Opened 2011, the Audubon Center at Riverlands is one of 41 Audubon Centers in the U.S. Audubon Centers are hubs of influence and leadership for conservation throughout their regions and communities. We are a project of the National Audubon Society, a key component of Audubon’s Upper Mississippi River Program and a unique partnership with the Rivers Project Office of the St. Louis District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
We use education, science and public engagement to protect birds and their habitats in the Great Rivers Confluence Important Bird Area and the greater St. Louis Region. We build new generations of conservationists and leaders through experiential STEM-based learning in nature focused on under-resourced schools and communities; use science to understand and protect birds and habitat; and offer programs and events that promote an understanding and appreciation of nature, and inspire action to protect our Great Rivers, birds and habitat.
The Alternative Spring Break Internship is an essential part of the NEST (Nature Stewards of Tomorrow) program and interns will participate in outdoor conservation work, environmental justice trainings and career exposure opportunities. This week-long job opportunity will provide five-ten St. Louis region teens from the Ferguson-Florissant School District and Hazelwood School District with real work experience, understanding of local environmental issues, career exposure, and networking opportunities in the field of environmental conservation and sustainability.
The Delaware River Watershed Fellow will serve as an ambassador for Audubon Pennsylvania and the Delaware River watershed by engaging our watershed community, inspiring watershed stewardship and helping APA reach and engage new and underserved audiences. By the end of the 12 weeks of service, Fellows will have become local watershed ambassadors in their community and will have introduced many new people to their local trails, waterways, and environmental center, as well as the steps they can take to help restore and protect the Delaware River watershed.
$16.00 / hour
The Audubon Center at Riverlands is seeking two seasonal point-count technicians to assist in our long-term bottomland forest bird surveys for the Upper Mississippi River system. Working under the Conservation Science Manager, Biological Technicians will assist in conducting point-count surveys on islands and areas along the Mississippi River during the spring/summer. Technicians will also assist in associated data entry and quality assurance, as well as data analysis. This position starts May 1st until July 31st (dates may vary due to river conditions) with some weekend and holiday work being required. Housing is not provided. Applicants will be accepted until the position is filled.
$15.00 / hour
The Greenwich Audubon Center opened in 1943 as the National Audubon Society’s first environmental education center in the United States. The 285-acre sanctuary has approximately seven miles of trails that lead to a hardwood forest, old fields, a lake, streams and vernal ponds. Each year, over tens of thousands of adults and children, visit Audubon to hike and participate in school, family and adult programs, including citizen science surveys and counts, land stewardship projects, summer camps, lectures and presentations, and natural history and ecology education programs. Ultimately, our programs give people the information they need to make informed decisions about how they interact with nature. Through education, public policy, and science, we hope to build a culture of conservation and environmental stewards for now and in the future.
The First Aid Director will be responsible for responding to all first aid/CPR incidences and emergencies that take place during the Audubon Greenwich Summer Camp hours 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Monday through Friday starting in mid-June and ending in mid-August.
$19.00 - $21.00 / hour
The Hog Island Camp Assistant will aid in the general operation of Hog Island Audubon Camp. S/He/They will report directly to the Hog Island Facility Manager and work in coordination with the kitchen staff, maintenance staff, and programming staff. Under direction from the Kitchen team, the Camp Assistant will assist with acquiring and transporting food orders from farms and distributors, and monitoring and transport of refuse, compost, and recycling to mainland by boat. S/He/They may assist in the general kitchen operation including food prep and cleaning and will work closely with a team of dedicated FOHI (Friends of Hog Island 501c3) volunteers who will be aiding the kitchen team. They will be responsible for monitoring elements of the facility and light maintenance such as painting and grounds keeping, including mowing and watering the gardens. They will assist in keeping camp vans and boats clean, safe, and filled with fuel. They will run boat shuttles throughout the week and on-board our instructor teams on Saturdays. They will help maintain and operate the Hog Island Nature Store, including inventory, opening, and staffing the shop as needed. Hog Island staff must adhere to strict Covid-19 protocols and the Camp Assistant will be responsible to abide by these protocols.
The Camp Assistant is required to live in housing on Hog Island in order to perform the functions of this position. Audubon will provide the Camp Assistant with a private room with shared 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 keeping the camp operations in order through customer service and the meal service and programming schedule. Weekend work is required. Some weeks will not include a full schedule and full hours may not be expected all weeks.
**Candidates preferred to be available from May 8 to October 3, 2023.
$15.50 / hour
The Center Director at the Nina Mason Pulliam Rio Salado Audubon Center (the Center) will provide senior leadership to the facilities, operations, and programs at the Center in partnership with Audubon staff, local educators, artists, community leaders, and advocates to achieve Audubon’s strategic goals and deliver the highest possible value to the greater Phoenix community. The Center Director will provide leadership in the areas of facility management, youth engagement, community organizing, and advocacy at the local, regional and state levels for shared community needs. The Center Director will make conservation action accessible to everyone, in part by reaching out to audiences that are new to environmental stewardship and by providing useful information about the natural world through a full spectrum of hands-on experiences for every age. The Center Director will be an advocate for public and private investment in South Phoenix and the Rio Salado corridor and will work to elevate the voices of community partners in support of sustainable and equitable development in the region.
Reporting directly to the Vice President and Executive Director of Audubon Southwest, the Center Director is the administrative lead for the Center, managing all aspects of Center operations including oversight of the land, facilities, trails, and grounds, management of volunteers and contractors, management of capital projects, and will oversee the Center’s budget, including expenses and revenue generated by private rentals and other Center-based fee programs. The Center Director receives support in managing operations from Audubon Southwest administrative staff, Audubon development and finance staff, as well as from contract facility management staff.
