Vice President and Executive Director

Overview:

For more than a century, Audubon has championed the protection of birds and their habitat. Audubon’s mission is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats, for the benefit of humanity and the Earth’s biological diversity. With nearly 700 staff, 22 state programs, 463 local chapters, 41 centers and sanctuaries, and close to half a million members throughout the United States, Audubon achieves its mission by engaging people in bird conservation on a hemispheric scale through science, policy, education, and on-the-ground conservation action.

In the spring of 2016, Audubon adopted a new strategic plan to renew the organization’s focus on the biggest and most important opportunities for addressing critical threats to birds and their habitat throughout the Western Hemisphere. This plan reaffirms Audubon’s commitment to organizing our conservation work by migratory flyways: each year, more than 10 billion birds use four major flyways to travel up and down the continent and to points beyond. Underneath these flyways are migratory rest stops and the homes for non-migratory birds that are critical to birds’ survival. By mobilizing and aligning Audubon’s unparalleled network of chapters, centers, state programs, and Important Bird Area (IBA) programs to focus on the four major migratory flyways in the Americas (Atlantic, Mississippi, Central, and Pacific), 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.

As part of BirdLife International, Audubon will join people in more than 100 countries working to protect a network of IBAs around the world, leveraging the impact of actions they take at a local level. Our 2016 strategic plan builds on the strong foundation established by our 2011 plan. It creates a roadmap for the next five years, guided by two ideas: by focusing on the needs of bird species, the scale and ambition of our conservation work can match the complexity of 21st century demands; and to do so, Audubon needs to become the most effective conservation network in America. We are setting our sights on large-scale conservation goals and taking the needed steps to ensure that Audubon has the authority and capacity to achieve them. We will focus on five cross-cutting conservation strategies including climate, coasts, working lands, water, and bird friendly communities. We will build durable public will for conservation by broadening and deepening our support base, with a clear-eyed focus on diversity. We will invest in the skills and capacity of our unparalleled distributed network. We will continue to refine our priorities and evolve our organizational structure in order to meet our ambitious goals.

Audubon is a federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

Position Summary:

Audubon seeks a dynamic Executive Director to build on Audubon New Mexico’s rich history and expand its contributions to conservation in New Mexico and the Central Flyway, leading the organization to its next level of programmatic and financial success.  This is a high-profile, pivotal opportunity for a conservation professional to be an environmental entrepreneur in representing one of Audubon’s oldest state programs.

 

The Executive Director will be the chief executive officer for Audubon New Mexico and will exercise broad leadership and management responsibility in developing statewide conservation policy, initiatives, and public programming. Additionally, the Executive Director will oversee the Randall Davey Audubon Center & Sanctuary, a community nature center in Santa Fe that welcomes thousands of schoolchildren and visitors annually, and will supervise the staff responsible for planning, operating, and managing the day-to-day operations, as well as the implementation of the long-term natural, cultural, and historic reserves, habitat, and public outreach goals at the center.

 

With an annual budget just under $1 million and a staff of ten, Audubon New Mexico works with a network of four affiliated local Audubon Chapters, the New Mexico Audubon Council, and over 6,500 grassroots members, plus various conservation organizations, government agencies, and other public and private entities to protect birds and their habitats.  The successful candidate will have the passion and leadership skills necessary to articulate, develop, and implement Audubon’s conservation goals and strategies in the state, while working closely with the Audubon New Mexico Board of Directors and staff, and the Vice President of the Central Flyway to continue to develop the state program in tandem with strategic regional and national priorities.  The Executive Director will hold the title of Vice President within the national organization and will report directly to the Vice President of the Central Flyway.

