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  1. Position Summary: Rowe Sanctuary lies in the heart of a critical spring staging area for migrating Sandhill Cranes. Located along the Platte River in southcentral Nebraska, the 1,447-acre sanctuary contains 2.5 miles of river channel, wet meadows, and some agricultural fields. Public hiking trails wind through riparian areas and along the banks of the Platte. The Senior Coordinator, Center Operations will be responsible for the implementation of strategies that strengthen Rowe’s volunteer program and earned income revenue from sales and facilities rentals. They will conduct day-to-day work in the areas of volunteer recruitment, training and placement as well as be responsible for overall guest and phone reception, as well as, planning and execution of all aspects of a robust facilities rentals program. **In order to be considered for this position, candidates must submit a cover letter. Essential Functions: Lead and oversee Rowe’s Volunteer Program including recruitment, training and coordination of all volunteer duties. Manage volunteer database and signup system. Manage and oversee all aspects of the gift shop operations including oversight of webpage. Ensure the Center is adequately staffed at all times utilizing staff and volunteers. Lead engagement of in-person visitors and phone reception. Establish and grow a robust facilities rental program including updating and maintaining website rental page and advertising components as well as coordinating with renters. Work with staff and contractors ensuring buildings and grounds associated with the Visitor Center, are maintained in a timely manner. Support the Center Director through coordination of logistics for Rowe Stewardship Board and committee meetings. Communicate meeting details, assemble, and edit meeting agendas and materials. Take and maintain board meeting minutes. Work with development staff, lead planning and implementation of all special events at Rowe including fundraisers, donor cultivation experiences, etc. Qualifications and Experience: Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation or Business Administration preferred. 3-5 years’ experience in recreational or business administration. Experience working with volunteer programs is highly desired. Must possess excellent interpersonal skills. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Excellent analytical skills and attention to detail. Commitment to working in a collaborative environment. Self-motivated, dedicated to accomplishing tasks, able to take initiative and solve problems. Proficiency with Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat, and other key Microsoft Office and web-based products. Experience working for a non-profit organization preferred. Dedicated to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging. Commitment to Audubon’s overall mission of conservation of birds and other wildlife, their habitats, and environmental education.
  2. Position Summary Audubon Dakota is a growing conservation leader in North and South Dakota, establishing innovative programs to protect, conserve, and enhance habitat for a wide variety of bird species. From backyard conservation to vast prairies and prairie wetlands, Audubon Dakota is on the leading edge of advancing conservation in the Northern Great Plains. We are heavily involved with private and public stakeholders to ensure that the future is bright for birds and the community of the Northern Great Plains, because we believe that “Where birds thrive, people prosper”. Audubon Dakota’s range ecologists work closely with local landowners to implement working lands programs, including the Audubon Conservation Ranching (ACR) Program and the Prairie Management Toolbox. These working lands programs led by Audubon Dakota aim to improve private landowners’ ability to practice bird-friendly land management. Range ecologists are responsible for enrolling landowners into these working lands programs and assisting landowners in the implementation of innovative land management practices. Integral conservation tools utilized through these programs are habitat management plans (HMPs), which are adaptive and annually referenced by the range ecologist and landowner to determine management goals and confirm program compliance. HMPs support practices such as adaptive grazing, prairie restoration, invasive species removal, and establishing rotational grazing infrastructure. HMPs rely on the designation of grassland bird species for each ranch or project site; therefore, the range ecologist needs to be familiar with grassland bird ranges and their habitat associations. The range ecologist conducts vegetation diversity and use monitoring to ensure landowners are compliant with program goals and are enhancing their grasslands to benefit grassland birds. TO APPLY: PLEASE VISIT https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/4764/range-ecologist%2C-central-%26-western-north-dakota/job To be considered for this opportunity, please provide a cover letter with your application. Essential Functions Serve as an on-the-ground range ecologist for Audubon Dakota’s working lands programs to enhance grassland habitat for Dakotas priority bird species. This will include: Landowner Liaison - Provide excellent technical service to agricultural producers participating in Audubon Dakota’s working lands conservation programs. Facilitate demand for Audubon Dakota conservation programs through partnerships with local agencies and organizations. Connect with local conservation professionals and organizations to deliver programs and recruit new program participants. Provide timely access to financial assistance programs for enrolled ranches, through Audubon, local, state, and federal financial assistance opportunities. Refer producers to partner conservation programs when applicable. Establish and maintain professional relationships with ranchers and landowners participating in Audubon’s working lands programs. Communicate program goals and work with rancher/landowner to develop site-specific farm habitat conservation plans for each assigned ranch. Execute agreements and plan projects for landowners participating in financial assistance conservation programs. Habitat Management - Advocate science-supported habitat management on partner lands. Establish habitat management plans using SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and time sensitive) goals on all enrolled program ranches under the range ecologist’s supervision. Conduct essential avian and grassland monitoring on program lands. Identify monitoring needs regarding avian and vegetation; develop and implement monitoring techniques to address land use, avian density and occupancy, and vegetation response to disturbance. Team Player - Participate in all appropriate administrative duties of the state office. Support grant writing related to Audubon Dakota Conservation work. Participate in local events targeted at youth, professionals, or the general community to share expertise. Maintain excellent communication with supervisor and administrative staff. Professional Development - Continuously improve skills related to range management and avian conservation. Attend training events held by local partners, such as NRCS, USFWS, and state grazing coalitions Outreach – Be a resource for local producers and partners. Plan and participate in landowner workshops and other educational events. Represent Audubon Dakota at events to promote and educate the public on Audubon’s working lands programs, grassland bird conservation, and rangeland management practices. Qualifications and Experience Bachelor’s degree or advanced degree in range management, ecology, natural resources management, wildlife management, or related field, preferred. 1+ years’ experience with similar work within the target area. Experience working with local agencies and organizations to help ranchers secure cost-share and incentive program funding to implement improved rangeland management practices. Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills and be able to work effectively with producers and a variety of partners. Working knowledge of ArcGIS, GPS, other GIS technology. Experience with Northern Great Plains grassland plant identification and management. Experience with Northern Great Plains avian identification and management. Familiarity with common grassland management activities and grazing systems in the Northern Great Plains. Must be comfortable with travel, with multiple overnight trips per month within the target area.
