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Located in South Central Phoenix, the Nina Mason Pulliam Rio Salado Audubon Center (the Center) makes conservation action accessible to everyone by reaching out to audiences that are new to environmental stewardship and by providing useful information about sustainable living through a full spectrum of hands-on experiences for every age including fun-filled family programming, weekend activities & festivals, STEM-supporting school field trips and on-the-ground conservation work focused on local species at risk.   The Center Manager will be responsible for the planning, operating, and managing of the day-to-day operations of the Center, as well as the implementation of long-term resource and habitat goals of the Center. S/he will be responsible for oversight of the land, facilities, trails, and grounds including management of volunteers and contractors; management of capital projects, and visitor engagement. The Center Manager will oversee the Center’s budget, including expenses and revenue generated by rentals, Center-based fee programs, relevant grants, and the retail store.   A key outcome for this work will be engaging and building a more diverse constituency to advance Audubon’s local, regional, and national goals. The Center Manager will build and manage culturally resonant programs and messages collaboratively with communities that address community needs and assets and that connect to actions that positively contribute to the conservation of our region’s birds and the spaces they need to thrive.
Job ID
2020-4460
Job Category
Program/Project Management
State
Arizona
City
Phoenix
Rowe Sanctuary lies right in the heart of a critical spring staging area for migrating Sandhill Cranes.  Located along the Platte River in southcentral Nebraska, the 1,447-acre sanctuary contains 2.5 miles of river channel, wet meadows, and some agricultural fields. Public hiking trails wind through riparian areas and along the banks of the Platte.   The Center Manager will be responsible for the planning, operating, and managing of the day-to-day operations of the Center.  S/he/they will be responsible for oversight of the facilities, trails, and grounds including management of volunteers and contractors and visitor engagement. The Center Manager will oversee the Center’s budget, including expenses and revenue generated by rentals, Center-based fee programs, relevant grants, and the retail store.   **In order to be considered for this position, candidates must submit a cover letter.  
Job ID
2020-4474
Job Category
Program/Project Management
State
Nebraska
City
Gibbon
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).
Job ID
2020-4443
Job Category
Executive/Senior Management
State
Washington, DC
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.
Job ID
2020-4433
Job Category
Land Stewardship
State
Mississippi
City
Moss Point
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 the Great Lakes and Upper Mississippi River region. Reporting to the Vice President of Development overseeing the Central and Mississippi Flyways, the Development Manager leads the development and expansion of the mid-level and major donor program for the Great Lakes and Upper Mississippi River region, 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 of Development, the Executive Directors of Audubon Great Lakes and Audubon Minnesota/Upper Mississippi River region and volunteer leaders in their role as fundraisers. They will build and manage a portfolio of major donors and in state-based 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, events and tours.     Key metrics for success will include donor engagement (number of personal meetings with prospects 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.
Job ID
2020-4467
Job Category
Development/Fundraising
State
Illinois
City
Chicago
As a member of Audubon’s Development team, the Development Manager will assist in growing the major gifts program at Audubon through collaborative fundraising efforts together with regional leadership and other conservation professionals working across the Audubon Network. Reporting to the Senior Director of Development, overseeing the Carolinas and International Alliance Programs, the Development Manager leads the development and expansion of the major gifts program for Audubon in South Carolina. Additionally, the Development Manager supports the Sr. Director of Development, the Executive Director of South Carolina, and volunteer leaders in their role as fundraisers. They will manage a portfolio of major gift donors and prospects, working collaboratively to leverage donors across projects, Flyways, and beyond with the goal of moving donors up the giving pyramid. The Development Manager directly and indirectly identifies, cultivates, and solicits gifts from donors and prospects using a range of activities, including personal visits, Zoom video calls, bird walks, written proposals, telephone, email, events, and tours. They must have exceptional written and oral communication skills and demonstrate a commitment to a collaborative workstyle.   Key metrics for success will include donor engagement (number of personal meetings with prospects 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. This position requires up to 50 percent travel throughout South Carolina and occasional evenings and weekends.
Job ID
2020-4450
Job Category
Development/Fundraising
State
South Carolina
City
Charleston
The Digital Advertising Manager, reporting to the Director of Online Outreach, will contribute to the development and implementation of Audubon's digital advocacy and engagement efforts to build and maintain a community of members and advocates who take the actions needed to advance the organization’s mission.   The Digital Advertising Manager will oversee Audubon’s sophisticated paid advertising and SMS programs while supporting Audubon’s digital advocacy and engagement efforts. The Digital Advertising and Engagement Manager will be tasked with evaluating which channels, tactics, and messages are most effective for delivering on organizational goals, including advocacy campaigns. Part of this position’s time will also be allocated to the Audubon Action Fund, the 501(c)(4) affiliate to the National Audubon Society.   **A cover letter is required in order for your candidacy to be considered for this position.    
