Audubon Texas is the state office of the National Audubon Society. Since 1923, the Coastal Conservation Program has worked to manage and protect the nesting islands of colonial waterbirds along the Texas coastline. The Texas Estuarine Resource Network (TERN) program engages local citizens to participate with colonial waterbird conservation through bird surveys, island management, education, and outreach. The Audubon Conservation Leaders Program for Young Women (ACL) connects high school aged women to local conservation issues and action, with a focus on 21st century leadership skills. This position educates youth on the scientific method and local bird identification through an afterschool outreach program in partnership with local school leaders. The TERN-ACL intern is located in the greater Houston area.
The part-time, temporary Audubon Conservation Leaders and Texas Estuary Research Network (ACL-TERN) Intern works with the Coastal Program Manager, Community Outreach Coordinator, and grant partners in the Greater Houston area to complete the objectives of the internship including, but not limited to: delivering quality afterschool programs with 3rd through 7th grade students, turning in weekly reports on participation and outcomes, organizing and delivering supplies for the afterschool programs.
The part-time, temporary intern will be supervised on site and virtually by the Community Outreach Coordinator for Youth Programs. This role will work a maximum of 20 hours per week, for 18 weeks, plus a 40 hour per week training period not to exceed two weeks, and is paid an hourly wage. The position is expected to begin in September 2022 and work through April 2023. No housing is provided.
The Animal Care Assistant will help maintain the general care of the resident animals that live at Aullwood Audubon’s Farm Discovery and Nature Centers. This includes a collection of birds of prey, amphibians, reptiles and fish at this time.
Weekday and weekend hours are required.
The John James Audubon Center (JJAC) at Mill Grove will hire a Coordinator, Bird Care to oversee the non-releasable bird program. This position is part-time and will coordinate all the schedules, care, handling opportunities, and communications.
The Center and Farm Assistant will provide customer service to visitors and maintain the Discovery Center or Farm lobby for the public. In addition, this position will promote Aullwood’s mission to increase understanding and preservation of the planet by children and adults through education, research, and conservation.
This is a part-time position working weekday and weekend shifts at two sites (including Saturday, Sunday, and evening shifts), no more than 25 hours per week.
The Part-Time Center Assistant will assist with facility, native plant nursery and land management operations, including facility rentals and educational events, watering and maintaining native plant stock, staffing the visitor center and assisting in land management activities as needed. Opportunities to receive training and participate in prescribed burns, plant and wildlife surveys, as well as other field based conservation science activities exist for candidate with interest.
The Cloud Administrator will be responsible for building, managing, monitoring, supporting, and scaling Audubon’s cloud and hosting infrastructure and report to the Director of IT & Application Dev. This role will lead the design, development, construction, and migration of a hybrid cloud environment. You will serve as a key expert with knowledge working within a hybrid cloud environment including public and private cloud technologies such as Azure, AWS, and VMware as well as intranets and hosting services.
The position is a remote role.
The Communications Director, Water is responsible for overseeing the strategic communications work for the National Audubon Society’s water program, including projects in the Great Lakes, Mississippi River, Colorado River and Saline Lakes, Delaware River, and the Everglades. The Communications Director will use communications tools to increase the impact of our water work and ensure a strong public perception of Audubon and Audubon’s key strategic initiatives. The Communications Director will do so through message development and dissemination, media relations, and other communications work. As a senior member of the communications and water teams, they will provide counsel on water program strategy, design and execute strategic public relations campaigns, secure high-quality coverage across the media landscape, develop message frames and talking points, conduct media training for spokespeople, work with PR agencies, and coordinate and provide leadership for local and regional communications staff and program staff. The role will report to the Senior Director of Policy Communications.
The Communications Manager is responsible for creating and implementing a communications strategy that furthers Audubon’s mission to protect birds and the places they need. This position will place stories about Audubon’s work, develop and execute communications plans on key initiatives, and coordinate with colleagues across the country to ensure a holistic, integrated communications effort.
This Communications Manager will develop and implement a communications strategy for Audubon in order to increase its impact. This includes leading communications for organization-wide projects, identifying opportunities to elevate Audubon experts, ensuring core messaging and framing is used consistently across the network, and supporting internal communications.
