The National Audubon Society is hiring a
The National Audubon Society is a nonprofit conservation organization that protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow. We work throughout the Americas using science, advocacy, education, and on-the-ground conservation. Audubon’s state, regional, national, and international programs, nature centers, and chapters have an unparalleled wingspan that reaches millions of people each year to inform, inspire, and unite diverse communities in conservation action. As a sentinel species, we recognize that the fate of birds is inextricably tied to the fate of us all.
Audubon has more than 700 staff working across the United States and seven countries in 17 state and regional offices, 41 nature centers, and 23 wildlife sanctuaries. Together as one Audubon, we aspire to alter the course of climate change and habitat loss, leading to healthier bird populations and reversing current trends in biodiversity loss.
Audubon is committed to a culture of workplace excellence, where our talented and diverse staff are deeply engaged, with a strong sense of belonging. The birds Audubon pledges to protect differ in color, size, behavior, geographical preference, and countless other ways. By honoring and celebrating the equally remarkable diversity of the human species, Audubon will bring new creativity, effectiveness, and leadership to our work throughout the hemisphere.
The mission of Randall Davey Audubon Center (RDAC) 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.
Reporting to the Executive Director of Audubon Southwest, the Center Director at RDAC will have four core functions: manage all RDAC operations; work closely with State Conservation staff in efforts to support region wide conservation efforts through center programming; play a significant and proactive role in fundraising for RDAC facilities and operations as well as other statewide initiatives; and serve on the Audubon Southwest senior management team convened by the Executive Director. The Center’s programs, developed in conjunction with relevant stakeholders, include elements of all Audubon’s core approaches to conservation – education, science, public policy, and direct habitat management. The Center Director will play an important role in carrying out the mission of Audubon Southwest and the National Audubon Society (NAS).
Leadership and Staff Management
Budget and Fundraising
Program Development and Implementation
_Marketing and Community Engagement
Land and Facilities Management
Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Education, Non-profit Management, Environmental Studies, or related field (Master’s degree preferred).An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.
10+ years' relevant experience in non-profit management and/or conservation experience and at least 2 years managing staff required.
Successful track record of hiring, managing, and mentoring staff.
Thorough knowledge of best practices and current trends in nonprofit capacity building, volunteer management, and grassroots network development and leadership required.
Strong business acumen, with the ability to think strategically and creatively, juggle multiple tasks, meet deadlines, work in a dynamic environment and effectively manage change.
Exceptional interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills, including public speaking and presentations, and the ability to build consenus among a wide array of individuals.
Strong project management skills, including but not limited to setting and implementing effective goals and objectives, problem-solving, time management, contract, and grant management, creating and maintaining collaborations with other organizations, developing public awareness activities, preparing reports, etc.
Ability to prepare and deliver presentations to diverse audiences and age groups.
Experience preparing proposals, reports, program summaries, newsletter articles, and other documents.
Demonstrated fundraising success in the areas of individual giving, corporate giving, foundation and other support will be highly weighted.
Demonstrated ability to partner with key stakeholders, such as Board of Directors, management and other NAS staff.
Experience working with multigenerational audiences and diverse cultural communities and a commitment to increasing equity, diversity and inclusion as a core component of our work.
Self-motivated and willing to work in a flexible environment, with a willingness to work evenings and weekends as needed.
Must have valid driver's license.
Tech-savvy, including proficiency with Microsoft Office applications as well as donor enterprise systems. Experience with Salesforce. a strong plus.
Familiarity with the communities, flora and fauna and environmental partners of Dallas and neighboring counties is strongly preferred.
A passion for conservation, the mission of the National Audubon Society and the natural resources of Texas is strongly preferred.
A can-do attitude and a tolerant, friendly personality with a great sense of humor are essential.
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.
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