Essential Functions:

The Vice President/Executive Director – Audubon New Mexico will perform the following and other duties as assigned:

Strategy Development and Organizational Leadership

  • Aligned with Audubon’s overall conservation goals and strategies, develop strategic goals and initiatives that result in the organization’s increased statewide capacity to achieve the conservation of priority birds and their habitats.
  • Provide leadership, management, and mentoring to staff, including a team of dedicated program directors in the priority areas for New Mexico (freshwater conservation, bird conservation, and education) to reach the goals in Audubon New Mexico’s strategic plan, the Central Flyway and the National Strategic Plan.
  • Focus resources on the most critical, high-leverage priority projects, including policy development and public engagement around New Mexico’s rivers as part of the Western Rivers Initiative (and the New Mexico Freshwater Conservation Initiative), grasslands and Important Bird Areas conservation, and other state initiatives.
  • Manage the day-to-day operations of the state office, including setting financial and programmatic goals, analyzing results, and taking corrective actions, in close collaboration with New Mexico’s staff; ensure that all Audubon financial standards, operating policies, programmatic commitments, and legal requirements are met.
  • Direct and provide oversight to the staff at the Randall Davey Audubon Center & Sanctuary who are responsible for the day-to-day management and operations, programs, and facility-related activities, to include maintenance, new construction, and resource management; ensure the financial and administrative sustainability as well as the implementation of short and long-term goals, and the achievement of conservation results at the center.
  • Manage a small capital campaign underway at the Randall Davey Audubon Center & Sanctuary; oversee construction and ensure its successful completion.

Fundraising and External Relations

  • Represent Audubon New Mexico throughout the state and raise its profile and visibility to funders, partners, policymakers, and the public.
  • Lead Audubon New Mexico’s fundraising to cultivate and solicit major donors and foundations for Audubon New Mexico and to significantly increase contributions.
  • Work closely with the Audubon New Mexico Board of Directors to support the efforts of Audubon New Mexico in continuing the development of a strong statewide organization through fundraising, program development, and conservation advocacy.
  • Inspire and provide guidance to the Chapters and Council in New Mexico to help them realize their potential for on-the-ground conservation and education.  Work to strengthen the statewide presence of Audubon and support these organizations in their local efforts.
  • Further engage New Mexico’s diverse population in Audubon programs through strategic outreach efforts.
  • Work with government departments and non-governmental organizations to promote and prioritize bird science and habitat conservation.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in nonprofit management, business, conservation or related field required; advanced degree strongly preferred.
  • 7-10 years’ progressive professional experience, to include 3-5 years at a senior management level with comparable staff and budget responsibilities.
  • Strong leadership skills, with an entrepreneurial spirit and strong business and management skills; demonstrated ability to inspire and motivate staff, volunteers, donors, and potential partners a must.
  • Demonstrated success in fundraising, in particular extensive experience with major donors, foundations, corporations, and government funders.
  • Seasoned organizational leader with an array of experience in public policy development and advocacy, campaigns, lobbying, and/or involvement in the state legislature and in working with members of Congress.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, judgment, and a demonstrated ability to collaborate and build coalitions with a wide range of individuals and organizations at the local, regional, and national levels.
  • 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.
  • Excellent and persuasive communication skills, both written and verbal, including substantial public speaking experience, and the ability to effectively represent Audubon New Mexico to its members, state and federal elected officials, donors, and chapter leaders, as well as in traditional and social media.  Candidates bilingual in English and Spanish strongly desired.
  • Knowledge and appreciation of, as well as connection to New Mexico and its environment, conservation and political history, and the role of science in developing conservation strategies.
  • Willingness and ability to travel routinely throughout the state and nationally, as required.
  • A strong commitment to the mission, values, and programs of Audubon New Mexico and the National Audubon Society.
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Director of Shelter Operations

Position Summary:

Reporting to and in partnership with the Executive Director (ED), the Director of Shelter Operations (DSO) will spearhead animal care, customer care and medical care efforts for PARL.

The DSO provides leadership, oversight and long-range planning to ensure that all areas of the shelter operate at the highest possible standard.

The DSO assumes responsibility for overall day-to-day management of the shelter’s animal care, customer care, veterinary service delivery, shelter systems and policies/procedures, and the shelter facility.

