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 Eastern Panhandle Beach Anchor Steward to work in one or more coastal areas that support beach-nesting birds in the Eastern Panhandle. 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 around the Eastern Panhandle.
This is a part-time, 20 hour per week seasonal position focused on weekend days and holidays, including Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day, if nesting persists until the latter holiday. The position will begin April 1, 2018 and continue through the end of nesting season. Nesting may persist into August or early September but can end early in the event of a catastrophic event or other total loss of nesting activity.
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 at beach-nesting bird sites on Longboat Key, Florida. Sites most likely requiring stewardship include Snowy Plover nests and Least Tern colonies. The primary responsibility of the Anchor Steward is to organize and train volunteers in order to help monitor nesting birds and to conduct public outreach around the shore/seabird nesting areas. This is a part-time, 20 hours per week, seasonal position focused on weekend days and holidays, including Memorial Day and Independence Day. The position is expected to begin the week of May 7, 2018 and continue for 12 consecutive weeks.
Audubon Florida helps to manage beach-nesting birds through much of the Panhandle, posting, stewarding and protecting nesting areas from disturbance. To better monitor and protect the nesting shorebirds and seabirds along beaches and other nest sites in Navarre and Pensacola, Audubon is hiring a seasonal Navarre Beach Steward. The primary responsibility of the Navarre Beach Steward is to organize volunteers in order to monitor shorebird and seabird nesting and conduct public outreach along the nesting areas of Santa Rosa County including Navarre Causeway, Navarre Beach and beaches along 399.
This seasonal position is scheduled May – September, 2018 for 20 hours per week with a focus on weekend days and holidays, including Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day.
Patterson Park Audubon Center, located in urban southeast Baltimore, works to improve the city for birds and people. The Center is based out of an office in a rehabilitated row home, across the street from Patterson Park. Popular programs at the Center work to engage students and adults in conservation education and projects, through academic environmental education, community engagement, and stewardship. The programs are nature-based, hands-on experiences that provide:
- Education in an outdoor setting and that correlate with academic curriculum standards;
- Education, engagement, and stewardship opportunities that intentionally guide participants to contribute to conservation outcomes of Audubon’s Atlantic Flyway conservation plan;
- Education, engagement, and stewardship opportunities that align with Chesapeake Bay protection and restoration goals; and
- Opportunities for Audubon to increase the diversity of people taking conservation action at the local level.
Patterson Park Audubon Center seeks four part-time (approx. 20 hours/week though this will vary by week) Assistants to help plan, instruct, and document the Summer Urban Naturalists (SUN) day camp in Baltimore City. The SUN Assistants will be trained, then lead campers entering kindergarten through 5th grade in hands-on environmental activities one day per week for five weeks, utilizing 155-acre Patterson Park as an outdoor classroom. We seek enthusiastic individuals who will inspire others about the natural world.
This position may involve moderate hiking, wading in water, fishing, handling live animals, equipment maintenance, the ability to lift 50 pounds. Note: Audubon office is only accessible by stairs.
Audubon is seeking two Camp Counselors to co-lead our nature-themed summer camps. Together they will administer the day-to-day camp operations for a group of 16 children (ages 6 - 9); delivering curriculum and activities that have been specifically developed for our program.
Nature education is the overall theme for our camps, but we have three specific programs: Wilderness Skills, Nature Art, and Feathered Friends (birding). Our camp programs are completely outdoors and our location provides many opportunities for hikes and swimming.
The Center is offering seven weeks of camps.
The Camp Manager position assists in the management of a summer teaching staff of eight full-time Teacher Naturalists, up to 40 Audubon Youth Leaders and interacts daily with Center staff and camp parents. The Center operates a 10 week summer day camp that serves 500 children.
The Camp Manager assists the Center Director with all aspects of planning, developing, operating, and managing Richardson Bay Audubon’s Audubon Summer Adventure Camps and Audubon Youth Leaders. Summer Audubon Adventures consists of one week of staff training and ten weeklong sessions for children ages 4-8. Within the ten camp weeks are three weeks of Expedition Camp for ages 9-11. Audubon Youth Leaders are youth ages 11-17 that are trained in May and June to assist with camp, learn how to lead environmental education programming, and learn how to work with young children in an outdoor setting.
The Camp Manager position begins June 4, 2018 and ends August 17, 2018.
The Center Assistant reports to the Center Director and is responsible for assisting with a wide variety of tasks associated with the finalization of exhibits and projects associated with new construction at the John James Audubon Center (Audubon, PA) and The Discovery Center (Philadelphia, PA). Responsibilities will include administrative support, research, writing and editing interpretive content and assistance with asset acquisition, procurement of furniture/fixtures/equipment, exhibit installation, and collections management.
This is a part-time, temporary opportunity expected to last for up to six months and will have a 20-25 hour work week/schedule.
Audubon is seeking a visionary and growth-focused Chief Operating Officer to join the team. Reporting to President & CEO, David Yarnold, the COO will be passionate about operating efficiency and deploying at scale, with a focus on building our Audubon’s strategic plan and accelerating the changes of the business and integration. In addition, s/he will also have direct oversight of finance, IT and legal functions including running the daily operations.