  3. Overview 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 Reporting to the Director of Climate Science, the Climate Science Coordinator will be responsible for supporting Audubon’s science team with regional, national, and hemispheric bird conservation initiatives. The Climate Science Coordinator will support technical analyses and the application of skills in data management, spatial data analysis, geoprocessing, landscape analysis, climate science, ornithology, and map design; assembling relevant datasets; and generating spatial and quantitative data products. The Coordinator will also support the process of publishing Audubon science work including, but not limited to, peer-reviewed articles and reports. This will include participating in cross-functional teams, particularly with the spatial and quantitative science teams and across the broader Conservation Division within which science is located. **In order to be considered for this opportunity, please include a cover letter with your application. **This position has opportunity to be based remotely within the continental U.S. for the right candidate. Essential Functions Support the national science climate team on Climate Science projects and Climate Watch, and provide support to spatial, quantitative, Migratory Bird Initiative, or community science teams as required. Support dataset management, literature reviews, preparation of presentations, and writing of reports and/or scientific publications. Perform statistical and/or spatial analyses, as well as other data analyses, using various processing packages in R and ArcGIS or ArcPro. Assist with biological data collection, data sharing, and data management. Conduct presentations, either virtually or in-person, for professional conferences, meetings, and on internal and external working groups, such as other NGOs and state and federal agencies. Contribute to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging and other Audubon community initiatives. Qualifications and Experience Bachelor’s degree in climate science, environmental studies, ecology, biology, ornithology, spatial ecology, conservation, environmental and/or climate justice, or a related field and a minimum of 2 years professional GIS or applied science experience . An equivalent combination of education and experience will also be considered. Technical skills, to include some experience with some or all of the following: o Demonstrated ability to script statistical and spatial analyses in R and/or Python. o Demonstrated cartographic (map design) experience. o Skilled in the use of ArcGISPro, ArcGIS 10+; experience with ArcGIS Online preferred. Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, specifically Excel. Self-motivated, excited to learn, and willing to take on problems autonomously. Must possess excellent judgment, ability to work independently, and collaborate well with team members across a decentralized organization. Demonstrated interpersonal skills, facilitating professional connections across internal teams and externally. Excellent time and project management skills, including the ability to juggle multiple tasks and prioritize to meet deadlines. Excellent oral and written communication skills, to include a scientific writing background in order to support peer-reviewed publications. Comfort interpreting information to both technical and non-technical audiences also important. Demonstrated personal and professional commitment to and experience in advancing equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging. Interest in working to promote bird conservation across the US and Americas, and passion for the mission of the National Audubon Society Experience in ornithology, especially birds of the Americas, climate science/ecology preferred. Experience with environmental or climate justice also preferred.
  4. Overview 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 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. TO LEARN MORE AND APPLY: PLEASE VISIT https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/4759/director%2c-southeastern-pennsylvania-centers/job to apply directly to this position. Essential Functions 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.