- $80,000 to $83,000/year
The Center Director at the Audubon Center at Debs Park will be a strategic visionary leader, fundraiser, and charismatic facilitator with the ability to work in partnership with key internal and external stakeholder groups. The Center Director will develop a compelling vision and execute against that vision, growing the Audubon Center at Debs Park into a center for conservation action with hemispheric impact for people and birds.
The Center Director will be responsible for all aspects of planning, developing, operating, and managing the Center, including alignment of the Center’s conservation, engagement, and education efforts with Audubon’s new strategic plan. The successful candidate will be an experienced community-builder, effective communicator, and change leader with the ability to work with a variety of stakeholders within the organization as well as with the community, policymakers, and funders.
Reporting to Audubon California’s Deputy Director, the Center Director will work to integrate the Center’s activities with other Audubon Centers and offices in California and across the Flyway to help deliver conservation impact at scale. The Center Director’s team includes two program staff and an operations and facilities manager.
Center Directors at Audubon are supported by the Audubon network team, their state conservation team, and the organizational capacity of the National Audubon Society. The core purpose for Audubon centers is threefold:
- Fostering conservation action at the personal and collective levels, for birds and the places they, and we all, need;
- Engaging and cultivating a diverse, cross-generational group of conservationists; and,
- Creating pathways to integrate community perspectives and issues with Audubon priorities.
$100,000 / year
The Audubon Connecticut Coastal Waterbird Technician & Boating Assistant will work as a member of the Audubon Alliance for Coastal Waterbirds. The Alliance is a partnership between Audubon CT, the Connecticut Audubon Society, Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Wildlife Division, The Nature Conservancy, and the US Fish and Wildlife Service. The Alliance implements conservation efforts statewide to protect nesting areas and reduce disturbance, while monitoring the breeding populations of five focal species (Piping Plover, American Oystercatcher, Least Tern, Common Tern and Black Skimmer). The Coastal Waterbird Technician & Boating Assistant is responsible for aiding the efforts to inventory, monitor, and steward the five species of breeding coastal waterbirds on mainland beaches and offshore islands in Connecticut. This is a great opportunity to work with several species of shorebirds and waterbirds in a unique estuarine ecosystem along the coast of Connecticut.
The Coastal Waterbird Technician & Boating Assistant is a seasonal, full-time position, 35 hours per week, and is slated for April 3, 2023 through September 30, 2023.
$15.00–$17.00 / hour dependent on experience
The Communications Associate will support overall engagement with conservation and advocacy efforts across the state. The primary day-to-day tasks will be writing, producing, and posting social media posts, web content, emails, and event registration forms. The ideal candidate will be a strong writer, a creative thinker, and a fast actor, able to juggle multiple projects at one time, and regularly interface with key advocacy and science teams to ensure communications support organizational goals.
A cover letter is required.
Compensation is a range of $21-$24/hour.
Reporting to the Vice President and Executive Director, Audubon Alaska, the Communications Manager is responsible for the implementation of strategies that elevate Audubon Alaska’s profile within Alaska and nationally through the use of both innovative and conventional communications strategies and tactics. 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.
Interested in environmental education, wilderness skills and working with children? Looking to build your resume and broaden your knowledge of the natural word? Join the Audubon Vermont team this summer as a paid Counselor-In-Training (CIT)!
CITs work alongside our day camp Instructors — experienced naturalists and educators — to deliver high-quality, hands-on environmental education and activities for campers ages 3-12. The program is structured to give CITs the opportunity to explore their interests in outdoor education and conservation, while also building the skills and experience necessary to launch them towards their next education or career opportunity. We hope our CITs will become the next generation of Audubon camp Instructors, Naturalist Educators, and Conservation Biologists!
CITs have the option of working with both our Preschool Nature Camp (ages 3-5) and Ecology Day Camp (ages 6-12). We encourage CITs to take the opportunity to teach both age groups to gain an understanding of how developmental stages of youth impact our lesson plans and teaching styles. While we do our best to honor CIT camp choices, there may be times that CITs will work whatever camp best fits our scheduling needs. For more information about both camps, including age groups and themes for each week, visit our website: https://vt.audubon.org/programs/cit-program
Who can apply?
We are looking for High School Students with interests in:
- Outdoor/environmental education
- Working with children
- Wildlife and habitat conservation
- Nature awareness, animal tracking, and wilderness living skills
- Nature-based crafts, art, and tool-making
- Teaching and mentoring younger kids
- Building teamwork and leadership skills
CIT positions are open to high school students ages 14-18. An ideal candidate for this position is available Monday-Friday for 4 weeks of the summer camp season June 20 - August 11. CITs hours are from 8:15am to 4:15pm, with a 30 min lunch break each day (total of 7.5 hours/day).
CITs must be available for orientation at the Green Mountain Audubon Center in Huntington (dates subject to change if snow days delay school year):
- Thursday, June 15th 9am-4:30pm
- Friday, June 16th 9am-4:30pm
This is an in person role based out of the Green Mountain Audubon Center in Huntington, Vermont.
Under the guidance of the Facilities and Grounds Manager, the Custodian will be responsible for maintaining the Farm Discovery Center and the Nature Center at Aullwood Audubon, as well as other houses and structures on an as needed basis. The primary emphasis is in cleaning and maintaining the two main facilities, one at the nature center and one at the farm, including cleaning the bathrooms, wiping down high touch areas, vacuuming carpets, dusting shelves and counters, replacing supplies such as toilet paper, soap and paper towels as needed. There will be light duty maintenance such as light bulb replacements, paint touch up, filter replacements, lubricating/fastening hardware, and repairing faulty plumbing parts.
