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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 on Navarre Beach, 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 nesting, conduct public outreach and survey nest sites along the nesting areas of Santa Rosa County including Navarre Causeway, Navarre Beach Marine Park and sites along Highway 399.
This is a part-time seasonal position working 27 hours a week from April – August 2020, with a focus on weekend days and holidays, including Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day.
With the help of the Western Panhandle Program Manager, the Navarre Beach Steward will be responsible for the following tasks:
- Contact and recruit volunteers.
- Conduct public outreach on nesting beaches.
- Assist with training volunteers and organize volunteers for public outreach on nesting beaches.
- Survey nesting beaches weekly.
- Post nesting sites.
- Monitor shorebird nests for nesting progress and disturbance.
- Timely data entry and reporting.
Qualifications and Experience
- Experience and ability to communicate clearly orally and in writing.
- Ability to organize, support and schedule volunteers.
- Work well independently and with others.
- Able to work in full summer sun, walk in sand, and lift 30 lbs, with or without accommodation.
- A flexible approach to work and be willing to work some weekends and holidays.
- Must have a valid driver's license and vehicle.
- Experience with volunteer organization, education, and management a plus.
- Familiarity with Santa Rosa beaches preferred.
- Experience with shorebird identification and nest monitoring preferred.
- Interest in conservation and passion for the mission of the National Audubon Society a must.