Opened 2011, the Audubon Center at Riverlands is one of 41 Audubon Centers in the U.S. Audubon Centers are hubs of influence and leadership for conservation throughout their regions and communities. We are a project of the National Audubon Society, a key component of Audubon’s Upper Mississippi River Program and a unique partnership with the Rivers Project Office of the St. Louis District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
We use education, science and public engagement to protect birds and their habitats in the Great Rivers Confluence Important Bird Area and the greater St. Louis Region. We build new generations of conservationists and leaders through experiential STEM-based learning in nature focused on under-resourced schools and communities; use science to understand and protect birds and habitat; and offer programs and events that promote an understanding and appreciation of nature, and inspire action to protect our Great Rivers, birds and habitat.
The Alternative Spring Break Internship is an essential part of the NEST (Nature Stewards of Tomorrow) program and interns will participate in outdoor conservation work, environmental justice trainings and career exposure opportunities. This week-long job opportunity will provide five-ten St. Louis region teens from the Ferguson-Florissant School District and Hazelwood School District with real work experience, understanding of local environmental issues, career exposure, and networking opportunities in the field of environmental conservation and sustainability.
The Avian Biologist will be responsible for the oversight and implementation of projects focused on increasing the scope and scale of bird-friendly land management practices and habitat restoration on private and public lands in New Mexico. Working with Audubon Southwest’s (ASW) Director of Freshwater Conservation and other Audubon staff, provide programmatic support for Audubon’s Conservation Ranching Program (ACR), the coordination of the Isleta Reach Stewardship Association, implementation of the ASW drone-based riparian habitat monitoring program, and other conservation design/delivery/monitoring projects.
The Avian Biologist will provide field, analytic and outreach support aimed at improving habitat conditions for birds on lands used predominantly for agriculture, livestock or timber production. They will work directly with landowners, producers, agency professionals and other stakeholders to advance projects and programs that improve habitat conditions on public and private lands in riparian, grassland, and woodland ecosystems for identified species of greatest conservation need. Work will include identifying potential projects, developing restoration plans, enrolling landowners in relevant programs, monitoring outcomes of conservation projects, and working with partners through various collaborative groups to achieve large-scale conservation outcomes.
This is a full-time role reporting to the Director of Freshwater Conservation.
- $45,000 - $47,000/year
The Center Director at the Nina Mason Pulliam Rio Salado Audubon Center (the Center) will provide senior leadership to the facilities, operations, and programs at the Center in partnership with Audubon staff, local educators, artists, community leaders, and advocates to achieve Audubon’s strategic goals and deliver the highest possible value to the greater Phoenix community. The Center Director will provide leadership in the areas of facility management, youth engagement, community organizing, and advocacy at the local, regional and state levels for shared community needs. The Center Director will make conservation action accessible to everyone, in part by reaching out to audiences that are new to environmental stewardship and by providing useful information about the natural world through a full spectrum of hands-on experiences for every age. The Center Director will be an advocate for public and private investment in South Phoenix and the Rio Salado corridor and will work to elevate the voices of community partners in support of sustainable and equitable development in the region.
Reporting directly to the Vice President and Executive Director of Audubon Southwest, the Center Director is the administrative lead for the Center, managing all aspects of Center operations including oversight of the land, facilities, trails, and grounds, management of volunteers and contractors, management of capital projects, and will oversee the Center’s budget, including expenses and revenue generated by private rentals and other Center-based fee programs. The Center Director receives support in managing operations from Audubon Southwest administrative staff, Audubon development and finance staff, as well as from contract facility management staff.
- $80,000 to $83,000/year
Reporting to Audubon Mid-Atlantic’s (AMA) Director of Conservation for Maryland, the Coastal Program Manager is a new position in Audubon Mid-Atlantic’s growing coastal conservation team and plays a core role in implementing Audubon’s coastal conservation goals across Maryland’s eastern shore. The Coastal Program Manager’s main responsibility will be to manage coastal resilience projects, including on-the-ground-restoration as well as conservation planning processes and science-based monitoring, which protect, restore and enhance salt marsh habitat and beach and island habitats for priority bird species.
They will work closely and build partnerships with internal conservation staff and with external partners including federal, state, local and private landowners, land managers, scientists and others. The Coastal Program Manager will provide expertise in the ecology of salt marshes and their birds, and experience in coastal project management.
Candidates should include a cover letter when applying to this position.
- $57,000 to $63,000/year
The Grange Insurance Audubon Center is a sanctuary for birds and nature lovers, set in park land created from a former industrial site in the heart of downtown Columbus, along the Scioto River. The 18,000 sq. ft. building, surrounded by a 120-acre metro park, brings visitors from the community and beyond for onsite engagement programs, as well as special public and private events.
Reporting to the Engagement Manager, the Community Engagement Coordinator will be essential in connecting community to nature by way of the environment. The Community Engagement Coordinator’s primary responsibility will be to develop and lead educational programs, field trips and camps, as well as execute all facets of the visitor experience including interacting with guests at the reception desk. The candidate must be highly motivated in their work with the public and create an environment of discovery and learning while promoting a high level of fun energy.
This position works Monday through Friday and occasional evenings, weekends, or special events.
- $18.00 to $20.00/hourly
The Conservation Program Technician will primarily assist with land management activities at Rowe Sanctuary and help to provide a positive visitor center experience during the spring crane migration. This position is intended to provide applicants with experience in common land management techniques for prairies, riparian forest/woodlands, and large river systems. These techniques include prescribed fire, cattle grazing, native seed collection and processing, and invasive plant control. The technician will also assist with bird and plant surveys and data management.
