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Audubon Florida seeks a Shorebird Biologist to support beach-nesting season and nonbreeding season bird conservation work in the Eastern Florida Panhandle.  The Shorebird Biologist will work remotely in the Apalachicola region of southern Franklin County and travel to complete the majority of work on and around beaches and islands including Little St. George Island, Dog Island, Flag Island Critical Wildlife Area, St. George Island Causeway Critical Wildlife Area and other sites as assigned.   From February to August, or later if nesting activity continues (“breeding season”), the Shorebird Biologist will be responsible for performing self-guided beach-nesting bird monitoring and protection work primarily in Franklin County, Florida. Responsibilities include the following, in addition to other as-needed duties: - Posting symbolic fencing around beach-nesting bird sites and maintaining said posting. - Monitoring nest sites weekly, at minimum, for evidence of disturbance or predation. - Monitoring nonbreeding Piping, Snowy, and Wilson’s plovers, and Red Knots, and other focal species. - Performing weekly bird surveys to collect demographic data according to the 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 through presentations at organizational meetings. From mid-August through mid-February (“non-breeding season”), they will be responsible for completing biweekly winter coastal bird surveys and banded bird resightings focusing on Red Knot, Piping Plover, and Snowy Plover, primarily in Franklin County, Florida, and elsewhere in the Florida Panhandle as needed; assisting with volunteer recruitment, organization, and training; carrying out equipment maintenance; and giving public presentations and beach walks as outreach to key user groups that may impact the conservation of coastal birds in the Florida Panhandle.
Job ID
2021-4604
Job Category
Science
State
Florida
City
Apalachicola
The intern will be a valuable contributor to the communications and coastal teams at Audubon North Carolina, the state office of the National Audubon Society. The intern will create digital content in support of Audubon's coastal resilience program, which is based at our 2,600-acre Pine Island Sanctuary in the Outer Banks. At Pine Island, Audubon studies rapid coastal change and engages community partners in creating solutions for birds and people. Audubon is seeking candidates who are undergraduate or graduate students majoring in communications, journalism, marketing, or another related field. The intern will create impactful content (reported articles, blog posts, social media, possibly print) for Audubon's coastal resilience program at Pine Island. The content will vary and will be dependent in part on the intern’s interests and skillsets. In addition to gaining storytelling and communication skills, the intern will have opportunities to network with Audubon staff and volunteers in North Carolina and around the nation, and will leave with a robust communications portfolio. The internship lasts 8 weeks at 40 hours per week, fully remote. Start and end dates are relatively flexible, and the internship will likely span a period from mid-May to mid-July. There may be an opportunity for the intern to visit Pine Island Sanctuary during the internship. Mileage for travel will be reimbursed and overnight accommodations will be provided or reimbursed for trips. Applicants must upload a one-page cover letter and one-page resume describing their interest in the position and relevant experience. Applications lacking a cover letter will not be reviewed.
Job ID
2021-4570
Job Category
Internships/Fellowships
State
North Carolina
City
Corolla
Audubon North Carolina, the state office of the National Audubon Society, leads coastal research, on-the-ground conservation projects, and community engagement at our 2,600-acre Pine Island Sanctuary on Currituck Sound in Corolla, North Carolina. Through the coastal resilience program at Pine Island, Audubon works with diverse partners to make coastal birds and communities more resilient to challenges like sea level rise, hurricanes, and flooding. Audubon has identified four near-term research areas at Pine Island: 1) priority bird adaptation, 2) marsh and submerged aquatic vegetation restoration and management, 3) sea level rise, saltwater intrusion, and storm impacts on natural systems and communities, and 4) nature-based solutions for resilience. Audubon’s Maggie Walker Internship Program provides career opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students in environmental conservation. The Coastal Resilience Intern will learn about Audubon’s coastal programming in North Carolina by supporting a variety of conservation efforts at the Pine Island Sanctuary and across the coast. The internship will last 8 weeks at 40 hours per week. The intern will be based remotely, however, there may be an opportunity for the intern to visit Audubon’s Pine Island Sanctuary. Mileage for travel will be reimbursed and overnight accommodations will be provided or reimbursed for trips. To apply, upload a one-page cover letter and one-page resume. Applications lacking a cover letter will not be reviewed. If you are currently or have been engaged in research at your academic institution related to Audubon’s research priorities (above), please describe these activities in your cover letter.
Job ID
2021-4571
Job Category
Internships/Fellowships
State
North Carolina
City
Corolla
Audubon Dakota is seeking a Communications Coordinator. This person will create and implement communications strategies in support of Audubon Dakota’s mission, brand, and our Working Lands and Bird Friendly Communities programs. The Communications Coordinator will work closely with internal communications among staff and external communications with the organization’s partners and constituents. This position will report to the VP and Executive Director, Audubon Dakota.   The ideal candidate is detail oriented, thrives in a fast-pasted environment, and has a passion for engaging the public through social media, press releases, and other communication channels. This is an exciting time to join Audubon Dakota and the position is structured for growth.   In order to be considered for this position, candidates must submit a cover letter and resume.
Job ID
2020-4529
Job Category
Communications/Marketing
State
North Dakota
City
Fargo
The Communications Manager will be responsible for the implementation of strategies that strategically advance  Audubon Texas’s conservation goals. They will conduct day-to-day work in the areas of planning, marketing, writing, print/electronic communication and publication, media and public relations, production and project management. This position reports to the VP & Executive Director, Audubon Texas.
Job ID
2021-4610
Job Category
Communications/Marketing
State
Texas
City
Austin
This is a remote position as part of Audubon’s new, growing Data and Analytics team and reports to the Director of Membership Analytics. The Data Scientist will be charged with providing actionable insights that advance Audubon’s mission to business units including conservation, network, campaigns, field, marketing, fundraising, and operations, in addition to Audubon external partners. The Data and Analytics team plays a key role in empowering these units and needs analytic support from a Data Scientist who will work to understand the needs of the organization and who can effectively communicate data and results that help us make better-informed decisions and accomplish our work more efficiently and effectively.
Job ID
2020-4513
Job Category
Information Technology
State
New York
City
New York
The Development Assistant will play an important role in Audubon’s development program in the Atlantic Flyway and across the Network. This position will report to the National Audubon Society’s Development Manager (Atlantic Flyway) and will work closely with national and regional development staff. This is a full-time position.   **YOU MUST SUBMIT A COVER LETTER ALONG WITH A RESUME TO BE CONSIDERED.**
Job ID
2021-4573
Job Category
Development/Fundraising
State
New York
City
New York
The Development Manager, reporting to the Managing Director of Development, Florida, will assist in growing the major gifts program at National Audubon Society through collaborative fundraising efforts together with regional leadership and other conservation professionals working across the Audubon Network. Their role is to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward high capacity donors toward making gifts that support Audubon’s critical annual operating needs and well as building pipeline for major and planned giving in support of Audubon’s ambitious conservation goals. They will manage a portfolio of major gift donors and prospects, working collaboratively to leverage donors across projects, Flyways, and beyond with the goal of moving donors up the giving pyramid. The Development Manager will collaborate across the organization to activate and leverage natural partners (both internal colleagues and board members); engaging them in fundraising as well as helping to identify and/or shape giving opportunities. They must have exceptional written and oral communication skills and demonstrate a commitment to a collaborative workstyle.   Key metrics for success will include donor engagement (number of personal meetings with prospects and volunteers) and revenue (value of gifts; number of solicitations; success rate of solicitations; and achievement of programmatic contributed revenue goals). The successful candidate will be an entrepreneurial, result driven, development professional with success in closing five- and six-figure gifts. This position requires up to 50 percent travel throughout the assigned region and occasional evenings and weekends.
