor education programs to youth ranging from 3rd to 5th grade in the Ferguson-Florissant School District. Crew Members will enthusiastically help campers develop their outdoor skills through activities like turtle tracking, archery, campfire cooking, canoeing, nature hikes, and more. Working in small group settings, the Crew Members will serve as a positive role model, have a genuine interest in the campers, foster the campers’ curiosity of nature and the outdoors, and create fond and lasting memories of a real summer camp experience.
Job ID
2020-4341
Job Category
Education/Teaching
State
Missouri
City
West Alton
Audubon Florida supports management of beach-nesting birds at many locations on the Gulf Coast and Northeast Atlantic Coast of Florida by surveying, posting, stewarding and protecting nesting areas from disturbance. To better monitor and protect the nesting shorebirds along beaches and other nest sites Audubon is hiring a seasonal Beach Anchor Steward to work within Fort Myers Beach. The primary responsibility of the Anchor Steward is to organize volunteers in order to help monitor nesting birds and to conduct public outreach around the shore/seabird nesting areas primarily within Little Estero Critical Wildlife Area and private sections of Fort Myers Beach.   This is a part-time, 20 hour per week seasonal position focused on weekend days and holidays, including Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day, if nesting persists until the latter holiday. The position will begin April 20, 2020 and continue through the end of nesting season. Nesting may persist into August or early September but can end early in the event of a catastrophic event or other total loss of nesting activity.
Job ID
2020-4343
Job Category
Science
State
Florida
Audubon's Seabird Restoration Program manages seven island research stations off the coast of Maine that support breeding colonies of Arctic, Common, Roseate, and Least Terns, Atlantic Puffins, Black Guillemots, Razorbills, Laughing Gulls, Common Eiders, Leach’s Storm-Petrels, and wading birds. Work includes, but is not limited to: monitoring seabird populations, productivity, and growth; conducting seabird diet studies; banding and resighting birds; removing invasive vegetation; educating island visitors; assisting with predator management; data entry and proofing; and camp maintenance.   Primitive camping and working on offshore islands are required. At each island, a cabin or wall tent serves as the base of field operations, and field team members sleep in their own tents. Island field stations have limited electricity (solar panels power research needs), propane stoves, composting toilets, and no running water (rainwater is collected for washing; drinking water is brought from the mainland). Communications with the mainland are via cell or VOIP phone, depending on location, with VHF radios as back-up.  Island field teams consist of 2 to 5 people (depending on island and time of year) and are led by the Island Supervisor. All field team members participate in seabird research and camp maintenance duties. For the welfare of the birds, field work is highly weather-dependent. The work week may stretch across seven days. Days can be long and weekend work may be required.     Island work schedule and daily duties are determined by the Island Supervisor, following established work plans and procedures.  Daily schedules will vary based on weather (no entry into the seabird colony is permitted during inclement weather to protect the nesting terns) and time of the nesting season (when tern chicks are fully feathered, entry into the colony is less restrictive). Daily activities may include the following: island-wide morning bird count at 0600 hours; collection of weather data three times per day; one to two 3-hour “stints” in the observation blinds for data collection; seabird trapping and banding; productivity monitoring; trail maintenance; invasive plant removal; predator control; computer data entry; daily journal log entries; and maintenance of camp facilities.   Research Assistants will spend the entire field season living on island. Research Assistants working on inshore islands (3 of the 7 islands) will have periodic access to the mainland (about every 1-2 weeks) to assist with procuring food and supplies for the field stations. On offshore islands, food and supplies will be delivered approximately every two weeks.    Food and worker’s compensation insurance are provided. Research Assistants must provide their own binoculars, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, and 2-person tent.   Positions start between May 1 and May 22, depending on site, and end on August 15 or August 30   For further information on the Seabird Restoration Program and research islands, visit: http://projectpuffin.audubon.org/island-research-program            To apply submit cover letter, resume, and list of 3 references with contact information.  
