Audubon’s Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary is a 13,000-acre sanctuary with 2.25 miles of boardwalk, the Blair Audubon Center, Nature Store and Gallery Cafe, as well as education, research and resource management programs. More than 100,000 people visit Corkscrew each year, and Corkscrew enjoys the support of nearly 200 regular volunteers. The Sanctuary serves as an anchor for Audubon Florida’s policy advocacy in the Western Everglades and is a living laboratory for the study and restoration of Southwest Florida’s freshwater wetlands. In the next two years, Corkscrew will likely undertake a facilities expansion; this position will have a critical role in shaping the future of this jewel of the National Audubon Society and RAMSAR Wetland of International Significance.
Reporting to the Sanctuary Director, the Associate Director, Blair Audubon Center is primarily responsible for the oversight and management of staff, volunteers and budgets supporting Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary and the Blair Center visitor experience programs. They will provide leadership, ensure visitor and education programming and support Audubon’s mission and goals for the Sanctuary and greater Corkscrew, Big Cypress and Everglades ecosystems. They will plan budgets, project revenues and manage expenses associated with all programs related to visitor experience. Additionally, the Associate Director will play a lead role in marketing the Corkscrew experience to attract visitors and program participants, all while embracing and advancing Corkscrew’s mission which aims to influence conservation of the Greater Everglades.
The Campaign Organizer will organize the outreach, education, and engagement efforts around the Western Rivers Action Network (WRAN) in Arizona in order to build political power and execute the Western Water priorities of National Audubon Society. WRAN in Arizona has roughly 10,000 members, including Audubon chapters within Arizona, hunters, anglers, outdoor recreationists, businesses, tourism and economic development organizations, rural and urban leaders, and others with interest in protecting rivers and the habitat they support for people, local economies, birds, fish, and other wildlife. This role reports to the Policy Manager, Audubon Arizona.
**This is grant-funded position and is anticipated to last two years, with the potential to continue pending funding and programmatic needs.
**Only candidates who provide a cover letter submission will be considered for this opportunity.
Audubon’s coastal program seeks a current college student to intern in our Washington, DC office, to work on coastal resilience and marine conservation policy. The intern will work on various research, outreach, and creative projects to advance our coastal program’s goals, which include education, outreach, and influencing decision makers. MUST be able to receive college credit.
The Community Engagement Coordinator (CEC) will provide crucial staff support across a suite of programs focused on volunteer-based restoration of native habitats in San Francisco Bay (mostly on/near RBACS) and engagement of community members in the work of the Program and Center. This position reports to the RBACS Center Director (CD) and will work closely with the San Francisco Bay Conservation Program Manager (CPM) in fulfillment of the following functions. The general schedule for this position is Tuesday through Saturday.
Candidates should include a cover letter when applying to this position.
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 the West Palm Beach area.
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 a 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 5:30 p.m. each night. Campus Hosts support the Blair Audubon Visitor 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 visiting guests and scientists. Campus Hosts share on-call and closing responsibilities in shifts with others. Campus Hosts can expect to work an average of 1 1/2 hours per scheduled day. When not working, opportunities abound for Campus Hosts interested in volunteering in Resource Management, Facilities, the Visitor Center and Education.
Campus Host positions are filled by RV campers and are required to live on-site in their personal RV on one of Corkscrew’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. There are four seasonal positions (up to two people per RV) that require a minimum four-month commitment between October 1 and April 30. Applicants must own and operate their own RV, including having applicable motor vehicle licenses and insurance.
Under the guidance of the Facilities Manager, the Full-time seasonal Custodian is responsible for helping maintain and taking pride and ownership of the Blair Audubon Center and the surrounding Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary grounds and buildings. The primary emphasis is cleaning and maintenance of the Blair Audubon Visitor Center, including the restrooms, and office buildings scattered throughout the campus. There will be light duty-maintenance associated with keeping these buildings in good condition such as; using high ladders to change light bulbs, paint touch-up, A/C filter cleaning, lubricating/fastening hardware, repairing faulty plumbing parts etc.
Days are intended to be Wednesday through Sunday or any variation that includes full-time weekend coverage.