This is a 6-month, full-time hourly position that requires occasional irregular hours and strenuous outdoor work. The successful applicant will be provided with the opportunity for housing on the sanctuary. Audubon Great Plains is dedicated to building a culturally diverse organization and strongly encourages applications from people of color.
About Rowe Sanctuary:
Audubon’s Rowe Sanctuary lies along the Platte River in south-central Nebraska, which is a critical staging area for the largest gathering of Sandhill and Whooping Cranes in the world. Rowe Sanctuary is a popular springtime tourism destination for visitors around the world and provides guided crane viewing experiences from March-April. Outside of the spring migration season, sanctuary staff manage 5 miles of river channel and 2,000 acres of woodlands and prairies.
Under the guidance of the Facilities and Grounds Manager, the Custodian will be responsible for maintaining the Farm Discovery Center and the Nature Center at Aullwood Audubon, as well as other houses and structures on an as needed basis. The primary emphasis is in cleaning and maintaining the two main facilities, one at the nature center and one at the farm, including cleaning the bathrooms, wiping down high touch areas, vacuuming carpets, dusting shelves and counters, replacing supplies such as toilet paper, soap and paper towels as needed. There will be light duty maintenance such as light bulb replacements, paint touch up, filter replacements, lubricating/fastening hardware, and repairing faulty plumbing parts.
This position requires shifts that begin at 5:00 p.m. and shifts that include Saturdays and Sundays. Shifts can be alternated with the second position.
The Development Manager, reporting to the Senior Director of Major Giving and Campaigns, will focus on the qualification of prospects in California, Washington, and Alaska. Their primary responsibility is to identify and qualify a pool of prospective funders to determine whether they have the capacity to make a major gift ($10,000+ annually) that will help Audubon to achieve its ambitious local, state, and national goals. They will help develop and work with mid-level donors and prospects currently giving $500+ annually and capable of giving $10,000+ annually. To do so successfully, they will work closely with members of the development team, the Vice President, Senior Director, Executive Director in all three states, other colleagues throughout the assigned programs, and volunteer board leaders. The right candidate will have lived experience working with people and communities of color—and demonstrated ability in doing so.
- $70,000 to $80,000/year (contingent on geo-differential)
As Audubon strengthens its development program and confirms its position as a philanthropic partner for donors capable of transformational support, its principal giving program will need an experienced manager to support the Vice President for Principal Giving and oversee operations. The Development Manager, Principal Giving will play an important role in Audubon’s continued development of a best in class principal giving program. This position will report to the Vice President for Principal Giving and work closely with national development, principal giving, stewardship, and development communications staff. This is a full-time position.
The principal giving program is a new operation and the first of its kind at Audubon. To ensure the nascent program’s ongoing success in the engagement of $1M+ donors, the program requires an experienced development professional with project management capability and experience in high major/principal-level giving. This is a unique position as it seeks one who will play an essential role creating the structure and systems necessary for this new operation.
The successful candidate will be a self-starter who works well independently and as part of a results-oriented team, who can prioritize workload, and ensure deadlines are met. This person will have experience navigating complex organizations--such as higher education, managing high-level projects and training colleagues, and communicating the role and values of a team within a larger organization.
- $70,000 to $75,000/year (contingent on geo-differential)
The Director of Conservation--a newly created senior leadership position--will lead the development and implementation of landscape-level conservation objectives in the Mid-Atlantic region for the benefit of birds and the places they need to thrive and survive. This seasoned leader will bring inspirational energy and proven execution skills to the role, leading a dynamic portfolio of conservation work in Maryland and Pennsylvania that is grounded in efforts to address the growing threats of climate change and habitat loss in the region. They will supervise and support regional conservation staff and work in coordination with Audubon’s national and Atlantic flyway conservation teams to grow Audubon’s regional impact.
Audubon Mid-Atlantic's conservation work currently includes programs in forest and coastal habitats as well as efforts within the Delaware River Watershed through a special project that is led separately. In keeping with National Audubon Society objectives, much of our regional conservation work focuses on the deployment of natural infrastructure strategies to enhance habitats needed by birds throughout their lifecycles, build connectivity between those habitats, increase climate resiliency and mitigate carbon emissions through sequestration.
The Director will also work with regional and national staff to develop urban conservation strategies and will work collaboratively with the Director of the Delaware River Watershed program on habitat improvement and conservation projects within this watershed. Given the geography of the region, the Director is likely to spend much of their time on Audubon Mid-Atlantic’s forest stewardship and management efforts, working to grow Audubon’s Healthy Forests Initiative. This work involves the design and implementation of programs aimed at engaging private landowners, public agencies, land trusts, commercial timber companies, and the professional forestry community in promoting sustainable forest management techniques that create habitat for forest birds and other wildlife. The Director will also work with regional staff to develop additional forest conservation strategies for PA DCNR’s Conservation Landscapes, especially the Kittatinny Ridge—where Audubon already plays a role—and priority areas in Maryland.
The Director will collaborate with natural resource agencies (federal, state, county, and municipal), non-profit conservation organizations, and commercial entities for successful implementation of their work across the landscape in the Mid-Atlantic and the overall Atlantic Flyway. They will work closely with the executive director and other regional and national staff to build sustainable income streams, engagement efforts, and conservation science strategies, and will work with the Audubon Mid-Atlantic’s director of policy to develop and promote policy priorities that further Audubon’s regional conservation objectives.
The Director will report to the Vice President & Executive Director for Audubon Mid-Atlantic. This role is based in the Mid-Atlantic region including PA, DC and Maryland. The role is onsite as well as remote.