Job ID
2020-4469
Job Category
Communications/Marketing
State
Washington, DC
Reporting to the Managing Director, Institutional Relations (in New York City), the Director, Institutional Giving will be a key member of Audubon’s development team. This is an opportunity for a highly motivated development professional to build and manage a portfolio of institutional prospects and donors capable of making six and seven-figure investments in Audubon’s work.   This position is based in Chicago though strong candidates based elsewhere in the Midwest are encouraged to apply.
Job ID
2020-4451
Job Category
Development/Fundraising
State
Illinois
City
Chicago
The field assistants, as part of the upland field crew, implement the innovative Starr Ranch invasive species control and coastal sage scrub and native grassland restoration project This is a research-based project to control Cynara cardunculus (artichoke thistle) and other invasive species without chemicals and restore to rare native habitat. The incumbent will be part of a field crew (6) who perform mechanical and physical removal of artichoke thistle and all aspects of invasive species control and restoration including non-chemical control of other invasive species, native seed collection and planting, and quantitative monitoring. Experience in outdoor physical work and plant sampling in the field desirable as is enthusiasm for working outdoors. Opportunity to live on our 4000-acre Sanctuary.   We have an evolving COVID-19 safety plan, e.g. new staff will quarantine on the Ranch for 14 days after arrival. We will follow CDC and Orange County Public Health recommendations. The targeted start date will January 11, 2021 and run approximately six months from start date.
Job ID
2020-4475
Job Category
Land Stewardship
State
California
City
Trabuco Canyon
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. 
Job ID
2020-4459
Job Category
Science
State
Nebraska
City
Denton
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 are responsible 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
This is a remote position and reports to the VP of Data and Analytics, the Lead Data Engineer will be charged with implementing data infrastructure that is core to the Data and Analytics team mission.  This infrastructure should be built using modern-day data tools and platforms and will support the technology strategy and services that enable data-powered work and maximize Audubon’s mission impact. Data science, analytics, geographic mapping, and business intelligence are essential to how Audubon does its work across business teams including conservation, science, advocacy, marketing, fundraising, and finance. The Data and Analytics team plays a key role in empowering that work and needs an engineer who will be responsible for building and maintaining the infrastructure that will enable this mission.   They will work closely with the VP of Data and Analytics to design and implement a new strategic data platform for the National Audubon Society that will support projects such as: - Migratory Bird Initiative, a multi-year project to track and aggregate varied data sources about migratory bird species, where they go, and the threats they face - Integrate data from multiple sources (e.g., email, website interactions, CRM and volunteer activity, voter files, demographic data to support inclusion and equity metrics) into a data warehouse and building optimized views and workflows for analysis, reporting, and dashboard visualization - Identify, evaluate, and implement infrastructure solutions for unified business intelligence, data warehousing, scaling and parallel processing, and machine learning - Proactive data analysis to identify issues and implement a plan to improve the quality and integrity of operational data, particularly constituent data across data-heavy systems like Salesforce and EveryAction - Advise on the design, build, and maintenance of structured databases to track curated data such as bird species taxonomies, bird-friendly native plants by geolocation, and important bird areas, along with product and engineering staff - Convert raster data of predictive bird species ranges based on climate change models to vector features to enable enterprise GIS analysis and further conservation research
Job ID
2020-4447
Job Category
Information Technology
State
New York
City
New York
The Manager,Employee Relationswill serve as a conduit between the HR team and Audubon staff to manage all aspects of employee relations including: conducting incident and disciplinary investigations, conducting departmental administrative reviews, and reviewing disciplinary procedures (including performance improvement plans), investigations and findings to determine if policy violations have occurred. This person will also be responsible for submitting reports with official findings and proposed solutions to resolve employee relations matters.   Reporting to the Vice President, Human Resources, the incumbent works closely with Talent Acquisition, HR Business Partners, Executive Leadership, internal/external legal counsel, and others on a variety of matters concerning workplace behavior, policies, and procedures.
