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Audubon Florida seeks a Seasonal Stewardship Coordinator to support beach-nesting bird conservation work in Sarasota County. The Coordinator will work on beaches throughout Sarasota County, a shoreline distance of about 37 miles, but predominantly in the central and northern portions of the county where shorebirds and seabirds have nested historically.   From March to August (“breeding season”), the Coordinator will be responsible for independently performing bird monitoring and protection work of beach-nesting bird conservation tasks with responsibilities that include the following, in addition to other as-needed duties: - Posting symbolic fencing around beach-nesting bird sites and maintaining said posting; - Monitoring nest sites 2-4 times weekly or more often for evidence of disturbance or predation; - Performing weekly or more frequent bird surveys including number of adult pairs of shore/seabirds, number of downy chicks, number of feathered chicks, and number of fledged young; and - Helping protect sites from disturbance through stewardship activities, to include: coordinating with municipal staff or landowners to minimize disturbance, recruiting and training new volunteers, advising and partnering with volunteers to chaperone beach-nesting bird colonies during busy warm-weather weekends, educating beachgoers about these species and encouraging compliance with posted areas, and engaging in outreach to user groups through presentations at organizational meetings.  This is a seasonal, full-time, grant-funded position from approximately March 8th – to the end of August 2021. 
Job ID
2021-4547
Job Category
Science
State
Florida
Audubon Florida supports management of beach-nesting birds at many locations on the Gulf Coast and Northeast Atlantic Coast of Florida by surveying, posting, stewarding and protecting nesting areas from disturbance. To better monitor and protect the nesting shorebirds along beaches and other nest sites Audubon is hiring a seasonal Beach Anchor Steward to work within Big Marco Pass Critical Wildlife Area. The primary responsibility of the Anchor Steward is to organize volunteers in order to help monitor nesting birds and to conduct public outreach around the shore/seabird nesting areas.   This is a full-time, 40 hour per week seasonal position focused on weekend days and holidays, including Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day, if nesting persists until the latter holiday. The position will begin April 1, 2021 and continue through the end of nesting season. Nesting may persist into August or early September but can end early in the event of a catastrophic event or other total loss of nesting activity.
Job ID
2021-4556
Job Category
Science
State
Florida
Audubon Florida supports management of beach-nesting birds at many locations on the Gulf Coast and Northeast Atlantic Coast of Florida by surveying, posting, stewarding and protecting nesting areas from disturbance. To better monitor and protect the nesting shorebirds along beaches and other nest sites Audubon is hiring a seasonal Beach Anchor Steward to work within Fort Myers Beach. The primary responsibility of the Anchor Steward is to organize volunteers in order to help monitor nesting birds and to conduct public outreach around the shore/seabird nesting areas primarily within Little Estero Critical Wildlife Area and private sections of Fort Myers Beach.   This is a part-time, 20 hour per week seasonal position focused on weekend days and holidays, including Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day, if nesting persists until the latter holiday. The position will begin April 15, 2021 and continue through the end of nesting season. Nesting may persist into August or early September but can end early in the event of a catastrophic event or other total loss of nesting activity.
Job ID
2021-4555
Job Category
Science
State
Florida
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 Pinellas County, Florida. Sites most likely requiring stewardship include Black Skimmer colonies on Indian Shores Beach or Indian Rocks Beach, and Clearwater Beach. The primary responsibility of the Anchor Steward is to organize and train volunteers in order to help monitor nesting birds and to conduct public outreach around the shore/seabird 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 May 3, 2021 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.
Job ID
2021-4548
Job Category
Science
State
Florida
Audubon Florida helps to manage beach-nesting birds through much of the Panhandle, posting, stewarding and protecting nesting areas from disturbance. To better monitor and protect the nesting shorebirds and seabirds along beaches and other nest sites on Navarre Beach, Audubon is hiring a seasonal Navarre Beach Steward. The primary responsibility of the Navarre Beach Steward is to organize volunteers in order to monitor shorebird nesting, conduct public outreach and survey nest sites along the nesting areas of Santa Rosa County including Navarre Causeway, Navarre Beach Marine Park and sites along Highway 399.   This is a part-time seasonal position working 27 hours a week from April – August, with a focus on weekend days and holidays, including Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day.
Job ID
2021-4551
Job Category
Science
State
Florida
Audubon Florida helps to manage beach-nesting birds through much of the Panhandle, 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 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, 2021 for 40 hours per week with a focus on weekend days and holidays, including Independence Day, and Labor Day.