This position requires shifts that begin at 5:00 p.m. and shifts that include Saturdays and Sundays. Shifts can be alternated with the second position.
The John James Audubon Center, a member of the Alliance for Watershed Education (AWE), is seeking to hire a Fellow from the Norristown area to help connect with local community members around protecting the Delaware River and its waterways. The Delaware River Watershed Fellowship is a 12-week, paid summer job opportunity designed to introduce young people from local communities to careers in environmental education. Fellows are hired at one of 23 environmental education centers across the Delaware River Watershed. Fellows are paid $15.50/hr., 35-40 hours a week over the summer.
Fellows participate in training sessions to help prepare them for a summer of helping people connect with nature and informing their local communities about issues affecting the Delaware River, the source of drinking water for 13 million people living in the region.
The John James Audubon Center (JJAC) is located at 1201 Pawlings Road, Audubon, PA 19403. The Fellow will spend a portion of their time interacting with the section of the Perkiomen Creek found on JJAC property, and parts of the Schuylkill River that run through Norristown.
- June 5, 2023: Fellow start date at the John James Audubon Center (Fellows may arrange with their Supervisor to begin any time within the first week of the program).
- June 14-16: Fellowship Orientation (overnight) at Pocono Environmental Education Center. (Meals, transportation and accommodations provided).
- August 18: Watershed Fellowship Summit (location to be announced).
- August 25: Last day of Fellowship (Fellows may finish their term of service any time after the August 18 Summit
$15.50 / hour
The Development Associate will play an important role in Audubon’s fund development program in Florida acting as the primary contact for most donors and supporters at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, and maintaining a small portfolio of their own. This position will report to the Senior Manager, Major Giving and will work closely with the development and program team at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary. This is a full-time position based in Naples, Florida with the potential for a Florida-based remote office depending on location.
$22.00-$26.00 / hour
The Development Manager, reporting to the Senior Development Manager, Major Gifts, will focus on the qualification of prospects in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Carolinas, and other places as assigned. Their primary responsibility is to identify and qualify a pool of prospective funders to determine whether they have the capacity to make a major gift ($10,000+ annually) that will help Audubon to achieve its ambitious local, state, and national goals. They will help develop and work with mid-level donors and prospects currently giving $500 + annually and capable of giving $10,000 + annually across the above states with the aim of creating a portfolio of consistent annual funders giving at the $10,000+ level. To do so successfully, they will work closely with members of the development team, the Vice President, Senior Director, Senior Development Manager, Executive Directors leading field offices in the above states, other colleagues throughout the assigned areas, and volunteer board leaders. The right candidate will have lived experience working with people and communities of color—and demonstrated ability in doing so. This position is a hybrid role, based in the Philadelphia metro region with dedicated work space at the Discovery Center in Fairmont Park.
$70,000 / year
The Development Manager, reporting to the Senior Director of Major Giving and Campaigns, will focus on the qualification of prospects in California, Washington, and Alaska. Their primary responsibility is to identify and qualify a pool of prospective funders to determine whether they have the capacity to make a major gift ($10,000+ annually) that will help Audubon to achieve its ambitious local, state, and national goals. They will help develop and work with mid-level donors and prospects currently giving $500+ annually and capable of giving $10,000+ annually. To do so successfully, they will work closely with members of the development team, the Vice President, Senior Director, Executive Director in all three states, other colleagues throughout the assigned programs, and volunteer board leaders. The right candidate will have lived experience working with people and communities of color—and demonstrated ability in doing so.
$70,000 to $80,000 per year
Audubon's Digital Product Designer will work with the Digital Products team to lead UI/UX design efforts across our core digital properties, including Audubon.org, the Audubon Bird Guide app, and other digital projects within the Product team’s purview. This role will also collaborate closely with Audubon’s larger creative team, ensuring their work harmonizes with and helps evolve the design of the overall brand.
Salary range based on geo-differentials:
$100,000-$115,000 = NYC, San Francisco, Seattle;
$90,000-$105,000 = Alaska, California, Connecticut, D.C., Chicago, Oyster Bay, NY
$80,000-$95,000 = All other locations
The Director of Business Systems is responsible for the management, operation, and maintenance of Audubon business systems, including all components of CRM, ERP, and financial operations software. The person in this role will be charged with overseeing the strategic effectiveness of Audubon’s operational and programmatic work through the configuration, development, and deployment of enterprise platforms, data systems, and some internal-facing web applications, much of which is centered around Salesforce for high-touch fundraising and Blackbaud Financial Edge NXT for financial management. Audubon also relies on several legacy custom applications for financial operations that need replacement as part of a larger technology transformation.
This role manages a team of business analysts supporting both the day-to-day operations and the planning and execution of systems development, in partnership with technology vendors. Focus on business solutions in service to organizational goals is essential, while balancing considerations of quality, cost, and schedule. The Director of Business Systems sits in the Technology department and reports into the Senior Director of IT.