Job ID
2019-4259
Job Category
Science
State
Maine
City
Bremen
Audubon’s Women in Conservation program provides career opportunities for young women in the environmental field. Each spring and summer, we offer seasonal positions for young women to advance our conservation work and further develop young conservationists’ skills and knowledge. These positions provide an array of different professional experiences in conservation, including field research, habitat stewardship, education and outreach, and communication.    We are currently hiring one Seasonal Shorebird Outreach Technician, Women in Conservation to work with our New York Coast Program on Long Island, NY for the 2020 field season (early April – mid August). The technician will work closely with other Audubon staff to reduce threats to priority coastal birds like the Piping Plover, American Oystercatcher, and Least Tern. This position focuses on implementing public outreach, community engagement, and coastal stewardship programs.   This position also provides the opportunity to further develop leadership and communications skills. Communications work may include contributing photos and videos for reports and social media posts; delivering a public presentation; writing an article for an Audubon newsletter; performing outreach activities on the beach with volunteers and other staff; and participating in a press event. Also, the technician will have the opportunity to connect with other conservationists and program supporters at the annual Women in Conservation Luncheon in May. Work may include, but is not limited to: leading on-the-beach outreach events; coordinating a volunteer beach steward program; recruiting and training volunteers; coordinating schedules with partners, volunteers, and land managers; interacting with beach-goers regarding coastal birds; taking photos and videos of stewardship and outreach work; creating content for social media and other platforms; conducting coastal bird surveys; and, helping to steward beach-nesting birds and their habitats. The candidate chosen for this position will be expected to work 5 days a week (usually 40 hours). Weekend and holiday work will be required, especially in June and July. The technician will be required to use their personal vehicle to access field sites that are located across Long Island. Travel to field sites will be reimbursed. Housing is not provided.
Job ID
2020-4346
Job Category
Science
State
New York
City
Oyster Bay
Bent of the River Audubon center is a wildlife sanctuary owned and operated by the National Audubon Society.  The sanctuary is located just west of the town of Southbury, Connecticut.  Bent of the River has over fifteen miles of trails that pass through meadows and woods and are open from sunrise to sunset.  With 700 acres of mixed forest, meadows, river, wetlands and streams, Bent of the River is actively managing habitats that are vital to several important bird species. 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. Bent of the River Audubon Center strives to meet this mission through education, conservation and environmental research to encourage the responsible usage and stewardship of natural lands.  Bent of the River Audubon Center offers educational programs for all ages, nature programs, bird-banding research, land management programs and a historical house and barn on the property.   This is an exciting seasonal opportunity taking place from June 15, 2020 - August 19, 2020. This position will provide naturalists with valuable teaching experience, naturalist training, an understanding of how a non-profit organization works as well as many rewarding networking opportunities. Additionally, the position will be an opportunity for the candidate to sharpen / broaden their environmental education skills in: - Providing hands-on environmental education and natural history topics to students while in the classroom and the field. - Writing and coordinating curriculum for students featuring a variety of natural history lessons, games, crafts and activities. - Effectively managing time for age appropriate lessons and activities. - Executing a summer camp program while communicating with parents, staff and campers.
Job ID
2020-4331
Job Category
Education/Teaching
State
Connecticut
City
Southbury
The Senior Director of Working Lands and Climate is a new National Audubon Society position focused on advancing strategies that protect and enhance bird habitat while promoting the economic viability of working lands (specifically ranchlands and forests) using emerging natural climate solutions, innovative public policies, and the use of market-based approaches. The position is part of a working lands team that is advancing bird friendly practices on range and forested lands and will report to the Chief Conservation Officer. The Senior Director will support our grasslands and forest initiative by developing innovative new strategies that simultaneously maintain and enhance the productivity of private lands while sequestering carbon or avoiding the release of carbon into the atmosphere. This position will identify opportunities for Audubon to engage in new and emerging carbon markets that enhance practices on grasslands and forestlands.  In addition, the position will identify opportunities for new and existing state and federal policies and programs that help to incentivize practices on working lands. Working lands represent one of the best hopes for conservation. These parcels of forests, ranches, and farms add up to roughly a billion acres—or about half the land in the entire lower 48 states. Audubon collaborates with landowners, land managers, government agencies, and private industry across the hemisphere to increase the quality of habitat on privately managed lands to benefit 20 flagship bird species. Audubon also helps landowners and land managers apply bird-friendly practices on their lands and develop market-based solutions to build economic incentives that have the potential to engage many more landowners. And Audubon works on policies that substantially influence land management to advance large-scale solutions that benefit both landowners and the environment.  Natural climate 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 is engaging in natural climate solutions. These solutions contribute to both carbon reduction targets and create habitats 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. Audubon’s recent study, Survival by Degrees, concludes that without aggressive efforts to reduce carbon emissions, 389 species of birds in North America are at risk to extinction due to a changing climate. 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. Audubon’s working lands strategy is primarily focused on private land management, however, this position may also develop strategies and policies to accelerate implementation of natural solutions on state and federal public lands.