Job ID
2020-4449
Job Category
Human Resources
State
Washington, DC
The Mobile Product Manager will oversee the growth and strategic effectiveness of the Audubon Bird Guide app. Reporting to the VP/Digital Products and working closely with our engineering and design teams, the Mobile Product Manager will ensure that our mobile app is constantly evolving to better serve its current users, to more effectively reach new users, and to channel engagement in ways that support Audubon’s conservation mission. The role requires a mix of competencies across modern mobile design and user experience, React Native mobile development best practices , direct user communications and outreach, and project management. A deep understanding of our current and target audiences, gained via research and testing, will form a key foundation of the Mobile Product Manager’s work. The Mobile Product Manager will be joining a lean Product Team with significant freedom to shape our mobile product roadmap for the future. Candidates should be able to develop an effective high-level strategic vision while executing on the day-to-day work of maintaining a mobile app with a large, highly engaged audience.   Please submit a cover letter and a resume in order to be considered. 
Job ID
2020-4456
Job Category
Information Technology
State
New York
City
New York
The Director of Policy will lead and define policy efforts and overall governmental affairs functions to advance Audubon’s mission and bird conservation objectives in Alaska. Reporting to the Vice President and Executive Director of Audubon Alaska, they will serve as a part of Alaska’s senior leadership team and work closely with all staff to design strategic conservation campaigns. The Director of Policy will lead the development and execution of a state policy agenda to advance both state and federal priorities, focusing on public lands, climate conservation priorities, and protection for Important Bird Areas (IBAs) and at-risk species. The Director is responsible for coordinating and implementing policy efforts with staff across National Audubon and Alaska programs. This includes engaging chapters, grassroots networks, partners, proactively communicating issues and positions, and helping attract contributions to execute successful policy campaigns and conservation outcomes.   The Director of Policy will also be tasked with extending our digital reach to more effectively and efficiently organize our membership in Alaska and across the U.S. to take action on issues that impact birds and communities in the state.   The ideal candidate is a skilled, experienced manager and strategic thinker with a working background knowledge of Alaska wildlife conservation, environmental, energy and/or climate policy.   Remote from Juneau Only - Applicants from other locations will also be considered.    Please note: Applicants that have submitted a cover letter are strongly considered. 
Job ID
2020-4448
Job Category
Advocacy/Public Policy/Government Relations
State
Alaska
City
Anchorage
Reporting to the Vice President – Climate, the Policy Director, Climate Justice, is a key leader of the Audubon Climate Program in Washington, DC, and helps drive achievement of the Climate Program’s objectives at the federal level while ensuring those achievements are aligned with Audubon’s environmental justice outcomes. They will collaborate with Climate and Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) leadership to ensure that environmental justice goals and principles for Audubon’s policy leadership are established and achieved.   The Policy Director, Climate Justice will be responsible for developing and advancing a climate justice agenda at Audubon including understanding, addressing, integrating and adding issues of environmental justice across Audubon’s climate state and federal policy portfolio. Supported by 23 state offices, 500 chapters, nearly 2 million members, an issue campaign infrastructure and a bi-partisan government affairs team, the Director will have a powerful platform to drive a top priority agenda for Audubon.  This position will collaborate with the DC-based Policy team; the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) division; Audubon state offices; and partner organizations and coalitions to advance environmental justice though climate policy and create inclusive strategies for promoting environmental justice across all policy priorities.
Job ID
2020-4473
Job Category
Advocacy/Public Policy/Government Relations
State
Washington, DC
Based in NYC and reporting to the Director of Information Technology, the Product Manager will be charged with overseeing the strategic effectiveness of Audubon’s operational and programmatic work through the development and deployment of internal-facing web applications, enterprise platforms and CRMs, and data systems, much of which is centered around Salesforce.   The role requires a mix of business operations expertise, solid project management skills, an intuitive sense for user experience, and fluency in the tools of enterprise CRMs and operational systems. The Product Manager will work with business stakeholders to plan product roadmaps, identify and deploy solutions, and analyze metrics to enable the success of staff and volunteers who are the users of Audubon internal systems.   Please submit a cover letter and a resume in order to be considered. 
Job ID
2020-4446
Job Category
Information Technology
State
New York
City
New York
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
The Grange Audubon Insurance Center is a sanctuary for birds and nature lovers, set in parkland created from a formerly urban and industrial site in the heart of downtown Columbus, along the Scioto River.  This LEED-Certified 18,000 sq. ft. building and surrounding two-acre property brings visitors from the community and beyond for onsite education programs, as well as for special public and private events.    The Office and Communications Administrator Coordinator is a vital part of the Grange Insurance Audubon team. The facility/event attendant will oversee and execute signature and wedding events held on weekends and ensure the property is stewarded appropriately.  This individual will be the liaison between Grange Insurance Audubon and Metro Cuisine.  The position typically works between 15-20 hours a week and will involve working on weekends. 