Job ID
2021-4593
Job Category
Development/Fundraising
State
Florida
City
Orlando
Audubon Minnesota (AMN) is a regional field office of the National Audubon Society. AMN manages Audubon’s conservation and network priorities in the states of Iowa, Minnesota and Missouri. This geography includes 190 Important Bird Areas covering more than 20 million acres and over 20,000 Audubon members and supporters, many of whom belong to one of Audubon’s 32 local chapters.   Reporting to the VP & Executive Director of Audubon Minnesota (Upper Mississippi River), the Director of Conservation will lead the development and execution of landscape level conservation objectives for the implementation of Audubon’s five priority conservation strategies in Iowa, Minnesota and Missouri for the benefit of birds, communities, and the places they need to thrive. Their portfolio includes driving the conservation objectives of Audubon’s nascent Upper Mississippi River initiative, which spans Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin. The Director of Conservation will collaborate with natural resource agencies (federal, state, county, municipal, and tribal), private conservation organizations, Audubon Great Lakes, and Audubon chapters for successful implementation of their work across the landscape. The Director of Conservation will work closely with national, flyway, and state fundraising, science, engagement, and policy teams to build sustainable income streams, conservation science strategies, equity in conservation objectives, and policy/engagement strategies to further Audubon’s conservation objectives in the region. The Director of Conservation will design and lead implementation of all conservation objectives in the region, manage the conservation and science staff, and track conservation outcomes and measures of success. They will develop funding proposals to foundations, corporations, agencies, and individuals. This role will also be responsible for identifying and securing funding opportunities and managing the funding relationships with natural resource agencies at multiple levels of governance along with some funder and donor relationships as assigned.
Job ID
2020-4502
Job Category
Community Relations/Outreach
State
Minnesota
City
Roseville
Audubon Alaska (AK) is the Alaska program of the National Audubon Society. Our working geography includes 207 Important Bird Areas covering 50% of the total U.S. coastline, 65% of the total U.S. wetlands, the traditional lands of 226 Federally-Recognized Tribes, and the largest federal and state public land base in the country.   The Director of Conservation will lead the development of landscape level conservation objectives for the implementation of Audubon’s priority conservation strategies in Alaska for the benefit of birds and the places they need to thrive. Conservation strategies focus on climate and public lands, coasts and water, and regenerative economies. A successful candidate will work closely with Audubon’s Alaska team and national conservation, policy and science teams.  They will collaborate with natural resource agencies (federal, state, county, and municipal), Tribal governments and organizations, conservation organizations, universities, and Audubon chapters for successful implementation of their work across large landscapes. The Director of Conservation will work closely with national, flyway, and state fundraising, science, engagement, and policy teams to build sustainable income streams, engagement efforts, conservation science strategies, and policy objectives to further Audubon’s conservation objectives in the region. Reporting to the Executive Director & Vice President of Audubon Alaska, the Director of Conservation will manage the conservation and science staff throughout the state, including tracking conservation activity and defining measures of success. They will develop funding proposals to foundations, corporations, agencies, and individuals. They will also be responsible for identifying funding opportunities and managing the funding relationships with natural resource agencies at multiple levels of governance along with some funder and donor relationships as assigned.
Job ID
2020-4500
Job Category
Community Relations/Outreach
State
Alaska
City
Anchorage
Audubon Washington seeks a dynamic and strategic individual to lead and develop a strong statewide chapter network that helps Audubon Washington achieve conservation, education, science, and advocacy results at scale. Reporting to the VP/Executive Director, the Engagement Director will build upon and expand the reach and impact of the 25 chapters, the Seward Park Audubon Center (Seward Park or the Center) and a planned college chapters program. The Director will work to develop partnerships and ensure capacity building and training programs and opportunities to build connections, diversity, and strength of the network in the state. The Director will work collaboratively with other senior leaders in the state office to create and deliver coordinated outcomes across our Coastal, Climate, Working Lands, and Bird-Friendly Communities strategies.   The ideal candidate will be a skilled, experienced leader and a strategic thinker and have a background working with communities, environmental education, conservation and collaborative partnerships in Washington and the Pacific northwest.   For more information about Audubon Washington please visit: https://wa.audubon.org/   This search is being led by Catherine Seneviratne and Chris Cannon of NPAG. Due to the pace of this search, candidates are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible.  Candidates may submit their cover letter, outlining their interest and qualifications, along with their resume via NPAG’s candidate portal.   Audubon Washington is an equal opportunity employer and proudly values diversity. Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.  
Job ID
2021-4558
Job Category
Community Relations/Outreach
State
Washington
City
Seattle
This position reports directly to the Salton Sea Program Director and Assistant Director and is responsible for increasing the level of awareness of the Salton Sea crisis by assisting Audubon staff to continue to expand the work at the Salton Sea in areas of public policy, science, education, communications and community engagement.  
Job ID
2021-4561
Job Category
Internships/Fellowships
State
California
City
Palm Desert
The Executive Assistant is primarily responsible for providing executive level support to the Senior Vice President, States (SVP) and the Flyway Vice Presidents, as needed. The Executive Assistant will support the Field Leadership Team in three key areas: administrative support, project management, research, and meeting management.  The ideal candidate will possess strong judgment, prioritization and organizational skills and can drive tasks/projects to completion under limited supervision and as part of a team. This position requires great attention to detail and organization of many ongoing tasks to be coordinated simultaneously.  The Executive Assistant must be able remain calm under pressure, meet deadlines and be courteous and prompt in response to others making requests of the SVP.    **Interested candidates must submit a cover letter when applying to this position.  Candidates without cover letter submission will not be considered. 
Job ID
2021-4583
Job Category
Office/Support Services
State
Illinois
City
Chicago
The Audubon Mississippi Coastal Bird Stewardship Program is a comprehensive conservation and research program based in southern Mississippi that promotes the safeguarding of coastal birds and their habitats through volunteer engagement, community science and outreach, and strategic partnerships with federal, state, and local agencies, local academic institutions and community organizations. Home to the last undammed major river in the lower 48 states – the Pascagoula River – south Mississippi also has many miles of white sand beaches, coastal wetlands, bottomland hardwood forest, pine savanna and the many species that come along with those threatened habitats.  The intern will receive training for conducting bird monitoring initiatives that inform the adaptive management of nesting birds and their habitats. The Intern will assist Audubon Mississippi staff with stewardship and monitoring of Least Terns and other breeding bird species on the sandy beaches of mainland and nearshore islands in coastal Mississippi. Interns will be responsible for collecting data relating to nesting, disturbance, predation, and other threats. Interns will also be expected to interact with beach visitors and assist with stewardship as needed. This is a full-time, 40-hour per week position that runs from early to mid-May through early August, 2021. Occasional weekend and holiday work will be required, including stewardship of tern colonies leading up to and during Independence Day. Housing is not provided and it is recommended that the intern live in the Jackson, Harrison, or Hancock County areas or be willing to relocate there for the duration of the internship at their own expense.