Audubon California is seeking one fellow for a program dedicated to engaging a broad diversity of communities to create meaningful conservation solutions that work for birds, nature, and people. The Community Conservation Fellowship seeks to build lasting relationships between urban communities and Audubon. Working at the Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary in the San Francisco Bay Area, the Fellows will engage communities in nature, environmental advocacy, and climate resilience over a nine month period beginning October 3, 2022
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. With mentorship from Audubon staff, the Fellow will contribute to conservation and outreach work at the Richardson Bay Audubon center. The Fellow will work with youth (14-18) programming for a full school year. Throughout the season, the Fellow will receive training and gain the skills necessary to work with youth and community members in hands-on habitat restoration, leadership development, community stewardship, and advocacy training. Through center-based programming, the fellows will practice and develop skills by working with youth and communities – building up student leaders, advocates, and land stewards. Fellow will co-design with center leadership and staff a series of outdoor community events and projects that target diverse, multi-generational audiences.
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.
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.
Audubon Mid-Atlantic is seeking a Delaware River Watershed Conservation Coordinator to help implement Audubon’s on-the-ground habitat restoration and conservation work within the Watershed.
This position reports to the Conservation Program Manager for the Delaware River Watershed Program (Program). The Program is a multi-state effort that incorporates policy, conservation and public engagement work in order to increase support and funding for conservation and environmental protection efforts within the Delaware River watershed, a critical habitat for millions birds and people. The Program also manages on-the-ground projects designed to restore those watershed habitats. This position will focus on those efforts in southeastern Pennsylvania.
The Conservation Coordinator will support the implementation of Watershed habitat restoration programs in Philadelphia and the Schuylkill Highlands, focusing on project logistics, volunteer management and community engagement work.
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.
The Direct Response Manager, Sustainer Analytics reports to the Senior Manager, Data & Analytics and provides critical support to the Direct Response fundraising team. The Manager will work closely with program area managers for low dollar, mid-level and digital to provide data-driven insights to grow the sustaining donor program (both monthly and annual). This role is fully remote eligable.
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.
The Saline Lakes Ecologist will be a member of the National Audubon Society’s Saline Lakes team, a key part of the Western Water Initiative. The Initiative’s goal is to advance balanced solutions to water use in the West to ensure birds, ecosystems, people and economies thrive.
The Saline Lakes program focuses on conservation of the network of lakes and associated wetlands in the Intermountain West that provides critically important breeding and stopover habitat for millions of migratory birds and supports local and regional economies. Reporting to the Director of the Saline Lakes Program, this position will help drive conservation outcomes for saline lake ecosystems and the birds that depend on them by analyzing, synthesizing, generating or facilitating development of scientific and hydrologic information necessary to inform priorities, management plans, and policy positions. In addition, s/he will be responsible for building and working with a network of scientific and other colleagues in agencies, academic institutions, conservation organizations and other partners to advance scientific understanding of saline lakes and their associated wetland habitats.
**There is a preference for this position to be based in / around Salt Lake City, Utah office.
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 16 weeks, running from Labor Day through the end of December (start and end dates are flexible). This is a remote-work position, with access to our NYC headquarters if you're local. Self-starters thrive best in the remote-work environment. National Audubon Society is dedicated to building a culturally diverse organization and strongly encourages applications from people of color and LGBTQI individuals.
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.
The Education Coordinator will organize the development and implementation of youth based programs conducted by Audubon Southwest at the Randall Davey Audubon Center (RDAC). The focus will be school programs, including classroom visits and outdoor field trips, as well as coordinating and running RDAC’s summer day camps. The Education Coordinator will also assist in planning quarterly community programs for families and adult participants, as well as provide afterschool and service learning programs. The primary goal of this position is to help communicate Audubon’s conservation message with the public, and provide youth with safe and fun experiences in the outdoors.
The Education Coordinator will report to the Director of Community Education. This position is primarily in-person at the Audubon Center, Monday through Friday, 8am-4pm, with some flexibility of remote work occasionally; will require some daytime travel around Santa Fe and occasionally the greater Northern and Central NM region. By nature of delivering public programs, this position will require working occasional evenings and weekends.
This is a full-time (40 hours per week), year-round position.
The Education Internship is a great opportunity to learn more about environmental education at a leader within the conservation industry. The interns will assist in the delivery of education programs and daily operations of the Nina Mason Pulliam Rio Salado Audubon Center. The education interns will learn about effective teaching skills, curriculum development, as well as various educational pedagogies.