The great candidate will be able to lead and inspire staff, ensure excellent customer service, make sure all animals receive the best care possible, and work effectively and collaboratively in a positive workplace.

Responsibilities:

• Hire, train, evaluate, supervise, manage, schedule, and direct the activities of all staff assigned to the shelter, and when required assist staff with tasks.

• Work with Executive Director to ensure that there are appropriate systems and resources in place to facilitate the day-to-day shelter operations and programs

• Oversee keeping of shelter records and compliance with governmental requirements

• Enforce and update policies and protocols that protect the health and wellbeing of animals and people in our care

• Responsible for the flow of animals through the system, ensuring evaluations are completed timely, notes are thorough, care is at the highest standard possible, and length of stay is as short as is practicable

• Keep abreast of shelter operations, animal care, behavior and welfare issues, and is prepared to act as a spokesperson for PARL as needed

• Provide oversight and management of euthanasia when necessary, ensuring compliance with PARL policies and applicable law.

This summary is not intended to be all-inclusive; the DSO will perform other reasonably related business duties as directed by the Executive Director. General duties will include activities that ensure a positive public image, enhance the operation of the organization, improve quality of life and outcomes for animals, and improve PARL’s services and staff effectiveness.

Qualifications: • 5+ years’ relevant experience (bachelor’s degree in related field desired but not required) • 3 years’ managerial experience in an animal shelter

• Excellent leadership, problem solving, and communication skills • Advanced knowledge of the principles and practices of animal welfare and animal protections issues and a commitment to the objectives of the organization

• Knowledge of animal health and wellbeing, including ability to identify signs of illness and injury, knowledge of common diseases, animal first aid and CPR, and skill in performing euthanasia.

• Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written form

• Experience managing staff and working with governmental agencies, community groups, volunteers, and animal welfare organizations

• Strong focus on customer service

• Ability to plan and implement projects and work independently; strong time management skills

• Ability to travel locally for events and meetings

• Enthusiasm for PARL’s mission

• Ability to maintain a positive attitude and sense of humor in a sometimes emotionally taxing field

Benefits: Medical and dental coverage, paid time off, and veterinary/supply discounts

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Dispatch Supervisor

The Humane Rescue Alliance seeks an experienced, dedicated individual to oversee the Field Services Dispatch team as supervisor. Assist VP, Field Services in ongoing development and success of Animal Control Field Services Department Dispatch. Perform as role model and leader to Field Services team.

 

HRA is an EOE

 

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Wild Indigo Fellow

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 through science, policy, education and on-the-ground conservation action.

Audubon Great Lakes is dedicated to engaging a broad diversity of communities to create meaningful conservation solutions that work for birds, nature, and people. The Wild Indigo Fellow play a critical role in this work by engaging community organizations and individuals within the Lake County (Waukegan, North Chicago, and Zion) to  to introduce them to the area’s natural spaces. Wild Indigo is a partnership among Audubon Great Lakes, the Cook County Forest Preserves, Eden Place Nature Center, and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.

Position Summary:

The Wild Indigo Fellow will work with Audubon partners to build relationships with organizations and community members. S/he will design and deliver culturally relevant programs and restoration activities that introduce community members to local nature preserves, engages them in learning about natural assets and their care, and builds a path to stewardship for those individuals interested in actively caring for local preserves.

This job requires an organized, responsible person who is a good communicator than can work effectively as part of a team. The successful applicant must have an enthusiasm for the outdoors and a willingness to learn and share actively with community members and the team of partners. The position requires travel to community organizations and local natural areas throughout the Chicago metropolitan area, with a focus on the northern lakeshore cities of Lake County.

 
This is a part-time, grant‐funded position.

