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Audubon Florida seeks a Shorebird Biologist to support beach-nesting season and nonbreeding season bird conservation work in the Eastern Florida Panhandle.  The Shorebird Biologist will work remotely in the Apalachicola region of southern Franklin County and travel to complete the majority of work on and around beaches and islands including: Little St. George Island, Dog Island, Flag Island Critical Wildlife Area, St. George Island Causeway Critical Wildlife Area and other sites as assigned.   From February to August, or later if nesting activity continues (“breeding season”), the Shorebird Biologist will be responsible for performing independent beach-nesting bird monitoring and protection work primarily in Franklin County, Florida. Responsibilities 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 weekly, at minimum, for evidence of disturbance or predation; - Monitoring nonbreeding Piping, Snowy, and Wilson’s plovers, and Red Knots, and other focal species; - Performing weekly bird surveys to collect demographic data according to specified protocol, and banded bird resightings as directed; and - Protecting sites from disturbance through predation management and game camera monitoring in cooperation with site managers and partner agencies, educating beachgoers about coastal bird species while encouraging compliance with posted areas, and engaging in outreach to user groups through presentations at organizational meetings. From mid-August through mid-February (“non-breeding season”), s/he will be responsible for completing biweekly winter coastal bird surveys and banded bird resightings focusing on Red Knot, Piping Plover, and Snowy Plover, primarily in Franklin County, Florida, and elsewhere in the Florida Panhandle as needed; assisting with volunteer recruitment, management, and training; carrying out equipment maintenance; and giving public presentations and beach walks as outreach to key user groups that may impact conservation of coastal birds in the Florida Panhandle.   This is a year round full-time, grant-funded opportunity through August 2021 with potential to extend beyond should additional funding be secured. 
Job ID
2020-4302
Job Category
Science
State
Florida
Audubon Florida seeks a Shorebird Biologist to support beach-nesting season and nonbreeding season bird conservation work in the Eastern Florida Panhandle.  The Shorebird Biologist will work remotely in the Carrabelle region of southern Franklin County and travel to complete the majority of work on and around beaches and islands including: Little St. George Island, Dog Island, Lanark Reef Critical Wildlife Area, Phipps Preserve Critical Wildlife Area and other sites as assigned.   From February to August, or later if nesting activity continues (“breeding season”), the Shorebird Biologist will be responsible for performing independent beach-nesting bird monitoring and protection work primarily in Franklin County, Florida. Responsibilities 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 weekly, at minimum, for evidence of disturbance or predation; - Monitoring nonbreeding Piping, Snowy, and Wilson’s plovers, and Red Knots, and other focal species; - Performing weekly bird surveys to collect demographic data according to specified protocol, and banded bird resightings as directed; and - Protecting sites from disturbance through predation management and game camera monitoring in cooperation with site managers and partner agencies, educating beachgoers about coastal bird species while encouraging compliance with posted areas, and engaging in outreach to user groups through presentations at organizational meetings.   From mid-August through mid-February (“non-breeding season”), s/he will be responsible for completing biweekly winter coastal bird surveys and banded bird resightings focusing on Red Knot, Piping Plover, and Snowy Plover, primarily in Franklin County, Florida, and elsewhere in the Florida Panhandle as needed; assisting with volunteer recruitment, management, and training; carrying out equipment maintenance; and giving public presentations and beach walks as outreach to key user groups that may impact conservation of coastal birds in the Florida Panhandle.   This is a year round full-time, grant-funded opportunity through August 2021 with potential to extend beyond should additional funding be secured. 
Job ID
2020-4398
Job Category
Science
State
Florida
The Communications Director for Audubon Great Lakes will play a key role in raising awareness of and building a constituency for Audubon’s conservation priorities within the Great Lakes Region and broader Upper Mississippi Flyway. The Communications Director will lead the development and implementation of an integrated communications strategy, working in concert with Audubon staff within the flyway and nationally, and with partner organizations. The Communications Director will provide counsel on overall strategic direction within the flyway, as well as related to national communications issues.
