Now in its second century, Audubon is dedicated to protecting birds and other wildlife and the habitat that supports them. Audubon’s mission is engaging people in bird conservation on a hemispheric scale through science, policy, education and on-the-ground conservation action. By mobilizing and aligning its network of Chapters, Centers, State and Important Bird Area programs in the four major migratory flyways in the Americas, the organization will bring the full power of Audubon to bear on protecting common and threatened bird species and the critical habitat they need to survive. And as part of BirdLife International, Audubon will join people in over 100 in-country organizations all working to protect a network of Important Bird Areas around the world, leveraging the impact of actions they take at a local level. What defines Audubon’s unique value is a powerful grassroots network of approximately 450 local chapters, 120 campus chapters, 17 state and regional offices, 34 Audubon Centers, Important Bird Area Programs in 50 states, and 700 staff across the country.
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Audubon Mid-Atlantic seeks a dynamic, innovative and entrepreneurial leader as its Director of Southeastern Pennsylvania Centers. The Director will report to the Vice President and Executive Director of Audubon Mid-Atlantic (“AMA”) and directly lead Center-based staff. The position will have four core functions:
- Oversight of all operations and finances at the John James Audubon Center (Audubon, PA) including:
- At both the John James Audubon Center and the Discovery Center, lead efforts to make conservation action accessible to everyone.
- Play a significant and proactive role in fundraising at both centers.
- Participate as an active and productive leader in the Audubon Mid-Atlantic’s senior management team convened by the Executive Director.
The Director will play an important role in carrying out the mission of Audubon Mid-Atlantic and the National Audubon Society. The programs to be developed will be done so in conjunction with relevant stakeholders and will include elements of Audubon’s core approaches to conservation—education, science, public policy and direct habitat management.
A key outcome for this work will be engaging and building a more diverse constituency to advance Audubon’s local, regional and national goals. The Director will work alongside staff to create and manage culturally-resonant programs collaboratively with local communities, working to address community needs and assets and help advance those actions that positively contribute to the conservation of our region’s birds and the spaces they need to thrive.
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- Leadership and Staff Management
- Program Development and Implementation
- Marketing and Community Outreach
- Budget and Fundraising
- Land and Facilities Management
Qualifications and Experience
- 10+ years of experience at an environmental center or other type of public visitor center or museum required.
- Bachelor’s degree in relevant field, such as environmental science or biology preferred.
- Demonstrated skills in leading high-performing, collaborative teams within complex organizations with multiple stakeholders.
- Well-developed problem-solving, time management, organizational and prioritizing skills.
- Ability to think strategically and creatively, while managing multiple tasks, meeting deadlines and operating in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
- Strong organizational and relationship building skills, with excellent attention to detail.
- Passion for cross-cultural understanding and exploration.
- Demonstrated experience working with diverse communities.
- Excellent interpersonal skills, both verbal and written, and the ability to represent Audubon to the public. Experience working with volunteers and community members.
- Independent decision-making and sound judgement.
- Ability to work independently, as well as part of a team.
- Proficiency with Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and other key Microsoft Office web-based products.
- High level of skill using existing office software, along with finding and adapting to new software.
- Willing to work outdoors in varying terrain and weather conditions.
- Willing to work occasional weekend and/or evening events.
- Interest in and commitment to the mission and vision of the National Audubon Society.
- Must possess a valid driver’s license.