Reporting to the Executive Director of Audubon Louisiana, the Deputy Director will serve as second in command and a key member of the Audubon Louisiana team. S/He will be responsible for implementation of the office’s strategic plan with a key focus on its role in the Restore the Mississippi River Delta (MRD) Coalition. Based in the MRD offices in New Orleans, they will make regular visits to the Audubon offices in Baton Rouge and as needed to other parts of the state. Under the guidance of the Executive Director, they will be responsible for Audubon Louisiana’s work on the MRD Coalition, specifically around science, policy, outreach, and communications, in collaboration with partner organizations. Additionally, this role will create and execute the office’s strategic policy agenda designed to support Audubon’s national and local objectives to increase the conservation impact in Louisiana.
The Development Associate will play an important role in Audubon’s fund development program in Nebraska. This position will report to the National Audubon Society’s Director of Development, Audubon Nebraska and will work closely with Audubon Nebraska leaders and with development staff throughout the Central Flyway. This is a full-time position located in Omaha, Nebraska.
Please submit a cover letter along with your resume. A cover letter is required to be considered for this role.
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 Arizona. Reporting to the Vice President for Development overseeing the Pacific and Central Flyways, the Development Manager leads the development and expansion of the mid-level and major donor program for Arizona, 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 Arizona and volunteer leaders in their role as fundraisers. They will build and manage a portfolio of mid-level and major donors and for 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, appeals, events and tours.
The Director of Development, reporting to the VP for Development, will assist in growing the major gifts program at Audubon through collaborative fundraising efforts in support of all Audubon priorities together with the state director and other conservation professionals working across the Audubon Network. His/her role is to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward high capacity donors toward gifts that support Audubon to achieve its ambitious local, state and national goals. S/he will manage a portfolio of major gift donors and prospects capable of giving $10,000 + annually, working collaboratively to leverage donors across projects in the state and the national organization with the goal of moving donors up the table of gifts. The Director of Development will partner across the organization to coordinate and coach various program staff and Board members engaged in fundraising as well as to identify giving opportunities. S/he must have exceptional written and oral communication skills and demonstrate a commitment to a collaborative workstyle.
In addition to their role as a frontline fundraiser, the Director of Development will devote 20 percent of his/her time supporting the development and implementation of sustainable revenue plans for all contributed income for Audubon North Carolina together with the VP for Development. The Managing Director will manage development staff in North Carolina. Together, he/she will oversee and execute comprehensive fundraising plans for Audubon North Carolina. They will help lead a resource development planning exercise in conjunction with the strategic planning exercise Audubon North Carolina is currently undertaking, which tie directly to the National Audubon Society’s three-year strategic plan.
Key metrics for success will include donor engagement (number of personal meetings with prospects and volunteers), revenue (value of gifts; number of solicitations; success rate of solicitations; and achievement of programmatic contributed revenue goals), increased board engagement and support for Audubon North Carolina, and the strategic deployment of Audubon North Carolina’s Executive Director and lead conservation professionals. The successful candidate will be an entrepreneurial, result driven, development professional with success in closing five, six, and seven figure gifts and as well as management experience. This position requires up to 50 percent travel throughout North Carolina as well as occasional evenings and weekends.
Audubon North Carolina has retained Capital Development Services to assist with recruitment for this position. Nominations, expressions of interest, and applications should be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Candidates must provide a cover letter, resume, and list of three references. All materials will be kept confidential.
The Director, Enterprise Geographic Information Systems (GIS) applies an interdisciplinary approach to manage and support priority projects, initiatives, and staff across National Audubon Society and its network. Reporting to the VP & Chief Scientist, s/he is responsible for managing an enterprise GIS consisting of server, desktop, cloud, and mobile infrastructure. The Director will also work to develop standards for GIS deployment and use, as well as provide oversight to enterprise GIS staff and fellows through Audubon’s Dangermond fund, ensuring they receive guidance and mentoring while accomplishing the duties of their roles. Additionally, s/he acts as the interface between Audubon, partners, and other parties in GIS-related interests and represents the Science Division at a variety of meetings, trainings and important events to further enterprise GIS projects and initiatives.
This position has opportunity to sit in NYC or Washington D.C.
Interested candidates should attach a cover letter to be considered for this opportunity.
The National Audubon Society is offering a crash course in how to create an award-winning magazine and website. As a full-time paid fellow, the journalist will have the chance to be a valuable member of our team, contributing both digital and print content and getting a behind-the-scenes look at what it’s like to be an editor at a major publication. This fellowship is a training ground for a long-term, successful career in journalism. Ideal applicants will have a strong grasp of environmental science and conservation, impressive writing chops, and a willingness to think independently and hit the ground running. Immersed in the day-to-day operations, the fellow will hone the skill of creating fresh and accurate content on fast-paced deadlines and develop a stronger ability to tell longer, engaging narrative stories. The intent is for fellows to gain experience, published work, and job savvy that will help them land a staff job or launch a successful freelance career.
