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  1. APPLY FOR THIS JOB ONLINE Position Summary The Center Associate (part-time) will provide high-quality administrative support to the Audubon Greenwich Center and programs. Specifically, they will be responsible for providing excellent customer service, executing rental contracts, staffing the Center’s front desk on weekends, and encouraging visitors to connect with the Center’s mission and educational materials. They will be the first The position is located in Greenwich, CT, reports to the C Save enter Director and will have a 25 hour/week schedule, Thursdays through Sundays. About the location and the hours: **The position will be located at Audubon Greenwich location and will report to the Center Director. **The position is considered PART TIME and will work up to 25 hour/week schedule, **Thursdays through Sundays with Saturday and Sunday being most critical. May have flexibility to accommodate workdays, as needed, outside of weekends. Essential Functions Serve as the first point of contact for people visiting the Center, ensure a warm and welcoming experience, answer questions and triage requests as needed. Staff the Front Desk, especially on weekends, and coordinate and train Nature Store/Front Desk volunteers to assist with customer needs. Serve as the Center’s point of contact for facility rentals: Work closely with senior Center staff and catering contractor for event rentals to ensure that contracts are created and delivered on a timely basis. Respond to all event booking inquiries and other public communication within one business day. Assist with the planning and execution of Center events, including the Center’s Fall Festival Sort incoming and prepare outgoing mail; assist with electronic submission of proposals, reports and correspondence as needed. Inventory, order office and nature store supplies as needed. Inventory and order store merchandise as necessary in accordance with the seasonal store purchase order calendar Manage the Center’s main email inbox, general phone line voicemail and social media accounts. Maintain front desk area and all common areas in a clean and tidy manner at all times. Other duties as requested. Qualifications and Experience High School Diploma or GED equivalent required (Associate degree preferred) and 1-2 years' demonstrated office administration experience required. An equivalent combination of education and experience will also be considered. Exceptional organizational skills, attention to detail and a can-do attitude are essential. Proven ability to track and move tasks/projects to completion in a fast-paced environment. Ability to work independently, as well as part of a small team. Excellent customer service and communication skills. Critical thinking skills and a problem-solving attitude. Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office products, including Outlook, Word and Excel; experience with Point-of-Sales systems a plus. Ability to exercise discretion and maintain strict confidentiality. Interest in the environment and conservation, knowledge of local ecology encouraged. Bookkeeping and contract preparation experience a plus. Bilingual in English and Spanish strongly desired. 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. COVID Policy Beginning September 15, 2021: Audubon requires all staff either to provide proof of being fully vaccinated or, if they cannot provide such proof for any reason, to wear a mask while working indoors, including in all Audubon facilities and offsite, and while working outdoors in situations where they cannot maintain social distancing. In addition, at this time and until CDC recommendations change, all staff in counties the CDC identifies as having “substantial” and “high” COVID transmission rates must wear masks indoors (unless alone in a closed office) and outdoors in situations where they cannot maintain social distancing regardless of vaccination status. This policy covers national and state offices, centers, and sanctuaries, as well as Audubon employees working offsite. Should you be selected for this position, you will be asked to acknowledge you have read the above policy and provide your vaccination status.
  2. ALL APPLICANTS PLEASE APPLY AT THIS LINK Position Summary The Land Steward will help maintain 650 acres of sanctuary property, implement the Habitat Management Plan, and provide support and assistance to the Greenwich Audubon Center Director. The Land Steward will work in partnership with staff from the Greenwich Audubon Center as well as Audubon Connecticut and New York to accomplish the following: sanctuary maintenance, which may include landscaping, mowing, and/or snowplowing, control of invasive plant species, and other habitat restoration activities; development and implementation of conservation plans for sanctuary lands; and administrative assistance on an as-needed basis. The Land Steward will be responsible for stewardship equipment preparation and maintenance as a part of field work, and other responsibilities as assigned. The Land Steward will coordinate volunteer stewardship activities with local volunteers and lead Volunteer Days. Responsibilities include supervising volunteers and contractors and working in close cooperation with partner agencies and organizations, such as the Town of Greenwich and the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. Essential Functions Maintain and assess the stewardship and habitat management goals for each of the sanctuaries managed by the Greenwich Audubon Center. Create a management activity schedule for all areas in the Habitat Management Plan. Execute and coordinate the regular completion of management activities per the schedule. Collaborate with Audubon conservation scientists on the development and implementation of habitat management/conservation plans for each sanctuary. Oversee restoration and habitat management planning and mapping projects. Conduct maintenance and restoration activities using appropriate equipment. For example, maintain trails, roads, and open space areas by mowing with a tractor, using a chainsaw, brush cutter, or other power equipment, or hand cutting. Control invasive and non-native plant species. Monitor all sanctuaries for habitat quality, including spread of invasive plants or negative human impact. Post boundaries, build or repair kiosks and trail bridges, construct trail boardwalks, maintain trails, clean up litter, and perform other custodial maintenance on sanctuaries as needed. In a limited capacity, develop a network of volunteers to assist with land stewardship activities and coordinate volunteer work days. In a limited capacity, collaborate with Audubon educators and other program staff to connect habitat management and restoration with educational programs, youth training programs, and other community engagement opportunities. Other duties, including assisting on other projects, as needed and assigned by the Center Director. Qualifications and Experience 3+ years related work experience in land stewardship, restoration ecology, or biological field work. Demonstrated knowledge of ecology, natural history, stewardship, and restoration (knowledge of Connecticut’s native ecological communities and their natural processes a plus). A combination of