  5. Overview 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 Audubon Texas, field office of the National Audubon Society, manages Audubon’s conservation, policy, science, and network priorities in the state. This geography includes three Audubon nature centers, two sanctuaries and 177 coastal islands and 78,000 passionate Audubon members, many of whom belong to one of Audubon’s 20 local chapters and emerging campus chapters. Ranging the political spectrum, characterized by political moderates as well as similarly sized conservative and progressive membership. Reporting to Audubon Texas’s Vice President and Executive Director, the Engagement Director, Audubon Texas is responsible for statewide efforts to engage, activate, and grow Audubon’s traditional and college chapters as well as our grassroots membership, with the goal of deepening the sphere of influence of the Audubon network in Texas. The Engagement Director, Audubon Texas will be responsible for developing partnerships and providing training and capacity-building opportunities, tools, and mechanisms to enhance the connectedness, capacity, diversity, and size of the Audubon network in the state. They will collaborate closely with the Director of Policy and Communications Manager for Texas to successfully engage our bipartisan network and conservation partners for successful policy campaigns and conservation leadership. They will also work closely with national and state campaigns teams, national policy and network teams, and other Audubon departments as needed. They will participate on a team that ensures high-quality communications that raise the profile of Audubon Texas, move our strategic priorities forward, and set us up for fundraising success. The ideal candidate will be a skilled, experienced leader and a strategic thinker, with a background working with communities, campaigns, and collaborative partnerships. Proven experience in growing bipartisan, representative, and inclusive networks and building diverse grassroots movements is required. An active pursuit of racial equity is a moral and strategic imperative for Audubon. We are committed to becoming a workplace in which every employee feels valued, seen, and heard, and in which everyone has the opportunity to grow, thrive, and live their values. We know that a more diverse Audubon allows us to be more equitable and inclusive in how and where we work. **To be considered for this opportunity, please provide a cover letter with your application. **This position can be based in our state office in Austin or based remotely in Texas. **To apply, please visit audubon.org/careers and search job #2021-4624 Essential Functions Lead the development and implementation of capacity building and partnership development with the Audubon chapter network, including (but not limited to) the following: developing programs, creating unique partnerships with high-capacity chapters, and overseeing channels of communication between Audubon and its Texas chapters. Build the collaborative capacity of Audubon’s chapters to engage with Audubon’s advocacy priorities, conservation programs, and community science efforts. Grow Audubon Texas’s engagement efforts to support new grassroots leaders in a diversity of contexts, geographies, and generations. Partner with Audubon’s conservation and public policy leaders at national and state levels to recruit, equip, and engage advocates and volunteers for on-the-ground conservation work, conservation advocacy, issue campaigns, outreach, and influence building. Develop and activate schedule of gatherings and other networking opportunities that deliver Audubon’s capacity-building program and foster peer-to-peer learning. With the Director of Policy for Texas, develop and implement campaign strategy to maximize grassroots engagement and growth. Contribute to communications efforts, ensuring high-quality communications consistent with Audubon’s voice and a strong and increasingly positive public perception of Audubon and Audubon’s positions and key strategic initiatives. Orchestrate training on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion for chapter leaders and staff; work with TX staff to include equity, diversity, and inclusion considerations in plans for all programs. Support program and center staff in applying network-building strategies and organizing tactics to grow volunteer capacity and engagement. Provide periodic updates and recommendations to state board and staff to facilitate more productive integration at all levels of the organization. In partnership with Executive Director and development team, secure funds from individuals, foundations, and government agencies. Develop partnerships and relationships with funders, donors, and strategic partners to support and grow Audubon’s capacity for a diverse set of programs. Develop and manage program and grant budgets. Qualifications and Experience 8+ years’ relevant experience in grassroots network building, grassroots advocacy, wildlife conservation, public service or related field, including at least 3 years managing staff and teams, required. A combination of education and experience will also be considered. Exceptional leadership skills with the proven ability to oversee and mentor professional staff while working effectively in a team-based environment. In-depth experience with community organizing, engagement, and activism in diverse communities. Clear track record of success in operational roles a must – demonstrated experience taking ideas from concept to design to execution, and linking objectives and outcomes to strategic goals. Proven experience in networking, engaging, and successfully sustaining diverse community partnership projects. Proven experience building the capacity of networks to successfully engage in advocacy and creating programmatic and organizational structures that prioritize equity and the inclusion of diverse perspectives. Excellent written and verbal communications skills and the ability to build consensus among a wide range of individuals. Comfort with presenting and engaging others in public-speaking events is also necessary. Demonstrated experience overseeing complex or multiple projects through to success, including meeting financial goals, project deadlines, and coordinating the work of key staff and partners. Demonstrated and thorough understanding of how advocacy, communications, and grassroots engagement components effectively work together. Outstanding interpersonal skills, judgment, and a demonstrated ability to collaborate and build coalitions. Familiarity with conservation, climate, and environmental issues with enough fluency to represent Audubon throughout the state of Texas. Technically savvy, to include proficiency with Microsoft Office suite applications and comfort using web-based engagement systems. Experience with EveryAction or similar voter/volunteer database desired. Willingness to travel, including some occasional out-of-state travel, and comfort working evenings and weekends as job responsibilities demand. Demonstrated interest in conservation and commitment to the mission of the National Audubon Society. Proficiency in written and spoken Spanish is preferred.