The paid fellowship is approximately 35 hours per week in Audubon's New York City headquarters and spans a period of up to six months, typically from January through June (currently recruiting for this season) and August to December.
To apply, please upload a one-page cover letter, one-page resume, and links to three to five writing samples. The links can be included in the cover letter.
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 Education Intern is a full-time seasonal position assisting with essential environmental education duties including assisting with the implementation of a 2nd and 5th grade field trip program to the Sanctuary and with educating visitors to the Blair Visitor Center and boardwalk. The Education Intern will also assist with giving tours and presentations and other public education activities as necessary.
On-site housing is provided and required due to the relatively remote location of the Sanctuary and early work hours. Housing is a furnished one-level dormitory-style building. There are four private bedrooms, two bathrooms, two joined kitchens, a living room and a screened porch. Wireless internet, water and electricity are provided. Housing will be shared with other interns and/or visiting researchers. Corkscrew is a remote Sanctuary and is known as a dark sky site.
Interns are expected to assist with additional Sanctuary events and activities, as needed. An opportunity to pursue personal conservation-based interests (e.g. environmental education, environmental policy, or ecological research) is available through the completion (design, and execution) of an independent project with the guidance of Sanctuary staff.
The Sharon Audubon Center, located in Sharon, CT, is part of the New York/Connecticut State Office of Audubon. It features a visitor center and exhibit building, miles of trails, a wildlife rehabilitation clinic, resident raptor aviaries, and demonstration gardens for supporting birds and pollinators. Together with the nearby Miles Audubon Sanctuary, it comprises almost 3,000 acres of protected land, embedded in a landscape of several thousand additional protected acres. It has served for over 50 years as a flagship center and community hub for nature education, environmental awareness, sound land management, and wildlife rehabilitation, serving northwestern Connecticut, southwestern Massachusetts, and eastern New York State.
The Educator / Volunteer Coordinator is responsible for organizing and providing weekend/evening programs and events and for coordinating and overseeing a range of day-to-day operations of the Sharon Audubon Center and Miles Sanctuary. This is a full-time position that reports to the Center Director.
**The schedule will vary but will typically entail a Tuesday-Saturday or Sunday-Thursday schedule, with occasional evenings.
**The Educator / Volunteer Coordinator will work both on-site and off-site, sometimes outdoors in variable weather conditions and terrain, and be expected to handle birds of prey and other wildlife as needed.
**Residence on-site is not required, but may be available.
Reporting to the California Director of Policy, the Outreach and Engagement Program Manager (OEM) acts as a key individual in building political power and advancing the National Audubon Society’s climate and conservation priorities in California. They will be responsible for organizing and mobilizing constituents in Audubon’s network (including reaching out to new constituencies and strengthening our current network of chapter members, partners, and volunteers) to help execute and win Audubon’s state-based policy campaigns, with a particular focus on climate goals.
The OEM is a highly energetic, adaptable, relationship-oriented, and a results-driven team player who effectively engages volunteers, partners and non-traditional allies towards policy outcomes. They will be responsible for a number of activities to include volunteer trainings, lobbying days, sign-on letters, opinion media, gathering signatures, regular statewide travel, and more. Additionally, the OEM works closely with Audubon’s state leadership and staff to bring the organization’s ambitious conservation focused strategic plan to life in communities from coast to coast, helping to contribute to the overall goal of becoming the most effective conservation network in America.
This person will be based in California, the specific location is open to the best candidate. Additionally, this role is grant-funded and anticipated to last three years, with the potential to continue pending funding and programmatic needs.
The purpose of the Facilities Assistant position is to provide support the Center Manager in all operational functions of the Randall Davey Audubon Center & Sanctuary (RDAC). These operational functions include performing maintenance work for the buildings, grounds, equipment and vehicles at the RDAC or to contract to have the work done when necessary; collaborating with the staff on facilities use and planning; collaboratively manage and improve the site for wildlife with Center Manager and volunteers; and coordinating with volunteers, whenever possible, for gardening, building and grounds upkeep, trails maintenance and other tasks. The Facilities Assistant will regularly interact with the public and with diverse populations of visitors from around the world.