Job ID
2020-4407
Job Category
Communications/Marketing
State
Illinois
City
Chicago
As a member of Audubon’s national Development team, the Development Manager will play an important role in the success of the fund development program in North Carolina. Reporting to the Vice President for Development overseeing the SE Flyway, states along the Gulf of Mexico and International Alliance Programs, the Development Manager leads the development and expansion of the development program for North Carolina, both as a source of critical unrestricted revenue and as a pipeline for major and planned giving. Additionally, the Development Manager supports the Vice President for Development, the Executive Director of North Carolina and volunteer leaders in their role as fundraisers. S/he will build and manage a portfolio of donors and prospects capable of giving in the range of $5,000 annually for individuals, and $5,000-$25,000+ for institutions, as well as state’s Grinnell Society program, which entails ongoing stewardship of donors who have included Audubon in their estate plans. The Development Manager directly and indirectly identifies, cultivates and solicits gifts from donors and prospects using a range of activities, including personal visits, written proposals, telephone, email, appeals, events and tours.  
Job ID
2020-4400
Job Category
Development/Fundraising
State
North Carolina
City
Durham
The Development Manager, Central & Mississippi Flyways, will play an important role in Audubon’s development program within these Flyways. This position will report to the National Audubon Society’s Vice President, Development, Central & Mississippi Flyways and will work closely with national and regional development and program staff. This is a full-time position.    Please submit a cover letter in addition to your resume in order to be considered. 
Job ID
2020-4416
Job Category
Development/Fundraising
State
Illinois
City
Chicago
National Audubon Society is seeking one highly motivated individual to serve as an Education Intern through the Audubon on Campus program. The Intern will be expected to assist in creating educational programming for elementary school students and adults. This position will support national and local education initiatives by developing virtual curricula and activities for students, teachers, families and summer camp participants. In addition, interns will work with staff to assist in managing projects including, but not limited to: data entry and budget tracking, digital outreach and advocacy, assisting with Spanish language translations, and other education focused and programmatic tasks. This internship is grant funded through the Walton Family Foundation. 
Job ID
2020-4432
Job Category
Internships/Fellowships
State
New Mexico
City
Santa Fe
Reporting to the Senior Vice President of the International Alliances Program (IAP), the Finance and Contracts Associate will be responsible for providing support to staff and overseeing financial and operational administrative of the Program.  Areas of responsibility will include accounts payable/receivable, contract drafting and administration plus grants administration. S/he will also play a support role in growth projections, budget development and financial gap analysis to support proposal development. Additionally, the Finance and Contract Associate will need to effectively communicate in Spanish and English to coordinate with Audubon’s international partner organizations, contractors, government agencies, National Audubon colleagues in finance, legal and development departments to ensure smooth support for Audubon’s international programs.    As a key staff member of IAP, the Finance and Contracts Associate will have the opportunity to work alongside several senior staff members, and play a role in helping the program grow in Latin America and Caribbean.
Job ID
2020-4425
Job Category
Accounting/Finance
State
Washington, DC
City
Washington
As a member of Audubon’s Finance Team, the Finance Associate is the first resource for program staff in assigned departments who need guidance on coding and processing business expenses. The successful candidate will have an excellent grasp of financial and accounting concepts, be comfortable learning new systems to solve problems, and be able to communicate financial information clearly. They will thrive in a fast-paced environment and be able to juggle multiple projects. The position requires knowledge of nonprofit expense tracking and payment processing and, with training, an awareness of how these practices affect variance analysis and budgeting.   The Finance Associate will report to the Director of Financial Planning and Analysis for National Programs and will be based at Audubon’s New York City Headquarters.
Job ID
2020-4427
Job Category
Accounting/Finance
State
New York
City
New York
As a member of Audubon’s Finance Team, the Finance Associate is the first resource for program staff in assigned departments who need guidance on coding and processing business expenses. The successful candidate will have an excellent grasp of financial and accounting concepts, be comfortable learning new systems to solve problems, and be able to communicate financial information clearly. They will thrive in a fast-paced environment and be able to juggle multiple projects. The position requires knowledge of nonprofit expense tracking and payment processing and, with training, an awareness of how these practices affect variance analysis and budgeting.   The Finance Associate will report to the Director of Financial Planning and Analysis for National Programs and will be based at Audubon’s New York City Headquarters.
