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The CCO reports to the President & CEO, David Yarnold, and works closely with all members of the Executive Leadership Team, and especially with the Senior Vice President, States (who oversees the flyway leadership and state offices); the Chief Network Officer (who oversees chapter relations); and the Chief Development Officer.
The CCO sets broad conservation strategies and frames large-scale projects with input from the states and regions. In turn the conservation strategy VPs under the CCO guide the state leaders as they decide how to apply the strategies in the most geographically relevant manner. The chapters play an important role in community science and member education and serve as a bipartisan passionate grassroots force on behalf of Audubon’s conservation and climate policy work.
Importantly, the CCO is a key front-line communicator and fundraiser, synthesizing and articulating conservation vision, translating that vision into actionable and fundable programs, and communicating the vision persuasively to broad and diverse audiences. It is an equally external- and internal-facing role.
Direct reports to the CCO include the Senior Vice President, Conservation Policy; the Senior Vice President for International Alliances; the Chief Scientist; and four strategy leads—Vice Presidents for Climate, Coastal Conservation, Water Conservation, and Working Lands. Together these teams oversee 130 total staff members and a budget of $21M.
The CCO also serves as president of the National Audubon Action Fund, a 501(c)(4).
Mississippi’s coastal birds and marine turtles are either in decline, threatened, or endangered. There is a need to start to monitor for nesting marine turtles to understand utilization of Harrison County’s beaches as well as to protect marine turtle and bird nests from potential threats including routine maintenance of the beaches such as raking or renourishment. This position will report to the Program Manager of the Audubon Mississippi Coastal Stewardship Program.
The position will monitor for beach-nesting and stranded marine turtles and liaise with the appropriate agencies and organizations for species conservation and management; assist with monitoring for beach-nesting birds and liaise with the appropriate agencies and organizations for species conservation and management; assist with state and federal permits related to beach renourishments and construction projects on Harrison County beaches; and initiate and support a working group with a focus on birds and turtles that includes conservation partners and natural resource managers to foster communications among practitioners, inform best management practices, and seek and secure funding for future on-the-ground projects.
The successful candidate will act as a liaison with the MS Harrison County Board of Supervisors, MS Harrison County Sand Beach Authority, state and federal agencies charged with wildlife and coastal management, and other stakeholders with interest in Harrison County’s beaches.
This is a full-time, grant-funded position through 2021 with possibility of extension with subsequent grants.
The Field Technician, Habitat will assist with habitat restoration and management activities on the 850 acres of Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center, including implementing the habitat management plan on diverse habitats associated with the tallgrass prairie. The Habitat Program Technician participates in habitat operations and management as well as maintenance of equipment, grounds and building.
**This is a year round full-time, grant-funded opportunity through August / September 2021 with potential to extend beyond should additional funding be secured.
The Outreach Assistant represents the Seabird Restoration Program (SRP) to the public as a narrator aboard puffin watching cruises. Outreach Assistants bring the story of SRP’s 45-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.
There are (2) full-time seasonal positions available as detailed below:
- July 1 2020
- August 31 2020
Reporting to the Chief Conservation Officer, the Vice President, Natural Solutions and Working Lands is a new Audubon position focused on advancing strategies that protect and enhance bird habitat, while promoting the economic viability of working lands (specifically ranchlands, rice fields, and forests). The position is one of five strategy leaders who will direct our grassland and forest conservation work across the entire Audubon network. The VP will be responsible for building a national strategy for advancing emerging natural climate solutions, innovative public policies, and the use of market-based approaches to achieve working lands conservation.
Working lands is one of Audubon’s five strategic priorities focusing on landscape scale efforts to collaborate with landowners, industry, and government to increase the quality of habitat on privately managed lands. In addition, the strategy is focused on public policies, including the Farm Bill and state-based legislation and administrative action. With the emergence of nature-based solutions to climate change and emerging carbon sequestration markets, the VP will be responsible for building these new opportunities into our existing work and shaping new market-based programs.
Natural solutions - land management practices that increase carbon sequestered in soil and vegetation - is an emerging strategy to protect habitat and enhance the management of private lands. These solutions contribute to both carbon reduction targets and create habitat beneficial to birds. New science suggests that the conservation and enhanced management of grasslands, forests and wetlands can contribute up to a third of carbon emission reductions needed to reach 2030 goals. Given the nexus of habitat for birds and solutions that reduce carbon, Audubon has embraced natural climate solutions as a key pillar of its climate and working lands strategies.
- Develop and drive a national natural solutions and working lands strategy that addresses the loss of birds in priority landscapes dominated by private lands, including grasslands and forested lands. Develop high leverage partnerships with governments, corporations and other NGOs working in this space in support of our priorities, as well as collaborate with our International Alliance Program on working lands strategies in Latin America.
- Lead the working lands strategy team, and coordinate with state-based staff working on these issues, to advance natural solutions, regenerative agriculture and bird-friendly practices on range, rice and forested lands.
- Improve Audubon’s existing landscape scale initiatives by bringing value added science, policy and resource support. Elevate this work to influence natural solutions, regenerative agriculture and working lands policies as well as emerging market opportunities to benefit these and other important bird habitats.
- Though Audubon’s working lands strategy is primarily focused on private land management this position may work to develop strategies and policies to accelerate implementation of natural solutions on state and federal public lands.