Job ID
2021-4564
Job Category
Internships/Fellowships
State
Mississippi
City
Moss Point
As a member of Audubon’s Finance Team, the Finance Associate is the first resource for program staff in assigned departments who need guidance on coding and processing business expenses. The successful candidate will have an excellent grasp of financial and accounting concepts, be comfortable learning new systems to solve problems, and be able to communicate financial information clearly. They will thrive in a fast-paced environment and be able to juggle multiple projects. The position requires knowledge of nonprofit expense tracking and payment processing and, with training, an awareness of how these practices affect variance analysis and budgeting.   The Finance Associate will report to the Director of Financial Planning and Analysis for National Programs and will be based at Audubon’s New York City Headquarters.
Job ID
2021-4577
Job Category
Accounting/Finance
State
New York
City
New York
The Lead Full Stack Engineer will serve as a team leader, problem solver, mentor, and expert software engineer. They are responsible for designing and developing technology solutions to support and enhance mission-critical business operations and products throughout the organization. This includes internal custom web applications and services, database development, and the integration of 3rd-party and vendor developed systems. The Lead Full Stack Engineer is responsible for the team’s technical growth and delivery including managing and mentoring a small number of junior- to mid-level engineers.   This position reports to the Director of Information Technology and Application Development.
Job ID
2020-4539
Job Category
Information Technology
About Audubon's Conservation Ranching Initiative Native grasslands are among the most altered and imperiled ecosystems in the world—and one of the least protected. Throughout the U.S., Mexico, and Canada, these critical ecosystems are dwindling at an alarming rate, as tracts are fragmented and degraded through unsustainable agricultural uses, proliferation of invasive plants and vegetation, encroaching human development, and poor grazing practices. As a result, many grassland birds and other wildlife are edging closer to endangerment and even extinction.    Audubon addresses loss in ecosystem function and health through the conservation of focal bird species and the habitat they depend upon; we help the environment by helping birds. Since the vast majority of remaining grasslands are privately owned, grassland bird conservation can only be achieved through cooperative approaches that work with the farmers and ranchers that live and work on these lands. The Audubon Conservation Ranching Initiative is an innovative, market-based approach that connects conservation-conscious consumers to farmers and ranchers that employ bird-friendly management practices in raising their livestock. By certifying ranches that meet our protocols, we empower meat consumers to support grassland bird conservation with their purchases. And we’re providing an economic incentive for ranchers to maximize bird habitat across millions of acres.   Consumer demand is rapidly growing for sustainable foods, specifically meat raised on open grasslands, in abundant sunshine. The ACR Initiative seeks to increase demand by marketing its Green Seal of certification to consumers in regional markets and in support of regional for-profit market partners.We’re working to develop new supply chains and increase demand for beef and bison grazed on Audubon-certified ranches. This involves assessing key consumer markets to identify ideal retailers, facilitating and incentivizing the development of brands that exclusively source from Audubon-certified ranches, and connecting ranchers to consumers. Market-based conservation efforts extend far beyond conservation practices themselves. We know that self-sustaining markets need to be created and supported, and Audubonis rising to the task.    **In order to be considered for this position, please submit a cover letter with your application.     To learn more about Audubon's Conservation Ranching Initiative, please visit, audubon.org/ranching.   The Audubon Conservation Ranching (ACR) Marketing Manager position is focused on developing strategies and implementing tactics that increase the market demand for products from Audubon-certified ranches. Reporting to the ACR Strategy Lead, the position will be part of a growing team of marketing professionals focused on growing market demand, and grassland conservation outcomes, nationwide.  As such, they will also be connected to the ACR leadership team, field staff across the Audubon network, and the national marketing and communications team. 
Job ID
2020-4524
Job Category
Communications/Marketing
State
New York
City
New York
The National Audubon Society is seeking a highly motivated, environmental enthusiast to serve as Manager for our mid-level giving program, the Great Egret Society. The Great Egret Society was established in late 2017 and has grown to comprise around 6,500 members.   The successful candidate will oversee the planning and execution of the mid-level strategy, including donor cultivation and stewardship, in addition to identifying opportunities to grow the program and take it to the next level. The Manager will serve as the main point of contact for donors in the mid-level program and those interested in joining the program.   This position will report to the Senior Director, Direct Response and work in collaboration with other members of the direct response team.
Job ID
2020-4541
Job Category
Development/Fundraising
State
New York
City
New York
The Office Assistant will be responsible for providing high quality administrative support to Audubon’s Seabird Institute (SI).  This position will assist with daily operations of the SI office, located in Bremen, ME, as well as, provide logistical support for remote staff.  The Office Assistant will work behind the scenes to maximize the program’s ability to further seabird conservation science, outreach and donor contributions.  They will also provide support services that allow the program to achieve its financial, scientific and education goals.
Job ID
2020-4523
Job Category
Office/Support Services
State
Maine
City
Bremen
Reporting to the Executive Director, the Operations Manager will provide high-level programmatic and operational support for Audubon Great Lakes (AGL), a regional office of National Audubon Society. Specifically, they will be responsible for efficient and smooth management of the AGL office in Chicago, and the seamless integration of remote and Nature Center staff into AGL 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 general business guidance and support to the team on issues of financial management and reporting, fundraising, contracting, human resources, outreach, and government and foundation grants.
Job ID
2020-4531
Job Category
Office/Support Services
State
Illinois
City
Chicago
The Director of Policy will lead and define policy efforts and overall governmental affairs functions to advance Audubon’s mission and bird conservation objectives in Alaska. Reporting to the Vice President and Executive Director of Audubon Alaska, they will serve as a part of Alaska’s senior leadership team and work closely with all staff to design strategic conservation campaigns. The Director of Policy will lead the development and execution of a state policy agenda to advance both state and federal priorities, focusing on public lands, climate conservation priorities, and protection for Important Bird Areas (IBAs) and at-risk species. The Director is responsible for coordinating and implementing policy efforts with staff across National Audubon and Alaska programs. This includes engaging chapters, grassroots networks, partners, proactively communicating issues and positions, and helping attract contributions to execute successful policy campaigns and conservation outcomes.   The Director of Policy will also be tasked with extending our digital reach to more effectively and efficiently organize our membership in Alaska and across the U.S. to take action on issues that impact birds and communities in the state.   The ideal candidate is a skilled, experienced manager and strategic thinker with a working background knowledge of Alaska wildlife conservation, environmental, energy and/or climate policy.   Remote from Juneau Only - Applicants from other locations will also be considered.    Please note: Applicants that have submitted a cover letter are strongly considered. 
Job ID
2020-4448
Job Category
Advocacy/Public Policy/Government Relations
State
Alaska
City
Anchorage
A regional office of the National Audubon Society, Audubon Delta combines the work and the talented staff from Audubon Arkansas, Audubon Louisiana and Audubon Mississippi to protect birds and the places they need and to build a strong, strategic presence across the region. Specifically Audubon Delta (formerly Audubon Arkansas) has significantly contributed to successful state legislative efforts providing access to clean energy across the state through the passage of the Solar Access Act. Audubon Arkansas led the formation of a diverse coalition of partners to achieve this passage and the implementing work necessary with the Public Service Commission, state legislature, and interested parties. Audubon has also been a consistent advocate within the state for birds and people through policy objectives and advocacy.   Reporting to the Senior Director of Policy for Audubon Delta, the Policy Manager will be responsible for planning and executing a comprehensive strategy to advance a bipartisan policy agenda at the local, state, and/or federal levels in Arkansas with a particular near-term focus on advancing climate mitigation, clean energy, and resiliency policy opportunities. This role will work in collaboration with Audubon Delta staff and national conservation strategy, policy, and Flyway leadership.   The Policy Manager will be a critical leader and will help drive the regional office’s vision to implement transformative policy solutions and mobilize an effective conservation network of 14,000 plus members across Arkansas, and over 41,000 regionally. Audubon Southeast is committed to turning pragmatic policy ideas into real protections for birds and the places they need.   The Policy Manager will build and maintain bipartisan working relationships with external partners and stakeholders, including: the Governor’s office, state and federal legislative offices, relevant local officials, and state and/or federal agencies, and appropriate NGOs to remain informed of policy and legislative developments related to Audubon’s agenda. They will help advance opportunities to leverage Audubon’s best assets – an engaged and growing grassroots membership, a desire to build broad coalitions, and an organization-wide commitment to pragmatic science-based solutions – in pursuit of sustainable policy accomplishments in Arkansas and with the state’s federal delegation.   This position is based in Arkansas. 