Job ID
2020-4426
Job Category
Accounting/Finance
State
New York
City
New York
The Finance Manager is responsible for performing a broad range of fiscal, budgetary and analytical duties for Audubon’s field offices. They will support the Director of Financial Planning and Analysis for State offices, and areresponsible for the organization, preparation, review and control of annual operating budgets, as well as the semi-annual forecasts.    They are responsible for regular reporting for both internal and external stakeholders, variance analysis, and will interact with State leaders and office staff to facilitate financial planning and clarify/resolve financial issues.   The ideal candidate has a high degree of financial acumen, strong financial systems skills, communicates frequently and well, and is very well-organized. The position reports to the Director of Financial Planning and Analysis for State offices. 
Job ID
2020-4429
Job Category
Accounting/Finance
State
New York
The Internal Communications Manager is responsible for communicating the values, priorities, and activities of the National Audubon Society throughout the organization’s large, distributed staff structure. The manager will develop and implement a comprehensive, network-wide, dynamic, and inspiring internal communications strategy aimed at communicating news, accomplishments, executive decisions, strategic priorities and shifts, employee practices and culture to staff across the organization.  In addition to partnering with key Audubon departments on organization-wide communications, the manager will be responsible for overseeing the strategic creation, writing, and editing of key internal communication projects and platforms.  The Internal Communications Manager will champion Audubon’s mission and strategic initiatives and priorities, using communication and feedback channels to drive staff engagement and commitment while increasing impact and collaboration across the staff network. The manager will also possess a high degree of cultural competence and shape communications and internal processes in ways that explicitly support and engage employees of all genders, races, faiths, ethnicities, orientations, cultures, locations, and levels.   Reports to the Vice President, Communications.    **YOU MUST SUBMIT A COVER LETTER ALONG WITH A RESUME TO BE CONSIDERED.** 
Job ID
2020-4434
Job Category
Communications/Marketing
State
New York
City
New York
Aullwood Audubon seeks a Licensed Large Animal Veterinary Technician to help develop, implement, and maintain their Rare and Endangered Breeds Program which will include the care of a wide variety of animals, mostly large animals, in a public farm setting. S/He will be responsible for maintaining the highest quality care for horses, sheep, goats, donkeys, pigs, chickens, turkeys, quail and ducks. This new program focuses on the preservation and conservation of rare and endangered livestock – as recognized by The Livestock Conservancy – as well as the re-introduction of native Northern Bobwhite Quail.
Job ID
2020-4405
Job Category
Science
State
Ohio
City
Dayton
The Office Coordinator will provide high-quality administrative support to the Seabird Institute. Specifically, s/he will be responsible for the timely processing of gifts and gift acknowledgements, payables, and ensuring the smooth operation of the Bremen, ME office.   The Seabird Institute is housed at the Todd Wildlife Sanctuary in Bremen, Maine, just across the water from Audubon’s only remaining in-residence nature camp, Hog Island Audubon Camp.  From Bremen, the Institute manages seasonal research operations on seven seabird islands in the Gulf of Maine, a conservation decoy manufacturing business, puffin-watching boat tour narrations, and the Project Puffin Visitor Center in Rockland, Maine.  
Job ID
2020-4437
Job Category
Office/Support Services
State
Maine
City
Bremen
The Project Manager will be part of the COO’s Delivery Office and will play a key role in implementing projects at the National Audubon Society.  The role of the Project Manager is to plan, execute, and complete projects on time, on budget and with quality throughout the project’s lifecycle.  This includes coordinating and managing plans for resources and orchestrating the efforts of team members and third-party contractors, vendors or consultants in order to deliver projects according to expected outcomes. The Project Manager will also provide problem-solving and direct interventions to ensure that the project overcomes any barriers to its ability to execute according to plan working with key team members.  The Project Manager will report to the Senior Director, Delivery at Audubon for project direction that reports to the VP, Strategy & Operations under the Office of the Chief Operating Officer.
