Aullwood Audubon is an education center and farm devoted to enriching lives through education and stewardship of birds and ecosystems. The Animal Care internship provides training and support as interns learn and apply new skills and knowledge that relate to caring for of a wide variety of animals in a public farm setting.
Dates of Employment: February 3 – August 14, 2020
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 Southwest/Naples Florida.
The Development Associate will play an important role in Audubon’s fund development program in the Pacific Flyway, which consists of California, Pacific Northwest, and Alaska. This position will report to the National Audubon Society’s Vice President of Development, Pacific Flyway and will work closely with development staff throughout the Pacific Flyway. This is a full-time position located in San Francisco.
Please submit a cover letter along with your resume. A cover letter is required to be considered for this role.
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.
In collaboration with the Vice President, the Director of Direct Response Marketing is responsible for the management and oversight of National Audubon Society’s direct response efforts, including acquisition, renewals, monthly giving, appeals, and acknowledgments. S/he will work closely with the Vice President and consultants to develop innovative multi-channel strategies designed to meet organizational goals. This role leads all aspects of Direct Response fundraising including mid-level giving, from strategy to execution, both off-line and digital, and includes annual planning, annual budgeting/forecasting, fiscal reporting, vendor/consultant management, and production. In addition, this role will support the Vice President in collaborating with the Engagement and Advocacy teams to ensure that there is consistent messaging throughout the organization and that there is alignment around the key initiatives.
Reporting to the Managing Director, Development Communications, the Director, Donor Engagement and Stewardship will partner with the Managing Director and other senior leaders to design, implement, and coordinate an overarching stewardship and donor engagement strategy for major donors to Audubon. A recent match gift has seeded the opportunity to launch Audubon’s first-ever major giving society, recognizing donors who give $10,000 or more annually. The Director’s initial primary responsibility will be to build out this new initiative, with the goals of attracting and retaining new and existing major donors, deepening their engagement with Audubon, and fostering community among like-minded philanthropists. The Development department at Audubon is in a tremendous growth period, and is in the planning process for a multi-year fundraising campaign; we’re looking for someone who can hit the ground running.
**YOU MUST SUBMIT A COVER LETTER ALONG WITH A RESUME TO BE CONSIDERED.**
The National Audubon Society is offering a crash course in how to create an award-winning magazine and website. As a full-time paid fellow, the journalist will have the chance to be a valuable member of our team, contributing both digital and print content and getting a behind-the-scenes look at what it’s like to be an editor at a major publication. This fellowship is a training ground for a long-term, successful career in journalism. Ideal applicants will have a strong grasp of environmental science and conservation, impressive writing chops, and a willingness to think independently and hit the ground running. Immersed in the day-to-day operations, the fellow will hone the skill of creating fresh and accurate content on fast-paced deadlines and develop a stronger ability to tell longer, engaging narrative stories. The intent is for fellows to gain experience, published work, and job savvy that will help them land a staff job or launch a successful freelance career.
The paid fellowship is approximately 35 hours per week in Audubon's New York City headquarters and spans a period of up to six months, typically from January through June (currently recruiting for this season) and August to December.
To apply, please upload a one-page cover letter, one-page resume, and links to three to five writing samples. The links can be included in the cover letter.
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 paid 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 January to April.
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 Education Coordinator will assist the Center Manager with developing and implementing public and school programming for The John James Audubon Center. They will also lead volunteers in the daily care of the centers non-releasable education birds. Additionally, the Education Coordinator will assist with daily operations of the Center.
Aullwood Audubon is an education center and farm located in Dayton, Ohio. Aullwood’s Education internship program provides in-depth, on-the-job experience in a National Audubon Society institution devoted to enriching lives through education and stewardship of birds and ecosystems. During the internship interns receive training and support and learn and apply new skills and knowledge.