The position is temporary and paid at a rate of $15.00 per hour, scheduled for approximately 8-12 hours per week. The interns will work with the Education Coordinator at the Nina Mason Pulliam Rio Salado Audubon Center to develop their skills, as well as identify and complete a project based on the intern’s individual interests.
All seasonal interns will gain experience and/or knowledge in:
- Local natural history, teaching and public speaking expertise, program planning experience, and research skills.
- Leading and co-leading small groups of students through seasonal programs.
- Developing lesson plans and curricula for an outdoor setting.
- Connecting kids with nature through inquiry learning, and role-modeling interest and empathy towards all living things.
The programs occur during the school day 8am-12pm, Monday- Friday. Interns must be able to commit to at least 2 days per week, Monday-Friday, and must be available to teach on those days between 8am and 1pm. Interns are also expected to work at least one Saturday morning per month, either staffing RSAC or delivering programs or outreach.
Projected start date is September 20, 2022 and projected end date is December 9, 2022.
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's 21 local chapters.
Reporting to Audubon Delta’s Vice President and Executive Director, the Engagement Director, Audubon Delta is responsible for regional efforts to engage, activate, and grow Audubon’s traditional and college chapters as well as our grassroots membership, with the goal of deepening the sphere of influence of the Audubon network in Delta. The Engagement Director, Audubon Delta will be responsible for developing partnerships and providing training and capacity-building opportunities, tools, and mechanisms to enhance the connectedness, capacity, diversity, and size of the Audubon network in the region. Working in close collaboration with Audubon Delta’s Director of Policy and Director of Communications, they will be responsible for engaging our bipartisan network and conservation partners for successful policy campaigns and conservation leadership with a focus on climate and Mississippi River water issues. They will also work closely with national and state campaigns teams, national policy and network teams, and other Audubon departments as needed. They will participate on a team that ensures high-quality communications that raise the profile of Audubon Delta, move our strategic priorities forward, and set us up for fundraising success.
The ideal candidate will be a skilled, experienced leader and a strategic thinker, with a background working with communities, campaigns, and collaborative partnerships. Proven experience in growing bipartisan, representative, and inclusive networks and building diverse grassroots movements is required.
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.
Under the guidance of the Facilities Manager, the Facilities Assistant is responsible for helping maintain the Blair Audubon Visitor Center and the surrounding grounds and buildings at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary. They will be primarily focused on the cleaning and light maintenance of the Blair Audubon Visitor Center, including the restrooms and office buildings scattered throughout the campus. There will be light duty maintenance associated with keeping these buildings in good condition such as using high ladders to clean/change light bulbs and fans, lubricating/fastening hardware, and cleaning windows.
This is a full-time, 40-hour position, with a Wednesday through Sunday schedule.
The Finance and Operations Associate will provide high-quality and accurate accounting and administrative support for Audubon Mid-Atlantic. The position is also responsible for the timely processing of payables and receivables (including donations, rental payments, and revenue from admissions, gift shops and programs), grants and contracts management. Because much of the work stems from the operations at the John James Audubon Center, the Associate will also work under the direction of the Director of Southeastern Pennsylvania Centers. They will also be responsible for managing Audubon Mid-Atlantic’s annual budget, in coordination with the AMA Executive Director and Atlantic Flyway financial team.
The Grant Specialist works closely with program managers, leadership and administrative staff across the organization to provide pre and post award support, financial tracking and other necessary tasks to meet overall grant compliance. The successful candidate will have demonstrated knowledge and experience in all phases of the grant life cycle, be able to work in a fast-paced environment and prioritize work among multiple projects.
The Grant Specialist is a member of Audubon’s Finance Team and reports to the Director, National Grants and Compliance. This is a remote position.
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.
The Institutional Giving Manager will help build a robust portfolio of corporate, foundation and public funders capable of making five- and six-figure investments, as well manage the work of the newly created Audubon Americas Development Project Team, supporting National Audubon Society’s international conservation goals.