Audubon Dakota seeks a dynamic Communications & Engagement Coordinator to join a growing regional team, serving over 5,000 members in the Dakotas region. The successful applicant will play a leadership role in the implementation of Audubon Dakota’s engagement and outreach strategies for the region, supporting and coordinating events and programs in the area of outreach/education connected to Audubon Dakota’s conservation programming related to Audubon’s Bird-Friendly Communities and Working Lands Initiatives. S/he will facilitate greatly in the development and implementation of these various programs by building and sustaining strong professional relationships with partners and providing technical/administrative assistance.
To promote Audubon Dakota projects throughout North/South Dakota, s/he will be expected to update and manage social media and website platforms to bolster Audubon’s online presence. The successful candidate will support Audubon Dakota’s science and land management by helping with coordination and implementation of various Audubon-led initiatives, as the engagement and communications enterprise will be fully integrated into Audubon Dakota’s overall conservation and development program.
Please submit a cover letter with your application. Cover letters help our team learn more about an applicant’s interest and passion for conservation, in addition to their understanding of the position’s role as part of Audubon Dakota’s work. Applications that do not include a cover letter will not be considered.
As prominent state programs within the Atlantic Flyway, Audubon NY and Audubon CT have a combined annual budget of more than $7 million and a staff of 50 professionals. Our network includes 32 local Audubon Chapters, 10 environmental education centers and/or sanctuaries, and more than 50,000 members.
The Communications Manager holds primary responsibility for state-level communications around policy and conservation priorities to Audubon members, the public, and key decision makers for Audubon New York and Audubon Connecticut. In that role, and in coordination with counterparts in the Audubon network such as communications staff in Audubon Great Lakes, Audubon Pennsylvania and at Audubon headquarters, the Manager develops state-based communications strategies for Audubon’s priority issues, frames messages, develops content, develops earned and digital media strategies, and maximizes use of marketing tools including print and digital media. S/he will work closely with the news media and relevant news outlets to deliver Audubon’s conservation message and to engage constituencies and donors. The Communications Manager is also responsible for developing print and online content and managing consultants, vendors, and staff to implement an aggressive communications program in the region. The Manager coaches program leaders to develop and deliver quality materials and generate social and digital media in support of strategies to publicize programs and conservation goals. S/he will work closely with the Vice President and Executive Director for Audubon New York and Audubon Connecticut and jointly report to the Managing Directors of Audubon NY and Audubon CT.
Reporting to the Deputy Director, the Communications Manager is responsible for the implementation of strategies that elevate Audubon Alaska’s profile within Alaska and nationally through the use of both innovative and conventional communications strategies and tactics. S/He will conduct day-to-day work in the areas of planning, marketing, writing, print/electronic communication and publication, media and public relations, production and project management.
Applications will be accepted through April 2nd. Please be sure to include a cover letter to be considered for this position.
The Conservation Intern: Land Stewardship will gain valuable hands-on experience and professional skills in natural resource management and conservation ecology. Working at the 13,000-acre Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary in southwestern Florida, the intern will assist with the implementation of an ecologically-sound land management program.
This full-time 2.5-month internship will run from mid-June 2018 through August 2018 and will not exceed 40 hours per week, with occasional weekend work as needed.
On-site housing is required due to the relatively remote location of the Sanctuary and early field hours. Housing is a furnished one-level dormitory-style building withfour bedrooms, two bathrooms, two joined kitchens, a living room and a screened porch. Wireless internet, water, electricity and local phone service are provided. Rooms may be shared (gender inclusive) with other interns and housing may be shared with visiting researchers, Americorps team members, or other special guests..
Audubon Arizona seeks motivated interns to assist with the River Pathways high school field trip program and other conservation and education programs. The River Pathways program gets students out of their classrooms and brings them to the Rio Salado Audubon Center, the Agua Fria National Monument, the Tonto National Forest, and the Black Canyon Heritage Park where they assist Audubon, partner organizations, and federal biologists with wildlife and habitat monitoring activities. The program intends to connect students with nature and introduce them to careers in conservation and resource management.
Interns will help Audubon staff facilitate this program by serving as a front-line educator during field trips, preparing and maintaining educational and field equipment, and compiling program evaluations. Interns will also assist with other programs and events at the Rio Salado Audubon Center and with programs in Audubon Arizona’s Nature in Your Neighborhood Suite, including Downtown Owls and Urban Hummingbirds in-class presentations, Conservation Workdays, and K-8 field trips.
All training will be provided. Transportation between the Rio Salado Audubon Center (3131 S Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ) and field sites will also be provided. Positions will begin on August 20th and continue through December 14th and will involve approximately 12-20 hours of work per week.
Reporting to the Managing Director of Institutional Relations, the Corporate Giving and Partnerships Manager will be a key part of institutional fundraising in Audubon’s National Development office. This is an opportunity for a highly motivated development professional to grow a corporate fundraising strategy for a highly respected, century old organization working across the United States as well as Latin America and the Caribbean.
The position will be based out of Audubon’s Headquarters in New York City, with possible travel approximately 25% of the time.
Candidates should submit a cover letter and writing sample (preferably a funder proposal or concept) when applying.