Dates of Employment: February 3 – August 14, 2020
Reporting to the California Director of Policy, the Outreach and Engagement Program Manager (OEM) acts as a key individual in building political power and advancing the National Audubon Society’s climate and conservation priorities in California. They will be responsible for organizing and mobilizing constituents in Audubon’s network (including reaching out to new constituencies and strengthening our current network of chapter members, partners, and volunteers) to help execute and win Audubon’s state-based policy campaigns, with a particular focus on climate goals.
The OEM is a highly energetic, adaptable, relationship-oriented, and a results-driven team player who effectively engages volunteers, partners and non-traditional allies towards policy outcomes. They will be responsible for a number of activities to include volunteer trainings, lobbying days, sign-on letters, opinion media, gathering signatures, regular statewide travel, and more. Additionally, the OEM works closely with Audubon’s state leadership and staff to bring the organization’s ambitious conservation focused strategic plan to life in communities from coast to coast, helping to contribute to the overall goal of becoming the most effective conservation network in America.
This person will be based in California, the specific location is open to the best candidate. Additionally, this role is grant-funded and anticipated to last three years, with the potential to continue pending funding and programmatic needs.
The 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.
As a member of Audubon’s Finance Team, the Finance Associate is the business partner for Program Directors and will assist them in managing the day-to-day financial operations of their departments. The successful candidate will have an excellent grasp of financial and accounting concepts, and is able to communicate financial information clearly and concisely. He or she will thrive in a fast-paced environment and is able to juggle multiple projects with a positive attitude. The position requires sophisticated financial systems skills (especially budgeting systems) and the ability to create and analyze budget and variance reports. The Finance Associate is responsible for financial support, administration, and knowledge for New York Headquarters and Washington, D.C. based programs including Central Services, Development, Content, International Alliances, Policy, Education, and Science.
The Finance Associate will report to the Director of Finance and Planning and will be based at Audubon’s New York City Headquarters.
The Audubon Florida Coastal Islands Sanctuaries Field Technician will be responsible for assisting with management of the colonial wading bird colonies along the central Gulf Coast of Florida and interacting with the boating and recreating public to prevent disturbance to nesting birds. This is a full-time, seasonal position that will begin approximately March 25, 2019 and last until the end of the nesting season (normally September 30th). The person in this position performs a spectrum of independent, bird nesting island conservation tasks with responsibilities that include:
•Posting sanctuary signs around bird island nesting sites and maintaining said posting;
•Patrol of nesting islands for evidence of disturbance or predation;
•Data entry as directed by supervisor;
•Protect sites from disturbance through stewardship activities, to include: training and coordinating with Audubon Colony Watch volunteers, educating the boating public about the nesting species and encouraging compliance with posted areas;
•Assist with restoration projects of the coastal sanctuary islands including non-native vegetation removal, native plantings and monitoring progress of offshore erosion control breakwater construction;
•Coordinate and assist with cleanups of the rookery islands to remove discarded fishing gear and other entangling debris;
•Interacting with boaters to avoid trespass on or closely approaching nesting islands;
•Additional Duties as assigned.
The Office Coordinator works with the Sanctuary Director and Finance Director to manage the $2 million annual budget of Audubon’s Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary. 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.
The Office Coordinator will be a critical member of the Audubon Vermont team, which works to protect birds, other wildlife and their habitats by engaging people of all ages in education, conservation, stewardship and action. They will contribute to the execution of a range of projects related to ensuring smooth and efficient office operations. Responsibilities will include a combination of office- management support tasks including welcoming the public, administrative tasks for the executive director and center director, assisting with the preparation of communications materials, and events planning. The successful candidate will be a team player with excellent communication skills and a commitment to Audubon’s conservation mission.
This position is part-time, 20 hours/week, ideally Monday-Friday 8am-12pm, but can be flexible on the hours for the right candidate. The position is based at the Green Mountain Audubon Center in Huntington. Must be able to work occasionally on evenings and weekends. This position includes limited benefits. Salary based on experience.