$140,000 to $150,000/year
Reporting to the VP, Development, the Director, Individual Giving will assist in growing the major gifts program primarily in Washington state for the National Audubon Society. They do so through collaborative fundraising efforts together with field leadership, regionally based current and former national board members, advisory board members, and other conservation professionals working across the Audubon Network, supporting Audubon in achieving its ambitious local, state, and national goals. They will accomplish this in the following ways:
• Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward a portfolio of 100 – 150 major gift donors and prospects based primarily in Washington state and capable of giving $10,000 + annually
• Partner with regionally based current and former advisory and fiduciary board members to deepen relationships throughout the pacific northwest
• Establish a framework for increased annual fundraising results for Audubon’s programs in Washington and from donors based in the pacific northwest
• Lead Washington advisory board engagement activities related to fundraising and participate in board development activities together with field leadership
The Director will partner across the organization, engaging program staff and Board members in fundraising activities, as well as identify giving opportunities. The right candidate will have lived experience working with people and communities of color—and demonstrated skill in doing so. They must also have exceptional written and oral communication skills and demonstrate a commitment to a collaborative work style.
Key metrics for results will include donor engagement (number of personal meetings with prospect and volunteers) and revenue (value of gifts; the number of solicitations; success rate of solicitations; and achievement of programmatic contributed revenue goals—both for Washington programs and from pacific northwest donors). The successful candidate is an entrepreneurial, results-driven, development professional who is adept at closing six and seven-figure gifts and leading teams.
This position requires up to 50 percent travel in the assigned territories (primarily within Washington state) with occasional evening and weekend travel. Compensation:$140,000.00/yearly
The National Audubon Society is seeking a highly motivated and hands-on Director, Learning and Development who will be responsible for managing and supporting the assessment of organizational needs and the design, implementation, and evaluation of programs that facilitate the professional development and continuous learning of Audubon staff across the organization. In addition, the Director, Learning and Development will lead the implementation of extended onboarding, collaborate on workforce planning initiatives, and the creation of the employee value proposition. By leveraging internal and external resources, the Director will be instrumental in creating a leadership development program which will tie to a robust performance evaluation process and contribute to the strategic planning initiatives at Audubon.
As a member of the HR team, the Director, Learning and Development will work across the full spectrum of the Audubon network to implement and reinforce the structures and policies necessary to improve the overall employee life cycle experience and contribute to the employee life cycle. The Director, Learning and Development will ensure all Audubon staff have the tools and resources needed to perform their roles productively and efficiently, including equal access to learning, training, and advancement opportunities.
This is a hybrid position. Candidates can work from one of our office locations in New York, NY, Washington, DC, or Oakland, CA with preference for Washington, DC.
- Washington, DC Metro: $130,000 to $140,000/year.
- NYC Metro, Oakland/San Francisco: $135,000 to $145,000/year.
Reporting to the VP, Development, the Director, Major Giving and Campaigns will assist in growing the major gifts program throughout Connecticut and New York for the National Audubon Society. They do so through collaborative fundraising efforts together with regional leadership and other conservation professionals working across the Audubon Network, supporting Audubon in achieving its ambitious local, state, and national goals. They will accomplish this in the following ways:
• Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward a portfolio of 75 – 100 major gift donors and prospects based in Connecticut and New York and capable of giving $25,000 + annually.• Manage the CTNY Elevate Campaign, driving forward all fundraising-related activities with staff and volunteer leadership.• Establish a framework for increased annual fundraising results to meet the expanded operating needs resulting from campaign growth.• Manage the regionally focused individual giving fundraising team.
The Director will partner across the organization, engaging program staff and Board members in fundraising activities, as well as identify giving opportunities. The right candidate will have lived experience working with people and communities of color—and demonstrated skill in doing so. They must also have exceptional written and oral communication skills and demonstrate a commitment to a collaborative work style.Key metrics for results will include donor engagement (number of personal meetings with prospect and volunteers) and revenue (value of gifts; the number of solicitations; success rate of solicitations; and achievement of programmatic contributed revenue goals). The successful candidate is an entrepreneurial, results-driven, development professional who is adept at closing six and seven-figure gifts and leading teams.This position requires up to 50 percent travel in the assigned territories with occasional evening and weekend travel.
- $130,000 to $145,000/year
The 2023 Eco-Leadership Corps will engage selected high school interns in eight weeks of compensated conservation leadership development while exploring and enhancing the 285-acre Greenwich Audubon Main Sanctuary, as well as several offsite locations of conservation interest. The internship is a temporary role and is paid at the rate of $15-$17 per hour.
Corps interns will study New England ecology with Audubon naturalists, improve bird habitat through hands-on learning of land stewardship practices, and develop curriculum for use in Audubon programs throughout the region. Eco-Leadership Corps Interns will also represent diverse backgrounds and experiences.
Each week, Eco-Leadership Corps interns focus their learning on a particular element of the environment that interests them, developing lesson plans for delivery to K-5th grade participants in the Greenwich Audubon Summer Nature Day Camp. Corps interns will hone their creativity and program design skills as they construct culturally relevant grade-school lessons for Audubon field trips, in-school outreach and partners across CT and NY.
This role is on-site, and based out of the Greenwich Audubon Center, in Greenwich, CT.
$15.00 - $17.00 / hour
The Greenwich Audubon Center in Greenwich, Connecticut provides the opportunity to work in a day camp setting with children ages 5 to 11 and our Eco Leadership Corps, a paid internship program for high school students working with the camp. Camp runs for eight weeks and campers spend time exploring the meadows, ponds, and forests at the Audubon Center. Summer Camp Teacher Naturalists will work with the Camp Director and Audubon Education Specialists to develop lesson plans. You will conduct daily hikes and other activities with a group of up to 15 children, while maintaining a safe, fun, and educational environment.