This is a seasonal, full-time position that reports to the Field Supervisor and comprises the ‘field crew.” This position exists to do the work of upland exotic control and rare habitat restoration. All work at the Starr Ranch is non-chemical (no herbicides used) and is guided by the research that is executed on-site.
The Field Assistants are required to reside on-site in housing provided by Audubon as a condition of employment. Residing on-site allows the Field Assistants to properly perform the essential functions of the position that begin during early morning hours (5AM) to avoid occasional high afternoon temperatures that may be in excess of 90 degrees. Living on-site will also afford the Field Assistants the opportunity to develop a first-hand understanding of the operation of a large conservation sanctuary.
Housing will be provided in the “Main House” located at 100 Bell Canyon Road, Trabuco Canyon, CA 92679. The dwelling is in excellent condition and is the former lodging of the Starr family. The lodge-like building, built in the 1930’s, has a fireplace, redwood interior and five bedrooms. It is fully furnished and linens are provided. There are three bathrooms, two with a shower. Each field assistant has his/her own room. The Field Crew Leader has a room with a double bed and a bathroom. Double beds are provided in all but the smallest room that has a single bed. The house is professionally cleaned before the crew arrives and again in late spring. All bedrooms are occupied by one staff, no minors are allowed. Up to five adults can live in this residence. Utilities are paid by Audubon.
As a member of Audubon’s Finance Team, the Finance Associate is the business partner for Program Directors and will assist them in managing the day-to-day financial operations of their departments. The successful candidate will have an excellent grasp of financial and accounting concepts, and is able to communicate financial information clearly and concisely. He or she will thrive in a fast-paced environment and is able to juggle multiple projects with a positive attitude. The position requires sophisticated financial systems skills (especially budgeting systems) and the ability to create and analyze budget and variance reports. The Finance Associate is responsible for financial support, administration, and knowledge for New York Headquarters and Washington, D.C. based programs including Central Services, Development, Content, International Alliances, Policy, Education, and Science.
The Finance Associate will report to the Director of Finance and Planning and will be based at Audubon’s New York City Headquarters.
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.
By implementing the Wild Indigo framework for collaboratively designing nature-based educational activities, the coordinator will seek to reestablish lasting connections between communities of color and local natural areas. With guidance from Audubon and local community partners, the Wild Indigo Coordinator will co-design a series of outdoor community events that will target diverse multi-generational audiences. Programs will incorporate community interests and concerns of the community (health, safety, education, and heritage, etc.), to demonstrate links between clean water, healthy fisheries, and birds habitats, while providing opportunities for stewardship and local advocacy. This project builds on Audubon Great Lakes’ wetland restoration efforts. This work focuses on marsh birds – key predators in wetland habitats— as indicators of health and also charismatic species that help visualize for residents environment health in the air, on land, and in our waterways.
This job requires a culturally competent, organized and responsible person who is an excellent communicator that can work effectively as part of a team and independently. The successful applicant must have an enthusiasm for the outdoors a willingness to learn, teach, and share actively with community groups. The position requires travel to community organizations and local natural areas throughout the communities of Detroit, Michigan.
**This is a year round part-time position not to exceed 25 hours / week. This is a grant‐funded position.
Pickering Creek is located on a tidal tributary of the Chesapeake Bay. The Center's 410 acres are a microcosm of Maryland's Eastern Shore. We seek an enthusiastic individual that is willing to inspire others about the natural world and take conservation action.
Pickering Creek Audubon Center seeks three part-time Teacher Naturalists to assist in growing our successful environmental education programs. The Teacher Naturalists will serve as integral to our education team; report to the center’s Education Manager; and work with additional center and state staff. They will maintain positive and friendly working relationships with the general public, volunteers, and local/regional community organizations and school groups.
This is a part-time position with hours varying seasonally, with 15-25 weekly hours likely during our busiest field seasons, September through November and March through May and 0-15 weekly hours likely December through February and June through August.
The Director of Policy will define and lead policy efforts and overall governmental affairs functions to advance Audubon’s mission and bird conservation objectives in New Mexico. Reporting to the Vice President and Executive Director of Audubon New Mexico, they will serve as part of New Mexico’s senior leadership team and work closely with the Director of Freshwater Conservation and Regional Network Action Manager. The Director of Policy will lead development and execution of a state policy agenda to advance both state and federal priorities, focusing on water, working lands, and climate conservation priorities as they relate to the conservation of at-risk bird populations. The Director is responsible for coordinating and implementing policy efforts with staff across National Audubon and New Mexico programs. This includes engaging chapters, grassroots, and 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 New Mexico to take action on issues that impact bird populations in the state.