Job ID
2020-4401
Job Category
Program/Project Management
State
Washington, DC
City
Washington
The Animal Care Assistant will be responsible for assisting the Animal Care Supervisor to maintain the general care of the resident animals that live at Aullwood Audubon’s Farm Discovery and Nature Centers.  This is a part-time role that will require working weekday and weekend hours, as needed.   Dates of Employment: August 17, 2020-February 17, 2021
Job ID
2020-4435
Job Category
Facilities/Property Maintenance
State
Ohio
City
Dayton
Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary is a private not-for-profit Audubon Sanctuary encompassing 13,000 acres in Southwest Florida’s western Everglades.  The Sanctuary is open seven days per week year-round and attracts visitors from all over the world.  Being a part of the Corkscrew team means making a difference for conservation.  The Campus Host position is a part-time seasonal position assisting with essential end-of-day and after-hours functions related to guest safety and facility support and security.  Corkscrew closes to the public at 5:30pm each night, except during special events.  Campus Host’s support the Blair Nature Center by ensuring that all visitors have made it off the boardwalk at the close of business hours, and securing the gates and parking lot.  Campus hosts support the Facilities Supervisor by serving as on-call resources on weekends and after hours for alarms or unexpected needs that arise from interns or guests such as visiting scientists.  Campus Hosts share on-call and closing responsibilities in shifts with others.  Campus hosts can expect to work an average of two hours per scheduled day.  When not working, opportunities abound for Campus hosts interested in volunteering in public education, resource management, maintenance and in our Blair Center. This is an exciting seasonal opportunity to work with a leader within the conservation industry.    Campus Host are required to live on-site in their personal RV on one of Audubon’s two RV pads.  RV sites are equipped with water, sewer and electricity hook-ups as well as a private outdoor patio and grill.  Corkscrew is a remote Sanctuary and is known as a dark sky site.  The RV pads are nestled in the pine flatwoods near the housing area. 
Job ID
2020-4394
Job Category
Facilities/Property Maintenance
State
Florida
City
Naples
The John James Audubon Center (JJAC) is based in Pennsylvania and is the original home of the artist and naturalist, John James Audubon. The mission of JJAC is to educate and inspire people to cherish and protect the natural world, by preserving Audubon’s artistic, scientific, and historic legacy and celebrating the conservation movement he inspired while serving the mission of the National Audubon Society (NAS), “to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth’s biological diversity.”   The John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove is looking for competent, dedicated, and reliable additions to our Center Assistant team to oversee different events that occur on the grounds, as well as, help maintain the serene grounds, and help fill out our museum’s front desk staff. Center Assistant's report to the Event Manager and are responsible for assisting with a wide variety of tasks at the John James Audubon Center. Tasks include, but are not limited to, preparing facilities prior to events, supervising the activities of rental parties and their vendors during the event, securing buildings, grounds keeping, and providing any other support for different departments. You should be detail oriented and able to follow a checklist of instructions, but should also be independent enough to analyze potential problems and do what is necessary to resolve each issue. It is also important that your tasks be completed in a timely fashion, so good time management habits are required.    This is a part-time, seasonal job that will be scheduled for 10-25 hours per week. The position starts in July of 2020 and ends in November of 2020.  If working events, most hours will be during the evenings and weekends. Might be called upon to work during some weekdays as need arises and seasons change.
Job ID
2020-4348
Job Category
Facilities/Property Maintenance
State
Pennsylvania
City
Audubon
This position will support the Aullwood Farm in a wide variety of tasks and responsibilities including animal care, grounds and facilities care, and farm crop production. Weekend hours required.
