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  • Program Associate, Audubon Americas

    Antonia Calzetti
    • Employer: National Audubon Society
      Location: Washington, D.C.
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: No value
      Open Until Filled: No


    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. 

    The National Audubon Society is a federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. We are committed to a policy of nondiscrimination, inclusion and equal opportunity and actively seek a diverse pool of candidates in this search.

    The National Audubon Society endeavors to make https://careers-audubon.icims.com/ accessible to any and all users.  If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the application process, please contact Accommodations@audubon.org. This contact information is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

    Position Summary

    As a key member of the Audubon Americas (AA) team, the Program Associate will be responsible for providing essential backstopping to the management and implementation of AA’s projects across several countries. They will support the day-to-day operational and technical aspects within the program including: managing and executing conservation activities; helping complete studies, analyses, plans and other written project deliverables; providing technical input and quality control for products and activities carried out by partners; coordinating logistical aspects for workshops and field work; providing content and helping write reports and proposals for donors, as well as for presentations and internal and external communications. The Program Associate will help guarantee efficient and smooth communications and implementation of our work by coordinating and communicating closely with other team members and in-country partners, Audubon staff, consultants and others to help deliver results and products in an efficient and cost-effective manner. This individual will play an important role in advancing the work, reporting on results, and supporting the development of new projects.

    **Please provide cover letter with your application in order to be considered for this opportunity. 

    ** This position can be based in Washington, D.C. or remotely in countries of Panama, Chile or Colombia (with appropriate citizenship).  

    **TO APPLY:  Please visit audubon.org/careers and search job #2021-4735

    Essential Functions

    Work with Deputy Director and core Audubon Americas team members to ensure effective and timely implementation of project activities, guaranteeing high-quality implementation and deliverables.

    Provide technical support and input for activities and project deliverables that includes review, analysis, editing, writing and translation.

    Monitor and report on project progress – results and products – by gathering information, writing reports, communicating, and coordinating closely with partners, consultants, and other technical staff.

    In collaboration with development staff and AA team, write proposals and reports for both public and private donors.

    Develop technical components of contracts and agreements and work in close coordination with consultants, technical and administrative staff and partners to guarantee timely completion and high-quality results.

    Partner with communications team to highlight projects and key results for internal and external audiences including presentations, web content, project descriptions, etc.

    Effectively coordinate and communicate with partners, AA staff and others to achieve a high level of collaboration that facilitates project implementation.

    Represent Audubon, as needed, by participating in meetings, workshops and other activities and events to strengthen Audubon’s position and brand in the region and carry out AA’s activities.

    Qualifications and Experience

    Bachelor's degree in science, ecology or related field required; Master’s degree and/or project management certifications a plus.

    At least 3 years of work in conservation and/or development field work, project coordination, implementation, and monitoring, reporting and communications; experience with publicly funded projects or programs preferred. Must demonstrate individual initiative and ability to work well with others in a team-based setting.

    Fluency in and ability to read and write in Spanish and English required.

    Highly organized and efficient individual with a proven ability to manage diverse activities under pressure to ensure timely solid, high-quality results.

    Experience working with and helping coordinate multi-disciplinary teams across a decentralized institution with partners distributed across a wide geography preferred.

    Excellent interpersonal, communication (verbal and written), and negotiation skills.

    Entrepreneurial and creative spirit, with the ability to: resolve problems, navigate complex situations, establish, and maintain cohesive, functional relationships that result in high quality products.

    Knowledge and experience in Latin America managing programs and projects preferred.

    Strong knowledge and experience working with MS office suite specifically Excel and PowerPoint software. Design experience using Adobe Illustrator a plus.

    Knowledge and experience of Bird conservation and Climate Change projects a plus.

    Flexible approach to work; and willingness to travel internationally (up to 20%) and interest in working in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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