The Development Manager for Institutional Giving will be part of a four-person department that raises close to $3 million annually in support of Audubon New York, a leading and effective conservation organization in New York, as well as one of the largest state programs of the National Audubon Society. In particular, this role will manage and build ANY's grants program for foundation, corporate and government grants and expand efforts to include a focus on funding for priority projects. The primary responsibility will be expand a robust foundation portfolio by shepherding the organization through the proposal process including: prospecting, working with staff on program identification and needs, connecting with and maintaining relationships with grant making officers, drafting and editing all major foundation (including family foundations), corporate, and government grant proposals and reports. Reporting to the Executive Director, s/he will also help develop letter proposals and donor stewardship materials for individual and major gift prospects.
Reporting to the Director, Digital Platforms, the Digital Production Coordinator will be be joining a cutting-edge team in the digital non-profit space. This position will support a diverse national network of digital producers and communicators, as well as help optimize and maintain the digital platforms they use. The ideal candidate will have a penchant for picking things up, curiosity for absorbing and figuring out new systems, and using technology to provide unique solutions to the organization's challenges.
Audubon Great Lakes (AGL) is the regional arm of National Audubon Society, working across Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin and the lead office for Audubon’s Great Lakes conservation strategy. Audubon’s bipartisan membership base in the region spans more than 55 chapters and 112,000 people. Based in Chicago and reporting to AGL’s Executive Director, the Director of Policy is responsible for localizing national policy priorities, building state-based policy agendas, and collaborating with the Executive Director to elevate Audubon’s leadership in the region. This new position has been created to build political power to advance conservation policy to protect birds and the places they need across the region.
The Director of Policy is responsible for leading the policy efforts and overall governmental affairs functions for the five states managed by Audubon Great Lakes as well as leading conservation policy strategy across the Great Lakes Basin. As part of AGL’s senior leadership team, s/he will collaborate with the Executive Director and senior conservation policy, fundraising, and engagement leads at AGL and across National Audubon to develop a regional policy agenda to advance both state and federal priorities. The Director of Policy will collaborate closely with the Director of Engagement to successfully engage our bipartisan network and conservation partners for successful policy campaigns and conservation leadership.
The ideal candidate will be a skilled, experienced manager and a strategic thinker, and have a background in Great Lakes and water conservation, renewable energy, and/or climate change policy.
The Director of Policy will shape, lead, manage and implement strategies and actions to advance Audubon’s mission and conservation objectives in Audubon Florida. Reporting to the Vice President and Executive Director, s/he acts as a critical member of the senior leadership team and closely collaborates with a variety of key staff at the state, Flyway and national level. The Director is responsible for overseeing the policy team and coordinating and implementing policy efforts with staff across Audubon Florida’s programs, sanctuaries and/or centers. This includes engaging grassroots and partners in this work, proactively communicating issues and positions through earned and social media, and helping attract contributions to support this important work.
The Director, Conservation Strategy plays a key role in the implementation of the National Audubon Society’s conservation strategies—climate, coasts, water and working lands – in Texas. Reporting to the Vice President & Executive Director s/he will provide direct strategy services, manage conservation priorities and opportunities for the state, engaging network conservation leadership, staff and stakeholders to ensure strategies are fully integrated across the network. The Director, Conservation Strategy is an effective collaborator who works across the organization to ensure that short and long-term conservation objectives are well defined at all levels and milestones are met. The ideal candidate will have experience working with local stakeholders within the Texas conservation space. This position is located in Austin, Texas.
The National Audubon Society is offering a crash course in how to create an award-winning magazine and website. As a full-time 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 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 and July 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.
The National Audubon Society (Audubon Pennsylvania) and the Philadelphia Outward Bound School are joining forces to save and sustain a vital part of our natural heritage in a unique partnership. Their missions converge in the East Park section of Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park—just blocks from the neighborhood of Strawberry Mansion—where a century-old abandoned reservoir has become a unique wildlife sanctuary and an important stopover location for birds migrating along the Atlantic Flyway.
This groundbreaking venture, known as the Discovery Center, will be a national model for partnership and collaboration, reaching more than 15,000 children, youth and adults per year between the two organizations. The Center will protect and interpret a unique habitat rarely found in a major urban area and will provide education and adventure programs that inspire self-discovery, foster personal achievement, and build community across Philadelphia.
The National Audubon Society will use The Discovery Center as a facility for research, conservation efforts, and educational programs throughout the Philadelphia region. Audubon will engage individuals and communities by offering the resources and tools necessary to analyze, preserve and restore our natural environment. Audubon’s education programs will challenge both young people and adults through hands-on exploration of the natural world in their own backyards and neighborhoods. The Discovery Center will also allow visitors to connect to Audubon’s national and international conservation initiatives, as it serves as a major migratory stopover on the Atlantic Flyway for nearly 150 species of birds and as a premier destination for bird watching throughout the region.
As part of this vision, the Education Manager will play a critical leadership role in developing, implementing and overseeing all environmental educational programming for Audubon at the Center. Reporting to the Vice President and Executive Director of Audubon Pennsylvania, s/he will be also be responsible for engaging the constituents of the area with lively and innovative environmental programming. There will be a major focus on developing lasting partnerships in order to further embed Audubon’s presence in the adjacent community and throughout the Philadelphia region.
Summer Camp Educators are involved in all aspects of the summer camp program at the Bent of the River Audubon Center. Primary responsibilities include preparing and teaching week-long nature programs for small groups of children entering grades 1-9. Activities may include simple science investigations, nature hikes, environmental games and crafts developed by educators under the direction of the Day Camp Director. Each summer camp week will have a different theme that will guide curriculum development.