Job ID
2020-4421
Job Category
Facilities/Property Maintenance
State
Ohio
City
Dayton
Flight Crew Members are part of a conservation-focused job corps for young adults and will receive 8-weeks of paid, hands-on work experience in wildlife conservation, recreation, and environmental education. For the first 5 weeks of Flight Crew 2020, Crew Members will receive training in water conservation, wildlife conservation, and land restoration and will participate in local conservation projects. Crew Members will network with environmental organization professionals and explore career opportunities. In addition, Crew Members will utilize the conservation knowledge gained to learn how to facilitate environmental education programs. This will allow Crew Members to become stewards of tomorrow by educating others about conservation issues in our region. For the final 3 weeks, Members will transition into a role serving as camp counselors for Little Creek Summer Camp (LCSC). Flight Crew Members will utilize their experiences and training to facilitate outdoor education programs to youth ranging from 3rd to 5th grade in the Ferguson-Florissant School District. Crew Members will enthusiastically help campers develop their outdoor skills through activities like turtle tracking, archery, campfire cooking, canoeing, nature hikes, and more. Working in small group settings, the Crew Members will serve as a positive role model, have a genuine interest in the campers, foster the campers’ curiosity of nature and the outdoors, and create fond and lasting memories of a real summer camp experience.
Job ID
2020-4341
Job Category
Education/Teaching
State
Missouri
City
West Alton
Audubon Pennsylvania is seeking an experienced hawk migration counter for Waggoner’s Gap Hawk Watch near Carlisle, PA. Waggoner’s Gap is located on the Kittatinny Ridge in central Pennsylvania, and provides one of the finest hawk-watching opportunities in the East. It is also one of the oldest count sites in North America, beginning in at least 1948, and its count data have been submitted annually to the Hawk Migration Association of North America (HMANA) since the latter's inception in 1974. Throughout its existence, Waggoner’s Gap has relied on trained volunteers to conduct the annual count, which runs from Aug. 1 to Dec. 31. Annual totals average more than 20,000 raptors, including some of the highest golden eagle counts east of the Rockies. Audubon Pennsylvania was given ownership of the hawk watch in 2001 and has since been managing the site in collaboration with the long-time count crew. Waggoner's Gap receives approximately 3,000 visitors annually during the fall migration.   **This is a full-time, seasonal opportunity for approximately 12 weeks (September 7th through November 27, 2020) for the fall migration.  **Audubon will provide a stipend to off-set the cost of housing and transporation related to this position.   
Job ID
2020-4428
Job Category
Science
State
Pennsylvania
City
Audubon
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 Independence Day and Labor Day, if nesting persists until the latter holiday. 
Job ID
2020-4343
Job Category
Science
State
Florida
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:   Start Dates: - July 1 2020 End Dates: -  August 31 2020
Job ID
2020-4294
Job Category
Education/Teaching
State
Maine
City
Bremen
Audubon’s Women in Conservation program provides career opportunities for young women in the environmental field. Each spring and summer, we offer seasonal positions for young women to advance our conservation work and further develop young conservationists’ skills and knowledge. These positions provide an array of different professional experiences in conservation, including field research, habitat stewardship, education and outreach, and communication.    We are currently hiring one Seasonal Shorebird Outreach Technician, Women in Conservation to work with our New York Coast Program on Long Island, NY for the 2020 field season (early April – mid August). The technician will work closely with other Audubon staff to reduce threats to priority coastal birds like the Piping Plover, American Oystercatcher, and Least Tern. This position focuses on implementing public outreach, community engagement, and coastal stewardship programs.   This position also provides the opportunity to further develop leadership and communications skills. Communications work may include contributing photos and videos for reports and social media posts; delivering a public presentation; writing an article for an Audubon newsletter; performing outreach activities on the beach with volunteers and other staff; and participating in a press event. Also, the technician will have the opportunity to connect with other conservationists and program supporters at the annual Women in Conservation Luncheon in May. Work may include, but is not limited to: leading on-the-beach outreach events; coordinating a volunteer beach steward program; recruiting and training volunteers; coordinating schedules with partners, volunteers, and land managers; interacting with beach-goers regarding coastal birds; taking photos and videos of stewardship and outreach work; creating content for social media and other platforms; conducting coastal bird surveys; and, helping to steward beach-nesting birds and their habitats. The candidate chosen for this position will be expected to work 5 days a week (usually 40 hours). Weekend and holiday work will be required, especially in June and July. The technician will be required to use their personal vehicle to access field sites that are located across Long Island. Travel to field sites will be reimbursed. Housing is not provided.