Job ID
2021-4554
Job Category
Advocacy/Public Policy/Government Relations
State
Arkansas
City
Little Rock
Audubon Rockies, the regional office of the National Audubon Society, has a Range Ecologist position available in Colorado to support their engagement with Audubon’s Conservation Ranching Program (ACR).  This exceptional opportunity will assist Audubon in networking and certifying some of the most conservation-based ranches throughout Colorado, Wyoming, Nevada, Utah, and Montana by expanding our bird-friendly ranching initiative and certification.   **For your candidacy to be considered for this opportunity, you must include a cover letter with your application.**
Job ID
2021-4587
Job Category
Land Stewardship
State
Colorado
City
Denver
Restoration Interns play a critical role in the overseeing and restoration of Forest Preserves of Cook County (FPCC) and Chicago Park District (CPD) Natural Areas. Under the direction of Audubon's Stewardship Program Associate, Restoration Intern - Crew Chief and Restoration Intern - Assistant Crew Chief, Restoration Interns will help to restore ecological health and integrity of prairie, savanna, woodland, wetland, and hemimarsh habitats by removing invasive species at various preserves and natural areas in Cook County. This internship is an excellent opportunity to gain experience in natural areas administration and land stewardship, as well as contribute to the growing network of individuals and organizations in the Chicago area that possess a personal commitment to conservation.   The commitment is a full-time, 40 hours per week, seasonal paid position that runs from June through October. The 40-hour workweek requires commitment to a Monday through Friday schedule with most workdays scheduled 7am-3pm. Interns must also be extremely flexible with scheduling as fieldwork is subject to change daily to hourly due to weather, work adjustments, and crew needs. They are also expected to be prepared to work occasional weekends throughout the season. Interns should have reliable transportation to and from work sites. Interns will report to the Stewardship Program Associate and preference will be given to those who commit to the full length of the program. The program is physically rigorous and challenging but offers interesting and educational experiences to an energetic and motivated individual. The positions are offered through Audubon’s Wings Internship program in partnership with the FPCC and CPD.   This program offers: - Paid position with competitive compensation. - Reimbursement of mileage to and from work sites. - Uniforms, work vests, and personal protective equipment (PPE) provided by Audubon. - Ecological certifications, licenses, conference, and field seminar experience.
Job ID
2021-4606
Job Category
Internships/Fellowships
State
Illinois
City
Chicago
The Restoration Intern - Assistant Crew Chief will play a critical role in the overseeing and restoration of Forest Preserves of Cook County (FPCC) and Chicago Park District (CPD) Natural Areas. Under the direction of Audubon's Stewardship Program Associate, the Restoration Intern - Assistant Crew Chief will help the Restoration Intern - Crew Chief to lead Restoration Interns in restoring ecological health and integrity of prairie, savanna, woodland, wetland, and hemimarsh habitats by removing invasive species at various preserves and natural areas in Cook County. This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience in assisting with crew management and land stewardship responsibilities, as well as develop leadership and organizational skills. The Restoration Intern - Assistant Crew Chief will be expected to work effectively with the Restoration Intern - Crew Chief to balance crew direction in the field and administrative duties.   The commitment is a full-time, 40 hours per week, seasonal paid position that runs from June through October. The 40-hour workweek requires commitment to a Monday through Friday schedule with most workdays scheduled 7am-3pm. The Restoration Intern - Assistant Crew Chief must also be extremely flexible with scheduling as fieldwork is subject to change daily to hourly due to weather, work adjustments, and crew needs. They are also expected to be prepared to work occasional weekends throughout the season. They should have reliable transportation to and from work sites. The Restoration Intern - Assistant Crew Chief will report to the Stewardship Program Associate and should commit to the full length of the program. The program is physically rigorous and challenging but offers an interesting and educational experience to an energetic and motivated person. The intern position is offered under Audubon’s Wings Internship program in partnership with the FPCC and CPD.   This program offers:  - Paid position with competitive compensation. - Reimbursement of mileage to and from work sites. - Uniforms, Work Vests, and Personal Protective Equipment provided by Audubon. - Ecological certifications, licenses, conference, and field seminar experience.
Job ID
2021-4598
Job Category
Internships/Fellowships
State
Illinois
City
Chicago
The Restoration Intern - Crew Chief will play a critical role in the management and restoration of forest Preserves of Cook County (FPCC) and Chicago Park District (CPD) Natural Areas. Under the direction of Audubon's Stewardship Program Associate, the Restoration Intern - Crew Chief will lead Restoration Interns in restoring ecological health and integrity of prairie, savanna, woodland, wetland, and hemimarsh habitats by removing invasive species at various preserves and natural areas in Cook County. This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience in crew management and land stewardship responsibilities, as well as develop leadership and organizational skills. The Restoration Intern - Crew Chief will be expected to work effectively with the Restoration Intern - Assistant Crew Chief to balance crew management in the field and administrative duties.   The commitment is a full-time, 40 hours per week, seasonal paid position that runs from June through October. The 40-hour workweek requires commitment to a Monday through Friday schedule with most workdays scheduled 7am-3pm. The Restoration Intern - Crew Chief must also be extremely flexible with scheduling as fieldwork is subject to change daily to hourly due to weather, work adjustments, and crew needs. They are also expected to be prepared to work occasional weekends throughout the season. They should have reliable transportation to and from work sites.    The Restoration Intern - Crew Chief will report to the Stewardship Program Associate and should commit to the full length of the program. The program is physically rigorous and challenging but offers interesting and educational experiences to an energetic and motivated individual. The intern position is offered under Audubon’s Wings Internship program in partnership with the FPCC and CPD.   This program offers: - Paid position with competitive compensation. - Reimbursement of mileage to and from work sites. - Uniforms, work vests, and personal protective equipment (PPE) provided by Audubon. - Certifications, licenses, conference, and field seminar experience.