  6. Overview 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 The Communications Manager will be responsible for the implementation of strategies that strategically advance Audubon Texas’s conservation goals. They will conduct day-to-day work in the areas of planning, marketing, writing, print/electronic communication and publication, media and public relations, production and project management. This position reports to the VP & Executive Director, Audubon Texas. **In order to be considered for this opportunity, please submit a cover letter. **This position must be based in TX, however, it can be remote TX if open to travel across state. **To apply, please visit Audubon.org/careers and search job #2021-4610 Essential Functions Develop and build on strong relationships with state and regional reporters and media outlets (including print, digital, TV, radio) covering climate, coasts, energy and the environment. Develop advocacy driven communication campaigns with measurable goals and outcomes for climate and conservation priorities. Develop message frameworks and talking points for key initiatives, strategic priorities of the organization, fundraising and events. Support field staff in the amplification and promotion of legislative activities; leverage key moments like agency announcements, hearings, markups, floor votes to advance communications goals; and work closely with media outlets covering climate policy to create news moments and shape larger news narratives around policy priorities. Draft press releases, editorials, media pitches, holding statements and talking points that publicize and support Audubon’s mission and goals. Ghost write Op-eds and blogs for leadership team. Cultivate relationships with headquarters communications staff to increase collaboration. Synthesize national statements, policy and program materials to develop story angles and pitches for media. Manage projects and campaigns on time and on budget. Manage relationships with public relations agencies and other vendors, providing relevant tools and services across Audubon departments and ensuring successful completion of projects and campaigns. Write, edit and distribute news releases and statements from Audubon leaders. Craft personalized pitches for reporters, editors and producers. Land high-quality media coverage at national, regional and local levels across all types of media. Develop and deliver media trainings for Audubon spokespeople. Ensure the consistency of brand standards and integrated messaging around our mission, vision, and values with all audiences and communities. Work in partnership with national, regional, and state staff to manage the organization’s website, social media strategy and content. Manage and coordinate marketing and promotion for organization events in partnership with other staff members. Track communications goals and outcomes and prepare summaries of communications activities for funding reports. Manage vendors; Analyze and document the effectiveness of all executed marketing and communications. Perform other job duties as assigned. Qualifications and Experience Bachelor's degree in journalism, communications, marketing or a closely related field required. Equivalent combination of education and experience also considered. Min 5 years in public relations, journalism or other communications and marketing fields preferably with a nonprofit. Experience developing and implementing communication plans and strategies. Strong writing, editing and proofreading skills, with demonstrated experience writing articles for newsletters, marketing literature, social media, and public relations materials. Experience pitching and developing strong relationships with traditional and new media; using online communications tools to enhance and amplify an organization’s core messages; and providing creative communications support, editing support, and strategy to multiple internal project teams simultaneously. A high level of skill and comfort with technology, including experience with multiple computer and electronic communications and design software and platforms, such as MS Office, Drupal, Canva, and Adobe Creative Suite. Experience designing, monitoring and evaluating tools for assessing the impact of communication services. Strong planning, organization and implementation skills with the ability to manage multiple projects and tasks. A self-starter with a proactive approach to assignments, one with the ability to work both independently and as part of a team, solve problems with limited supervision, prioritize tasks, and meet deadlines. Experience or strong knowledge of and/or interest in environmental issues and conservation strongly preferred. Proficiency in written and spoken Spanish preferred.
  7. Overview 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 A community hub of the National Audubon Society and one of three centers of Audubon Mid-Atlantic, Patterson Park Audubon Center is located in southeast Baltimore City, in a historic but modernized row home, across the street from Patterson Park. The Center works to engage participants in bird conservation, through environmental education, action projects, advocacy, and community revitalization. Patterson Park Audubon Center’s focus is on Baltimore’s birds and communities, though its activities are not limited to the city. We strive for a community-centered approach to our neighborhood revitalization efforts and co-creation of leadership initiatives, such as our youth and Latinx leadership programs. Our work is always evolving, growing, and forward-looking. We seek to be thoughtful partners, working closely with local schools, community leaders, and regional organizations to achieve shared success for Baltimore’s birds and communities. The programs are outdoor-based, hands-on experiences that include: Environmental education, bird conservation, and community revitalization. Education in an outdoor setting and that correlate with academic curriculum standards. Engagement and stewardship opportunities that address conservation needs. Community projects that serve neighborhood goals while also meeting Audubon’s mission to protect birds and the places they need. Opportunities for Audubon to engage people from diverse backgrounds in conservation action at the local level. Efforts to restore Baltimore’s bird habitat through action and advocacy. Our team’s commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging in our work, internally and externally. Activities led by the Center’s team include: Conservation education programs for elementary school groups. Green Leaders, a middle school leadership program. Bird Ambassadors, a Latinx adult leadership program. Neighborhood beautification projects such as bird-friendly garden installations. Habitat Team, volunteer stewardship of bird-friendly gardens. Community programming for children and adults – birdwatching, gardening workshops, and more – to foster future conservation stewards. The Education Manager oversees day-to-day programming and volunteer recruitment/coordination for Patterson Park Audubon Center in Baltimore. This role coordinates school, summer camp, and community programming, aligning it with Audubon’s strategic goals and in partnership with diverse stakeholders. Audubon works with a number of partners to serve Baltimore’s birds and communities. Patterson Park Audubon Center’s school programs are unique, utilizing Patterson Park as our outdoor “classroom” for six schools in walking distance of this city park. There they experience hands-on, science programming that meets curriculum standards, cultivate exploration