Summer camp educators will be required to participate in a training week prior to the start of camp that will involve learning local ecology, hiking trails with Audubon naturalists and planning the 6 week camp curriculum.
This position will provide educators with valuable teaching experience, naturalist training, an understanding of how a non-profit organization works as well as many rewarding networking opportunities.
The Audubon Center in Greenwich opened in 1942 as the National Audubon Society’s first environmental education center in the United States. The 285-acre sanctuary has approximately seven miles of trails that lead to a hardwood forest, old fields, a lake, streams and vernal ponds. Each year, over tens of thousands of adults and children visit Audubon to hike and participate in school, family and adult programs, including citizen science surveys and counts, land stewardship projects, summer camps, lectures and presentations, and natural history and ecology education programs. Ultimately, our programs give people the information they need to make informed decisions about how they interact with nature. Through education, public policy, and science, we hope to build a culture of conservation and environmental stewards for now and in the future.
The Greenwich Audubon Center in Greenwich, CT provides the opportunity to work in a day camp setting with teens ages thirteen to seventeen. The Teen Internship Program is a new teen program offered in two 2-week sessions during which campers spend time advancing their knowledge of Audubon Greenwich conservation work through four program pillars: individualized scientific research studies, land stewardship projects, education lesson planning, and meeting professionals in the fields of conservation science and environmental stewardship. While on-site, the teens will explore the meadows, ponds, and forests at the Audubon Center, as they work toward the completion of their studies and projects. The Teen Internship Educator will work with the Camp Director and Audubon Education Specialists to develop lesson plans for the Teen Internship Program. You will conduct daily hikes and other activities with a group of up to 15 children, while maintaining a safe, fun, and educational environment.
This five-week position begins on July 2, 2018, and includes a week of staff training from July 2 to July 6. The Teen Internship Program begins on July 9 and ends on August 3. The daily work hours are 9:00am-4:00pm, Monday to Friday.
Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm is an education center and farm located in Dayton, Ohio. Our 200-acre sanctuary includes six miles of walking trails winding through prairie, woods, ponds, sustainable farmland and meadows and provides outstanding learning opportunities in a diverse and beautiful setting. Aullwood delivers activities that increase understanding and preservation of the planet by children and adults through education, research and recreation.
The Environmental Educator organizes, develops and leads strategically-selected hands-on education activities focusing on agriculture to increase understanding and preservation of the natural world, agriculture and environmental issues. S/he is responsible for planning, developing and presenting quality programming that is aligned with Audubon and Aullwood’s strategic plans. S/He is also responsible for interacting, engaging and maintaining positive relationships with the general public, Audubon members, teachers, board members, other conservation groups and government officials.
This is a part-time regular position (21 hours a week) with the Environmental Educator working 3-8 hours a day, Tuesday – Friday and some weekends.
Reporting to the Audubon Pennsylvania Deputy Director, Operations and Center Director, the Facilities Coordinator will have responsibility for the maintenance of the buildings, condition of outdoor public space, and diverse bird habitat at the John James Audubon Center. S/he will also coordinate facilities-related support before, during and after rentals and other events at the Center, which include weddings, corporate meetings, and summer camp.
The Facility/Maintenance attendant will assist the Operations Manager of the Grange Insurance Audubon Center (GIAC), a LEED-Certified 18,000 sq. ft. building and the surrounding two acre site.
This is a part-time position and will require working weekends.
The Forest Bird Technician will support our research and conservation project to benefit Prothonotary Warblers and other bottomland hardwood forest songbirds. The goals of the program are to deploy nest boxes within suitable habitat to increase local nest success of forest songbirds, reduce predation risks, and reduce nest-parasitism by Brown-headed Cowbirds. The technician will help build, deploy and monitor these nest boxes, track nest success, band nestling and adult Prothonotary Warblers, and coordinate volunteer project days. The technician will also help relocate banded birds, retrieve geolocators that were deployed during the 2017 breeding season, and deploy nanotags during 2018.
The position will start on approximately 19 March 2018, and will require working a minimum of 40 hours per week over the course of 18 weeks. The position will require work to take place during early mornings, and late evenings and weekends as required.
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 16-18 weeks (August through November, 2018) for the fall migration.
Reporting to the Vice President of Development, s/he will be a key part of institutional fundraising in the National Development office. The Officer is responsible for qualifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding major foundations and corporations. Key metrics for success will include donor engagement and revenue secured as well as proposals submitted, success rate, and number of new gifts secured. The Institutional Giving Officer will collaborate effectively with program staff and leadership across the organization. This is an opportunity for a highly motivated development professional to build and manage a portfolio of corporate and foundation prospects and donors capable of making six and seven-figure investments in Audubon’s work.
The position will be based out of Audubon’s Headquarters in New York City, with possible travel approximately 25% of time.
Candidates should submit a cover letter and writing sample (preferably an LOI or funder proposal) when applying.
We are seeking a Land Conservation Steward to assist with the implementation of bird-friendly farming practices on our 120-acre farm. The Land Conservation Steward will assist with the conversion of crop fields to enhance habitat for upland birds and support habitat for the reintroduction of quail. S/He will also support the conversion of pastureland to conifer groves and convert pastures to alternating fields of warm season and cool season grasses.