The ideal candidate is a skilled, experienced manager and strategic thinker with a working background knowledge of New Mexico wildlife conservation, environmental, and/or energy policy.
Only candidates who submit a cover letter will be considered for this opportunity.
Audubon Pennsylvania seeks a passionate candidate to support its work with the Alliance for Watershed Education (AWE), a network of 23 environmental centers spread across the Delaware River watershed that are interconnected by multi-use bike/pedestrian trails and waterways (rivers, streams, and creeks). This individual will assume leadership of AWE’s high successful Fellowship Program. Through this initiative, AWE’s goal is to engage individuals and communities that have not previously participated in watershed related programs, recreation or stewardship.
More than 80 individuals from diverse backgrounds have participated in this Program since 2017. With guidance from their local supervisor, Fellows develop projects that help centers expand their constituency, reflecting AWE’s values of equity, diversity and inclusion. Fellows are recruited from the communities which centers serve or seek to serve, participate in AWE sponsored trainings throughout their experience, and work towards the completion of a capstone project at their Center. Fellowships begin each May.
The Fellowship Program Associate will coordinate and direct all aspects of the Program, including assisting each center with recruitment, management, training and evaluation of active Fellows. He or she will also build the alumni network to keep former Fellows connected and engaged. The program goal is to foster watershed stewardship by establishing a cadre of ambassadors and building capacity for each of its centers to reach diverse and traditionally underserved constituents.
The Program Associate will be based at the Discovery Center in East Fairmount Park (Philadelphia), and will be directly supervised by Audubon’s Director of Centers and Operations. The Fellowship Committee of AWE will also provide direction regarding the development and implementation of Fellowship activities, as well as creative and hands-on support. The Program Associate will also support and be supported by other AWE-related staff.
**Significant day travel and some overnights is required.
**This is a grant-funded position made possible by The William Penn Foundation. Thirty months of funding is currently in place.
The goal of Audubon Florida’s Conservation Leadership Initiative (CLI) is to provide a co-mentoring experience for students and Audubon chapter leaders to bridge the generational gap and bring college students into Audubon. This two-way mentorship program helps Audubon leaders to understand what inspires young people to become involved with conservation and the students to learn more about Audubon’s mission and on-the-ground programs. Through this experience Audubon hopes to learn to better engage and communicate with the next generation of conservationists. CLI provides a unique networking and leadership experience for college students interested in entering the conservation field.
The Program Associate, CLI is a newly developed position to lead an expanded statewide effort in the recruitment of students, leadership training, program expansion and outreach efforts to engage the next generation of conservation leaders. This individual will recruit, engage with and coordinate events for CLI students and alums in effort to connect with Audubon leaders, programs and volunteer opportunities in the conservation field.
Audubon on Campus is a bold new initiative to develop Audubon chapters on college and university campuses and engage student ambassadors in leadership and career development opportunities in conservation and advocacy. The Program Manager, Audubon on Campus will lead strategic outreach, development, implementation, and evaluation for Audubon on Campus, growing it into a powerhouse program that connects a new generation to Audubon’s mission across hundreds of campuses. The Program Manager is experienced with college and university student engagement and program development and execution, including moves management or sales funnel management.
Reporting to the Director, Network Development and Strategy, the Program Manager will manage outreach staff; continue program design and development; identify and manage opportunities for training, grants, and scholarships; represent Audubon with faculty and administrators; and connect students and faculty with local Audubon staff and traditional chapters.
** Please furnish a cover letter to be considered for this opportunity.
Reporting to the Managing Director, Individual Giving (based in New York City or Greenwich Connecticut). The Regional Grant Writer will be an important 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 five and six-figure investments in Audubon’s work.
This position can be based in New York City or remotely. Possible travel 25%-40% of time in the northeast US. Please submit a cover letter.
The Senior Project Manager, Business Transformation reports to the COO and is responsible for supporting Audubon’s business leaders by helping to ensure the successful completion of major initiatives. The Senior Project Manager, Business Transformation is a key member of the Transformation Office within the Office of the COO. The Senior Project Manager, Business Transformation may support multiple initiatives for multiple business “clients” within Audubon. This Senior Project Manager, Business Transformation position will primarily support initiatives in the Conservation area and requires hands-on, detail-oriented, analytical capabilities.
