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.
Reporting to the Facilities and Grounds Manager, the Coordinator, Grounds and Maintenance will support the daily operations at John James Audubon Center. This includes land and habitat management and improvements, maintenance of structures and equipment, ensuring accessible and safe grounds experiences for the visiting public, and the engagement and monitoring of volunteers.
$20-$22 / hour
• Maintain grounds, buildings, equipment, boats, and vehicles.
• Maintain property signage along interior boundaries.
• Create clean, safe and pleasant environment for visitors, event guests to explore the site through proper and proactive maintenance of the grounds, vehicles and equipment.
• Operate and supervise operation of equipment required to maintain grass, meadows, forests and trails. In addition, plow snow, treat surfaces for ice, trim trees and perform routine maintenance of equipment and/or arrange for necessary professional services.
• Maintain grounds and native habitats for the benefit of birds and people; recommend practices and projects to create optimal habitats.
• Co-create and coordinate with the manager and Center Director a work order system to prioritize needs and plan for appropriate financial and human resources; maintain inventory and maintenance records for equipment and vehicles; be available to respond to emergency issues.
• Prepare for storms to protect property assets and conduct cleanup/repairs following storm impact.
• Assist with outreach events, stakeholder meetings and tours of the sanctuary.
• Maintain a working knowledge of Audubon’s conservation priorities and help plan conservation demonstration projects at the Center.
• Participate in Audubon and Audubon Mid-Atlantic all-staff calls and staff working groups,
• Proactively suggest solutions to operating challenges.
• Other duties, including manual labor tasks, as required.
• Work schedule will include some weekends or evenings.
Other job-related duties as assigned.
• 3+ years of experience in land management.
• High school diploma, vocational school certificate or equivalent a plus. Experience will be considered in lieu of education.
• Basic knowledge of habitat management and bird and plant identification.
• Ability to maintain, operate and maintain hand and gasoline-operated tools.
• Experience with basic trades including plumbing, carpentry and electrical.
• Ability to effectively coordinate with other staff and interact positively with visitors to the Center and others in the community.
• Ability to work as part of a team as well as alone.
• Ability to work outdoors in varying weather conditions, working conditions and terrains without accommodation.
• Ability to safely traverse wet or unstable environments with or without accommodation.
• Willingness to work weekends and evenings as needed.
• Familiarity with Microsoft Excel, Outlook and Word.
• Ability to transport up to 50 pounds with or without accommodation.
• Ability to maintain a positive attitude and professional work ethic; be punctual and reliable.
• Must possess a valid driver's license and have access to personal transportation.
This position is a union role represented by the Communications Workers of America (CWA).
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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