Aullwood Audubon seeks a Large Animal Veterinary technician to manage 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 of all farm animals including but not limited to cattle, horses, sheep, goats, donkeys, pigs, chickens, turkeys, ducks and cats.
Audubon seeks a Managing Director to lead Audubon Vermont and build on its rich history to expand the organization’s contributions to conservation in Vermont and throughout the Atlantic Flyway. This person will lead the organization to its next level of conservation and financial success working with a group of professionals in the state, an active and supportive state advisory board, and conservation, policy, network and development colleagues along the entire flyway.
This is a high profile, pivotal opportunity for a dynamic conservation professional. As one of Audubon’s state programs with a significant leadership role in the Atlantic Flyway, an annual budget of nearly $700,000 and a staff of 7, Audubon Vermont uses its statewide Forest Bird and Champlain Valley Bird conservation initiatives, educational programming, the Green Mountain Audubon Center, 6 affiliated local Audubon Chapters, and 6,000 grassroots members to protect birds and the places they need through on-the-ground conservation, educational and outreach programs and policy advocacy.
Reporting to the Vice President of the Atlantic Flyway, the successful candidate will have the passion and organizational leadership skills necessary to work closely with the Board and staff of Audubon Vermont and leadership across the Atlantic Flyway and Audubon’s national network to articulate, develop, and implement Audubon’s conservation goals and strategies within Vermont while maintaining Audubon Vermont’s leadership role in the flyway.
Audubon offers an excellent benefits package and a competitive salary that is commensurate with experience. This position will be located in Huntington at the Audubon Vermont State Office/Green Mountain Audubon Center.
Reporting to the National Campaigns Director, the National Campaigns Manager is responsible for building political power and advancing the National Audubon Society’s conservation priorities. As part of the National Policy team, s/he will spearhead the coordination of a multidisciplinary team to plan, implement and win Audubon’s state and federal policy campaigns. The Manager will also work closely with state office staff to execute statewide grassroots/grasstops campaigns. To be successful, the candidate should be a skilled and experienced manager, a strategic thinker, and ideally have a background in clean energy and other climate-related issues.
The Office Assistant will provide high-quality administrative support to Audubon Minnesota’s programs and operations. Specifically, s/he will be responsible for the timely processing of gifts and gift acknowledgements, payables, day-to-day office support, and ensuring the smooth operation of the Audubon Minnesota office.
This is a temporary, part-time position.
The Partnerships Manager, Plants for Birds is a key member of Audubon’s Bird-Friendly Communities team, contributing to our vision of a future for thriving communities, healthy ecosystems, and abundant bird populations. Reporting to and in collaboration with the Director of Community Conservation, s/he will oversee the growth and expansion of Audubon’s Coleman and Susan Burke Center for Native Plants and our signature national Plants for Birds program. Working with Audubon’s state programs and centers, Audubon chapters, local and national nonprofit partners, corporations, retailers, municipalities, professional associations, academic institutions, the partnerships manager will play a vital role in expanding the use and availability of native plants to benefit birds and communities nationwide.
The Saline Lakes Policy Manager, based in Salt Lake City, Utah, will be a member of the National Audubon Society Western Water Initiative team. The Initiative’s goal is to advance balanced solutions to water use in the West to ensure birds, ecosystems, people and economies thrive. The Policy Manager will be part of Audubon’s program focused on the Saline Lakes of the Intermountain West. This network of lakes provides critically important breeding and stopover habitat for millions of migratory birds and supports local and regional economies. S/he is responsible for designated policy efforts and governmental relations functions for Utah and other aspects of the Saline Lakes Program. As part of the Saline Lakes leadership team, s/he will report to the Saline Lakes Program Director and collaborate with senior conservation policy leads for Western Water and Federal Policy to further develop the policy agenda on issues impacting saline lakes. The Policy Manager will also advocate on behalf of Audubon to local, state, and federal government officials, including agency staff and appointed and elected officials.
Please include a cover letter along with your resume when applying.
Audubon Florida is looking for a PR/Communications Intern to join our team for the summer 2018 semester. The internship will be located in our downtown Tallahassee office and is a college credit internship. The internship may expand into the fall 2018 semester based on performance, availability, and interest.
We want someone who can commit to about 15 hours, weekly and we’re flexible around fall class schedules. Ideally, the intern can be able to commit to 4-hour shifts at least three times a week.
Under the supervision of the Communications Manager, interns can expect to learn about conservation policy, protecting Florida’s nature resources, grassroots advocacy and fundraising, and managing communications in a fast-paced environment. This is an excellent opportunity for students interested in PR/Communications.
The Program Associate, MI Birds is a position established in 2016 through a partnership between National Audubon Society and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) with the goal of increasing and deepening the number of Michigan residents engaged in the understanding, care, and stewardship of public lands that are important for birds and for communities.
The Program Associate will communicate the bird conservation actions, policies, and priorities of Audubon, Michigan DNR and those formed collaboratively as part of the MI Birds Steering Committee to the public and specific stakeholder groups through presentations, meetings, events, and social media/e-communication tools. S/he will develop and manage partnerships that engage a broad diversity of Michigan residents in both urban and rural communities through a set of strategic communications, programs, events, and other activities. The Prgroam Associate will work closely with Audubon members and chapters and additional organizational members of the MI Birds Steering Committee, while also reaching new audiences for bird conservation and land stewardship.