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 Colorado River Program Director at the National Audubon Society, the Program Manager is responsible for assisting the Colorado River Program with policy and management efforts as well as stakeholder relations with a principal focus on water and habitat issues at the United States-Mexico border. As part of the team, s/he will work with a broad array of internal and external partners to improve coordination and collaboration, to contribute to Audubon’s efforts to use science, economics, law, fundraising and communications to improve the reliability of water supplies for people and birds across the Colorado River Basin, as well as produce timely work products throughout the year. Additionally, the Program Manager effectively oversees specific projects pertaining to Audubon’s Colorado River Program. S/he will work in partnership with other like-minded organizations in pursuit of Audubon’s objectives; and s/he will also advocate on behalf of Audubon to local, state, and federal government officials, including agency staff and appointed and elected officials.
**The Program Manager may be based out of Boulder, Colorado or an agreeable remote location within the region that uses Colorado River water.
The Seasonal Part Time Public Program Specialist reports to the Director of Public Programs and primarily organizes, conducts and reports on public programs; such as tours and presentations that are both off and onsite at Audubon’s Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary. This includes a variety of guided nature walks on Corkscrew’s 2.15 mile boardwalk, off-boardwalk swamp walks, truck and swamp buggy tours, and presentations to the public on a range of environmental topics. They will also assist with other organizations and participate with community science programs. Night and weekend work is required on occasion. Answering phone calls, scheduling private tour groups, posting to the website, managing online tour scheduling, updating the master calendar, capturing and summarizing post-event evaluations and a range of additional administrative tasks are also necessary. In addition, support with all-staff programs and projects such as staff meetings and the annual signature event are also required.
The Sales Associate will help to support the Blair Audubon Visitor Center operations and guest services including Admissions, its Nature Store and Gallery Cafe sales, general visitor and volunteer assistance, and membership sales.
Audubon's Everglades Science Center at Tavernier was established in the Florida Keys in 1939, by National Audubon's first Director of Research, Robert Porter Allen. Currently, Audubon scientists are studying the flow of freshwater into Florida Bay and the impacts that the diversion of water has had throughout the Everglades ecosystem. Our experiments link changes in freshwater flow to decreased plant production and subsequent loss of small fishes. These are vital parts of the ecosystem, making up the food base for many higher predators such as game fishes, crocodilians, wading birds and birds of prey.
The Seasonal Field Technician is a full-time position assisting with essential research studies, with their main focus being on assisting biologists in monitoring, trapping, tagging and banding Roseate Spoonbills. They will also assist with other Center projects and activities as necessary.
This is an excellent opportunity to gain hands on field experience in wading bird ecology. The position is expected to begin in November, 2019 and last for approximately 16 weeks with an hourly rate of $12.50 per hour and an estimated 40 hour work week.
Reporting to the Vice President – Climate, the Senior Director of Federal Climate Strategy is a key member of the Audubon Climate Program in Washington, DC, and helps drive achievement the Climate Program’s objectives to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 at the federal level.
The Senior Director will be responsible for identifying, prioritizing, and negotiating federal legislative and regulatory opportunities to make progress on mitigating climate change, and mobilizing Audubon’s resources to achieve them. The Senior Director will represent Audubon with key partners and in the media. They must have expertise in federal policy, including familiarity with Congress and executive branch agencies, climate and clean energy policy, and experience working with diverse stakeholders. This position will focus on executing Audubon’s national climate program priorities to make a strategic, highly leveraged contribution to the overall goal of mitigating climate change at a national level.
The Senior Spatial Analyst will support Audubon’s conservation science and policy initiatives in Alaska. They will collect, map, and analyze spatial biological data, social science data, review scientific literature, and prepare maps, reports, community engagement materials, and scientific publications. The emphasis will be on compiling, managing, analyzing, and preparing products using geospatial data on Alaska’s wildlife, habitats, cultural and traditional resources and socio-political uses and boundaries. They will apply advanced skills in data management, landscape analysis, map design, and scientific writing related to a variety of projects across Alaska. Examples of project areas include:
• Southeast Alaska rainforest, with a focus on timber program effects on wildlife such as wolves, salmon, marten, bears, and goshawks;
• Alaska’s North Slope, focused on impacts from energy, mining, and road development as it relates to wildlife and communities;
• Community use areas and rural resources; and
• bird conservation, including identification of vulnerable bird populations and Important Bird Areas, and enhancing bird-related education and tourism.