Led by the Senior Director, Institutional Giving (IG) the Audubon Americas Development Project Team will work collaboratively across development functions (Principal Gifts, Events and Development Services) to raise funds for the rapidly growing Audubon Americas program (AAP). AAP recently launched a new strategic vision to address conservation shortfalls in Latin America and the Caribbean, by applying Audubon’s conservation expertise and regional experience in innovative new ways. Over the next five years, we are targeting 10 million hectares (25 million acres) of prime ecosystems that are important for priority birds and wildlife, and human well-being. In Canada, we are striving to be allies to Indigenous governments and communities across the Boreal Forest region. The IG Manager will build and provide key operational support for the Project Team, support lead institutional fundraising efforts, and manage the proposal and report process.
The remainder of the IG Manager’s portfolio is focused on conservation programs across the American West. The IG Manager will partner with the IG Senior Director in qualifying prospects and closing new gifts, and take the lead in managing established donors and grant renewals.
The IG Manager will report to the Senior Director, Institutional Giving based in the San Francisco Bay Area and work closely with the Audubon Americas team spread across Latin America and Canada with leadership based in Washington D.C. Open to remote or hybrid schedule. Office location is flexible, preferably the Bay Area or Washington D.C.
The Paul J. Rainey Wildlife Sanctuary is a 26,000-acre refuge owned by the National Audubon Society in Vermilion Parish, Louisiana. Established in 1924, it’s Audubon’s oldest and largest sanctuary. The property includes not only marshland and ponds, but beach and bay-shore. The Rainey sanctuary provides habitat for over 200 species of birds including endangered piping plovers and more recently, whooping cranes. Cougars, coyotes, bobcats, otters, muskrat and nutria also call Rainey home.
The Land and Facilities Coordinator will support Sanctuary Leadership with the daily operations at Rainey Sanctuary. This includes land and habitat management and improvements, maintenance of structures and equipment, monitoring of boat traffic and water ways, and more.
This is a full-time position and will require transportation of seven miles by boat to the Sanctuary where work will be performed, and overnight stays of three nights per week at the Sanctuary. Housing is provided in the form of a 1950s elevated, ranch-style 2-bedroom, one-bath house with an open living/kitchen area, closed in porch, and a deck around 3 sides including central air/heat, water, and internet.
The Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary and the Blair Audubon Visitor Center located in Naples, FL is one of National Audubon Society’s premiere centers. Operating as part of the Audubon Florida state program, Corkscrew public programs at the Sanctuary unite visitor and education experiences with science and conservation to understand, protect, and restore habitats on the Sanctuary’s 13,450 acres and its regional and connected watershed and public lands corridors. The Sanctuary is well served by seasoned staff who are experts in their fields and by a dedicated and talented pool of volunteers, and the Sustainability Board.
The Land Management Technician will report to the Senior Resource Manager and will be primarily responsible for aiding in the implementation of an ecologically sound land management plan developed by the team. This will involve direct field work treating invasive exotics and native invasive plant species, assisting with prescribed burns, and coordinating with field crews or volunteers to assist with these primary tasks.
The Land Management Technician will work collaboratively with the research team, facilities, volunteers, and interns.
The Engagement Manager for Audubon Mid-Atlantic (AMA) is responsible for regional efforts to engage and activate Audubon chapters and members while expanding the sphere of influence of the Audubon network within the region, which comprises Pennsylvania, Maryland and the District of Columbia. This geography encompasses 26 traditional chapters, 7 campus chapters, and has over 110,000 National Audubon Society members. This dedicated network of grassroots activists is leading local efforts to make communities more bird-friendly by reducing bird collisions with buildings, encouraging municipalities to dedicate more space to native plants, and engaging in clean energy discussions around the region.
Reporting to AMA’s Director of Policy, the Engagement Manager will work closely with regional and national staff to ensure a strong chapter network in the region, communicate with supporters across the region, engage members in Audubon’s advocacy initiatives, and support community-based initiatives that advance bird conservation.
Working with the Policy Director and AMA conservation and center team members, they will develop a strategy to engage Audubon chapters and members in advancing regional policy objectives and delivering on-the-ground conservation work. The Engagement Manager will be responsible for developing partnerships and providing training and capacity-building opportunities, tools, and mechanisms to build the connectedness, capacity, diversity, and size of the Audubon network in the region. The Engagement Manager will collaborate closely with the AMA Policy Director, communications staff and the National Audubon Society Network Team, to successfully engage our bipartisan network and conservation partners for successful policy campaigns and conservation leadership.