Essential Functions:

  • Recruit community members and organizations in priority geographic and cultural communities to engage them in Wild Indigo programing.
  • Build trusting and productive relationships with team members, partner organizations, and community leaders through participation in community events, site visits, field trips, and other activities as defined with the Wild Indigo team.
  • Contribute to messaging materials for priority projects and communities. This includes assisting with content for social media, brochures, handouts, and presentations.
  • Develop programming that creates strong links between nature, cultural practices, and community needs and priorities.
  • In collaboration with the Wild Indigo team, design and deliver programs, field trips, and work days for that build awareness and stewardship of natural areas in Lake County.
  • Maintain organization and participant contact and demographic information in collaboration with Operations Manager.
  • Deliver community presentations that engage individuals and organizations in Wild Indigo activities and goals and connect them to local natural resources and preserves.
  • Maintain administrative documentation, communicate schedules, use appropriate administrative and program tools, and build program and meeting agendas as needed.
  • Administer and compile program feedback forms and evaluations.
  • Assist with grant writing and reporting and data tracking as requested.
  • Connect interested program participants with restoration activities and groups.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • High school diploma required, higher education preferred.
  • Minimum of one year of relevant job experience in outreach, communication, education or conservation.
  • A basic familiarity with birds and native plants of the region.
  • An enthusiasm for outdoor activities.
  • Excellent communication skills, a professional demeanor, and experience working with diverse cultural communities.
  • Must be well‐organized and responsible with the ability to work remotely and independently, as well as part of a team.
  • Familiarity with community organizations in Waukegan, North Chicago, and or Zion.
  • Travel around Lake County, and within the Chicago metropolitan region and occasional travel outside of the Chicago area is required.
  • A current driver’s license and ability to reliably provide own transportation required.
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Development Associate

Woodstock Farm Sanctuary rescues farmed animals and gives them care and sanctuary, connects animals with people to advance veganism, and advocates for animal rights in alliance with other social justice movements. We welcome visitors to come and meet animals who are most commonly exploited, abused, and killed in animal agriculture. Our animal residents are given lifelong sanctuary and are treated with respect as individuals. By giving farmed animals the chance to live their lives with dignity and by sharing their stories, we advocate for veganism and aim to reduce suffering for all.

Job Overview

The Development Associate will report to the Development Manager and work closely with the Communications Manager, Program Manager, and other administrative staff. This position supports all aspects of fundraising with a focus on donor engagement and stewardship, database and other systems, writing, and research. The Development Associate will assist with annual fund, major gifts, grants, planned giving, workplace giving, and events as well as helping with social media and communications as needed.

Key Responsibilities Include:

Donor Stewardship: work with Development Manager to put together stewardship plan for donors (customized mailings, Thank You calls, etc); help with customized mailings through direct mail or internal resources; renew and increase monthly giving and work on marketing plan. Develop stewardship plans for different campaigns and types of donors and follow through.

 Fundraising Marketing: Manage website pages for sponsored animals; photographing animals and events as needed. Maintain proficiency in Classy (donor giving software used) and help manage giving and fundraising event pages, including clean up and standardization. Copy writing for fundraising: learning about copy writing for appeals and marketing and helping as needed; helping edit all documents; help with all annual fund projects. Basic design for simple fundraising campaigns. Assist the Development Manager in soliciting corporate sponsors.

 Donor Acknowledgement: be the lead on systems and sending of donor acknowledgments; including recruiting and training volunteers to help during busy times; making sure all gifts are acknowledged correctly and in a timely manner even those the Associate is not directly responsible for sending.

Database Management: be trained as one of our trainers and working with Administrative Manager to train entry staff on best practices and data consistency; learn database reporting; do data entry as needed for constituents (visit notes; etc.); manage grants database with Development Manager; responsible for data quality on donor records; work with admin staff to maintain processes.

Events: assist in all donor events (mostly house parties); attending events in NYC and Philadelphia as required. Attending events onsite as required.

Administrative and Management: Assist Development Manager with paperwork and financial reconciliations. Potential to supervise Development interns and volunteers. Manage consultants and venders on an as-needed basis. Answer calls and inquiries from the public.

This position requires standing and sitting for hours at a time, interacting with farmed animals, and moving around the large Sanctuary property for tours, events, and donor visits.

