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  • Seasonal Navarre Beach Nesting Bird Steward

    • Employer: Audubon Florida
      Location: Navarre, FL
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 03/15/2022
      Open Until Filled: No



    Position Summary

    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 Nesting Bird Steward. The primary responsibility of the Navarre Beach Nesting Bird 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, 2022 with a focus on weekend days and holidays, including Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day.

    Essential Functions

    With the help of the Florida Panhandle Stewardship Coordinator, the Navarre Beach Nesting Bird 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.
    • Must be able to work in full summer sun, walk in sand, and lift 30 lbs.
    • 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.

    EEO Statement
    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 identity, 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.

    Accessibility Statement
    The National Audubon Society endeavors to keep our careers site 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.

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