and investigation skills, implement conservation actions, and grow as future leaders and stewards. Principals commit all kids in participating grades to the multi-part Audubon program, a unique and integral part of their elementary school experience. On board for more than your average field trips, each student visits with Audubon in fall, winter, and spring, building on environmental concepts and spiraling through our curriculum as they make their way from pre-K to fifth grade. Audubon educators stitch together these concepts through the years and lead students in age-appropriate conservation action. The Education Manager must be able to manage a demanding workload and a fast-paced schedule, while providing innovative ideas to advance the Center’s programming. The Education Manager is an important team member and leader, whose input will be valuable in the upcoming strategic planning process for Audubon Mid-Atlantic, which will shape the future of our work. They must also be a skilled communicator, able to effectively teach elementary students in the park and in the classroom. While this is the primary audience the education manager instructs, they may also lead programs for ages two – adult, including public programs and summer camp. The Education Manager oversees a small team, which focuses on community engagement and other projects of the Center. **To be considered for this opportunity, you must provide a cover letter with your application. **To apply for this job, please visit Audubon.org/careers and search job #2021-4741 Essential Functions Develop a comprehensive education program and strategies that align with Center, Regional, and National conservation plans and goals; develop conceptual frameworks, support materials, assessment tools, and other elements as needed. Develop and instruct creative, engaging science and conservation education curriculum appropriate for grades preK-5. Serve as lead instructor for elementary school programs. Manage program promotion, registration, scheduling, pre-program communication, development of materials, and program evaluation for all programming. Plan and implement environmental science, ecology, and service-learning programs for elementary school students, youth, family, college students, teachers, and adults. Integrate age-appropriate conservation action into education programs. Collaborate with local and regional non-profits, civic, and private partners for community revitalization and engagement initiatives. Develop new partnerships with city and state agencies, colleges, universities, research institutions, and community organizations. Serve as an ambassador for the Center and National Audubon Society throughout the community, including at conferences, meetings, advisory boards, festivals, and other events. Recruit, train, and manage staff and volunteers from diverse backgrounds to support education programs and action projects; oversee volunteer recruitment and marketing; coordinate communication. Oversee all aspects of summer camp including seasonal staff and the development and delivery of conservation education curriculum; coordinate with camp partners on logistics, schedules, and troubleshooting. Organize and supervise stewardship projects. Participate in fundraising, new initiatives, and overall growth of Audubon’s profile in Baltimore. Write grant proposals and reports to support Center programming, track program data, and interface with donors and foundation representatives. Participate in staff meetings, discussions, and trainings related to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging; seek to implement best practices in the office and during programs. Assist in the daily operating and maintenance activities; write content for the E-newsletter, newsletter, social media, and other media. Manage live animal care (two turtles). Must be available for occasional weekend and evening work. Qualifications and Experience Bachelor’s degree in education, biology, environmental science, or related field; or equivalent experience. Minimum five years’ experience in conservation education, preferably in an urban setting. Proven skills teaching in formal and informal settings to diverse audiences. Demonstrated experience in educational program design and assessment, knowledge of wildlife conservation issues, and ability to articulate them and inspire participation. Experience with measurement and evaluation best practices strongly preferred. Knowledge of Chesapeake Bay ecology, Baltimore City ecology, Maryland native plants, and curriculum standards or willingness to learn. Attention to detail, excellent time-management and organizational skills, sound judgment under pressure. Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills. Capacity to work easily and effectively with a wide range of people, build relationships, be diplomatic and exhibit sensitivity to and understanding of the dynamics of a complex organization. Commitment to bird conservation and Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging. Experience managing and mentoring staff and fostering a supportive team environment. Capable of balancing a demanding workload and multiple deadlines. Able to accompany/lead/supervise students on field trips with varied terrain, demonstrate/participate in activities such as bird watching/traversing park trails and fishing/wading/seining in shallow water on rocky/sandy surfaces, with or without accommodation. Able to load/unload/haul equipment over moderate distances, with or without accommodation. Ability to carry program materials up and down steps and load into/out of the Audubon vehicle or garden cart is essential, with or without accommodation. Must be available for occasional weekend and evening work. Must have current first aid and CPR certifications or obtain such certification by start date. Fluency in Spanish preferred but not required. Valid U.S. driver’s license for operating Audubon vehicle. Occasional out-of-state travel required. Proficiency in MS Office applications; working with digital photos and video; email, internet, social media.
  8. Overview 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. Apply for this job online Refer this job to a friend Share on your newsfeed
  9. Overview 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 Reporting to the Vice President for Coastal Conservation, the Policy Manager, Marine Conservation is a key member of the National Policy team in Washington, DC, and is responsible for developing and implementing policy strategies focused on marine conservation and fisheries management. The Policy Manager is responsible for guiding efforts to advance Audubon's bi-partisan conservation agenda around marine conservation in the US Congress, federal agencies and regional marine fisheries councils. This role will closely collaborate with Audubon’s marine conservation team to develop policy and advocacy strategies to achieve policy wins, serve as a resource to decision-makers and a leader on marine conservation issues within the conservation and sustainable fisheries communities. Responsibilities include developing legislative and advocacy campaigns strategies; direct lobbying; participating in inter-departmental campaigns teams; representing Audubon’s interests in national issue-based coalitions; working with and monitoring congressional committees; drafting reports, comment letters, fact sheets and testimony, and generally co-shaping and implementing the advocacy work of the Audubon Policy team. **Please provide cover letter with your application in order to be considered for this opportunity. TO APPLY: please visit