Qualifications

  • 4-year degree in related field or applicable experience
  • At least two years of direct experience in administrative support, customer service, and/or non-profit work
  • Basic design and photo editing skills
  • Experience in project management and event management preferred
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to multitask
  • Emotive writing experience preferred
  • Proficiency in or ability to learn database management and reporting

 

To apply: Please send resume and cover letter to Chrissy Pawlak at info@woodstocksanctuary.org

Woodstock Farm Sanctuary is an equal opportunity employer, committed to values of diversity and inclusion.

HOW TO APPLY

info@woodstocksanctuary.org

http://woodstocksanctuary.org/jobs/ft-development-associate/

Please send resume and cover letter to Chrissy Pawlak at info@woodstocksanctuary.org

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Coastal Bird Technician

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 nearly 500 local chapters, 22 state offices, 41 Audubon Centers, Important Bird Area Programs in 50 states, and 700 staff across the country. Audubon is a federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

Audubon Mississippi Coastal Bird Stewardship Program (AMCBSP)

 

The AMCBSP is a comprehensive conservation and research program based in southern Mississippi that promotes the safeguarding of coastal birds and their habitats through volunteer engagement, citizen science and outreach, and strategic partnerships with federal, state, and local agencies, local academic institutions and community organizations. This work is being supported by a grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation through the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality.

Home to the last undammed major river in the lower 48 states – the Pascagoula River, south Mississippi also has many miles of white sand beaches, coastal wetlands, bottomland hardwood forest, pine savanna and the many species that come along with those threatened habitats. Only two hours from New Orleans, South Mississippi is a vibrant region, home to a variety of restaurants, shopping opportunities, and entertainment venues, making it an enjoyable place to both live and work.

Position Summary:

Reporting to the AMCBSP Biologist, the Coastal Bird Technician will be expected to conduct coastal bird surveys and provide technical instruction and assistance to volunteer citizens. S/he will work with volunteer and seasonal stewards to help protect nesting sites against the threats of human disturbance. The Coastal Bird Technician will also work with the AMCBSP staff in volunteer management, outreach and education, and research efforts.

Essential Functions:

  • Conduct coastal bird surveys in coastal Mississippi
  • Assist in the on-going monitoring of colonial nesters during the breeding season
  • Interact with volunteer citizen scientists and provide technical assistance in bird identification and with monitoring protocols
  • Participate in other research and non-research activities as assigned
  • Ensure timely and accurate data collection and reporting, and ensure that all monitoring efforts follow approved protocols and best management practices as established by Audubon
  • Provide assistance to the AMCBSP Volunteer Manager in building volunteer citizen science teams and organizing and implementing volunteer events
  • Maintain productive working relationships with all partnering organizations, agencies, groups and individuals participating in the program
  • Maintain proper care and inventory of all project equipment and vehicles

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Ornithology, Wildlife Biology, Ecology, Natural Resources, or a related field.
  • 2+ years’ experience and demonstrated success in avian monitoring including bird identification by sight and sound.
  • Knowledge of birds and their habitats, with specific experience monitoring coastal shorebirds, wading birds, gulls and terns.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills and the ability to synthesize and communicate technical and complex information to both technical and non-technical audiences; scientific writing skills required.
  • Strong organizational and relationship building skills; excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to lead and work as part of a team.
  • Reliable, self-motivated and able to work comfortably in a dynamic, non-structured environment.
  • Willingness and flexibility to work nonstandard hours (early mornings, evenings, etc) and weekends as the job demands.
  • Ability to perform tasks requiring physical exertion, outdoors, in all weather conditions and on difficult terrain while maintaining a positive attitude, with or without accommodation.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs such as Excel, Word and PowerPoint, and knowledge of eBird; additional programs (e.g., Microsoft Access) a plus.
  • Must have valid Driver’s License, access to personal vehicle, and ability to responsibly drive company vehicles.
  • Knowledge of Gulf Coast conservation issues.
  • Passion for the National Audubon Society’s mission.
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Vice President and Executive Director

Overview:

In the spring of 2016, Audubon adopted a new strategic plan to renew the organization’s focus on the biggest and most important opportunities for addressing critical threats to birds and their habitat throughout the Western Hemisphere. This plan reaffirms Audubon’s commitment to organizing our conservation work along four migratory flyways – the Atlantic, Mississippi, Central and Pacific. By protecting the web of life that represents the Americas’ richest veins of biodiversity, Audubon is safeguarding our great natural heritage for future generations, preserving our shared quality of life, and fostering a healthier environment.