Job ID
2021-4607
Job Category
Internships/Fellowships
State
Illinois
City
Chicago
Audubon Mid-Atlantic’s Samara Project is a new program dedicated to engaging a broad diversity of communities to create meaningful conservation solutions that work for birds, nature, and people. The Samara Project is a community engagement program that seeks to build lasting relationships between urban communities and their local natural areas. Working in the City of York, the Samara Project will build community appreciation of urban greenspace and native plant ecology within the Codorus Creek and greater Susquehanna River Watersheds.   The project goal is to engage the surrounding communities and neighborhoods in Bird-Friendly Communities activities, increase neighborhood participation, and engage local leaders and stakeholders in meaningful ways. This project will focus on the development of three key programs that seek to develop new and enhance existing green spaces; encourage neighborhood involvement in community conservation; reduce barriers to participation; feature art as an effective means of communication; and encourage individual and collaborative actions that foster a deeper connection to the landscape and ecosystems along Willis Run and Codorus Creek.   With guidance from Audubon and local community partners, the Samara Project Fellow will co-design a series of outdoor community events and projects that target diverse, multi-generational audiences. Programs will incorporate community interests and concerns of the community (health, safety, education, and heritage, etc.), to demonstrate links between clean water, native plants, local ecosystems, and bird habitats, while providing opportunities for stewardship and local advocacy. This project builds on Audubon Mid-Atlantic’s Bird-Friendly Communities efforts across the region.    This job requires a culturally competent, organized and responsible person who is an excellent communicator that can work effectively as part of a team and independently. The successful applicant must have an enthusiasm for the outdoors, and a willingness to learn, teach, and share actively with community groups.   The position requires travel to community organizations and local natural areas in the City of York, Pennsylvania.
Job ID
2021-4592
Job Category
Internships/Fellowships
State
Pennsylvania
City
Harrisburg
As part of the Audubon Alliance for Coastal Waterbirds, the American Oystercatcher Technician/Boat Operator is responsible for aiding Connecticut Dept. of Energy and Environmental Protection Wildlife Division and US Fish and Wildlife Service efforts to inventory, monitor, and steward coastal waterbirds in Connecticut.   This position will focus mainly on American Oystercatcher monitoring. The American Oystercatcher is a shorebird that nests primarily on rocky, offshore islands in Connecticut. To monitor these birds, staff will drive a boat out to the islands. The boat will also be used to carry supplies such as string fencing stakes and banding materials. The Technician will be responsible for driving the boat safely to conduct these activities, as well as assisting with monitoring, banding, and other stewardship.   This is a great opportunity to work with American Oystercatchers through monitoring and banding. The American Oystercatcher Technician/Boat Operator is a seasonal, full-time position with a 35 hours per week schedule, and is slated for April 5th through Oct. 1st.
Job ID
2021-4602
Job Category
Science
State
Connecticut
Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary is a private not-for-profit Audubon Sanctuary encompassing 13,000 acres in Southwest Florida’s western Everglades. Being a part of the Corkscrew team means making a difference for conservation.  The Campus Host position is a part-time seasonal position assisting with essential end-of-day and center-related functions related to guest safety and facility support and security. Campus Hosts support the Blair Visitor Center by ensuring that all visitors have made it off the boardwalk at the close of business hours, and securing the gates and parking lot. Campus Hosts serve as on-call resources on weekends and after hours for alarms or unexpected needs that arise from interns or guests such as visiting scientists. Campus Hosts share on-call and closing responsibilities in shifts with others. Campus Hosts can expect to work an average of two to five hours per scheduled shift. When not working, opportunities abound for Campus Hosts interested in volunteering in public education, resource management, maintenance, and more. This is an exciting seasonal opportunity to work with a leader within the conservation industry.    Campus Hosts are required to live on-site in their personal RV (Recreational Vehicle) on one of Audubon’s two RV pads. The RV pads are nestled in the pine flatwoods near the housing area. Each site is equipped with water, sewer and electricity hook-ups as well as a private outdoor patio and grill. Corkscrew is a remote sanctuary.
Job ID
2021-4567
Job Category
Facilities/Property Maintenance
State
Florida
City
Naples
The John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove will to hire multiple, part-time Center Assistants to support events and visitor services at the site. These are temporary positions for up to six months with the possibility of conversion in to a regular, part-time position. Shifts include weekdays, evenings, and weekends. Work schedules and total hours worked will vary based on the candidate’s availability and flexibility.
Job ID
2021-4580
Job Category
Facilities/Property Maintenance
State
Pennsylvania
City
Audubon
The Audubon Mississippi Coastal Bird Stewardship Program (AMCBSP) is a comprehensive conservation and research program based in southern Mississippi that promotes the safeguarding of coastal birds and their habitats through volunteer-driven, citizen science and outreach, and strategic partnerships with federal, state, and local agencies, local academic institutions and community organizations.   We are seeking four enthusiastic individuals to serve as Seasonal Coastal Stewards for Harrison, Jackson and Hancock Counties. Supervised by the AMCBSP Stewardship Manager, the Seasonal Coastal Steward will work with AMCBSP staff and Audubon volunteers during the breeding season (mid April – end of August) to help protect nesting sites from the threats of human disturbance.
Job ID
2021-4581
Job Category
Land Stewardship
State
Mississippi
City
Moss Point
As part of the Audubon Alliance for Coastal Waterbirds, the Coastal Waterbird Technician is responsible for aiding Connecticut Dept. of Energy and Environmental Protection Wildlife Division and US Fish and Wildlife Service efforts to inventory, monitor, and steward coastal waterbirds (Piping Plover, American Oystercatcher, Least and Common Terns) in Connecticut.   This is a great opportunity to work with several species of shorebirds and waterbirds in a unique estuarine ecosystem. The Coastal Waterbird Technician is a seasonal, full-time position with a 35 hours per week schedule, and is slated for April 5th through Sept. 17th.
Job ID
2021-4601
Job Category
Science
State
Connecticut
Audubon Florida supports management of beach-nesting birds at many locations on the Gulf Coast and Northeast Atlantic Coast of Florida by surveying, posting, stewarding and protecting nesting areas from disturbance. To better monitor and protect the nesting shorebirds along beaches and other nest sites Audubon is hiring a seasonal Beach Anchor Steward to work within Big Marco Pass Critical Wildlife Area. The primary responsibility of the Anchor Steward is to organize volunteers in order to help monitor nesting birds and to conduct public outreach around the shore/seabird nesting areas.   This is a full-time, 40 hour per week seasonal position focused on weekend days and holidays, including Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day, if nesting persists until the latter holiday. The position will begin April 1, 2021 and continue through the end of nesting season. Nesting may persist into August or early September but can end early in the event of a catastrophic event or other total loss of nesting activity.
Job ID
2021-4556
Job Category
Science
State
Florida
The Head Chef is responsible for directing kitchen operations, developing meal plans, placing food orders, and preparing meals for up to 50 people (Hog Island staff, volunteers, and participants) on Hog Island in a safe, healthy, and environmentally-friendly manner, for all scheduled Audubon Camp sessions and rentals. S/he will direct and schedule the Sous Chef and Kitchen Assistant and work closely with the volunteer coordinator who will schedule and direct a dedicated team of volunteers who assist in the kitchen and dining room. Strong and independent time management skills are required to efficiently schedule time in the kitchen and minimize work beyond 40 hrs/week. S/he will order food and beverages while managing kitchen costs and emphasizing sustainable and healthy options. We provide the only food service available on the island so it is important that s/he will review and accommodate dietary restrictions of all staff, guests, and volunteers to provide safe, healthy, and complete dining options. The Head Chef will be managing a small team and should be able to maintain a positive attitude and work to maintain high morale. The kitchen will have to abide by strict covid-19 protocols and the head chef will be responsible for enforcing and abiding by these protocols.   As there is no regular boat transportation service to and from Hog Island and the mainland, the Head Chef is required to live in Audubon housing on Hog Island in order to perform the functions of this position. Campers, Hog Island staff, and volunteers are provided three meals each day including desserts, so early morning preparation is required for breakfast served at 6 or 7 AM and dinner activities may last until 7 or 8 PM. All-day field trips require preparation of picnic lunches and snacks. The head chef will be responsible for preparing, preserving, and maintaining 3 full days of pre-prepared food for the camp for easy use in the event of a medical situation in which the kitchen staff must be quarantined.   The chef’s unheated private room and bath is located on Hog Island within a five-minute walk over varied terrain to the kitchen. Utilities are supplied by Audubon. Meals are provided on Hog Island when the kitchen is in operation.  This is a full-time, seasonal role that is slated to start on May 17, 2021 and run through September 30, 2021. The work schedule is usually Sunday through mid-day Friday, 40 hours per week, and the day revolves around meal planning and service that includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Occasional weekend work is required. Some weeks will not include a full schedule and full hours may not be expected all weeks.