- $110,000 to $115,000/year
Audubon’s Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary comprises 13,000 acres of bald cypress swamp, freshwater marshes and pine flatwoods in Southwest Florida. While more than 100,000 visitors walk the site’s 2.25-mile boardwalk each year, much of the acreage is closed to the public and managed for conservation purposes.
The Director of Conservation will be responsible for overseeing land management, habitat restoration, and applied research at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, including influencing restoration in the larger watershed to benefit the Sanctuary and regional natural resources and wildlife. The Sanctuary is a hub for wetland science, conservation and resource management for Audubon Florida and a critical area of conservation focus. The Director of Conservation will be responsible for a variety of collaborative activities that work to protect and restore freshwater wetlands for birds and other wildlife.
Reporting to the Corkscrew's Senior Sanctuary Director, the Director of Conservation must be an effective project leader aligned with the conservation objectives of the Sanctuary, Audubon Florida, and the National Audubon Society.
- $90,000 to $100,000/year
The Director Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) for State Offices is responsible for performing a broad range of fiscal, budgetary, and analytical duties for Audubon’s field team. The Director of FP&A is responsible for the preparation, review, and control of Audubon State’s annual operating budget, as well as the semi-annual forecasts. The Director FP&A for State Offices is directly responsible for financial management of offices in the Atlantic Flyway and will supervise those performing similar duties in the remaining states/flyways .
The Director FP&A is responsible for regular reporting for both internal and external stakeholders, variance analysis, and will interact with State leaders and office staff to facilitate financial planning and clarify/resolve financial issues. The Director FP&A will also supervise Flyway Finance Leads dedicated to supporting the field in their financial needs. The ideal candidate has a high degree of financial acumen, strong financial systems skills, extraordinary customer service skills, and is very well-organized. The position reports to the Vice President of Financial Planning and Analysis.
- $103,000 to $108,000/year (contingent on geo-differential)
Reporting to the VP, Development, the Director, Major Giving and Campaigns will assist in growing the major gifts program throughout Connecticut and New York for the National Audubon Society. They do so through collaborative fundraising efforts together with regional leadership and other conservation professionals working across the Audubon Network, supporting Audubon in achieving its ambitious local, state, and national goals. They will accomplish this in the following ways:
• Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward a portfolio of 75 – 100 major gift donors and prospects based in Connecticut and New York and capable of giving $25,000 + annually.• Manage the CTNY Elevate Campaign, driving forward all fundraising-related activities with staff and volunteer leadership.• Establish a framework for increased annual fundraising results to meet the expanded operating needs resulting from campaign growth.• Manage the regionally focused individual giving fundraising team.
The Director will partner across the organization, engaging program staff and Board members in fundraising activities, as well as identify giving opportunities. The right candidate will have lived experience working with people and communities of color—and demonstrated skill in doing so. They must also have exceptional written and oral communication skills and demonstrate a commitment to a collaborative work style.Key metrics for results will include donor engagement (number of personal meetings with prospect and volunteers) and revenue (value of gifts; the number of solicitations; success rate of solicitations; and achievement of programmatic contributed revenue goals). The successful candidate is an entrepreneurial, results-driven, development professional who is adept at closing six and seven-figure gifts and leading teams.This position requires up to 50 percent travel in the assigned territories with occasional evening and weekend travel.
- $130,000 to $145,000/year
The National Audubon Society is offering a crash course in how to create an award-winning magazine and website. As a full-time 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 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. 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 fellowship is approximately 35 hours per week. It can be either a remote position or will be located in Audubon's New York City headquarters. The position spans a period of up to six months, from January to July. 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.
Audubon, the editorially independent publication of the National Audubon Society, uses explanatory and advocacy journalism, as well as stunning original photography, to inform its readers about the natural world, inspire them to care passionately about that world, and motivate them to take action on its behalf. Audubon’s editorial intern contributes meaningfully to that effort via both the print publication and website.
Ideal candidates will have strong writing and communication skills as well as an interest in covering topics ranging from science and conservation news to climate change and environmental justice. A basic level of comfort with science is a must, but the heart of this seasonal internship is reporting, pitching, researching, and writing. Strong candidates will have experience with those journalistic practices. 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 ($15/hour) is up to 35 hours per week and lasts approximately 14 weeks, running from the beginning of January through the end of May (start and end dates are flexible). This is a remote-work position, though the organization's office space is accessible in New York City.
To apply, please upload a one-page cover letter, one-page resume, and links to three to five writing clips. Links can be included on the one-page cover letter. Please upload PDFs.
National Audubon Society is dedicated to building a culturally diverse organization and strongly encourages applications from people of color and LGBTQI individuals.
The Education Coordinator will assist in the development and implementation of our environmental, public and volunteer programs conducted by Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center (SCPAC). The focus will be school programs including, outdoor field trips, classroom visits as well as coordinating and running our summer day camp program with the Lincoln Community Learning Centers. The Education Coordinator will also assist in planning community programs and events for families and adult participants, including community science projects, both at the Center and in local communities. The Education Coordinator will serve as the primary point of contact for volunteers, lead volunteer recruitment and communication, as well as plan and lead volunteer workdays, trainings, and related activities.
The Education Coordinator will report directly to the Senior Education Manager. This position is primarily in-person at SCPAC, Monday through Friday 8:30-4:30, with some flexibility for remote work occasionally.
Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center is located in the tallgrass prairie region of southeast Nebraska. The Center’s 850 acres are managed for over 250 bird species and provide an outdoor classroom visited by up to 14,000 students and adults each year.