Job ID
2020-4295
Job Category
Program/Project Management
State
Washington, DC
City
Washington
The Audubon South Carolina Shorebird Steward Coordinator will be responsible for assisting with Audubon’s robust volunteer program that covers the entire SC coastline. Main duties will be coordinating volunteers, monitoring coastal bird sites, and interacting with the boating and beachgoing public to prevent disturbance to resting and nesting coastal birds.    Coastal birds have faced massive declines in the past few decades, but when focused and coordinated conservation efforts take place, we see the results. Nesting and migratory birds face great challenges in dense human communities, from lack of food and safe beaches to deadly hazards and pollution. 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.   This is a full-time, seasonal position that will begin approximately April 13, 2020 and last until the end of the nesting season (normally September 30th). Different start dates will be considered for candidates with the right experience.
Job ID
2020-4393
Job Category
Science
State
South Carolina
City
Charleston
Audubon Florida supports management of beach-nesting birds at many locations in St. Johns County by surveying, posting, stewarding, and protecting nesting areas from disturbance. To better protect nesting shorebirds Audubon is hiring a seasonal Beach Anchor Steward to work within St. Johns County. The principle responsibilities of the Anchor Steward are to steward shorebird colonies at Anastasia State Park and Fort Matanzas National Monument and organize volunteers to help with this work. Stewarding involves a variety of actions including the observation of birds and the public at nesting sites and educating the public when their actions may pose a threat to the birds.   This is a part-time, 20-hour-per-week seasonal position focused on weekends and holidays, including Memorial Day and Independence Day. The position will begin 04/06/2020 and continue through the end of nesting season. Nesting may persist into August or early September but can end early in the event of a catastrophic event or other total loss of nesting activity.  Hours are generally between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. though they may vary depending on needs. 40 hours allowed on weeks with holidays.
Job ID
2020-4339
Job Category
Science
State
Florida
The Greenwich Audubon Center in Greenwich, CT provides the opportunity to work in a day camp setting with children ages 5 to 12. Camp runs for eight weeks and campers spend time exploring the meadows, ponds, and forests at the Audubon Center.  Summer Camp Counselor Naturalists will work with the Camp Director and Audubon Education Specialists to develop lesson plans for assigned grade groups (K-1, 1-2, 2-3, 4-5).  You will conduct daily hikes, crafts, and other activities with a group of up to 24 children, while maintaining a safe, fun, and educational environment.   This position begins on June 15, 2020, and includes a week of staff training from June 15 to June 19.  Summer Nature Day Camp begins on June 22 and ends on August 14. The daily work hours are 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Monday to Friday. Additionally, all staff will be scheduled for two weeks of Early Drop Off and two weeks of Late Pick-up Extended Hours sessions from 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m., respectively. Each Tuesday all staff will be required to attend a staff meeting from 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. (day subject to change).
Job ID
2020-4328
Job Category
Education/Teaching
State
Connecticut
City
Greenwich
This position will work with the Education Director and Education Coordinator to develop and implement Audubon’s Rowe Sanctuary Platte River Safari summer camp programs.   Platte River Safari is an experiential-based, conservation day camp.  The program’s purpose is to engage children out on the land – and the water – to discover the great diversity of life that exist beyond their own backyards.  By using local field sites and interdisciplinary, experiential-based curriculum that leads to conservation action, Safari Camp aims to create in the minds of our children a deeper appreciation for where we live.
Job ID
2020-4379
Job Category
Education/Teaching
State
Nebraska
City
Gibbon
The purpose of the summer camp educators will be to assist in the development and implementation of summer camp programs conducted by Audubon New Mexico and the Randall Davey Audubon Center. The educators will be supervised directly by the Director of Community Education at the Randall Davey Audubon Center in Santa Fe. We will hire a total of 3 educators. There will also be the opportunity to work with community groups and other public programs on occasion.   These positions are classified as full-time, seasonal. Typical hours will be 9:00-5:00pm, Monday through Friday. Projected start date is May 18-26, 2020 and projected end date is August 7, 2020.   Applications should be submitted through Audubon’s online job portal, including a resume and short introduction/cover letter describing why you are a qualified candidate for the position. Candidates should apply by March 30th for best consideration.
Job ID
2020-4378
Job Category
Education/Teaching
State
New Mexico
City
Santa Fe
These positions will work with the Education Director and Summer Camp Educators to help assist with camp activities and help supervise campers for Audubon’s Rowe Sanctuary Platte River Safari summer camp programs.   Platte River Safari is an experiential-based, conservation day camp.  The program’s purpose is to engage children out on the land – and the water – to discover the great diversity of life that exist beyond their own backyards.  By using local field sites and interdisciplinary, experiential-based curriculum that leads to conservation action, Safari Camp aims to create in the minds of our children a deeper appreciation for where we live.
Job ID
2020-4380
Job Category
Education/Teaching
State
Nebraska
City
Gibbon
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
2019-4228
Job Category
Executive/Senior Management
State
Illinois
City
Chicago