The ideal candidate will be a skilled, experienced manager and a strategic thinker and have a background in working with communities, campaigns, and collaborative partnerships across the Mid-Atlantic region.
The Policy Director, Western Water will lead and define 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 Senior Director of Western Water, 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 Policy Director will be a leader implementing the Western Water Initiative’s vision for transformative water policy solutions. The Policy Director will 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.
About this position:
**There is a strong preference is for this position to be based in Washington, D.C.
**In order to be considered for this opportunity, please provide a cover letter.
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.
South Louisiana is rich with bird life, but also faces one of the highest rates of coastal land loss in the country. Audubon is committed to advancing restoration and management strategies to benefit birds and people that depend on this landscape, and monitoring birds is core to this mission. Supervised by the Director of Conservation Science, the Avian Technician will demonstrate and gain skills in field survey methods, data collection and entry protocols, outreach and education, and have opportunities to intimately study and protect charismatic bird species. Training will be provided in field survey and data entry protocols, and the position will periodically work with other staff and partners where additional exposure and training, including with bird banding, will be provided.
In partnership with other organizations, the seasonal Avian Technician will conduct standardized point counts at three sites around New Orleans, support beach-nesting bird monitoring efforts on Grand Isle, and work with volunteers to monitor nest boxes that host Prothonotary Warblers in the Baton Rouge or Lafayette area. The position will be largely field-based, and a demonstrated knowledge of learning to identify birds by sight and sound is expected. Field surveys will also require the entry of data into digital platforms (primarily Microsoft Excel spreadsheets). Organization skills are necessary to balance the rigors and challenges of conducting field work with entering and proofing data, and to coordinate with partners (e.g., boat captains, volunteers, and other Audubon staff) to ensure that surveys are conducted in a timely and proficient manner.
The position will work approximately 32-45 hours per week, starting in early May and terminating in late July (~12 weeks). Housing and a vehicle are not provided, but all expenses associated with field work will be reimbursed. Travel to and from field sites using a personal vehicle will be reimbursed at the federal rate (currently $0.585/mile), and candidates without a personal vehicle will have the option to rent a car for traveling to and from field sites.
Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary is a private not-for-profit Audubon Sanctuary encompassing 13,450 acres in Southwest Florida’s western Everglades. Being a part of the Sanctuary team means making a difference for conservation. The Seasonal Campus Host position is a part-time seasonal position requiring an average of 15 hours of work per week in support of essential end-of-day and Center-related functions.
Seasonal Campus Hosts support Blair Visitor Center operations by ensuring all visitors have safely exited the boardwalk at the close of business hours, and by securing the gates and parking lot. Additionally, Campus Hosts serve as on-site staff point of contacts for Audubon's alarm company and special guests. These responsibilities are scheduled in shifts with others. When not working, opportunities abound for Campus Hosts interested in volunteering in public education, natural resource protection, maintenance, and more. This is an exciting seasonal opportunity to work with a leader within the conservation industry.
Seasonal 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 on campus. Each site is equipped with water, sewer and electricity hook-ups as well as a private outdoor patio and grill. Corkscrew Swamp is a remote location.
Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center seeks two Seasonal Educators to assist in growing our successful environmental education and public programs. Located in the tallgrass prairie region of southeast Nebraska, the Center's 850 acres are managed for over 225 bird species and provide an outdoor classroom visited by over 10,000 students and adults each year. We seek a person with strong educational and communication skills to work on a variety of different projects. The Educator will work with staff to facilitate the Center’s fall Prairie Immersion school program as well as its Fall Festival and other public programs. This is a 3-month part time assignment, planned to start mid-August and run through mid-November.
Under the direction of the Facilities and Grounds Manager and/or Farm Manager, the Seasonal Grounds & Farm assistant will perform a wide variety of tasks related to maintaining the facilities, grounds, trails and farm at Aullwood Audubon. This is a seasonal, 4-month position.
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.
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.
The Senior Grounds Assistant will be responsible for the maintenance of the trails and grounds of Aullwood Audubon’s 200-acre sanctuary. This includes the maintenance of trails, lawns, sidewalks, patios, and boardwalks. This position will also be responsible for facilities maintenance issues in the absence of the maintenance manager. This position requires one weekend day per week.
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.