 

To do so, Audubon connects its powerful network—463 Chapters, 41 nature centers and sanctuaries, 22 state offices, more than 650 state and national staff members, 1 million members and volunteers, and U.S. and international partners—along each of the flyways, to weave a seamless web of conservation across the hemisphere.

 

Our 2016 strategic plan builds on the strong foundation established by the previous plan. It creates a roadmap for the next five years, guided by two ideas: by focusing on the needs of bird species, the scale and ambition of our conservation work can match the complexity of 21st century demands; and to do so, Audubon will become the most effective conservation network in America. We are setting our sights on large-scale conservation wins focusing on five cross-cutting conservation strategies–climate, coasts, working lands, water, and bird friendly communities. We are building durable public will for conservation by broadening and deepening our support base, with a clear-eyed focus on increasing diversity and promoting inclusion.

Audubon’s presence in California dates back to the earliest days of the conservation movement.  Officially established in 1996 as a state program of the National Audubon Society, Audubon California is integral to the 2016 strategic plan’s success. Through conservation, advocacy, community involvement, and with the partnership of the 49 California chapters, Audubon California has had a major impact on conservation efforts and is regarded as a leader in conservation throughout the Golden State. Audubon California’s network is one of the organization’s most important and unique strengths with 350,000 members and supporters statewide. The program has an annual budget of $8.0 million, a staff of 51 across the state, and over 17,000 acres under land management.

 

In 2014, Audubon California approved a five-year business plan with measurable outcomes for five strategies to protect birds in California. One of those goals is to increase the number of voices raised to ensure a future for California birds to thrive – particularly our 35 focal species. We have a bold vision to mobilize 500,000 Californians in order to win the most important policy victories for birds and secure bird-friendly management of 500,000 acres of the most important habitats. Audubon’s recent policy wins made possible by member advocacy include a new ruling from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration which proactively protects several types of forage fish in 280,000 square miles of ocean, providing critical foraging habitat for albatrosses, shearwaters, and other seabirds, and successfully passing legislation requiring the use of non-lead ammunition for hunting in California by 2019. In 2016, Audubon California was an important partner in a coalition that secured $500 million to support climate adaptation projects in the San Francisco Bay. Audubon California works in the Central Valley by providing technical assistance to private landowners and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Refuge system to provide critical habitat for birds. The organization’s work on water issues across the State is growing and it is now leading the effort to restore the Salton Sea as part of a larger Colorado River restoration effort.

 

By bringing people together to appreciate, enjoy, and protect birds and nature, Audubon California and our supporters are building a better future for the state.

Position Summary:

Audubon seeks a dynamic leader to serve as the Executive Director and Vice President of Audubon California (ACA), leading the organization to its next level of conservation and fiscal success. The leader will build on the rich history of conservation and expand ACA’s contributions to conservation across California and throughout the Pacific Flyway.

 

The Executive Director will exercise broad leadership and management responsibility in developing statewide conservation strategies, initiatives, and public programming. This will include working closely with the Audubon California Board of Directors and staff, and Audubon’s key national conservation leaders to continue to develop the state program in tandem with strategic regional and national priorities, including Audubon California’s evolving role with the Pacific Flyway.

 

The Executive Director and Vice President will report directly to the Pacific Flyway Vice President.