- $42,000 to $45,000/year
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 Education Intern will assist the Senior Coordinator of Education with many different aspects of Audubon’s Center for Birds of Prey education program. This is a six-month part time position running from January through June. The Conservation Education Intern works under the guidance and direct supervision of the Senior Coordinator of Education, however, the entire staff is available to interns for special interest sessions, guidance, and assistance. The intern may also work with Center volunteers, the general public, school teachers, and Center guests. The intern will be leading programming that focuses on conservation, saving energy and protecting habitat for birds to participants of all ages. With spring and early summer being the busiest times for the Center’s Education department, the intern will gain experience in organizing fundraisers, special educational events, and summer camp lessons.
The Education intern will have the opportunity to learn and gain valuable skills as it relates to operations of a nature center, developing content for programs, program delivery, marketing, and social media.
The Seneca Meadows Education Center is owned by the Seneca Meadows Landfill and operated through a cooperative agreement with Montezuma Audubon Center. The focus of the Center is to provide valuable environmentally based public and private programming to the local community.
The Environmental Educator is a part-time position, 20 hours/week, and will develop and deliver dynamic, high quality, and integrated environmental interpretation and education, outdoor recreation, conservation science and advocacy programs in Seneca Falls and Waterloo. They will lead programs at the Seneca Meadows Education Center and on occasion at Montezuma Audubon Center. The Educator is a critical liaison between the two centers and must adequately balance the needs of both facilities. They will also attend community outreach events at off-site locations.
Audubon’s first Ethics and Compliance Officer (ECO) will be responsible for establishing and administering Audubon’s Ethics and Compliance Program. Under the supervision of the Office of General Counsel and working closely with Human Resources, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging, Finance, and Senior Management, this position will help Audubon strengthen and maintain a culture of compliance within the organization by reviewing, evaluating and resolving compliance issues/concerns. The ECO will develop a new Code of Conduct; monitor and ensure the organization remains in compliance with relevant rules and regulations, as well as internal company policies and procedures; implement a strategy to coordinate the management of internal/external risks; and assure that across the organization the highest ethical standards are being met.
- $170,000 to $180,000/year (contingent on geo-differential)
The Farm Manager will help lead the Aullwood farm in a wide variety of tasks and responsibilities including animal care, grounds and facilities care, and farm crop production. Includes supervision of part-time staff and volunteers in roles that support the farm and its work.
- $53,000 to $55,000/year
The Field Technician will be an integral part of several field efforts supporting the Working Lands Initiative including wildlife-friendly agriculture, understanding drought impacts on shorebirds, and alternative wetland management.
This position will report to the Working Lands Conservation Project Manager and will work in close coordination with the Working Lands Team at Audubon CA and the Migratory Bird Conservation Partnership that includes Audubon California, The Nature Conservancy, and Point Blue Conservation Science as well as other partners.
This is a full-time, temporary grant-funded position scheduled for 40 hours/week (December – March with minimal overtime and the possibility of extension pending funding and needs) with occasional overtime. The position can be based outside of the Central Valley however the job duties require a daily presence in the Valley. Shared housing may be available at the Cosumnes River Preserve.
Are you ready to influence leaders across the organization with insight and impact? Are you looking for a place where you can combine your passion for creating an outstanding employee experience with your passion for protecting the environment? If so, come take a seat at the table to help contribute to the vision of the National Audubon Society! We're excited to see what we can accomplish together when your unique skills, ideas and perspectives meet our dynamic team.
The National Audubon Society is seeking a highly motivated, and hands-on Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP) to join our world class HR team. This role reports directly to the Senior Director, Human Resources, and can be located in one of Audubon’s New York, California or Washington, DC offices.
The HRBP will provide strategic direction and support to leadership and employees throughout a dedicated portfolio. They will assist in all human resources functional areas, including culture, onboarding, employee relations, performance management, talent planning, and hiring/selection.
- $110,000 to $120,000/year (contingent on geo-differential)
Reporting to the Executive Director, the Operations Manager will provide high-level programmatic and operational support for Audubon California (ACA), a regional office of National Audubon Society. Specifically, they will be responsible for efficient and smooth management of the ACA office in Oakland, provide remote support for the Sacramento office, and support the seamless integration of remote and nature center staff into ACA and National Audubon Society’s (NAS) operations.
The Operations Manager will develop and implement efficient office and organizational management that supports team success. They will provide guidance and support to the team on issues of financial management and reporting, fundraising, and contracting. They will provide logistical support and management for the state advisory board and committees.
- $80,000 to $90,000/year
Reporting to the Vice President for Natural Solutions and Working Lands, the Policy Analyst is a key member of the working lands and natural climate solutions conservation strategies team in Washington, DC, and will be responsible for helping develop and implement a robust policy agenda to advance Audubon’s bipartisan conservation within the US Congress and federal agencies. This role will provide critical policy research, analysis, writing and strategic guidance while serving as a highly visible representative of Audubon with congressional offices and committees, federal agencies and partner organizations. The Analyst will also work closely with the Vice President to provide guidance and helpful tools to distribute across Audubon’s network, including background materials for consultants and lobbyists and other relevant content for internal communications.
- $50,000 to $60,000/year (contingent on geo-differential)
Please include a cover letter with your submission for this opportunity.
The National Audubon Society is seeking a Program Director, Mississippi River Water Initiative to strengthen, expand and lead Audubon’s water conservation strategy across the River and key parts of watershed. Audubon’s water strategy is a key element of our strategic plan, focused on ensuring clean and abundant water in rivers, lakes, streams, wetlands, and marshes in landscapes where this is paramount to birds’ survival. The Mississippi River Water Initiative seeks to coordinate existing strategies in the priority states of Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, Ohio, Missouri, Louisiana, Arkansas and Mississippi while developing new strategies to advance more comprehensive habitat protection and restoration efforts to benefit birds and the places they need. The Program Director is charged with coordinating and building upon existing Mississippi River Water Initiative policy on-the-ground conservation and public engagement work designed to increase support, delivery and funding for water conservation and environmental protection efforts. This position reports to the Vice President, Water Conservation.