The Senior Coordinator, Community Science (CSC) will be based at the Richardson Bay Audubon Center and Sanctuary (RBACS). This role supports programs focused on community-based restoration of native habitats in San Francisco Bay and leads engagement of community members in conservation action, including research on priority bird species, habitats, and regional ecosystems. A primary function of this position will be to coordinate collaborations within a network of current academics and researchers, graduate and undergraduate students, youth, organizational members, and the community. This position reports to the RBACS Center Director (CD) and will work closely with Audubon California staff in fulfillment of the following functions.
Audubon seeks a motivated, dynamic individual to support its Working Lands Program in California. The Senior Coordinator, Working Lands will implement habitat incentive projects, conduct science and monitoring, and coordinate advocacy and projects to advance Audubon’s conservation priorities in the Central Valley. This position reports to the Working Lands Program Director and works closely with the Working Lands Team, as well as a broad range of external partners, including farmers, wetland managers, local, state, and federal agencies, Audubon chapters, community members, and other conservation organizations. Audubon California’s Working Lands Program works throughout the Central Valley to advance policies and projects to improve farms for the benefit of birds, enhance managed wetlands, ensure adequate flooded habitat for migratory birds, and improve the climate resilience of wildlife in the Central Valley.
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.
Based in NYC or Washington D.C., and reporting to the Chief Technology Officer, the Senior Director of Information Technology will be charged with leading strategy and a team that delivers the IT infrastructure, solutions, and services that enable Audubon’s work to further its mission. The Senior Director of IT will lead a team responsible for delivering the optimal secure and cloud-oriented infrastructure and related user support across all Audubon locations including the NYC and DC headquarters, 20+ state offices, and 30+ Audubon nature centers. The role also oversees the roadmap and management of enterprise platforms and applications that underly Audubon’s work encompassing constituent management, fundraising, and back office operations, and will work with business peers to ensure that appropriate data governance processes are in place for those platforms.
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.
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 Office Assistant will provide high-quality support to the Aullwood Audubon Business Office. Specifically, they will be responsible, under general supervision, for processing membership data, producing database reports, preparing and tracking invoices, answering phones, opening and processing mail, and providing general office support.
The Senior Operations Coordinator will provide high-level operational and administrative support to the Audubon Washington program.
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.
This position is a full-time, exempt position located in Seattle WA, and reporting to the Vice President and Executive Director of Audubon Washington.
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.
Audubon California was established in 1996 as a field program of the National Audubon Society, overseeing the organization's properties and leading conservation efforts. But our work in California goes back to the earliest days of the national organization, even before its formal founding. Audubon's legacy of conservation and activism in the Golden State establishes it as a force for conservation along the Pacific Flyway.
Audubon California (AC) represents an ever-expanding flock: with nearly 163,000 members and supporters, 49 chapters across the state, 5 nature centers and sanctuaries, and other properties we manage around the state. Audubon California’s varied conservation work – and our passionate supporters – give the birds we love a fighting chance, while creating a better future for us all.
Audubon’s work is just as interconnected as the ecosystems we work to save. Successful bird conservation requires us to weave together a broad spectrum of people, cross-cutting policies, and diverse places across the state to deliver lasting impacts.
Audubon’s work always starts with people – from our dedicated membership to our staff scientists and educators, to our expansive partnership network that includes farmers, legislators, environmental justice advocates, and conservation organizations. Audubon is consistently the bridge between diverse and often conflicting stakeholders, bringing people together to craft durable practical solutions in the places birds need most.
In California, Audubon members helped save the California Condor and remove the Aleutian Canada Goose from the Endangered Species List. Audubon California took the lead in designing and shepherding securing habitat at Owens Lake through a combination of policymaking and grassroots conservation, resulting in a sustainable habitat that has served as a model for other conservation projects.
With so many conservation challenges, Audubon must prioritize where to invest time, funding, and political capital. In California, we work on strategic projects in every major landscape. For example, along the coast, Audubon advances protections and restoration in 4 major estuaries, providing habitat, access to nature, and improved coastal resilience for millions of Californians. In the Central Valley, Audubon is focused on protecting surface and ground water for the last 5 percent of California’s remaining wetlands, the critical backbone of the Pacific Flyway. Audubon’s urban centers, the Audubon Center at Debs Park and the Richardson Bay Audubon Center and Sanctuary, are inclusive spaces that welcome community members to learn about and participate in the transformational conservation efforts Audubon California leads, while enjoying the beautiful wildlife these efforts support. Centers host summer camps, youth conservation leadership programs, numerous volunteer opportunities, and serve as community hubs for environmental justice and advocate work, expanding the Audubon network and training new generations of conservation advocates.