audubon.org/careers and search job number 2021-4738 Essential Functions Support the coordinated development and implementation of Audubon’s policy goals for marine conservation issues (e.g., fisheries management, habitat restoration and protection, etc.) and lead the implementation of advocacy strategies for achieving policy goals. Serve as a highly visible representative of Audubon’s policy agenda and develop deep working relationships with members of the U.S. Congress and their senior staff, congressional committees, federal agencies, and regional fisheries management councils in order to communicate Audubon priorities as well as negotiate and impact policy outcomes. Closely monitor and internally communicate relevant legislative developments, coalition developments, and agency actions. Help implement campaign activities on assigned issues, including direct lobbying, grassroots organizing, coalition building, policy analysis, legislative negotiations, developing advocacy materials and alerts, public presentations, media relations, and online content. Prepare high quality analysis and draft legislation, fact sheets, position papers, testimony, comment letters, and other communications and materials necessary to support Audubon's policy priorities. Raise the profile and visibility of Audubon as a leader in marine conservation and represent Audubon within national issue-based coalitions and partner organizations on assigned issues, monitoring their developments, shaping, and contributing to development of coalition strategy, and coordinating with coalition partners to advance legislative and administrative priorities. Identify and recruit strategic allies and collect intelligence from key players working on priority policy matters. Collaboratively work with and serve as an expert for other Audubon departments, state offices and the Audubon chapter network to advance the organization's strategic conservation priorities. Qualifications and Experience Bachelor’s degree in marine conservation science and policy, political science, biology or related field is required; a graduate degree preferred. 5+ years progressive experience on Capitol Hill, with a policy-oriented nonprofit organization, or with a relevant federal agency working on wildlife conservation, marine conservation or coastal management issues is required. Track record of guiding coalitions in the development and implementation of policy advocacy and strategy. Outstanding policy analysis and research skills, with the demonstrated ability to effectively manage a complex workflow. Keen understanding of current policy trends in marine conservation, climate change, and fisheries management. Excellent communications skills with ability to write clearly and a command of public speaking; must be comfortable representing Audubon's interests with a variety of stakeholders, including congressional, government, and NGO partners. Exceptional judgment, with the demonstrated ability to think creatively, make strategic decisions and make policy recommendations to key leaders outside and within an organization. A self-starter, one with experience working in decentralized organizations and collaborating with cross-departmental teams. Excellent project management skills, with experience guiding projects from inception to implementation. Excellent interpersonal skills and desire to be part of and contribute to a team effort. Experience with political or legislative campaigns is highly desired. Experience with or understanding of federal and regional fisheries management law and policy under the Magnuson-Stevens Act and sustainable fisheries practices are highly desired. Demonstrated interest in conservation and commitment to the mission of the National Audubon Society and political insight of the nexus between Congress and environmental issues needed, including demonstrated commitment to ensuring Audubon’s work advances our equity, diversity and inclusion goals. Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, social media, advocacy tools, and other web-based applications preferred. People of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Apply for this job online Refer this job to a friend Share on your newsfeed
  10. Overview 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 Reporting to the Vice President for Coastal Conservation, the Policy Manager is a key member of the National Policy team in Washington, DC, and is responsible for developing and implementing policy strategies focused on coastal conservation and restoration with a focus on nature-based approaches for addressing environmental and climate challenges in the Mississippi River Delta and Lower Mississippi River. The Policy Manager is responsible for guiding efforts to advance Audubon's bi-partisan conservation, coastal resilience, and natural infrastructure agenda focused on the Mississippi River Delta, Lower Mississippi River, and Atlantic Flyway in the US Congress, and with federal and state agencies. This role develops policy and advocacy strategy to achieve policy wins, serves as a resource to decision-makers and a leader on conservation and restoration issues within the region. Responsibilities include developing legislative and advocacy campaigns strategies; direct lobbying; participating in inter-departmental campaigns teams; representing Audubon’s interests in national issue-based coalitions; working with and monitoring congressional committees; drafting reports, comment letters, fact sheets and testimony, and generally assisting the advocacy work of the Audubon Policy team. **Please provide cover letter with your application in order to be considered for this opportunity. **The preferred location for this position will be DC metro based or in New Orleans state office. Essential Functions Support the coordinated development and implementation of Audubon’s policy goals for restoration and conservation in the Mississippi River Delta, Lower Mississippi River, and with some focus on opportunities along the Atlantic flyway (e.g., deploying nature-based approaches to enhancing resilience to flooding and reducing water pollution, etc.) and lead the implementation of advocacy strategies for achieving policy goals. Serve as a highly visible representative of Audubon’s policy agenda and develop deep working relationships with members of the U.S. Congress and their senior staff, congressional committees, and federal and state agencies in order to communicate Audubon priorities as well as negotiate and influence policy outcomes. Closely monitor and internally communicate relevant legislative developments, coalition developments, and agency actions. Help implement campaign activities on assigned issues, including: direct lobbying, grassroots organizing, coalition building, policy analysis, legislative negotiations, developing advocacy materials and alerts, public presentations, media relations, and online content. Prepare high quality analysis, draft legislation, fact sheets, position papers, testimony, comment letters, and other communications and materials necessary to support Audubon's policy priorities. Lead within national issue-based coalitions and partner organizations on assigned issues, shaping strategy and coordinating coalition-based legislative and administrative efforts. Identify and recruit strategic allies and collect intelligence from key players working on priority policy matters. Collaboratively work with and serve as an expert for other Audubon departments, state offices and the Audubon chapter network to advance the organization's strategic conservation priorities. Qualifications and Experience Bachelor's degree in coastal and marine policy, political science, biology or related field is required; graduate degree preferred. 