An experienced and credible environmental leader, the Program Director will work collaboratively with national and regional policy, conservation, science, communications and engagement staff on water issues throughout the watershed, including staff within three regional Audubon offices: Audubon Delta, Audubon Great Lakes and Audubon Minnesota, Missouri and Iowa.
The Program Director will build upon existing Mississippi River water conservation programs, act as a spokesperson for the Water Initiative, lead our coalition work in this area and build strategic partnerships that advance Audubon’s objectives. They will manage large grants and identify and cultivate promising new funding opportunities in collaboration with national and regional program and development staff.
An active pursuit of racial equity is a moral and strategic imperative for Audubon. We are committed to becoming a workplace in which every employee feels valued, seen, and heard, and in which everyone has the opportunity to grow, thrive, and live their values. We know that a more diverse Audubon allows us to be more equitable and inclusive in how and where we work.
- $110,000 to $120,000/year (contingent on geo-differential)
The Coordinator, Public Programs, will develop and deliver dynamic, high quality programming, conservation science and advocacy programs and contribute to community engagement efforts.
- $20.00 to $22.00 Per hour
Reporting directly to the Vice President and Executive Director of Audubon Southwest the Ranch Director at the Appleton Whittell Research Ranch (AWRR) will provide senior leadership for the facilities, operations and programs at AWRR. This includes oversight of the land, trails and grounds, management of personnel, capital projects and budget. The Director receives support in managing operations from two staff positions. In partnership with ranch staff, local community and volunteers, they will deliver on the mission to formulate, test, and demonstrate methods to rehabilitate and safeguard the bioregion, and help community members and policymakers in the protection and stewardship of our native ecosystems, natural resources and quality of life.
The Ranch Director will provide visionary leadership as Audubon works to grow and expand the impact the Ranch has in the region and the broader grassland conservation community. The Director will have the opportunity to exercise their leadership skills in the areas of land and facility management, habitat restoration, research design, educational outreach, and recreation management. The Director will also be the primary liaison with federal and state agency partners, neighboring ranchers, and community members.
A residence is provided for the Director on the AWRR.
- $80,000 to $85,000/year
Audubon Rockies is a growing conservation leader in Colorado, Utah and Wyoming, establishing innovative programs to protect, conserve, and enhance habitat for a wide variety of bird species. From backyard conservation to prairies and wetlands, Audubon Rockies on the leading edge of advancing conservation in Western Wyoming. We are heavily involved with private and public stakeholders to ensure that the future is bright for birds and the community of the Great Plains, because we believe that “Where birds thrive, people prosper”.
The Range Ecologist will work closely with local landowners to implement working lands programs, including the Audubon Conservation Ranching (ACR) Program and the Prairie Management Toolbox which works in partnership with conservation organizations and agencies to deliver private landowner programs. These working lands programs aim to improve private landowners’ ability to practice bird-friendly land management. They will be responsible for enrolling landowners into these programs and assisting them with implementation of innovative land management practices.
Utilizing habitat management plans (HMPs), an integral ACR conservation tool, the Range Ecologist will partner with landowners to determine land management goals and ensure program compliance. These HMPs support practices such as adaptive grazing, prescribed fire, prairie restoration, invasive species removal, and establishing rotational grazing infrastructure. HMPs rely on the designation of grassland bird species for each ranch or project site. The Range Ecologist will also conduct vegetation diversity and use monitoring to ensure landowners are compliant with program goals and are enhancing their grasslands to benefit grassland birds.
- $42,000 to $46,000/year (contingent on geo-differential)
The READS Assistant will provide support to the READS Coordinator through natural history and agricultural programming, logistical, and mentoring support to our after school nature reading program. In addition, this position may be asked to accompany students on a bus from school to Aullwood, if needed by the school. This is a temporary, part-time on-call position, working 3 weekday afternoon shifts at two sites (Nature Center and Farm) for up to five (5) 10-week sessions per year, average 7 hours per week when in session, spread over the spring and fall.
Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary is a private nonprofit Audubon Sanctuary encompassing 13,450 acres in Southwest Florida’s Western Everglades. Being part of the Corkscrew team means making a difference for conservation. The Campus Host position is a part-time, seasonal position, living on-site in a personal RV. The Campus Host assists with essential day to day functions related to boardwalk and parking lot closing, visitor center admissions, customer service and sales, facility support and site security. Campus Hosts also serve as on-site resources on weekends and after hours for alarms or unexpected needs that arise from interns or guests, such as visiting scientists. Additional work hours may be available in support of public education and maintenance. Campus Hosts can expect to work an average of fifteen hours per week but may be asked to work up to 25 hours per week.
When not working, Campus Hosts are welcome, but not required, to volunteer additional hours in public education, natural resource protection, maintenance, and more. This is an exciting seasonal opportunity to work with a national leader in the conservation industry.
The John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove will to hire two, part-time seasonal Site Supervisors to support events and visitor services at the site. These are temporary positions for up to six months. Shifts include weekdays, evenings, and weekends. Work schedules and total hours worked will vary based on the candidate’s availability and flexibility.
Audubon Florida seeks a Shorebird Biologist to support beach-nesting season bird conservation work in the Florida Panhandle. The Shorebird Biologist will work remotely in the Panama City region of Bay and Gulf counties and travel to complete the majority of work on and around beaches and islands including Tyndall Critical Wildlife Area, islands and beaches and adjacent to or within Tyndall Air Force Base and Eglin Cape San Blas.