Audubon’s policy staff works hand in hand with staff scientists and educators, chapters, our members and close allies, and other interested stakeholders such as farmers and water districts, to craft and deliver science-based policy solutions that will endure. In the past ten years, Audubon was central to passing legislation to ban toxic lead ammunition in California to save the California Condor, securing permanent protections for migratory birds, and establishing ambitious conservation goals such as “30 by 30” and other nature-based solutions to climate change. Audubon will continue to leverage its 163,000 members and supporters, 49 chapters, and extensive network of partners to meet directly with legislators and agency leaders to secure legislative, budget, and other policy wins at the regional, state, and federal levels.
Audubon California is well-positioned to contribute solutions to the immense conservation challenges ahead.
About Audubon South Carolina:
Audubon South Carolina (ASC) represents an ever-expanding flock, with nearly 28,000 members and supporters in every State County, two nature conservation centers/sanctuaries, and more than 30,000 acres of land that we own and manage using bird-and climate-friendly management practices. In addition, Audubon South Carolina also works with eight chapters and bird club partners across the state. Audubon South Carolina’s varied conservation work – and our passionate supporters – give the birds we love a fighting chance while creating a better future for us all.
People, Places & Policy:
Just as ecosystems are interconnected, so, too, is our work. Our efforts weave together South Carolina’s people, places, and policy to make a lasting impact.
As champions for conservation, our nearly 28,000 members and eight state chapters and bird clubs represent an extensive grassroots network that advocates for federal, state, and local policies that protect birds and the places they need.
Audubon South Carolina’s approach to advocacy connects our members, partners, and elected officials around the issues affecting birds and people in South Carolina. Whether supporting conservation partners and frontline communities with advocacy grants, hosting in-district bird walks with legislators or providing advocacy training to chapters, ASC always works to create a unified voice for birds.
ASC is focused on accelerating a clean energy future for our state, increasing coastal resilience through natural infrastructure, and protecting South Carolina’s most valuable habitats. We have worked extensively to increase the competitiveness of solar energy in the state, secure funding for resilience and natural infrastructure projects such as the restoration of Crab Bank Seabird Sanctuary Island in Mt. Pleasant, and make resilience an important component of state planning and federal projects.
Healthy Forests: We partner with landowners on land management practices that are both bird-friendly and profitable, with a specific focus on the restoration of critical Longleaf Pine and bottomland hardwood habitats. We also own and manage nearly 30,000 acres of land.
Coastal Resilience: In 2022 we plan to release the Coastal Carolinas Initiative in collaboration with our North Carolina state office, which will serve as a strategic plan for our coastal work throughout the state, providing a meaningful mapping tool to help inform where we work and engage partners on strategic restoration and protection projects. The development stage of the initiative has already paved the way for an innovative coastal conservation strategy for the greater Cape Romain region. Over the next three years, we will spearhead several projects that will have incredible cultural and natural resource benefits for communities at increased risk from sea-level rise.
Audubon Centers & Sanctuaries:
Audubon’s centers are inclusive spaces that welcome our state’s diverse communities to learn about – and participate in – the transformational conservation efforts Audubon South Carolina leads while enjoying the beautiful wildlife these efforts support. Comprising 22,000 acres of vital habitat, Audubon’s Beidler Forest and Silver Bluff centers and sanctuaries serve as essential habitat life-rafts for hundreds of bird species and other wildlife and offer a place of respite and conservation education for thousands of visitors each year.
Audubon Centers & Sanctuary at Francis Beidler Forest: This 18,000-acres bird and wildlife sanctuary features a 1.75-mile boardwalk through the world’s largest virgin cypress-tupelo swamp as well as a grassland and woodland trail. As a designated site of significance within the National Park Service’s Underground Railroad - Network to Freedom program, Beidler is as much a historical treasure as it is a natural wonder.
Silver Bluff Audubon Center & Sanctuary: This 3,400-acre sanctuary overlooking the Savannah River features a pristine forest ecosystem, walking trails, 50 acres of lakes and ponds, 100 acres of grassland, archaeological sites, and all manner of birds and wildlife.
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