5+ years progressive experience on Capitol Hill, with a policy-oriented nonprofit organization, or with a relevant federal agency working on wildlife conservation, climate adaptation and resilience, coastal restoration or management issues is required. Experience leading coalitions in the development and implementation of policy advocacy and strategy. Outstanding policy analysis and research skills, with the demonstrated ability to effectively manage a complex workflow. Excellent communications skills with ability to write clearly and a command of public speaking; must be comfortable representing Audubon's interests with a variety of stakeholders, including congressional, government, administrative agencies, NGO partners, and funders. Exceptional judgment, with the demonstrated ability to think creatively, make strategic decisions and make policy recommendations to key leaders outside and within the organization. A self-starter, one with experience working in decentralized organizations and collaborating with cross-departmental teams. Excellent interpersonal skills and desire to be part of and contribute to a team effort. Experience with political or legislative campaigns highly desired. Demonstrated interest in conservation and commitment to the mission of the National Audubon Society and political insight of the nexus between Congress and environmental issues needed, including demonstrated commitment to ensuring Audubon’s work advances our equity, diversity and inclusion goals. Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, social media, advocacy resources, and other web-based applications required. People of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. 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  11. Overview 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 A community hub of the National Audubon Society and one of three centers of Audubon Mid-Atlantic, Patterson Park Audubon Center is located in southeast Baltimore City, in a historic but modernized row home, across the street from Patterson Park. The Center works to engage participants in bird conservation, through environmental education, action projects, advocacy, and community revitalization. Patterson Park Audubon Center’s focus is on Baltimore’s birds and communities, though its activities are not limited to the city. We strive for a community-centered approach to our neighborhood revitalization efforts and co-creation of leadership initiatives, such as our youth and Latinx leadership programs. Our work is always evolving, growing, and forward-looking. We seek to be thoughtful partners, working closely with local schools, community leaders, and regional organizations to achieve shared success for Baltimore’s birds and communities. The programs are outdoor-based, hands-on experiences that include: Environmental education, bird conservation, and community revitalization. Education in an outdoor setting and that correlate with academic curriculum standards. Engagement and stewardship opportunities that address conservation needs. Community projects that serve neighborhood goals while also meeting Audubon’s mission to protect birds and the places they need. Opportunities for Audubon to engage people from diverse backgrounds in conservation action at the local level. Efforts to restore Baltimore’s bird habitat through action and advocacy. Our team’s commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging in our work, internally and externally. Activities led by the Center’s team include: Conservation education programs for elementary school groups. Green Leaders, a middle school leadership program. Bird Ambassadors, a Latinx adult leadership program. Neighborhood beautification projects such as bird-friendly garden installations. Habitat Team, volunteer stewardship of bird-friendly gardens. Community programming for children and adults – birdwatching, gardening workshops, and more – to foster future conservation stewards. The Education Manager oversees day-to-day programming and volunteer recruitment/coordination for Patterson Park Audubon Center in Baltimore. This role coordinates school, summer camp, and community programming, aligning it with Audubon’s strategic goals and in partnership with diverse stakeholders. Audubon works with a number of partners to serve Baltimore’s birds and communities. Patterson Park Audubon Center’s school programs are unique, utilizing Patterson Park as our outdoor “classroom” for six schools in walking distance of this city park. There they experience hands-on, science programming that meets curriculum standards, cultivate exploration and investigation skills, implement conservation actions, and grow as future leaders and stewards. Principals commit all kids in participating grades to the multi-part Audubon program, a unique and integral part of their elementary school experience. On board for more than your average field trips, each student visits with Audubon in fall, winter, and spring, building on environmental concepts and spiraling through our curriculum as they make their way from pre-K to fifth grade. Audubon educators stitch together these concepts through the years and lead students in age-appropriate conservation action. The Education Manager must be able to manage a demanding workload and a fast-paced schedule, while providing innovative ideas to advance the Center’s programming. The Education Manager is an important team member and leader, whose input will be valuable in the upcoming strategic planning process for Audubon Mid-Atlantic, which will shape the future of our work. They must also be a skilled communicator, able to effectively teach elementary students in the park and in the classroom. While this is the primary audience the education manager instructs, they may also lead programs for ages two – adult, including public programs and summer camp. The Education Manager oversees a small team, which focuses on community engagement and other projects of the Center. **To be considered for this opportunity, you must provide a cover letter with your application. Essential Functions Develop a comprehensive education program and strategies that align with Center, Regional, and National conservation plans and goals; develop conceptual frameworks, support materials, assessment tools, and other elements as needed. Develop and instruct creative, engaging science and conservation education curriculum appropriate for grades preK-5. Serve as lead instructor for elementary school programs. Manage program promotion, registration, scheduling, pre-program communication, development of materials, and program evaluation for all programming. Plan and implement environmental science, ecology, and service-learning programs for elementary school students, youth, family, college students, teachers, and adults. Integrate age-appropriate conservation action into education programs. Collaborate with local and regional non-profits, civic, and private partners for community revitalization and engagement initiatives. Develop new partnerships with city and state agencies, colleges, universities, research institutions, and community organizations. Serve as an ambassador for the Center and National Audubon Society throughout the community, including at conferences, meetings, advisory boards, festivals, and other events. Recruit, train, and manage staff and volunteers from diverse backgrounds to support education programs and action projects; oversee volunteer recruitment and marketing; coordinate communication. Oversee