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Reporting to the Managing Director of Audubon New York, the Center Manager acts as the primary point of contact at the Bent of the River Audubon Center (BOTR) and is responsible for all operations, staff management and sound financial oversight of the location. BOTR, located in Southbury, Connecticut, is a critical asset in Audubon Connecticut’s network. An important community hub, the Center is open to the public year-round and provides a variety of onsite education programs during the seasons. The property also includes 700 acres that are maintained and preserved as both a sanctuary and dedicated trail system for visitors.
The Center Manager is seen as an ambassador of the National Audubon Society, representing Audubon Connecticut locally and integrates well with 40+ Center or Sanctuary leaders across the country. S/he is a collaborative, visionary thinker who can bring new programming opportunities to increase attendance and the diversity of its participants, as well as evolve the sphere of influence at the local level. The Center Manager is also responsible for keeping local operations running smoothly so visitors have positive experiences, are well engaged, and understand how BOTR folds into Audubon’s wider conservation and engagement strategies that focus on Climate, Working Lands, Water, Coasts and Bird-Friendly Communities.
At present, the Managing Director resides at the property but the Center Manager may be required to live onsite in approximately two years' time; an in-residence warden is required as part of the housing and land endowment given to the National Audubon Society. S/he must also be willing to work a flexible schedule, with 5 days on and 2 days off, including some standard weekend and evening work as needed.
This is an excellent opportunity for a rising conservation leader to apply their proven operational, staff management and program leadership skills at one of Audubon Connecticut’s critical assets! Candidates should also include a cover letter when applying to this position.
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