This position begins on June 12, 2023, and includes a week of staff training from June 19 to June 24. Summer Nature Day Camp begins on June 26 and ends on August 18. The daily work hours are 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Monday to Friday. Each Tuesday all staff will be required to attend a staff meeting from 3:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m. (day subject to change).
This position is on-site at The Greenwich Audubon Center in Greenwich, CT.
$18.00 - $19.00 / hour
Audubon magazine, 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 14-16 weeks, running from the end of May through the end of August (start and end dates are flexible). This is a remote-work position.
To apply, please upload a one-page cover letter, one-page resume, and links to three to five writing clips. Links can be included on the one-page cover letter. Please upload PDFs.
National Audubon Society is dedicated to building a culturally diverse organization and strongly encourages applications from people of color and LGBTQI+ individuals.
$15.00 / hour
The Education Internship is a great opportunity to learn more about environmental education. The intern will be assist in the delivery of education programs and daily operations of the Nina Mason Pulliam Rio Salado Audubon Center. The education intern 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. This position is eligible for college credit at ASU and GCU.
$15.00 / hour
The Green Mountain Audubon Center’s conservation education programs provide people of all ages with direct experiences in nature. Audubon’s programs are outdoors, science-based, interactive, and encourage participants to take age-appropriate conservation action to help protect birds, other wildlife and their habitats.
The Educator is a critical member of Audubon Vermont’s (AV) Center team, with a strong focus on developing and delivering education programs for all ages. The Educator will lead programs for affinity groups, underserved populations, children preschool through high school, adults and the general public. This position will also help to mentor college students through our robust internship program.
Reports to the Education Program Manager at the Audubon Center and works a 35 hours per week schedule with occasional weekend and evening work.
$17.00 - $20.00 / hour
The Environmental Educator will develop and deliver dynamic, high quality, and integrated environmental interpretation and education, outdoor recreation, conservation science and advocacy programs in the Finger Lakes Region. They will lead programs at Montezuma Audubon Center (MAC), the Montezuma Wetlands Complex, and off-site outreach will support Audubon’s strategic plan in Water, Working Lands, Climate Change, and Creating Bird-Friendly Communities. This is a full-time position that will not exceed 35 hours/week.
$33,000 / year
The part-time Events Assistants provide support services at The John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove for weddings and other celebratory events taking place at the site. These are seasonal positions. Shifts include weekday and weekend evenings. Work schedules and total hours worked will vary based on the candidate’s availability and flexibility.
$16.00 / hour
The Executive Engagement Manager is responsible for planning and implementing all facets of engagement events and opportunities for the Chief Executive Officer, Chief Conservation Officer, and other Executive Team members at Audubon. Working under the direction of the Senior Manager, Executive Communications with a dotted line to the Vice President, Principal Giving, the Executive Engagement Manager is responsible for coordinating across the Development, Conservation, Marketing & Communications, Executive Office, and other teams to ensure the seamless execution of engagement activities and events.
The Manager is responsible for the scheduling, agenda development, and follow through of all Executive engagement strategy and planning meetings. They will develop and execute a consistent and rigorous approach to ensure the executive engagement strategy is implemented seamlessly. The successful Manager possesses a keen attention to detail and follow-up skills to see a project through from beginning to end. They will have experience navigating in matrixed environments and thrive within a team dynamic. The ideal individual will exercise good judgment in a wide range of situations, with strong written and verbal communication, administrative and organizational skills, and the ability to maintain a realistic balance among multiple priorities. This position offers a combination of in-office and virtual work. Compensation:$85k-$95k/yearly
The Seasonal Field Biologist will be an integral part of one or more field efforts supporting the Working Lands Initiative at Audubon California including tricolored blackbird surveys of crops and wetlands and waterbird use of wetlands. This position will report to a Working Lands Conservation Project Manager and will work in close coordination with the Working Lands Team at Audubon CA and the Migratory Bird Conservation Partnership that includes Audubon California, The Nature Conservancy, and Point Blue Conservation Science as well as other partners.
This is a full-time, temporary grant-funded position scheduled for four months & 40 hours/week (March – May with minimal overtime and the possibility of extension pending funding and needs) with occasional overtime. The position can be based outside of the Central Valley however the job duties require a daily presence in the Valley. Shared housing may be available at the Cosumnes River Preserve.
$22.00 / hour
The National Audubon Society is a nonprofit conservation organization that protects birds and their habitats. We work throughout the Americas using science, advocacy, education, and on-the-ground conservation.
Founded in 1954, Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, with the Blair Audubon Center, is a non-profit education center and wildlife sanctuary owned by the National Audubon Society. Located in the northeast of Naples, Florida, the Sanctuary encompasses over 13,000 acres. Habitats range from upland pine flatwoods and oak hammock to wetlands which include various types of marshes and the largest stand of old-growth bald cypress left in the world. The Sanctuary supports a wide variety of flora and fauna, including endangered bromeliads and orchids, over 200 bird species, and contributes to the land needed for Florida panthers.
Our full-time seasonal Outdoor Educator will report to the Director of Public Programs and lead and support outdoor education and nature interpretation programs on-site for Sanctuary visitors of all ages. This will include leading guided tours for adults and visiting groups, school youth programming, nature birthday parties, school programming, full day and summer camps, and other educational programs and events at the Sanctuary. They will complete administrative tasks related to outdoor education and will also occasionally support our visitor center by working at our admissions desk and performing facility and boardwalk closing duties. This position is classified as full-time, seasonal at a rate of $15.00 per hour, with 30-40 hours/week from February through May, and then 40 hours/week from June through July 2023.