This is a "remote worker position" and may be located in or around Lansing, Michigan.
The conservation ranching program range ecologist will work closely with local ranchers in southwest South Dakota and Nebraska to facilitate the development of “bird- friendly” grazing regimes which comply with the program protocols to benefit both birds and the rancher. The range ecologist will be responsible for developing the habitat management plan, an integral conservation tool which will be referenced by both the ecologist and the rancher to determine management goals and confirm protocol compliance annually. Habitat management plans rely on the designation of target grassland bird species for each ranch, therefore, the range ecologist needs to be familiar with grassland bird ranges and their habitat associations. Through monitoring grassland use and identifying goals, the range ecologist ensures that ranchers are compliant with the conservation ranching program and are enhancing their grasslands for the benefit of grassland birds. Additionally, the range ecologist will be responsible for identifying, developing, and implementing research needs at Audubon Dakota Sanctuaries and partner land. This may include vegetation, avian, and mammal surveys related to climate change, energy development, land development, etc. The range ecologist will work under the direction of Audubon Dakota’s Conservation Programs Manager in the Dakotas to meet program goals and benchmarks. The position can be located in either Southwest South Dakota and/or Sandhills of Nebraska. Please note the desired location in your cover letter. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered for the position.
The Saline Lakes Ecologist will be a member of the National Audubon Society Western Water Initiative team. The Initiative’s goal is to advance balanced solutions to water use in the West to ensure birds, ecosystems, people and economies thrive. The role is based in the Western United States, with preference for the Salt Lake City, Utah office. The Ecologist will be part of Audubon’s program focused on the Saline Lakes of the Intermountain West. This network of lakes and associated wetlands provides critically important breeding and stopover habitat for millions of migratory birds and supports local and regional economies.
Reporting to the Director of the Saline Lakes Program, this position will help drive conservation outcomes for saline lakes and the birds that depend on them by analyzing, synthesizing, generating or facilitating development of scientific information necessary to inform priorities, management plans, and policy positions. In addition, s/he will be responsible for building and working with a network of scientific and other colleagues in agencies, academic institutions, conservation organizations and other partners to advance scientific understanding of saline lakes and their associated wetland habitats.
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 around the world. Being a part of the Corkscrew team means making a difference for conservation.
The Campus Host/Sanctuary Assistant position is a part-time seasonal position assisting with essential end of day and after hour’s functions related to guest safety and facility support and security along with some limited administrative support for our Friends of Corkscrew membership program. Corkscrew closes to the public at 5:30pm each night, except during special events. Hosts support the Blair 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. Additionally, they 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. Hosts share on-call and closing responsibilities in shifts with others and can expect to work an average of two hours per scheduled day on a four-day rotation. Since there are four positions to conduct this work, staff will rotate through boardwalk closing and on call duties so that, on average, only two hours per day are worked per person on a four-day rotation. When not working, opportunities are also available for individuals interested in volunteering in public education, resource management, maintenance and in our Blair Visitor Center. Volunteerism is key to the success of Audubon’s Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary and is emphasized as a core operational need and service element within our culture and community.
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 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) which requires a minimum 4-month commitment between Mid-April and Mid-September and is open until filled. Applicants must own and operate their own RV including having applicable motor vehicle licenses and insurances.
In addition to a resume, candidates should also upload a cover letter when applying to this position.
In South Carolina, Audubon owns and operates two centers and sanctuaries, the largest of which is at the Audubon Center at Francis Beidler Forest in Harleyville. At this location, Audubon protects and manages nearly 17,000 acres of land in the Four Holes Swamp watershed. The crown jewel of this sanctuary is the 1,800 acres of virgin, cypress-tupelo swamp, the largest habitat of its kind left in the world. While functioning primarily as a sanctuary for birds and other wildlife, Beidler Forest is also a hub for education. At its visitor center, a 1.75-mile ADA-compliant boardwalk takes visitors on self-guided tours of the swamp. Many guided tours are also available, including bird walks, night walks, and canoe tours. Youth programs occur throughout the year, capped off by three weeks of day camp each summer.
Audubon seeks a Summer Camp Assistant to help assist Beidler staff in leading summer camp activities at the center. This position will take place for 2-3 weeks in June and July.
Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary, Tiburon, CA, is looking for energetic individuals with a passion for teaching young children about the wonders of nature and environmental science. Assistant Teacher Naturalists will gain experience teaching nature and science education in a camp setting.
Summer Audubon Adventures consists of one week of staff training and ten week-long sessions for children ages 4-9. Within the ten camp weeks are three weeks of Expedition Camp for grades 4-6 and two weeks of On the Fly camp for grades 4-6. Staff also mentor teens in our Youth Naturalist program.
The Teacher Naturalist position may include on-site housing provided by Audubon.
Housing may be provided on the center grounds at 376 Greenwood Beach Road, Tiburon, CA 94920. Tiburon is located in Marin County, home of Muir Woods and Marin Headlands. San Francisco is 16 miles away and easily accessible by ferry. Available space includes an apartment for one person in the historic 1876 “Lyford House” with a kitchen and restroom, and an upstairs room with double beds for up to two people sharing space in the “Main Building” with shared kitchen and restroom. No minors are allowed. Utilities are paid by Audubon.