all aspects of summer camp including seasonal staff and the development and delivery of conservation education curriculum; coordinate with camp partners on logistics, schedules, and troubleshooting. Organize and supervise stewardship projects. Participate in fundraising, new initiatives, and overall growth of Audubon’s profile in Baltimore. Write grant proposals and reports to support Center programming, track program data, and interface with donors and foundation representatives. Participate in staff meetings, discussions, and trainings related to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging; seek to implement best practices in the office and during programs. Assist in the daily operating and maintenance activities; write content for the E-newsletter, newsletter, social media, and other media. Manage live animal care (two turtles). Must be available for occasional weekend and evening work. Qualifications and Experience Bachelor’s degree in education, biology, environmental science, or related field; or equivalent experience. Minimum five years’ experience in conservation education, preferably in an urban setting. Proven skills teaching in formal and informal settings to diverse audiences. Demonstrated experience in educational program design and assessment, knowledge of wildlife conservation issues, and ability to articulate them and inspire participation. Experience with measurement and evaluation best practices strongly preferred. Knowledge of Chesapeake Bay ecology, Baltimore City ecology, Maryland native plants, and curriculum standards or willingness to learn. Attention to detail, excellent time-management and organizational skills, sound judgment under pressure. Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills. Capacity to work easily and effectively with a wide range of people, build relationships, be diplomatic and exhibit sensitivity to and understanding of the dynamics of a complex organization. Commitment to bird conservation and Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging. Experience managing and mentoring staff and fostering a supportive team environment. Capable of balancing a demanding workload and multiple deadlines. Able to accompany/lead/supervise students on field trips with varied terrain, demonstrate/participate in activities such as bird watching/traversing park trails and fishing/wading/seining in shallow water on rocky/sandy surfaces, with or without accommodation. Able to load/unload/haul equipment over moderate distances, with or without accommodation. Ability to carry program materials up and down steps and load into/out of the Audubon vehicle or garden cart is essential, with or without accommodation. Must be available for occasional weekend and evening work. Must have current first aid and CPR certifications or obtain such certification by start date. Fluency in Spanish preferred but not required. Valid U.S. driver’s license for operating Audubon vehicle. Occasional out-of-state travel required. Proficiency in MS Office applications; working with digital photos and video; email, internet, social media.
  12. Overview 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 The Boreal Conservation Specialist will be a key member of the national science team and will primarily work with the International Alliances Program (IAP) Boreal Conservation Initiative. The Boreal Conservation Initiative’s goals are to increase awareness of and support for boreal conservation, develop science that highlights the conservation values and priorities for the boreal forest region, and collaborate with Indigenous governments and communities to advance their conservation and stewardship goals across the boreal forest. The boreal forest—North America’s bird nursery—is one of the largest intact forests left on Earth. Stretching from Alaska to Labrador, it provides nesting grounds and migratory stopovers for nearly half of the common bird species found in North America. Reporting to Audubon’s Senior Spatial Ecologist, with a dotted line to the Vice President of Boreal Conservation, and working closely with IAP’s Science Director, this position will help drive conservation outcomes for the boreal forest and the birds that depend on it by synthesizing, generating or facilitating development of information to support Indigenous protected area proposals. The candidate will also help identify opportunities to connect the work and findings in the boreal with Audubon’s annual lifecycle work across the Americas. In addition, the candidate will be responsible for communications with internal and external partners, research related to the global significance of the boreal forest, and coordination of science and monitoring projects with Indigenous groups. **Preferred location is Maine however, position can be remote in other states and in close proximity to airport. **Interested candidates should apply directly via audubon.org/careers. Please search job #2021-4701. Essential Functions Coordinate the provision of technical, science, and spatial information on boreal conservation values including birds, other wildlife, carbon, ecosystem intactness, aquatic features, and others. Create written narratives describing those values in compelling ways in support of Indigenous government proposals for new Indigenous Protected Areas. Provide expertise on issues of importance in the Boreal Forest biome and communicate information to internal and external partners. Support and help produce novel spatial and/or quantitative analyses concerning the global significance of the boreal forest and issues of importance for conservation planning. Share results of scientific analyses in popular and academic publications, meetings, briefings, and other venues. Coordinate with IAP’s Science Director to connect the work to Audubon’s annual lifecycle initiatives throughout the Americas. Qualifications and Experience Master’s Degree (Ph.D. preferred) in avian ecology, biology, wildlife or natural or environmental sciences, or other natural resource conservation-related disciplines. Experience may be considered in lieu of education. 2-3 years applied experience in the conservation field. Excellent GIS skills, particularly with ArcGIS products. Research experience in avian ecology; knowledge of the boreal forest and its ecology a plus. Demonstrated ability to: manipulate data and script analyses in R, Python, and/or another statistical software; clearly frame research questions, design studies, and implement analyses Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills and the ability to communicate science content to diverse technical and non-technical audiences. Advanced writing skills and experience writing scientific papers for popular and academic publications. Demonstrated ability to collaborate with other scientists and stakeholders in co-produced analyses, reports/publication, and visualizations. Technically savvy, to include proficiency with Microsoft Office suite applications and comfort using web-based engagement systems. Experience engaging and elevating voices, ideas, needs, and concerns of communities of color and other people historically marginalized in America and the conservation movement. A self-starter who can think creatively about connections among birds, places, and people. A demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of multi-disciplinary team to achieve high-impact collaborative results. Willingness to travel every few months, mainly to Canada, as COVID-19 guidelines allow. Preferred location is Maine; working remotely is also an option.
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