This is a full-time seasonal position working 40 hours a week between February and August 2023 including some weekend days and holidays, such as Memorial Day and Independence Day. The Shorebird Biologist will be responsible for performing beach-nesting bird monitoring and protection work primarily in Bay and Gulf counties, Florida. Responsibilities include the following, in addition to other as-needed duties:
• Breeding surveys and nest searching for imperiled bird species including Snowy Plovers, Wilson’s Plovers,
Black Skimmers, Least Terns, and American Oystercatchers.
• Nonbreeding surveys for Piping Plovers, Red Knots, and other coastal bird species.
• Posting symbolic fencing around beach-nesting bird sites and maintaining said posting.
• Monitoring nest sites weekly, at minimum, for evidence of disturbance or predation.
• Performing weekly bird surveys to collect demographic data according to specified protocol, and banded
bird resightings as directed.
• 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.
$19.00 per hour
The Seasonal Visitor Center Associate will support the Blair Audubon Visitor Center operations and guest services including Admissions, Nature Store and Gallery Cafe sales, general visitor and volunteer assistance, boardwalk closing and membership sales. The Center Associate will work in the Center and provide excellent customer service by eagerly welcoming each visitor with information about the Sanctuary with warmth and kindness.
Audubon’s COVID Policy: all new hires must be fully vaccinated prior to their start of employment unless they are pre-qualified by HR for exemption. COVID-19 mitigation at the Visitor Center includes frequent sanitation, a Plexiglas partition, a Merv-13 filtration system, timed ticketing, and the closure of some amenities.
This is a full-time seasonal position working up to 40 hours per week
Reporting to the Assistant Controller, the Senior Accountant will be part of a dynamic Finance group. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellent accounting knowledge and financial systems skills and have a track record of active participation in process improvement initiatives. The Senior Accountant will be responsible for general accounting with a focus on restricted funds, charitable gift annuities and revenue, and act as a Finance department resource for business managers and field staff across Audubon. In addition, they will be responsible for project reporting, financial systems implementation, and assist with the month-end close and annual financial audit. This is a highly visible position. We are seeking someone who is energetic, team oriented, and open to new ideas and concepts.
- $72,500 to $78,000/year
Reporting to the Director of Climate Science, the Senior Associate, Climate will apply skills in ecological and climate data management, cleaning, and processing (including big monitoring datasets and remotely-sensed data products), as well as geoprocessing and spatial data analysis, to support Audubon’s climate science team and climate initiative. This position has a particular focus on ecological and climate data curation, analysis, and visualization using tools such as ESRI GIS desktop and ArcGIS Pro and web mapping applications, as well as supporting data analyses using R and/or Python.
One area of work will involve collaboration with Audubon’s quantitative science team, including working closely with a Quantitative Ecologist, as well as external partners at Michigan State University, to provide the processed spatial data needed (e.g. climate and land use projections) for estimating and forecasting the response of bird communities to climate and land use factors. This position will work with team members to process, curate, interpret, and visualize ecological and spatial data on birds, climate, and land use from across the United States.
Other areas of work will include geospatial data management for the Bird Friendliness Index and data curation and outreach for the Important Bird Areas and Key Biodiversity Areas program. We are looking for an energetic team member with the capacity to work closely with collaborators to generate ideas and deliver products efficiently. The Senior Associate will also contribute to the process of publishing Audubon science work including, but not limited to, peer-reviewed articles and reports.
- $52,000 to $62,000/year (contingent on geo-differential)
The Senior Center Assistant will be an integral part of the Center team working closely with Center Director and program leads to support visitor services, volunteer program, and conservation and education programs.
- $16.50 to $18.00 Per hour
This is a part-time position.
Audubon Delta (AD) is a regional field office of the National Audubon Society. AD manages Audubon's conservation and network priorities in the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. This geography includes 81 Important Bird Areas covering more than 16 million acres and over 42,000 Audubon members and supporters, many of whom belong to one of Audubon Delta's 21 local chapters.
Reporting to Audubon Delta’s Vice President and Executive Director, the Senior Communications Manager, Audubon Delta, is responsible for creating the region’s communication strategy, raising awareness, and building a constituency for Audubon Delta’s conservation priorities in the region including work on climate, coasts, and lower Mississippi river water issues. Primary responsibilities include leading the development of an integrated communications strategy that advances Audubon Delta’s conservation goals and day-to-day work implementing that strategy including writing blog posts, email alerts, press releases, and donor communications; developing media strategies and content for earned media; managing various social media accounts; creating an editorial calendar; and coordinating or creating communications outputs for the Delta team. They will also work closely with staff within the region, the Mississippi Flyway, and with partner and media organizations. The Regional Communications Manager will also engage in national priority communications as necessary and work with Audubon’s VP of Communications.
Priorities for the first year:
- Setting the Delta’s overall communication strategy including developing an editorial calendar and identifying metrics for tracking communication successes;
- Mentoring and coaching Audubon Delta’s conservation and science teams in producing impactful content that measurably influences conservation goals (e.g. increased engagement in action alerts, membership, social media engagement, local media coverage);
- Lead and support Audubon Delta’s policy and engagement staff in educating members and chapters via monthly newsletters, blogs, op-eds, and education materials as well as reporting on major advocacy initiatives;
- Working with Audubon’s Director of the Mississippi River Delta to better amplify communications around the Restore the Mississippi River Delta Coalition and Audubon Delta’s role.
This is a remote position, but candidates must be located in the Delta region with a preference for Mississippi.
An active pursuit of racial equity is a moral and strategic imperative for Audubon. We are committed to becoming a workplace in which every employee feels valued, seen, and heard, and in which everyone has the opportunity to grow, thrive, and live their values. We know that a more diverse Audubon allows us to be more equitable and inclusive in how and where we work.