Rustic, shared accommodations are available on-site, as a taxable employment benefit. Please indicate in your application if you require on-site accommodations.
$15.00 / hour
The regional offices of the National Audubon Society are leaders and integral members of a community of conservation practice, establishing innovative programs to protect, conserve, and enhance habitat for a wide variety of bird species throughout the upper Midwest and beyond.
The Grassland Ecologists will work closely with local landowners to implement working lands programs, including the Audubon Conservation Ranching (ACR) Program and a variety of voluntary range and grassland conservation tools. The Grassland Ecologist will work in partnership within a community of conservation groups including sustainable agriculture organizations, and agencies to deliver robust private landowner programming. These working lands programs aim to improve private landowners’ ability to practice bird-friendly land management. The Grassland Ecologist will be responsible for engaging, cultivating, and enrolling landowners into these programs and assisting them with implementation of innovative land management practices.
Utilizing habitat management plans (HMPs), the Grassland Ecologist will partner with landowners to determine land management goals and ensure program compliance. These HMPs support practices such as adaptive grazing, prescribed fire, grass and rangeland restoration, invasive species removal, and establishing rotational grazing infrastructure. HMPs rely on the designation of priority grassland bird species for each ranch or project site. The Grassland Ecologist will also conduct and/or support vegetation, bird, and soil monitoring to ensure landowners are compliant with program goals and are enhancing their grasslands to benefit grassland birds.
There are two open positions, one based in Minnesota as part of the Audubon Minnesota Iowa Missouri regional office, and another based in Wisconsin as part of the Audubon Great Lakes regional office.
$52,500 / year plus benefits
The kitchen staff, including the Head Chef, Sous Chef, and Kitchen or Camp Assistants, with the help of a group of devoted Friends of Hog Island (FOHI) volunteers, provides 3 meals a day for up to 80 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 Head Chef is responsible for directing kitchen operations, developing meal plans, placing food orders, and preparing meals for up to 80 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. She/He/they will direct and schedule the Sous Chef and Kitchen or Camp Assistant and work closely with the FOHI Volunteer Coordinator who will schedule and direct a dedicated team of volunteers who assist in the kitchen, dining room, and elsewhere in the camp. Strong and independent time management skills are required to efficiently schedule time in the kitchen and minimize work beyond 40 hrs/week. She/He/They 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 she/he/they 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. Most meals are served buffet style with outdoor seating, though there may be indoor options depending on Covid policies and weather.
The Head Chef is preferred 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 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 1, 2023 and run through October 6, 2023. The work schedule is usually Sunday lunch through mid-day Friday, 40 hours per week, and the day revolves around meal planning and service that includes breakfast, lunch and dinner. Weekend work is required. Some weeks will not include a full schedule and full hours may not be expected all weeks.
$23.50 / hour
Are you ready to influence leaders across the organization with insight and impact? Are you looking for a place where you can combine your passion for creating an outstanding employee experience with your passion for protecting the environment? If so, come take a seat at the table to help contribute to the vision of the National Audubon Society! We're excited to see what we can accomplish together when your unique skills, ideas and perspectives meet our dynamic team.
The National Audubon Society is seeking a highly motivated, and hands-on Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP) to join our world class HR team. This role reports directly to the Senior Director, Human Resources, and can be located in one of Audubon’s New York, California or Washington, DC offices.
The HRBP will provide strategic direction and support to leadership and employees throughout a dedicated portfolio. They will assist in all human resources functional areas, including culture, onboarding, employee relations, performance management, talent planning, and hiring/selection.
- $110,000 to $115,000
The Junior Forest Technician (JFT) is a program, which includes 6 high school students from the local community. This program led by the land manager, enables students to experience professional forestry skills and methods, participate in Wildland and Woodland Stewardship Science, and practice long-term forest monitoring techniques. The year roundyear-round schedule also includes habitat construction and remediation of Important Bird Areas (IBA) at our Bent of the River (BOTR) sanctuary. JFT’s get a chance to work with other organizations such as the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection banding Purple Martin chicks and electrofishing the Pomperaug River.
This internship is a temporary role and is paid at a rate of $15.00 per hour.
This role is on-site at the Bent of the Bent of the River Audubon Center in Southbury, CT.
$15.00 / hour
We are looking to employ a dedicated Crew Leader to supervise the activities of our Junior Forest Technician (JFT) program. The Crew Leader’s responsibilities include managing a team of five or more high school agriscience students, supervising daily work in the field and planning activities with the Land Manager.
To be successful as a Crew Leader you should demonstrate strong leadership and management skills and have experience in the field of natural resources and environmental sciences. The JCT will work from the end of June through the beginning of September.
$16.00 - $17.00 / hour
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 devoted Friends of Hog Island (FOHI) volunteers. The kitchen team provides 3 meals a day for up to 80 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. S/He/They will assist in acquiring, transporting, and inventorying orders from farms and distributors, including transport to island by boat. S/He/They will work closely with a team of dedicated FOHI volunteers who will be aiding the kitchen team. The kitchen team will have to abide by strict Covid-19 protocols and the Kitchen Assistant will be responsible to abide by these protocols.
The Kitchen Assistant is preferred 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 shared 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.
** Preferred candidates will be available from May 8 to October 3, 2023.
$15.50 / hour
The Audubon Center at Riverlands is seeking one seasonal biological technician to assist in our long-term bottomland forest bird surveys for the Upper Mississippi River system. Working under the Conservation Science Manager, Lead Biological Technician will assist in conducting point-count surveys on islands and areas along the Mississippi River during the spring/summer. The part-time lead biological technician will also act as a lead over our other part-time techs and volunteers, and assist in scheduling field outings/survey needs. Technicians will also conduct associated data entry and quality assurance, as well as some data analysis. This position starts May 1st and could last until July 31st (dates may vary due to river conditions) with some weekend and holiday work being required. Housing is not provided. Applicants will be accepted until the position is filled.