Time commitment is 10 weeks (June 11 – August 17).
Audubon seeks a dynamic leader to serve as the Vice President and Executive Director of Audubon Minnesota and Upper Mississippi River, leading the organization to its next level of conservation and fiscal success. The leader will build on the rich history of conservation and expand Audubon Minnesota’s contributions to conservation across Minnesota and throughout the Great Lakes and Upper Mississippi Flyway.
The Vice President and Executive Director will exercise broad leadership and management responsibility in developing statewide conservation strategies, initiatives, and public programming. This will include working closely with the Audubon regional Advisory Boards of Directors and staff, and Audubon’s key national conservation leaders to continue to develop the state program in tandem with strategic regional and national priorities, including Audubon Minnesota’s evolving role with the Great Lakes and Upper Mississippi Flyway.
The position will report directly to Rebeccah Sanders, Vice President, Great Lakes and Upper Mississippi Flyway and Senior Advisor to the Chief Conservation Officer.
Leadership Search Partners is conducting this search on an exclusive basis on behalf of the National Audubon Society. Interested candidates should apply via email by sending a letter outlining qualifications, brief bio and resume as PDF or Word documents to Stacey Konner at Stacey@leadershipsearch.com, with “Audubon – VP & ED” in the subject line. Applications will be accepted through Friday, May 25th, 2018.
Inquiries may be made, in confidence, to Search Consultant Scott Staub at Scott@leadershipsearch.com.
Audubon seeks a dynamic Executive Director to build on Audubon Nebraska’s (ANE) rich history and expand its contributions to conservation in Nebraska and throughout the entire Central Flyway, leading the organization to its next level of programmatic and financial success.
The Executive Director will be the chief executive officer for Audubon Nebraska and will exercise broad leadership and management responsibility in developing statewide conservation policy, initiatives, and public programming. The Director will also work with senior management in exploring opportunities and the feasibility of expanding ANE’s leadership in Audubon’s Water and North American Grasslands work. The successful candidate will have the passion and leadership skills necessary to articulate, develop, and implement Audubon’s conservation goals and strategies in the state, all while working closely with the Audubon Nebraska Board of Directors and staff, and Audubon’s key national conservation leaders to continue to develop the state program in tandem with strategic regional and national priorities. The Executive Director will hold the title of Vice President within the national organization and will report directly to the Central Flyway Vice President.
Audubon Nebraska has a staff of 20 (includes part-time and seasonal staff) and an annual budget of nearly $1.6 million, which includes multiple facilities and programs across the state. Audubon Nebraska works with a network of four independently funded and managed, affiliated local Audubon Chapters, and approximately 10,000 grassroots members, plus various conservation organizations, government agencies, and other public and private entities to protect birds and their habitats. Audubon Nebraska is a critical part of an extensive network of 22 National Audubon Society state offices that advance state and local conservation policies, conduct on-the-ground work and educational programming and contribute to the goals of hemispheric-scale conservation priorities of the organization.
Based in San Francisco and reporting to the Chief Development Officer at the National Audubon Society, the Vice President , Pacific Flyway – San Francisco and Pacific Northwest Region will be charged with increasing the effectiveness and efficiency of fundraising in the northwest region of the Pacific Flyway including California, Washington, and Alaska, 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 Flyway; 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.
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In 2014, Audubon published its Birds and Climate Change Report. The study shows that more than half of the bird species in North America could lose at least half of their current ranges by 2080 due to rising temperatures. These species include the Sandhill Crane, the Bald Eagle, and the American Kestrel. Given the urgent threat climate change poses to birds and people, Audubon supports common-sense, bipartisan solutions that reduce carbon emissions at the speed and scale necessary to protect birds and the places they need.
The National Audubon Society is poised to impact the future direction of climate change policies and initiative in the United States and globally. Momentum is building for a remarkable chapter in how we move the climate debate into the mainstream of America. A landmark $10 Million grant from Overlook International Foundation will help Audubon engage its 1.2 million members in creating bipartisan public demand for climate solutions. Audubon’s unique membership spans the breadth of the political spectrum with 55 percent progressive and 45 percent moderate to conservative members spread among 463 local, bipartisan chapters across the country and 23 state field offices. No one is better positioned than Audubon to create a bipartisan public demand for climate solutions. Many of Audubon’s members are already climate advocates for birds. Now the organization will have the resources to organize even more of its members and other Americans like them to harness that energy in a focused effort.
The National Audubon Society’s climate strategy is founded on their commitment to protecting 315 bird species and the habitats on which they rely that are under considerable threat due to climate change. They have determined that climate change is the most pervasive threat to birds in North America and around the globe. Audubon’s approach to addressing climate change is a highly pragmatic one focused on building bi-partisan coalitions and serving as a trusted resource to decision-makers, drawing on an authentic, large and centrist membership base to advocate for a suite of politically-sustainable solutions that dramatically reduce carbon emissions and build resilience into ecosystems. Audubon’s unique strength is its grassroots constituency, a critical and often missing piece of previous national climate initiatives. This job description emphasizes policy and campaign experience because success will come as much from outside the Beltway—in communities and in partnership with industries—as from Capitol Hill.