The National Audubon Society (NAS) seeks a dynamic, entrepreneurial, and strategic candidate to lead and grow our Audubon Great Lakes office. The successful person will lead a talented team to advance overall conservation objectives, strengthen and mobilize our bipartisan network, and deliver durable policy solutions across the five states managed by Audubon Great Lakes (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI). They also serve as a Vice President of the National Audubon Society and with their peers be responsible for shaping and delivering national objectives, initiatives, and processes.
Over the past five years, Audubon in the Great Lakes has been on a tremendous growth trajectory. Founded in 1998 as Audubon Chicago Region, AGL expanded from a small, local office to a significant regional office spanning five states and dramatically increasing our influence, impact, and revenue. Our region includes 387 Important Bird Areas (IBAs) covering 17.8 million acres and a bipartisan membership base of 160,000 organized into more than 50 chapters. This network provides an authentic voice that allows us to reach 15% of the Members of Congress. A team of 40 staff members annually puts more than $4.2M to work for conservation.
The incoming Vice President and Executive Director must have demonstrated success in implementing innovative conservation, policy, engagement, and development strategies that inspire the region’s decision-makers, conservation partners, and philanthropic community to invest in Audubon’s conservation vision and strategic plan. Building on the success of the region’s well-respected conservation program, they must inspire collaboration among our conservation, legislative, and philanthropic partners to deepen our impact and influence across the Great Lakes region.
This is a high-profile position with the potential to grow National Audubon Society’s reach and effect change at the local, regional, and national levels. The Vice President and Executive Director will report to Audubon’s Vice President for the Mississippi Flyway. They will be jointly reviewed by the Flyway VP with input from the chair of the AGL Advisory Board.
Koya Leadership Partners has been engaged by Audubon Great Lakes Region to advise in this pivotal leadership hire. Leading this search is Kara Teising, Managing Director and Nicole Kamaleson, Managing Director of the Global Practice.
If you are ready to submit your completed application, kindly submit both your compelling cover letter (addressing motivation and suitability per the above role specifications) and CV/resume here. Only completed applications, with both CV/resume and cover letter, will be presented to the client.
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.
Based in Chicago and reporting to the Chief Development Officer at the National Audubon Society, the Vice President of Development, Upper Central & Mississippi Flyways, will be charged with increasing the effectiveness and efficiency of fundraising in the Upper Central & Mississippi Flyways, including the Rockies & Gillmor Sanctuary in Utah, Nebraska, the Dakotas, Great Lakes & Grange, Minnesota & Riverlands, and Arkansas, with a focus on managing a team of fundraisers who are responsible for securing funds for state programs, regional flyway initiatives and national programs aligned with the strategic plan. As a senior leader on the National Development team, s/he will carry a portfolio of qualified major gift donors and prospects in the region; will direct the strategy and fundraising staff within the Flyways; and will partner with state, regional, and national executives to maximize Audubon’s impact with existing and potential donors.
The successful candidate will be an entrepreneurial, results-driven, senior development professional with success in leading development teams to success and closing six-figure+ gifts. This is a new and exciting opportunity to help influence and create value for an organization-wide fundraising initiative and act as a major contributor to one of the nation’s oldest and well-known leaders in the conservation arena. The Vice President will need to have a flexible approach to work, with some evenings and weekends being required, as well as a willingness to travel regionally and nationally up to 25% of the time.
Audubon is seeking three (3) strategic, collaborative and innovative leaders to serve as Flyway Vice Presidents 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.