Essential Functions:

Strategy Development and Organizational Leadership

  • Develop strategic goals and initiatives aligned with Audubon’s overall conservation goals and strategies that result in the organization’s increased statewide capacity to achieve the conservation of priority birds and their habitats. Priorities include coastal habitat conservation in areas such as San Francisco Bay and Humboldt Bay and other points along the coasts; water conservation programs in places like the Salton Sea and the Central Valley; Important Bird Areas (IBAs) protection throughout the state; and engaging in community science, conservation, and engagement. In conjunction with senior management, explore opportunities and the feasibility of expanding ACA’s leadership along the Pacific Coast and in the Pacific Flyway.
  • Provide leadership, management, and mentoring to staff while preserving open communication and recognizing the value of the management team.
  • Manage the day-to-day operations of the state office, including setting financial and programmatic goals, analyzing results, and taking corrective actions, in close collaboration with California’s staff; ensure that all Audubon financial standards, operating policies, programmatic commitments, and legal requirements are met.
  • Focus resources on the most critical, high-leverage projects and strategies, including policy development and public engagement, focused on California’s population centers, particularly in Southern California.
  • Leverage the impact of Audubon California’s Centers and Sanctuaries to achieve state and Flyway goals.

 

Fundraising and External Relations

  • Represent Audubon California throughout the state and raise its profile and visibility to funders, partners, policymakers, and the public.
  • Along with appropriate development staff, lead Audubon California’s fundraising to cultivate and solicit major donors, foundations, corporations and government agencies for Audubon California to significantly increase contributions. Play an active role in helping to promote fundraising for regional priority projects across the Pacific Flyway working with other state directors, the program managers and other supporting staff.
  • Work closely with the Audubon California Board of Directors to support the efforts of ACA to further the development of a strong statewide organization through fundraising, program development, and conservation advocacy.
  • Collaborate with other Audubon state programs and national Development staff on donor strategies under the One Audubon approach to members and donors.
  • Work closely with, support and provide guidance to the Chapters in California to expand Audubon’s capacity to for on-the-ground conservation and education at scale. Work to strengthen the statewide presence of Audubon, and support these organizations in their local efforts.
  • Prioritize engagement and activation of California’s diverse population communities in the Audubon movement, including chapter leadership, state board participation, staffing, volunteers, program participation, and partnerships across the state.
  • Work with government departments and non-governmental organizations to promote and prioritize bird science and habitat conservation.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in nonprofit management, business, conservation or related field required; advanced degree strongly preferred.
  • 7-10 years’ progressive professional experience, to include 3-5 years at a senior management level with comparable staff and budget responsibilities.
  • Strong leadership skills, with an entrepreneurial spirit and strong business and management skills; demonstrated ability to inspire and motivate staff, volunteers, donors, and potential partners a must.
  • Demonstrated success in fundraising; in particular, extensive experience with major donors, foundations, corporations, and government funders.
  • Knowledge of California’s political and demographic reality with broad connections to partners and the philanthropic community.
  • Seasoned organizational leadership with an array of experience in public policy development and advocacy, campaigns, lobbying, and/or involvement in the state legislature and in working with members of Congress.
  • Demonstrated ability to succeed in a highly matrixed, complex organization—strong ability to influence and persuade others required.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, judgment, and a demonstrated ability to collaborate and build coalitions with a wide range of individuals and organizations at the local, regional, and national levels.
  • Tech-savvy approach, including proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, budgeting systems and donor databases. Salesforce experience a plus. Comfort with and interest in leveraging technology to maximize conservation impact and network engagement.
  • 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.
  • Excellent and persuasive communication skills, both written and verbal, including substantial public speaking experience, and the ability to effectively represent Audubon California to its members, state and federal elected officials, donors, and chapter leaders, as well as in traditional and social media.
  • Knowledge and appreciation of, as well as connection to California and its environment, conservation and political history, and the role of science in developing conservation strategies.
  • Demonstrated commitment to creating an equitable, diverse, and inclusive environment; ability to build and lead a diverse team of staff, board members and supporters.
  • Willingness and ability to travel routinely throughout the state and nationally, as required.
  • A strong commitment to the mission, values, and programs of Audubon California and the National Audubon Society.
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