Job ID
2020-4462
Job Category
Facilities/Property Maintenance
State
Ohio
City
Columbus
Mitchell Lake Audubon Center is a 1,200-acre wildlife refuge, located in south San Antonio, TX. The property is owned by the local water utility, San Antonio Water System (SAWS), and managed by the National Audubon Society. The historic Leeper House serves as its visitor center, with a small education pavilion on property. The site includes 7.5 miles of both walking and/or driving trails.   The center and the surrounding grounds are open year-round and attracts visitors from all over the world. Being a part of the Audubon team means making a difference for conservation. The Site 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. Site Hosts support Mitchell Lake Audubon Center by ensuring all visitors have left the property at the close of business hours, and securing the gates and parking lot. Site Hosts can expect to work an average of 5-10 hours per scheduled week. When not working, opportunities for Site Hosts to volunteer in public education, resource management, visitor services, and maintenance of gardens and trails is encouraged.   Site Host positions are filled by RV campers and 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. Site Hosts share closing responsibilities with staff as needed.
Job ID
2020-4470
Job Category
Facilities/Property Maintenance
State
Texas
City
San Antonio
The National Audubon Society is expanding our engineering team. We are looking for a Software Engineer to play a critical role in solving problems on existing systems while also working to build out modern solutions that allow Audubon to serve its mission to protect birds and the places they live, today and tomorrow.   The Software Engineer is responsible for designing and implementing technology solutions to support and enhance mission-critical business operations throughout the organization. This includes internal custom web applications and services, database development, and the integration of 3rd-party and vendor-developed systems. This position reports to the Full Stack Engineering Lead.
Job ID
2020-4464
Job Category
Information Technology
State
New York
City
New York
The National Audubon Society (NAS) seeks a dynamic, entrepreneurial, and strategic Executive Director to build and lead our new regional office across the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. The Executive Director will lead a talented team to advance overall conservation objectives, strengthen and mobilize our bipartisan network, and deliver durable policy solutions across the region. The Executive Director will also serve as a Vice President of the National Audubon Society and work with their peers across the country to shape and deliver national objectives, initiatives, and processes.   The incoming Vice President and Executive Director must have demonstrated success in implementing innovative conservation, policy, engagement, and development strategies. Building on the success of the region’s well-respected conservation program, they must inspire collaboration among our conservation, legislative, and philanthropic partners to deepen our conservation impact and leadership across the delta and gulf region and inspire the region’s decision-makers, conservation partners, and philanthropic community to invest in Audubon’s conservation vision and strategic plan. Additionally, the chief executive for the delta region will oversee the Pascagoula River Audubon Center and Strawberry Plains Audubon Center in Mississippi, the Paul J. Rainey Wildlife Sanctuary in Louisiana and the Little Rock Audubon Center in Arkansas.   This is a high-profile position with the potential to grow National Audubon Society’s reach and effect change at the local, regional, and national levels. The Vice President and Executive Director will report to Audubon’s Vice President for the Mississippi Flyway.   **This position can be located in an Audubon office in Arkansas, Louisiana, or Mississippi.
Job ID
2020-4476
Job Category
Executive/Senior Management
State
Louisiana
City
Baton Rouge
The National Audubon Society (NAS) seeks a dynamic, entrepreneurial, and strategic Executive Director to build and lead our new Audubon Mid-Atlantic (AMA) office. The Executive Director will lead a talented team to advance overall conservation objectives, strengthen and mobilize our bipartisan network, and deliver durable policy solutions across the region. The Executive Director will also serve as a Vice President of the National Audubon Society and work with their peers across the country to shape and deliver national objectives, initiatives, and processes.   The incoming Vice President and Executive Director must have demonstrated success in implementing innovative conservation, policy, engagement, and development strategies. Building on the success of the region’s well-respected conservation program, they must inspire collaboration among our conservation, legislative, and philanthropic partners to deepen our conservation impact and leadership across the Mid-Atlantic region and inspire the region’s decision-makers, conservation partners, and philanthropic community to invest in Audubon’s conservation vision and strategic plan. Additionally, the chief executive for the Mid-Atlantic region will oversee the Pickering Creek and Patterson Park Audubon Centers in Maryland and the John J. Audubon and Discovery Centers in Pennsylvania.   This is a high-profile position with the potential to grow National Audubon Society’s reach and effect change at the local, regional, and national levels. The Vice President and Executive Director will report to Audubon’s Vice President for the Atlantic Flyway.   To Apply:   Submit a cover letter and resume online at https://grossmansolutions.com/jobs/. The cover letter should be concise, compelling, and outline the specific ways in which you would be a good fit for this position.   Audubon is a federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  
Job ID
2020-4466
Job Category
Executive/Senior Management
State
Pennsylvania
City
Audubon
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
2020-4442
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