Job ID
2021-4552
Job Category
Science
State
Florida
Audubon Florida supports management of beach-nesting birds at many locations on the Gulf Coast and Northeast Atlantic Coast of Florida by surveying, posting, stewarding and protecting nesting areas from disturbance. To better monitor and protect the nesting shorebirds along beaches and other nest sites Audubon is hiring a seasonal Beach Anchor Steward to work at beach-nesting bird sites within Pinellas County, Florida. Sites most likely requiring stewardship include Fort De Soto County Park and St. Petersburg Beach. Nesting species may include American Oystercatcher, Wilson’s Plover, Least Tern, and Black Skimmer. The primary responsibility of the Anchor Steward is to organize and train volunteers in order to help monitor nesting birds and to conduct public outreach around the shore/seabird nesting areas.   This is a full-time, 40 hour per week, seasonal position focused on weekend days and holidays, including Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day, if nesting persists until the latter holiday. The position is expected to begin on March 15, 2021 and continue through the end of nesting season, to be determined in consultation with supervisor. Nesting may persist into August or early September but can end early in the event of a catastrophic event or other total loss of nesting activity.
Job ID
2021-4549
Job Category
Science
State
Florida
From April through September, the Three Rooker Island Shorebird Monitoring and Stewardship Coordinator is the Audubon coastal bird biologist primarily responsible for assisting Florida Park Service staff with beach-nesting bird monitoring and stewardship work at sites in Pinellas County, Florida. Stewardship activities will be conducted on Three Rooker Island, part of Anclote Key Preserve State Park. Surveys and monitoring will be conducted on all islands within Anclote Key Preserve State Park (Three Rooker Island, Anclote Key, and Anclote Bar) and within Honeymoon Island State Park and Caladesi Island State Park. At these sites, the coordinator is responsible for assisting Park staff with: - Posting symbolic fencing and signage around beach-nesting bird sites and maintaining said posting - Monitoring and surveying nest sites weekly for evidence of disturbance or predation - Performing formal nesting bird surveys weekly including during five formal, one-week time windows (including color band resighting) - Non-breeding shorebird surveys and band resightings, especially focused on state and federally listed species - Data entry, recordkeeping, and reporting as directed by supervisor and by Park staff - Helping protect sites from disturbance through stewardship activities requiring motorboat transportation to and from Three Rooker Island - Organize and work closely with volunteers to chaperone beach-nesting bird colonies during busy warm-weather weekends and major holidays, educating beachgoers about these species, encouraging compliance with posted areas, and engaging in outreach to user groups as directed by supervisor.   This position performs coastal bird surveys for breeding and non-breeding waterbirds and resighting color-banded birds (including piping plovers and red knots); assists with posting and maintaining symbolic fencing; assists with volunteer recruitment and management, training, and appreciation; operates an Audubon motorboat to provide transportation for bird stewards to and from Three Rooker Island on weekend days and major holidays; and helps conduct outreach to key user groups impacting coastal birds.   This is a full-time seasonal position with a start date of April 5, 2021 and ending in late-September of 2021, determined in consultation with supervisor and Park staff. The Stewardship Coordinator will be based out of their home in the Tampa Bay area. This is an exciting seasonal position for a professional biologist with shorebirds/seabird survey skills, as well as experience with solo operation of small vessels in nearshore marine waters subject to tides, strong currents, and inclement weather. Wet landings are required to disembark passengers at several islands. This position is required to work independently and in partnership with designated Florida Park Service staff or with another full-time staff, as part of a team of bird stewards on weekends and holidays, and will be responsible for solo operation of boats to access offshore barrier island sites for survey work, posting, and stewardship.
Job ID
2021-4550
Job Category
Science
State
Florida
The Senior Manager, Individual Giving, reporting to the Managing Director of Development, will assist in growing the major gifts program at Audubon Florida. Their role is to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward high capacity donors toward gifts that support Audubon to achieve its ambitious local, state and national goals. They will manage a portfolio of major gift donors and prospects capable of giving $10,000 + annually. The Senior Manager, Individual Giving will partner across the organization to coordinate with program staff and Board members engaged in fundraising as well as to identify giving opportunities. They must have exceptional written and oral communication skills and demonstrate a commitment to a collaborative workstyle.   Audubon Florida is in the early phases of a capital campaign with a primary focus on capital investments at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary in Naples, Florida. This position will play a critical role in securing early gifts throughout the quiet phase of the campaign and into the public launch.   Key metrics for success will include donor engagement (number of personal meetings with prospect and volunteers) and revenue (value of gifts; number of solicitations; success rate of solicitations; and achievement of programmatic contributed revenue goals). The successful candidate will be an entrepreneurial, result driven, development professional with success in closing five and six figure gifts and with some management experience. This position requires up to 75 percent travel in the assigned territories and occasional evenings and weekends.
Job ID
2020-4512
Job Category
Development/Fundraising
State
Florida
City
Naples