- $80,000 to $85,000/year
Reporting to the Director of Climate Science, the Senior Coordinator, Climate Science will be responsible for supporting Audubon’s science team with regional, national, and hemispheric bird conservation initiatives.
The Senior Coordinator will conduct technical analyses and the application of knowledge and skills in data management, spatial data analysis, geoprocessing, landscape analysis, climate science, ornithology, environmental and/or climate justice, and map design; assembling relevant datasets; and generating spatial and quantitative data products.
The Senior Coordinator, Climate Science will also contribute to the process of publishing Audubon science work including, but not limited to, peer-reviewed articles and reports. This will include participating in cross-functional teams, particularly with the spatial and quantitative science teams and across the broader Conservation Division within which science is located.
- $52,000 to $55,000/year (contingent on geo-differential)
Audubon Texas is a leader and integral member of a community of conservation practice, founded in a 100-year legacy of coastal stewardship while establishing innovative programs to protect, conserve, and enhance habitat for a wide variety of bird species throughout the Lone Star State and beyond. This position will be focused on conservation delivery in the Texas Panhandle and eastern New Mexico.
The Senior Coordinator, Private Lands will work closely with local landowners to implement working lands programs, including the Audubon Conservation Ranching (ACR) Program and a variety of voluntary range and grassland conservation tools. They will work in partnership within a community of practice including migratory bird joint ventures, conservation organizations, and agencies to deliver robust private landowner programming. These working lands programs aim to improve private landowners’ ability to practice bird-friendly land management. The Senior Coordinator will be responsible for engaging, cultivating, and enrolling landowners into these programs and assisting them with implementation of innovative land management practices.
Utilizing habitat management plans (HMPs), an integral ACR conservation tool, the Senior Coordinator will partner with landowners to determine land management goals and ensure program compliance. These HMPs support practices such as adaptive grazing, prescribed fire, grass and rangeland restoration, invasive species removal, and establishing rotational grazing infrastructure. HMPs rely on the designation of priority grassland bird species for each ranch or project site. They will also conduct vegetation diversity and use monitoring to ensure landowners are compliant with program goals and are enhancing their grasslands to benefit grassland birds.
- $50,000 to $55,000/year
The National Audubon Society is seeking a highly motivated and hands-on Senior Coordinator, Talent Acquisition (TA). The Senior Coordinator, TA will support Audubon’s TA team by handling administrative responsibilities related to hiring, in addition to ensuring that a high level of customer service is provided to applicants, hiring managers, and other HR team members.
Reporting to the Senior Director, Talent Acquisition (TA), they will liaise cross-functionally with HR, IT, Finance, and other departments to ensure smooth candidate experience. We are looking for someone who has superb organizational skills, including deep experience in project management.
This is a hybrid/remote position. Candidates can work from one of our office locations in New York, NY, Washington, DC, or Oakland, CA.
- Washington, DC Metro: $68,000 to $73,000/year.
- NYC Metro, Oakland/San Francisco: $77,000 to $82,000/year.
The Senior 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 Senior Director, Major Giving and Campaigns, Pacific Flyway and will work closely with development staff throughout the Pacific Flyway. This is a full-time position based out of Oakland, CA with potential for remote.
- $65,000 to $70,000/year (contingent on geo-differential)
The Senior Development Manager, Coastal Flyways, will play an important role in managing Audubon’s individual giving program on the coasts—18 staff based in 10 states who raised $17 million + in FY22. This position will report to the National Audubon Society’s Vice President, Development, Coastal Flyways and Events and will work closely with staff across the development team and beyond. The incumbent will serve in a project management capacity, helping to coordinate, structure, and drive forward through analysis the team’s fundraising activity. They will also work behind the scenes to support the VP’s personal relationship management and fundraising. This is a full-time position. There is a preference for the candidate to be based at NYHQ but for the right individual, we will consider alternative locations.
- $80,000 to $98,000/year (contingent on geo-differential)
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.
Audubon’s Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary is a 13,000-acre nature sanctuary in Southwest Florida. It includes 2.25 miles of boardwalk, the Blair Audubon Center, Nature Store and Gallery Café, as well as education, research and resource management programs. More than 100,000 people visit Corkscrew each year and the Sanctuary enjoys the support of a dedicated sustainability board and many volunteers. Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary serves as an anchor for Audubon Florida’s policy advocacy in the Western Everglades and is a living laboratory for the study and restoration of Southwest Florida’s freshwater wetlands.
The Sanctuary is currently conducting a capital campaign to implement our reimagined campus and staff have raised $6M with a capital goal of $12M.
The Senior Director, Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, will be responsible for advancing Audubon’s science-based conservation mission protecting the Sanctuary and its watershed. Working in partnership with the Audubon Florida’s Executive Director, they will set the strategic direction for the center and sanctuary and will play an important role in carrying out the mission of Audubon Florida and the National Audubon Society. In conjunction with relevant stakeholders, they will work to develop programming that includes elements of Audubon’s core approaches to conservation—science, education, public policy and direct habitat management. The Senior Director will be responsible for maintaining and expanding Corkscrew’s facilities, staff and programming, while simultaneously restoring and protecting the ecology of the Sanctuary. To ensure the Sanctuary’s financial stability and continued expansion, the Senior Director will work closely with Audubon Florida’s development team to identify, cultivate and solicit donors, and with center staff to maximize earned income and manage expenses.The Sanctuary Director is a key Audubon spokesperson for the conservation of the Western Everglades, and works closely with Audubon Florida’s Director of Everglades Policy, state Director of Policy, and Corkscrew Leadership Team to achieve Audubon’s conservation goals in the region.This role reports to the Executive Director for Audubon Florida and has five direct reports including several senior-level positions leading research, land management, center operations and maintenance. Overall, the Sanctuary employs 25 regular staff and has an annual operating budget of about $2 million.
