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Audubon’s chapter members, online advocates, and community activists are the key to our ability to influence decision makers on the biggest conservation challenges of today. Audubon’s Conservation Organizer will be tasked with strengthening and broadening our political power in this region, recruiting new advocates, and identifying members who can effectively participate in more active policy advocacy campaigns on Everglades Restoration and Climate Change. These positions will report to the Director of Everglades Policy and coordinate with the Director of Legislative Affairs. The Conservation Organizer is highly energetic, adaptable, relationship-oriented, and a results-driven team player who effectively engages volunteers, partners and nontraditional allies to achieve Climate Change Solutions and Everglades policy outcomes. They will be responsible for a number of activities, to include volunteer trainings, lobbying days, field trips, sign-on letters, opinion media, gathering signatures, regular statewide travel, and more.
We are looking for this person to be located in or around Southwest/Naples Florida.
The Audubon Florida Coastal Islands Sanctuaries Field Technician will be responsible for assisting with management of the colonial wading bird colonies along the central Gulf Coast of Florida and interacting with the boating and recreating public to prevent disturbance to nesting birds. This is a full-time, seasonal position that will begin approximately March 25, 2019 and last until the end of the nesting season (normally September 30th). The person in this position performs a spectrum of independent, bird nesting island conservation tasks with responsibilities that include:
•Posting sanctuary signs around bird island nesting sites and maintaining said posting;
•Patrol of nesting islands for evidence of disturbance or predation;
•Data entry as directed by supervisor;
•Protect sites from disturbance through stewardship activities, to include: training and coordinating with Audubon Colony Watch volunteers, educating the boating public about the nesting species and encouraging compliance with posted areas;
•Assist with restoration projects of the coastal sanctuary islands including non-native vegetation removal, native plantings and monitoring progress of offshore erosion control breakwater construction;
•Coordinate and assist with cleanups of the rookery islands to remove discarded fishing gear and other entangling debris;
•Interacting with boaters to avoid trespass on or closely approaching nesting islands;
•Additional Duties as assigned.
The Office Coordinator works with the Sanctuary Director and Finance Director to manage the $2 million annual budget of Audubon’s Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary. This is an excellent position for a hard worker with an eye for detail and an interest in helping our growing organization manage our finances more efficiently and effectively. This position has responsibilities in accounts receivable and payable, ensuring data is entered in a timely matter, contracting, equipment inventory and lease management, as well as office operations. The duties and responsibilities of this position require not only a knack for numbers, but also attention to detail and well-developed organizational and communication skills.
The Seasonal Part Time Public Program Specialist reports to the Director of Public Programs and primarily organizes, conducts and reports on public programs; such as tours and presentations that are both off and onsite at Audubon’s Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary. This includes a variety of guided nature walks on Corkscrew’s 2.15 mile boardwalk, off-boardwalk swamp walks, truck and swamp buggy tours, and presentations to the public on a range of environmental topics. They will also assist with other organizations and participate with community science programs. Night and weekend work is required on occasion. Answering phone calls, scheduling private tour groups, posting to the website, managing online tour scheduling, updating the master calendar, capturing and summarizing post-event evaluations and a range of additional administrative tasks are also necessary. In addition, support with all-staff programs and projects such as staff meetings and the annual signature event are also required.
The Sales Associate will help to support the Blair Audubon Visitor Center operations and guest services including Admissions, its Nature Store and Gallery Cafe sales, general visitor and volunteer assistance, and membership sales.
Audubon's Everglades Science Center at Tavernier was established in the Florida Keys in 1939, by National Audubon's first Director of Research, Robert Porter Allen. Currently, Audubon scientists are studying the flow of freshwater into Florida Bay and the impacts that the diversion of water has had throughout the Everglades ecosystem. Our experiments link changes in freshwater flow to decreased plant production and subsequent loss of small fishes. These are vital parts of the ecosystem, making up the food base for many higher predators such as game fishes, crocodilians, wading birds and birds of prey.
The Seasonal Field Technician is a full-time position assisting with essential research studies, with their main focus being on assisting biologists in monitoring, trapping, tagging and banding Roseate Spoonbills. They will also assist with other Center projects and activities as necessary.
This is an excellent opportunity to gain hands on field experience in wading bird ecology. The position is expected to begin in November, 2019 and last for approximately 16 weeks with an hourly rate of $12.50 per hour and an estimated 40 hour work week.