Job ID
2021-4594
Job Category
Office/Support Services
State
Maine
City
Bremen
The Hog Island Kitchen Assistant works in coordination with the Kitchen staff of Hog Island that also includes a Head Chef, Sous Chef, and the help of a group of committed volunteers. The kitchen team provides 3 meals a day for up to 50 people during the course of the 6-day, 5-night camp sessions. A commercial-grade kitchen is part of the dining building known as “The Bridge.”    Under direction from the Head or Sous Chef, the kitchen Assistant will assist with food preparation and clean up including cleaning equipment, cold storage, and pantry spaces. They will assist in acquiring, transporting, and inventorying orders from farms and distributors, including transport to island by boat. They will work closely with a team of dedicated volunteers who will be aiding the kitchen team. The kitchen will have to abide by strict covid-19 protocols and the kitchen assistant will be responsible to abide by these protocols and implement some of the enhanced cleaning regimens required.   As there is no regular boat transportation service to and from Hog Island and the mainland, the Kitchen Assistant is required to live in housing on Hog Island in order to perform the functions of this position. Audubon will provide the Kitchen Assistant with a private room with a private bath. Meals are provided on Hog Island when the kitchen is in operation. The work schedule is 40 hours per week, and the day revolves around meal planning and service that includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner for a six-day/ five-night program schedule. Occasional weekend work is required. Some weeks will not include a full schedule and full hours may not be expected all weeks.   **Candidates must be available from May 21 to September 28, 2021
Job ID
2021-4591
Job Category
Office/Support Services
State
Maine
City
Bremen
Audubon Florida supports management of beach-nesting birds at many locations on the Gulf Coast and Northeast Atlantic Coast of Florida by surveying, posting, stewarding and protecting nesting areas from disturbance. To better monitor and protect the nesting shorebirds along beaches and other nest sites Audubon is hiring a seasonal Beach Anchor Steward to work within Fort Myers Beach. The primary responsibility of the Anchor Steward is to organize volunteers in order to help monitor nesting birds and to conduct public outreach around the shore/seabird nesting areas primarily within Little Estero Critical Wildlife Area and private sections of Fort Myers Beach.   This is a part-time, 20 hour per week seasonal position focused on weekend days and holidays, including Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day, if nesting persists until the latter holiday. The position will begin April 15, 2021 and continue through the end of nesting season. Nesting may persist into August or early September but can end early in the event of a catastrophic event or other total loss of nesting activity.
Job ID
2021-4555
Job Category
Science
State
Florida
The Outreach Assistant represents the Seabird Institute (SI) to the public as a narrator aboard puffin watching cruises.  Outreach Assistants bring the story of the SI’s 48-year history to children, adults, and families, and help people to understand the necessity for this applied conservation work, as well as to inspire them to become personally involved in conservation action as donors and citizen activists.
Job ID
2021-4608
Job Category
Education/Teaching
State
Maine
City
Bremen
As part of an Atlantic Flyway-wide Coast project within Audubon, the Long Island Bird Conservation Program (LIBCP) aims to better understand and protect at-risk shorebirds in New York. The LIBCP works with partners to monitor and protect Piping Plovers, Least Terns, and American Oystercatchers at various sites on Long Island, performs and organizes International Shorebird Surveys, and conducts outreach and education to target audiences to reduce disturbances to shorebirds. We are currently looking for a seasonal outreach technician for the 2021 field season (late April- early August). To help reduce disturbances to beach-nesting and migratory shorebirds, Audubon New York launched the “Be a Good Egg” outreach campaign in 2013. We use education, social marketing, and citizen science to decrease human threats to shorebirds and seabirds. We target areas where human disturbance has been a threat to beach-nesting birds and/or there is a need for a reduction in human disturbance and/or stronger community support for beach protection measures. We host on-the-beach outreach events to educate beach-goers and encourage them to sign a pledge to share the shore with beach-nesting birds.  Work may include, but is not limited to, leading on-the-beach outreach events; coordinating schedules with partners, volunteers, and land managers; and acting as a liaison between birds and beach-goers. In order to be able to communicate beach nesting bird biology and conservation needs to the public, this position will also assist with the stewardship and monitoring of breeding Piping Plovers, Least Terns, and American Oystercatcher by locating nests and chicks to determine reproductive success, putting up and maintaining string fencing and signs around nesting areas, and installing predator exclosures at Piping Plover nests. The outreach technician will be required to lead Be a Good Egg outreach events, talk to beach-goers about beach-nesting bird conservation, work independently without supervision, walk long distances (up to 7 miles) on sandy and rocky beaches, and carry and use equipment (i.e. binoculars, outreach event supplies, post pounders, fence posts). The candidate chosen for this position will be expected to work 5 days a week (usually 35 hours). Weekend and holiday work will be required, especially in June and July. Technicians will be required to use their personal vehicle to access sites that are located on both the north and south shore of Long Island. Travel will be reimbursed.
Job ID
2021-4595
Job Category
Community Relations/Outreach
State
New York
City
Oyster Bay
Mitchell Lake Audubon Center is a 1,200-acre wildlife refuge, located in south San Antonio, TX. The property is owned by the local water utility, San Antonio Water System (SAWS), and managed by the National Audubon Society. The historic Leeper House serves as its visitor center, with a small education pavilion on property. The site includes 7.5 miles of both walking and/or driving trails.   The center and the surrounding grounds are open year-round and attracts visitors from all over the world. Being a part of the Audubon team means making a difference for conservation. The Site Host position is a part-time, seasonal position assisting with essential end of day and after hours’ functions related to guest safety and facility support and security. Site Hosts support Mitchell Lake Audubon Center by ensuring all visitors have left the property at the close of business hours, and securing the gates and parking lot.   Site Hosts can expect to work an average of 5-10 hours per scheduled week.   Site Host positions are filled by RV campers and are required to live on-site in their personal RV on one of Audubon’s two RV pads. RV sites are equipped with water, sewer, and electricity hook-ups. Site Hosts share closing responsibilities with staff as needed.
