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Reporting to and collaborating with the Administrative and Finance Manager, the Center Coordinator will work to support the center and its mission, through visitor and member engagement. The coordinator will use their time management and organizational skills to assist with revenue producing programs and events. The Center Coordinator will support daily operations and visitor experiences that promotes the levels of growth of our supporters for conservation.
Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center is an operation of National Audubon Society. The 200-acre wildlife sanctuary is located in Cedar Hill, TX, southwest of Dallas. The property is jointly owned by the City of Cedar Hill, National Audubon Society, and the local Audubon Dallas Chapter. The building is owned and managed by the National Audubon Society. The C.E. Doolin Visitor Center includes classrooms, indoor bird viewing, meeting space, offices, and a nature store. The site includes over three miles of hiking trails, a children’s play area, demonstration gardens and picnic area. The center and the surrounding grounds are open year-round, attracting nature enthusiasts from throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Being a part of the Audubon team means making a difference for birds and conservation.
The position is a Tuesday-Saturday work schedule with some evenings. As open hours change, the schedule may alter to a Wednesday-Sunday schedule.
$17.50 - $20.50 / hour
The Coastal Warden works with the Coastal Conservation Program Manager to asses s, monitor, and manage coastal bird islands in and near Matagorda Bay. The warden will patrol the waterbird sanctuaries by boat throughout the year, emphasizing monitoring, reducing disturbance, and identifying stressors during the February through August nesting season. During the non-breeding season, the Coastal Warden will work to conduct management actions to enhance coastal islands for bird nesting success. The warden will work to develop strong ties with partners in and near Matagorda Bay. The warden will collaborate with partners to identify potential nesting sites and, if needed, seek permission from landowners to access sites. The warden will collect data and submit monthly reports to the Coastal Program Manager in Texas.
$18.00 / hour
The Director of Conservation will lead the development of conservation objectives and implementation of conservation strategies throughout Texas, ensuring alignment with the goals and objectives of the National Audubon Society, Central and Mississippi Flyways, and other strategic priority programs and projects. The Director will oversee Audubon Texas Conservation programs, collaborating with external partners such as natural resource agencies (federal, state, county, and municipal), non-profit conservation organizations, local Audubon chapters, universities, and commercial entities.
The Director will manage the conservation staff and project managers and collaborate closely with the Texas Executive Director and Vice President to develop conservation priorities and policies for the region. The Director will develop funding proposals to foundations, corporations, agencies, and individuals, and be responsible for identifying funding opportunities and managing funding relationships with natural resource agencies at multiple levels of governance. Reporting to the Texas Executive Director and Vice President, the Director is a senior leadership team member who will play a crucial role in developing and executing conservation priorities and measures for the Texas strategic plan. This highly organized and effective conservation leader will bring a collaborative drive, inspirational energy and proven programmatic development and execution skills to the role, leading a dynamic portfolio of conservation actions across Texas grounded in efforts to address the growing threats of biodiversity loss.
$110,000 – $115,000 / year
Reporting to the VP, Development, Central and Mississippi Flyways, the Director, Major Giving will assist in growing the major gifts program primarily across the Texas and Delta territories (Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi) for the National Audubon Society. They do so through collaborative fundraising efforts together with field leadership, regionally-based current and former national board members, advisory board members, and other conservation professionals working across the Audubon Network, supporting Audubon in achieving its ambitious local, state, and national goals. They will accomplish this in the following ways:
- Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward a portfolio of 100 – 150 major gift donors and prospects based primarily in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi and capable of giving $10,000 + annually
- Partner with regionally based current and former advisory and fiduciary board members to deepen relationships throughout Texas and the Delta Region
- Establish a framework for increased annual fundraising results for Audubon’s programs in the Texas and the Delta and from donors based in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi
- Lead Texas and Audubon Delta’s Advisory Board engagement activities related to fundraising and participate in board development activities together with field leadership
The Director will partner across the organization, engaging program staff and Board members in fundraising activities, as well as identify giving opportunities. The right candidate will have lived experience working with people and communities of color—and demonstrated skill in doing so. They must also have exceptional written and oral communication skills and demonstrate a commitment to a collaborative work style.
Key metrics for results will include donor engagement (number of personal meetings with prospects and volunteers) and revenue (value of gifts; the number of solicitations; success rate of solicitations; and achievement of programmatic contributed revenue goals—for Texas, Delta, Flyway and National programs). The successful candidate is an entrepreneurial, results-driven, development professional who is adept at closing six and seven-figure gifts and leading teams.
This position requires up to 50 percent travel in the assigned territories with occasional evening and weekend travel.
Mitchell Lake Audubon Center is a 1,200-acre wildlife refuge, located in south San Antonio, TX. The property is owned by the local water utility, San Antonio Water System (SAWS), and managed by the National Audubon Society. The historic Leeper House serves as its visitor center, with a small education pavilion on property. The site includes 7.5 miles of both walking and/or driving trails.
The center and the surrounding grounds are open year-round and attracts visitors from all over the world. Being a part of the Audubon team means making a difference for conservation. The Site Host position is a part-time, seasonal position assisting with essential end of day and after hours’ functions related to guest safety and facility support and security. Site Hosts support Mitchell Lake Audubon Center by ensuring all visitors have left the property at the close of business hours, and securing the gates and parking lot. Training provided as needed.
Site Hosts can expect to work an average of 5-10 hours per scheduled week. This position is based on workcamper/park host positions at state and national parks across the country.
Site Host positions are filled by RV campers and are required to live on-site in their personal RV on one of Audubon’s two RV pads. RV sites are equipped with water, sewer, and electricity hook-ups. Site Hosts share closing responsibilities with staff as needed.