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Audubon Delta is a regional field office of the National Audubon Society. Audubon Delta 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.
Under the supervision of the Stewardship Manager, the Associate, Volunteer and Outreach will work with the Audubon Delta team in Mississippi to grow and maintain a grassroots group of volunteers focused on coastal bird conservation. The Associate, Volunteer and Outreach will be responsible for helping to recruit for a variety of positions, including stewards, monitors, and the Audubon Coastal Bird Survey (ACBS) Coordinators. They will also engage with local, historically underrepresented communities to increase equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging initiatives into the program.
This is a part-time, 25 hours per week, year-round position that is grant funded through 2028. Extensions may be possible depending on additional funding being secured.
$18.00-$21.00 / hour
Reporting to the Regional Coastal Biologist, the MS Coastal Bird Technician will be expected to conduct coastal bird surveys and provide technical instruction and assistance to volunteer community scientists. Spring and summer duties will include breeding surveys for beach-nesting birds and assisting team members and partners on a Least Tern and Black Skimmer movement study. This person will be expected to assist the stewardship team on occasion to help set up symbolic fencing around breeding areas and to provide outreach to beach visitors. Fall and winter seasons will be a mix of field work (Audubon Coastal Bird Survey and Black Skimmer banding and resights) and office tasks such as writing reports. The MS Coastal Bird Technician will also work with staff in volunteer management, outreach and education, and research efforts. This is a full-time (40 hours per week), year-round position. The work schedule is primarily Monday-Friday, with occasional weekend and holiday work requirements.
$17.00-$19.00 / hour
Coastal Mississippi’s beaches are a popular destination for tourists, fishermen, and beachgoers. Several species of birds (including Least Terns, Black Skimmers, and Snowy Plovers) nest on these beaches, creating the potential for disturbance by recreational users. We are seeking two (2) Seasonal Coastal Bird Technicians to help buffer beach-nesting birds against the threats of human disturbance, offer outreach and education to visitors, and survey and monitor nesting areas. The program will have a strong bird monitoring component, which will involve surveying coastal areas, resighting banded birds, counting breeding colonies, as well as tracking nests, chicks, and their fates. Supervised by the Senior Coordinator of Field Operations, the Seasonal Coastal Bird Technician will have opportunities to intimately monitor and protect charismatic beach-nesting bird species as well as gain skills in outreach and education. We will hire two full-time seasonal position based in coastal Mississippi (Jackson, Harrison, or Hancock County). The position will start on 3 April 2024 and terminate in early August (~20 weeks). Occasional weekend and holiday work will be required, including Independence Day. Shared housing will be provided. A valid driver’s license and reliable personal vehicle are required (mileage will be reimbursed at the current federal rate).
$15.00-17.00 / hour
Audubon Delta’s program in Mississippi is a comprehensive conservation and research program that promotes the safeguarding of coastal birds and their habitats through volunteer-driven, community science and outreach, and strategic partnerships with federal, state, and local agencies, local academic institutions, and community organizations.
We are seeking four enthusiastic individuals to serve as Seasonal Coastal Stewards for Harrison, Hancock, and Jackson counties. Supervised by the Stewardship Manager, the Coastal Steward will work with program staff and Audubon volunteers during the breeding season (May – end of August) to help protect nesting sites from the threats of human disturbance.
This is a seasonal full-time position (up to 40 hours/week) but may occasionally be less due to the nature of the job being weather dependent; and does not offer short-term housing or benefits.
What is the length of the assignment? May 1st to August 31st or sooner, depending on when nesting ends.
Is this an onsite/remote/hybrid role? Which location? Hybrid of onsite and remote. 5107 Arthur Street, Moss Point, MS 39563
$15.00/ hour + mileage in-between sites
The Senior Center Assistant will provide high-quality administrative support to Audubon’s Pascagoula River Audubon Center (PRAC). Specifically, they will be responsible for managing the reception desk and greeting visitors, answering phones, completing sales for the gift shop, restocking items, maintaining cleanliness, and handling equipment rentals. They will also provide administrative support during center events and rentals, occasionally working independently as the only staff person at the center. They will also support educational programming by completing check-ins, taking program fees, and providing information to program participants when they are at the center.
This position is a part-time, 25 hours per week, non-exempt position based out of Pascagoula River Audubon Center in Moss Point and reporting to the Center Director, PRAC. The schedule will typically be Tuesday – Friday, 12pm-4pm and Saturdays from 9am-1pm. Hours may shift or additional hours may be assigned to accommodate events during non-standard hours.
$17.00-$18.50 / hour
Reporting to the Director of Strategic Operations, the Senior Center Manager is an important leader representing The Pascagoula River Audubon Center (PRAC) as a premiere Conservation Impact Center for Audubon Delta and an integral part of National Audubon’s 32 centers nationwide. The ideal candidate will be a visionary thinker who can bring new programming opportunities to promote a healthy and sustainable world for birds and the places they live at the local, regional, and hemispheric levels. In partnership with the Audubon Delta senior leadership team and community stakeholders, the Senior Center Manager will incorporate core Audubon strategies into PRAC programming and conservation efforts. To this end, they will manage daily operations, exhibits and interpretation, expansion of educational programming, and engaging the community in methods to address these conservation issues for birds within their geography.
Staff supervision and expansion will also be a critical component of center management, along with implementation of equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging (EDIB) initiatives. In partnership with the Director of Strategic Operations, the Senior Center Manager is responsible for sound fiscal management of center operations. Under the guidance of the development staff, they will aid in cultivating and maintaining relationships with current donors while identifying and expanding new funding and revenue opportunities including, but not limited to grants and special fundraising events.
$70,000-$80,000 / year
Reporting to the Senior Director, Conservation, Senior Manager will be responsible for delivering Audubon’s Coastal Stewardship program across the central Gulf Coast region (Louisiana and Mississippi) and for managing Paul J. Rainey Wildlife Sanctuary a 26,000-acre refuge owned by the National Audubon Society in Vermilion Parish, Louisiana.
Coastal Stewardship Program
The coastal stewardship program includes monitoring and stewardship of coastal birds during the breeding and non-breeding seasons, engagement of volunteers and community leaders, and delivery of education and outreach activities and frameworks. The Senior Manager will be responsible for building a cohesive and sustainable team that is representative of the region, resourcing and managing the program’s budgets and associated grants, and collaborating across national and regional departments to ensure that the coastal stewardship program is fully integrated into Audubon’s local and national strategies and assets. This includes collaborating closely with the region’s centers and sanctuaries, finance and operations, and conservation and policy teams.
Paul J. Rainey Wildlife Sanctuary
Established in 1924, Rainey Sanctuary is Audubon’s oldest and largest sanctuary. The property includes not only saltwater marshland and ponds, but beach and bay-shore. Accessible only by boat, the Rainey sanctuary provides habitat for over 200 species of birds including endangered piping plovers and more recently, whooping cranes. Coyotes, bobcats, otters, and muskrats also call Rainey home. The Senior Manager will be responsible for overseeing the sanctuary team, resourcing, and managing the sanctuary’s budgets and associated grants, integrating the sanctuary and costal stewardship work into a cohesive coastal program, and aligning sanctuary work with local and national strategies.
The position will be located remotely near Moss Point, MS or in New Orleans, LA. They will be responsible for managing a team of full-time, part-time, and seasonal staff.
$75,000 / year