Job ID
2021-4560
Job Category
Facilities/Property Maintenance
State
Texas
City
San Antonio
Audubon's Seabird Restoration Program manages seven island research stations off the coast of Maine that support breeding colonies of Arctic, Common, Roseate, and Least Terns, Atlantic Puffins, Black Guillemots, Razorbills, Laughing Gulls, Common Eiders, Leach’s Storm-Petrels, and wading birds (study species vary by island). Work includes, but is not limited to: monitoring seabird populations, productivity, and growth; conducting seabird diet studies; banding and resighting birds; removing invasive vegetation; educating island visitors; assisting with predator management; data entry and proofing; and camp maintenance.   Primitive camping and working on offshore islands are required. At each island, a cabin or wall tent serves as the base of field operations, and field team members sleep in their own tents. Island field stations have limited electricity (solar panels power research needs), propane stoves, composting toilets, and no running water (rainwater is collected for washing; drinking water is brought from the mainland).  Communications with the mainland are via cell or VOIP phone, depending on location, with VHF radios as back-up.  Island field teams consist of 2 to 5 people (depending on island and time of year) and are led by the Island Supervisor. All field team members participate in seabird research and camp maintenance duties. For the welfare of the birds, field work is highly weather-dependent. The work week may stretch across seven days. Days can be long and weekend work may be required.    Island work schedule and daily duties are determined by the Island Supervisor, following established work plans and procedures.  Daily schedules will vary based on weather (no entry into the seabird colony is permitted during inclement weather to protect the nesting terns) and time of the nesting season (when tern chicks are fully feathered, entry into the colony is less restrictive). Daily activities may include the following: island-wide morning bird count at 0600 hours; collection of weather data three times per day; one to two 3-hour “stints” in the observation blinds for data collection; seabird trapping and banding; productivity monitoring; trail maintenance; invasive plant removal; predator control; computer data entry; daily journal log entries; and maintenance of camp facilities.   Field teams will spend the entire field season living on island.  Research Assistants working on inshore islands (3 of the 7 islands) may have the ability to go ashore for food and supplies for the field station, approximately every 3 weeks. On offshore islands, food and supplies will be delivered approximately every three weeks.    Several positions available positions start between May 1 and May 25 and end on August 15 or August 31, depending on site. Food and worker’s compensation insurance are provided. Research Assistants must provide their own binoculars, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, and 2-person tent.   For further information on the Seabird Restoration Program and research islands, visit: http://projectpuffin.audubon.org/island-research-program           To apply submit cover letter with the resume for consideration.
Job ID
2020-4533
Job Category
Science
State
Maine
City
Bremen
As part of an Atlantic Flyway-wide Coast project within Audubon, Audubon’s New York Coast Program aims to better understand and secure at-risk shorebirds in New York. The program works with partners to monitor and support Piping Plovers, Least Terns, and American Oystercatchers at various sites on Long Island and conducting outreach and education to target audiences to reduce disturbances to shorebirds. We are currently looking for two seasonal field technicians for the 2021 field season (early April- early August).   Work may include, but is not limited to, locating and monitoring Piping Plover and American Oystercatcher nests and chicks to determine reproductive success; monitoring nesting colonies of Common and Least Terns, closely coordinating field work and schedules with partners and volunteers; putting up and maintaining string fencing and signs around nesting areas; erecting predator exclosures at Piping Plover nests; interacting with beach-goers regarding coastal birds; performing outreach activities on the beach with volunteers and other staff; collecting human disturbance data for a region-wide shorebird disturbance study; and contributing photos, videos, and other content for reports and social media posts.   The technician will be required to walk long distances (up to 7 miles) on sandy and rocky beaches, transport and use equipment (i.e. binoculars, post pounders, fence posts), work self-guided without supervision, and talk to beach-goers about beach-nesting bird conservation. The candidate chosen for this position will be expected to work 5 days a week (usually 40 hours). Some weekend and holiday work will be required. The technician will be required to use their personal vehicle to access field sites that are located across Long Island. Travel will be reimbursed.
Job ID
2021-4597
Job Category
Science
State
New York
City
Oyster Bay
The kitchen staff, including the Head Chef, Sous Chef, and Kitchen Assistant, with the help of a group of devoted volunteers, provides 3 meals a day for up to 50 people during the course of 6-day, 5-night camp sessions. A commercial-grade kitchen is part of the dining building known as “The Bridge”. The kitchen provides the only food service available on the island so it is important that staff review and accommodate the dietary restrictions of all staff, guests, and volunteers to provide safe, healthy, and complete dining options.    The Hog Island Sous chef will assist the Head Chef with meal preparation including leading the preparation of full meals. S/He will be responsible for maintaining a safe and healthy work environment while delivering balanced meals on time to camp participants and staff. Efficient time management and kitchen skills are required, including interest in accommodating special diets. S/He will be part of a small and dedicated team and should be able to maintain a positive attitude and high morale in the kitchen environment. The kitchen will have to abide by strict covid-19 protocols and the Sous Chef will be responsible to abide by these protocols and implement some of the enhanced cleaning regimens required.   As there is no regular boat transportation service to and from Hog Island and the mainland, the Sous Chef is required to live in Audubon housing on Hog Island in order to perform the functions of this position. Campers and Hog Island staff are provided three meals each day, so early morning preparation is required for breakfast served at 6 or 7 AM and dinner activities may last until 7 or 8 PM. All-day field trips require preparation of picnic lunches and snacks.   A private room with private bath is provided in a shared cabin about 5 minute walk from kitchen facility. Meals are provided on Hog Island when the kitchen is in operation. Candidates must be available for the period May 19, 2021 to September 29, 2021. The work schedule is for six-day/ five-night programs, 40 hours per week, and the day revolves around meal planning and service that includes breakfast, lunch and dinner. Occasional weekend work is required. Some weeks will not include a full schedule and full hours may not be expected all weeks.
Job ID
2021-4590
Job Category
Office/Support Services
State
Maine
City
Bremen
Audubon's Seabird Restoration Program (SRP) is conducting a study on the foraging ecology of Atlantic Puffins and other seabirds that breed in the Gulf of Maine.  The project will use miniature GPS devices attached to seabirds to record foraging trip tracks, times, and locations.  The project will also assess tag effects through observations comparing behavior of tagged and untagged birds.  This study will occur alongside SRP’s long-term seabird monitoring work at the field site.   Primitive camping and working on an offshore island is required.  The island field station will have limited electricity (solar panels power research needs), propane stoves, composting toilet, and no running water (rainwater is collected for washing; drinking water is brought from the mainland).  Research assistants will live on island for the duration of the field season.  Communications with the mainland are via cell or VOIP phone, with VHF radios as back-up.  The telemetry research assistants will coordinate activities with the Island Supervisor and long-term monitoring crew to ensure all island research and monitoring projects are completed.    Position starts in June, and ends in August or September, exact dates flexible. Food and worker’s compensation insurance are provided. Must provide own binoculars, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, and 2-person tent.   For further information on the Seabird Restoration Program and research islands, visit: Project Puffin        Please submit a cover letter with the resume when applying.  
Job ID
2020-4535
Job Category
Science
State
Maine
City
Bremen
The Seasonal Warden will be responsible for patrolling the colonial wading bird and beach-nesting bird colonies in Hillsborough Bay and interacting with the boating and recreating public to prevent disturbance to nesting birds.  This is a part-time, seasonal position that requires the employee to work weekends and holidays when traffic around the nesting islands is at its peak.
Job ID
2021-4565
Job Category
Science
State
Florida
City
Tampa
The Senior Manager, Individual Giving, reporting to the Managing Director of Development, will assist in growing the major gifts program at Audubon Florida. Their role is to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward high capacity donors toward gifts that support Audubon to achieve its ambitious local, state and national goals. They will manage a portfolio of major gift donors and prospects capable of giving $10,000 + annually. The Senior Manager, Individual Giving will partner across the organization to coordinate with program staff and Board members engaged in fundraising as well as to identify giving opportunities. They must have exceptional written and oral communication skills and demonstrate a commitment to a collaborative workstyle.   Audubon Florida is in the early phases of a capital campaign with a primary focus on capital investments at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary in Naples, Florida. This position will play a critical role in securing early gifts throughout the quiet phase of the campaign and into the public launch.   Key metrics for success will include donor engagement (number of personal meetings with prospect and volunteers) and revenue (value of gifts; number of solicitations; success rate of solicitations; and achievement of programmatic contributed revenue goals). The successful candidate will be an entrepreneurial, result driven, development professional with success in closing five and six figure gifts and with some management experience. This position requires up to 75 percent travel in the assigned territories and occasional evenings and weekends.