$18.00 / hour
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 Bird Anchor Steward to work at beach-nesting bird sites within Lee County, Florida. The site most likely requiring stewardship is a Black Skimmer and Least Tern colony on Fort Myers Beach near the Little Estero Critical Wildlife Area. There are also nesting Wilson’s and Snowy Plovers in the area. The primary responsibility of the Anchor Steward is to organize and train volunteers to help monitor nesting birds and to conduct public outreach around the sea/shorebird nesting areas.
This is a part-time, 20-hour per week, seasonal position focused on weekends and holidays, including Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day, if nesting persists through the latter. The position is expected to begin April 17, 2023 and continue through the end of nesting season, to be determined in consultation with supervisor. Nesting may persist into late-August to mid-September but can end early in the event of a catastrophic event or other total loss of nesting activity.
$15.00 / hour
As a member of the Audubon Connecticut and New York team, the Manager, Donor Events is responsible for co-planning and executing Audubon donor engagement and fundraising events alongside volunteer engagement committees, the Executive Director, Development, and Communications teams.
The Manager, Donor Events will oversee and execute all aspects of assigned events to ensure that engagemSaveent and financial goals are met, events run smoothly, and partnerships with Audubon colleagues and committees remain productive and effective. They will be primarily responsible for the Keesee Award Luncheon (currently held in New York City) and the Environmental Leadership Awards Benefit (currently held in Greenwich, CT). Both events engage approximately 100-300 attendees and include featured speakers and sit-down meals. The Manager, Donor Events will also support smaller but equally important events at our Audubon Centers.
This role requires travel around Connecticut and NYC/Hudson Valley to meet with board members on major event committees and visit venues and vendors. Limited travel to Audubon Centers in other parts of the two states may be necessary to help support their events.
This position will report to the Senior Manager of Communications and works closely with the Executive Director of Audubon Connecticut and New York, board members, Center Directors, and other internal departments such as the National Audubon Society’s Development team, and Legal.
Location: You may work remotely within Connecticut or New York, or in-person at our Greenwich Audubon Center in Greenwich, CT. Applicants who can easily travel within the NYC/Hudson Valley and southeastern CT areas are preferred.
$65,000 - $75,000/year
Reporting to the center Director, the Manager, Operations & Facilities at the Audubon Center at Debs Park is responsible for the day-to-day operation and maintenance of the Platinum LEED Certified center. This role is responsible for all aspects of facility operations, such as managing capital projects, including permitting, contractor management, scheduling, compliance, and reporting; coordinating volunteers; and ensuring back-office processes in partnership with Audubon IT, legal, development, and finance are effectively executed.
- $68,000 to 70,000/year
The Manager, Public Programs will be the primary connection between Aullwood Audubon and its constituents, members, visitors, customers, learners, and teachers. It will also play a lead role in planning, developing, managing, and executing the education programs, exhibits, and social media outreach that drive attendance and expand the reach of Aullwood in the greater Miami Valley region, the State of Ohio, and beyond. The primary goals of this position will be to diversify and grow Aullwood’s audience and community science initiatives.
$60,000 / year
Audubon Florida supports management of beach-nesting birds at many locations in Northeast Florida by surveying, posting, stewarding, and protecting nesting areas from disturbance. To better protect nesting shorebirds Audubon is hiring a seasonal Shorebird Steward to work at the beaches of Nassau Sound including Amelia Island and Little Talbot Island. The primary responsibilities of the Shorebird Steward are to steward shorebird nesting areas and help train volunteer stewards as needed. Stewarding involves a variety of actions including observations of birds and the public at nesting sites and education of the public when their actions may pose a threat to the birds.
This is a part-time, 20-hour-per-week seasonal position focused on weekends and holidays, including Memorial Day and Independence Day. The position start date is anticipated to be 04/06/2023 and continue through the end of nesting season. Nesting season often persists through late August but may end early based on conditions at the nesting sites (e.g., storms causing loss of beach habitat).
$15.00 / hour
Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary, Tiburon, CA, is looking for nature-loving individuals with a passion for engaging young children on the wonders of the outdoors and environmental science.
Audubon Adventure Summer Camp is fully inclusive and consists of one week of staff training and 9 week-long sessions for children ages 4-7. Time commitment is 10 weeks: June 12th-August 18th.
$20.00 / hour
The Office Coordinator will be a critical member of the Audubon Vermont team, which works to protect birds, other wildlife and their habitats by engaging people of all ages in education, conservation, stewardship and action. The Office Coordinator will provide administrative support to Audubon Vermont, including the Green Mountain Audubon Center. Responsibilities will include a combination of office-management support tasks including assisting with the preparation of communications materials, timely processing of gifts and gift acknowledgements, payables, and administrative tasks to ensure the smooth and efficient operation of Audubon Vermont’s office. The successful candidate will be a team player with excellent communication skills and a commitment to Audubon’s conservation mission.
This position is a full-time, 35 hours/week position with benefits that will be based at the Green Mountain Audubon Center in Huntington. Work week is Monday – Friday with occasional evening and weekend work.
The position is located at the Green Mountain Audubon Center in Huntington, Vermont and reports to the Vice President, and Executive Director of Audubon Vermont. Must be able to work occasionally on evenings and weekends. This position includes full benefits. Salary based on experience.