Job ID
2020-4346
Job Category
Science
State
New York
City
Oyster Bay
The Senior Associate Editor is a full-time journalism position on the team that produces Audubon magazine—an award-winning print and digital publication that revels in its readers’ fascination with birds while probing some of the most consequential issues facing our planet today. We are looking for an editor with the versatility to take on a broad range of stories but with a particularly keen interest in environmental justice—exploring long-standing inequities that affect the intertwined lives of people and birds and bringing readers into the movement to correct these. Working for a century-old magazine that is also driven to innovate and reach new audiences, the Senior Associate Editor will be positioned to pitch and write ambitiously reported pieces, break news, and push the boundary on our multimedia work. Candidates fluent in Spanish will also have the opportunity to strategically guide Audubon’s Spanish-language content to serve a more diverse and inclusive readership.   The magazine team is based out of Audubon's New York City headquarters. Due to current state-wide restrictions, this position will initially be remote and then based out of New York HQ. We will also consider candidates who are fully remote. Please include a cover letter with linked clips when applying to this position. Audubon believes that building a diverse team will enable us to more effectively fulfill our mission, and we encourage people of all backgrounds to apply.
Job ID
2020-4411
Job Category
Artistic/Editorial
State
New York
City
New York
Reporting to the Managing Director, Development Communications, the Senior Manager, Donor Engagement and Stewardship will partner with the Managing Director and other senior leaders to design, implement, and coordinate an overarching stewardship and donor engagement program for major donors to Audubon. This program includes the building out of a new major giving society, recognizing donors who give $10,000 or more annually. The Development department at Audubon is growing, and is in the planning process for a multi-year fundraising campaign; we’re looking for someone who can hit the ground running.  **YOU MUST SUBMIT A COVER LETTER ALONG WITH A RESUME TO BE CONSIDERED.**
Job ID
2020-4419
Job Category
Development/Fundraising
State
New York
City
New York
Audubon is seeking a strategic, collaborative and innovative leader to serve as Vice President of the Mississippi Flyway; to help develop and support its powerful grassroots network of state offices, local chapters, nature centers, volunteers and partners.   The Vice President will be an exceptional communicator who leads by example and brings deep experience and humility in managing high-performing teams to the role.   The Vice President will drive the organization’s strategic direction as a partner and manager to the state executive directors. The Vice President will lead through integration: making the field offices more effective and efficient by helping them solve problems and creating more informed strategies and processes with the national office. As a key member of the management team, the Vice President will deepen coordination and communication between the state offices and national office.   The Vice President will improve the integration, operations, and execution in the organization by playing a key role in advocacy, conservation, campaigns, fundraising, and budgeting in the states in their region. Working side-by-side with the state executive directors, the Vice President will help them implement and fine tune strategies, establish and meet goals and benchmarks, and navigate organizational processes and procedures.   The ideal candidate is a confident leader with a proven record of success as a manager of people and operations, a history of innovative work, a sophisticated understanding of the political process in key states and experience inside a matrix organization.   This is an incredible opportunity to serve in the leadership of an organization uniquely positioned to win conservation victories in the states and to transform communities and protect birds and their habitats.   Location   The Vice President, Mississippi Flyway can be located anywhere in their portfolio of states with access to an airport for frequent travel, with a strong preference for candidates who can work out of the following state or local Audubon offices: - Chicago, IL - New Orleans, LA - St. Paul / Minneapolis, MN - Dallas, TX
Job ID
2020-4404
Job Category
Executive/Senior Management
State
Illinois
City
Chicago
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. Position Priorities: - 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.  
Job ID
2020-4410
Job Category
Executive/Senior Management
State
Washington, DC
City
Washington