Job ID
2020-4512
Job Category
Development/Fundraising
State
Florida
City
Naples
The Everglades Senior Policy Manager is charged with overseeing Audubon's Everglades work by coordinating the efforts of the team of professionals involved in public policy, advocacy and science in the Greater Everglades Ecosystem. Reporting to the Florida Policy Director, they develop effective strategies to implement  Audubon's Everglades conservation priorities; build and maintain critical relationships with state and federal agencies and elected officials; coordinate with the Director of Development to appropriately cultivate prospective and existing donors; and work closely with the state Communications Manager and other staff to develop communications strategies that report on Everglades restoration progress.
Job ID
2021-4588
Job Category
Advocacy/Public Policy/Government Relations
State
Florida
The Senior Program Manager is responsible for delivering Audubon’s coastal stewardship program across the central Gulf Coast region (Louisiana and Mississippi). The program includes monitoring and stewardship of coastal birds during the breeding and non-breeding seasons, engagement of volunteers and community leaders, and delivery of education and outreach activities and frameworks. The Program Manager is responsible for building a cohesive and sustainable team that is representative of the region, resourcing and managing the program’s budgets and associated grants, and collaborating across national and regional departments to ensure that the coastal stewardship program is fully integrated into Audubon’s local and national strategies and assets. This includes collaborating closely with the region’s centers and sanctuaries, finance and operations, and conservation and policy teams.   The Senior Program Manager will report to the Senior Director of Conservation in the region. The position will be located in Moss Point, MS or in New Orleans, LA. They will be responsible for managing a team of full-time, part-time, and seasonal staff.
Job ID
2020-4532
Job Category
Program/Project Management
State
Louisiana
City
New Orleans
The National Audubon Society (NAS) seeks a dynamic, entrepreneurial, and strategic Executive Director to build and lead our new regional office across the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi (Audubon Delta). The Executive Director will lead a talented team to advance overall conservation objectives, strengthen and mobilize our bipartisan network, and deliver durable policy solutions across the region. The Executive Director will also serve as a Vice President of the National Audubon Society and work with their peers across the country to shape and deliver national objectives, initiatives, and processes.   The incoming Vice President and Executive Director must have demonstrated success in implementing innovative conservation, policy, engagement, and development strategies. 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 conservation impact and leadership across the delta and gulf region and inspire the region’s decision-makers, conservation partners, and philanthropic community to invest in Audubon’s conservation vision and strategic plan. Additionally, the chief executive for the delta region will oversee the Pascagoula River Audubon Center and Strawberry Plains Audubon Center in Mississippi, the Paul J. Rainey Wildlife Sanctuary in Louisiana and the Little Rock Audubon Center in Arkansas.   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.   Victory Search Group (VSG) has the privilege of leading the recruitment for the Vice President & Executive Director for Audubon Regional Southeast (Arkansas/Louisiana/Mississippi). VSG is a senior level retained executive search firm serving a select group of clients, including nonprofit organizations. **Interested individuals should submit a resume and cover letter to nonprofit@victorysearchgroup.com.      
Job ID
2020-4476
Job Category
Executive/Senior Management
State
Louisiana
City
Baton Rouge
The National Audubon Society seeks a passionate Vice President and Executive Director to strengthen Audubon Texas’ rich history and expand its conservation contributions in Texas and throughout the entire Flyway, leading the organization to its next level of programmatic and financial success. The Vice President and Executive Director will exercise broad leadership and management responsibility in developing and executing statewide conservation policy, initiatives, and public programming. The Vice President and Executive Director will also work with senior management in exploring opportunities and the feasibility of expanding Audubon Texas’ leadership in Audubon’s Gulf Coast, as well as emerging opportunities addressing water issues in Texas. The Executive Director will lead a skilled and passionate team to advance overall conservation goals, strengthen and mobilize our bipartisan network, and deliver long-lasting policy solutions across the region.   The successful candidate will have the passion and leadership skills necessary to articulate, develop, and implement Audubon’s conservation goals and strategies across the state, all while working closely with the Audubon Texas Board of Directors and staff, and Audubon’s key national conservation leaders to continue to develop the state program in tandem with strategic regional and national priorities. The Executive Director will routinely collaborate with center and chapter Board leadership, including staffed chapters in Houston and Travis counties. The Executive Director will hold the title of Vice President within the national organization and will report directly to the Mississippi Flyway Vice President.   Key strategic initiatives for the Executive Director during their first 12-18 months include: - Create, in close partnership with state, national staff, and advisory boards, a 3-year conservation vision and strategic plan for the state that is grounded in sound business practices to lead to fiscal growth and sustainability - With a systems view across the Audubon network and Texas, support staff and volunteers in prioritizing efforts with the greatest potential for conservation impact at a local and state level, while aligned to national priorities,  - Create and strengthen major donor relationships, as well as expand the donor pipeline across the state, and - Grow chapter membership and increase engagement and activation for policy, fundraising, and/or conservation efforts, in partnership with the Engagement Director (to be hired). Victory Search Group (VSG) has the privilege of leading the recruitment for the Vice President & Executive Director for Audubon Texas.  VSG is a senior level retained executive search firm serving a select group of clients, including nonprofit organizations.  **Interested individuals should submit a resume and cover letter to nonprofit@victorysearchgroup.com.  
Job ID
2021-4589
Job Category
Executive/Senior Management
State
Texas
City
Dallas
The National Audubon Society (NAS or Audubon) seeks a dynamic, entrepreneurial, and strategic Executive Director to lead our Connecticut/New York office. The Executive Director will lead a talented team to advance overall conservation objectives, strengthen and mobilize our bipartisan network, and deliver durable policy solutions across the two states. The Executive Director will also serve as a Vice President of the National Audubon Society and will work with their peers across the country to shape and deliver national objectives, initiatives, and processes.   The incoming Vice President and Executive Director will bring demonstrated experience successfully leading an organization or unit that is similar in its complexity, programs and services, and funding structure to Audubon Connecticut and New York. Demonstrated success in implementing innovative conservation, policy, engagement, and development strategies is preferred. Building on the success of our well-respected conservation programs in Connecticut and New York, they must inspire collaboration among our conservation, legislative, and philanthropic partners to deepen our impact and leadership across the region and inspire decision-makers, partners, and the philanthropic community to invest in Audubon’s conservation vision and strategic plan. Additionally, the ED/VP for Connecticut and New York will oversee a $6.8 million budget, a team of 47 staff and 7 Audubon Centers and 3 Sanctuaries while mobilizing the power of the 32 affiliated Audubon Chapters and over 130,000 grassroots members to protect birds and their habitats.   This is a leadership 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 Atlantic Flyway.   APPLICATIONS, NOMINATIONS, AND INQUIRIES  Confidential inquiries, nominations/referrals, and applications (including resumes and brief letters of interest) should be sent electronically to the Isaacson, Miller executive search team:   Chloe Kanas and Tatiana Oberkoetter Isaacson, Miller www.imsearch.com/7786  
Job ID
2021-4609
Job Category
Executive/Senior Management
State
New York
City
Troy