The Senior Project Manager, Business Transformation is a fully engaged, objective team member who works closely with all project team members and stakeholders. They may also assist in coordinating external vendors/parties as needed to accomplish the project’s objectives.
The successful candidate will be an entrepreneurial, results-driven, project management professional with a proven record of accomplishment.
This position will be based in Washington D.C. and will require some travel
The Williams Sisters Ranch is a 1200-acre historic cattle ranch along Skyline Drive near La Honda. A beloved property, the ranch manager has taken care of the land for over 60 years and is a San Mateo County treasure. Audubon is seeking, on a separate track, to identify and negotiate a long-term grazing lease to bring cattle back to the property. The temporary ranch assistant will work with the ranch manager for approximately 16 hours per week to maintain operations during the recruitment and negotiation period for the long-term lease. The candidate will be capable of completing day-to-day tasks, minor maintenance, and will be conscious of when additional capacity is needed.
The address of the ranch is:
19100 Skyline Blvd
Woodside, CA 94062
The Vice President for Community Conservation (the VP) will lead Audubon’s work to protect birds and their habitats in cities and towns through programs and partnerships that contribute to more just, resilient, and healthy communities in which every member benefits from the joy and value of nature. We call these Bird-Friendly Communities. This position offers an outstanding opportunity to reimagine communities’ relationship with nature by integrating disciplines including environmental justice, biodiversity conservation, grassroots organizing, and urban planning and revitalization.
Resident and migratory birds face great challenges in dense human communities, from lack of food and shelter to deadly hazards and pollution. Meanwhile, human residents themselves, especially low-income people and people of color, face exposure to toxins, human-exacerbated natural disasters, unjust land use, and disconnection from nature. In the coming years, U.S. cities and towns will expand significantly in both population and land cover, and increasingly, they will grapple with the consequences of a changing climate: All of these factors will heighten challenges for birds and people alike.
A visionary, skilled, and motivated leader, the VP will develop and lead a portfolio of programs and partnerships to transform communities and protect birds and the places they need. The starting points are existing nationwide Audubon initiatives like Plants for Birds and the successful work and partnerships developed by local Audubon staff and chapters across the country. These need more visibility, more resources, and more scale. However, the scope of the challenges also requires new and boundary-pushing approaches, partners, and ideas, and the VP will lead the way with bold action, a strong foundation in science, and a fundamental commitment to justice and equality for all people.
Reporting to the Chief Network Officer, the VP will work closely with all parts of Audubon and its network to ensure successful conservation delivery and outcomes in communities, including Audubon’s state offices and nature centers; its national conservation, policy, grassroots, science, marketing, legal, and communications teams; Audubon’s VP for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion; Audubon’s network of 450 affiliated chapters, including large staffed affiliates in major cities; Audubon’s partners, including international partners; and Audubon’s development (fundraising) team.
Based in Chicago and reporting to the Chief Development Officer at the National Audubon Society, the Vice President of Development, Upper Central & Mississippi Flyways, will be charged with increasing the effectiveness and efficiency of fundraising in the Upper Central & Mississippi Flyways, including the Rockies & Gillmor Sanctuary in Utah, Nebraska, the Dakotas, Great Lakes & Grange, Minnesota & Riverlands, and Arkansas, with a focus on managing a team of fundraisers who are responsible for securing funds for state programs, regional flyway initiatives and national programs aligned with the strategic plan. As a senior leader on the National Development team, s/he will carry a portfolio of qualified major gift donors and prospects in the region; will direct the strategy and fundraising staff within the Flyways; and will partner with state, regional, and national executives to maximize Audubon’s impact with existing and potential donors.
The successful candidate will be an entrepreneurial, results-driven, senior development professional with success in leading development teams to success and closing six-figure+ gifts. This is a new and exciting opportunity to help influence and create value for an organization-wide fundraising initiative and act as a major contributor to one of the nation’s oldest and well-known leaders in the conservation arena. The Vice President will need to have a flexible approach to work, with some evenings and weekends being required, as well as a willingness to travel regionally and nationally up to 25% of the time.
Audubon is seeking three (3) strategic, collaborative and innovative leaders to serve as Flyway Vice Presidents 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.