experience and education will also be considered. Ability to work cooperatively with a wide variety of people, follow assignments closely, and work independently with minimal supervision. Ability to keep organized and accurate records and work efficiently without direct supervision. A high degree of initiative and motivation, as well as innovative and creative problem-solving skills when working independently. Excellent communication skills; comfortable with diverse audiences, including Board members, town officials, environmental regulators, and volunteers. Knowledge of current trends and practices in conservation, ecological land management, and natural resource preservation. Ability to operate 4-wheel drive, manual transmission vehicles, farm machinery, and chainsaws, as well as experience in general maintenance of equipment. Ability to use Microsoft Office Suite and other computer programs as needed. Valid Driver's License. Ability to work flexible hours, including weekends when needed. Willing and able to work outdoors in variable weather conditions on uneven terrain and under physically demanding circumstances with or without accommodation. Ability to perform hard physical work for extended and irregular periods, under adverse conditions and in all extremes of weather, with or without accommodation, required. Must be able to lift up to 60 pounds with or without accommodation. Ability to travel when required for research and training. Degree in life science, forestry, environmental studies, or related field preferred. Commitment to Audubon mission. 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. COVID Policy Beginning September 15, 2021: Audubon requires all staff either to provide proof of being fully vaccinated or, if they cannot provide such proof for any reason, to wear a mask while working indoors, including in all Audubon facilities and offsite, and while working outdoors in situations where they cannot maintain social distancing. In addition, at this time and until CDC recommendations change, all staff in counties the CDC identifies as having “substantial” and “high” COVID transmission rates must wear masks indoors (unless alone in a closed office) and outdoors in situations where they cannot maintain social distancing regardless of vaccination status. This policy covers national and state offices, centers, and sanctuaries, as well as Audubon employees working offsite. Should you be selected for this position, you will be asked to acknowledge you have read the above policy and provide your vaccination status.
  3. ALL APPLICANTS PLEASE APPLY AT THIS LINK Position Summary The Greenwich Audubon Center has been connecting people with nature since 1942. Creating life-changing experiences that enable community members and their families to appreciate, understand and protect the natural world is at the very core of our mission. The Greenwich Audubon Center is a nature center and wildlife sanctuary owned and operated by the National Audubon Society. The nature center is located in the southwest corner of Connecticut, in the town of Greenwich. The Greenwich Audubon Center has over 15 miles of scenic hiking trails, and includes 650 acres of mixed forest, meadows, wetlands, ponds, and streams. The mission of the National Audubon Society is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of the Earth's biological diversity and humanity. The Greenwich Audubon Center strives to meet this mission through education, conservation and environmental research to encourage the responsible usage and stewardship of natural lands. The Greenwich Audubon Center offers educational programs for all ages, a seasonal newsletter, nature programs, annual Hawk Watch, live animal exhibits, a children's learning center, a nature store, and a bird viewing area. Public access to the Greenwich Audubon buildings, facilities and programs have been altered, reduced or prohibited due to the ongoing public health crisis.Under the supervision of the Center Director, the Hawk Watch Intern will play an integral part in the Quaker Ridge Hawk Watch program located on the grounds of the Greenwich Audubon Center in Greenwich, CT. Quaker Ridge is one of the premier hawk watch sites in the Northeast, with an average of over 14,000 hawks recorded each season and 50 years of data on hawk migration. Cost-free, on-site, and furnished apartment is available. The value of rent will be imputed for employee tax purposes. Residence contains private bedrooms and a shared kitchen, bath, and living room. Applications are encouraged from candidates without formal experience in conservation. Essential Functions The Hawk Watch Intern will work alongside Greenwich Audubon naturalists and Volunteer Hawk Watchers involved in raptor conservation to: Identify and count the 15+ species of hawks, eagles, falcons and vultures that migrate along the Atlantic Flyway in flight. Record and manage field data on migrating raptors, including the use of online data collection tools. Conduct outreach to visitors and volunteer hawk watchers to involve the community in raptor conservation efforts. Coordinate volunteer schedule and work with volunteers to conduct daily counts. Assist with public programs on raptor identification. Prepare and deliver a public program on the results of the season at the season's end. Train to accurately identify and count migrating raptors as they travel along the Atlantic flyway at the Quaker Ridge site. Record hourly weather conditions, species, and numbers of migrating raptors using Dunkadoo data entry software. At the end of each count day, enter count data to the HMANA website. Assist visitors and volunteers with bird identification and general birding questions during the hawk migration period. At the conclusion of the count season, present a public program of the season's hawk numbers. Assist Center Director to coordinate hawk watch volunteer schedule for weekend count days. Other duties associated with the Hawk Watch and hawk watching, as needed. The seasonal Hawk Watch Intern is expected to conduct hawk watching duties five days a week, 9 am to 5 pm from August 25th to November 30th (start date flexible). They will also be responsible for coordinating volunteers to staff the hawk watch on weekend days. Some work schedule flexibility is required due to weather condition-related changes in anticipated migration activity. Qualifications and Experience Previous experience in identifying Northeastern raptors in flight at a distance is preferred, although the intern will receive training on the mechanics of counting hawks from our hawk watch site, site layout and distant hawk identification from staff. Interest in bird monitoring and outdoor research work. Familiarity with computer data spreadsheet analysis. Self-motivated individual who can work well independently in the field. Ability to work primarily outside in various weather situations. Ability to work some early mornings, late evenings, and some weekend days. Good organizational skills. Ability to communicate to a variety of audiences: visitors, volunteers, staff, the general public, and others. Previous seasonal work at a Hawk Migration Monitoring Site preferred, though not required. 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.
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