$17.00 - $19.00 / hour
Reporting to the Executive Director, the Operations Manager will provide high-level programmatic and operational support for Audubon California (ACA), a regional office of National Audubon Society. Specifically, they will be responsible for efficient and smooth management of the ACA office in Oakland, provide remote support for the Sacramento office, and support the seamless integration of remote and nature center staff into ACA and National Audubon Society’s (NAS) operations.
The Operations Manager will develop and implement efficient office and organizational management that supports team success. They will provide guidance and support to the team on issues of financial management and reporting, fundraising, and contracting. They will provide logistical support and management for the state advisory board and committees.
$85,000 / year
The Outreach Education Assistant represents the Seabird Institute (SI) to the public as a narrator aboard puffin watching cruises, and as a greeter and interpreter at the Project Puffin Visitor Center in Rockland, Maine (PPVC). Outreach Education Assistants bring the story of SI’s 50-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.
Shared housing may be provided and is located at Audubon's Todd Wildlife Sanctuary, located at 12 Audubon Road, in Bremen, Maine.
There are (3) full-time seasonal positions available as detailed below:
- Position (1)
- Begins early May 1, 2023
- This position includes working at the visitor center as well as assisting with all chores and logistics for the opening & establishment of Seabird Island Field Camps.
- Position (2) and (3)
- Begin mid-May
- (2) positions - August 31st
- Position (1) - October 31st
- This position includes working at the Visitor Center (5) days / week in September and October.
FOOD and HOUSING can be provided by Audubon.
$34,125 / year
Audubon Florida helps to manage beach-nesting birds through much of the Florida Panhandle by posting, stewarding and protecting nesting areas from disturbance. To better monitor and protect the nesting shorebirds and seabirds along beaches and other nest sites in Pensacola, Audubon is hiring a seasonal Pensacola Beach Seabird Steward. The primary responsibility of the Pensacola Beach Seabird Steward is to survey nesting beaches, organize volunteers to conduct public outreach at seabird nesting sites, and posting protective perimeters around nest sites along Pensacola Beach.
This is a full-time seasonal position working 40 hours a week between April and August, 2023 for 40 hours per week with a focus on weekend days and holidays, including Independence Day, and Labor Day.
$15.00 / hour
Audubon Delta is the regional office of the National Audubon Society, encompassing the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi, and combining the former state office of Audubon Louisiana with two other state offices. The National Audubon Society protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow, throughout the Americas using science, advocacy, education, and on-the-ground conservation. Audubon has had a presence on the Gulf Coast for nearly a century and is invested thoroughly in the region. Audubon Delta has built a reputation as a pragmatic advocate for clean energy transition, backed by best available science and supported by inclusive coalition-building.
Reporting to the Director of Policy for Audubon Delta, the Policy Manager, Energy, is a key member of the Audubon Delta policy team, focusing on climate and clean energy issues engagement across Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. This position will work to target and promote Audubon’s support for the rapid deployment of responsibly sited and operated transmission and generation infrastructure to hasten the transition to clean energy. The incumbent will work closely with Audubon national and state staff, chapters, industry, federal, state and local government agencies, grid planning organizations and other partners.
The Policy Manager, Energy will be responsible for managing and growing Audubon’s Transmission initiative, monitoring and engaging in dockets at public service commissions in the three Delta region states and in the City of New Orleans, and participating in offshore wind initiatives in the Gulf as appropriate. The work will include: drafting policy technical comments and filing in dockets that align with Audubon Delta priorities, engagement and advocacy to improve transmission planning, siting, and permitting policies through federal, RTO, state and local transmission planning and permitting processes, member and policy-maker education on the importance of improved transmission and clean energy transition policies, and advocacy in support of priority transmission and clean energy transition projects.
**This position will work remotely and can be located in Arkansas, Mississippi, or Louisiana.
$75,000 / year
Reporting to the Executive Director of the Great Salt Lake Watershed Enhancement Trust (GSLWET or Trust), Program Director, GSLWET, will be a key member of the growing GSLWET and the National Audubon Society (Audubon) Saline Lakes Program team, working in collaboration with The Nature Conservancy of Utah (TNC), the State of Utah, and the Community Foundation of Utah, as we launch the Trust.
GSLWET has been established pursuant to an Act passed by the Utah Legislature in 2022. Working with partners, the Trust will:
- Support voluntary water leases and acquisitions to retain existing flows or enhance flows and improve water quality and quantity for wildlife areas at Great Salt Lake.
- Protect and restore upstream wetlands and habitats in the Great Salt Lake's surrounding ecosystem to benefit the hydrology of the Great Salt Lake.
- Identify priority areas and protect essential habitats and hydrology connected with the lake, including areas providing return flow and groundwater recharge.
- Identify and address infrastructure needs and projects to improve water distribution or otherwise respond to low water levels and rising salinity in the lake.
- Support water management and planning efforts with key stakeholders.
Under the leadership of the Executive Director, the Program Director will help build and lead the new Trust focused on Great Salt Lake. They will help oversee GSLWET operations and projects through to success, including meeting project deadlines, financial goals, and coordinating the work of key staff and partners. Together, with the Executive Director, they will be responsible for managing priority strategies and programs. Additionally, this role will help with local and regional development and outreach opportunities (donors, foundations, and grants) to support the work of the Trust.
This a hybrid role based in Utah, with an expectation of an average of at least three (3) days a week in the Salt Lake City office.
$100,000-$110,000 / year