Audubon’s strategy has clear and ambitious goals to engage its grassroots and expertise to successfully enact meaningful climate-related policy solutions in a bipartisan manner. Audubon is two years into its five-year climate strategy goals, which are:
- Mobilize one million new climate advocates
- Secure 10 state legislative, ballot or administrative solutions
- Pass 100 local climate policies and resolutions
- Move up to 60 house Republican members to take proactive actions that advance climate solutions
- Lead 100 in district events within targeted congressional districts
- Build effective, consensus-oriented and long-term center-right national coalitions to support climate solutions
- Advance 3 new bipartisan climate solution bills or policies
- Advocate and advance 10 well-sited renewable energy projects
Audubon has made good progress toward these goals. The organization has succeeded in passing local and state climate policies; they have trained and mobilized their membership and other bird lovers to advocate for practical solutions; they have built important relationships with leaders of both parties; they have successfully advocated for well-sited renewable energy projects and state policies that support clean energy. Their actions and their theory of victory has raised significant capital needed to propel their work into the future.
Today, Audubon is working from the grassroots to Washington, D.C. to advance its goals and focusing that work in three priority areas:
- Building a politically active, national network of bi-partisan advocates for climate change solutions by informing, training, and engaging Audubon’s membership and other bird lovers in targeted Congressional and State legislative districts across the country.
- Supporting and advancing state and local climate policy solutions through grassroots campaigns and by contributing technical expertise.
- Advancing clean energy policies and well-sited renewable energy projects across the country.
We are seeking an enthusiastic individual to serve as Volunteer Coordinator for our breeding bird stewardship efforts. Supervised by the AMCBSP Stewardship Manager, the Volunteer Coordinator will coordinate volunteer efforts to protect nesting sites from the threats of human disturbance during the breeding season (April - July). The Volunteer Coordinator will also coordinate volunteer efforts for outreach associated with breeding bird stewardship.
Volunteer Coordinator position will be based in Moss Point with weekly recruitment efforts in Harrison and Hancock Counties, Mississippi.
This is a temporary, part-time position working up to 20 hrs/week.
The National Audubon Society is excited to announce its third year of the Walker Communications Fellowship Program, designed for students (undergraduate or graduate) majoring in journalism, communications, or related fields. As a full-time fellow, s/he/they will be a valuable contributor on our Content, Journalism and Marketing teams, contributing primarily digital content while getting a behind-the-scenes look at what it’s like to be a communications professional at a major nonprofit.
Fellowship themes are focused on the ways that personal action leads to collective action, environment and conservation issues, incorporating environmental and social justice strategies at Audubon, and reaching new, broader, urban and more diverse audiences.
The Walker Communications Fellowship is a formative step towards a successful career in social media or communications. Walker Fellows will be immersed in the world of social media and communications, learning from experts in these fields. Fellows will help to create web-based and social media campaigns and multimedia stories across channels using text, interactive tools, and world-class nature photography. Ideally, applicants will have a passion for the environment, conservation, social and environmental justice.
Audubon is seeking candidates who have communications and/or writing skills (online, social media, print) or multimedia (video, audio, design) chops, and a willingness to think independently and hit the ground running. The Walker Fellows will create fresh and accurate content on fast-paced deadlines and develop a strong capability to tell compelling stories to broad and diverse audiences. Walker Fellows will gain experience in becoming the next generation of storytellers, building a portfolio of work and job that will lead to an editorial or communications job or a successful freelance career. Each Fellow will be mentored by a seasoned professional in the fields of communications or social media.
The fellowship is approximately 35 hours per week in Audubon and spans a period from June 4, 2018 to August 31, 2018 with the potential to extend into the fall. This is a paid fellowship. Applicants must provide a cover letter that describes their interest in the position and a resume.
National Audubon Society is dedicated to building a culturally diverse organization and strongly encourages applications from people of color and women.
The National Audubon Society is excited to announce its second year of the Walker Communications Fellowship Program, designed for students (undergraduate or graduate) majoring in journalism, communications, or related fields. As a full-time fellow, s/he will be a valuable contributor on our Content, Journalism and Marketing teams, contributing primarily digital content while getting a behind-the-scenes look at what it’s like to be a communications professional at a major nonprofit.
The general themes of these fellowships are:
- How personal action leads to collective action;
- Environmental justice and conservation;
- Reaching new, broader, urban and more diverse audiences.
This fellowship is an initial step toward a long-term, successful career in journalism or communications. The Walker Communications Fellows will have the opportunity to be immersed in the world of journalism and communications, learning from experts in those fields. Fellows will also have the opportunity to create social media campaigns and to do multimedia storytelling across channels using text, interactive tools and world-class nature photography.
Ideal applicants will have a passion for the environment and conservation, impressive communication and writing (online, social media, print) or multimedia (video, audio, design) 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 compelling stories to diverse audiences. The intent is for fellows to gain experience to become the next generation of storytellers, building a portfolio of work and job that will help them land an editorial or communications job or launch a successful freelance career.
The fellowship is approximately 40 hours per week and spans a period from June 2018 to August 2018. This is a paid internship. Applicants must provide a cover letter along with their resume.
The fellow based in Seattle will work directly with Glenn Nelson, founder of The Trail Posse, a media project about race and the outdoors. Nelson is a longtime journalist and media entrepreneur and last year earned a national award for his work from the Society of Environmental Journalists.