- $105,000 to $115,000/year
Audubon Center for Birds of Prey focuses on the conservation of Florida’s raptors through clinical and rehabilitation programs, citizen science and education and outreach in the Central Florida community. Located in Central Florida, Audubon Center for Birds of Prey is a 3-acre urban environmental Center including three buildings, paved paths, 12 aviaries, two mews areas and a large flight barn.
The Senior Facilities Assistant is responsible for maintaining all structures, buildings, vehicles, equipment, irrigation and property to support daily operations at Audubon Center for Birds of Prey. This can include repairs/replacement to wood structure maintaining property open to the public
They will report to the Center Director, working with administrative and bird care staff. They will perform maintenance and facility needs including but not limited to aviary improvements and repairs, building repairs and maintenance, grounds maintenance and minor electrical and plumbing needs. Additionally, the Senior Facilities Assistant organizes and oversees all work projects in an efficient, safe and productive manner that may involve Center volunteers and staff with specific tasks as it relates to the operations of the Center.
As a member of the Audubon’s Development team, the Senior Manager, Executive Meetings will oversee and execute all aspects of assigned events to ensure goals are met and events run smoothly. Event types include the planning and successful execution of the National Audubon Society Board meetings, at least one annual trip for donors together with executive leadership to Audubon locations like the Iain Nicolson Audubon Center at Rowe Sanctuary, and other meetings as assigned.
The Senior Manager, Executive Meetings position requires regular travel for two to three annual board meetings in the U.S. plus biennial travel internationally for an additional board meeting; occasional travel for site inspections and planning for future board meeting and other events; and travel for event staffing and execution as assigned.
This position reports to the Director, Events and Engagement Programs and works closely with other internal departments such as the Office of the CEO, Executive Team, Office of the Chief of Staff, Development Communications, Arts Department, IT, and Legal.
The Senior Manager, Special Projects plays an important role working with the Office of the CEO and the Audubon National Board relations team to support and implement a portfolio of key projects. Initially the Senior Manager’s project portfolio will focus on initiatives in service of the National Board’s Governance Action Plan and will evolve into a broader portfolio over time.
Strong collaborative and project management skills are required, in addition to the ability to listen deeply to key internal stakeholders, synthesize information from multiple sources, and write concise and highly professional work products on behalf of the project team.
The Senior Manager will have broad exposure to and the ability to support all parts of Audubon. Internal stakeholders include the CEO and other senior staff as well as members of the National Board of Directors. The Senior Manager will report to the Chief of Staff in the Office of the CEO.
- $100,000 to $115,000/year
The Senior Coordinator will develop and implement strategies to promote efficient office and organizational management that supports team success. They will provide general business guidance and administrative support to the Vice President and Executive Director and Audubon Washington (AWA) staff on issues of financial management and reporting, fundraising, contracting and human resources.
The Senior Policy Manager, Western Water will support policy efforts and government affairs functions to advance Audubon’s mission and bird conservation objectives within our Western Water Initiative as part of Audubon’s national strategy for Water Conservation. Reporting to the Policy Director, Water Conservation they will serve as a part of the Western Water team and work in collaboration with other national, regional, and state policy and program staff and external partners.
The Senior Policy Manager will play a key role in implementing the Western Water Initiative’s vision for transformative water policy solutions. The Senior Policy Manager will help mobilize an effective conservation network of hundreds of thousands of Audubon members and other supporters; and build and maintain working relationships with a broad range of stakeholders, including the coalition of NGOs focused on the Colorado River basin, federal legislative offices and officials, and federal and/or state agencies. Audubon is committed to turning pragmatic policy ideas and science-based solutions into real protections for birds and the places they and we all need to thrive.
Audubon envisions a livable and equitable future in the West, particularly in the face of climate change. We strive for rivers, wetlands, and lakes to be resilient, sustain habitat, and support water reliability for birds and people. Birds tell us there are essential freshwater-dependent habitats throughout the West—these include the rivers of the Colorado River Basin; Great Salt Lake, Salton Sea, and dozens of other saline lakes; the Rio Grande; as well as tributaries, wetlands, and groundwater connections to essential waterways.
Audubon’s Western Water team, with dedicated staff in 5 western states and Washington D.C., is working to align habitat protection and restoration in the places birds need, with improved water supply reliability for communities and solutions that help to address historic injustices in water allocations. With mega-drought conditions persisting into a third decade and climate change increasingly impacting water supplies and habitats in the West, there is an urgent need for durable water solutions that are both inclusive and equitable.
The ideal candidate is a skilled, strategic thinker who works well in coalitions, with in-depth experience and knowledge of water issues in the West, wildlife conservation, environmental and/or climate policy.
**Please submit a cover letter with your application for consideration.**
- $90,000 to $95,000/year (contingent on geo-differential)
Audubon Rockies, a regional office of the National Audubon Society, is seeking a Senior Coordinator for the Gillmor Sanctuary located on the shores of the Great Salt Lake. The Senior Coordinator will focus on the tasks and responsibilities associated with Sanctuary operations to include maintenance and management of a complicated wetland and upland ecosystem. They will serve as an ambassador for Gillmor Sanctuary helping raise awareness with government and elected officials and staff, adjacent land developers, key decision makers, and the general public through workshops, presentations, fieldtrips and articles. The Senior Coordinator will help drive science-based conservation and management not only for the Gillmor Sanctuary and, potentially, for other saline ecosystems.
- $45,000 to $50,000/year